while, Varan was never on my mind as a kaiju fan,
he was simply just another face in an ever-growing
army of kaiju. Then it happened, Varan was put in
Unleashed, and he just grew on me. He's
strictly an old school kaiju, design and power wise.
While his movie could be used to define the word
“mediocre”, Varan is a neat lil'
bugger. Sadly, however, he's never been popular
with figures. Not once was he ever given a decently
priced figure in a six or eight inch scale (besides
a YMS-F one that just looks horribly bad), and he's
only ever been included in one High Grade set. This
is for that Varan.
Released alongside Godzilla '62, Godzilla
2000, Orga, Showa Moguera, and Minilla as part of
the sixth High Grade set, Varan is one of three
reasons to get this set (the other two are Moguera
and Godzilla '62). Like all High Grade figures,
Varan is small. Barely over two inches in length
(he's on all fours after all). He needs to
be pieced together, like all others in this line,
and sports a mighty fine detail.
Okay, the detail isn't as great as future
sets, but its not bad either. Granted, his color
scheme is a bit weird. I can't tell if it's
All Monsters (1968) or not, but it may just
be me accustomed to the colors he had in the Wii
game. They did capture his face perfectly, however.
I do feel there should be more of a membrane between
the arms and legs though.
Once again another good High Grade figure. The
price of this set has, unfortunately, sky rocketed
like all these sets do overtime. I managed to get
the complete set (minus Orga) for only about $20
on E-bay. If you're a Varan fan like me, then
this may be your one and only chance to get a decently
priced Varan if you're lucky like I was. Even
if not, get the set for Moguera and Godzilla 1962.
Why? We'll, you'll have to wait for
their reviews in the future.