Name
 Titanosaurus
Version Source
 Terror of Mechagodzilla
Company: Bandai
Extras: Attached Tag
   
Classification: Figure Reissue: No
Release: 2002 Height: 15 centimeters
Comments
Joshua Reynolds (submission)

In 1975, Toho released the last Godzilla movie of the Showa series. Titled Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975), this movie brought yet another foe to face the monster king. Arguably this creature was inspired by the British monster Gorgo from the movie of the same name. In the midst of the Mechagodzilla hype in 2002, Bandai revived the aquatic saurian in the form of a rather nice figure.

 
Back View

Standing at six inches tall, this monstrous dinosaur sports a rotateable tail, along with movable arms and legs. The figure, like all Bandais, is made of vinyl and can be pushed in if enough force is applied to a single area.

   
Mechagodzilla II and Titanosaurus

As for the detail and design of the critter, Tianosaurus doesn't fail in the least. He sports a pretty good blend of blacks, reds, and yellows. If there's one thing I can make a complaint about for the figure, it's the lack of coloring on his fins and sails. They're painted the right shade of orange, but just seem lacking. Some more fleshing out with different shades of orange, or maybe even some black, would have made them look much better.

Another, rather small, complaint about Titanosaurus would be its really, really short tail. While he did have a short tail in the film, it looks as if it should be at a bit longer, but the short tail isn't really much of an eyesore.

All in all, Titanosaurus is yet another decent figure from the folks at Bandai. He stands proud amongst other Bandais on a collector's shelf and it offers an affordable price tag. You won't find a better Titanosaurus figure, that's for sure.

Rating: Star Rating