Product Review
DVD Exclusive Godzilla Bandai Figures.


2008 saw Toho re-release the Godzilla films on DVD in a five Box Set Collection with films from "Godzilla 54" to "Godzilla vs. Destroyah". Box Sets Four and Five had a special limited run as the two Box Sets came with two Bandai 6inch Godzilla figures made exclusive to the DVD Box Sets. Box Four had Godzilla 54 and Gigan. Box Five had Godzilla 84 and Space Godzilla.

Godzilla 54.


Gigan


Godzilla 84.


SpaceGodzilla


Godzilla 54, Gigan, and Godzilla 84 are reissues similiar to the Bandai Godzilla 50th Anniversary Memorial Box, yet the new Gigan's scales are not as gold when compared to the Memorial Box version and the new Godzilla figures appears to have silver highlights. SpaceGodzilla is also a reissue similiar to the version released in 2005 for the Movie Monster Series, yet the new SpaceGodzilla appears to have black vinyl and the highlights on the spines, shoulder crystals, and claws appear to be silver.

Godzilla 54.


Gigan


Godzilla 84.


SpaceGodzilla


The tags are similar to the Movie Monster Series released in 2005, yet appear to be black and white and are announced as "Godzilla DVD Collection" on the back. The tags don't appear to have the Toho License Sticker.

Godzilla 54.


Gigan


Godzilla 84.


SpaceGodzilla


DVD Box Four was released at the end of April and DVD Box Five was released at the end of May with many U.S. Collectors not finding out about these new Bandai figures till June. Only the first 100 pressings of the two box sets had the figures, which makes it hard for collectors to get these figures since the two DVD Box Sets had a limited run and the only way to get the figures was to buy the first pressings of the Box Sets. The DVD Exclusive Godzilla Bandai figures have been showing up on Yahoo Japan, but have been priced as up to $300 for the set of four.

Thanks to Rick Creevey for the pictures and information.

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