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 releases around Godzilla.
January 1st, 2024 update
Playmates Toys has released a ton of news and details regarding figures and more for the upcoming Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire film.
Below are the official details for each release. This includes which stores, online or otherwise, that they can be purchased at. It also offers an image of the packaging for each release, with the exception being the Titan Evolution Godzilla figure.
Godzilla x Kong 6″ Figures
6” Godzilla Evolved (w/ Heat Ray)
Highly detailed with intricate designs to capture the essence of the King of Monsters in his evolved form, the Godzilla x Kong 6” Godzilla Evolved stands 6” tall and features multiple points of articulation so fans can display or recreate favorite scenes from his epic battles. From his powerful detachable Heat Ray to the imposing figure, every detail is made to match the new movie, ensuring an authentic representation of his iconic character. Comes in a unique Godzilla X Kong package.
Available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
6” Kong w/B.E.A.S.T. Glove (w/ HEAV)
Ready to reign over any display or play setting, the Godzilla x Kong 6” Kong figure is highly detailed with intricate designs, multiple points of articulation, and Kong’s destructive B.E.A.S.T. Glove, capturing the essence of the King of Skull Island. Made to match the new movie, ensuring an authentic representation of his iconic character. Comes in a unique Godzilla X Kong package.
Available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
6″ Skar King (w/ Bone Whipslash Weapon)
The Godzilla x Kong 6” Skar King brings a dangerous new foe to any collection, with epic new details that capture his movie look. With multiple points of articulation, Skar King is ready for action. Set includes Skar King’s bone whipslash weapon and comes in a unique Godzilla X Kong package!
Available at Target
6″ Suko with Titanus Doug Figure
Standing at 6” tall, the Suko figure is ready to reign. Featuring multiple points of articulation, Suko and Titanus Doug Figures capture the essence of the Son of Kong and his tiny-yet-mighty ally. From Suko’s boulder accessory to his realistic expression, every detail is made to match the new movie, ensuring an authentic representation of this iconic character. Comes in a unique Godzilla X Kong package.
Available at Target and Walmart
6″ Godzilla Original (w/ Heat Ray) Figure
Bring the action home with Godzilla’s destructive Heat Ray power! The Godzilla x Kong 6” Godzilla figure is highly detailed with intricate designs to capture the essence of the King of Monsters. Every detail is made to match the new movie, ensuring an authentic representation of his iconic character. Place the detachable Heat Ray in his mouth to release the iconic atomic breath, adding a realistic element to your playtime or display.
Available at Target and Walmart
Godzilla x Kong: 7″ and + Figures
7″ Titan Evolution Godzilla Figure
The Godzilla x Kong 7” Titan Evolution Godzilla figure is highly detailed with intricate designs to capture the essence of the King of Monsters, including removable outer skin that is detailed to match his original design, hiding his newly evolved movie look within. The skin can be shed and reattached for endless play and battling. The figure offers multiple points of articulation, allowing for dynamic action poses to recreate intense battles and relive his most iconic fight scenes.
Available at Target
7″ Battle Roar Figures
Unleash Godzilla’s mighty battle cry, Kong’s fearsome roar and Skar King’s howl, with the Godzilla x Kong: 7″ Battle Roar Godzilla, Kong and Skar King figures.
Simply press the button located on the figure’s back to release the iconic sounds. Highly detailed and molded from soft rubber to create a realistic expression as each roars, the figures feature multiple points of articulation, allowing for dynamic action poses to recreate intense battles and relive his most iconic fight scenes. Every detail is made to match the new movie, ensuring an authentic representation of the iconic characters. Comes in a unique Godzilla X Kong package!
Kong available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
Godzilla available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
Skar King available at Target
The Godzilla x Kong 11” Giant Figures
Standing at 11” tall, the Godzilla x Kong Giant figures are ready for action, so you can recreate epic battle scenes. With multiple points of articulation, Giant Kong, Godzilla and Skar King each are highly detailed with intricate designs to capture the essence of their movie look. The Giant figures come in bright, bold Godzilla x Kong packaging inspired by the fearsome Hollow Earth landscape in the new movie.
