List of Godzilla bootlegs

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This is a list of bootlegs of Godzilla media. A bootleg is an illegal copy of a product, which can be anything from a film to merchandise such as figurines. Bootlegs are usually the result of stolen work, such as movie footage or a figure mold, being reused, and often cheaply made and sold for a lower price. This list attempts to document known bootlegs of Godzilla media and merchandise, however due to the large number of such bootlegs may not be comprehensive.

Toys

Uncanny Embryo

The Uncanny Embryo is a bootleg of the 1996 DX Battery Operated Mothra Larva figure by Bandai Japan. There is a brown and a green variation. The box art features a Xenomorph from the Alien series.

Godzilla: High Grade Bootlegs

Bootleg markings (top), actual Bandai markings (bottom)

Starting in summer of 2000, bootlegs of the Set 4 Godzilla: High Grade figures began appearing on the internet, and remain common on sites such as eBay and Amazon to this day, often marketed as 'cake toppers,' 'keychains' or 'Trendmasters figurines,' depending on the listing. Though at first glance it may be difficult to spot the differences between the real figures and the bootlegs, there are some notable differences. The bootleg figures are generally smaller and feature sloppier paint jobs. They also lack the marking on their tails that lists the copyright date and "BANDAI CHINA," instead simply listing the word "CHINA." Bootlegs of the Burning Godzilla specifically will often featured alternate paint jobs, recoloring the burning patches with different colors. Below are pictures comparing the actual figures and their bootlegs.

12-Inch Bandai Figure Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the 12-inch figures of Godzilla 2004 and Kiryu by Bandai America exist.

Bootleg Bandai Creation figures

Bootlegs for the Bandai America Godzilla 2000, King Caesar, Godzilla 1954, and Atomic Roar Godzilla 2014 first appeared on the Chinese bidding site Alibaba in 2014. Unlike the official counterparts the figures stand at over 12-inches tall. In 2018, a bootleg of the Bandai Creation Burning Godzilla appeared on Amazon.

Godzilla 2014 Bandai Action Figure Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the "Smash Strike" and "Tail Strike" Godzilla 2014 Bandai Creation figures The bootlegs removed the "gimmicks" of the two figures and had poor paint jobs. In 2017, a variant of the Smash Strike bootleg appeared on the Thai bidding site ThaiElectricToy.

Novel Style Godzilla

The Novel Style Godzilla is a bootleg of Bandai Creation's Godzilla 2000 figure distributed in China. The figure has been remolded and repainted to somewhat resemble Godzilla 2014 and supports batteries which light up a chest light and his dorsal plates.

Jakks Pacific Godzilla Bootleg

A bootleg of the Giant Size Godzilla has been distributed in China. Differences between it and he original include white dorsal plates, much larger eyes, and removed articulation of the mouth, hands and feet (not arms and legs), in addition to some miscellaneous paint job differences along the belly and back.

Godzilland Bootlegs

Bootlegs of Bandai's 1984 Godzilland merchandise are known to exist. The bootlegged merchandise is distinguishable from legitimate Godzilland merchandise due to inconsistencies in the illustrations of the kaiju. For example, Godzilla has a horn on his head, Mothra larva has antennae and more pronounced legs and feet, and Hedorah has claws.

Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the four kaiju figures packaged with the board game Godzilla: Kaiju World Wars first appeared on eBay in 2014. The Gigan is particularly unusual, featuring eyes below his visor and elongated hands instead of curved claws.

Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2016 and SpaceGodzilla Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2016 and SpaceGodzilla figures first appeared on eBay in 2017. The bootleg Godzilla 2016 figure can be distinguished from the official counterpart as it has a darker paint job with fused hands and a uneven tail.

Bandai Godzilla 1984 Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the Bandai Godzilla 50th Anniversary Memorial Box Godzilla 1984 appeared on eBay in 2016. The bootleg figures usually have pale golden eyes and poorly painted dorsal plates.

Trendmasters Ultimate Godzilla Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the Trendmasters Ultimate Godzilla figure exist. There are two variants, a grey version and a brown version.

Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2003 Bootlegs

In China several bootlegs of the Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2003 started appearing in 2003. The figures can be distinguished from the official figures by the lack of a tag.

Bandai King Ghidorah 1964 Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the Bandai The Godzilla Collection King Ghidorah 1964 exist. The figures come in two variants, a pink version and a green version.

Bandai Movie Monster Series Burning Godzilla and Godzilla 1993 Bootlegs

Bootlegs of the Bandai Movie Monster Series Burning Godzilla and Godzilla 1993 exist.

Big Fella

Big Fella was a bootleg Godzilla wind-up figure that first appeared in the 1990's.

Godzilla vs Jesus playset

Godzilla vs Jesus was a bootleg playset produced by Forked Tongue Toys. The set comes with several military vehicles and figures for Godzilla and Jesus.

