Toy: Antarctic Kong 2021 (Playmates Toys)


Antarctic Kong 2021

English Toy Title

Godzilla vs. Kong: Antarctic Kong with Osprey


Osprey, Battle Damage Piece


Playmates Toys
15 centimeters


Godzilla vs. Kong



By: Joshua Reynolds (submission)

First off, a big thank you goes out to Playmates Toys for sending me this for review purposes!

Well, here we are. Going on half a year since the release of Godzilla vs. Kong and the merchandise just keeps on coming. Here we have Playmates latest entry in their six inch line of figures. This is another version of Kong, this time based on the scene in which Kong finds himself in the frozen wasteland of Antarctica.


Close Up
Close Up

This Kong’s sculpt is virtually identical to the prior release based on the aircraft carrier. It stands at six inches with the fur nicely detailed for what is virtually a children’s toy. The face has a very nice, grumpy looking look. One of the hands is clenched in an angry fist and the other is posed to be able to hold the osprey that comes with it. However, you can also put the battle ax from a different release in it if you feel like spicing things up.

Additionally, like other toys in this line, Kong features a battle damage gimmick. A piece of his right arm can be removed, exposing muscle underneath. The wound isn’t very detailed, but its such a neat little feature for this line that I can’t help but enjoy it. It reminds me so much of the Jurassic Park/World line of toys that have the same gimmick. I never knew I wanted it on kaiju figures until I started acquiring these figures.


Once again, very surprising for this type of toy. While it is virtually a repaint of prior releases, the articulation remains the same. The head can rotate, the arms can rotate, the legs too. What really seperates this line from other lines, such as Bandai’s, is the inclusion of knees, elbows, and hand rotation. For a rather cheap toy, this guy features more “play-ability” than your run of the mill vinyl toys.


First off, Kong comes with an osprey. The osprey is virtually unpainted and molded white. It’s of the same mold used for previous releases in the line. Kong also comes with a removable piece of flesh that can cover his wounded arm, allowing him to be posed with either a wound or not.


This is where this release gets a bit iffy. The actual paint of Kong himself looks solid. The body is brown, the teeth cleanly painted and the eyes orange with tiny, black pupils that look ahead. What gets iffy on this is the actual “snow.” I’ve been calling this guy everything from Cocaine Kong to Kony Montanta. The snow just really doesn’t look like snow. It looks more like powder was applied to his limbs and head. I know snow can be kind of hard to get right. I think it could have been pulled off a bit better if maybe a lighter shade of brown was applied to the body, not making the white paint contrast so much against the dark brown paint of the body. But, in the end… Like $12 for this? Can’t expect it to be perfect.


Is it the best Kong release in this line? No. But it's not bad, and I still enjoy it. It scales well with the other figures and you can have some fun with the gripping hand. Now I just got to find the new Battle MechaGodzilla and hold out hope we get some more Godzillas. I’d honestly love to see an Antarctic Godzilla and MechaGodzilla, even if they never go to that environment in the movie.

Also, Playmates. If you’re reading, this whole fandom is dying for figures of others MonsterVerse Titans in this format. Anything from Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island and King of the Monsters would be absolutely amazing.

**Below are several bonus images of the figure.**

Rating: Star Rating