Playmates

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Playmates Toys is a Hong Kong-based company responsible for producing children's toys based on various media properties such as Ben 10, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, King Kong and Godzilla.

Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World (2005)

In 2005, Playmates released a line of toys to tie in with Peter Jackson's King Kong. It consisted of several different kinds of figures.

6-inch Figures

The six-inch figures in the line generally come in sets of one or two, along with several smaller human figures. The King Kong figures each have some sort of gimmick that distinguishes them from the others or allows them to interact with another specific figure. For example, the Kong that comes with the juvenile Vastatosaurus rex has the ability to pull apart the V-Rex's jaws, while the Kong sold with the Piranhadon can hold the Piranhadon in a headlock.

The six-inch scale figure sets are:

Skull Island Playset

The Skull Island playset is designed for use with the six-inch scale figures. It consists of several pieces, and includes several human figures and a raft.

Large-scale figures

There are three larger-scale figures released in the line. These figures are 12 inches tall and can make sounds. Despite being larger in scale, these figures come with the same human figures included with the six-inch figures. The Bull V-Rex figure can actually swallow the human figures whole, which can then be recovered from a hatch on the underside of the figure.

  • Roaring Kong (includes three humans)
  • Supreme Kong
  • Roaring Bull V-Rex (includes three humans)

Plushes

There are two different King Kong plushes released as part of the line. The larger plush makes roaring sounds when one pushes down on its chest.

Costumes

There are two separate King Kong costume sets: Electronic Kong Arms and Kong Face and Chains. The Kong arms are oversized gloves made to resemble Kong's hands that function similar to the popular "Hulk Hands" gloves, making sounds when they strike an object. The Kong Face and Chains consist of a King Kong mask and breakaway plastic chains.

Kong vs V-Rex Battling Game

A variation of the classic "Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots" game, the Kong vs V-Rex battling game includes a Kong and V-Rex piece, each on a base attached to a control stick. The players use the stick to make the figures punch each other until one collapses.

Godzilla and King Kong (2019-2020)

Playmates figures of Godzilla (2004), Kong from Kong: Skull Island, Godzilla (2016), SpaceGodzilla, and Destoroyah were unveiled at Brand Licensing Europe 2019. Beginning in December 2019, the company released a line of figures of monsters from both the Godzilla and King Kong series in anticipation of the release of Godzilla vs. Kong, seemingly exclusive to Walmart. Sighted figures include the aforementioned, along with a 6-inch Kong and Gigan (2004). Reissues of Bandai America vinyl figures in Playmates packaging also began to appear in January 2020, including Godzilla (1954), King Ghidorah (2001), Mechagodzilla (1974), and Godzilla (1999).[1] Supposed leaked SKUs revealed other potential figures, including King Caesar, the 1933 King Kong, Gorosaurus, Rodan, Jet Jaguar, Hedorah, and Megalon.[2]

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