A year ago, I posted in my review of the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla and Kong figures that I would come back to doing figure reviews when the time is right. I have not started back into collecting figures again, but this Christmas my Secret Santa got me a really nice gift and my first thought that came to mind was, "Should I review it?" And you can guess the answer was since you saw this post. It has been a long time since I did a toy review and with Christmas around the corner you're probably looking for last minute gift ideas for anyone who collects figures or fans of Godzilla. Could this Funko POP! Godzilla toy be your saving grace or is it a pass? Let's find out if this is worth adding into your collection.
Sculpt & Paint:
Funko is mainly known for their POP! figures, which have this consistent chibi stylization (big head, small body) that makes the characters appear cute or adorable. They almost look like baby versions of your favorite characters. Usually the sculpt and paint of the Funko POP! figures are simple and solid, but this Godzilla (2021) figure is highly detailed with the scutes, dorsal plates, and the ridges on his belly, legs, tail, arms, and his head. Just everywhere on the body you can find that a ton of detail was put into the figure more so than any other Funko POP! figure normally would. Another unique detail about Godzilla's sculpt is the pose has more action or motion than normal. From a normal Funko POP! figure, they are usually static not really posed for any sort of action. Godzilla, however, has that look before the Hong Kong battle starts where he turns around to find Kong challenging him. He looks menacingly imposing and I love that Funko gave Godzilla some motion into this pose rather than a static pose.
What makes this figure really POP! are the different grays and blacks used to capture the look of Godzilla from Godzilla vs Kong. There is a little scuff mark on a tooth, but it is not noticeable unless you're look for it.
Another consistent style you will find in all of the Funko POP! figures are the black eyes that make the characters look soulless or possessed, which is actually the main reason why I have not collected any of these figures myself and is probably the only down side to the Funko POP! toys. Yet, the soulless black eyes actually works with Godzilla here. It reminds me of the Godzilla from Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All Out Attack when the Godzilla in that movie was actually evil and was possessed by many angry spirits that died in World War II. Though, I still wish the eyes could have been more detailed or at least a solid blue rather than a solid black. That way Godzilla can look like he is charging up his beam or using his threat display.
This Godzilla (2021) figure comes with no accessories, but depending on what kind of collector you are you could be one one that likes to keep your figures inside the box. The box is pretty standard in design. It has a window on the front and wraps around to one side of the box and CG prototypes of the other Godzilla, Kong, and MechaGodzilla figures in this line. You could use the back of the box like a check list for you to find all of the other figures.
Keep in mind, there are other figures not listed on the box. Figures such as the Hong Kong Battle Color versions of the 10 inch Godzilla and Kong, which can only be found at WalMart, and Glow in the Dark Heat Ray Godzilla, which can only be found at F.Y.E. You can even find two packs at certain retailers, as well. Just recently, Entertainment Earth announced their own exclusive Glow in the Dark versions of a Pink Godzilla and an orange Mothra Funko POP! figures and F.Y.E. announced their new exclusive Glow in the Dark Burning Godzilla (2019) Funko POP! figure. So if any of these interest you or you want to complete the collection these places are where you're gonna have to look.
This Funko POP! Godzilla (2021) figure stands roughly above 4 inches tall, which is your basic size for these figures. Displaying this figure will not be an issue since it does not require a lot of shelf space. It actually requires only a minimum of space since it is so small. The only issue is that if you want to display it with other Godzilla figures to recreate a fight scene it will be difficult to do that with figures like S.H. MonsterArts, NECA, or Hiya Toys due to the chibi design. If you or someone you know has some Godzilla Funko POP! figures already, then this figure will fit in with the rest of your Funko POP! display. If you are not worried about which figures goes with what, then you will definitely find no issue with displaying this figure with the rest of your collection.
The Funko POP! Godzilla (2021) figure has a great sculpt and paint application. Funko really went above and beyond adding a lot more detail than you would normally find in their other POP! figures. The figure even has more action into the pose, which makes Godzilla look imposing. The only issue I have are the eyes being totally black making it look soulless and it makes me wish there was more color and detail put into the eyes to give the figure more life. There are other versions of this same figure in different colors, so if you feel like you need that extra color then you have plenty of other options to choose from. If you or the person you want to gift this to is not bothered by the eyes, then this Godzilla figure will a great last minute Christmas gift.
What are your thoughts on this figure? Do you have one of your own? If so, how many and which one is your favorite? Leave a comment of your thoughts on the Funko POP! Godzilla figures in the comments section. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Minds, MeWe, Gab, and TRUTH Social to stay up to date for more news, reviews, and discussions. I wish all of you a Merry Christmas!