This Godzilla 2014 is one of my favorite NECA figures! Growing up, I was exposed to monster movies at a very young age. From the original 1954 film to the Heisei series in the ’80s and ’90s, I was all in.
I hated when they made Godzilla the bad guy because in my heart I knew he was Earth’s hero. When I saw the film in 2014, I left the theater thinking this was the movie I’d been waiting for all my life. So, when NECA put out a figure from the film, I was stoked!
The figure itself is about 6″ tall, and they tout that it’s a 12″ figure if you count it head to tail. Godzilla features about 20 points of articulation. Though NECA claims 25 points, I haven’t found them (unless they count some of the joints twice for some reason). Four of the joints are in the tail. Then he has 2 shoulders, 2 elbows, 2 wrists, neck, head, jaw, 2 thighs, 2 knees, 2 ankles, and mid-section. The last two inches of tail also bend.
The toy has peg holes in the feet, but I’m not sure why. He’s perfectly stable just standing on his feet, and he has help from that gigantic tail of his. He’s pretty heavy for his size too, which also contributes to his solid standing.
The creature is entirely movie accurate from his eyes to his scales and bumps. The only thing missing is the ability of the figure to have his spine light up and then shoot his atomic breath. I’m not sure about the accuracy of the paint, though I have to say I can’t complain. I’ve never seen anyone repaint one of these figures to make it “better.”
The yellow eyes stand out pretty well. As for the rest of Godzilla, he’s just darkly colored. You really can’t even make out much of his inner mouth without shining a light on him and looking in closely. The teeth are white-ish, but again, they don’t stand out except maybe in silhouette.
This is one of my favorite figures because of his accuracy and bulk. I also love his size, even in the 6″ scale, and all of his articulation. The posing is still a bit limited, but I’m sure there are a lot more options than anything I’ve pulled out of it since I don’t play with him much. I’d love for him to have a sound feature with that iconic roar, but this figure is so good I can just imagine it myself.
The figure came in a clamshell packaging, and if I remember correctly, the tail was in sections that I had to piece together. I don’t often take my figures out, but I had no choice with this guy. He’s just beautiful. NECA did a fantastic job with Godzilla 2014, and I hear they did an even more incredible job with the new Godzilla 2019 figure.
I am excited about the new movie and look forward to what they offer with the King of the Monsters figures. I already have my eye on their Mothra!
You can still get your hands on this guy from between $20 – $40 on eBay or Amazon. But honestly, since it hasn’t gone up in value, I’d just wait for the 2019 figure and go from there.