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NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Timz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:30 pm

With the upcoming New York City Toy Fair, and the stated to be seen "classics" of Godzilla, NECA is entering the arena where once it was solely the likes of Bandai for certain figures, with Y-MSF doing some limited issues of characters not normally covered. With NECA definitely focusing on more points of articulation, who do you look forward to seeing being handled by NECA? Will they be willing to step more into Showa than what Tamashii has been doing? We will have to see more about the plans of NECA at TF and ongoing news.

I would like to see them do their version of Mothra, Jet Jaguar and Megalon.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby klen7 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:48 pm

I have very high expectations for this line. I'm looking forward to lower cost articulated figures with more moderate articulation, much lower prices and solid sculpts/paints. I'm expecting something with more detail than the Bandai Standards but a little less than SHMA.
I've been really impressed with Neca's handling of the Gremlins line so I think this could be a great line although most collector's will dismiss it for not being Japanese.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Wed Feb 12, 2014 9:32 pm

If they are better than the Pacific Rim figures from NECA, and don't have a glossy finish I'd call it a win.


I'm still expecting bendy tails (something I hate), but what can I say?

I look more to their rumored Heroclix actually!
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Timz » Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:20 pm

well they seem to be really doing wonders on sculpting lately. With their improvements in Pacific Rim Wave 3, and also having proto-types like Maurice from the upcoming film sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes, NECA could be a Godzilla toy force to recon with.

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

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:14 am

To be honest, I'm not expecting much out of NECA. Their figures are fragile as sh!t, they don't even sell them anywhere but specialty shops half the time (have never seen a single Pacific Rim figure ever), and their character selection tends to suck ass. They will get a license for something and release multiple versions of one character and only one character. Two if we are lucky. As such, I don't expect much outside of a few versions of Godzilla.

If they do indeed do a 1954 Godzilla, I'll get him if the price is right to hold me over until we get a MonsterArts one. As soon as MA one is released, I'll probably junk or give away the NECA one.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby klen7 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:42 am

Dr Kain wrote:To be honest, I'm not expecting much out of NECA. Their figures are fragile as sh!t, they don't even sell them anywhere but specialty shops half the time (have never seen a single Pacific Rim figure ever), and their character selection tends to suck ass. They will get a license for something and release multiple versions of one character and only one character. Two if we are lucky. As such, I don't expect much outside of a few versions of Godzilla.

This seems to be the case with their handling of the PacRim license, (i havent had any issues with the two kaiju releases i picked up) but i also collect the Neca Gremlins figures and I have a friend that collects the Neca Aliens and Predators figures and all three of those lines have had great diversity of characters and are readily available in person at TRU. SHMA has me a little sick of ball joints since they seem to pop out of socket so easy, but the Spider Gremlin has 14 ball joints and I've never had one of those pop out. Really most of my disappoints with Neca have been related to Pacific Rim
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Baltan II » Thu Feb 13, 2014 5:11 pm

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From less than an hour ago via Twitter - looks like the press release info talking about a Godzilla 1954 was indeed a misunderstanding. That makes sense, as the description for the supposed '54 and the 2014 figures were virtually the same.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:22 pm

-_-

Not happy about that.

Oh well, it just means I don't have to give any of my money to NECA. :P
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby canofhumdingers » Thu Feb 13, 2014 11:13 pm

So I just got the NECA 1/4 scale Michael Keaton Batman today and I have to say, if the Godzilla figures are anywhere close to this good, we're in for a treat. This sucker is just spectacular. And the sculpt is spot on. I've still got concerns about the durability, especially after my pacific rim figure just randomly and for no apparent reason lost a leg. But dang, this guy is one of the coolest things ever. Even the accessories (a quad-folding batarang that actually folds?!) are spectacular.

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

Postby Timz » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:53 pm

well NECA stated that on tomorrow they will be showing the one "classics" figure they have produced.

EDIT: I believe we have our answer as to what will be shown tomorrow...

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

Postby Phil Moskowitz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:00 am

First look at the Neca Godzilla Classic '94 Figure.....6 inch tall... 12 inch long... 30 points of articulation
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:46 am

I've gotta say it looks... lackluster.

I hope their version of 84 looks more impressive and does not have green tint on it.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:20 pm

All things considered it looks alright. I am not a fan of the green/blue tint, but the mold itself is not bad. 30 Points of articulation? Cool. And it looks like the tail is not a bendy wire tail.

