Bandai Tamashii Nations are offering their new Mechagodzilla figure based on the 2021 Godzilla vs King Kong film, which is part of the S.H. MonsterArts line. The film is a sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) and Kong: Skull Island (2017), and has these two iconic monsters battle it out. In the film, King Kong clashes with Godzilla as the humans bring the ape into the Hollow Earth to retrieve a power source to use as a weapon to stop Godzilla’s rampages through cities.
Mechagodzilla is given a completely new design, and stands about 7.5″ tall. He features metallic paint and made of diecast and plastic parts. He includes interchangeable hand parts and diecast metal joints used for stability and to support his weight. Mechagodzilla is a highly detailed figure, and to describe him in a few words would be vastly impressive, great attention to detail and movie likeness, expensive and also fragile so make sure to handle with care.
Thank you to Bluefin for providing the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla vs. Kong Mechagodzilla Figurę for review.
Availability: February 2022
Mechagodzilla comes in a brown mailer box, and inside is a window box packaging with artwork featuring images of the figure on the front, one of the sides, and back, along with logo’s and text. He comes packaged in a plastic tray, along with his interchangeable hands and instructions.
Mechagodzilla is based on his appearance in the 2021 Godzilla vs. King Kong film, where the two titans collide and then join forces to take on Mechagodzilla. The figure is remarkable detailed and is given both diecast and plastic parts, with a sculpt that resembles the mechanical components as seen in the film. The sculpt is given a highly detailed likeness and easy part is individually sculpted and features sculpted textures with some very fragile parts. The hips also have several pins on both sides that are connected to the legs and stretch out as the legs are moved. The instructions also specify that these pins may rub off, so be extra careful with the movement of the hips and legs.
The heads sculpt is just as impressive, and features a hinged jaw that opens and closes the mouth, as well as red eyes and the head includes all the same sculpted details as the rest of the body.
The finns on the back of the neck and down his back include 11 rows of 3, including 3 on the neck and 8 on the back, and on the top are thin red lines on both sides. The finns are also larger in the center going down the back, with two shorter finns on either side. These are also a bit fragile and a single finn continues down the tail on each joint. At the end of the tail is a double blade, and each segment on the tail is ball jointed, so the tail can be fully articulated with all of these joints.
Included are two sets of interchangeable hands, which the fingers can be split apart on the top and bottom, or the ball joint can be swapped out and placed on the wrist as stated in the instructions. Swapping out the joint is also on the fragile side and my recommendation would be to loosen up the joints with a hair dryer first, before swapping it out.
The paint applications are simply removable, with metallic silver, dark grey and red deco making up the paint scheme.
Mechagodzilla’s articulation is quite extensive, including a ball jointed head, hinged jaw, swivel neck joint, ball jointed neck, hinged shoulder guards, butterfly shoulders, swivel-hinged shoulders, swivel-hinged elbows, ball jointed wrists, swivel-hinged hips (fragile areas), hinged knees, hinged rocker ankles, 22 ball joints in the tail.
Overall, Mechagodzilla is excellent figure that surely want to add to your collection. The amount of attention to detail, likenesses and over quality fits in well with the S.H. Figuarts MonsterArt quality that fans are used too. Make sure to order and order now while these are still available! You can order at the stores listed below: