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



Godzilla Earth: S.H. MonsterArts

Japanese Toy Title

S.H.MonsterArts ゴジラ・アース
[S.H. MonsterArts Gojira Asu]


Landing Ship, Landing Ship stand, Godzilla Philius


Bandai / Tamashii Nations
17 centimeters


Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle



By: Chris Mirjahangir

Godzilla Earth is one of the most different looks for the King of the Monsters and was created using the actual 3D files used to make him in the anime. How does the S. H. MonsterArts figure stack up? Read on!


Spine Detail
Spine Detail

Godzilla Earth is a strange design for the King of the Monsters but in figure form, I like it quite a bit. The head is expressive but not expressive at the same time. The backplates are my favorite part of the figure. While REALLY sharp, they’re awesome to look at because they all look so different individually.

The feet aren’t of the “standard” fare either. They’re more human shaped and just like human feet, are skinnier in the middle. What’s interesting is that rather than just painting the copyright logo on the bottom of the foot like normal, a smoothed out section of the bottom of the left foot is created to house the copyright logo.


Side View
Side View

The articulation creates a couple of gap issues. While the neck and leg movement can be adjusted so that there are no gaps, I do have a big issue with the left shoulder. The shoulder “sheath” has come loose and keeps falling inside the figure itself. To correct this, I have to keep popping the arm off the joint, pull the sheath out, reposition the sheath, pop the arm back on and then be very careful when moving the arm so I don’t have to repeat the process. Moving on, the head can move up and down and side to side slightly and the jaw can barely move up and down. Not a lot of articulation there. The elbows can move back and forth and swivel 360 degrees and so can the hands. The tail has some pretty nice articulation on it and can hold a pose while being very flexible. The feet can move back and forth a little but that’s about it. The kneecap and calves can move as well but, let’s face it, the Godzilla in the film wasn’t exactly known for a wide range of motion.


Two accessories are included with Godzilla Earth. First up is the Landing Ship. It’s got a simple paint job of dark grey and white with 3 gun turrets on the sides and top. They swivel 360 degrees and the Landing Ship also comes with a stand. Next up is Godzilla Philius. It’s a little figure, about an inch in height and is supposed to represent the size of the Godzilla from the previous film in comparison to Godzilla Earth. There’s no articulation to it, it’s just a solid one inch tall piece. The paint is a mix of blue/green and it looks quite nice.


The paint is my favorite part of the figure. Although there isn’t much outside of what looks like sporadically placed metallic blue and green paint, it really works for the figure. Especially in the backplates and they get a real shine. It’s simple yet effective and it works great for the figure.


Although Godzilla Earth seems to be more aimed at completionists and fans of the anime series, it’s a solid figure aside from the gap issues I had. If you like the design, check it out.

**Below are a number of bonus images, including some close-up shots of the body and tail.**

Rating: Star Rating