Name
 Ebirah
Version Source
 Godzilla: Final Wars
Company: Bandai
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2007 Height: 12 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

What a waist of a kaiju. Have one appearance since his main movie, and that was completely stock footage, and Ebirah then goes from being an undersea horror to a joke for the 2004 movie. Sad, very sad. Well, enough of that because I think it can mostly agreed on the Showa Ebirah is a million times better than the Godzilla: Final Wars version. Just like the original Ebirah, however, the 2004 version lacks on figures just as much. Each are vastly ignored in the figure department and only have a few collectables each. This review is for the smaller Ultimate Monsters series 2004 Ebirah.

 
Back View

Released in 2007, fans were able to get Ebirah as part of the Ultimate Monsters series. The figures came randomly in boxes, so you could have just as much a chance to get Ebirah or any of the others. The set includes Ebirah, Hedorah, Gigan, King Caesar, Godzilla, and another version of Godzilla with glow in the dark spines. All of them are from Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).

These figures can be best described as hyper figures, but the detailing is simply astonishing, even better than some of the six and eight inch figures. Ebirah, like all of these figures, needs assembled and there are tons of pieces. The tail, the body, the claws, the legs, the head, and the antenna all make for a fun time of putting together. Unfortunately, it isn't rare for some pieces, especially the antennas and legs, to fall off when grabbing it, but these aren't figures meant to be moved around a lot. Ebirah is purely meant for display.

   
Godzilla, Ebirah, and Hedorah

Ebirah looks like a perfect match of his movie counterpart. And the highlights on the claws just look down right awesome. The body is nicely decorated with the right amount of spikes and bumps, keeping this figure from looking overly smooth. The back and tail is especially nice in this department. The sculpt and colors of Ebirah can virtually be described as flawless.

Now, how does it scale in with the rest of the figures? Take a look at the picture. Ebirah is just the right size and fits right in with the likes of Godzilla and Hedorah. He's not too big or small, just right. He's about six inches long, not bad considering Hedorah is just a tad longer.

In the end, a highly recommended figure if you like these type. An entire set goes for about $60, but I got Ebirah for $6 on E-Bay. Not bad, not bad at all.

Rating: Star Rating