That said, what interests me the most is a Godzilla 84 :D
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Timz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:55 pm

the green is pretty strong showing up probably due to that light colored background. Though didn't some of the old Trendmaster Godzilla box and display art show a slightly greenish Godzilla for Heisei "back in the day"? I am glad to see they are going to also do Godzilla 1985. Now THAT is some new news!!! Thirty points of articulation, sounds really good. I wonder where are the other points at. From the pic, I can see about close to 20. Now...*snickers* this may rival SH MonsterArts a bit now. LOL! I guess we all will wonder what their Showa plans may be.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Jorzilla » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:07 pm

You guys are being unreasonable, Godzilla is green! That's what I've been told my entire life.

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

Postby briizilla » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:29 pm

Timothy2035 wrote:the green is pretty strong showing up probably due to that light colored background. Though didn't some of the old Trendmaster Godzilla box and display art show a slightly greenish Godzilla for Heisei "back in the day"? I am glad to see they are going to also do Godzilla 1985. Now THAT is some new news!!! Thirty points of articulation, sounds really good. I wonder where are the other points at. From the pic, I can see about close to 20. Now...*snickers* this may rival SH MonsterArts a bit now. LOL! I guess we all will wonder what their Showa plans may be.



I don't know that they'll be as quite nice as SHMA but if they are comparable for 1/3 of the price I'll probably not buy any SHMA stuff for a long time.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Timz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:04 pm

briizilla wrote:
Timothy2035 wrote:the green is pretty strong showing up probably due to that light colored background. Though didn't some of the old Trendmaster Godzilla box and display art show a slightly greenish Godzilla for Heisei "back in the day"? I am glad to see they are going to also do Godzilla 1985. Now THAT is some new news!!! Thirty points of articulation, sounds really good. I wonder where are the other points at. From the pic, I can see about close to 20. Now...*snickers* this may rival SH MonsterArts a bit now. LOL! I guess we all will wonder what their Showa plans may be.



I don't know that they'll be as quite nice as SHMA but if they are comparable for 1/3 of the price I'll probably not buy any SHMA stuff for a long time.

haha yeah it smells like SHMA has some competition. Though NECA's true test (IMO) will come from how they produce Mothra Imago. That is a complex paint scheme and texture process too. Not to mention the compound insect eye. Wing movement is an important part too. And at the price point they are doing NECA figs, this could be the end of Bandai Creation vinyls as a whole. ( I don't mean to open a can of worms there, but I feel more than myself sense that will be the case. ) Another one for their true test is Hedorah.

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

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:09 pm

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu ... m_content=

Pre-orders are up for these btw.

Got me Godzilla 84. We'll see how good these are. But more than anything I hope they promote some competition between the two companies so they can both up their game.

Who knows, it could be Pacific Rim all over again...


EDIT: I see. No movement in the neck so far, save for the actual head. That might be problematic. Hand articulation is pretty cool though. I'm really curious to see their Godzilla 84. Why go with Godzilla 94?
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Timz » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:23 pm

Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! wrote:http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=80&category=9957&utm_source=Marketing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Marketing&utm_content=

Pre-orders are up for these btw.

Got me Godzilla 84. We'll see how good these are. But more than anything I hope they promote some competition between the two companies so they can both up their game.

Who knows, it could be Pacific Rim all over again...


EDIT: I see. No movement in the neck so far, save for the actual head. That might be problematic. Hand articulation is pretty cool though. I'm really curious to see their Godzilla 84. Why go with Godzilla 94?

yeah I wondered about the G94 choice myself. I was like...aren't they going to run into maybe a slow movement with that since the SHMA version sold so widely in both Japan and the US. I would think maybe go with the BioGoji suit. Though I am glad to see that they did pick G84/85. That would make them stand out more from the MA line for the time being. I guess if they get to G64, then some folks who didn't like the seams in the MA version will be happy how the NECA one is done.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:50 pm

Oh boy another 90s Godzilla.
I still think it looks cool, but I'm far more excited for the 84' Goji. :D
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby at543 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:23 pm

Can't say I'm interested in Godzilla '94, but I wouldn't mind having the '84 version. I'll make my decision as soon as I see more product images.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby MekaGojira3k » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:00 pm

The more I look at that picture the more I like it better than the MA. This one looks...beefier, more clunky and fat the way I remember the 90s suits. I also really like those dorsal fins. Ah heck, I'll probably end up buying this too.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby klen7 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:19 pm

Definitely like the sculpt especially the legs and torso. Not so sure about the paint on the fins or the head articulation but I'll definitely be picking this up.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Shin_Edda_Robo!!!!! » Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:35 pm

Not a fan of the sheen, but there is some good here. Not liking that it's neck is pretty static. I may get it for my little cousin. He loves Heisei Godzilla. As I said before, I am really looking forward to the G84.
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Re: NECA..."the other Godzilla company".

Postby Tom R VanSlambrouck » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:53 am

I wonder if this is the final design or just a prototype version?

I might pick this up but I'm more into the SHMAs right now.
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