Vault Review: S.H. MonsterArts
Garuda & Mechagodzilla Effects Parts

Compared to the rest of the ship, the rear area of the Garuda looks a bit plain.  It’s mostly taken up by the thrusters and I was surprised to discover that each one is on a ball joint.  This is one of those tiny details you don’t expect but love that they included.  The thrusters themselves also have a nice amount of detailed sculpting, and I was again surprised that each one contained a translucent orange center.  Another nice touch that wasn’t crucial but is definitely appreciated.

The underside of Garuda is just as detailed as the top, but this is where more crazy engineering comes in.  In its normal mode, the underside has a single peg hole for the flight stand to plug into.  But the center panel and the two cylinders that are bumped up against the wings can be removed.

The center panel remains off, while the two side areas are replaced with pieces that allow the ship to dock with Mechagodzilla.  This set also contains a new back plate for Mechagodzilla that is designed to interlock seamlessly with the Garuda.  You can definitely tell these pieces were all planned at the same time because of how flawlessly they work together.

This box set also includes the two G-Crusher weapons for Mechagodzilla.  Each G-Crusher is on a thin bendable wire and is designed to plug into Mecha-G’s forearms.  The G-Crusher devices also have a nice amount of sculpted paneling detail on them, especially considering how small they are.

All around I’m way happier with this set than I was expecting.  Mechagodzilla looks tons better with his backpack on, and the Garuda itself has impressive amounts of detail and design.  Like I said earilier, this set tends to be over a hundred dollars.  That’s a daunting amount for bonus accessories, and you should definitely look around for the cheapest one possible.  But I think it’s worth it, especially if you’re a huge fan of this line or just a big Mechagodzilla fan.


7 thoughts on “Vault Review: S.H. MonsterArts
Garuda & Mechagodzilla Effects Parts

  1. ooh, Shiny!
    I’d want this without being a G-Fan.

    I do see the resemblance to the Defiant I used to have (“lost” in storage!) and the transforming aspect is neat, as well. Too bad a scale for 3.75″ or even 6″ figures is totally out of the question. it’d be GINORMOUS!

    1. Lol, that would be HUUUGE! I’m pretty sure my GF would kill me if I took an entire room of the house for just one toy.

  2. Ive been waiting a while on this review. Awesome to finally see it up, I would love to pick this set up but price has indeed been a factor. Great review.

  3. This looks awesome. The whole S.H. MonsterArts line is really cool, and with the Revoltech monsters you have it’s a great time to be a fan.

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