About a year ago I stumbled upon S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla figures. these figures are amazingly realized, to scale models of the Godzillas (based upon different suit types and directors), Mecha Godzilla, Mothra and other characters from the Godzilla movies. There are also Alien, Predator and Gamera figures. They are accurate and fully articulated.
Today I would like to feature King Ghidorah by S. H. MonsterArts. The figure is based on the Heisei Ghidorah suit and it’s gorgeous. The figure was lovingly sculpted by Yuji Sakai. Each scale is gorgeous and stands out. The wings are spectacular and golden. At approximately 9″ tall with a 10″ Wingspan it’s a real statement piece in a collection.
Random King Ghidora fact: I was not aware that the original costume had every single scale hand sewn on. Let that sink in for a minute. Every scale was hand stitched onto that suit.
Not only does this figure play well with others, especially in the Godzilla series from S. H. MonsterArts, which are all to scale but it could possibly be used for your own stop-motion animation. In point of fact there is a demonstration of how the King Ghidorah figure is articulated that is pretty much stop-motion animation.
I have King Ghidorah in my collection and I’m looking to get some of the explosion and building accessories from S. H. MonsterArts so I can stage action scenes in my display cabinet. These figures are not for small children. In my experience they are a bit fragile, but not unreasonably so. An adult can set up scenes and have a bit of fun with them with a reasonable amount of care.
There is a new King Ghidorah being released by S. H. MonsterArts with tri color gravity beams. Currently there is also Mecha King Ghidorah available and it is spectacular. It comes with the grappling attachments which I have set up along with the 2014 Godzilla.