Toy: Godzilla 2001: S.H. MonsterArts (Bandai)



Godzilla 2001: S.H. MonsterArts

Japanese Toy Title

S.H.MonsterArts ゴジラ(2001)
[S.H. MonsterArts Gojira (2001)]




Bandai / Tamashii Nations
17 centimeters


Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack



By: Chris Mirjahangir

Godzilla 2001 from the film “Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack” makes it’s way into the S.H. MonsterArts line and despite a couple of imprefections, is a solid figure.


Side View
Side View

Godzilla 2001, to me, was the most demonic looking Godzilla in the series (at least until Shin Godzilla came along), and this figure pulls that look off perfectly. From the evil grin on the face to the soulless eyes this figure is a beauty. The feet have always been a stand out to me as well since they’re just SO big and Tamashii Nations really pulled off the look here.

There are gaps in the figure for articulation purposes, especially in the legs. I don’t find it to be particularly distracting but it’d be nice if they weren’t as visible. It’s a small nitpick.



Godzilla’s head can move up (although not to the degree he did in the film), down, left, and right (just a little), and the jaw can open and close. The tongue is also articulated and can move up and down and side to side slightly. The shoulders can move in a fully circular motion but the left arm on mine tends to come apart. When I brought the figure out of the box, the hand fell off and when trying to put it back on, the left shoulder fell off. At first I thought that this was because I brought the figures home in a warm car due to sunlight shining on the box and the plastic expanded, but the problem still remains.

For the legs, they can rotate 360 degrees while the thighs can move outward a little. The knees can bend a good amount and the feet can rotate 360 degrees if you force them and they can also tilt backward and forward. The arms can move 360 degrees along with the hands and the hands can also move back and forth and up and down slightly. The tail is nicely articulated and can hold a pose which is great. The articulation goes almost to the tip of the tail.


Godzilla 2001 comes with no accessories whatsoever but chances are they’ll have a repainted version with a beam effect down the line which seems to be becoming the norm for this line.


Back View
Back View

The paint on Godzilla has mixed results. While the toenails, claws, and eyes are painted nicely (especially with the way the pupil is done), the lower area of the backplates leaves a lot to be desired. The upper portion is just slathered with paint while there’s almost none in the area going downward. It looks awful.

For the rest of the head, I really like the paint in the mouth/tongue. It’s really well done with the burgundy color and it really accentuates the sculpt ridges on the tongue and mouth. The teeth are a nice dark yellow paint job to them and it really stands out.


While this is a really cool looking figure, I wish that I didn’t have the issue with the left arm, and the paint job on the back is just irritating. It’s an easy figure to recommend however, and I feel that it’s a great introductory figure as well if you’re new to the line.

Rating: Star Rating