Last Updated: Dec 22, 2021 @ 7:04 pm.

What are the best Godzilla toys? To find out we asked the experts: kids! We asked Godzilla toy enthusiasts to try out several versions of this classic toy. Which were most fun? Had the best detail? Here are the ones we recommend.

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A Brief History Of Godzilla!

Godzilla first debuted in a 1954 Japanese film, born out of the recent (for the time) experience of the nuclear bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Essentially Godzilla is a dinosaur awakened by nuclear radiation . . . and he isn’t very happy.

Here’s how Ben Mankiweiz, host of Turner Classic Movies, described the first Godzilla movie:

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk near Odo Island. An expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyohei Yemani soon discovers something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 50-meter-tall monster whom the natives call Gojira. Now the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan, but the rest of the world as well.

While dinosaur toys are always a perennial favorite, the recent boom in Godzilla toys is thanks to the 2021 movie of Godzilla vs. Kong. Of course, that wasn’t the first meeting of these creatures—the first King Kong vs. Godzilla movie dates back to 1962.

Here are our favorite Godzilla toys, as judged by actual kids.

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Best Godzilla vs. Kong Set

Fun, high quality toys
We're not sure what we loved best about this set—the battle sounds? Or the size of the figures, at 7" and 9" tall, respectively?
$40.09

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Best Budget-Friendly

Moveable parts are fun
This combo of Godzilla and his arch extraterrestrial enemy, MechaGodzilla is super cool. Authentic detailing and very good quality.
$27.99

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Best Villain

Robot doppelgänger
Our testers loved this flexible and sturdy toy with great detailing. Cool feature: the reveal of battle damage.
$32.69

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Best Classic Look

Great as a birthday cake topper
We liked this old-school Godzilla, complete with glowing body. Based on the 1995 movie, this toy is endless fun, said our kid testers.
$12.93

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About the Authors

Denise & Alan Fields are consumer advocates and best-selling authors. The Fields have authored 12 books with three million copies in print, including the best-selling guide to baby gear, Baby Bargains.

The Fields have been featured and quoted in the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times.

As consumer products experts, the Fields have been guests on the NBC Today Show, Good Morning America and ABC’s 20/20.

How We Pick Products To Recommend

We often turn to our readers (3 million strong!) to find products to recommend. We ask our parent readers for their favorites and consider their real-world experiences in our recommendations.

When we test a product, we always purchase it with our own monies. We do not take free samples, as we believe that compromises our independence.

We also fact check manufacturer information with our own measurements. If a maker claims a product weighs X pounds, we will weigh it to make sure. If the battery life is supposed to be six hours, we will see how it stands up in the real world.

In some cases, we will do interviews with experts in the field to get additional feedback on products.

To get hands-on time with products, we regularly meet one-on-one with gear companies and even tour manufacturing facilities. (When we do this, we pay our own travel expenses).

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability.

We make our living off of affiliate commissions, but we always recommend what we think are the best bets for our readers (not the ones that are the most expensive). We are always looking for products that offer the best bang for the buck.

Our independence is a key reason why we have been doing this so long. As we mentioned above, when we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money.

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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