Name
 SpaceGodzilla
Version Source
 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
Company: Bandai
Extras: Attached Tag
   
Classification: Figure Reissue: Yes
Release: 2001 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

1994 saw the release of a rather controversial kaiju. Some fans loved the idea of SpaceGodzilla and adored its design, while others hated everything about the monster and its movie. Myself, I've always been more of a Destoroyah fan, but the creature does hold some neat attributes. Thankfully, in 2001, Bandai decided to revive its SpaceGodzilla figure and gave the monster another chance on Japanese shelves… or racks… however they sell these things in Japan.

 
Head View

Standing at six inches tall, the mighty saurian sports a rotatable head, and a moveable tail, along with arms and leg. Like all Bandai figures of the line, SpaceGodzilla is made of vinyl. The legs are especially soft, making it that they can be pushed in a good ways. Unlike others, however, SpaceGodzilla is not one, but two molds. This becomes particularly clear when you look at him from the back. The white paint can't hide the area the two parts come together like the blue-black paint can.

   
Back View

Now for the fun. Starting from the top, SpaceGodzilla's detail is phenomenal. The head sports just enough texture and the mouth is properly painted black with a red tongue. Golden eyes with black pupils stare ahead with the crest horn being the same shade. Unfortunately, however, the back of the horn remains unpainted, as do the smaller horns or crystals behind it.

The back of the monster is covered in giant crystals and painted white that blends it with the other colors nicely, although a little haphazardly applied. Unfortunately, another flaw becomes evident at the crystals on the thigh. For some reason, they seem to be bent or crushed so they face backward. The shoulder crystals, the attribute that made him famous, are done in a decent fashion. They are, however, not as good as the High Grade figure's which capture the look of them much better than any toy I've ever seen. The rest of the body is properly scaled with the figure, and the colors are just right.

All in all, SpaceGodzilla is a fine figure. It has a few flaws, but it is a good figure none the less. He holds a reasonable price tag and isn't that hard to come by. From pictures I've seen, he's much better than the Bandai Creation figure released in America not long ago, so go out and buy this one instead.

Rating: Star Rating