Why are Godzilla figures so damn expensive? I collect transformers and even high end 3rd party stuff doesn't come close to the price of X-Play Kaiju. Seems anything Godzilla that isn't made by Ban Dai or a US company costs a fortune. Why? Vinyl figures seem like they would be cheap to produce.
Honestly, you get what you pay for. I'm not sure why you'd think 3rd party Transformers are a better value. The high quality Godzilla figures are painstakingly sculpted by in-demand sculptors who've worked on the actual movies in some capacity.
Meanwhile, with 3rd party TFs, you get some hideous unrefined sculpt, rarely any alternate parts like hands, and limited articulation, for around $100. The only reason they're successful is because Transfags usually don't know about stuff like Macross beyond Takatoku toys, SoC, Sentinel, Yamato/Arcadia, or countless other Japanese manufacturers.
I'm a fucking chogokin collector and I feel the same
>tons, of accessories, near perfect transformation, fucking huge, genius engineering in even the base
>Mecha King Ghidorah
>is a literal retool of an older figure
>hardly any accessories or notable features aside from sculpt and articulation
>about the same price
i collect a good chunk of each of what you mentioned (primarily macross) and just got back into transformers. while you are right about them being ignorant third party companies like fansproject are pretty good in terms of quality and other stuff.
Mecha King Ghidorah is freaking huge has some great detail and poseability and does have some accessories including the g grip and the dorats. you are talking about the SHMA version right?
heavy arms is worth it for just being another awesome figure. he has a whole new paintjob (which is really gorgeous) as well as having a battle damaged head. and he has some new sculpting and detail. as well as new parts. Plus how can you say no to more kiryu