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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:35 pm

That seems to be a problem on all of them. The ones I saw in person weren't terrible, but some of the in-hand pics I've seen online look just dreadful.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:54 pm

I hope it won't be an issue with their Shin Godzilla, which is the only NECA I'm really interested in.

... then again: with Shin's charred black-and-red hamburger flesh a mistake would be hard to detect unless it was really egregious,
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:22 pm

I've given up on NECA. The massive delays, the huge gaps between releases, and them doing inferior versions of what is coming out in MonsterArts form just killed their line for me. They should be focusing on the Showa era since Bandai is not.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby larryw3158 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:30 pm

Found the GMK NECA at TRU in Niles IL. I think it's really good! They're in the back by the video games for some reason, not in the front with the toys.

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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby GiganGoji » Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:22 pm

larryw3158 wrote:Found the GMK NECA at TRU in Niles IL. I think it's really good! They're in the back by the video games for some reason, not in the front with the toys.

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My local TRU moved all their higher-end collector-oriented stuff to the back with the electronics. Which I suppose makes sense (they seem to have the aisles sorted by age), but I'm immediately followed by an employee every time I go back there, because I can imagine it looks sketchy if someone quickly walks to the very back corner of the store...
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby swfreakjpb » Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:56 am

Dr Kain wrote:I've given up on NECA. The massive delays, the huge gaps between releases, and them doing inferior versions of what is coming out in MonsterArts form just killed their line for me. They should be focusing on the Showa era since Bandai is not.


more Showa product would be nice. That is all I care about at this point.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby swfreakjpb » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:32 pm

If you can not find the 2001 in your TRU, It is in stock online. 19.99 free shipping. Just ordered it.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Rody » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:05 pm

My 2001 came in from entertainment Earth last week. I was out all day, so he was hard as a rock when I unboxed him that night!
Here are some comparison shots of the 54 & 01:

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The sculpt and paint on my Godzilla 2001 are really nice, honestly. Say what you will about the face or the green, but the details are very good overall, and the wash is gracefully applied and brings those details out further (Note that the figure looks best under natural lighting). In these regards, I think 01 rivals the 54.
The problems come in with the articulation. The neck is rather stiff, though the head's flexible enough to make for some of it; and the arms and legs are fine - though the legs could probably use a little improvement. The torso, however, can only really swivel - it can't even bend forward.
And then there's the tail. You may notice in the above photos that the 01 is shorter than the 54. That's not because of the hunch - it's because of the first tail joint, which is so stiff getting any motion whatsoever is a hassle, and it flat-out cannot bend upwards. If it were even slightly more flexible, there would be room for Godzilla to straighten out:
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^Notice how dangling the tail off the edge allows the 01 to improve his posture a bit. As it is, though, the tail actively gets in the way. Honestly, the tail is still the main region where the figures need improvement. Charge a few extra dollars if you must, NECA, but your Godzillas NEED more tail joints (and slightly more length).

Ultimately, Godzilla 2001 is still a good figure, but it feels like a small step backward from the 54.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:28 pm

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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Hmmm... don't know about the mouth and head. Another big problem is that whoever's posing this toy isn't getting those classic Shin poses.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:07 am

Oof. I voiced my concerns about the head sculpt and the way it joined the neck when they posted the unpainted prototype. Sadly paint has not helped it... still REALLY not feeling this one. Definitely glad I jumped on the bandai vinyl when hlj restocked it.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:14 am

The tail is still way too short, but the biggest issue is that he just doesn't look like the burnt twisted abomination that he is supposed to be. THis just looks like NECA painted over a regular Godzilla costume.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:46 pm

The tip of the tail also irks me.

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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:56 am

I ordered March's Loot Crate DX because its theme was Primal and had Kong and Godzilla themed stuff in it as well as predator.

The Godzilla item was an exclusive NECA repaint of Burning G instead of orange spots he had green spots. The Kong item wasa Kong Skull Island coffee mug which is pasically Kong's head. I'll post some pictures tomorrow so you guys can see.

I'm going to leave the Godzilla in the packaging but the mug is out.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Baltan II » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:57 am

Could've gotten the box for 25, but even that seemed too much for the NECA figure (got spoiled somehow and forgot to post it here). It's no '84, but I don't especially love the '94 sculpt anyway.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:28 pm

Sorry I'm late posting these:

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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Simon » Thu May 11, 2017 2:16 am

Stopped at the Toys R Us here in Minnesota, and lo and behold, Shin Godzilla has arrived! Overall, one of their best and most faithful figures, next to the prior GMK Godzilla. The head is less than stellar and wish there was a bit better detail at the tail, but as an affordable figure for North American fans on a budget, think it's good stuff.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby GFan » Thu May 18, 2017 4:32 pm

Got my Shin in the mail today, a really nice figure overall. The paint job is impressive, I wish the Bandai figure was painted this well!

I've read some fans are heating up the head (either with water or hair dryer), squishing it, then dipping it in cold water and that leaves his snout looking a little more accurate.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby tbeasley » Thu May 18, 2017 10:07 pm

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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby lhb412 » Sun May 21, 2017 2:01 pm

^Oh, wow! And to think: that's not even all the Godzilla figures release in the US in the last few years as it's missing the Bandai stuff for Godzilla '14!

I just have the 6" NECA Godzilla '14 and '84.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Baltan II » Mon May 22, 2017 11:54 pm

I do wish I had a 6" G14, but otherwise the only NECA Godzilla toy I own is the female Muto, maybe the male or one of the G14 minifigures also. The rest of the line is not for me.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Alpha OTS » Sat May 27, 2017 9:52 pm

Simon wrote:Stopped at the Toys R Us here in Minnesota, and lo and behold, Shin Godzilla has arrived! Overall, one of their best and most faithful figures, next to the prior GMK Godzilla. The head is less than stellar and wish there was a bit better detail at the tail, but as an affordable figure for North American fans on a budget, think it's good stuff.

My Shin arrived on Friday, and it's much like the other figures in the line. Terrific value for the money, but just missing the mark of what NECA's capable of. The sculpt is fantastic, the articulation is pretty decent, and the tail is actually better than I expected. But like the other figures in the line it's got a slight case of "the shiny". I'm not sure why NECA is doing this as they don't put a shiny sheen on most of their other figures, and in particular they don't shine up their great Pacific Rim line. What's putting me off about it here is that that bit of shine is really making the red stick out. Also I could do with less red in the dorsal fins.

So, yeah, it's a fantastic figure for the money, especially for something I never expected to be able to buy domestically.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby kidnicky » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:27 am

tbeasley wrote:What's in your collection?
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Is this everything they made so far?
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:40 pm

I think so. I can’t think of anything that’s missing from that photo. But I’m also not much of a NECA collector so it’s entirely possible they’ve produced something I’m not aware of.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby tbeasley » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:23 pm

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