Baby Godzilla released for the release of the American
Godzilla movie, this little monster keeps the Trendmasters
tradition of changing the design from that of the movie's.
This release of the monster, dubbed Claw Slasher, sports
a yellow hide with black spots for its base color scheme
with a red back, reminiscent of the colors of the Razor
Fang - Baby Godzilla I reviewed. Like its fellow monster,
this Baby Godzilla is also the same height, allowing
it to do battle with countless other figure lines.
Unfortunately, when compared to its red and white brother,
this version of Baby Godzilla just isn't as good.
Speaking of the color scheme, this Baby Godzilla's
just doesn't look good. Why they couldn't just re-use
the red design of the Razor Tooth version or actually
base it on the movie's is beyond me. The yellow-black
combo is an eye sore, and the red back just seems out
of place. The insides of the mouth are a vibrant pink,
and since the monster can't close its maw, its always
shown. One other notable design change is the lack
of back spines. Again, this Baby Godzilla is only equipped
with tiny back bumps instead of actual spines.
This Baby Godzilla, like the other, is also different
from the movie version. The head is much more like
its movie inspiration, but is also much more skinny
and non-muscular. The tail is also vastly different,
clearly not as thick as the one from the 1998 film.
The monster's arms and legs all move, allowing the
reptile some different poses, but sadly, the tail and
jaws don't move. The mouth can't close like its brother
release, making this release not up to par. The one
aspect of this figure is suppose to be its slashing
arm that doesn't work all that well. In order to perform
the action, one must pull the arm up and then release
it. The arm can only be locked in place if its raised
to its highest, so only one of the arms can actually
be posed in more than two positions.
Thankfully Baby Godzilla stands nicely with its other
releases and can be set up in different poses and
its six inch height allows it to blend in with other
toy releases. In the end, while this Godzilla has
some redeeming values, its bland color scheme and
lack of biting jaws just holds it back. Fans of the
'98 movie and collectors may want to track it down
to fill in gaps with their collection, but any others
are more advised to get the Razor Fang version. It
does everything this one does and looks much better.