S.H. MonsterArts is a line of movie monster toys made by Tamashii Nations, the collector's division of Bandai, that began in November of 2011. This line has become highly popular among collectors due to the level of care and attention to detail on the figures, and their accuracy to their on-screen counterparts.
- 1 Main Line
- 1.1 Godzilla
- 1.2 Mechagodzilla
- 1.3 SpaceGodzilla
- 1.4 M.O.G.U.E.R.A.
- 1.5 LittleGodzilla
- 1.6 Godzilla Junior
- 1.7 Fire Rodan
- 1.8 King Ghidorah
- 1.9 Godzilla (1995)
- 1.10 Godzilla (Comic-Con Explosion)
- 1.11 UX-01-92 Garuda
- 1.12 Destoroyah (Perfect Form)
- 1.13 Destoroyah Evolution Set
- 1.14 Biollante
- 1.15 King Kong
- 1.16 Godzilla (1964)
- 1.17 Type-3 Kiryu
- 1.18 Battra (Imago)
- 1.19 Godzilla 2000 Millennium
- 1.20 Mothra (Imago)
- 1.21 Gigan (2004)
- 1.22 Mothra (Larva) and Battra (Larva) Set
- 1.23 Godzilla (2014)
- 1.24 Godzilla (Birth)
- 1.25 Godzilla Effect Packs & Toho Ultimate Weapon Packs
- 1.26 Type-3 Kiryu (Heavy Arms/High Mobility)
- 1.27 Mecha-King Ghidorah
- 1.28 Gamera (1996)
- 1.29 Godzilla 2000 Millennium Special Color Ver.
- 1.30 Godzilla (2014) Poster Image Ver.
- 1.31 Godzilla (2014) Spit Fire Ver.
- 1.32 Godzilla (1964) Emergence Ver.
- 1.33 King Ghidorah Special Color Ver.
- 1.34 Godzilla (2001)
- 1.35 Godzilla (1954)
- 1.36 Godzilla feat. EVA-01
- 1.37 Godzilla (2016)
- 1.38 Godzilla (1995) Ultimate Burning Ver.
- 1.39 Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms
- 1.40 Destoroyah (Perfect Form) Special Color Ver.
- 1.41 Super Mechagodzilla
- 1.42 Mechagodzilla (1974)
- 1.43 Godzilla (2016) Special Color Ver.
- 1.44 Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms Special Color Ver.
- 1.45 Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form Awakening Ver.
- 1.46 Mothra (Imago) and Mothra (Larva) Special Color Ver.
- 1.47 Godzilla (Noriyoshi Ohrai Poster Ver.)
- 1.48 Battra (Imago) and Battra (Larva) Special Color Ver.
- 1.49 Godzilla Junior Special Color Ver.
- 1.50 Godzilla (2017)
- 1.51 SpaceGodzilla and LittleGodzilla Special Color Ver.
- 1.52 Godzilla (2002)
- 1.53 Godzilla (2016) 4th Form Frozen Ver.
- 1.54 MFS-3 Type-3 Kiryu Shinagawa Final Battle Ver.
- 1.55 Godzilla Earth
- 1.56 Gamera (1999)
- 1.57 Godzilla (1962)
- 1.58 Godzilla (2019)
- 1.59 King Ghidorah (2019)
- 1.60 Mothra (2019) and Rodan (2019)
- 1.61 Gamera (1995)
- 2 Light Sound Songs
- 3 Tamashii MIX
- 4 External Links
- 5 References
- 6 Comments
These are the figures in the main S.H. MonsterArts line.
The first figure in the line, Godzilla was released on November 19, 2011. The figure's first edition came with a blue atomic breath effect and a radiation wave base for the breath effect, but the first edition was a limited edition and was quickly replaced with a second edition lacking accessories, and even came with a smaller box. It is based on the Godzilla suit used in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.
Released December 3, 2011, Mechagodzilla was the second figure made in the line. It came with a mega-buster ray, an interchangeable plasma grenade lens, and optional flight parts. There was a Tamashii Web Exclusive accessory pack released that came with Garuda, shock anchors, and optional parts to attach Garuda to Mechagodzilla's back to form Super Mechagodzilla like in the 1993 film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. There is no second edition of the figure, although a Super Mechagodzilla retool of the figure was later released.
The third S.H. MonsterArts figure, SpaceGodzilla was released on March 24, 2012. It came with an earthy base with crystals sprouting from it and a corona beam.
