Japan’s iconic monster hits toy stores before the big screens, giving fans a crystal clear image the trailers have failed to deliver.
This movie replica Godzilla by JAKKS Pacific is huge, standing 24 inches tall and 43 inches long. It also has 12 moveable joints, including the mouth and tail.
Reportedly the largest toy Godzilla to date, this latest action figure looks to do to the toy Godzilla world what director Gareth Edwards is doing to the big screen version. Edwards has revealed at a London screening of film footage earlier in March that his Godzilla, which stands at 350 ft high, is the largest depiction of the nuclear monster to date.
“The idea was to make him as big as we possibly could,” said Edwards. “We wanted him tall enough for you to be able to see him wherever you are in a city but small enough for him to be obscured at times – because otherwise it’s no fun.
“We did a whole version of options from crazy tall to small to dinosaur-sized and it was quite clear that 350ft was the optimum height. Especially as that would make him technically the biggest Godzilla ever, so we thought ‘let’s do that.'”
Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad fame, Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen are set to star in the movie.
Although the film will hit theaters May 16 in the United States, the toy is already being sold in select Toys-R-Us.
Retail price is $59.99 as of writing time.