There's been a lot of Bandai coverage over the past few days, everything from D-Arts Pokemon to Sailor Moon to NGE Angels to... well, you get the idea. Naturally there are some things that may have slipped under our radar or received a suitable amount of attention, such as with Biollante.
Biollante, the title monster from Godzilla vs. Biollante (one of the few Godzilla films I finished in one sitting WITHOUT falling asleep), is what happens when you mix G-cells (a cooler way of saying Godzilla DNA) with a human/rose hybrid (yeah, just go with it). This resulting combination is easily one of the coolest (and most overlooked) Godzilla enemies and among the rare examples when the opposing monster is, in fact, the hero (or heroine, in this case).
Bandai's (presumably S.H. Monster-Arts) Biollante, recently posted to their Facebook, features the character in her second form (the first being a giant flower). This rather sizable figure seems to tower over Godzilla and, as such, is likely to be very pricey (presumably in Destroyah's price range). While Bandai's Biollante seems to lack the bulk associated with her film counterpart, she makes up for it with an incredible head-sculpt and long, seemingly articulate vines. Plus I imagine there's a good amount of detail on the figure itself.
It's no secret that I'm a big Biollante fan. In fact, virtually every time a new Monster-Arts figure is announced or discussed, I manage to work Biollante into the discussion (coincidentally, I now need another monster to recommend for the line... or I can go back to pushing Gamera). While I definitely want to pick this plant babe up, she's likely going to be an expensive item in what looks to be an expensive year.
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3:10 PM on 02.08.2015
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