The General Godzilla Suit Discussion Thread

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What's the best Godzilla suit? The countdown begins.

Godzilla 1954 - ShodaiGoji
3
5%
Godzilla 1955 - GyakushuGoji
1
2%
Godzilla 1962 - KingGoji
4
7%
Godzilla 1964 - MosuGoji
9
15%
Godzilla 1964 - MosuGoji (B Type Head)
0
No votes
Godzilla 1965 - DaisensoGoji
1
2%
Godzilla 1966 - DaisensoGoji/NankaiGoji (B Type Head)
0
No votes
Godzilla 1967 - MusukoGoji
0
No votes
Godzilla 1968-1972 - SoshingekiGoji
4
7%
Godzilla 1973 - MegaroGoji
0
No votes
Godzilla 1974 - MegaroGoji (B Type Head)/MekaGoji
1
2%
Godzilla 1975 - MegaroGoji (C Type Head)/MekaGyakushuGoji
1
2%
Godzilla 1984 - ReturnsGoji/Godzilla84/Godzilla85
3
5%
Godzilla 1989 - BioGoji
8
13%
Godzilla 1991 - GhidoGoji
2
3%
Godzilla 1992 - BatoGoji
0
No votes
Godzilla 1993 - RadoGoji
0
No votes
Godzilla 1994 - Mogegoji
1
2%
Godzilla 1995 - DesuGoji
3
5%
Godzilla 1999 - MireGoji
4
7%
Godzilla 2000 - MireGoji (B Type)/GiraGoji
0
No votes
Godzilla 2001 - SokogekiGoji
4
7%
Godzilla 2002 - KiryuGoji
1
2%
Godzilla 2003 - KiryuGoji (B Type)/SOSGoji
5
8%
Godzilla 2004 - FinalGoji
6
10%
 
Total votes: 61

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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby gigan71 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:06 pm

1972-godzilla vs gigan and godzila 2000 and 2001 godzilla vs megaguirus are my favorites.

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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby Lolitra » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:30 am

Godzilla from the King Kong movie is best.
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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby KaijuFiend » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:38 am

Big fan of the suits from Gojira (1954), Mothra vs Godzilla (1964), Godzilla 1984, Godzilla vs Biollante (1989), GMK (2001), and Godzilla's design from Godzilla 2014.
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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby Castellan Zilla » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:36 am

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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby Chris55 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:27 pm

Toss up between 74/75
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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby Breakdown » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:17 pm

Absolute favorites are a hard tie between Godzilla 1964, 1974 and 1968-72.
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Re: Favorite Design or Suit

Postby Dannybeane » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:00 pm

I don't really have a favorite. I have a nostalgia for all of them. I guess my favorite would be based off whatever movie I have most recently watched.

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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby Rody » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:34 am

I stumbled across this thread again, and took a look at my last post. 84-goji is actually one of my favorite suits now - but I still think the Heisei era offered the worst designs. Although it's perhaps the most consistent era in designs, after Bio-goji I feel the designs progressed with uglier and more cumbersome results.

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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby g2vd » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:30 am

Heisei Series has this abomination Heisei is the worst.
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:40 am

Son of Godzilla. Just....Holy Hell.
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby g2vd » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:42 am

Living Corpse wrote:Son of Godzilla. Just....Holy Hell.

I'll take that one over old Tumor-Zilla up there any day, I mean in truth SOG Godzilla isn't that bad right?
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby GigaBowserG » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:00 am

Pretty surprised at the poll results, I guess I don't know what I was expecting. But then, most replies were from about 3 years ago.

While it has some great films, I'd have to go with Showa overall. At worst, I dislike the 1992 and 1993 designs from Heisei (mostly 1992), and the Megaguirus and Against Mechagodzilla looks in Millennium. But in Showa? 1955 (Raids Again), 1966 (Ebirah), 1967 (Son of Godzilla), and 1973 (Megalon), I'm not too terribly fond of. 1967 may be the ugliest suit of all time from the Japanese films; why would you want to mold the look of Godzilla after Minilla??
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby Living Corpse » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:23 am

g2vd wrote:
Living Corpse wrote:Son of Godzilla. Just....Holy Hell.

I'll take that one over old Tumor-Zilla up there any day, I mean in truth SOG Godzilla isn't that bad right?


I'd rather have "Tumor-Zilla". Hell I'd take GINO's design over Son of Godzilla, SOG is the ugliest in my opinion.
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby GIGAN05 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:49 am

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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:31 pm

I picked Heisei, those things look atrocious in action, every one of them
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby GIGAN05 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:48 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:I picked Heisei, those things look atrocious in action, every one of them


Even Bio/Ghido Goji?
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby Lain Of The Wired » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:55 pm

GIGAN05 wrote:
Lain Of The Wired wrote:I picked Heisei, those things look atrocious in action, every one of them


Even Bio/Ghido Goji?

I mean, yeah, they were clunky and could barely move their arms, I like the designs of 84-91, but when they're in action, they look stiff
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Re: Worst Godzilla Designs?

Postby GIGAN05 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:01 pm

Lain Of The Wired wrote:
GIGAN05 wrote:
Lain Of The Wired wrote:I picked Heisei, those things look atrocious in action, every one of them


Even Bio/Ghido Goji?

I mean, yeah, they were clunky and could barely move their arms, I like the designs of 84-91, but when they're in action, they look stiff


As much I love Bio/GhidoGoji, not gona disagree when it comes to arm movement.
But it's still better then the walking rolls of blubber that came next. At least in my opinion, the clunk on these two looked fairly natrual. Infact I say GhidoGoji is the leanest of the bunch ... And that's sad in the grand scheme of things :lol:.
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Re: The General Godzilla Suit Discussion Thread

Postby Jatahaxe » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:58 am

I thought the slow, clunky movement of Heisei was to emphasize size, considering they're twice as tall as the Showa Gojis, and perhaps not as well-adjusted to the size upgrade. Regardless, I think they all look glorious when shot at the right angle, and couldn't be farther from the worst for me.
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Re: The General Godzilla Suit Discussion Thread

Postby Rody » Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:06 pm

I think the choice of sacrificing suit flexibility for the sake of extra-extra mass was a mistake. I certainly believe Godzilla should look massive, but the suits can be massive-looking without hindering the suit actor's movement so badly*. Just look at Kinggoji or Sokogeckigoji, for example.
The 90's suits also bother me due to their - sculpt, I guess I'd call it. With Musukogoji, I can at least tell that this Godzilla looks flabby. With the 90's suits, I can't tell if I'm looking at fat rolls or extremely roided-up muscles. It looks unnatural in a way that bother my aesthetic sensibilities, if that makes sense.

*I find it interesting that Kenpachiro Satsuma has said the later suits fit him better and offered more flexibility. It's honestly never looked that way on film to me.


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