release from Trendmasters under the electronic six
inch line, Mechagodzilla could be one of the best original
six (Mechagodzilla, Godzilla, Ghidorah, Mecha-King
Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan). This, however, doesn't say
much given the redesigns of Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah,
and Mothra. Like the other figures of the line, Mechagodzilla
is based on his famous Heisei design, abet with a tiny
head and extremely small arms. The figure stands at
a decent six inches and has a moveable head, along
with moveable arms and legs.
The mold of the machine isn't half bad, but the
faults are extremely noticeable. I can't imagine
why Trendmasters would so such a thing, but Mechagodzilla's
head is shrinking. The head is roughly the same
size as the one found on the smaller figure released
at the same time. Another aspect that is quit bothersome
is the overly small arms. While Mechagodzilla,
especially the Heisei version, has never been famous
for arm size, this version's is just too damn small
when compared with the rest of the body. Interestingly,
while Mechagodzilla's arms and head may be too
small, his feet are too big. This is, quit literally,
a big foot Mechagodzilla. Too be fair, however,
the feet were probably enlarged on purpose so he
could stand easier due to the fact Mechagodzilla's
tail, even in the movie, is pretty short.
Thankfully, for the most part, Mechagodzilla looks
like a decent representation of the movie machine,
despite its small head and arms. The eyes are just
the right color and he has all the little ridges
and openings Mechagodzilla had in 1993. His body
is made of hard plastic while the limbs are all
made of hard rubber.
Now I know some of you may
be wondering how Mechagodzilla’s roars sound.
As it turns out, it doesn't sound like Mechagodzilla
at all. Matter of fact, the roar sounds more like
Godzilla's. If one wants to hear the roar, all
they have to do is press the red button on the
machine's upper body. Like most versions, MechaGodzilla
was also released without sound.
Also, like most Trendmasters figures, Mechagodzilla
was released with a trading card. The card attached
with Mechagodzilla was the same one released with
vs. Mecha-Godzilla in Los Angeles micro play
set and also uses the "Mecha-Godzilla" variation
of the name.
In the end, while Mechagodzilla is nothing to write
home about, he is a decent figure. Its size lets
him participate in infinite battles with other
Godzilla kaiju and toys in general. The detail
given to him is decent, and while his arms and
head may be small, feet overly large, and wrong
roar, I award this famous, anti-monster war machine
with the fair amount of 2.5 out of 5.