Name
 Mothra Chibi Figure
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. Mothra
Company: Bandai Creation
Extras: None
  Order
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2013 Height: 6 centimeters
Comments
Chris Mirjahangir

Released by Bandai in August of 2013, this is the Mothra figure that is part of a series of six toys called the "Chibi Figures" line. This toy can be purchased separately, in two packs with another toy or they can all be purchased together as part of the Godzilla Chibi Figures 6-Pack.

 
Close-up

Although never specifically stated on the packaging, this Mothra toy is based on the Heisei series version of the character from Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992). The coloring job is loosely faithful, although takes a lot of short cuts. For example, the wings are yellow at the top and a gradient light orange to dark orange at the bottom, lacking the red dot at the top found in the film. In fact, the wings as a whole are much more simple than their movie counterparts and it would have been nice to have seen a little more detail placed into the coloring of them considering its the character's most defining trait. The eyes are also a more vibrant teal rather than the blue seen in the film, but this is a good change as it makes the figure pop a little.

   
Back View

Paint aside, considering the super-deformed chibi look, the figure is pretty stylish and nice. The legs and antenna are there, giving it just enough personality to stand out while being kid durable and friendly (not quite toddler friendly, but suitable for ages 4+ according to the box which isn't common for Godzilla toys). Only downside is the number code in the mid section on the back and it's the only figure in this line that has it for some odd reason.

Overall, it's a very nice, cutesy figure which I feel will be very popular with little girls, which is more than can be said for others in the line, and boys.

Rating: Star Rating