Main
Features
 FOTD
 HasCon 2017
 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 Rodan 2004 Action Figure BanDai, 2005
Day #1,408: March 28, 2016
BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure
FOB Line - De Facto Toys R Us / Kmart / Kay-Bee Exclusive

Godzilla Vinyl Figures
Item No.:
Asst. 91810 No. 92821
Manufacturer: BanDai
Includes: n/a
Action Feature: n/a
Retail: $12.99
Availability: ca. July 2008
Other: From Godzilla Final Wars

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action FigureI got the US release of Rodan 2004 in - you guessed it - a sack of Goodwill toys. I had the Japanese original from the original release, so I can actually tell you what's different. The figure has articulated legs at the rotating knee, plus a heck of a lot more paint. Like, tons. I would argue the American one looks cooler, but the Japanese one is brighter - so which to get? No idea. They're both quite expensive today, despite being very cheap and easy to get for a couple of years. This, friends, is why you don't wait to buy toys. (Well, unless you find them for two bucks a sack, but do as I say not as I do.)

Rodan stands about 6-inches tall and as far as I can tell, is basically the same as the Japanese mold. The US one (possibly just my used sample) tends to fall over backward more, but aside from that the base toy seems to be the same.

BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure

The US version is a brown rather than a red. The US version also lacks paint on the heel claws, but adds a black shadow to the top of the front wings as well as a black stripe to the figure's back. You'll notice more dusty, tan paint on the bottom of the wings on the front of the release too. You should also take note that the Japanese red version is largely unpainted on the back.

BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action FigureOf the various figures I've bought, Rodan has the least and most inconsequential articulation. Rotating knees are about as useless as a joint can be, and with his wings and thick neck he's not doing a lot of moving. It's a hollow figure - you can squeeze the air in the wings if you want - and they're scraped with tons of leathery detailing. The head is loaded up with wrinkles and a fine beak.

For a character originally starring in its own film, Rodan made a name for itself by crossing over into the pantheon of Godzillas. Since he doesn't have a huge tail, he compliments the dinosaur-like Godzilla on a shelf nicely - the wings can span over the other, longer creatures. There are plenty of Rodan toys and either the US or Japanese release is likely to set you back $30 or more - much more if it's still in the US tray packaging - so get it cheap if the opportunity permits. Mine cost less than lunch, so I'm pretty thrilled with it even though I definitely do not need another Rodan toy to play with. At all. (I like it.)

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure
BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 Action Figure
BanDai Godzilla Rodan 2004 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
Day 1,773: BanDai Xyber 9 New Dawn Ikira's Speeder

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.