Name
 Godzilla 2014 Movie: Destruction City
Version Source
 Godzilla (2014)
Company: Bandai
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2014 Height: 10 centimeters
Comments
Chris Mirjahangir

If I were to sum up the Destruction City playset, I'd do it in one word: GENIUS. On the outset, it doesn't look like much. It's Godzilla/MUTO and a breakable building. Then when you take it out of the package and put the building together and you have your monster figure sitting next to it, the urge to knock the building down takes over. Pretty soon, you're lowering your head to table/floor level to get Godzilla/MUTO to look big as he smashes into the building. The building piece falls over and you set it up again and knock the figure into it again. Without realizing it, you've reverted back to your six year old self. And THAT is what these sets are all about. And it's AWESOME!

 
Bridge View

Destruction City comes with a building, the Golden Gate Bridge, and four military vehicles. The MUTO in the Destruction City is exclusive as is the buildings compared with the two Pack of Destruction releases. That's actually really cool because if you collect all the sets, you're not stuck with buildings that all look the same.

The figures themselves don't have much in the way of articulation, aside from Godzilla's arms and legs can rotate. Watch for rotating Godzilla's legs because if they go too far, the legs will fall off.

The paint on these figures is well done. The MUTO figure has a cool red paint fade to them on the arms and there's no paint slop anywhere to be found on the eyes. You can see a close up of the MUTO figure here. Godzilla however, fares a little worse as the paint for the teeth looks like it was applied quickly with little gaps of white paint missing. The eyes are interesting as they are just yellow with no black pupil in the center. It makes him look evil. I like that. To round out the color, the light green that moves from the chest on down to the tail looks nice and there are no blemishes to be found.

   
Package

There's no paint to be found on the accessories such as the buildings and the military craft. The buildings and bridge, I've learned, were made different solid colors of red, green, and blue because grey just looked too boring. It's a wise move because it adds some life to the set. I would have liked to have seen some coloring for the military vehicles to make them pop more but again, the intended audience most likely won't care. I whole heartedly recommend getting all three of the sets. If you're a parent, this is a great choice for the kids to play with. If you're a parent/someone who has no kids, this set will turn you INTO a kid.

Overall, this set is very fun to play with. It might not have a lot of detail in the figures, but the concept is a winner that makes this a recommended purchase.

As a bonus, inserted below is an additional video review by Dillon Fisher:



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

GODZILLA 2014 MOVIE DESTRUCTION CITY™
SRP $19.99
Item: 39530
Bring the excitement of Legendary Pictures' Godzilla home with this deluxe "Destruction Pack". Set includes Godzilla and [monster] figure, plus three (3) destructible buildings, one (1) collapsible bridge, and five (5) military vehicles.

Rating: Star Rating