Bandai released the eighth High Grade set that featured
all four of the starring kaiju from GMK, but this
set also featured two completely random figures:
Megalon and Jet Jaguar. When it comes right down
to it, this particular figure, while small, is a
major league blessing. The Seatopian God hasn’t
been given a figure in ages, but the High Grade
set had come to the rescue.
Megalon scales in perfectly with most High Grade
figures. He's made of both very hard vinyl and rubber
and, like most figures in this line, needs to be
pieced together. There are five pieces that need
to be attached to the main body: the head, both
arms, and both legs. As expected from a High Grade
release, Megalon sports no moveable parts.
Working our way down, Megalon’s head is especially
well done. To keep in style with the kaiju it’s
based on, it doesn’t match the colors of the
limbs and body. This, however, was how it was done
in his movie. The eyes have detail and texture,
and if there is one flaw about the head, it is the
antenna. They’re shaped and molded fine, but
are colored wrong. Instead of yellow/black, they’re
The arms and drills are perfectly shaped and made
to look like they can come together just like in
the movie. Moving down some more, a slight flaw
can be found with the coloring. While he has the
orange design scheme on his chest, it doesn’t
wrap around his entire body like in the movie, this
is especially evident beneath his wings/shell. In
the movie, this area was covered in the same color
scheme, but for this release, it’s blank.
The legs and tail are done perfectly.
The overall paint scheme seems to be pretty much
spot-on, but looking over some publicity shots of
Megalon, it does seem a bit dark. It’s not
much of a problem and can be argued that the colors
were modified for the particular shots.
In the end, Megalon is another fine High Grade
figure. He fits in well with the others and is one
of the few ways to get the kaiju, in toy form, for
a reasonable price. Also, Megalon was later reissued
in 2004 in one of the massive sets that featured
a load of previously released High Grade figures.