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Different versions and looks of Godzilla

Chris

Jan-22-2013 9:18 AM

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Below is a poster showcasing all the various, different looks Godzilla went through over the years since his first appearance back in 1954. Do you have a favorite version of Godzilla? If so, which one?

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111 Responses to Different versions and looks of Godzilla

G. H. (Gman)

Sep-23-2017 2:59 PM

^Fantastic add-on. I anticipated you'd hit some of the Showa suits I missed--Specifically the DaisensoGoji. Although I knew the head was used for Jirass in Ultraman, I was unaware it forced Toho to create a replica. That explains a great deal, however. The suit looks fine early in the movie and I had merely assumed wear-and-tear had caught up with the head toward the end. A different head on the suit makes a lot of sense. Where did you find that one out?

And I know the SoshingekiGoji received minor alterations, but they're hard to pin. I've always hoped for some official explanation on the adjustments that suit went through.

The King of the Monsters

Sep-23-2017 8:37 PM

I forget the original source my fellow editors on Wikizilla found for the existence of the replica head (I'll have to do some digging and see if I can find it again), but one of them did capture a fantastic side-by-side comparison of the heads. It's especially jarring if you're looking for it, because the heads can seemingly change from shot to shot later in the film.

Honestly, I've also considered the possibility that it was given an entirely different head in Son of Godzilla that looks more like the MusukoGoji. I have no proof of this, but I feel the head in this shot looks noticeably different from both the original DaisensoGoji head and the supposed replica:

I too have always been curious about what intentional alterations were made to the SoshingekiGoji. Obviously there is some very visible wear-and-tear by Godzilla vs. Gigan, but the only major change I've ever been able to nail down is the positioning of the eyes in Godzilla vs. Hedorah. In the other films, the eyes face forward, but in Godzilla vs. Hedorah the pupils are further back and seem to face sideways. This seems to have been reversed by Godzilla vs. Gigan.

I can't really nail down any other changes, but I feel like maybe the forehead/brow area was adjusted.

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JurassicNight

Sep-24-2017 7:45 AM

I love a lot of em, but my favorite goes to the 1964 design. Can't get enough of that one

Sci-Fi King25

Sep-24-2017 10:10 AM

Haven't seen this topic in a few years Currently, my favorite suit is KiryuGoji.

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G. H. (Gman)

Sep-24-2017 4:46 PM

The King of the Monsters,
That is jarring. Reminds me of the head changes to the MusukoGoji. I've been unable to find any sources confirming whether or not an entirely different suit was built or if the head was merely adjusted during production. Still, it's pretty obvious there's a different head used in the movie depending on the scene:

The Jurassic Bootleg

Nov-17-2017 5:54 PM

90s Goji, GMK Goji, 54 Goji, 2000 Goji, Kiryu Saga Goji, 2004 Goji, and 2014 Goji.

Godzilla Generations was a beautiful game! I loved the fact that there's a laser cannon inside of Dr. Serizawa's eyepatch.

Ben Swolo (UZ80)

Nov-17-2017 6:18 PM

My favorite suits would be

5- KiryuGoji

4- MosuGoji

3- LegendaryGoji

2- ShinGoji

1- BioGoji

Godzilla... Truly a God incarnate.

Baragon 2001

Dec-06-2017 12:06 AM

My all time favourite g design was the burning Godzilla suit from Godzilla vs destroyed 1995

Baragon 2001

Dec-06-2017 12:08 AM

My all time favourite g design was the burning Godzilla suit from Godzilla vs destroyed 1995

mnnnn

Jul-30-2018 12:10 AM

Son of Godzilla was the worst. What happened there?

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Xenotaris

Jul-30-2018 7:43 AM

I love Legendary/Monsterverse Godzilla

 

Desugoji61206

Jul-30-2018 8:21 AM

Godzilla 89-92 look awesome , 66 and 67 just look so derpy and all the millennium Godzilla just look badass. But the best is Godzilla 62 

PHRHD

Jul-30-2018 2:10 PM

Burning Godzilla is my favorite, with Shin Godzilla being a close second. Such an incredible re-design.

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prinzessinleia1995

Aug-06-2018 3:11 AM

Yeah Son of Godzilla looked so bad...

MinecraftDinoKaiju

Aug-06-2018 10:02 AM

My favorite design has to be between Tristar's 1998 design (just because he looks like a huge dinosaur [#Zilla]), Toho's 2001 design (because he looks the most natural out of all Millennium era Godzillas [#GMKGodzilla]) Legendary's 2014 design, or Legendary's 2019 design.

Xenotaris

Aug-06-2018 5:48 PM

Yay! A Fellow Legendary/Monsterverse fan. I also liked the Tri-star godzilla design, just wished the movie was a lot better.

 

MinecraftDinoKaiju

Aug-07-2018 6:41 AM

Yeah, same. But at least a good(ish) series came out of that film, right?

Xenotaris

Aug-07-2018 5:12 PM

I never saw the Godzilla animated series... other than Godzilla Power Hour

 

CharmingCharles

Sep-28-2018 10:29 AM

The 1974 version of Megarogoji is my favorite showa design

My favorite suit overall is 1999's Miregoji

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