Toy: Godzilla & King Ghidorah 2019 Battle Pack (JAKKS Pacific)



Godzilla & King Ghidorah 2019 Battle Pack

English Toy Title

Godzilla: King of the Monsters 3.5 Monster Matchups - King Ghidorah/Godzilla


Cardboard background and stand


JAKKS Pacific
9 centimeters (Godzilla)


Godzilla: King of the Monsters



By: Chris Mirjahangir

The Godzilla/King Ghidorah set is one of three playsets for the Godzilla King of the Monsters film by Jakks Pacific. While it may seem like a sparse set, creativity wise, there’s more there than it seems.


King Ghidorah & Box
King Ghidorah & Box

For King Ghidorah, this is pretty much a smaller version of the six inch version, except you have to fold the wings upward and position the feet in such a way so that the figure can stand on its own. This will be an issue depending on the child’s play style though. Design wise, there’s not much else to say.

Godzilla's design is similar to the 2014 figure. The tail comes in three sections that you have to put together, and the back plates are more the traditional-style than the 2014 Design. Overall, it looks okay. It seems to be more of a generalization of what's going to be in the film as opposed to something fully detailed. The backplates on this figure are sharper and stiffer than on the Godzilla in the Godzilla/Mothra set - just a head’s up for the parents getting this set for the little ones.


Godzilla has legs can move up and down and so can the arms, and the head can move 360 degrees. For the tail, there's no movement at all. Once you attach the tail in the three pieces that comes in, that's it. Be careful not to move the legs up too far, otherwise they'll pop off, and it’s the same with the arms.

King Ghidorah’s wings can move up and down just like the 6 inch version, and the legs can move back and forth. Also, just like the 6 inch version, the heads can swivel.


For accessories, there's a cardboard background (smashed up Fenway Park this time) with the stand to encourage photography/more imaginative play, which is a great bonus. The problem is that the background isn't as big as it should be because the monsters are bigger than the background. It's printed on a piece of cardboard and the stand does a very good job of holding it in place.


Close Up (Godzilla)
Close Up (Godzilla)

For Godzilla’s paint, there’s less going on here than in the other two sets. The figure has a gray wash in the same spot at the Godzilla in the Mothra set - from the legs and right up to the chest. The eye color on this figure is different however for they are yellow eyes. They don't look the best and look like they were quickly dabbed on. There's no paint on the backplates this time around which makes this figure not as dynamically cool looking as the other two Godzillas in the other sets.

For King Ghidorah, the paint job is pretty much the same as the six inch figure-goldish mold with a smattering of black paint specks spread over the figure. This time there seems to be more in the underside of the necks.


I do like this set despite the fact King Ghidorah is tricky to pose. Though, kids will still make him fly around and smash into Godzilla for hours on end. I do like the cardboard background addition and hope that inspires the intended audience to make their own Godzilla films/photography.

**Below are several bonus images, including some of King Ghidorah, Godzilla, and the cardboard background.**

Rating: Star Rating