Starting in 2019, Playmates Toys began releasing figures around both the MonsterVerse and the Toho Godzilla films. Since then, they have published toys around the Showa series, Heisei series, Millennium series, Reiwa series and including figures for Godzilla vs. Kong (2021). This has encompassed a wide range of different versions of Godzilla as well, including Godzilla 1954, Godzilla 1968, Godzilla 1999, Godzilla 2004, Godzilla 2016 and the MonsterVerse version.
This post is a news roundup of the upcoming and announced Playmates Toys release for the “Classic Godzilla Titans” line.
August 8th 2021 update
New additions are coming to the line of figures from Playmates Toys with releases for Rodan 1956 and Gorosaurus 1968.
First up is the flying monster from Rodan (1956). Interestingly, this is the first figure from Playmates Toys not based on the MonsterVerse or a Godzilla film. Below is the description for the toy and images for the upcoming figure.
6.5″ Rodan is a highly detailed figure, with unique sculpting and articulation.
Humans once again awaken a mighty creature, but this time it can fly at supersonic speeds! First-appearing in its title film in 1956, Rodan has become one of the most popular kaiju characters ever. Once at odds with Godzilla and then later appearing as an ally, it was this first form of Rodan that cemented the monster’s place as the “giant monster of the sky”.
Next up is Gorosaurus, based on his appearance in Destroy All Monsters (1968).
6.5″ Gorosaurus is a highly detailed figure, with unique sculpting and articulation.
Sporting massive, powerful jaws and razor sharp teeth, Gorosaurus is a fearsome force to be reckoned with! As if the bite wasn’t enough, Gorosaurus also can rear back to deliver a devastating front kick that can knock down any opponent! This proved useful as Gorosaurus helped Earth’s monsters against King Ghidorah in “Destroy All Monsters.”
February 21st 2021 update
The line of Playmates Toys figures is continuing to grow, with more figures coming later this year.
To celebrate, Playmates Toys was kind enough to send us first look promo videos for two upcoming figures in the line. Below is a first promotional look at the upcoming Godzilla 1995, or Burning Godzilla, figure. The toy is part of their 6.5-inch scale and is set for a 2021 release, which has been rumored as coming this Spring.
In addition to Burning Godzilla, Playmates Toys is also providing a promotional video around their Jet Jaguar figure, from Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973). Similarly, this figure is 2021 release and also at the 6.5-inch scale.
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