(Photos courtesy Infinitehollywood.com)
As anyone who’s read this blog before already knows, I’m a pretty huge Godzilla fan.
I grew up on his films, I played with his toys before I could even speak; and to date he remains one my biggest heroes in all of cinema.
That being said, in my youth I had the bright idea to try and do a stop-motion Godzilla movie of my own.
I was maybe 11 or 12 at the time, but even then; I had standards for my work in the medium.
… I was kind of a weird kid.
Simply put, I found that, given the resources at my disposal; a Godzilla stop-motion was out of my reach due to the inarticulate nature of virtually every figure of him I owned or knew of.
Given that I’m not much of a craftsman, construction of my own custom figure is, and will likely forever be; an impossibility.
That being said, recently I discovered an article concerning the upcoming release of a brand new, super-articulated Godzilla figure from Bandai’s superb S.H. Figurearts series.
While Kaiyodo’s much lauded Revoltech series of toys dipped into the Toho universe of characters, after several years of waiting on the release of an actual figure of the Big G himself; I think it’s safe to say that the licensing rights may have been passed to Bandai.
Anyway, based on the photos I’ve seen, the S.H. Figurearts Godzilla figure, as well as it’s accompanying Heisei Mechagodzilla figure; looks as detailed and poseable as one could ever hope for.
The articulation in the neck and head alone strikes me as being more fully featured than the entirety of perhaps any other Godzilla toy I’ve ever owned.
Anyway, I realize this likely isn’t exciting news for all that many of you, but it means a lot to me.
Even though this 6″ beast is more than a little overpriced, the idea of finally being able to fulfill a childhood dream; no matter how childish and inconsequential, is something that I feel would more than justify the expenditure.