capitalize on the craze of the Godzilla,
Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monstes All-Out
Attack (2001) kaiju, Bandai created five
new figures as part of their "Hyper Godzilla"
series: Godzilla '54, Godzilla '01, King Ghidorah
'64, Mothra '64, and Baragon '65. Strangely enough,
they didn’t release the newer versions of
Godzilla's costars from the movie, but the designs
themselves for these figures are nice.
Baragon stands at three inches tall and is made
of solid rubber. Like all figures of this line,
Baragon features no moveable parts and needs piecing
together. All in all, there are five pieces that
need to be put together: the main body, the tail,
the head, and both ear flaps.
The mold of Baragon is pretty good, but it would
have seemed more proper to put him on all fours.
The paint choice of the creature is obviously brown,
but it does kind of look dull. Some black, or maybe
green, highlights would have helped the look a bit
also. The claws are unpainted, sadly.
As said, the mold for Baragon is fine. It sports
nice ridges and texture that one would expect on
this sort of release. One complaint, however, comes
in the form of where the pieces join together, as
they are very obvious just from glancing at certain
spots like the lower back plates.
In the end, the Showa version of Baragon remains
an elusive figure for some collectors like me. Thankfully
this toy was produced and, while not the best of
the best, is a decent release with great detail.
It’s not hard to put together and has a reasonable
As a side note, this figure was later re-released
the following year with a Type 66 Maser Cannon packaged
in as part of the "Hyper +1" line.