Name
 Godzilla [1999]
Version Source
 Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Company: Bandai
Extras: Attached Tag
   
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 1999 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

To go along with my Orga review, I figured I should do a review for my other first Bandai. "Godzilla 2000", one of the many Godzlla figures released through Bandai, is much like any release from the company. It stands at a nice six inches, allowing it to be sat with the majority of the other Bandai figures. Just like other figures of its size, Godzilla sports movable arms, legs, and tail, allowing the millennium version of the monster king to perform a wide variety of poses. Bandai also, once again, shows their respect for the franchise for, except one flaw, this figure is identical to its movie version, right down to its eyes.

 
Side View

The main difference in the movie monster and this six inch figure is the color of its body. While many know that other versions of Godzilla are usually charcoal gray or black, Godzilla from Godzilla 2000: Millennium, arguably, wasn't. Granted, he appears as a more dark gray for a large portion of the movie, thanks to the numerous night sequences, but a few of the day shots do show the more green hue of the suit. Thankfully this goof doesn't hurt the figure in the least and it could actually be argued that the 1999 Godzilla looks even better when colored black opposed to green. Besides that flaw, Godzilla sports the same image of his movie variation. The spines are also colored a very nice purple color, just like the movie, and simply look great with the black hide.

   
Back View

This version of Godzilla, once again, like all Bandai figures, is made of vinyl, so he's rather durable. He's been dropped dozens of times from my own shelf and is still in just as good condition as when he first arrived on my doorstep many years ago. While Godzilla's color may be off, this figure, to this day, remains one of my own all time favorites. The detail of the monster is great and its unique spines can easily make this one of the crown jewels for any collection.

Also, like all other figures in this line, Godzilla was released with an attached tag. The back of the tag is just like Orga's and shows one of the posters for the release while the front shows off the kaiju and its series number, G-16. This means that the 1999 version of Godzilla is the sixteenth figure in this particular run, which was christened as the Godzilla Island series, named after the TV show of the same name that began airing in 1997.
Rating: Star Rating