As a Godzilla fan, the last few years have been pretty good especially if you are a collector. With movies like Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Godzilla vs. Kong this King of the Titans’ popularity is growing as big as Godzilla himself. What is nice about all of this is all the throwback collectibles we are getting as well, and thanks to Diamond Select Toys (DST) and Gentle Giant Ltd we have even more great items to add to the collectible list with their Godzilla (1964) Legends in 3 Dimensions Bust and their Godzilla Vinimates two-pack lineup. Thanks to our friends over at DST and Gentle Giant Ltd. I was able to get my hands on the 1964 Bust and the Godzilla (1962) & Mechagodzilla and Godzilla (1954) & Godzilla (1999) Vinimates Two Pack to review.
Godzilla (1964) Legends in 3 Dimensions Bust Review
OK, I am going to make this review for the Godzilla (1964) Legends in 3 Dimensions Bust simple and easy for you. This is one of the best busts I have seen come from DST and Gentle Giant Ltd. There is not one negative thing about this bust. Priced at $175 and limited to just 1000 pieces this bust is worth every penny and is available at gentlegiantltd.com. You can check out why I love this bust so much below.
- If you are an in-box collector this box is made to display. With a picture of the bust on the front and the description of it on the back, this box will look good in your boxed-up statue collection.
- The bust is packaged well. It fits securely between two styrofoam pieces and is wrapped up well to protect the paint.
- The detailed sculpting and paint applications bring this amazing bust to life. Designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza, there was not a single flaw on this bust. From the water base to his head the details on this bust are unreal.
- Weighing just under 4-pounds and balanced on a base that looks like it is coming out of the water, this bust displays well and has a good center of gravity so it will not tip over easily.
- Each Godzilla (1964) Bust comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.
Vinimates – Godzilla (1962) & Mechagodzilla and Godzilla (1954) & Godzilla (1999) Review
These next items for Diamond Select Toys are just fun. DST takes use through some Godzilla history with their Vinimates 2-packs. Now there are three packs to this series the Godzilla (1962) & Mechagodzilla, Godzilla (1954) & Godzilla (1999), and Godzilla (Burning) & Rodan Vinimates Two-Packs. These two-packs retail for $19.99 each and are available at diamondselecttoys.com. Again thanks to diamond select toys I was able to review the Godzilla (1962) & Mechagodzilla and Godzilla (1954) & Godzilla (1999) Vinimates two-packs. Here are my thoughts on these figures below.
Pros Of the Godzilla Vinimates Two-Packs
- If you are an in-box collector the boxes come with a display window where you can see the figures and will display nicely in your collection. Also if you take them out of the bock they are easy to remove and put back in if needed.
- The sculpts are fun. These figures designed by Barry Bradfield give you a detailed but also a cartoonish look at Godzilla and Mechagodzilla. These figures will look good in any collection.
- Bradfield also did a great job capturing the looks of the different Godzillas throughout the years.
- Each figure comes with an articulated neck and tail (Mecagodzilla’s tail is not articulated).
- At just 4-inches these figures can be displayed about anywhere and with a wide base they will sit flat and will not tip over easily.
- Also with these coming in a two-pack it just means more fun for everyone.
- At a price of $19.99, these figures are well worth the price.
Cons of the Vinimates Two-Packs
- If you are looking for a figure with more articulation then these might not be for you since the arms and legs do not move.
- Some collectors may want to see more monsters added to the lineup. Rodan is the only non-Godzilla-type monster in the set.
- To piggyback on the more monsters, we need more sets to cover the Monster-Verse.
My Final Thoughts
If you are a fan of the King of the Monsters then the Godzilla (1964) Legends in 3 Dimensions Bust is a must-have for your collection. This bust comes to life with its amazing details. This bust is one of the best ones I have seen from DST and Gentle Giant Ltd. There is not a collection that this wouldn’t look good in.
Now for the Vinimates, it just depends on what type of collector you are. If you are like me and have to have it all in your collection then these are a must-have. The cartoon look will add that touch of fun to your collection. Or they would be great toys for you (or your children) to play with. You can not go wrong with any of these items. I will only be given…