Loot Crate and NECA surprised their customers with two exclusive figures in the last Loot Crate DX box. Earlier this week, we took a look at the Predator 30th Anniversary – Jungle Demon Predator, which was a timed exclusive for Loot Crate. Fans need not worry on that one, as there will be a standard retail release for it this Summer. the second figure in the box looks to be a genuine exclusive that won’t hit retail. The Reactor Glow Godzilla is a repaint of their Burning Godzilla, featuring glow-in-the-dark green in place of the burning paint effects.
Today I’m taking a detailed look at the figure. I have a gallery of 35 high resolution photos and a review. Read on for the photos and more.
Reactor Glow Godzilla 12″ Head-To-Tail Figure
- Good sculpt
- Glow effect works well
- Seems less prone to QC issues
- Great paint work
I’ve been a big fan of the NECA Godzilla releases since their first release of the 2014 Godzilla. I’ve managed to keep up with all of their assorted releases, and when this was revealed, I knew I had to track it down. The NECA Burning Godzilla was one of my favorite releases by them, so to get another version with a new paint scheme was something I was really pleased with. Available only with the Loot Crate Primal DX box, the Reactor Glow Godzilla comes in a mostly standard NECA blister card package. The packaging lacks the flap at the top and now resembles more of a clear box. It has a paper liner inside, with a photo of the figure on the back and the standard artwork on the front. Like all of their Godzilla releases, there are no accessories included here.
Godzilla stands at 6″ tall, and measures 12″ head-to-tail. The figure has over 30 total points of articulation, including ball jointed and bendable tail, a hinged jaw and articulated hands. The sculpt is the exact same as the Burning Godzilla figure from 2015, and still holds up nicely. There are intricate detail on the head and differing textures throughout the body that give it an authentic, though not completely film accurate look. The paint work here is excellent, with clean paint lines in the small details and a nice subtle bit of transitions in the darker overall color. The glow-in-the-dark green has a nice, vibrant and semi-translucent pop to it. The glow effect is strong, thought it would have been interesting to see it carried throughout more of the figure. Essentially, the glowing green areas match the paint mask used for the burning paint in the previous version of the mold, making it a really fun companion piece. While I had some quality issues with the Burning Godzilla, the Reactor Glow Godzilla is free from those problems. The ball joints are all nice and tight, with strong joints throughout.
The Reactor Glow Godzilla, for me, is a worthy addition to the NECA Godzilla line up. I’m definitely a fan of the great original sculpt combined with a fun glow-in-the-dark paint scheme. Thankfully, prices don’t seem to be going too high, and fans that missed out and want to grab this can still do so without breaking the bank. Check out some select photos below and the full gallery after that.