The newly formed S.H.MonsterArts series introduces the Japanese "Monster" (kaiju) into the leading full-action figure "S.H.Figuarts" brand. As the first title in the lineup, Godzilla, which is now the synonymous of Japanese monsters, will debut on November 19th, 2011. There are many variations of Godzilla. It can be said that for each of the numerous Godzilla films, there exists a unique type of Godzilla. The first release in this series is Godzilla from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) which is commonly referred to as "MogeGoji". It is usually said that Godzilla suits of "Heisei vs. Series" were all the same, but this was not the case. In fact, new Godzilla suits were made for each movie. "MogeGoji" is recognized as the final and perfect form of Heisei era Godzilla by fans.
The S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla design and sculpt where handled by Mr. Sakai, the renowned Godzilla sculptor. His passionate artistry is apparent in every detail of the "MogeGoji" sculpt, and his unprecedented work on this figure is nothing less than revolutionary. Now, let"s have a look into the state-of-the-art features of this action figure.
All Godzillas from "Heisei vs. Series" are known for their relatively smaller heads which emphasize the monster's superb proportion. "MogeGoji" is same, and it is even said that the proportion, along the with "MogeGoji's" towering height is the best among the Heisei era Godzillas. Usually the smaller the head (face) is, the more difficult it is to depict facial details. However, for this item, the detail points of face such as the iris of the eyes and painting inside the mouth have been reproduced with precise detail. Can you imagine how small the head part is in relation to approximately 15.5cm of total height and overall volume? You will be surprised when you see the fine points depicted, from eye detail to teeth arrangement.
Mr. Sakai's pursuit of accurate detail becomes evident when looking at the figure's hands- faithful to the details of the actual suit used in the movie, the shape of the fingers are different depending whether they are on the left or right hand!
Mr. Sakai's wealth experience working directly with models for Godzilla films has enabled him to excel in development efforts of "S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla". The adoption of mat painting to improve texture is another big appeal point for this figure.
The action suits should be able to "move", and articulation is a key aspect of the figure, too. "S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla" has 29 points of articulation which enable the re-enactment of impressive action sequences in the films.
This Godzilla can turn his face upwards. This gimmick enables the figure to strike memorable poses such an iconic howling pose or swimming underwater in a streamlined position.
The range of articulation for the legs, shoulders, and waist is vastly superior when compared with other Godzilla figures, and the figure can be displayed in an extensive array of action poses.
The tail itself features 18 parts of articulation! This allows for a straightening of the tail and even for characteristic portrayal of the Godzilla's signature tail undulating motion.
The most famous weapon of Godzilla is the radiation beam that emanates from his mouth. The first production release of "S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla" will include limited bonus effect parts and special stand that enables recreation of memorable battle scenes!
The action film "Godzilla" series has many fans and long history starting from first film released on 1954. However, more than 20 years have already passed since Godzilla vs. Biollante, the first film of "Heisei Vs. Series" which ". For the generation who watched this series in their childhood and is now enjoying high quality hero and robot action figures, it is only natural that Heisei era Godzilla joins the ranks of high-end monster action figures.
Up until now the main stream of Godzilla figures have been static, non-articulated figurines. S.H.MonsterArts is nothing less than a new wave of Godzilla figures that engages fans with exquisite form and articulation. Please expect much more to come from "S.H.MonsterArts"!
And it appears that a menacing form approaches from outer-space…
Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla
Released on December 10th, 1994 and directed by Kensho Yamashita. Screenplay was written by Kanji Kashiwabara. Special effects were directed by Koichi Kawakita. After a black hole caused G-cells in outer-space to turn into the creature SpaceGodzilla, the newly formed monster landed on planet earth. M.O.G.U.E.R.A from the G-force, Godzilla, and SpaceGodzilla engaged in a viscous battle at Fukuoka. M.O.G.U.E.R.A is based on the Mogera from The Misterians (1957), and appeared as the machine of G-force employed to battle Godzilla in this film. As a unique feature M.O.G.U.E.R.A was capable of dividing into a tracked armored fighting vehicle and VTOL craft. "MogeGoji", which is commonly used as the name of the type of Godzilla that appears in this film, is derived from the acronym word M.O.G.U.E.R.A.
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