Diamond Select Toys is releasing two Gallery Deluxe statues based on the 1991 film; Godzilla vs King Ghidorah. The first one being released features Godzilla emerging from the seas, ready to battle. A statue if King Ghidorah will follow soon after, which can be combined with Godzilla for a larger diorama display. The Godzilla Statue stands over 10″ tall with a semi-translucent water base. The statue is set to hit stores by the end of the month, and is priced at $62.99.
We’re happy to share an advanced look. Our friends from Diamond Select Toys have sent over the statue for us to check out. After the jump, you can see my thoughts on the collectible, as well as a full gallery.
Godzilla vs King Ghidorah (1991) – Godzilla Gallery Deluxe Figure by Diamond Select Toys
- Solid overall sculpt
- Nice paint work
- Water effect looks great
- Good value for the price
- Surprisingly heavy for a plastic statue
- Visible mold cuts on face
The statue comes packed in a very large window box. The statue sits in a large clamshell tray inside the packaging, and can easily be removed and put back in for storage. The large window showing the statue is the main feature, with a photo of the two statues on the back. No assembly is required, and the statue is ready for display right out of the box.
Godzilla is depicted from the knees up, emerging from a watery display base. It stands roughly 10″ tall on the base, which is cast is a painted translucent blue. Godzilla himself is cast in a heavy, fairly solid plastic. It’s got a noticeable heft to it, especially for something that isn’t using polystone or resin. Godzilla looks good here, with a nice dynamic attack pose, and the water splashing up around him. Sculpting is well done, though just a tad bit soft in a few spots. However, it’s got nice overall detail work throughout and just looks great in-hand. The paint work here does a good job of bringing Godzilla to life. There’s multiple paint layers used on Godzilla, with mixes of grays, and dark blues throughout, highlight the sculpt work nicely. Areas like the eyes and mouth have clean separation between the paints, with no bleed that jumped out to me. The statue base is an impressive addition here. The water, as mentioned, is semi-translucent, and picks up light really nicely. The water splashing up around Godzilla looks great, and they even managed to get a ship and dock in there.
I do wish some of the lines separating a few of the mold pieces on the face weren’t so visible up close. I’m guessing those will allow them to swap out pieces of the face for eventual variants, such as a closed mouth or atomic breath version. It’s nothing too distracting, and from regular viewing distance, you’re likely not goign to notice it.
I always appreciate some good Godzilla collectibles, and I think this is going to make fans pretty happy. It’s great looking in person, and at $63, the price is pretty reasonable. I look forward to pairing this with the eventual (massive) King Ghidorah release. Check out a selection of images below, and the full gallery after that.