Name
 Godzilla 2014 Movie: Atomic Roar
Version Source
 Godzilla (2014)
Company: Bandai
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2014 Height: 27 centimeters
Comments
Chris Mirjahangir & Noah Percival

The centerpiece of Bandai's line of toys for Godzilla (2014). The Atomic Roar Godzilla is the biggest and, at an SRP of $34.99, the most expensive. It has more bells and whistles than others in the line, with the ability to release an atomic ray from its mouth. As a bonus, following the text review is a video review by Noah Percival as a tag team review of the figure.

 
Beam

Atomic Roar Godzilla is not only the only figure in the line with a light up beam effect and sound, but he's also the largest. The figure stands at approx 10 inches in height and 10 inches in length. The toy has a little bit of heft to him due to the sound feature.

The legs are locked together as sort of a "ratcheting switch". When you either move them forward or bend the figure over, the head splits like a Pez dispenser and out flies a plastic blue flame that lights up and the Godzilla roar sound plays out of the chest. It's pretty neat. My only gripe for the sound is that it was taken from a trailer for the film. This is evidenced by the fact that you can hear a wind gust at the end of the roar. Will the intended audience of the toy care? I really doubt it.

To really get a great view of how cool the flame effect is, look at the flame from the front as it lights up. The plastic is thinner at that part of the flame and it shines brighter.

   
Package

In terms of the paint job, the teeth (which are mostly painted with some missing paint on the top front teeth) look good for the most part and the eyes are just two painted yellow dots. I must say that at the right angle, it does look pretty cool when the blue flame is coming out of the mouth as the blue does have a nice contrast with the rest of the coloring. The chest has a nice greenish blend to it as well. The arms can move up and down and the tail is stationary for balance.

Overall, the design of the character, for me, will take some getting used to. Especially the feet. I'm all for different artist renditions of Godzilla and I think this one will grow on me in time. This figure does capture the look of this version of the character pretty well and is one of the better figures in this line as well.

Now as mentioned, here is a video review of the figure by Noah Percival:

On a side note, here is the Fact Sheet listing for this figure:

GODZILLA 2014 MOVIE ATOMIC ROAR™ ACTION FIGURE
SRP $34.99
Item: 39540
With collector-level detailing, this large scale figure brings the new Godzilla to life as he blasts his powerful "atomic breath" and lets out his iconic roar! Figure measures approximately 10" tall, and features authentic sounds and "atomic breath" action.

Rating: Star Rating