The fourth S.H. MonsterArts figure, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. comes with four separate smoke trails, spiral grenade missiles, interchangeable flight mode parts, an interchangeable plasma Maser dish, interchangeable hands, a plasma Maser beam, and two city type bases for its effect parts. It is based on the 1994 version of the mecha from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. The U.S. release box reads "MOGUERA," with no periods in front of the letters and a "U," while the Japanese release box reads "M.O.G.E.R.A.," with periods in front of each letter and without a "U", due to the Japanese acronym for the mech's name simply being Mobile Operations Godzilla Expert Robot Aero-type. It was released on May 12, 2012.
Representing Godzilla's adoptive son as seen in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, this figure was released on June 15, 2012. It comes with a crystal prison.
Released December 14, 2012, as a Tamashii Web Store exclusive, this representation of Godzilla's adoptive son from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah comes with two helicopters.
Released on July 14, 2012, this figure comes with two exclusive stand bases, a perched stand, a flying stand, a Uranium Heat Beam, a red Spiral Heat Ray intended for the Heisei Godzilla figures, and a damaged Mechagodzilla head. This represets Rodan's Fire Rodan form from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. A prototype for a brown variant of the figure based on Rodan's normal form in the film was seen on display alongside the Mechagodzilla figure, but was never released.
The King Ghidorah figure, released September 29, 2012, comes with three gravity beams. It is cautioned that the figure's wings are on uncomfortably small ball joints that must be moved at their bases, presenting a strong risk for them being damaged. It is based on the Heisei King Ghidorah from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.
Godzilla (Comic-Con Explosion)
A figure made exclusively for San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2012, Explosion Godzilla is a repaint of the Burning Godzilla figure representing Godzilla melting down at the climax of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It was released on July 12, 2012.
The Garuda figure was released in 2012, serving as its own product and a potential add-on for Mechagodzilla. It came with a base, laser effect parts, shock anchors, and pieces to combine with Mechagodzilla to form Super Mechagodzilla. It was released in 2012 and was not reissued until 2017, as an accessory for the Super Mechagodzilla figure.
Destoroyah (Perfect Form)
Representing the titular antagonist of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah in his demonic final form, this figure comes in a long box with no accessories. It was released on February 27, 2013.
Destoroyah Evolution Set
Released on July 31, 2013, the Destoroyah Evolution Set includes Destoroyah's juvenile, aggregate, and flying forms, as well as an alternate head for the aggregate form. The juvenile or "crab" form figure is noticeably inaccurate to the film, featuring crab-like claws on the front of its body and two spear-like claws extending from its back, features exclusive to the aggregate form. It is possible that this figure is meant to represent the multiple small aggregate Destoroyahs that attacked Godzilla in the film rather than the monster's juvenile forms.
Representing Biollante's final form from Godzilla vs. Biollante, this figure was released in November 2013 in Japan, and December 15, 2013 in the U.S. Biollante comes with a multi-colored light-up chest. Biollante's box is a solid cardboard box similar to Godzilla 1964's box, and she comes with no effect parts or accessories.
This figure of King Kong is based on his incarnation from Peter Jackson's 2005 remake. It comes in a tall box with a tree branch, 3 pairs of hands, a stand and a hand with Ann Darrow. It was released on April 27, 2013, which was two months after Destoroyah.
Representing Kiryu, the Millennium Mechagodzilla, from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, this figure includes a dark blue jet pack and wrist-mounted rail guns. It was released on September 14, 2013. Interchangeable shut-down and possessed head parts are included. The chest opens up to reveal the Absolute Zero Cannon inside.
This figure of Battra's imago form from Godzilla vs. Mothra was released on December 27, 2013. It comes with a stand.
A Godzilla 2000 figure was first seen at Summer Wonfest 2013. The accessories are once again omitted. Unlike the other Godzilla figures, this figure is not based on an actual design from a movie, but is instead based on Yuji Sakai's concept design for Godzilla in Godzilla 2000: Millennium. It was released December 28, 2013.
Gigan 2004 was revealed at the Tamashii Nations 2013 event. It was released on April 19, 2014. It comes with 2 hook hands, 2 chainsaw hands, a serrated head spike, 2 serrated mandibles, 2 bladed mandibles, a bladed head spike, and a second armored neck.
The set containing Mothra and Battra's larval forms from Godzilla vs. Mothra was released in June 2014. Mothra comes with a piece of webbing.
