Bluefin sends along some hi-res photos of S.H.MonsterArts Biollante. This mother is going to be HUGE. Word is, the light-up…thing in the torso will be controlled by remote.
In related news, the “BioGoji” (Godzilla as he appeared in Godzilla vs. Biollante) figure that’s often popped up alongside the SHMA Biollante has been confirmed as a prototype for the line, though if/when he’ll actually be produced as a figure is up in the air. Still, if they can commit to Biollante, I’m betting we’ll see a BioGoji sometime next year. It’s my favorite Heisei suit, so I’ve got my fingers crossed. Continue reading “Hi-Res S.H.MonsterArts Biollante Photos”
The largest Godzilla figure from Tamashii Nations to date, the massive Biollante joins the incredibly detailed S.H. MonsterArts line! Highly requested through consumer feedback, Biollante has finally been approved for release after extensive testing to maintain the quality fans have come to expect in the line. To further insure authenticity, the original creator, Fuyuki Shinada, of the Biollante model used in the “Godzilla vs. Biollante” movie was brought on board to personally plan, sculpt, and approve this piece to create the most accurate articulated Biollante figure ever. Replicating her pulsating core just like the film, the chest area features a special light-up gimmick and light color band that be changed via control switch. S.H.MonsterArts Biollante’s meticulous sculpt detail, massive proportion and thorough articulation at every neck joint allow for realistic portrayal of scenes from the movie. At an astounding 12″, Biollante dwarfs even the mighty King Ghidorah, making her the largest foe Godzilla will ever tangle with.
Every so often, you get a toy you never, ever thought would get made. “Super-articulated Biollante” are three words I never thought would go together. Godzilla vs. Biollante is one of the three Heisei films I really enjoy (my favorite is The Return of Godzilla, followed by Biollante and then Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II), so, despite the $230(!!) price tag, I’m planning to get this figure. This, hopefully, will represent the high-water mark for S.H.MonsterArts in terms of price…I can’t think of any other Toho monsters, at least, that would be this large.
The Godzilla in the image above is the same statue/maquette of the “BioGoji” figure we saw when the Biollante prototype was revealed. The BioGoji suit is my favorite Heisei suit, and I sincerely hope we get a BioGoji SHMA figure to go with Biollante. I’m sure most of you think all Godzilla suits look alike (you kaijuists!), but the BioGoji suit is leaner and more ferocious than the ’94 Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla suit, which is the current “regular” Godzilla available in the S.H.MonsterArts line.
That’s right – Odds ‘n Ends is back! I’ve just got too much stuff to write about and don’t want to spam your RSS reader with a slew of Sightings posts, so instead I present the return of O&E.
Also, because I eliminated the discussion board, I thought I’d try creating a “weekend discussion thread” and see if it appealed to anyone. So feel free to post about any (toy-related) topic you want in the comments below.
Anyway, on the odds and ends.
- Good news, everyone! Castle Grayskull pre-orders have reached the halfway point (which may be 3,654, if the title of the .gif used for the meter refers to the number of pre-orders). Mattel’s Scott Neitlich did a couple interviews about the playset, which you can read at CastleGrayskull.info and Pixel Dan’s site. They’re worth a read-through, if only to see what features are being considered and which ones probably won’t happen.
- Some follow-up on my Biollante post from earlier this week: it’s unclear whether the Godzilla figure (based on the suit from Godzilla vs. Biollante) is an S.H.MonsterArts prototype or just some sort of stand-in. But one thing that occurred to me, which I’d forgotten about, is that according to the Heisei series timeline, the Godzilla in GvB is only eighty meters tall. Due to a ridiculous time travel plot in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah that I won’t even try to describe, the Godzilla of the rest of the films (including Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla, the one the current S.H.MonsterArts figure is based on) is 100 meters tall. But judging from this photo, Biollante is in scale with the rest of the line, which means they’re evidently going to ignore the height difference and just increase the eighty-meter-scale monsters to the 100-scale ones. Which is fine. I just…spent a surprising amount of time thinking about this, apparently.
- Speaking of Tamashii Nations, IAT has a good round-up of all the info from the event, including S.H. Figuarts classic Power Rangers, new D-Arts Megaman stuff, S.H.Figuarts Sailor Moon, Ultra-Act Zetton, and D-Arts Pokémon.
- Doomkick has an interview with the man behind the awesome-but-expensive Bog-Nar of the Warlords of Wor. Discussion of the $100 price is included. I get why it’s so expensive, I just…can’t afford it.
- Anyone else catch Mockingbird Lane last night? I thought it was fantastic. Really wish it had been picked up, but it’s Bryan Fuller, so it was doomed. If Bryan Fuller and Joss Whedon ever tried to make a television show together, TV execs would grab each page of their sublime, brilliant screenplay as it came out of the printer and deposit it directly into a shredder.
- Sponsor News: BBTS has Hot Toys Resident Evil – Ada Wong; Takara Seeker Elite 3-Pack; TFC Uranus SR-71 Blackbird; Carlito’s Way – Al Pacino 1/6; G1 Commemorative – Astrotrain, Ultra Magnus, Powermaster Prime.
- It seems even Matt, formerly of X-Entertainment and now of Dinosaur Dracula, is not immune the blogger ennui I’ve suffered myself recently. We’re exactly the same age, too. Maybe there’s some sort of third-life-crisis going around our generation. Blogging about toys really shouldn’t have this much angst.
- And so, on a related note, henceforth I’m only blogging when I have a post I actually want to write. Sadly, that means no Minicomic Monday, at least for now. That one post was just too much work for not enough funny.
- This Week’s Notable Posts > Reviews: Beast Saga Series 1 (Takara-Tomy) Review by Ben Leach; NECA’s AvP:Requiem Alien Warrior: Still the best 1/12th-Scale Alien figure? by Poe; The Cryptkeeper! (Tales from the Cryptkeeper, Ace Novelty) review by Weirdo Toys blogger Justin Gammon; Interviews: Interview > Monster Artist Extraordinaire Matt Frank; Interview > Brian-Man of Spy Monkey Creations, Part III; Toy Aisle Trolls: Rodimus Crime, Maash-Up Topless Robot Lists: The 10 Best Spawn Creature Figures, Ten Greatest Giant Movie Monsters