With Kong Mania in full swing around my joint, I managed to sell some more crap and go Back… to the Kmart! – To pick me up some Gojira toys in the same line.
2004 Godzilla is the medium large chap with a classic look, and the toy I wanted the most in this line.
The Large blue scaled light up version with the Zilla vs Kong movie look was also too tempting to pass up.
In the same week I picked up an older modern Bandai version of mecha-godzilla, that I thought was the same size as the 2004 one when I ordered it. Guess not. It’s made of a soft vinyl material rather than harder PVC and was very over priced, but it looks great so I’m not going to send it back.
The big zilla and Kong both have light up eyes and several cool roaring movie sounds that are surprisingly good.
Big ‘n Beefy Zilla styling and profiling.
Is there is a flaw in these toys it is the ass ugly inescacapable screw and battery covers which stand out as they made no effort to hide the seams.
The sequential light up tail and eye gimmick is very nice and quite bright.
From snout to tail the big Godzilla is about 14″ long and 13″ tall, here he is with a toy biz era 6″ Spidey.
Facing off with old and angry Kong, sure the movie was shit – but the animated bits were good and we got some cool non-shit tie in movee toys, so quit ‘yer complaining!
The 2004 box labelled Godzilla had a nice classic look to him, mainly his face/head is different to the more rounder headed OG Godzilla in the Showa era.
When I think of a generic timeless Godzilla, this is what I get in my minds eye, rarely if ever do we remember the truly early version of an iconic character like Batman, Superman, Astro Boy or Godzilla. We remember the amalgamation of the most popular iconic versions that have fused together in the pop culture lexicon.
One more look at that light up scale tail gimmick, and damn it looks good.
That’s it for a brief look at these Playmates release Godzilla toys from Bandai molds. Until next time, don’t go wrecking no metropolitan cities or laser’in up your enemies.
For PART#1 where I look at the kick ass Mega Punching Kong , click over here
…unless you want to to run and hide like a Mom-Thra, why not take a look?