Toy: Godzilla 2019: Hyper Solid Series (Art Spirits)


Godzilla 2019: Hyper Solid Series

Japanese Toy Title

超激造シリーズ ゴジラ(2019)
[Cho Geki Zo Shirizu Gojira (2019)]


Name plaque


Vinyl Statue
Art Spirits
18 centimeters


Godzilla: King of the Monsters



By: Chris Mirjahangir

I’m just gonna straight up say it with this one: I think I got a dud. It’s happened to me before with other lines like S.H. Monsterarts with messed up molds and bad paint, and it bugs me that it happened to this piece as well. With that out of the way, onto the review of the Art Spirits Godzilla 2019!


Side View
Side View

The pose on this piece is pretty cool as it has this challenging/angry pose and it looks great. The scales look great, and I like how the tail is curved into an S-Shape. The best part of the sculpt, however, are the translucent backplates. The greenish blue color mixed with the blackish green ridges in the middle looks awesome when held up to the light. On the downside, there are a few things that really mar the figure. For instance, there are white scrapes or “dings” on the figure indicating damage. I don’t know if it was smacked around or dropped a few times at the factory or what but for a $200+ figure, that shouldn’t happen. In addition, it seems like the mold was done by hand and it really OBVIOUS it was done by hand. It’s almost like it was a clay mold that got pushed and pulled, shaped and then was quickly painted and thrown in a box. If you feel around on the figure, you can almost feel where the pressure was added to shape the figure. For example, If you pinch the base of the tail with your thumb and forefinger, they line up perfectly. The mouth is also lopsided when you look at it head on and given the pose, it’s hard not to. Finally, this is one SHARP figure (especially with the claws and backplates), so be careful when handling it. It’s a solid piece as well with a good amount of weight to it, which is pretty nice.


There are no points of articulation on Godzilla. It's a single solid piece meant for display purposes.


Godzilla comes with one accessory and it’s the Japanese title for the film in the form of a sign, embedded in a rock. It’s got a nice brick red color that fades into a reddish brown as the paint moves outward, and the sculpt has a nice weathered look to it. Actually, even the back of the sign is made to look weathered, which is a nice touch. The top front of the sign has a few scratches on it, but I’m not sure if that’s part of the design or if it was scratched up before going into the box.


The paint is a mixed bag. The teeth are randomly painted on the upper jaw on the right side while the left side it’s more uniform. The eyes are painted a metallic blue and it looks ok. There are bit of brown paint haphazardly applied to the figure which seems like it was supposed to add detail, but instead just look like what it is – it’s even applied to under the feet, too, which is just weird. My favorite part of the whole piece are the backplates and with the blackish green ridges in there, they look awesome. There’s no paint mishaps on that part either, which is great.


This is a strange release, but had it not had the damage to the figure and weird molding work, I’ve had rated it a little higher. Again, I feel like I may have gotten a dud. It does have its positives (those awesome translucent backplates are so cool in person!) and those are about even with its negatives.

**Below are several bonus images of the figure.**

Rating: Star Rating