I didn't expect to have another Shin-Godzilla post so soon yet when I went to a nearby Tsutaya to pick up a bag given out to commemorate the release of Shin on Blu-ray, I was met with a pleasant surprise.
The bag was only 300 yen and it is just the right size for holding your DVDs when you return them to the Rental place. But out in the lobby amid the Gatcha machines was S-G2! After I completed my purchase, I asked for the change in 100-yen coins so I could start my set. I plunked in my 3 coins and ... Nada! It was empty! Disheartened, I made my way home with just one little detour to Mandai* to see if it was there.
I got a handful of coins and started feeding its gullet. I managed to get three different ones in the first three tries! And then came the doubles and the triples and finally I acquired the fourth one to complete my set! Woohoo! When I got home, I discovered that there are also two variants but I didn't manage to land any.
#1 is exceedingly lame, just a tail sticking out of the water. Sure it was a cool scene in the movie but it does not make for a very exciting figure.
The next one is much better, Godzilla in his larval stage, a form I like to call, "Derpzilla".
#3 is howling Godzilla, baying at the moon. (This is the rare one that took me ages to get.)
Finally, is #4, Shin-Godzilla with his back lit up all ready to spit out an atomic belch.
And whoa, it comes with an extra jaw attachment so you can see him just before he spews!
Apart from the first one, this is a pretty nice set. I don't think I'll try for any of the variants (Clear versions of #s 1 and 4) though if I see them for sale, I may pick them up.
*To round off my night, I did pick up a few other tidbits at Mandai, a little Millennium Godzilla and a weird Ultraman villain. I also bought a bag of Ultraman toys for only 300 yen that I'll open and share another day.
King Kong opens on the 25th, I wonder if it will get its own Gatcha set?