This was an intense box day for all the wrong reasons. When I first saw the X-Plus 25cm DesuGodzilla I was concerned about the sculpt. Godzilla’s neck from the side views looked too rigid. And most importantly his face lacked the detail and accuracy found in previous releases. The desire of my fellow facebook collectors pulled me along into pre-ordering the figure from AmiAmi. Several months later, the light-up meltdown Ric toy edition of burning Godzilla began shipping. And shortly after, facebook posts began to pour in with universal disappointment. The light-up Godzilla suffers from heavy bleed-through from the light effect and heavy layers of paint to conceal as much light bleeding through causing the face to look like a poor Bandai figure. Other problems were a lopsided jaw and dead eye. Collectors speculated on the causes for the problems and some cried fowl over poor quality control. This figure was delayed and this may have been do to production problems. This was an uncharacteristic release for X-Plus.
Several days ago, when I received my email notification for payment, I didn’t want to do it, but I was obligated to pay. I knew it was going to be the worst purchased decision I made. When it arrived today, I leave the box sitting on the floor for about an hour. Only after posting my disappointment did fellow collectors encourage me to open it. They said I’d grow to like. And I have to say they were right! Not only did my standard version lack the problems of the ric version, but it looks closest to the prototype. I’m glad I got it, but I’d rather do without the drama. Here are some shots!