Name
 Rodan
Version Source
 N/A
Company: Trendmasters
Extras: Trading Card (in some releases)
 
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 1995 Height: 7 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

Rodan was one of Trendmasters' original three inch figures in 1994. The figure is heavily based on the Heisei version of Rodan from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993), but with a larger, more bulkier body. It should be noted that there were a few ways to get hold of this particular toy: through a versus pack with Godzilla, the first 40th Anniversary Set, and through a JC Penny's special that also had King Ghidorah and Godzilla.

 
Back View

Rodan is made of a hard vinyl and stands at three inches and has has a four and a half inch wingspan. Every limb is glued in place and cant move. The wings are a softer rubber and can bend slightly, but if enough pressure is applied, the wings will snap off. Rodan has fine texture on its body and the wings are nice and smooth, also being just the right size so they look good on its body. The head is the best part of the figure easily. The mouth could be a bit better, but it's not overly bad.

The chest and stomach armor is also nicely done with grays and browns with tan-colored spikes. The spikes are more like bumps, but that’s probably so tiny kids don’t hurt one another with it or something like that. The feet are nicely done, the tail is a good length, and the back is also decorated with a line of spikes.

A well enough figure, but not recommended if one isn't a fan of Trendmasters' designs. He sports a likeness to the Heisei Rodan, but as said more than once above, is done differently. A collector may want to pick one up if they see it for sale, after all, Trendmasters has utterly died. The only real fault this figure has is the fact it isn't really based on any particular version and the mouth could have used some work.

Rating: Star Rating