An image of the 6’4” statue of ‘Godzilla’ by Bandai along with an actual human to illustrate scale.
This massive Godzilla statue was modeled after the irritable Tokyo-stomping version of Godzilla that went up against King Ghidorah in the 1991 film Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. Standing approximately 6’4” only ten of these incredible statues were made by Japanese toy giant Bandai.
According to the site Famitsu this latest Godzilla collectible is the largest reproduction of the monster ever made (outside of the 22-foot Godzilla statue that was erected in Tokyo this past summer). The giant Godzilla was based on the detail from a scan of the original 12-inch Godzilla created by one of Japan’s master “Kaiju” (or “monster”) sculpture artists Yuji Sakai. Sakai himself oversaw the entire production in excruciating detail. The piece was painted by hand as well as airbrushed in an effort to produce as “realistic” a Godzilla as possible. The ten “life-sized” Godzillas will go on sale here on November 7th and will be available until January 10th, 2017 or until they are gone.
As noted in the title of this post each figure is going to run you 4,150,000 yen or $39,967 U.S. dollars plus shipping. Damn. Images of the massive (and spendy) Godzilla follow.
Sculptor Yuji Sakai taking a look at giant Godzilla’s tail.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Amusing behind the scenes photos from vintage Godzilla films
Godzilla, girls and guns: Color-drenched Japanese sci-fi art