Godzilla 55 is from Godzilla Raids Again AKA Gigantis the Fire Monster, Godzilla 64 from
Ghidora, the Three-Headed Monster, Godzilla 67 from
Son of Godzilla, Godzilla 71 is from
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster, Godzilla 89 is from
Godzilla vs. Biollante, Godzilla 94 from
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla, and Godzilla 99 represents
Godzilla 2000: Millennium! Those are the movies that these incarnations of Godzilla present and I hope you enjoy the review!
Packaging - ***1/2
All seven are in a large case or box. There are seven identical smaller boxes with one of the figures inside each one. Every figure is sealed in a package inside and the accessories are in the same package but in different sections. One thing Bandai did with the previous series and this one is you
had to open the box to find out which version you have. There are pictures of the figures and photos from the films for comparison. There's also a new photo on the side of the sculptor Yugi Sakai as well as the Bandai company information and other info but most of it is in Japanese. Inside each box is a tiny pamphlet of info in Japanese of the figure and a photo from the film the figure is from. I really like this style as is it more convenient than just the usual plastic bags that Godzilla figures are packed in.
Sculpt - ****
Once again the sculpting is superior! These are the most accurate Godzilla figures I have seen! Let
me explain why.
Every time I look at them I can't help but think that I looking at the real thing! When I hold them I think that I am holding the Godzilla versions I have seen many times in the movies. 55 Godzilla looks so real. His ears point out like they did in the film, his tail and feet are neat! His iceberg mountain and plane accessories are awesome!
64 Godzilla is really in a cool pose with his mouth open and you can see his tongue! He has a sculpted rock on his right hand. He comes with Mothra larvae also and that there is just too sweet! Mothra looks exactly like his counter part in the film! 67 Godzilla is one of the versions that I have wanted for a long time. He looks good and his eyes are really different in this one. Oh yeah and he comes with his son Minya! Now how dandy is that? He too is movie accurate! Godzilla 71 is the first to appear in the 70's movies and is the last in this set of the Showa movie series (1954 - 1975). He is standing with one eye closed and holding up the Smog Monster or Hedorah's eyes after being defeated. Its an odd part to pick from the film in My opinion. The eye balls are sculpted to his hands but it looks great none the less! Godzilla 89 is a fantastic replica from the second film in the Heisei series of films (1984 - 1995). This is one of my favorite Godzilla versions of all time and now I can look at him rising from his volcano base just like the famous scene in the film! Just awesome!
94 Godzilla is also one of My other favorites ever! This is one version I have always wanted to own and I am so thankful that now I have him! What makes Me adore this one is his face and expression. Its really the most fun looking of all of the Godzilla versions. His base is really cool with the space crystals and the huge building! The sculpting on the skyscraper is just great. The windows, Godzilla's hand prints and damage looks incredible! Godzilla 2000 from the first entry of the Millennium film series (1999 -2004) is just plain, well simply put, astounding! His back plates, teeth and body appear to be the deal. Unbelievable great structure of the nuclear power plant!
Everyone of these figures are so amazing with so much detail its arguably the greatest ever seen and its just a total dream come true for a big Godzilla fan to own movie figures this accurate!
Paint - ****
The paint here is just fascinating to me because the paint on my set is nearly flawless. One cool touch
on the 99 Godzilla is how his eyes are! I love the blue color of the 94 Godzilla! The spines, dorsal plates, nails, teeth and eyes are all wonderful and the same goes for the paint on the buildings too! I love the light effects on
it. There is only about one or two tiny spots of paint that I see that blotched there and here and since these figures are only around two inches tall I give Bandai really big credit where really big credit is due!
Accessories - ****
All of the figures include a detailed base! The movie titles are written on each one in Japanese. Also like the series 1 Godzilla's all have separate back pieces were the dorsal plates and tails connect very easily and tightly into the backs of the monster king. 55 Godzilla including a huge mountain of ice and an air plane that simply pegs on the top of it. Godzilla 64 comes with an accessory but I don't consider it one as Mothra is complete with body and can be displayed with or without Godzilla on the base. Godzilla 67 comes with another monster accessory but again I don't consider it one as it is complete and now it adds another monster to the series! Godzilla 71 comes only with base but does have Hedorah's eyes intact. 89 Godzilla doesn't include any except his volcanic base. Godzilla 94 is the one that includes a bundle. There are six beautiful crystals and they are translucent which is a very cool feature! Also included is a huge skyscraper of a building. The tower is a separate piece and simply screws on. There is also another piece of the building that connects to it. Godzilla 2000 includes two pieces which are the nuclear power plant and another smaller building. All of these bases and accessories are outstanding. To
me this is an important factor that Godzilla, Mothra, Minya, and all of the
extras fit perfectlly on the pegs and tightly too!
Fun Factor - ****
Never mind that these are just little dioramas with no articulation because these guys look tremendous.
The look great on the shelf for big time Gozilla fans to appreciate. Plus more monsters are being included!
Value - ****
In my book the $57.99 I paid for is just right. Because you are getting seven unbelievably accurate Godzilla versions that are from Japan and are extremely hard to find in stores in the United States. Though I wouldn't pay much more than that price unless it is absolutely necessary. I think the value is wonderful because you could pay that much for an older Bandai Godzilla figure but this way instead of just getting one you are getting the whole set in one whack and makes it much easier to start a collection especially if you are just starting to collect Godzilla figures and want to get some of the best Bandai or any company has to offer.