Baragon’s paint job is subtle, but good. He’s molded mostly in the brown color he should be, but there’s also a nice darker brown and black wash over him to highlight his scales, warts, and muscles. His claws have a metallic, harder look to them, the way claws should. One thing I really like is the horn on his head. It’s difficult to capture in photos, but it’s actually a translucent yellow. This gives it a nice glowing look in person.
For such a squat little guy, he’s packed full of articulation. Baragon’s got a hinged jaw and ears. His upper neck, lower neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, ankles, and tail are all the ball-jointed revolver joints. On top of that, his tail is bendy. All these combine to give him a pretty large range of movement. His arms and legs can be positioned to stand on two and four legs, which the character does regularly. Plus, the double neck joint allows him to look straight forward when on all fours. There are a couple problems though. Because of where some of the joints are inserted, his articulation is limited by his body in certain places. This isn’t that big of a deal because it keeps him from posing in unnatural ways, but it does limit a perfectly good ball joint.
Since Baragon is a lesser known Toho character, they’ve given another reason to buy him: his accessories. He comes with an A-frame house, a horse with stand, a large tree, a smaller tree, and a name plate, along with the usual orange accessory box and 10-coin. The trees, horse, and building all make appearances in Frankenstein Conquers the World. Baragon is seen destroying the house, and later on chowing on some livestock. The house is as nicely detailed as the monster. It’s got a rundown look to it with crooked steps, broken glass in the window, and the door falling off its hinges. The horse is also good, although it’s perpetually stuck in a running-for-its-life pose. One nice thing about the horse is that he can be removed from his little base and plugged into the base that the house sits on. I love it when companies throw in those little details. One of the silly things about his accessories is the little orange box that’s meant to hold them. This is a normal thing for Revoltechs to come with, but it’s kind of a waste here. Only the horse and his stand fit into the box, everything else is too big.
Being an import, Baragon’s is on the expensive side. If you can pick him up for under $30, you’re doing well. Personally, I think that’s a fair price. I really enjoy his accessories. And even though I didn’t know who he was until recently, the figure is pretty nice also. It gives me good reason to look forward to the future of this line with Gamera and Mothra just down the road. I can’t wait until they show us Godzilla.