The year is 2004. The place: Chicago, Illinois.
The reason: G-Fest XI. I had $150 to spend each day,
and I have a long list of things to buy. After picking
up the figure of Cretaceous King Ghidorah, I then see
my target: Megaguirus. Forgetting that the figure was
theater exclusive, I go to buy. Nope, not $12 like
I expected. Instead, I blow $50 on this over-sized
dragonfly-mosquito hybrid thing. Was it worth it? Let's
Megaguirus is six inches long with a ten inch wingspan.
Her claws and legs are the only parts of this release
that are capable of moving. The way Megaguirus' legs
are positioned make it sort of hard to make her "stand" easily.
Its much easier to direct her legs backward (snicker
at that line all you want) so that she actually lays
The millennium age bug is a decent representation
of her... mold wise. The only major fault I can spot
is the tail. It's too short. Now for the big difference.
Any G-Fan should be able to tell Bandai gave the hypersonic
bug a new paint job. Those should remember that the
queen of the Meganula was originally purple and yellow.
Not anymore folks! Frankly, I prefer this new look
she has been graced with. She still retains some purple,
but her wings have been repainted a lighter shade of
silver, as have her claws, legs, belly, and the underside
of the tail. Her back has also been re-colored a form
of red. These changes have been met with mixed reactions.
While I only asked a few on what they thought of her
color change, the reaction was about equal.
As said, this form of Megaguirus was released only
in theaters when Godzilla
(2000) was screened
in Japan. I'm not exactly sure how much it cost at
first, but now you may be asking if it was worth $50.
My reaction: no. The flying bug is going to remain
an elusive figure for some, and it may just
be able to build up in worth. For non-serious collectors
like myself, I wouldn't recommend paying anything more
than $25, though, and instead to possibly consider
the "normal" colored release that was packaged with
Godzilla that same year.
Her colors are going to be liked or disliked by
the fans, and her tail isn't long enough, but Megaguirus
is a decent figure. She's not in any way worth the
price I got her for, but she is a decent addition to
any collector and gains a nice score of a 4. Now if
only we could get a nice-sized figure of Battra....