Main
Features
 FOTD
 SDCC 2017
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Favorite Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
ASM
Awesome Toy Blog
Battle Beasts
Battlegrip.com
Doomkick
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News
Parry Game Preserve
Shortpacked
Toyfinity

BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure BanDai, 2005
Day #1,393: March 7, 2016
BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure
FOB Line - De Facto Toys R Us / Kmart / Kay-Bee Exclusive

Godzilla Vinyl Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 91810 No. ???
Manufacturer: BanDai
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: ca. 2005?
Other: From Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla?

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action FigureI got the US release of SpaceGodzilla in yet another sack of Goodwill toys - this one was joined by Gamera (hunh) and Rodan. Two bucks. In the mid-2000s, Kmart had a lot of Godzillas thanks to BanDai's import program - if you bought a huge container of thousands of these guys, your store had them. This means that they pretty much showed up at Kmart almost exclusively, but you saw some at Toys R Us as well. The deco is - I believe - unique to the US release, as the body is more metallic in the Japanese releases, and the shoulder protrusions tend to be all white and gold (or black and blue, depending on how you squint) from Japan.

If you want a mutant Godzilla clone, this is it - he's got a longer, multi-piece tail and a gleefully tubby build. While my sample is imperfect - the tips of the spikes have some rub on them - this was pretty common in the retail stores. Thanks to the tray packaging, kids would often play with the toys in the stores without making a purchase. This leads to missing limbs, rubbed paint, and boogers, snot, silly string, food residue, and other things on them. Why Imaginext and other brands embrace this disgusting trend is beyond me, and it's certainly making me wish I bought more toys online or fresh from the cases. I've seem some nasty stuff.

BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure

The dark 6 1/2-inch tall figure is quite nice, with a painted red belly, white claws, and white fins running down his back. The tail is jointed where it meets the body and in the middle, allowing for more movement than other toys in this still ongoing line. It's really quite amazing to think that a Japanese movie monster line has legs in the USA with minimal marketing push and virtually no kids having ever seen these films - the toys just look so cool that they sell. SpaceGodzilla has bright eyes, individually painted teeth, and an absolutely lovely pose with his arms able to swing in and out. It's like Barney the Dinosaur was given fangs but retains the ability to hug you while slicing off your arm in a fight. It's really quite nice.

BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action FigureArticulation is good for a vinyl figure, which is to say, not great. You articulation fiends should just grab the SH MonsterArts, but I love the classic Japanese vinyl figure stylings that give me articulated arms, a jointed tail, and a moving neck. He looks like he has leg and waist articulation, but he doesn't - and I'm OK with that. I'd rather he be able to move, but let's be honest - with his build, I assume the legs need to be in a certain position to avoid face-planting on the floor.

The going rate on Amazon is high, and samples on eBay aren't common - but are much, much cheaper. Given mine cost less than a cookie at McDonald's, I don't think I'd want to pay $50-$60 for one. $13 would have been completely fair. If you can find one at a comic shop or a toy show for $20, get it. It meets all your vinyl Japanese monster needs and is pretty adorable. I feel pretty bad for whoever had their monster collection dumped at Goodwill, but not bad enough to try to find out if the donation was voluntary or not. It's the great toy graveyard, and I'm happy to bring this one home.

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure
BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure
BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure

See more BanDai figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 22: Tamagoras Get Back To Job Lion
Day 150: BanDai Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Red XIII Action Figure
Day 167: BanDai Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Barett Wallace Action Figure
Day 185: BanDai Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Tifa Lockheart Action Figure
Day 216: BanDai Tick Bounding Tick Action Figure
Day 236: BanDai Final Fantasy VII Extra Knights Sephiroth Action Figure
Day 268: BanDai Megaman Trading Figures Jumping Megaman Action Figure
Day 310: BanDai ThunderCats 4-Inch Lion-O Action Figure
Day 1,360: BanDai Godzilla Tokyo Vinyl Mechagodzilla Action Figure
Day 1,370: BanDai Godzilla Fusion Series 1968 Godzilla Action Figure
Day 1,377: BanDai Godzilla Fusion Series Gigan Action Figure
Day 1,386: BanDai Godzilla Anguirus 2004 Action Figure
Day 1,393: BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure
Day 1,408: BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure
Day 1,458: BanDai Gamera Heisei Gamera Action Figure
Day 1,625: BanDai Shin Godzilla Third Form Vinyl Figure

See more Godzilla figures in Figure of the Day:
Day 1,360: BanDai Godzilla Tokyo Vinyl Mechagodzilla Action Figure
Day 1,370: BanDai Godzilla Fusion Series 1968 Godzilla Action Figure
Day 1,377: BanDai Godzilla Fusion Series Gigan Action Figure
Day 1,386: BanDai Godzilla Anguirus 2004 Action Figure
Day 1,393: BanDai Godzilla SpaceGodzilla Action Figure
Day 1,408: BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure
Day 1,469: X-Plus Godzilla Garage Toy Titanosaurus 1975 Version Vinyl Figure
Day 1,540: Funko Pop! Movies Atomic Breath Godzilla Pop! Vinyl Figure
Day 1,625: BanDai Shin Godzilla Third Form Vinyl Figure

Click Here for 2015
Figure of the
Day 2016
January 2016
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
February 2016
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
2829
March 2016
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April 2016
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May 2016
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June 2016
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July 2016
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August 2016
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September 2016
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
October 2016
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
November 2016
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December 2016
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Click Here for 2017

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.