Friday, April 23, 2021

Godzilla Burns While Jet Jaguar Isn't King Kong

I happily found Playmates new Burning Godzilla and Jet Jaguar figures while at Target last Saturday. These are part of the 6.5" Godzilla line that was previously exclusive to Walmart. I've been a pretty big cheerleader for Playmates Godzilla toys and happy to see more. Playmates has seemingly improved their work on this line as these are soft vinyl figures closer in detail to a Bandai figure as opposed to the hard vinyl ones from earlier releases. At first glance, I honestly assumed they were Bandai reissues. A big step up from that Shin Godzilla.

Burning Godzilla represents the big guy as he appeared in Godzilla vs Destoroyah. Jet Jaguar is Toho's attempt at an Ultraman like superhero of their own before going with Zone Fighter. Jet Jaguar doesn't get much love here in the states, so I was pretty happy to get this toy. Hopefully this part of Playmates Godzilla line continues as I'd love more stuff like this at my local stores for pretty reasonable prices.

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