Godzilla [1984]
Version Source
 The Return of Godzilla
Company: Bandai
Extras: None
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2000 Height: 8 centimeters
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

In the year 2000, Bandai released a Hyper set of Godzilla figures made to celebrate the monster king's great return to the big screen. All but one of the figures in the set had been released in other ways, all except for the 1984 Godzilla from the The Return of Godzilla. He would be released again afterward, but this was the first time this version of Godzilla had been in figure form since the release of the original movie. The set, the Godzilla History Set, also contained the 1954 (Godzilla), 1962 (King Kong vs. Godzilla), 1964 (Mothra vs. Godzilla), 1995 (Godzilla vs. Destoroyah), and 2000 (Godzilla 2000: Millennium).

Side View

This figure stands at about three inches and has no moveable parts. When you get the set, it is required to snap the tail on. Unfortunetly, Godzilla '84 tends to fall apart at times. It's nothing major, but too much movement can make the arms fall off and the head can also be easily removed compared to the other figures. It is made of solid vinyl, though, just like the other figures of the set.

The mold for the Godzilla is nice and is a really good representation of the movie monster. Its textured with bumps and ridges and the face is especially nice with good detail. While I believe the best figure of the set goes to the 2000 version, Godzilla '84 can easily be the second.

Back View

The paint is a nice dark color with the claws being a good white. The spines are tinted blue, but a fault does come here. While the main back spines are painted, the color turns back to black when it comes to the smaller spines, or bumps rather, on the tail.

In the end, '84 remains one of the best Godzillas around. I can't say get the set just for this figure, but combined with the awesomeness of the other figures, especially G2K and Burning, this set should be a must have for collectors.

Rating: Star Rating