Name
 Baragon
Version Source
 Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack
Company: Bandai
Extras: Attached Tag
   
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2001 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

I must admit, I have never been a fan of the GMK Baragon. I've never cared for its new roar, the new color scheme, and the new origin. I don't even care for the new head. You can give me the Showa version of it any day. Now with that out of the way, lets dive into this 2001 release of the first guardian Godzilla slaughtered in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001).

Baragon stands at six inches tall, but don't let this size fool you. He does not fall into the normal six inch line, but the larger eight inch line. Remember, Baragon is a tiny kaiju compared to Godzilla. The figure has moveable arms, legs, tail, and its head can move slightly from side to side. It is also made of soft vinyl.

 
Source Comparison

The creature sports a nice mold and actually looks better than that seen in the movie, at least the head does. Direct your attention to the picture to theleft. The head fits in with the neck very well and the attaching area of the neck and shoulders doesn't look overly bad. Moving down, Baragon's arms are a fair representation to the movie's, as are his legs. It would have been more nice to see a release of Baragon on all fours, but I guess we have to settle with what we get, at least for now. The tail seems to be a fitting size for the figure with what little of it is scene in the film itself.

   
Back View

Now for the biggest flaw of Baragon: its size. He's fat. No other way around it. He looks as if he's filled with helium. If you think the beer belly of the movie's Godzilla was bad, wait until you see this guy's body.

The paint job of Baragon has almost everything going for it. It's a dark brown with the ridges on its back having some nice lighter touches. The horns and claws are properly painted, as are its teeth and eyes. The mouth itself remains brown like the body, sadly.

In the end, as I said, the GMK Baragon isn't one of my most favored kaiju, but the figure is nicely done. He may be overly fat, but he's a good addition to any fan's collection. Get one if you see it and have your favorite Godzilla nuke it to Hell and back. Now someone get me a Showa Baragon. Now.

Rating: Star Rating