Cretaceous King Ghidorah
Version Source
 Rebirth of Mothra III
Company: Bandai
Extras: Attached Tag
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 1998 Height: 15 centimeters
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

Released in 1998 along with Rebirth of Mothra III, Cretaceous King Ghidorah is the younger form of the awesomely awesome Grand King Ghidorah. The figure isn't all that expensive, at least it wasn't when I got my hands on when at G-Fest a few years back, and he isn't a bad figure at all. Shall we find out why?

Head Close Up

Like all Bandais (boy that line is growing old), Cretaceous King Ghidorah is made of vinyl. Surprisingly, however, his necks and heads can't move. His legs, wings, and tail can, which is always a plus. He stands at six inches tall and fits nicely in with the rest of Bandai's figures.

There's nothing wrong with the sculpt of the figure either, save the excess plastic that appears between the horn on the back of the head and the base of the neck. The three heads and necks are just the right size, the tail is split at just the right length, and the wings and legs are well proportioned. He has a nice amount of detail thrown in for good measure also.

Side View

The mouths are properly painted red (and not black, the color that curses many figure's maws) and the eyes even have tiny slits for pupils. The wings are especially nicely done with texture and plenty of ridges to indicate the skin is slightly wrinkled here and there. The legs, are pretty flawless as well, but there is a slight complaint: the claw on the back of the foot isn't painted. Thankfully this can't be seen from the front, the angle the figure will probably be showcased at more than any other.

The paint job is Ghidorah is also pretty well done. His main color is just the right shade of, what appears to be, bronze. The wings are a lighter color, but aren't so different that it looks out of place or look the same. It's just right. The eyes and mouth, as said before, are properly colored. Overall, Cretaceous King Ghidorah sports a rather good paint job.

In the end, CKG is a perfectly fine figure. I am sad to say, however, I often forget that I even own the figure. When pulling it down from the shelf, there were cobwebs between the three necks. Sad, huh? Perhaps I should sell it… Nah. Anyway, if one sees the figure and is a collector or just wants a piece of Ghidorah history, pick it up. I got mine for $12, and I don't think his cost has increased much, if at all.

Rating: Star Rating