Toy: Rodan 1993 Deluxe PVC Diorama (Diamond Select)



Rodan 1993 Deluxe PVC Diorama

English Toy Title

Godzilla Gallery: Rodan 1993 Deluxe PVC Diorama




Vinyl Statue
Diamond Select
20 centimeters


Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II



By: Chris Mirjahangir

Rodan’s appearance on the Japanese poster for Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 1993 is brought to life for the first time in a diorama created by Diamond Select Toys. How does it stack up? Read on!


Just a head’s up: Be very careful when handling this statue as the horns and wings are very sharp. Now with that out of the way, on to the design!

Creative liberties have been taken to the sculpt here from the poster design, but that’s ok. The wings aren’t as tattered in the poster and MechaGodzilla’s dismembered parts have been re-arranged and they look awesome! The explosion effect looks nice but it looks more like a bunch of dust as opposed to a fiery explosion. It’s a little less dramatic this way. The coolest part of the piece is the egg. I love how Diamond went the extra mile to make it look like there’s something in there and provided just enough detail and haze in the sculpt so you can’t quite tell what it is.

Rodan himself looks awesome. I love the mix of poster accurate pose mixed with creative liberty. He looks great roaring up into the sky with such ferocity! There’s a great level of detail on the sculpt with the ridges in Rodan’s skin detailed nicely and the wing membrane tears look awesome.


There are no points of articulation on Rodan.


Rodan comes with no spare accessories.


Outside of a couple of paint dings here and there, the paint application is top notch. Rodan’s body is a great mix of reddish brown and black which gives it subtle definition. Rodan’s eyes, beak, teeth and mouth are all expertly painted with no blemishes. The eyeballs look great with the mix of yellow and red and look great with the black pupil. The horns and spikes have a cool dark red to yellow fade effect going on and it looks great. The paint on the wings has sort of a dark yellowish base while a reddish brown paint is air brushed on, and following that is a bit of black air brushing for detail. There’s a little bit of black paint on the MechaGodzilla parts, which adds some nice detail!.


This is a pretty cool piece which really brings the artwork from the poster to life. It’s cool to see Rodan’s poster image immortalized in a full 3D diorama. As a bonus for this review, I’m including images of the prototype version which I took at SDCC 2019 so you can see how it’s come along.

**Below are a number of bonus images, including several of the prototype statue.**

Rating: Star Rating