Making his debut in Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974), the robotic rival to the King of Monsters has been a staple of the franchise ever since. Appearing in multiple live action films, as well as a brief appearance in the recent animated film, Mechagodzilla has proven to be one of Godzilla’s fiercest opponents. Over the years, different versions of Mechagodzilla have had different origins. In his original incarnation, Mechagodzilla was constructed by the Black Hole Planet 3 Aliens, and was disguised as the actual Godzilla. When Mechagodzilla finally faces off with the real Godzilla, it sheds its faux exterior to reveal its true form.
Tamashii Nations has released a new S.H. MonsterArts figure based on the original incarnation of Mechagodzilla. The figure, which stands a little over 6″ tall, the figure includes interchangeable hands, adjustable panels on the figure, a Cross-Attack Beam effects piece, and a stand for the effects part. Bluefin was kind enough to provide the figure for us to check out. After the jump, check out our thoughts on the figure, as well as over 45 photos of the 1974 Mechagodzilla.