Name: S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2014 (S.H.モンスターアーツ ゴジラ 2014)
Film: “Godzilla (2014)” (GODZILLA ゴジラ)
Figure Type: Action figure
Series(brand): S.H Monster Arts (Bandai)
Material: PVC, ABS
Release Date: September 13, 2014
Height: about 5.9 inches (15 cm)
Length (nose to tail): about 13.4 inches (34 cm)
Width (toe to toe in standing posture): about 3.74 inches ( 9.5 cm)
Figure Weight: 0.617 pounds (280 g)
Availability: OOP, but still easy to get
Specialty: the best Godzilla figure maker/designer Yuji Sakai oversaw the design & coloration.
Model in Movie
This Hollywood version of Godzilla’s appearance is more faithful to the original Toho production’s than those of another Hollywood movie, Godzilla (1998). Unlike Godzilla(1998) which has a skinny body and a big head with large mouth, Godzilla 2014 features the small head and the chunky body which is similar to those of the Heisei Godzillas.
As seen below, there is the pattern of scratches by Godzilla claws on the box’s top and side, and the patterned parts are transparent with showing the figure inside.
On the main part of back side, there are illustrations of the figure. On the bottom part of it, there is a story about Yuji Sakai and his works.
The sides and the top of the box ↓
Overall Sculpture Design / Faithfulness to Movie
Check out these distinctive textures over all parts of the body!
Picture below shows the textures of the main body. The pattern looks like the underside of a turtle shell. I love the tint of khaki over the chest and inner side of the forearms.
And the picture below shows the tail’s texture.
Dorsal fins are very interesting. Though I have no idea where the creator of this Godzilla got the idea for the fin design, I wonder if he adapted the shape of fish dorsal fins.
Its face somehow reminds me of an alligator!
And its eyes are very small but detailed so staring them makes me feel like looking at human eyes, like a human is locked in this suit. I imagine a story of, like some SF movies, a human transformed to a monster (in this case, the Kaiju).
Its teeth have the tint of reddish violet, and to me, it looks like this guy is excited after drinking lot of wine!
And its feet looks like a triceratops….
One more specialty of this Godzilla is this prominent pubis bone which is characteristics of the reptile.
Wow…this Godzilla has many features of real reptiles(or dinosaurs)!
Mouth articulation ↓
Pictures below show the maximum bend and the stretch of the neck.
This Godzilla’s sitting posture is very stable.
Because of good articulation, like Godzilla 2000 Millennium, you can even pose it with hands touching its face.
The last segment of the tail is made of the very soft and flexible material, so it makes the tail more natural reptile-like shape.
Watch this Youtube video below to see more of the articulation and coloration of this Godzilla.
Extra Photos (enjoy!)
Scene 1: ‘Godzilla reading a book’
Scene 2: ‘Godzilla climbing a melogold’
Scene 3: ‘when S.H. Monster Art Godzilla meets X-Plus Godzilla’