Cannot be Normal Summoned/Set. Must first be Special Summoned (from your hand) to your opponent's side of the field by Tributing 2 monsters they control. You cannot Normal Summon/Set the turn you Special Summon this card. During each of your Standby Phases: Take 1000 damage.
Cannot be Normal Summoned / Cannot be Normal Set / Special Summon-only monster / Special Summons itself from your hand to your opponent's field / Prevents the player's Normal Summons / Prevents your Sets
Lava Golem by it self isn’t that bad. But the way players abuse it, makes it degenerate. More often than not, This card is used in stall types of decks, that hide behind backrow, and self protecting monsters.l, and then wait for it to burn away all your LPs. Maybe Komoney will wise up one day like they did for degenerate Weevil decks, and limit all the rest of the cards these clowns like to use in stall decks.
All those cards you named barely see any play. Can’t remember the last time I seen that mask spell. There are endless ways to remove monsters from the field without battle only scrubs struggle against stall monster cards
Kaijus don't prevent you Summoning in the same turn, which is a big deal. Also, the primary reason people use Lava Golem over a Kaiju is because it Tributes 2 monsters instead of 1. (It's still much less common than both Kaijus and Ra Sphere Mode, however.) The fact it's not a Kaiju is usually only relevant for getting rid of Gameciel.
I'm surprised we haven't gotten Santa Claws in DL yet.
Kaiju’s have a lot going over Lava Golem. No restriction of wasting your normal summon, can also summon one to your field for free after giving one to your opponent, and really powerful support (Interrupted Kaiju Slumber namely) that really seals the deal.
This card with magic cylinder would be so great in duel links.