Based on the Godzilla design from Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, confirmation of this figure's existence was presented at the 2014 Toy Fair alongside a projected Summer 2014 release. It was shown under a black veil with a September 2014 release date.
A remolded Burning Godzilla figure, this figure, officially called "Godzilla (1995 Birth)," represents the adult Godzilla Junior from the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It was released on July 31, 2014. It was set for a reissue in September 2015.
Godzilla Effect Packs & Toho Ultimate Weapon Packs
Godzilla Effects & Toho Ultimate Weapons Pack
The first effect pack, released in 2012, came with the Super X2, 5 fighter jets, 5 ASTOL-MB93s, 5 MBT-92s, 5 MBAW-93s, a spiral ray accessory for Godzilla, 2 base plates, 4 stands and modified ends to the stands for the planes and ASTOL-MB93s.
Godzilla Effect Pack 2
The second effect pack was released in 2014. It came with 4 damaged buildings, 1 exploding beam type, 1 basic beam type, a fire stand, and a cracking ground stand.
Toho Ultimate Weapons Pack 2
The third effect pack was released in 2014, and includes the Super X3, 4 MBT-92s, 4 MBAW-93s, 3 ASTOL-MB93s, 2 damaged buildings, a baseplate and stand for the Super X3. It also comes with the cadmium missile pod and freeze ray for the Super X3. The buildings can be used as stands for the ASTOLs or the Super X3. The stand has the same connection that was used for the flying vehicles in the first effect pack.
Kiryu, based on his Modified Type-3 Kiryu appearance from Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., was released October 2014 as a web exclusive. It is a remold of the earlier Type-3 Kiryu figure, and painted in a more silver-gray color than the previous. It was remolded to include the triple Hyper Maser Cannon in its chest rather than the Absolute Zero Cannon. The chest flaps were also remolded to match this version of Kiryu. The right arm was changed to reveal gears and a different shoulder. It was given a new hand to make it look like it could become the drill. It comes with a Tokyo S.O.S. style backpack and wrist-mounted rail guns, a battle-damaged head with one eye, and a drill part.
Mecha-King Ghidorah was released in February 2015 as a web exclusive. It comes with the machine hand and the torso is made of diecast. It also comes with four capture cables and a stand. It appears to be a retool of the King Ghidorah figure. It also includes three Dorats.
The Gamera 1996 figure, based on Gamera's appearance from Gamera 2: Attack of the Legion, was released in early 2015. It features a set of flying parts, including wings and a separate waist which has jets. It also comes with a fireball effect and a flying pose cradle. It includes the stand from the first Godzilla release, but in red.
Godzilla 2000 Millennium Special Color Ver.
The Godzilla 2000 Millennium figure was reissued in 2015 with a new paint job, most notably making the dorsal plates gray. It features no other remarkable changes.
Godzilla (2014) Poster Image Ver.
A special reddish-hued repaint of the Godzilla 2014 figure based on Godzilla's color scheme in posters for the film was released on February 25, 2015 in Japan only alongside the special edition DVD plus 3D & 2D Blu-ray set for Godzilla.
S.H. MonsterArts Legendary Godzilla Teaser
Godzilla (2014) Spit Fire Ver.
A retool of the Godzilla 2014 figure featuring translucent glowing dorsal plates and an atomic breath accessory was announced as a web exclusive, with preorders beginning February 16, 2015, and the official Japanese release in July. The figure also includes the severed head of the female MUTO as an accessory.
Godzilla (1964) Emergence Ver.
The Godzilla (1964) Emergence of Godzilla Version was announced in May 2015. It is a repaint of the original Godzilla 1964 figure made to resemble Godzilla's appearance when he emerged from the sand in Mothra vs. Godzilla, featuring a new atomic breath effect. It was released on November 14, 2015, but was available early at New York Comic Con 2015.
King Ghidorah Special Color Ver.
The King Ghidorah Special Color Version was announced in July 2015. It is a repaint of the original King Ghidorah figure, featuring a lighter yellow paint job based on how he appeared in Noriyoshi Ohrai's poster for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. It comes with three differently-colored beam accessories, colored after the beams King Ghidorah was seen firing on the poster, a stand that allows the figure to be posed like it is flying, and a figure of KIDS.
On January 11, 2016, Tamashii Nations' American Facebook page uploaded a cropped image of the poster for Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack. Later, on January 14, the page uploaded a teaser image of the foot of a Godzilla figure for the film, stating that it would be available for pre-order the next week. On January 20, Bandai's Japanese website officially revealed the Godzilla 2001 figure. The site revealed that in Japan the figure would be available for preorder on January 22, and was scheduled to begin shipping in June.
