Name
 Godzilla Millennium
Version Source
 Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Company: Bandai Creation
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Figure Reissue: Yes
Release: 2012 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Chris Mirjahangir

Released in 2012, Millennium Godzilla is a reissue of the Bandai Creation 2007 release, which is modeled after the cover of Godzilla Unleashed. Issued in a new "fusion style" box, this toy made his way into stores and is a rather interesting figure. It's interesting because it seems to be a "summary" of sorts of the Godzilla suit designs from three films.

 
Curled Tail

In terms of design, as I stated in the intro, Millennium Godzilla seems to be a "summary" of the Godzilla designs from the films Godzilla 2000: Millennium (1999) and Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)/Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003). The purple backplates are kept from Godzilla 2000 while the head is more akin to the latter two films. Over the past few releases, the tails of the monsters in the Godzilla figure line have been curled so they would fit inside the box. This was due to retailers complaints because the tails on the figures would protrude outside the box thus limiting shelf space. Like the other monsters from Bandai Creations, Millennium Godzilla is made of vinyl.

   
Close-up

The paint on the figure is excellent and it really stands out in the backplates. They're simply beautiful. The eyes are well done as well with the "dot" in the middle of the pupil lining up nicely so it doesn't have that "cross-eyed look". The claws and even toenails look very nice with a cool looking cream color which makes the figure stand out nicely. There are some VERY small purple paint "splatters" near the tail but given that this is a mass produced figure, it's not really a problem.

 
Spines

For articulation Millennium Godzilla has 4 points of articulation in the arms and legs. The arms move from side to side, which to me isn't all that exciting. I feel it would add to the ferocity of the figure (and a child's imagination) if the arms went in an up and down motion. It gives the child less to work with if the arms move side to side. It's not something a collector would care so much about though I don't think. His tail doesn't move at all and while some articulation there would have been nice, it doesn't detract from the figure.

Overall, Millennium Godzilla is a solid figure through and through. It looks great sitting on a collector's shelf and is something a child would have QUITE a bit of fun with. Highly recommended!

Rating: Star Rating