Little Godzilla: SH MonsterArts
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Company: Bandai / Tamashi Nations
Extras: None
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2012 Height: 9 centimeters
Chris Mirjahangir

The S. H. MonsterArts series is one of your more "high end" lines of figures and is not intended for anyone under 15, which includes even the smaller toys such as this release for Little Godzilla. These figures are for hardcore collectors and their hefty price tags place them firmly in that market. Now, that out of the way, right off that bat I'm going to say that Little Godzilla seems to me like nothing more than an accessory pack figure than he is a full fledged figure. There's nothing wrong with that and it seems that by pairing him with four extra crystals for SpaceGodzilla Tamashii Nations felt the same way. How is Little Godzilla as a figure? Well, let's find out.

Front View
In terms of design, Little Godzilla is a little slimmer in this figure than he is in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (1994) which doesn't make him film accurate but it's a minor nitpick. The figure is nice to the touch and the scales look great with deep grooves in the appropriate places. It's a very solid and well made figure.

For the accessories, Little Godzilla comes with two brown translucent bases and four SpaceGodzilla crystals. They're well made and they hold up nicely when inserted. The crystals even swivel 180 degrees. Also included are four tabs to secure the bases together. I have no clue why they're included since they don't seem to be needed. You can place the bases together with no real difference if the tabs are needed or not.

The paint on Little Godzilla is really well done for the most part. Slight blemishes are paint thinness on the teeth and claws where you can see the base color of the mold peeking through the paint. The scales are a mix of dark and light green, and black which is applied at the legs, neck and outer spine area. Little Godzilla's eyes, which aren't painted, are nothing more than decals put on over the mold. They look nice but just be careful touching them or the decal will peel off. Little Godzilla's backplates look nice with their greenish cream color and around the outer part of the backplates in the middle have a little yellow on them. They look very nice.

Back View
For articulation, Little Godzilla's mouth, arms, chest, hands legs, and bewilderingly, the tail can all move. The mouth moves up and down and has no "slack jaw" problems because of its simplistic design. Little Godzilla's chest articulation can move forward and back a little allowing him to do somewhat of a hunched over pose. His arms are well articulated with movement with 360 degrees achievability. His legs have four points of articulation allowing for a few poses. They don't spread out very far however. The tail articulation is a mystery. Little Godzilla's tail can rotate 360 degrees and it serves no purpose. It's not film accurate either seeing as how that tail never moved in the film. I feel that if a liberty was going to be taken and if I had a choice, I'd like to be able to move his head.

Overall, although Little Godzilla is a nice and sturdy figure, he's a tough figure to recommend as a "must buy". Like I said at the start of the review, he's more of an accessory than a full fledged figure. He's a figure that you get if you want accessories for SpaceGodzilla or if you just want to round out your collection. That being said, Little Godzilla is a solid figure and is very well constructed.
Rating: Star Rating