Unboxing My Latest Godzilla Figure
I recently received a brand-new Shin Godzilla figure that I had pre-ordered a few months ago. After opening it, I was so excited and happy by the awesomeness of it that the experience inspired me to write this essay.
Since I was a child I’ve always loved Godzilla. Now, I’m an avid fan and collector of Godzilla figurines. I own several X Plus, S.H. MonsterArts, Marmit, and Bandai figurines. I recently bought an Omega Beast Shin Godzilla (Awakening Version). It’s now the centerpiece part of my Godzilla collection.
The Omega Beast Shin Godzilla
The Omega Beast Shin Godzilla (Awakening Version) Figure is absolutely a work of art and is a sculptured masterpiece. The details and paint are unbeatable. Shin’s wrinkled body is glistening with glittering color. Its menacing pose and fierce teeth are beautiful and terrifying.
Its size is awesome Its size is amazing, and the figure amazing. It’s a must-have for every Godzilla fan. According to me, this is the greatest Shin Godzilla figure produced to date. It’s also blows the X+ huge series Shin Godzilla out of the water. The sculpture really captures the creature’s anger and pain.
What Is Shin Godzilla?
Shin Godzilla is thought to be an evolutionary super-organism of the prehistoric sea. Transformed by surrounding nuclear waste dumped into sea by humans. In Japanese mythology, he is thought to be God Christ-like.
Is it Godzilla? It’s a different iteration of the character. Similar to the others of Godzilla, this one is highly radioactive. It oozes and pulsates with radioactivity. Skin sags, and folds on top of one another, glowing with radioactive reds and purples. Its mouth is split and deformed by evolution.
The mouth developed that method in order to counteract the atomic breath as a defense mechanism when attacked, its entire body pumping with boiling lava-like radioactive blood–even Shin’s tiny, creepy hands and arms pumping with radioactive blood. Shin is indeed the most horrific of Godzillas.
The movie’s title Shin Gojira was first made available on the 25th of July 2016 in Tokyo. According to the producers, they chose the title because of the many meanings it could convey. In the Japanese language, using various Kanji characters which create”shin” as symbols “shin” could suggest the concept to “true” or “god.”
Godzilla-themed Figures and Fun
Collecting Godzilla figures is a lot of fun, addictive and expensive. If you’re like me you’ll be looking for all the Godzilla figures you can get your hands on. If you don’t have an endless amount of space and money, you’ll have to select the top Godzilla figures.
So how do you know what figures to buy? What is worth spending your hard-earned money for? With the number of options of figures and companies to pick from, it can truly be overwhelming when it comes to purchasing Godzilla figures.
Selecting the Best Manufacturers
Here are a few premium companies that produce high-quality figures and sculpts:
When buying Godzilla figurines, generally The better the design will cost you more for it.
If the figure is done right and is sculpted and painted properly the figure will become more collectible. My experience has shown that almost every Godzilla figures increases in value after the figure has been sold out , unless it’s a knockoff. It is not unusual to find figures that double or triple in price.
My Favorite Godzilla Figure Lines
Here are some Godzilla figures and manufacturers to research if keen to begin an assortment.
My personal favorite Godzilla collectibles are by SHONEN-RIC/X-PLUS. These figures never lack in detail and are usually movie-suit precise. That is, they have the exact look of the costume worn by the actors in the film up to the seams.
The XPLUS figures are stunningly intricately sculpted, detailed, and painted. They usually range in price between $89 for small figures up to several thousand dollars for big figures, depending upon “when” and “where” you purchase them. When you purchase X-PLUS Godzilla figures, you’ll want to get them quickly and place your pre-orders. Figures are usually sold out fast and, once they’re sold out it is difficult to find at a good cost.
As with the massive series of X-PLUS The figures will have been pre-ordered at a price of $400 to $1200. Today, you can get them for thousands of dollars on eBay. Amazing figures like the XPLUS huge collection Shin Godzilla are selling on eBay for over $2,500!
The Omega Beast Series by EZHobi
The Omega Beast Series by EZHobi are among the most beautiful models ever made. They are known for using special paint and translucent materials to create a distinctive look that only comes with the Omega Beast Series. They are extremely scarce as well as expensive.
If you are able to locate one, I would highly suggest purchasing it. You can expect to pay around $1,300 for one of these figures. They also tend to go up in price and therefore be sure to purchase yours as soon as you can. In the event that you don’t, it could be difficult and costly.
S.H. MonsterArts figures are some of the best figures available on the market and are sought-after by collectors. They have multiple points of articulation that allow for a broad possibility of movement and choices.
The finer details, painting jobs and sculpts tend to be high-end when you buy S.H. MonsterArts figures. Pre-order prices usually range in the vicinity of $60-$150, contingent on the retailer you purchase them from. Once they sell out and hit eBay prices, they could go to $400.
Bandai American and Bandai Spirits
Bandai figures are among the most desirable figures you can buy. They’re surprisingly affordable, which makes them a great introduction for first-time collectors to get started collecting. Prices range from about ten dollars on the low price point all the way to a few hundred dollars on the higher end. But, there are plenty of impressive figures in the lower price bracket.
Playmate and MonsterVerse Figures
The MonsterVerse contains films starring Godzilla along with King Kong produced by Legendary Entertainment and co-produced by WB.
MonsterVerse figures are produced by various companies, among them Walmart. Walmart also has its own lines that includes Godzilla MonsterVerse figures by Playmates. Surprisingly the models are much better than what you would expect and are worth purchasing. The prices at Walmart vary from $10 to $30. Although once they sell out you will be charged more.
Godzilla and Friends
The Godzilla universe is made up of all types of monsters, from small and big to hairy and tall. Some are close to Godzilla and others are foes, but all of them possess big personalities.
Some monsters, like Baragon, are small charming, adorable, and innocent and others, such as Biollante are large and fierce. There are also mechanical monsters such as MechaKing Ghidorah or Mechagodzilla. The world of Godzilla is an exciting one.
Enjoy Godzilla’s Joy of Godzilla!
I hope you enjoyed this piece, but most of all, I hope it inspires you to collect these amazing characters. In this way, you’ll be able to enjoy the excitement of Godzilla too.
X-PLUS, S.H. MonsterArts, and Bandai figurines can be purchased on Amazon. They’re usually popular and if you’re looking for one, be sure to pre-order them right away.
Unboxing My Latest Godzilla Figure