Toy: Rodan 2021 Second Form: S.H. MonsterArts (Bandai)


Rodan 2021 Second Form: S.H. MonsterArts

Japanese Toy Title

S.H.MonsterArts ラドン (2021) -第2形態-
[S.H. MonsterArts Radon (2021) -Dai 2 Keitai-]


Flight stand; 8 mini Rodan figures with wire supports


Bandai / Tamashii Nations
25 centimeters


Godzilla Singular Point



By: Chris Mirjahangir

Rodan (Second Form) from the anime Godzilla Singular Point has entered the S.H. MonsterArts family and he’s one the most different releases so far.


Straight off the top, I have to tell you that this figure is DELICATE. Be very careful while handling and posing because if you’re not careful, it could be damaged. With that out of the way, Rodan is one of the more unique figures in the line. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen the wings fold into themselves, which creates variations in posing. Rodan’s wings are smooth while the areas of detail feel nice to the touch. His head is especially detailed with the sides on his beak providing a lot of detail.


Here’s where things get interesting: the wings. As I stated before, they fold into themselves and while I see the functionality of it, it also leaves the wings to be more vulnerable to breakage. Rodan’s head can move (side to side as well) up a good amount, but it can’t move down too much before the head pops off. The legs can move back and forth a little and side to side a small bit. The toes are articulated so they can move up and down and the lower section can move back and forth a little bit. It seems more for balancing than it does for posing. Finally, the wings can move up and down and they’re helped along by these floating shoulder pieces. Rodan’s mouth I could open but not to the extent of the image on the back of the box. Maybe I could if I forced it, but I feel like it would break if I moved the lower jaw outside of its comfort zone.


Rodan comes with a stand that he can lay on for flight mode and also eight smaller Rodan figures on stands with bendable wires. The Rodans are just smaller sculpts with no paint but they are very nicely detailed. They look great next to Rodan and it’s nice to see accessories like this included in such a small release. Tamashii could have just said “here you go!” and made the release just Rodan himself. It’s nice that they put in a little extra effort. I was a little wary on bending the wires because it can make it a little tough to get them back in the box (it wasn’t). The assembly is simple: put main rod into the stand slot, take out pegs from either side and insert the mini Rodan bendy wire accessories on either side and then put the body stand on the round peg on top of the main rod and you’re done. It’s easy to disassemble as well, which is a bonus.


The paint is flawless on Rodan. The teeth, claws, toe nails are expertly painted. No blemishes, no smudges of any kind. The white paint on Rodan really pops and is a highlight of the figure for me. The paint design on the back of Rodan’s wings looks great as well.


Rodan (Second Form) is a great release - especially if you’re a fan of the Godzilla Singular Point anime. The paint job is, for the first time in a long time, a great job by Tamashii and it’s just nice to see Rodan again in this line. Hopefully, he’ll appear in Brown Rodan or Showa 1956 versions!

**Below are a number of bonus images of the figure.**

Rating: Star Rating