Updated: Sep 29, 2020
At around midnight my time, I was heading up to bed so I can get some rest before I had to be at work. While I was in bed, I couldn't get to sleep. Something on my mind was bugging me like a feeling that I need to stay a wake a little longer. Then by around 12:30 am, I got the notification from my friend, James, that he posted pictures on The Nation Facebook group (God bless you for being on top on all of this). It was there that Walmart had revealed the 6" Kong w/ Axe toy by PlayMates Toys.
The description reads:
Feel the mighty strength of Kong as he enters the ultimate battle royale against Godzilla with bone crushing primal strength and legendary new weapon fit for a king!
Comes with a "battle damage" feature! Remove to reveal the powerful impact of monster battles!
Includes Battle-Axe accessory!
Designed and sculpted based on the 2020 blockbuster movie, Godzilla vs Kong!
Collect them all!
Currently, this 6" Kong toy is not available for purchase at this time on the store's website. However, I think that based on reports I heard from people that said it was available for them is only available in-store only.
Just by looking at the photos, we can see that it looks very articulate. I want to say there are seventeen points of articulation counting the head, shoulders, elbows, hands, legs, and knees.
Taking a look at the battle-axe, the handle looks like a large bone and the sharp, spiky end of the axe looks like it could be made from a sharp stone. However, this is just my theory, but it looks like one of Godzilla's dorsal fins. It even looks just as rigid as Godzilla's dorsal fins. This leads me to believe that perhaps what happens in the movie, Kong takes a large bone and swings it at Godzilla from behind like a club. Yet when Kong swung, it landed on one of Godzilla's smaller dorsal fins and breaks the fin off. The only problem with that theory is that if you take a closer look where the handle and the blade meet, you can barely see that the blade has something wrapped around the handle to keep it held in place. So it makes me wonder if his axe was made during the fight with Godzilla or if he has had that axe for a while. On the other hand, the battle-axe accessory could also just be a gimmick for the toy and probably might not appear in the film.
The other feature I want to look at is the battle damage on Kong's shoulder. It looks like maybe Godzilla used his atomic breath and struck Kong on the shoulder while he was trying to dodge Godzilla's attack. I think this is also a gimmick as a way to show he has been in a fight with Godzilla. I have seen a bunch of Jurassic Park and Jurassic World toys that had dinosaurs with the battle damage feature as well, but you don't really see those dinosaurs be that damaged in the movie.
Overall, it looks like it could be a lot of fun for kids to play with. I wish the knees could have had the same swivel/hinge combo joint like the rest of toy, but it looks like it is capable of holding a few cool poses.
What do you guys think of Playmates Toys 6" Kong w/ Battle-Axe figure? Are you going to pick this up at Walmart or are you gonna skip? Leave a comment in the comments section on your thoughts of this toy reveal. Make sure to follow me on my Facebook, Twitter, and Minds pages to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions.