Toy: Godzilla 2019: S.H. MonsterArts -  Event Exclusive Color Edition (Bandai)


Godzilla 2019: S.H. MonsterArts - Event Exclusive Color Edition

English Toy Title

S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla (2019) -Event Exclusive Color Edition-


Atomic Breath effect, extra mouth piece, art card


Bandai / Tamashii Nations
15 centimeters


Godzilla: King of the Monsters



By: Chris Mirjahangir

The Godzilla 2019 Event Exclusive figure is here, or as of this writing is now up for pre-order. This was originally a San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2020 event exclusive, but now is a Premium Bandai shop exclusive. As for how the figure, a modified version of the Godzilla 2019: S.H. MonsterArts, pans out... I gotta say, I love this release.


The cool ice blue mold really makes this release something special. I'm a big fan of the more creative editions in toy lines and this one is one of my favorites. The mold is the same from the original figure but it just feels better to the touch here. The tail, for example, feels softer. I really like how you can see the points of articulation in the figure as well when you hold it to the light. It looks awesome and it gives off the impression that you're looking at Godzilla's bones. If you display the figure, try to put it close to a light source, it looks great!



While the translucent mold is the star of the show here, there's a little bit of paint to accentuate the figure. The back plates have a white paint wash on them which really adds to the "coolness" of the figure. The claws and toe nails have a light blue paint job on them. Despite a couple of very slight blemishes in the application, they look really good. In fact, the photos doesn't do the paint job justice. If there's one nitpick I have, it's the eyes. I don't like the black color as they make them look beady. I'd have much preferred the whiteish-blue color of the box art. It's a small nit pick, though.



In the first release, the head kept falling off whenever I tried to do that "water spout" pose from the poster. The head can still fall off on this release, but it's not the main issue. Instead of the head falling off, the jaw is what easily falls off now. At least it's not a huge deal since it can just be popped back on. The rest is the same as the previous release but maybe because it's translucent the thigh gaps due to the articulation are more noticeable.



Like the first release, there's a separate jaw and beam effect. The jaw is translucent like the mold and it has the small bit of "beam" which acts as a stand base for when you put the beam effect in. The beam effect itself is different as there's no paint application. It's just straight up translucent and it works really well with the figure. Also included is an art card, which is the same as box art. The art is done by Shinji Nishikawa, who has done concept art work for Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), Yamato Takeru (1994) and a ton of other projects. It looks awesome!



This release really stands out as something special in the line. The ice blue color really turns heads and if you're a collector this is sure to be a jewel in your collection. As you can see by the photos, it's a very photogenic figure! However, this event exclusive is a very limited release and is only available through the Premium Bandai store. Once it's gone, that's it!

This review's posting was meant to coincide with the launch of the pre-order window for this release. If you're reading this at approximately 6pm (Pacific Time) on July 16th, 2020, go here to order.

Close Up

Very special thanks to Bandai/Tamashii Nations for sending this figure in for this early review.

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

Rating: Star Rating