Saturday, June 25, 2016

S.H. MonsterArts and NECA Kaiju Summer Price Guide

Ah, good ol' summer! With it comes a nice flow of action figures and plenty of chances to buy them, like conventions and festivals! However, sometimes the dealer's room, flea market, buying corner, or what have you will have a figure you're looking for at an outrageous price, nearly $20-$50 more than MSRP for a newly released figure. Unacceptable for your wallet! Sure, you might be at a con to spend money and have a good time, but the more deals you find means more figures you can buy.

The guide will be pretty simple to follow; I'll show you a pretty stock photo of the figure with the current Amazon price at the time this article was created (to save you the trouble of checking, and since it's popular) with another retailer if they offer a lower price. If you're interested in placing an order right then, click the link to go where you need to. Ready? Well, let's get on with it!

The following list will be for newer figures which are easy to get. For some figures which have been long out of production and have hit aftermarket prices, due diligence with sold eBay listings and secondhand Japanese sites will net you the best price.

S.H. MonsterArts

Note: Some PO dates place the figures significantly later in the year than stated. This is a gross over estimate.

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2001

Please note: This figure was released in Japan on June 24th, 2016. This figure will be officially released in the US at the end of July Some US retailers have received stock already, with the rest getting it in at the end of July. If you want it early, check secondhand Japanese sites to get it cheaper than you would at a con, or look around online.

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1954

Please note: This figure will be released in Japan on July 29th, 2016 and will be officially released in the US at the end of August.

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1995 (Birth Ver)

S.H. MonsterArts King Ghidorah Special Color Version

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Special Color Version

Note: Amazon often has one or two of these used for ~$65. Always a great alternative.
Note 2: The original, purple dorsal plate version has been hit significantly in price since this repaint. Be sure to check!

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2014 Spitfire Ver

Note: Amazon will get some in used on occasion, so check those out!
Note 2: Normal G14 is surprisingly going for more, but don't pay more than $65ish

S.H. MonsterArts Mecha King Ghidorah

Note: Price fluctuates on this one a lot, but you can almost always find him for $170 or less.

S.H. MonsterArts Gamera

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1964 Emergence Ver

NECA Pacific Rim

Note: Amazon is not always a good choice here, sometimes over inflated 3rd party sellers are the only option. Not the best there.

Toys R Us is also a great option once they list items. They're not always up for PO and sometimes will be listed and taken down. Will have to check on your own.


Note: Hardship's official release date is July 11th

Ultimate Gipsy Danger

Note: This figure does not have a specific release date yet. ETA is summer 2016.
NECA's calendar has a list date of August 1st, 2016


Ultimate Striker Eureka

Note: Buy all of the above Pacific Rim figures from BBTS and get cheapish shipping (just search NECA Pacific Rim)

NECA Anchorage Attack Gipsy Danger, Romeo Blue, Reactor Blast Gipsy Danger, and Horizon Brave

These guys usually go for MSRP everywhere. However they... really didn't sell well. Get them ALL on Amazon with other odds and ends for free shipping and get these guys for SUPER cheap. 

Note: Prices may fluctuate, these were the prices at the time the guide was made.

NECA Godzilla

These guys are a bit iffy. Seems like short production runs on some, namely 1954. However, for just a few bucks more, you can nab a good deal.

GMK Godzilla 2001
Note: Unconfirmed release date, Randy has stated end of summer.

UPDTE: Releases in October now.

NES 8-Bit Godzilla

Godzilla 1985

Note: On the following figures, Toys R Us received random restocks across the country. Check yours to see if you can swing by and get them for MSRP.

Godzilla 2014

Godzilla 1994

Godzilla 1995 

Outrageous online. Check TRU. Dig online to find a good deal. Can easily be found with some looking for <$30

Godzilla 1954
Outrageous online. Check TRU. Dig online to find a good deal. Can easily be found with some looking for <$30

And there we have it! Do you know of a good deal not posted here? Need help with other figures? Drop a comment down below and I'll get back to you!

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