Super7's Godzilla '54 (Glow-in-the-Dark) reminds me a lot of an old glowing Dimetrodon toy [FOTD #2,394] that I've had for years - they're both glow plastic with blue spray highlights, which I assume is on a number of toys. For Comic-Con, Super7 took their base Godzilla '54 figure and cast it in glow with blue and silver highlights.
What's particularly interesting is that the figure doesn't match the stock photography. The photos had more dark blue paint, including much more on the arms, thighs, and chest. There's also paint in the mouth on the stock photo, which was left off here. Each version of the deco looks good for differing reasons, but I'm perfectly happy with the one we got. I haven't (yet?) got the regular version, so this sculpt is new to me here.
The 4-inch figure is right at home with most old Kenner figures - but it's not perfect. On my sample the head and arms rotate nicely, with the v-crotch legs getting stuck as you rotate them up. Since this figure will never fit in vehicles thanks to his tail and general girth, it's no big deal, but the legs can move enough to ensure the figure is stable. Just don't expect to do that whole Godzilla kick pose, especially since he couldn't balance on the tail anyway. The tail does twist, and the plates on the back aren't going to go anywhere.
Proportionally speaking, this is a pretty great hybrid of what the movie suit looked like through the lens of an old toy. Super7 made his tail stumpier - no doubt so it would fit in the packaging - and ditched the fangs. I don't know if too many people will miss them - because you get some great plates, wonderfully scaly skin, and a slightly-open mouth with a silver set of chompers. His eyes are silver with a blue iris, and his claws are also silver. The silver paint pops pretty nicely in low-light situations.
The King of the Monsters is sized about right to be some guy in a rubber suit - just like Darth Vader or Chewbacca. Much like Ewoks (or, honestly, most old Kenner figures) he's sturdy and unlikely to fall over without being pushed down. What I really appreciate is that the skin texture is visible even with the glow plastic, and is subtle enough to not be too modern or overpowering. It's there. It's good. There are also little wrinkles in the skin around the joints, just like you might want. It's a wonderfully goofy figure, and I'd love to see them apply weird sofubi-style paint jobs to this mold. Bring on the glitter.
The packaging is also gorgeous, as are most of Super7's special figures. You get nice line art with black ink, a newsprint color, and blue spot color - it's really stunning and would probably make a great poster. And of course, I opened it, because I have zero respect for such things. It's a great little monster figure for the price and, of course, you can get the Ultimates! figure for a little bit more. But I don't need something huge. The glow quality is excellent, about on par with or just a little dimmer than the best the Onell Design factory's Glyos output has to offer. For a non-indie glow toy this is one of the better ones, so if you can still find one for sale, go ahead and get it. And hopefully we'll see a few more to join the big guy, Jet Jaguar, and Mechagodzilla.
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