Toy: Godzilla Phunny Plush / Godzilla HugMe Plush (Kidrobot)



Godzilla Phunny Plush / Godzilla HugMe Plush

English Toy Title

GODZILLA Phunny Plush / GODZILLA HugMe Vibrating Plush


None / None


Plush / Plush
2016 / 2018
20 centimeters / 41 centimeters
No / No





By: Chris Mirjahangir

Kid Robot’s Hug Me Plush and Phunny Plush Godzilla, obviously aimed squarely at the younger crowd, are welcome additions to the toy aspect of Godzilla. While the former is the bigger of the two and has a “shake” feature, on the tags, there’s a message stating that these plus Godzilla’s are not toys and are for ages 8 and up. While I’m not an expert in the ins and outs of toy making, I found it to be quite odd for a plush toy to have that disclaimer on it.


With Tag (Phunny)
With Tag (Phunny)

Outside of the “shake” feature (the plush just vibrates for a few seconds), plushes are the same (with negligible differences due to them being sewn and mass produced). The toe nails, claws, and black plates are all made of a grey stiff felt which is nice. The eyes have a sort of “playful yet serious” look and the color choices for the eyes give the face a sort of “pop” which kids will love. The mouth, with its red bottom and white tooth top complete the playfulness of the plush. I’m glad it was just the top row of teeth because it would look creepy if there were both layers of teeth. The sewn black nostrils add quite a bit of playful personality to the design and it looks great. There are a couple of spots on the hind legs and sides of the head sewn in to emulate scales so Godzilla doesn’t look smoothed out. It’s a nice touch!

The “shake” feature on the Hug Me plush doesn’t seem to work as well as I had hoped. On the label, the “shake” feature would activate either by hugging it or by clapping at it. The clapping didn’t work at all and the hugging kind of did. I’m not sure what the trick is but it did “shake” a couple of times when I pressed on it. To get it to “shake” there’s a Velcro opening at the bottom of the plush with a wired battery pack inside which takes 3 AA batteries to get it to work. I wish it would roar along with the “shake” because the “shake” alone is a little weird. But, I’m sure the intended audience won’t mind!


Overall, these are pretty cool releases for the younger set and they’re great kid friendly introductions to the Godzilla franchise!

**Below are a number of bonus images for both the Phunny and HugMe plushes.**

Rating: Star Rating (Phunny) / Star Rating (HugMe)