Toy: 2016 Atomic Blast Shin Godzilla 12" Head to Tail (NECA)



2016 Atomic Blast Shin Godzilla 12" Head to Tail

English Toy Title

12″ Head to Tail Action Figure – 2016 Shin Godzilla (Atomic Blast)


2 Atomic Blast effects


15 centimeters


Shin Godzilla



By: Chris Mirjahangir

Neca’s second foray into the Shin Godzilla character comes in the form of “Atomic Blast Shin Godzilla”. How is it? Read on!


This is the same sculpt from the previous release with new backplates and a different head sculpt. The head is great when it has the beam effect attached and downright weird looking without it if you look at it head on. I do like how weird it does look though and you can create some great spooky photos with this figure if you like.


Godzilla’s legs can spread apart and inward slightly and the feet can rotate 360 degrees. The hands can move inward and the forearms can also move 360 degrees. Like the previous release arms can move back and forth. The tail is articulated into 4 sections and each section can rotate 360 degrees and you can move it up and down. It’s a heavy tail and it can droop at times but it will hold its pose if you apply a little bit of pressure. The neck and torso can also rotate 360 degrees.


Effect Parts
Effect Parts

Two identical beam effects come with this release. They’re painted with a mix of largely white paint mixed with a little bit of purple which isn’t entirely film accurate. The weird thing is that they’re not painted all the way. Right at the end of one of the beams, it goes translucent. If it was one beam effect with this, I would think “ok, they messed up the paint here”. But no, it’s both. It’s a really odd choice. What IS nice however, is that you don’t need a stand. They just pop right in to the hole in the mouth and the hole in the tip of the tail.


Neck Close Up
Neck Close Up

The paint is really uneven on this one. For the body, the figure is a mix of red and black like the previous version. However since this is a repaint, it has been accentuated with the power up/beam release of the film and it wasn’t really well executed. For example, it looks as though NECA tried to emulate the backplates powering up in the film but just REALLY looks weird here. With so much white mixed in, it looks like melted marshmallow mixed in with a little bit of purple if you look at the figure dead on from the back. Aside from the white, I quite like the mix of purple and black on the backplates. The mix of black, purple, and white go all the way down to the end of the tail and I can see what NECA was going for here with the tail beam glow but the result is just ok. It looks like a weird hodgepodge of all three colors mixed in and it’s not uniform at all. For the rest of the paint, the claws and toenails have a nice dark, dirty yellow color. All isn’t perfect however; the toe nail paint is rather sloppy with only ¾ of the dark yellow paint on one foot and black random strokes on the toes nails of the other foot. The teeth look ok but the mouth wasn’t finished. The back of the mouth has the normal purple color but the paint just fades out with when it gets to the front. The paint on the sides of the neck is uneven on each side as well but the purpleish white “neck ring” looks good.


It’s too bad that the paint is all over the place on the figure because it does have the potential to look really cool. The figure isn’t a must have but is more of “eh, it looks kinda cool, maybe I’ll pick it up” sort of thing. As I said earlier, because of the head sculpt, you can get some creepy looking photos so for those of you into very creative photography, you might want to check this one out.

**Below are several bonus images, including alternate views of the spines, front, and feet.**

Rating: Star Rating