- This article covers the 2004 Godzilla design. For the Godzilla incarnation, see Godzilla/Final Wars.
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The FinalGoji's name comes from Godzilla: Final Wars's title, specifically the word final (ファイナル, and Goji, which comes from fainaru)Godzilla's Japanese name, Gojira (ゴジラ). Prior to the release of Final Wars, fans referred to this design as the FiGoji (ファイゴジ, a shortened combination of "final" and "Goji." Faigoji) Modeler Shinichi Wakasa instead suggested 50Godzilla (五十ゴジラ, after Godzilla's 50th anniversary. Gojūgojira)
For Godzilla's 50th Anniversary film in 2004, Godzilla: Final Wars, director Ryuhei Kitamura, special effects director Eiichi Asada, and Shinichi Wakasa's company Monsters, Inc. collaborated on the title character's new design. It was Wakasa's idea to use features from multiple older designs. The arms and legs are slimmer than usual, and Godzilla's thighs are also one size smaller. FinalGoji also has much more noticeable ears than many previous suits. The small dorsal plates resemble those of the Showa series: a single prominent row with smaller surrounding plates.
To make this suit leaner and more flexible, Shinichi Wakasa's company Monsters, Inc., used less urethane foam and latex rubber. Instead, they added a special material called "foam latex," a chemical compound made with latex and some additional agents that bake to become a soft rubbery material. This reduced the weight of the suit by almost 44 pounds, allowing the actor inside much more movement and flexibility.
After the movie was released, for the celebration prize at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, another suit was made. This suit had bright orange eyes, different ears, a lower jaw that is a little higher than that of the original suit. A neck, which looks more muscular than the original, more colored claws, more white dorsal plates, and different paint. Legs that are as thin as the original, but have longer feet, and at the end we have a longer tail than the original. It is also necessary to mention that this suit had an apparatus similar to an extinguisher, which was placed in the mouth. In addition it is necessary to emphasize, that the suit for the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was lower and smaller than the original one, arriving at the same height of an average human.
Use in Other Media
Godzilla: Final Wars Trailers
Godzilla: High Grade Set 11 Godzilla 2004
Bandai America Godzilla 2004
Hazawa-Gumi Godzilla 2004
Monster Heaven Godzilla 2004
Bandai America Tokyo Vinyl Godzilla 2004
Bandai America Godzilla 2004 chibi figure
X-Plus Godzilla 2004 Large Monsters figure
X-Plus Godzilla 2004 30cm figure
Comic-Con Exclusive "Burning Godzilla 2004" by Bandai America Box Set
Bandai Ultimate Monster Collection Godzilla 2004
Bandai Ultimate Monster Collection Godzilla 2004 (atomic breath version)
Bandai Real Action Godzilla 2004
Bandai Museum Godzilla 2004
Bandai Godzilla Complete Works Godzilla 2004
Bandai Godzilla Chronicles set
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