Godzilla 1954 was announced on February 19, 2016 and was targeted for an August release. This figure was confirmed to not be a Tamashii web exclusive, the first since Godzilla 2014.
Godzilla feat. EVA-01
Godzilla feat. EVA-01 was anounced on May 19, 2016, as part of Toho and Gainax's "Godzilla vs. Evangelion" merchandise collaboration. It is a repaint of the Adult Godzilla Junior figure with an Evangelion Unit-01 themed paint scheme. On July 7, it was revealed that the figure would not have an official North American release. It was also revealed that it would have limited stock, and preorders from Japanese exclusive sites would be the only way to obtain it.
Godzilla (1995) Ultimate Burning Ver.
The Ultimate Burning Godzilla was announced on July 9, 2016, and is scheduled for a December 2016 release in Japan and a January 2017 release in North America. It is a retool of the Godzilla 1995 figure, featuring a new paint job, interchangeable hands, and four steam effect parts.
Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms
Images of prototype S.H. MonsterArts figures for Godzilla's second and third forms in Shin Godzilla were seen in a Japanese magazine. Painted prototypes of the figures were officially displayed alongside the Godzilla 2016 figure on October 27, 2016. The figures was released in Japan as a web exclusive set in May 2017.
Destoroyah (Perfect Form) Special Color Ver.
This recolor of the Destoroyah figure was announced on September 7, 2016, and is targeted for a March 2017 release. Includes several Maser Cannon accessories. It also features a more film-accurate paint scheme, and the figure's eyes are colored yellow as opposed to the black eyes of the original release.
Super Mechagodzilla was announced on September 14, 2016, and is scheduled for a March 2017 release. The figure is a retool of the original Mechagodzilla figure, with a shinier silver paint job, abdomen replacement parts and the Garuda, which can be freely attached or removed from the figure.
A Mechagodzilla 1974 figure was seen alongside numerous other figures at a Tamashii Nations event on October 28, 2016. The figure was later pictured alongside the Type-3 Kiryu and upcoming Mechagodzilla Poster Version figures in a magazine. The figure came with a chest laser effect and interchangeable hands. January 2018 release.
Godzilla (2016) Special Color Ver.
This recolor of the Godzilla 2016 figure is based on the maquette of the design shown at the Nico Nico Super Conference in 2016. The figure was revealed on December 19, 2016 and is planned for a limited store release. Other details are currently unknown.
Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms Special Color Ver.
Gold recolors of the second and third form Godzilla 2016 figures were announced on December 19, 2016. The figures come as set and in limited quantities as a Godzilla Store exclusive only. Purchasing the figures required a special ticket from the limited edition Shin Godzilla Blu-ray/DVD set to be handed in at the Godzilla Store.
Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form Awakening Ver.
This retool of the Godzilla (2016) figure comes with an interchangeable lower jaw, interchangeable end of tail, and four atomic breath pieces. Released in July 2017.
Mothra (Imago) and Mothra (Larva) Special Color Ver.
This set includes repaints of the Mothra (Imago) and Mothra (Larva) figures. The imago has been repainted to resemble Mothra's appearance during night scenes in Godzilla vs. Mothra, with the appearance of city lights shining on her body, illuminated eyes, and beams firing from her antennae. The larva figure has been repainted to reflect Mothra's appearance while swimming, with darker and more wet-looking skin. The set is scheduled for release in September 2017.
Godzilla (Noriyoshi Ohrai Poster Ver.)
Godzilla (Noriyoshi Ohrai Poster Ver.) is designed to represent Godzilla as he appeared on Noriyoshi Ohrai's advance poster for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, with gold highlights on his skin and glowing blue dorsal fins. It is currently slated for a September 2017 release, alongside the Tamashii MIX Mechagodzilla Poster Ver. figure.
Battra (Imago) and Battra (Larva) Special Color Ver.
On May 5, 2017, Special Color versions of the Battra Imago and Battra Larva figures were unveiled. The imago has been repainted to resemble Battra's appearance during night scenes in Godzilla vs. Mothra and comes with a figure stand. The larva is repainted to represent Battra as he emerges in Nagoya in the film and comes with two orange beam effects. The set is scheduled to be released in October 2017.
Godzilla Junior Special Color Ver.
On June 6, 2017, a repaint of the Godzilla Junior figure was unveiled. The figure comes with an atomic breath accessory and a stand. It was released in November 2017.
