Good morrow, fellow enthusiasts! Jon @ UnCanny Here.
As the title says, the controversial Japanese Vinyl Maker Y-MSF – which apparently does NOT stand for Yielded-Masses of Shaved Fat – has an entire page of their official site dedicated to their future plans. Now, before I get into these future plans, I have to warn you. The list you’re about to see will, more than likely, make your brain jump into immediate “SWEET HOLY SHISA!” mode… Y-MSF plans to make figures of some very desired kaiju… but as I stated, be warned that some of these figures were announced/teased months to years ago and still have not seen the light of day. Now, with that out of the way, here’s what they’re promising:
It may sound like I am not a fan of Y-MSF, but that isn’t really the case at all. These figures are produced in the same beloved 6″ scale as most Bandais, and the company has given us some decent to wonderful sculpts of Kaiju we rarely see produced in vinyl form, such as Gabara, Kumonga, and Varan. I sincerely appreciate what they are doing for us fans as a company – they’re not making safe choices. They’re giving the fans what they want to see – rare favorites! This has my utmost respect, as it is a risky business move.
Their figures do, however, leave a bit to be desired. The paint schemes are often very, very flat and bland – often ruining nice sculpts with a one-off matted appearance. The vinyl is typically very flimsy and thin as well. Given that these are made as display pieces, though, I can forgive the vinyl. But their paint schemes truly need some improvement. Their Megalon, Varan, Minya, and all Godzillas have really suffered from this. The only Y-MSF to date with a pretty decent paint job, in my opinion, would be their DAM Manda. Its not entirely accurate or anything, but at least it is eye catching.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Y-MSF existing roster, here’s most of the figures I just mentioned. You can find the rest of their previous releases in the above four photos:
To learn more, just visit their official site HERE. It is in Japanese, so use Google Translate if you can (Chrome is excellent with this). I don’t know about you guys, but I am sincerely hoping most of these prototypes make it into our hands. Here’s to hoping and until next time, true believers!
Jon @ UnCanny