originally going to wait a little bit before reviewing
this figure, but then I made a rather awesome discovery.
Okay, maybe "awesome" is the wrong term,
but interesting it is. Released as part of the last
line of toys by Bandai Creation in 2007, this version
of Godzilla 2000 (named Godzilla Millennium) differs
greatly from the Japanese release and could easily
take home the award for best six inch figure from
Bandai Creation’s series. Now you’re
probably asking why did I say this release is interesting...
Well, wait for it...
The pose is based off of the same pose Godzilla
2000 has on the cover Godzilla:
Unleashed. This may be the first time a
Bandai figure has been posed after a specific way
found in any media (ignoring the statue things and
several SD lines). Yes, some things are different
like Godzilla appearing to be more upright and the
tail not curved to the side as much, but the pose
is definitely there. Just look how the end of the
tail is curved, the legs, how he’s slouched
forward, and even the hand positions. Thank goodness
the pose kicks a lot of you know what.
Well, moving on, this Godzilla 2000 stands at six
inches and has moveable arms and legs. Surprising
the tail can’t move. He’s made of vinyl,
just like the rest of the line, and is finely painted
a dark black. Wait, black?
I admit this is growing old for all these Godzilla
2000 figures since the monster king was originally
dark green in Godzilla
2000: Millennium (1999), not black. Fortunately,
just like its Japanese release, it does look pretty
good. The spines are very nicely done and painted
separately opposed to just a purple spray being
taken to them. Even the smaller spines running down
the tail have been painted and it simply looks outstanding.
The teeth are white, the tongue is red, and the
claws are also painted. The eyes are especially
done nicely with the pupils having a white spot
in the center as if they’re reflecting light.
Mold wise, the sculpt is covered with awesome texture
and detailing. The spines are really good here with
the black parts being rougher compared to the smoother
purple parts. The only real complaint I can make
about the mold is the tail seems a tad bit short,
even curved the way it is. The position of the right
thumb toe looks a bit wonky as well, but by no means
is it an eyesore.
In the end, the Bandai Creation G2K is one hell
of a cool figure. Based on the pose on the Godzilla:
Unleashed box art and sporting an awesome,
if not wrong, paint job and amazing detailing, this
is a figure one shouldn’t miss out on, even
if you already have the Japanese release. He scales
in well with the other figures and seeing him and
Orga head to head looks cool as well. Highly recommended.