The Godzilla 2017 figure was first revealed in a magazine in July 2017. The figure was released in Japan in December 2017.
SpaceGodzilla and LittleGodzilla Special Color Ver.
The Godzilla 2002 figure was first teased by Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla star Yumiko Shaku and director Masaaki Tezuka in a blog post, and was officially announced in a magazine on November 22, 2017. It was released in April 2018.
Godzilla (2016) 4th Form Frozen Ver.
This retool of the Godzilla (2016) figure was announced on February 14, 2018, and is designed to represent Godzilla frozen by blood coagulant at the end of Shin Godzilla, complete with the monster's fifth form growing from the tip of its tail. It began shipping in July 2018. No details have been announced regarding a North American release.
MFS-3 Type-3 Kiryu Shinagawa Final Battle Ver.
This retool of the Type-3 Kiryu figure was announced in March 2018, and is meant to represent Kiryu during the climactic battle against Godzilla in Shinagawa from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla. In addition to the jetpack, wrist-mounted railguns, and interchangeable heads included in the original release, this figure includes an Absolute Zero accessory and interchangeable damaged right arm and chest panel pieces meant to reflect Kiryu's state at the very end of the film. The figure began shipping in August 2018.
Tamashii Nations unveiled Godzilla Earth, a retool of the Godzilla (2017) figure with a lighter blue paint job and a different arrangement of spikes on its chin, on May 16, 2018, two days before the Japanese theatrical release of GODZILLA: City on the Edge of Battle. It shipped in October 2018, and came packaged with figures of Godzilla Filius and a Landing Ship, both to scale.
A figure based on Gamera's appearance from Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris was announced on May 23, 2018 and released in October 2018. It comes with a Vanishing Fist accessory and interchangeable arms and tail pieces along with a stand to represent Gamera in flight.
A figure of Godzilla from Godzilla: King of the Monsters was revealed on December 1, 2018. It comes with an atomic breath effect piece and an interchangeable lower jaw, and was released in May 2019 in Japan and June in the United States.
Figures of both Mothra and Rodan from Godzilla: King of the Monsters were revealed on December 1, 2018. They were eventually revealed to be sold together in a set, which will be released in November 2019 in Japan and December in the United States.
A figure of Gamera from Gamera: Guardian of the Universe was revealed on March 8, 2019. It includes a removable head and limbs as well as effect parts which allow the figure to represent Gamera in either of his two flight modes. It is scheduled to begin shipping in August 2019.
Light Sound Songs
On May 23, 2016, a new subline of S.H. MonsterArts was announced. In addition to the articulation and detail of MonsterArts figures, the Light Sound Songs figures feature glowing parts and noises such as roars. The figures can also play music from their movies.
Godzilla 1989 is the first figure of the Light Sound Songs line, first announced on May 23, 2016. It features light up dorsal fins and mouth, and roars. It can also play Godzilla's theme from Godzilla vs. Biollante.
On November 30 2017, Tamashii unveiled the Light Sound Songs Shin Godzila figure to commemorate their 10th Anniversary. The release date and other information are currently unknown.
At Tamashii Nations' special event in late October 2016, the company revealed its new subline of figures, Tamashii MIX. These figures are distinguished from standard S.H. MonsterArts figures by their ability to transform into many forms.
The Tamashii MIX Poster Version Mechagodzilla was first seen in a Japanese magazine along with a Heisei Godzilla figure with blue dorsal fins, recreating Noriyoshi Ohrai's poster artwork for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. A prototype of the figure was finally revealed at a special Tamashii Nations event on October 28, 2016, alongside the standard line's upcoming Godzilla 2016 figures and Super Mechagodzilla figure. Following the gimmick of the Tamashii MIX subline, the figure can split apart into multiple vehicles, as this version of Mechagodzilla did in an early draft of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. The figure was scheduled for release in September 2017, alongside the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Poster Ver. figure.
The figure includes a pack-in manga upon release, explaining its origin. The figure is able to convert into three vehicles, the Garuda, the Gundalva, and the Naga. The figure features a flight stand for the Garuda. 
- Toho Kingdom interview with Bluefin Distribution (July 2013)
- Toho Kingdom interview with lead product manager Tsubasa Utsumi (October 2013)
- Toho Kingdom interview with Tamashii Nations' Hannah Lemmur and Bluefin's Xavier Lim (July 2015)
- Adam Newman and Hannah Lemmer of Bandai (August 2015)
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