for the company's third wave of figures, and under
the Godzilla Wars banner, this toy for Moguera
is probably one of the more impressive from Trendmasters'
Godzilla lineup. Unlike many of the other toys from
the company, this figure is fairly faithful to the
source character. There are some discrepancies in
terms of size, with the figure overall appearing
too slim in the waist and legs, but all in all it's
a fairly well done recreation.
The most important thing to note here is the high
level of detail that Trendmasters has committed
to the release. The "grid-like" blue segments
look nice, as do the "spring-like" arms.
As mentioned before, the proportions are wrong here,
but that still doesn't stop the arms and legs from
looking fairly impressive. The back also looks stellar,
especially the saw blades. Unfortunately, it does
suffer a little in regards to the head, mostly due
to it being too small which is the reoccurring blight
of this particular release.
Moguera is moveable in several locations. These
include the legs, which rotate, and arms. The body
itself, at the waist, can also be turned, which
is probably the coolest aspect of its mobility.
One of the highlights of this figure, especially
over others that Trendmasters released, is the extra
features it displays. This includes extendable "wings",
which pop out from the hips to simulate the Star
Falcon (ignoring the fact that they are much too
small), and that the hands open up to reveal the
Spiral Grenade missiles. Sadly, the hands have a
little trouble closing, and will often always be
open just a little.
Now this is the sound version of the character,
with the red button located fairly obviously on
the front. The speakers, which flank it to the left
and right, are actually well placed and look good
within the design. Unfortunately, the roar itself
is the one for King Kong/Sanda/King Caesar. This
can be overlooked a little, considering the mech
had no roar at all, but it's still an odd choice
to have such a primal noise for the robot. Certainly
Mechani-Kong, for example, would have been a better
roar substitute here.
Overall, few figures from Trendmasters really stand
up against the test of time, and the many fine toys
which have come afterwards. This one for Moguera,
along with their Mechagodzilla and SpaceGodzilla
in the same size category, are some of the select
few that do.