Toy: Godzilla 2019: S.H. MonsterArts (Bandai)

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Godzilla 2019: S.H. MonsterArts


Japanese Toy Title

S.H.MonsterArts ゴジラ(2019)
[S.H. MonsterArts Gojira (2019)]

Extras:

Atomic Breath effect, extra mouth piece

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Bandai / Tamashii Nations
2019
15 centimeters
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Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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COMMENTS

By: Chris Mirjahangir

5 years after the release of the Godzilla 2014 figure to promote the film, Godzilla 2019 is here to help promote the Godzilla King of the Monsters film. It's a bit better from the previous release and actually has a beam effect this time (for the first release anyway).

Details

Design-wise this is a very nice figure and the sculpt is really detailed. I like all the detail that went into the back plates and the scales. It's a really cool looking figure and I like it better than the 2014 version.

Articulation

Front View
Front View

For articulation, the arms can bend at the elbows, the hands can move 360 degrees and so can the arms at the shoulders. The legs can do 360° and so can the feet, and the legs can bend at the knees. The tail has very smooth articulation and can hold the pose which is really cool. The head has very smooth articulation so Godzilla can look up and it's really helpful when trying to do the beam effect so it looks like he's firing the his beam up in the sky and it emulates the movie poster. It’s a little tricky to pull off and you have to be careful when positioning. What I’ve found the trick to be is to gently push the sections on the neck into each other so that it builds stability, and then you can pop the beam effect into the slot. Godzilla can also turn side to side slightly, and slightly when you move him back and forth.

Accessories

Extra Mouth Piece
Extra Mouth Piece

For accessories, the beam effect and a jaw with the beam stand are included. The way that it works is that you pop off the bottom jaw and then put in the jaw with the beam effect base and then you have to position Godzilla so he's looking straight up. Then, you pop the beam into the slot and then you can emulate the movie poster. It does take some adjusting and it took me a little bit to get it right.

Also, be careful of Godzilla's head popping off. It seemed like it was designed to take any sort of stress which would make it pop off so you're not breaking it or putting it under any sort of unneeded stress so it would break.

Paint

For the paint, it looks okay on the teeth. It looks like a little bit of the red gums have been blended with the white of the teeth which is pretty sloppy. The claws and toenails have the sort of grayish green paint application, but the toenails didn’t have the best application because they look quickly painted and there are a lot of gaps in the paint. For the eyes, the pupils aren't in the best positions paint wise. They're not uniform and looking straight ahead but you have to get really close to even notice. The eyes on this figure are very small.

Overall

Overall, this is a pretty cool figure! I like how a little bit more care has gone into painting the teeth as opposed to the horrible paint applications for the teeth on the 2014 figure. The articulation is especially nice and is it worthy addition to your collection if you're collecting the merchandise from the film or just a fan of this line.

**Below are several bonus images, including some shots of the spines and some with the accessories.**

Rating: Star Rating


Addendum: Burning Godzilla 2019

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In what is the final (maybe) Godzilla 2019 release in the S.H.MonsterArts line, Burning Godzilla (NOT to be confused with the 1995 original Burning Godzilla) is here and let’s dive right in.

Details

The mold is the same as all the previous versions but for some reason, this figure is made of a thinner material and feels fragile. It’s really noticeable in the mid section and the tail. Of course, the thinner material may be due to making the figure translucent. Speaking of translucency, Burning Godzilla does look pretty awesome when held up to the light.

Articulation

Same mold, same articulation but with one exception. The jaw doesn’t fully close. I tried to close it all the way and it popped off but I was able to pop it back into place no problem. I was told that a solution to this problem would be to use a hair dryer to loosen the jaw to it can be closed. It’s a good option to have, but the figure looks better with the mouth open. Finally, the top of the tail on my figure is pretty loose. Not a big deal but the rest of the tail is tighter and it’s a small annoyance.

Accessories

No accessories are included, which is a shame. It would have been cool to have a couple of melted buildings as accessories so people can make a sort of “mini diorama” to emulate the ending of the film. I must admit, I do miss the early days of the line where releases like Moguera and Fire Rodan had more than just beam effect accessories.

Paint

It’s not “film accurate” which, in some spots it looks like it’s been randomly applied, but it still looks great. The paint is a great looking mix of dark red, orange and yellow and it really brings the scales on the figure to life. What’s really cool is how it’s also got this metallic yellow/red paint mixed in on that goes from the back of the head down the backplates to the end of the tail (and it’s also on the claws too). I really like how it looks! Under the tail looks pretty awesome too and the paint gives off a glowing effect which is pretty nice looking.

Overall

Overall, I like this figure, I just wish it didn’t have such a fragile feel to it. That aside, it looks great and if you display it, try to get it near a light source to really show off the translucent aspect. This figure should round out the Godzilla 2019 figure mold as Godzilla vs. Kong’s release draws near. But, who knows, maybe they’ll squeeze in one more before then. Highly recommended!

**Below are a number of bonus images for the figure.**

Rating: Star Rating