If you are a big fan of classic Godzilla, then I am sure you will appreciate these two new Gojira collectible figures from Shonen Ric’s Favorite Sculptors Line. The first is a vinyl figure based on 1954’s Godzilla movie and the second piece is a polyurethane statue based on Godzilla as it appeared in 1962’s King Kong vs. Godzilla.
The Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla (1954) is actually based on a garage kit dated 1986, originally modeled by Inoue who was also involved in the soft vinyl conversion process.
There are many reasons to be wanting and only one reason preventing most people from getting it.
For starter, it is 1954 Gojira. You can’t get any more classic then this. Secondly, it is humongous! The figure towers at 49 cm (19 inches) tall and measures 70 cm (28 inches) from head-to-tail. Thirdly, it comes with miniature cannons to let you recreate the battle scene between the giant radioactive reptile and the defense team.
OK. That’s not a lot of reasons, but the accurate depictions alone and perhaps, the sheer size are good enough reasons. But what’s stopping most people are, it is a Japan-only collectibles and its price, which is a cool 58,300 yen, or around US$532.
Meanwhile, the 32 cm (13 inches) Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla (1962) statue is equally alluring. It is part of the Real Master Collection PLUS high-quality statue series.
Polyurethane was chosen as it can produce fine details like the light-up dorsal fins and the uneven texture of the beast’s body. Each unit will come with a polystone pedestal with King Kong vs. Godzilla logo.
The Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla (1962) has an asking price of 34,650 yen (around US$316).
Images: Shonen-Ric [JP].