Megaguirus [Theater Exclusive]
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus
Company: Bandai
Extras: Attached Tag
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2000 Height: 15 centimeters
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

The year is 2004. The place: Chicago, Illinois. The reason: G-Fest XI. I had $150 to spend each day, and I have a long list of things to buy. After picking up the figure of Cretaceous King Ghidorah, I then see my target: Megaguirus. Forgetting that the figure was theater exclusive, I go to buy. Nope, not $12 like I expected. Instead, I blow $50 on this over-sized dragonfly-mosquito hybrid thing. Was it worth it? Let's find out.

Back View

Megaguirus is six inches long with a ten inch wingspan. Her claws and legs are the only parts of this release that are capable of moving. The way Megaguirus' legs are positioned make it sort of hard to make her "stand" easily. Its much easier to direct her legs backward (snicker at that line all you want) so that she actually lays on them.

The millennium age bug is a decent representation of her... mold wise. The only major fault I can spot is the tail. It's too short. Now for the big difference. Any G-Fan should be able to tell Bandai gave the hypersonic bug a new paint job. Those should remember that the queen of the Meganula was originally purple and yellow. Not anymore folks! Frankly, I prefer this new look she has been graced with. She still retains some purple, but her wings have been repainted a lighter shade of silver, as have her claws, legs, belly, and the underside of the tail. Her back has also been re-colored a form of red. These changes have been met with mixed reactions. While I only asked a few on what they thought of her color change, the reaction was about equal.


As said, this form of Megaguirus was released only in theaters when Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) was screened in Japan. I'm not exactly sure how much it cost at first, but now you may be asking if it was worth $50. My reaction: no. The flying bug is going to remain an elusive figure for some, and it may just be able to build up in worth. For non-serious collectors like myself, I wouldn't recommend paying anything more than $25, though, and instead to possibly consider the "normal" colored release that was packaged with Godzilla that same year.

Her colors are going to be liked or disliked by the fans, and her tail isn't long enough, but Megaguirus is a decent figure. She's not in any way worth the price I got her for, but she is a decent addition to any collector and gains a nice score of a 4. Now if only we could get a nice-sized figure of Battra.... 

Rating: Star Rating