Toy: Battle Roar Kong 2021 (Playmates Toys)



Battle Roar Kong 2021

English Toy Title

Battle Roar Monsters: Battle Roar Kong




Playmates Toys
20 centimeters


Godzilla vs. Kong



By: Joshua Reynolds (submission)

Before I begin, I just want to say thank you to Playmates Toys for supplying this guy for review. With that said, here we go! The wave of Godzilla vs. Kong toys has officially begun. Unfortunately, I’m still on the hunt for the Battle Roar Godzilla, but I do have this here Kong to offer up for review. A unique and refreshing figure after the lack of “gimmick” figures for Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, I hope to see more like this. Why? Let’s find out!


Standing at seven and a half inches, Kong looms over most typical kaiju toys. Its molded out of a very hard plastic with the head being a soft rubber over what feels like plastic as well. This “mask” of a head allows the lips to feel lifelike (that’s a weird sentence for a kaiju toy review…) and the mouth to open when the button on its back is pushed. Once the button is pushed, the ape releases a roar. There’s multiple roars that one can get by pressing the button.

The sculpt detail isn’t too bad considering the rather cheap price point. Despite being hard plastic, there’s lots of detailing to represent the Titan’s fur. The screws on its back and sound holes for the roar are a bit noticeable, but again, for the price point, one really can’t complain.


Kong has articulated arms, legs, feet and hands. However, the arms are posed in such a way it looks extremely weird to pose him any way except for the default. An elbow joint would have been very welcome.




There isn’t too much to complain nor write home about here. The figure is sculpted in a dark brown and that about does it for his body. What little paint the figure has is pretty nicely done. The eyes look straight ahead with little pupils inside orange. The scar on his chest really sticks out now that they made it pink, looking more like a fresh wound than a scar. But if you’ve seen the movie, you might know this COULD be a fresh wound. ;) I must admit, I wish the inside of the mouth had some red underneath the teeth.


I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t having fun with this. I’m a sucker for gimmick toys, even ones like this. The arms being stuck in this sort of bent elbow pose really hinders what one can do with it, but the roars do sound nice and I LOVE how the mouth opens and closes when he roars. That is such a smaller detail that could have been ignored, I can’t help but be grateful someone at Playmates had the imagination to make the mouth “lifelike.” For like $15, you really can’t go wrong here. Now, I just need to find the Battle Roar Godzilla. Oh, and Playmates, I hope you read this. Because I know I’m not the only one drooling over a Battle Roar MechaGodzilla! Make sure you give him that laugh. ;)

**Below are a number of bonus images of the figure.**

Rating: Star Rating