Kiryu 2
Version Source
 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.
Company: Bandai
Extras: None
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2003 Height: 8 centimeters
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

In the wake of Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., Bandai released three “Battle Sets.” The first featured Godzilla with Kiryu 2, the second with Godzilla and Mothra, and the third featured Kiryu 2 with both Mothra Larva. The last one, dubbed "Mechagodzilla X Mothra (2)", is the subject of the review, in particular the Kiryu figure. Furthermore, there are some neat features about this particular release, so pay attention.

Kiryu and Mothra

Before I begin, however, let me cover the basics. Kiryu is made of vinyl and sports moveable arms and tail. The legs and head are all molded to the body. The upper and lower torso can also move around one another, a feature this Mechagodzilla lacked in the movie.

Unlike most other releases of Kiryu, the mech doesn't just have his additional weapons, but his Hyper Maser Cannon is also opened and ready for battle. However, despite this neat feature, Kiryu does have some flaws, namely the paint job.

Back view

The mold of Kiryu is pretty decent, not the best, but not the worst either. A flaw does come in its paint job, as said. Overall, he's painted a nice color of silver, but the black parts the machine had in the movie remain unpainted and silver. That's actually rather surprising considering Kiryu's tear lines are painted red, and that's a much smaller aspect of the robot than its black parts.

For collectors out there, this release isn't all that expensive, even to this day. He does look great with the rest of the line released and he even scales well with Trendmasters figures of the same size. He has his share of flaws, but he isn't a bad figure at all.

Rating: Star Rating