Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Dual Kaiju Toy Review - X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Godzilla 1968 and Anguirus 1968

After two weeks of waiting since their release, I finally got both the X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Godzilla 1968, and Anguirus 1968 in the mail today!

Both are packaged in the standard Toho Large Monsters Series window boxes. 

Upon taking both figures out, and assembling them, utilizing a blow dryer, I displayed them on my shelf. Personally both figures look spectacular, as usual. Let's begin with Godzilla's review...

Godzilla was the first figure I unpacked and assembled. It stands approximately nine to ten inches tall, and the detailing on him is just astounding. X-Plus has never disappointed me when it comes to detailing. Though no one can tell from the photos, Godzilla's pupils are not entirely black. Under direct light, the pupils are surrounded by a light grayish blue iris. It is a really neat detail that I have not noticed before on the actual suit. It is a very nice touch. The one accessory that is included with this figure is a lower jaw piece that can be switched with the open lower jaw piece to give Godzilla a closed mouth appearance. I have yet to attempt to try the closed lower jaw on Godzilla. 

As for everything else about this figure, it is spot on. The 25cm Godzilla 1968 perfectly captures the look and spirit of the character and original suit. Overall, based on the fact that this figure is well detailed, sculpted, and that nothing is wrong with it, the X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Godzilla 1968 recieves a full 5/5 rating!

Now onto Anguirus...

The Toho Large Monsters Series Anguirus 1968 figure is another nice figure. From crest to toe, the figure's height is around six inches. That may sound small, but remember, Anguirus makes up for it in body size, and length. He is perfectly scaled with Godzilla and the other figures in the 25cm line. Detailing on this guy is superb. The spikes are well sculpted, the skin is well detailed, and his face captures Anguirus' brute never-going-to-back-down character. 

Keeping this review brief, this figure also receives a 5/5 rating. Detailing, sculpt, and painting on this figure are very well done, and there are no flaws or quality control issues whatsoever. 

Both the 25cm Godzilla and Anguirus 1968 are the last figures I'll be buying for some time from X-Plus. They pretty much round out my X-Plus display shelves. I was going to get Gorosaurus, but I had to use the money I had planned for him to buy a replacement S.H. MonsterArts King Ghidorah figure. 

1 comment:

  1. love the collection my friend, the shelves look great.