remains one of the more famous kaiju to be featured
in a Toho movie and also remains as a fan favorite
for many. It comes as no surprise that Anguirus
has been featured in numerous Godzilla video games
and has been given a figure by not only Bandai,
but by Trendmasters and several others. This particular
release is the 2001 version released by Bandai.
Standing at three inches tall and eight inches
long, the attached tag says that this release is
based on the 1968 suit from Destroy
All Monsters. All four limbs of Anguirus
can move, but his head and tail can’t. Also,
given the fact Anguirus is a quadruped and the position
of the back legs, the moving hind legs are relatively
Looking over the mold, there are a number of flaws
here. While the basic shape of Anguirus is correct,
his scaling isn’t. No, not the scaling with
other figures, but the scales covering his body.
For some reason, Anguirus seems to have been given
a type of overlapping scales, much like those found
on snakes. Another flaw with the mold is its carapace.
In the movie, Anguirus’ spines pointed in
various directions, but for this release, they all
point up at an angle.
Besides those flaws, the rest of Anguirus is done
nicely. The choice of brown does give Anguirus a
nice look, but some more flaws come up with the
carapace. The spiked carapace that adorns Anguirus
back has, for some reason, been painted gold. As
have the spikes and the upper half of his tail.
Despite these problems, Anguirus is a decent figure.
He comes at a reasonable price and fits right in
with the other Bandai figures. He’s one of
many Anguirus figures released and re-released through
the years and, while not the best, deserves his
spot in a collection.