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?
Unless 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.