In 2016, TOHO released their first Godzilla film in over a decade. Shin Godzilla was their answer to the U.S. Godzilla reboot, which debuted in 2014. TOHO has rebooted Godzilla numerous times to ignore previous films, with the exception of the original. Nearly every franchise restart existed in a world where Godzilla attacked Japan in 1954. Shin Godzilla, however, was a complete break away from previous entries. In the film, there were no prior attacks by Godzilla, and this new version differed greatly from his predecessors. Shin Godzilla was portrayed as an ever-evolving creature, heavily scarred and grotesque. He becomes larger, more aggressive and more powerful with every new form he takes. In the films most devastating and surprisingly powerful scene, Shin Godzilla unleashes his atomic blast/energy beam attack. Starting off as full on fire breath, the attack turns to pure energy, and Shin Godzilla expels beams from his tail and dorsal fins, which utterly devastates Tokyo and finally reveals how powerful the creature is.
Last year, we reviewed the NECA Toys Shin Godzilla Figure, and a new variation of the figure is in stores now. We picked up the Atomic Blast Shin Godzilla 12″ Head-To-Tail Figure from sponsor Entertainment Earth. After the jump, you can check out my thoughts on the release, as well as a full photo gallery.