‘Godzilla’ Action Figure & Art Book Reveal Monster’s Full Design

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 Godzilla Action Figure & Art Book Reveal Monsters Full Design

When it comes to this most recent Godzilla film, there’s one thing fans have been most anxious to see: Godzilla himself. Throughout the teasers, trailers, and images released, we have yet to get a full and proper look at this new iteration of the King of Monsters.

Godzilla’s design has undergone many changes over the years, but there are certain elements that remain iconic: his upright stature, his spines, a giant tail capable of leveling whole city blocks. Will Gareth Edwards’ design for Godzilla deliver on those expectations?

In this latest film we’re promised the largest version ever of the monster. And while we await our chance to see the towering colossal on screen, we can get a pretty good impression of him by checking out JAKKS Pacific’s impressive, 3ft-long Godzilla toy.

First revealed by MTV News, this Giant Size Godzilla figure stands 24″ tall and is 43″ long. He sports 12 points of articulation, including a jaw which opens and closes as well as a tail which swings vigorously from side to side. A child’s toy – or a collector’s prize – he may be, but this figure is by far our best look yet at Godzilla’s new design.


From a cursory glance, you can see this Godzilla stands upright, unlike Sony’s “Zilla” from their 1998 film. He does have spines but they’re more subdued than what we’ve seen in the past, say from any of Toho’s later Godzilla films. The tail, however, looks just as menacing as ever.

Where this design differs the most is in the overall build. This Godzilla is bulkier and broader than what we’ve seen before. His legs, too, are thicker and appear not only more capable of supporting his gigantic frame, but far less like a man’s legs thrust into a rubber lizard costume. Godzilla’s face appears more angular, more hawk-like, which is something Edwards only recently said they had attempted with this new design.

For a closer look at Godzilla’s face check out the cover to the forthcoming art book, Godzilla: The Art of Destruction (via Yahoo! Movies):

This art book will undoubtedly be jam-packed with designs for Gojira, both used and unused, as well as plenty more about the art direction of Godzilla.

JAKKS Pacific’s Giant Size Godzilla will be made available at Toys R’ Us sometime this week and will retail for $49.99. It releases nationwide in May. The art book, Godzilla: The Art of Destruction by Mark Cotta Vaz, will release on May 13th.

What do you think of the full design for Godzilla? Does it live up to your expectations? Let us know what you think in the comments below!


Godzilla stomps into theaters May 16th, 2014.

Sources: MTV News, Yahoo Movies!

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  1. Go-Go-Gojira!

  2. I think his back plates should have been a lot bigger.

  3. Looks kind of like a under evolved version of Killer Croc, LOL!!

  4. I was excited for this and still am….but I’m not sure what it is about the design tbat just feels “off”.

  5. It looks like a guy in a godzilla suit.

  6. The head looks too small.

  7. Not crazy about the figure tbh, and the plates look smaller than they do in the trailers.

    Honestly, I’d take any number of Bandai G’s over this ugly thing.

    W/e, I’m sure this will not be the only G figure from the film! I’ll keep an eye out for something nicer.


  8. We can’t wait for the full reveal!!!

  9. Whoops! The cat’s outta the bag now.
    His face looks like a snapping turtle.

    Also $49.99 for a toy ? Ouch!

  10. His Dorsal Spikes will be bigger in the movie. The trailer shows their true size. Don’t worry this is only a kids toy.

  11. It seem like a dog face in this picture…something to do with the nose. The teeth don’t look large enough too.

  12. What is this, a toy for Ants? It needs to be at least… 3 times bigger!!

  13. Well, the spikes are obviously smaller and not as pointy because it’s a toy. They’re clearly much larger and more awesome looking in the trailer, and the picture from the picture from the trailer in this article even shows that.

  14. I wanted to get this for my son who is disabled and loves Godzilla, but of course Toy Scalpers have snatched this item and jacked up costs by 300%.

  15. The Godzilla suit from GMK is by far my personal favorite. It captures all that is cool about the Big G.

    This, to me, looks too much like a bear or dog. It feels wrong and it’s kind of ugly.

  16. Wtf is up with these comments^ I dont even….such negativity.

    • Just the typical stuff:

      Is the design too different from the original:
      - “That’s not Godzilla!”
      - “Looks like a lizard!”

      Is the design too similar to the original:
      - “Why even bother with a remake if you just copy it!”
      - “It looks like a guy in suit!”

      Is the design only slightly different from the original:
      - “It looks like a bear!”
      - “It looks like a snapper turtle!”
      - “The … is too small/big!”

      They can’t win. Whatever they do, someone’s gonna complain. ;)

      • Yep, sad but true.

        I love the look, by the way. Then again, I thought the 98 version looked kinda badass too, especially the jaw.

      • But theyre so weirdly negative, seems like computer generated comments.

        • Looks ugly.

      • Godzilla’s appearance has been altered MANY times between 1954 and the present… and Legendary’s design is definitely not among the best, in my opinion.

        But at least it seems inspired by traditional Godzilla designs, unlike the ’98 version.

  17. There is actuallt two different toys pictured. One is less detailed with speaker holes for the sound on his crotch. The other is a better sculpt and paint job and has different jointing on the shoulders.

    Still, for such a large figure that is a lousy amount of articulation, especially the tail. Not mad keen on the turtle feet. He actually resembles Gamera far more, but minus the shell and with a tail.

    It’ll be interesting to see how he actually looks on screen as many toy designs look pretty crumby unless you start going to maquettes, hot toys, Real Action Heroes stuff etc…

    • *actually* ..and any other typos.

  18. I can’t wait for this movie but I can careless about this Action Figure. I am not into the Action Figure things anyway.

  19. Wow! This figure actually looks pretty cool. We have been looking for new cool action figures to add to our site (http://Giantsuperheroes.com). Will have to place an order for these!