S.H. MonsterArts

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  1. GMANIFESS

    GMANIFESS G1 Manifestations

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    AGREED.
    It makes total sense he should be bigger since this is the most powerful Godzilla. And the figure is an absolute beast!! It was my first SHMA & i've been celebrating ever since.
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  3. Dr Kain

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    My only problem is that it is basically Godzilla. But, my choices were either $40 for Junior that I really only want for the helicopters or Burning Godzilla for $53 because it has a jacked up box so Amazon put it under their used listing.

    Actually, the head in GvsD was a bit different from the one used in GvsSG.

    As for size... I'm pretty sure he was meant to be bigger. I'll double check on that with my Godzilla cards (from Japan).
     
  4. GMANIFESS

    GMANIFESS G1 Manifestations

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    True. There were several tweaks to the '94 suit to make burning G. Including:
    sections of the costume were removed & replaced for the glowing effects, especially the eyes.

    And please check those cards since that would be the first official Toho confirmation.
     
  5. Dr Kain

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    Nevermind, I was thinking of the Showa era Godzilla, which was 50 meters while the Heisei era one was 100 be it regular or Burning.

    Funny enough, Godzilla Jr is also 50 meters.

    Interestingly, SpaceG, MechaG, and Destoroyah are all 120m.
     
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    GMANIFESS G1 Manifestations

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    I'm glad the toys are not scaled according to the movies. But i am looking forward to NECA's 18" Godzilla 2014 & Jakks 31" Godzilla 2014 figure.

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  7. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    What movie optimus toy is that?
     
  8. Dr Kain

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    It depends. I think it is great that they kept all of the Heisei monsters sans Burning Godzilla and Biollante in scale with each other.

    On the other hand, if they kept Godzilla 64 in scale with the Heisei series, he would be the same size as Jr. Granted, on one side that would be awesome, as it would mean he would also be $40 instead of $70, but on the other, he would be really really tiny.

    That's a cool picture.

    Something seems off on that picture. Are they really serious in thinking that the Millennium ones were just over 50m? I find that highly unlikely.

    However, that is where I was thinking of that he got bigger. He was 80m in 84 and Biollante and then the whole time changing thing of King Ghidorah caused him to become 100m from the nuclear sub hitting him. The Godzillasaurus thing is still odd though since the Heisei Godzilla is still a different Godzilla from the original.
     
  9. GMANIFESS

    GMANIFESS G1 Manifestations

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    Millennium, being showcase films with 5 different timelines, changed the sizes often.

    55 meters for most of them.
    60 meters for GMK.
    100 meters for Final Wars. (budget cuts in the miniatures) :( 
     
  10. Dr Kain

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    Odd, why did they shrink Godzilla in those movies?

    BTW, out of curiosity, is there ANY MonsterArt that does not have some type of QC issue? I love them, but they all have issues.

    Godzilla's hand falls off if I move it too much.

    Space Godzilla's head falls off if I move it side ways or more than half a cm upwards.

    Ghidorah's left wing does not sit inside the back, so it slides down when the wings are flat out with the body and his right next pops out if you look at it wrong.

    MechaGodzilla's legs are loose due to the die cast feet weighing them down.

    Fire Rodan's left leg seems to be asymmetrical with his right.
     
  11. GMANIFESS

    GMANIFESS G1 Manifestations

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    Well all the Godzilla suits are roughly the same height. Except the GMK suit which was the largest at 7ft in height.

    Making him smaller in the story means more detailed, realistic & bigger set pieces for him to destroy. When the budget is limited the set pieces have to be smaller, less detailed & won't stand up to any close up shots.
    So basically, smaller Godzilla means bigger & more realistic sets. Bigger Godzilla means smaller, cheaper & less detailed sets. It's all about the Toho budget.

    And most SHMA figures have their issues. The price of super articulation often comes with some sacrifice in engineering somewhere. I don't know about the 93 Mecha G, but the Kiryu MechaGodzilla i have is damn near perfection other then the forearm gauntlet weapons falling off when you look at them or accidentally breath on them.
     
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    That Prime can with a pen. I just cut it off. I don't have it in front of me but it is very tiny.
     

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    A nice size comparison shot, if you haven't already seen it.
     

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    Ezilla82 Total Randomness Personified

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    @Dr Kain Like I said earlier about Godzilla's jacked up eyes. You can only pray that the other figures are decent and believe me I had some issues and lucky for me I have exchange one for the same one via BBTS and that was SpaceGodzilla. Godzilla's right shoulder looks asymmetrical or its doesn't fill in that gap and MechG to me I haven't had any problems.
     
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    But the Kamen Rider/Sentai lines do not have the QC issues that both the MA and DBZ lines have.
     
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    Good to know. I don't collect those so i have no opinion. Maybe different engineering teams working on different lines.... who knows.
     
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    Yeah, I got to concur. The Kamen Rider/Sentai lines seems to be flawless. Maybe the engineering for the MA is more er, complicated?

    DBZ...its pretty disappointing because the engineering and design should be similar to the Kamen/Sentai lines.
     
  18. Dr Kain

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    And my Burning Godzilla has arrived. For $50, he was well worth it, but I do not like how the orange on the spines just stop without any warning. Yeah, sure, that is how the vinyl I have in my pics are, but it has always bugged me.

    I'm not going to post every picture again, so here is the link to the slideshow:
    Burning Godzilla Slideshow by DrKainn | Photobucket

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    skiss Crash and Burn

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    I've been waiting to catch up on my Monsterarts collections for any blackfriday/cyber Monday deals. Anyone think they will repeat the ones like they had last year?
     
  20. SouthtownKid

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    If only Biollante were coming out in time to be part of some Black Friday sale... although it would still have to be one hell of a sale for me to be able to afford it.

    Yeah, that bugs me, too. But congrats on finding it for a great price.