Thursday, 8 August 2013

Figure Review: X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Kumonga

Finally, we have the new X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Kumonga 1967! I received this guy along with the previously reviewed Revoltech Evangelion 13, and X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series King Caesar. Considering that this figure is very wide, I couldn't photograph him in my usual display area, so I had to photograph it outside. The results were very pleasing!

Kumonga, or known in some US dubs as the Spiega, first appeared in the 1967 movie, Son of Godzilla, then again fighting alongside Earth's monsters in 1968's Destroy All Monsters. It wouldn't be for another 36 years before Kumonga would appear in another Godzilla movie again: Godzilla: Final Wars (2004).

This figure of the big arachnid is based on his original 1967 appearance. It is nearly a foot and a half in width, and stands about three to four inches from the ground to the highest part of the figure. In my opinion, X-Plus has really done a great job with this guy. Both Kumonga and King Caesar definitely make up for the flaws in June's Godzilla 1975 sculpt. This is the first time X-Plus has released a figure for Kumonga.

The figure is sculpted entirely out of vinyl. Mostly soft vinyl in the main body, and a harder vinyl in the legs. The small mandibles around its mouth are easily flexible, but I highly suggest that people don't mess around with them.

Six out of eight of Kumonga's eyes are sculpted out of a translucent plastic. They have air bubbles within the plastic, which perfectly replicates the original prop. The overall paint job for Kumonga is very spot on and well implemented.

Kumonga comes with only one accessory, a base for the figure to rest upon in order for the figure's own body weight to not compromise its posture. The base is a pile of boulders, covered with Kumonga's webbing. The RicBoy Internet Exclusive version of this figure comes with a larger base that has a webbed up Kamacuras sculpted into it, as seen in Son of Godzilla. The base may not be necessary to people living in cooler weather. In my case, living in a tropical climate, the base is really useful in maintaining Kumonga's posture.

Overall, like my previously reviewed X-Plus King Caesar, Kumonga is truly a gem of a figure. X-Plus has truly outdone themselves with July's figures. I full heartedly encourage X-Plus fans to buy Kumonga. This may be the one and only version of the figure they release. It looks great displayed with other figures from the line! 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like they did do a great job with the figure. Very nice review!