Godzilla Action Figures, from Vintage to Modern

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A modern and adjustable 6" vinyl Godzilla

Godzilla is THE king of monsters, no matter your preference. Monster movies wouldn’t quite be what they are today if Japan hadn’t decided that Gojira wasn’t scary as sin and needed roughly 3 gazillion movies made.

Even the US attempted bringing Godzilla to our shores and in the process botched the whole affair, as was expected, because we failed to realize that Godzilla isn’t supposed to be cool: He’s just awesome.

As a kid, I only had one Godzilla-related toy: a little plastic Godzilla. Without any moveable parts, my imagination had to be sharp to gain the right amount of fun, and since the toy was already smaller than a standard Ninja Turtle, I really had to stretch those imagination muscles. Well, Japan has a few toys that are just slightly better than mine.

Which Godzilla Toy is Best?

classic-godzilla-figure-bandaiUnless you’ve been keeping track, it’s going to be very difficult to know which Godzilla version is which, not to mention all the various other monsters that Godzilla has fought over his long career. For the collectors out there, you’ve got your work cut out for you since there are quite a few variants of each Godzilla action figure in pretty much each line available.

However, if you’re just a casual fan or enjoy actually playing with toys, it’s hard to choose wrong. A monster toy is a monster toy, so if you get a standard Godzilla and a MechaGodzilla together, you’ve got yourself a battle waiting to happen.

If you’re looking through Bandai, then you’ll have a fairly safe bet of finding decent toys, but depending on how good you want your city-destroyer to look, we’re talking somewhere between $15 and $115. There’s something for everyone, from vintage toy collector to sandbox player, so shop carefully.

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Chris was the former Head Writer/Editor of Toy-TMA. He did a great job overseeing the site and getting new content published regularly. Always more than willing to respond to a comment or two, but pitiless with trolls! He has since moved on from TMA, and we wish him the best.

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  1. So true. I had the same experience growing up, but I always thought there were 3 gozillion movies made about him.

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