saw the release of many new kaiju for the Trendmasters
line of Godzilla toys. Like the Anguirus reviewed previously,
Biollante was one of many new kaiju brought into the
Godzilla Wars line of figures. Unlike Anguirus,
however, Biollante was given a six inch, roaring, posable
figure. When put in line with other Trendmasters figures
of the size, Biollante does stand out. The man-made
monster, for the most part, looks like a fair representation
of the monster with some notable changes. One thing
I should bring up is that, over the years, my figure
of Biollante's sound device has been damaged so it
can no longer do the roar it once did, however, I don't
remember it being Biollante's known roar. This version
of Biollante was also released without a roar, for
In order to be easily made and played with, Trendmasters
felt the need to redo Biollante's lower half. This
means that she no longer has the root-like legs, but
now has more traditional humanoid legs. She is still
equipped with several tentacles, but these are now
positioned to be more like arms. To give Biollante
more balance, she was also given a small tail-like
inclusion that helps to keep her from falling forward.
This design, thankfully, doesn't exactly fail either.
The feet could have been given more work for the star-pattern
of toes does seem a bit odd, though. As a plus, all
six of Biollante's tentacles can rotate, allowing each
to face the front or back of the plant.
A nice thing about this release of the popular kaiju
is that, while her main body is hard plastic, the tentacles
are made of rubber. This allows the tentacles to be
bent sideways and attack kaiju to her side. Sadly,
Biollante's massive maw isn't able to open and close,
a trait that shouldn't have been ignored given the
massive size of her mouth compared to other kaiju.
Another complaint about movable parts is her legs.
The oddly-designed star-shaped feet don't allow her
legs to move like those of other six inch figures.
Color wise, Biollante is pretty spot on. She's painted
a dark green, like her movie version, with a blue highlight
on her back for good measures. Her energy sac is still
a red-orange and her claws and teeth are all a cream
color. The only color complaint I can give is the overly
pink insides of her mouth. The pink is just too...
pink. It looks very odd given the power this figure
shows. Detail wise, Biollante also doesn't fail. For
the most part, her body is detailed finely, but once
again I direct your attention to her maw. For some
reason, Trendmasters decided to give Biollante a big,
wide tongue but forgot to give any other detail. The
teeth lacing her upper and lower mouth aren't painted
and there is virtually no detail to be found on the
tongue. Thankfully all six of the tentacle's maws have
All in all, Biollante isn't the worst figure ever,
but nor is she the best. The lack of detail inside
her mouth is discouraging, but she is a nice figure
to have, and easily the best figure of her released
in the United States thus far. One final thing I should
note that Biollante was released with a trading card,
but this card has become lost, so I can't offer scans
of it like I did some other releases by the company.