Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Figure Review: X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Godzilla 1975

With the release of the 25cm MechaGodzilla 1975 figure back in March, the release of a Godzilla 1975 from the film, Terror of MechaGodzilla (1975), was somewhat inevitable. Despite a few minor flaws in the overall sculpt, we got ourselves a very neat figure! 

The 25cm Godzilla '75 stands at around 8 to 9 inches tall. It is boxed in two separate pieces: the amin body, and tail. I attached the tail with the help of softening the vinyl socket with a hairdryer. In my opinion, the deep socket helps hide the seam where the tail connects to the body pretty well. It's practically invisible when seen from afar, and one would think this figure came in one piece.

The skin detail is really fantastic on this piece. I think this is definitely one of the most detailed Godzilla figures that X-Plus has released in their 25cm line. The paint is also pretty well done as well. The only coloring inconsistency between this and the actual Godzilla '75 suit is that the spines on this figure are painted in a creamy bony color while the suit had a silvery gray coloration. 

I am always amazed by the amount of detail that X-Plus puts into the eyes of their figures. They give it a glossy coating that makes you seem that these are somehow alive! The blood vessels at the corners of the figure's eyes is a pretty nice touch. One minor flaw in the head sculpt, that other collectors have noted, and even complained about, is that the upper lip does not curve upward like on the actual suit. To people who desire for film accuracy find that this 'ruins' the figure! I personally can look past that due to the extraordinary amount of detail put into the rest of this figure.

The 25cm Godzilla '75 and MechaGodzilla '75 look great together and seem to scale accurately to their movie counterparts. Now all we need is a 25cm Titanosaurus to complete the roster!

Overall, I really enjoyed this figure. Sure it does have its flaws, but that does not tarnish the joy I get out of looking at this vastly detailed figure of the Big G. It's still great regardless. This figure looks great displayed with my other 25cm figures, and I cannot wait till the end of this month to get the next set of 25cm figures: King Caesar, and Kumonga! 

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