Toy: Godzilla 1991 PVC Diorama (Diamond Select)

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Godzilla 1991 PVC Diorama


English Toy Title

Godzilla Gallery: Godzilla 1991 PVC Diorama

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Vinyl Statue
Diamond Select
2019
25 centimeters
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

Toy

COMMENTS

By: Jeremy Williams (submission)

Details

Close Up
Close Up

To my knowledge, this is the first time that Diamond Collectibles has released a Godzilla statue before. And speaking as a fan of all the different eras, I think they chose a really good design for their first release. The sculpt in my opinion does a really good job of portraying the look of Godzilla in the 1991 film Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. While it's not my absolute favorite design, it is certainly up there, so I’m happy that overall. I think they really nailed the look of this design. It is not flawless in that regard unfortunately, as while the pose chosen for the statue looks great, there are a few things that when you get up close that really brings it down a bit for me, with the biggest flaw in my opinion being the size of his dorsal plates. While I do understand this is probably due to the fact that the statue is meant to be able to combine with the upcoming King Ghidorah, that fact doesn’t necessarily kill my opinion of the statue. It is something that does hurt it as a standalone piece, because if you were to just buy this one statue and never get King Ghidorah, the figure wouldn’t look as great in that regard.

Which brings me to the next issue I have with the statue in terms of sculpt. That being, the closer you inspect and look at the statue, you will notice that the details of his skin come off a bit soft. The other thing you will notice in terms of the sculpt is just how many seam lines cover the statue. I know this isn’t aiming or trying to be a high end statue that would cost twice or triple as much. It still does bring the look of the statue down quite a bit though, especially with the seams being so noticeable, which makes me wonder why they didn’t bother to try and clean them up a bit more. And if the statue was going to be covered in so many noticeable seam lines, why couldn’t they have made it so there was a separate dorsal plate look for when it is displayed by itself?

Those issues may sound major, but for me it doesn’t bring the figure down as much as it may for others, which again I don’t deny those are some big issues. I am still surprised how good it looks considering its size and price. I must also mention I love the diorama look of the statue as well with the sculpted waves. And the inclusion of a boat riding a wave, along with a bit of a dock section just really adds some character to it, which I should mention even has an opening underneath if you wanted to display it with a light underneath.

Articulation

There are no points of articulation on Godzilla 1991.

Accessories

Godzilla 1991 comes with no spare accessories.

Paint

Boat
Boat

Unlike the details section of the review, the figure for me definitely picks up some of the slack in terms of the paint details throughout the statue, as I think they did a really great job making up for some of the soft details present in the sculpt. The paint applications on the statue I received are pretty clean, as I personally don’t notice any messy paint applications, or any sort of paint bleeding. Even the small boat placed on one of the waves is painted quite nicely.

Sadly, it seems even in the paint department the dorsal plates suffered a bit, which again is probably due to the fact that this is meant to be combined with King Ghidorah. In my opinion these should be sold together, especially if there are going to be issues with parts of the statue that end up being neglected or made to be smaller than they should be, as you can’t sell this buy itself and have one of Godzilla’s most recognizable features in the shape it is here. In my opinion, I think it was a bad decision to leave the already lacking dorsal plates missing the paint details they had on the suit. Could definitely have used a bit more paint in that area of the statue. Thankfully aside from that I have no real issues with the paint applications on this statue.

Overall

While again I must state that while I do have some issues with the statue, I do think it is still a really nice piece, especially considering the price. Though I am very excited to see if the areas the statue is lacking will be made up for once King Ghidorah comes out and I can see how they look when combined. I cannot wait to see what else Diamond has in store for us with this line and what other films in the series they plan to base statues off of, as I would love to see some Showa statues, but so far it seems they are focusing on Heisei, which is not a bad thing at all in my opinion.

Now I should mention that for anyone who plans on purchasing this you must know two things. First, this is a fairly big piece. If you intend on buying this, as I can see this being a first statue for many fellow fans, just make sure you have enough space for it. Lastly and most important in my opinion, I would recommend letting this statue air out in an open space for awhile. I had to air it out for days before I could really check the statue out as the vinyl smell on this is quite overpowering, so much so that after having it aired out and displayed for quite a few days. The vinyl smell is still so overpowering, with the room I have it in currently being overpowered by the smell coming from the statue.

**Below are a number of bonus images, including various turnaround images of the statue and close-ups.**

Rating: Star Rating