Name
 Destoroyah
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Company: Bandai Creation
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2007 Height: 16 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

The Bandai Creation line of figures has been very, very interesting since it started pumping out Godzilla figures in 2002. At first, the toys seemed to be basic figures, but this latest batch, made in 2007, not only introduced the 12 inch classics, but also Godzilla 2000 and Destoroyah in less-than-play sculpts and more for display sculpts.

 
Figure Comparison

Six inches tall with a wide wing span, Destoroyah differes greatly from his Japanese counterpart. He's larger and scales in better with both the Japanese and American released Burning Godzillas. You can check out the group picture to see for yourself.

His arms can rotate, as well as his tail. His larger set of wings can also move somewhat, but no matter how you put them, nothing looks better than the basic pose, which makes one wonder why even be able to move those parts?

   
Back View

Moving on, Destoroyah has some great detail for a $12.99 toy. It's properly painted, as are the many tiny teeth that adorn its jaws and its yellow eyes. Also, a nice treat for fans, is his smaller set of wings. With arms pointed down, his wings open, and head pointed up to the side roaring, this figure looks amazing on the shelf.

If there's one real complaint I can make, it is the arms. They're pointed down for some reason and while it does make his pose look cool, it just looks odd if you're trying to pose him with other kaiju in a face off. Another small complaint is his frills. While you can't see it from the front, they're overly fat. This could have been made to prevent smaller kids from breaking them off.

A great figure for a great price, a fan can't ask for more. You can find them at KB Toys and some other stores, along with the Hedorah, Godzilla '68, Godzilla 2000, and if you're lucky, the Mechagodzilla (Kiryu) - 12" Classic and the Godzilla [2004] - 12" Classic.

Rating: Star Rating