Transforming Mechagodzilla

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Transforming Mechagodzilla
Transforming Mechagodzilla concept art by "Hurricane" Ryu Hariken
Alternate names Mechagodzilla, Union Mechagodzilla, Combine Mechagodzilla,
Mechagodzilla (Ohrai Noriyoshi Poster Ver.)
Species Mechagodzilla
Planned for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (early drafts)
Concept history BerserkTransforming MechagodzillaSuper Mechagodzilla, MOGUERA

Transforming Mechagodzilla (合体メカゴジラ,   Gattai Mekagojira, lit. Union Mechagodzilla) is an unmade Toho mecha that would have appeared in an early draft for the 1993 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.

Design

The Transforming Mechagodzilla's appearance is reminiscent of both the Showa Mechagodzilla and the final design of the Heisei Mechagodzilla, with the addition of being able to split into seven different ships.[1] Eventually, this was reduced to just two vehicles, with Mechagodzilla's upper body becoming a jet, and its lower body becoming a tank.[2] This feature was reused, albeit heavily toned down through the use of the Garuda and Mechagodzilla combining to create Super Mechagodzilla in the final film, and also inspired MOGUERA being able to split into the Land Moguera and Star Falcon for Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.

History

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (early drafts)

The Transforming Mechagodzilla's role was nearly identical to the normal Heisei Mechagodzilla's role in the finished film, however one of its individual vehicle forms would have battled two pteranodons early in the film on Adonoa Island. This Mechagodzilla would have successfully killed both Godzilla and Rodan later in the movie, but the Garuda would be destroyed and explode, causing Godzilla to be revived by the released radiation and destroy Mechagodzilla.[3]

Gallery

Trivia

  • Transforming Mechagodzilla's transformation ability is reminiscent of the mecha King Joe from Tsuburaya Productions' Ultra Series.
  • The Kaiju Guide entry for Super Mechagodzilla in the PlayStation 3 and 4 Godzilla game references Transforming Mechagodzilla.
  • The early artwork poster for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II drawn by Noriyoshi Ohrai features the Transforming Mechagodzilla.[2] This is notable, in that it is one of the few instances of an unmade kaiju or unused design for a kaiju appearing in a piece of official media for the completed product. Ohrai's depiction of Transforming Mechagodzilla is the same as the artwork for the mecha created by Shinji Nishikawa.
  • As part of their new Tamashii MIX subline of S.H. MonsterArts figures, Tamashii Nations created a figure of the Transforming Mechagodzilla under the name "Mechagodzilla (Ohrai Noriyoshi Poster Ver.)" (メカゴジラ(生頼範義ポスターver。),   Mekagojira Ōrai Noriyoshi Posutā Bājon). As the Tamashii MIX subline features figures with the ability to transform, this figure is able to split apart into different vehicles as originally envisioned.
  • This Mechagodzilla's design inspired the new Mechagodzilla design created for the character's appearance in the 2018 Ready Player One film adaptation.[4]

References

This is a list of references for Transforming Mechagodzilla. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Toho Special Effects Movie Complete Works. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II; Page 239.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Heisei Godzilla Perfection. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II Artwork; Pages 60-64
  3. Wataru Mimura Interview
  4. [1]

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Varan the series.com

28 days ago
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The transforming mecha Godzilla is disturbing to might if it turns to like varan or gorosaurus
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VaderRaptor

27 days ago
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???
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Theamazingdemo

29 days ago
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The 8th concept art in the gallery looks like the Anime Mechagodzilla. Coincidence? I think not!
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VaderRaptor

29 days ago
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VaderRaptor

29 days ago
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Sorry i meant Doubt.jpeg
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Gojis123

4 months ago
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Toho Should've Used This Mechagodzilla Instead of Super Mechagodzilla!
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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If you think about it a bit, Trendmasters's Power Up MG looks like a mix between SMG and TMG. So if you wanna have some fun with it (*like I am!*), you could combine the aspects of Power Up MG and TMG and make him like this:

1. Super Mechagodzilla (SMG) and Garuda

2. Toryu Gunship (*upgraded Garuda*), Gundalva, and Naga

2.5. Gundalva + Naga Union Mode

3. Power Up Mechagodzilla

Originally, for the fan-series I've been planning on, I was gonna have SMG and TMG be separate characters. But when I did some reading on Power Up MG's similar facial appearances with TMG, I decided to make them the same character. Especially since having 2 Garuda jets was already confusing enough!
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Endie

6 months ago
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I would have loved this guy
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SkullIslandExplorer

10 months ago
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TRANSFORM AND COMBINE! OPTIMUS PRIME! MECHAGODZILLA! POWERLINK - MECHAGODZILLA PRIME!

(No, seriously, that’s EXACTLY what I thought upon knowing about this Mechagodzilla. Too bad it was never realized)
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AngiraBlu

4 months ago
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Unicron Trilogy reference! Nice!
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Theamazingdemo

13 months ago
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It looks wayyyyyyy better than what we got in the final version.
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KingOfTheZillas98

14 months ago
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Whaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat i want this for Christmas.
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Ghidorahnumber1

25 months ago
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With the SHMA release, this is getting a pack-in manga. Does that technically upgrade this from an unmade monster to a comic monster?

Also, the vehicles are called the Garuda, Gundalva, and Naga.
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Koopa

24 months ago
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Technically, it means that Transforming MechaGodzilla is now no longer a scrapped monster, and that's awesome!
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

36 months ago
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Is this the only unmade (Godzilla) kaiju to get a figure?
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Green Blob Thing

36 months ago
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Ghost Godzilla has one or two figures, though it would be much better if SH MonsterArts did one.
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

35 months ago
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Or NECA. SHMA has been extremely overpriced and lacking in quality/accessories. recently.
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MosuFan2004

39 months ago
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TRANSFORMERS RIPOFF!!! :P:P:P
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Magara M&E

36 months ago
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This guy is getting a SHMA figure!
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MosuFan2004

36 months ago
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I know!!! IT LOOKS AWESOME!!!
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