Last Summer, the first Japanese Godzilla film since 2004 was released by Toho. The film, Shin Godzilla, was a complete reboot of the franchise, with no connection to any of the previous installments. The film re-imagined Godzilla as an ever-evolving force of destruction. Throughout the film, Godzilla evolves into larger, deadlier forms. With each form, Shin Godzilla becomes increasingly more powerful, culminating in one of the films best, and most destructive sequences. Much of the marketing for the film focused on Shin Godzilla’s fourth form, which portrays a disfigured creature that looks to be in a constant state of agony. The film gained critical acclaim, even winning Best Picture, Best Director and more in Japan.
It is the fourth form that we are looking at today, in action figure form. NECA’s Shin Godzilla figure was recently released, and Toyark sponsor Dorkside Toys has sent along for the figure for us to check out. After the jump you can find my review and over 40 photos of the figure.