Baragon, just as rare and elusive as their Megalon
and Varan, has turned into a pricey figure. I got
both Baragon and Varan on E-bay for a combined price
that I… really don’t want to release,
but it was too much! Anyway, this Baragon was released
in 1995 as part of the Godzilla Wars line
and could only be found at KB and through the online
store. When the series ended, some managed to get
released in Honk Kong as part of the Doom Island,
but good luck finding any for a reasonable price
in this day and age.
Standing at roughly five inches, Baragon has a
moveable head and tail and his arms and legs can
also move. This review is for the sound version
(not sure if a non-sound version was ever released).
The sound, which is for the Showa version on this
toy, I feel sounds much more like Baragon than that
new roar he was given for the 2001 movie, Godzilla,
Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out
Cutting right into the design, it feels less like
Baragon and more like a shaved and hulked up King
Caesar. Standing on his hind legs with muscles that
would make a WWE wrestler blush, Baragon has turned
into a badass, but is this good or bad?
Bad for Baragon.
For most kaiju, this would seem rather cool, or
unique at least, but for Baragon it doesn’t.
Trendmasters already tried this their Anguirus design,
and while it semi-worked for Anguirus (I loved it),
it flops for Baragon. The horned, underground dwelling
dinosaur has NEVER been associated with a never-say-die
attitude or bravery that could actually use the
Oh, Baragon also has a long tail now and it ends
in… bumps. Not sure what the bumps are suppose
to be, but he has ‘em. Most of this design
just seems out of place for a Baragon, let alone
the fact the bipedal stance and the new ear flap
style looks much more like King Caesar. Now the
colors, on the other hand, are nice.
Detailing on Baragon is good, but it can’t
contend with Megalon or Varan’s from this
same line. He’s easily the worst of the three.
The arms and legs are nice and bumpy, but the body
itself is smooth entirely, as is the tail except
for the bump things at the end. The face is the
best part of this figure, but it still gives off
a King Caesar vibe. The teeth are nicely painted
and the mouth is even red. The eyes are also nicely
done green which looks pretty cool here.
To be frank, I really don’t care for this
design, which may sound hypocritical since I liked
the Anguirus, but to that I can only say “meh.”
Anguirus did something that made it work, Baragon
didn’t. He looks like a He-Man opponent rather
than a city-destroying kaiju hell bent on killing
as much stuff as possible. In response, I award
this Baragon a score of 2 for nice colors and an