The following may contain spoilers for Godzilla VS. Kong.
We are just days away from the release of Godzilla VS. Kong, the next installment in Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise. As such, the tie-in toys and playsets from Playmates Toys have been solicited, with a couple revealing stuff that others may consider in the spoiler territory.
It has been teased in a couple of trailers and TV spots, but this finally confirms that Mechagodzilla is going to make an appearance in the movie. To those unfamiliar, Mechagodzilla is basically a mechanized version of Godzilla who is either an enemy or an ally of the King of the Monsters, depending on which movie you refer to. The last time we saw an incarnation of Mechagodzilla was in the 2018 film Ready Player One. For Godzilla VS. Kong, I’m inclined to think that he’ll be the enemy that would lead to Godzilla and Kong settling their differences and fight together.
Do take note that toys are manufactured based on early concept designs so it might look different in the final movie, though I think this would be pretty accurate to the final version. Mechagodzilla is available in both 6 or 11 inch versions, but I’ll just take a look at the former. Its bio reads:
A robotic Apex predator with unstoppable powers of laser destruction, Mechagodzilla was created in secret to destroy Godzilla and end the reign of monsters.
I don’t know what an Apex predator is, but it does sound menacing. That said, this Mechagodzilla looks a little lanky when compared to its Japanese counterparts, but that’s just me. One thing you’ll immediately notice are the red fins at its back. They definitely look contrasting to the blue fins on Godzilla. The figure is also articulated, and there are already reviews of the figure online so you can check those out. As for the little green guy it comes with…
That is the HEAV or the Hollow Earth Anti-Gravity Vehicle which, as stated by the little blurb that describes the movie, is used to explore the secret realm of the titans known as the Hollow Earth. Mechagodzilla also has this gimmick of a removable abdominal armor piece to recreate battle damage and reveal internal details.
Now I’m not sure if Bandai Spirits / Tamashii Nations will do an S.H.MonsterArts version of this guy given that they did release some figures from 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Until then, those who wanted a MonsterVerse version of Mechagodzilla can go with this decent figure.
Godzilla VS. Kong 6″ Mechagodzilla
March 2021 / ~$10.00