Biollante is a figure that many fans want. Very few Biollante figures exist due to the character's obscurity to the general public. Since the beginning of the line, everyone has wondered if a Biollante figure would ever be released. Time and time again, people would pester Tamashii Nations, and Bluefin (their official North American distributor) about the figure. Now just as they answer our prayers, there is much backlash and controversy.
From what I have read online, people believe the Biollante figure to be, 'too skinny' or 'too tall'. However, I for one believe that it's just how the figure is posed, which throws people off. S.H. MonsterArts is a line of super articulated figures. The displayers must have wanted to show off Bio's capabilities. However, I think this was a hit and a miss. Sure the figure looks great, but I think posing it in such a fashion was not the best move to start out with. Many people, and fans especially, are familiar with Biollante being hunched over, and bulky. The way the figure is presented makes her look thin, tall and not so movie-accurate. Despite this, I refuse to blow a gasket like many people have already done. Frankly they're overreacting to a very, very small issue.
I believe that Biollante can achieve a more traditional pose. I don't think the sculpter, Yuji Sakai, is stupid enough to sculpt the figure to deviate away from how she looked in the movie. I believe that whoever who made the display wanted to showcase her sheer total size compared to the other figures in the line rather than display her in a more traditional sense.
|Biollante looks best at this angle in my opinion.|
I am happy that Biollante is confirmed for the line. Not because I am a fan of the S.H. MonsterArts line, but for the fact that I'll be able to easily, and finally, acquire a decent Biollante figure without paying over a grand for it. I was so ready to save up for getting the X-Plus figure, but now, I can acquire the S.H. MonsterArts figure for perhaps $700 cheaper! So tell me. What's the better option? A large static hunk of vinyls for $800 to a grand? Or a slightly smaller, super articulated, 85% movie accurate figure which would cost around $190?
Whatever decision, it's to each his own.
Overall, I am just sick, and tired of hearing people complain, complain, and complain. Yes we get it, you don't like the figure. Don't be a baby about it. If you don't like it, then don't buy it, and don't make arguments that are pointless. Everyone has their preferences and will not agree with one another. If someone likes the figure, good for them. If they don't, good for them too.
Remember, it was us, the fandom who asked, begged, and prayed for Biollante from Tamashii Nations. Do not tarnish that by trash talking them or the figure itself.
This has been my two cents.