Giant Godzilla available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
Giant Kong available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
Giant Skar King available at Target, Walmart, Amazon
Godzilla x Kong Interactive Masks
Transform into the King of Monsters and the King of Skull Island with the Godzilla x Kong Interactive Masks. Unleash Godzilla or Kong’s mighty battle cry, simply open your mouth-the flexible chin strap mirrors your movements. Highly detailed with intricate designs to capture the essence of the new movie, ensuring an authentic representation of his iconic character, the Godzilla x Kong Godzilla Interactive Masks comes in bright, bold Godzilla x Kong packaging inspired by the fearsome Hollow Earth landscape in the new movie.
Godzilla Interactive mask available at Target, Walmart and Amazon
Kong Interactive mask available at Walmart and Amazon
Note that the descriptions and pictures exclude one figure from the six inch line. This is probably by intent. Below is the back packaging, which was included by Playmates Toys, and shows this final figure. Since this would likely be considered a spoiler, some may want to avoid looking further.
In other words, don’t continue scrolling down if you want to avoid seeing this.
July 26th, 2023 update
Playmates Toys has unveiled a new Rodan figure release. Based on the Monsterverse version, seen in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)… although with a twist. The figure has several areas that can either be flipped or opened in order to change Rodan to an armored version.
The figure joins similar ones for Godzilla and Kong, that also transform into armored versions as part of the “Titan Tech” line of toys.
Below are the details from Playmates Toys on the release:
Monsterverse: 8” Titan Tech Transforming Rodan Action
Legends collide as Godzilla, Kong and Rodan, the most powerful forces of nature, clash in a spectacular battle for the ages! The monster war rages on the surface and deep within our world as the secret realm of the titans—known as the Hollow Earth—is revealed! This 8” Titan Tech Rodan Action Figure transforms to reveal Monarch armor technology and is ready for the ultimate battle with Godzilla, Kong and all Titans that stand in his way!
8” Titan Tech Rodan Action Figure offers unique sculpt and innovative design!
Rodan transforms easily and completely from his natural form into an armored figure that makes him more ferocious than ever in battle!
A massive wingspan brings this Titan flying into battle and attacking from above!
“Try me” packaging lets consumers experience a sample of the transformation!
The figure will be available for sale at Target, with a retail price of $19.99 when released.
March 18th 2022 update
A new battle set has recently been released. The set not only includes Godzilla 2021 and Kong 2021 with their respective weapons, but also a 3-piece diorama of the decimated city of Hong Kong, as well as a Fighter Jet and HEAV accessories. Additional information and preview images can be found below:
Story-in-a-Box: “City Battle”. As seen in the blockbuster hit Godzilla vs Kong
- 6” Scale Movie Figures – Godzilla and Kong
- Full scale Multi-Level Chipboard Diorama Play Environments
- Also Includes Weapons and Other Accessories
- SRP $24.99
*Click the thumbnails below for full-size images.*
February 21st 2022 update
A number of new figures have been revealed in the latest press release from Playmates Toys, to include their current and future releases for Spring 2022. Additional details can be found below. Special thanks to Playmates Toys for providing the information and images for this official reveal! The review images below can be clicked for full-size versions.
MONSTERVERSE & TOHO SERIES ACTION FIGURES
Building upon the success of the 2021 blockbuster “Godzilla Vs. Kong,” the MonsterVerse universe of action figures and collectibles will continue to expand in 2022 as the Playmates Toys lineup is now available at all mass retailers.
The Godzilla vs. Kong collection continues with 6-inch figures and 7-inch deluxe figures with sounds, while additions to the Playmates collection of Toho Classic figures include Rodan and Gorosaurus.
Godzilla vs. Kong Deluxe Battle Roar Monsters – 7”
These larger figures feature roaring monster sounds. $14.99 SRP
New For Spring 2022.
Godzilla vs. Kong Basic Figure Monsters – 6”
Six-inch articulated figures feature removable parts to show battle damage, and each come with accessories. $9.99 SRP
New for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022:
· Supercharged Godzilla
· Antarctic Kong
· Battle Mechagodzilla
· City Destruction Godzilla
· Ferocious Kong
Classic Monsters – 6.5”
Popular Kaiju characters from the classic Toho universe and Classic Kong. $12.99 SRP
New for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022:
· Godzilla 2016
· Godzilla Terrestris (Singular Point)
※Click preview thumbnails for full resolution images ※
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.
Thoughts on the two upcoming figures? Have any hopes for what others might come in the future? Sound off in the comments below.