Full Review: S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 2000 Millennium Special Color Ver.

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Godzilla 2000 Millennium Special Color Ver. (www.bluefincorp.com)

Main Features

Name: S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2000 Millennium Special Color Ver. (S.H.モンスターアーツ ゴジラ 2000 ミレニアム)
Film: “Godzilla 2000: Millennium” (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム)
Figure Type: Action figure
Series(brand): S.H Monster Arts (Bandai)
Material: PVC, ABS
Release Date:  May, 2015
Height: about 6.1 inches (15.5 cm)
Length (nose to tail): about 13.4 inches (34 cm)
Width (toe to toe in standing posture): about 4.13 inches ( 10.5 cm)
Figure Weight: 0.66 pounds (300 g)
Availability: OOP, but still easy to get
Specialty: the best Godzilla figure maker/designer Yuji Sakai oversaw the design & coloration.

Model in Movie

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Godzilla 2000 Millennium (codysfilmandtvblog.blogspot.jp)
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Godzilla 2000 Millennium (codysfilmandtvblog.blogspot.jp)

This Godzilla is very special as the model (not only the figure) was actually designed by Yuji Sakai for the movie, Godzilla 2000: Millennium. After Toho, the film production altered its design.

Even though the figure is the special color ver. with “grey” dorsal fins, it was the original color of Millennium Godzilla when Mr. Sakai designed it for the film. After Toho changed its fins’ color from grey to purple.

Below is the fighting scene of Godzilla 2000 vs. Orga from the movie.

BOX Design/Description

Like the box of Godzilla 1995 Birth, there are patterns of scratches by Godzilla’s claws on its top and side.

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On the back side, there are some illustrations of the figure and a story about Yuji Sakai and his work.

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Overall Sculpture Design / Faithfulness to Movie

All textures and coloration are detailed making this guy more ferocious and alive!

The features of the Millennium series are faithfully sculpted into the figure. They are the scales very detailed and prominent, the thin reptile-like head, the large and sharp dorsal fins.

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You can easily identify soil colored spots on the dusty black body. It is different from the movie’s version since the body is dark green.

Something I want to point out is the texture of the tail. The pattern is so cool! Sometimes other Godzillas’ tail patterns (simply with wrinkles) bore me, but this one never does! 

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texture in the tail

Dorsal Fins

The spear-like dorsal fins are so cool, too!!!

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The Face

Its protruding eyelids make awesome shadows on the eyes.

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Its side face looks even more vicious! Mr. Sakai is truly a genius!

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Also, its mouth is quite detailed with textures and colors look real.

Claws

Actually every part of this figure is like a real living creature’s, even claws are colored in detail with shades of dark gold, making them look like those of dinosaurs’.

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Articulation

One more thing I am really really excited about is, its awesome articulation!! It’s very cool that I can move its tongue up and down!

Also, the wrists are double jointed with ball joints so that you can bend them smoothly for more than 90 degrees.

Thanks to its exquisite articulation of the neck (with 4 joints) and arms, unlike most of the other Godzilla figures, you can pose its hand touching the head!

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“Hmm… I feel like something stuck in my teeth.”

Godzilla in some poses ↓

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Bruce Lee push-up
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limbo

The Tail

With the plenty of joints, the tail’s movement is also very smooth, an flexible (sounds like a pervert, but like me, you might find yourself keeping fingering this tail. Somehow it feels so soft and good when I move it, like touching clay!).

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The tail has interesting articulation. I love the part that the tip of its tail is fully articulated (unlike those of the Heisei series with segments of tails attached together) but between 10th to 12th segments and 13th to 14th segments from the tip of the tail are attached together.

So you can make perfect “S” shape with the tail like the picture above, but little sadly, when you curve the tail to the maximum, it makes a little awkward shape like the pictures below.

Tail’s articulation↓

 

Watch this Youtube video below to see more of the articulation and coloration of this Godzilla.

 

Extra Photos (enjoy!)

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“Again, something stuck in my teeth!”

-The End-

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