Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:37 pm

^^congrats :g2k: please post a photo of it here when you get it!
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:09 pm

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My apologies if this was answered elsewhere, but was this particular sculpt originally a Gowrow kit?
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:57 am

I don't know, but i dont think so. GowRow has some really terrific kits... but they dont keep their webpage up to date... so maybe? X-Plus did however produce other Gowrow figures prior to the upcoming Battra. The sculptor for Gowrow is responsible for the Bandai Museum Yog trio, and a number of the X-Plus origin resin figures that were released from X-Plus USA as well as the Ray Harryhausen figures.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Mechagigan » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:32 pm

Bandai Creations, Toy Vault, NECA, and Bandai Creations;
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First up is my very first Godzilla figure; from before I could really even call myself a fan. Having seen the original film and loving the schlock factor, I received it as a birthday present soon after. Even then, I could see it wasn't exactly like the one on-screen, but it's a fine representation to the unknowing eye.
Detail wise, it's a really nice figure; even the hard vinyl feels very high quality. It's unfortunate the sculpt couldn't be as good; it looks like what a Heisei '54 would've resembled, what with those giant thighs and wide body. I equate it (and BC's 12" G'04) to the classic Imperial figure; far from accurate, but a nice general toy regardless.

Next up is Toy Vault's goofy, yet cuddly mini '54.
Fun story for this one; about two years ago, now, a friend of mine purchased the boxed up remains of a now defunct comic book shop; tons of stuff, and for a very reasonable price.
One of the many boxes was a goldmine of Godzilla merchandise, much of which will eventually appear here; Toy Vault's Hedorah, Bandai's '68 Anguirus, various Gashapon figures, even a couple Rocket Pro Gamera figures - and a ton more.
As I helped him go through the process of unpacking and reselling, I got the whole box for free; and this is one of the many items from it. He's not all that attractive, but he's a neat little plush; sometimes I dangle him from various places a little ornament. He's not a beautiful toy, but he's cute.

NECA's '54 is easily their best Godzilla figure so far, possibly after G'14. Thanks to the wonders of pre-orders, I was actually one of the first in the online community to get him - Here's my Reddit post of his arrival , and my review from when he came.
He's really a great toy; sturdy, and well done. One of my favorites in my collection for the simple quality of the figure. Next to GMK, think he'll be my favorite NECA Godzilla for quite a while.

Lastly comes Bandai Creations original G'54 - which, surprisingly, is the better of the two. He's not totally accurate either, but in my opinion, he's fine for what he is (an attempt to recreate Bandai's better original version). BC's first wave wasn't absolutely impressive, but this was (and is) one of their better offerings.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:39 am

Bumping this thread due to the new SHMA figure being recently released. If you have it or any photos of it, please post 'em :monsterx:

In the meantime, here's an online review:

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1954 Unboxing
GIANT CONDOR!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:03 am

Here's the new mini X-Plus G'54 next to the old X-Plus 30cm G'54

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ebirahsmeg1 wrote:My apologies if this was answered elsewhere, but was this particular sculpt originally a Gowrow kit?
Looks like it was from Ryu Oyama (the sculpter behind the Gigantic GMK) so it may have been released as a Kaibutsuya kit, but not a GowRow kit.


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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby tymon » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:31 pm

^Those are by far the best pics I have seen of the SHMA, especially that neautral pose you found.

And those X Plus mini resins actually came out? Damn.
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:41 pm

tymon wrote:And those X Plus mini resins actually came out? Damn.
eventually yes... except somewhere along the way they switched them from resin to soft vinyl

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:02 am

While I don't collect SHMA figures (the way they screwed up Mosu-Goji killed what little interest I had up to that point), I certainly will never turn one down when received as a gift 8-)

SH Monster Arts Godzilla 54
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Very nice figure, but it also makes me wonder "what if" if Mosu-Goji had been handled in a similar manner :cry:
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Rody » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:46 pm

My little collection (BC Pack of Destruction, 2016 HG, Hyper History set, NECA):

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I believe these are actually the most figures I have of a specific G suit*. One of these days I hope to add the Banpresto to this.

*Actually, I have one more figure of Godzilla 2014, but that's not a suit. ;)
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Creature22 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:46 pm

Excellent set up! If I could make a recommendation, the Movie Monster Series Godzilla 1954 is also an excellent figure!

I've actually had the Banpresto one since I was a kid, if it's the one I'm thinking of (the large one that came in brown or grey?). We had a Japanese comic book store near my house (yes) and my dad saw it through the window covered in bubble-wrap, bought it, and blatantly left it under our Christmas tree exactly how it was. It made for an odd but memorable gift.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Rody » Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:45 pm

NOTICE: the following post is strong evidence of the potential advantages to Facebook collector groups.

Just one month ago, I wrote:One of these days I hope to add the Banpresto to this.

...And speak of the devil:

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I did not expect an opportunity to obtain both variants so soon! They arrived a little smelly & sticky, but these figures are gorgeous.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby KlenSeven » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:23 am

^ The brown Banpresto G'54 was the stickiest piece of vinyl i have ever had.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Creature22 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:51 am

KlenSeven wrote:^ The brown Banpresto G'54 was the stickiest piece of vinyl i have ever had.


You know, it's funny, I have both of them, and while they're both in good shape, the fins of the brown one are sticky at the seams. Do you think it is the glue or something?

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby ILL GREEN » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:35 pm

How can I forget this thread when I got the gotdam Gigantic? Anyway, posed him next to cars, so you can intake the giganticness of this magnificent beast!

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Rody » Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:19 pm

More 54s!

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Two Banprestos, the NECA, the Monsterarts, two Hypers, and the 2016 High Grade. Shodaigoji is easily the dominant Godzilla in my collection now.

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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Maritonic » Fri Jan 20, 2017 11:46 am

KlenSeven wrote:Here's the new mini X-Plus G'54 next to the old X-Plus 30cm G'54

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ebirahsmeg1 wrote:My apologies if this was answered elsewhere, but was this particular sculpt originally a Gowrow kit?
Looks like it was from Ryu Oyama (the sculpter behind the Gigantic GMK) so it may have been released as a Kaibutsuya kit, but not a GowRow kit.



That mini is amazing!!! I need it!! How much did it set you back?
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Re: Monster Toy Spotlight #15 - Godzilla (1954)

Postby Rody » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:48 pm

Here's a new group shot, now including the BC Pack of Destruction figure (which I neglected last time) and my new Eiji Tsuburaya High Grade set figure:

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