Godzilla 1998 Figure Bootleg

This Godzilla 1998 bootleg figure has a custom sculpt and stands at 9 inches tall. There are only two variants, a green version and a purple version.

Mechagodzilla 1974 Bootlegs

Bootleg Mechagodzilla 1974 figures first appeared in the 1980's. However, some can still be found on the Chinese auction site Alibaba.

Bandai Toho Kaiju Series Godzilla 2000 bootlegs

Bootlegs of the Bandai Toho Kaiju Series Godzilla 2000 exist.

Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2004 and Mechagodzilla 2003 bootlegs

Bootlegs for the Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2004 and Mechagodzilla 2003 figures first appeared on eBay in 2017. The figures have poor paint jobs and are shipped broken.

Bootleg Godzilla LEGO Mini-figures

In 2017, bootleg LEGO mini-figures of the 2014 Godzilla began appearing on eBay. There are ten variants of the figure.

Bandai King of the Monsters Series bootlegs

In 2018, bootlegs of the King of the Monsters Series Godzilla 2016 and Godzilla 2017 figures appeared on the Chinese bidding site Alibaba. The figures are often sold in sets that include a bootleg of Jakks Pacific's Giant Size Godzilla figure and a bootleg X-Plus Godzilla 1995.

Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2017 bootleg

In 2018, a bootleg of the Bandai Movie Monster Series Godzilla 2017 appeared on the Chinese bidding site Alibaba. The figure is often sold with the bootleg King of the Monster Series Godzilla 2017.

Bootleg 3-inch Godzilla figures

In 2018, 3-inch bootleg Godzilla figures appeared on Ebay. The figures are based off several official Bandai figures, and have been scaled down to 3 inches. The figures are usually sold in a set.

Movies

Dogora

In Thailand, a bootleg DVD of Dogora was released, featuring Godzilla on the cover. This led many fans to believe the DVD was a double-feature set or a different movie completely.

Gamera vs. Barugon

There is a bootleg German VHS of Gamera vs. Barugon which titles the film Gamera Gegen Godzilla (Gamera vs. Godzilla). It features altered artwork of the TriStar Godzilla on the front cover and screenshots of Godzilla in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah on the back.

Destroy All Monsters

A bootleg VHS exists of American International Pictures' U.S. edit of Destroy All Monsters.

Godzilla vs. Megalon

Godzilla vs. Megalon is perhaps the most bootlegged Godzilla movie, with several different unofficial VHS released.

Shin Godzilla

A bootleg DVD of Shin Godzilla was released in Malaysia. Its cover art uses the Philippines poster for the film.

Unidentified Film

Toho Kingdom user 20th Century Boy discovered a bootleg Chinese DVD of what appeared to be a Godzilla film at a used bookstore in 2014. Unfortunately, there was no disc inside, leaving the identity of the film a mystery. The cover art shows a heavily altered Destoroyah with no wings, while the back cover includes a description of the plot of Rugrats in Paris, along with pictures from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah and Godzilla vs. Hedorah and promotional artwork for TriStar Pictures' GODZILLA.

Video Games

Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters Famicom Bootleg

Godzilla 3 H-Game 1999.jpg

A Famicom bootleg of the N.E.S.-only Godzilla 2: War of the Monsters exists. The cartridge is yellow, boasting artwork from the 1998 GODZILLA film, and with the title "Godzilla 3 H-Game 1999." The bootleg may have seen distribution in Romania after the 1998 film was released, as eBay listings tend to come from there.[1]


Other

SpaceGodzilla Statue

A human-sized bootleg SpaceGodzilla statue appeared on the Chinese bidding site Alibaba. It has a similar color scheme to Burning Godzilla.[2]

Inflatable Kiryu Costume

In 2017, a bootleg inflatable Kiryu costume appeared on the Chinese bidding site Alibaba.

References

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SkullIslandExplorer

one month ago
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What the hell did Xenomorphs ever have to do with Mothra?
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Makuta The shadow king 18

5 months ago
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what kinda of drug they used when they make the godzilla vs jesus toy line?
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SkullIsland

28 months ago
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The back of the box on those Godzilla kaiju world war bootlegs says this:

"Because the nuclear test of climate anomalies caused a 90 foot high huge monsters resurrected the new York into Chaos scientists, journalists, television cameraman, soldiers and the insurance company inspectors combine against it because it causes panic and destruction is too big if not stop it went all will become ruins"
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Les

28 months ago
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Truly inspirational.
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SkullIsland

31 months ago
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AliExpress is one of the top places where you can buy Godzilla bootlegs
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Les

31 months ago
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The modified Destoroyah on the front of that unidentified movie is surprisingly awesome.
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Green Blob Thing

31 months ago
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Now I want a version of Rugrats in Paris that somehow incorporates the story from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.
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SkullIsland

31 months ago
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I think I found a bootleg shin Godzilla


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SuperZillaRealms

19 months ago
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It is a bootleg, it has a dark paint job with part of the tail being completely red
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