Name
 Gigan - Sound
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. Gigan
Company: Trendmasters
Extras: Trading Card
   
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 1995 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)
Here he is, the famous Gigan from Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) . Released in 1995, Gigan sports a distinctive redesign that brings the monster into the Heisei era. The infamous cyborg no longer appears to be an actual cyborg, but instead armed with bone-like instruments. This could be a good or bad thing for some fans. It should also be noted that this particular release of Gigan was also released without sound. Unfortunately, like my Biollante release, Gigan's sound device has been damaged, resulting in it not working. However, if my memory serves correct, Gigan didn't have his normal roar but more of a Ghidorah-like cackle.
 
 
Head
Gigan sports a moveable head and tail along with poseable arms and legs. In order to change the batteries of this toy, one needs to remove the creature's back sails. Moving onto detail and design, Gigan is much like his Showa incarnation in many ways. His chest, stomach, and tail are covered in golden scales and a blue x-shape is patterned on his front body. Unlike his movie version, however, Gigan's neck, legs, and arms are colored a dark green, not unlike that of Trendmasters Godzilla.
 
   
Side View
Now for the most visual difference: his claws and spikes. In the movie, all of Gigan's spikes, claws, and his beak appeared to be metallic. Not anymore. In this release, as stated before, they've been turned to bone. Even his saw is colored a creamish bone color. Thankfully it isn't all that bad, but many fans will find themselves missing the metallic parts.
 
In my humble opinion, this six inch release of Gigan is much better than the original eight inch Bandai release, let alone the craptastic ten inch released by Trendmasters at the same time as this. This Gigan's tail is much longer, allowing it to properly stand, and its look isn't goofy like its ten inch brother. Fans of the other redesigns by Trendmasters may just get a kick out of their take of Gigan. On a last note, Gigan was also released with a trading card.
Rating: Star Rating