along with my Orga review, I figured I should do a
review for my other first Bandai. "Godzilla 2000",
one of the many Godzlla figures released through Bandai,
is much like any release from the company. It stands
at a nice six inches, allowing it to be sat with the
majority of the other Bandai figures. Just like other
figures of its size, Godzilla sports movable arms,
legs, and tail, allowing the millennium version of
the monster king to perform a wide variety of poses.
Bandai also, once again, shows their respect for the
franchise for, except one flaw, this figure is identical
to its movie version, right down to its eyes.
The main difference in the movie monster and this
six inch figure is the color of its body. While many
know that other versions of Godzilla are usually charcoal
gray or black, Godzilla from Godzilla
2000: Millennium, arguably, wasn't. Granted,
he appears as a more dark gray for a large portion
of the movie, thanks to the numerous night sequences,
but a few of the day shots do show the more green hue
of the suit. Thankfully this goof doesn't hurt the
figure in the least and it could actually be argued
that the 1999 Godzilla looks even better when colored
black opposed to green. Besides that flaw, Godzilla
sports the same image of his movie variation. The spines
are also colored a very nice purple color, just like
the movie, and simply look great with the black hide.
This version of Godzilla, once again, like all Bandai
figures, is made of vinyl, so he's rather durable.
He's been dropped dozens of times from my own shelf
and is still in just as good condition as when he first
arrived on my doorstep many years ago. While Godzilla's
color may be off, this figure, to this day, remains
one of my own all time favorites. The detail of the
monster is great and its unique spines can easily make
this one of the crown jewels for any collection.
Also, like all other figures in this line, Godzilla was
released with an attached tag. The back of the tag is
just like Orga's and shows one of the posters for the
release while the front shows off the kaiju and its series
This means that the 1999 version of Godzilla is the sixteenth
figure in this particular run, which was christened as
Island series, named after the TV show of
the same name that began airing in 1997.