Name
 Mechagodzilla - Sound
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Company: Trendmasters
Extras: Trading Card
   
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 1994 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

Another release from Trendmasters under the electronic six inch line, Mechagodzilla could be one of the best original six (Mechagodzilla, Godzilla, Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Mothra, Rodan). This, however, doesn't say much given the redesigns of Ghidorah, Mecha-King Ghidorah, and Mothra. Like the other figures of the line, Mechagodzilla is based on his famous Heisei design, abet with a tiny head and extremely small arms. The figure stands at a decent six inches and has a moveable head, along with moveable arms and legs.

 
Side View

The mold of the machine isn't half bad, but the faults are extremely noticeable. I can't imagine why Trendmasters would so such a thing, but Mechagodzilla's head is shrinking. The head is roughly the same size as the one found on the smaller figure released at the same time. Another aspect that is quit bothersome is the overly small arms. While Mechagodzilla, especially the Heisei version, has never been famous for arm size, this version's is just too damn small when compared with the rest of the body. Interestingly, while Mechagodzilla's arms and head may be too small, his feet are too big. This is, quit literally, a big foot Mechagodzilla. Too be fair, however, the feet were probably enlarged on purpose so he could stand easier due to the fact Mechagodzilla's tail, even in the movie, is pretty short.

   
Back View

Thankfully, for the most part, Mechagodzilla looks like a decent representation of the movie machine, despite its small head and arms. The eyes are just the right color and he has all the little ridges and openings Mechagodzilla had in 1993. His body is made of hard plastic while the limbs are all made of hard rubber.

Now I know some of you may be wondering how Mechagodzilla’s roars sound. As it turns out, it doesn't sound like Mechagodzilla at all. Matter of fact, the roar sounds more like Godzilla's. If one wants to hear the roar, all they have to do is press the red button on the machine's upper body. Like most versions, MechaGodzilla was also released without sound.

Also, like most Trendmasters figures, Mechagodzilla was released with a trading card. The card attached with Mechagodzilla was the same one released with the Godzilla vs. Mecha-Godzilla in Los Angeles micro play set and also uses the "Mecha-Godzilla" variation of the name.

In the end, while Mechagodzilla is nothing to write home about, he is a decent figure. Its size lets him participate in infinite battles with other Godzilla kaiju and toys in general. The detail given to him is decent, and while his arms and head may be small, feet overly large, and wrong roar, I award this famous, anti-monster war machine with the fair amount of 2.5 out of 5.

Rating: Star Rating