In 1989, Godzilla was given a whole new look yet again. To convey a feeling of mass and power, the head was reduced and the neck elongated. The face was also changed and appeared to be more feline in appearance. Significant musculature was added, particularly around the chest and thigh area. The irises were enlarged to fill most of the eye sockets, projecting the impression of mammalian cunning. The fangs were eliminated once again, but Godzilla's teeth were increased to include a double row of sharp teeth in both the upper and lower jaws. The lateral dorsal fins were also enlarged almost to the size of the center row. Just like the previous suit, this one also weighed 242 pounds, but this time the suit was actually built to fit suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma, making it much easier for the actor to move. A second suit used in filming water scenes was also built, weighing 176 pounds.
On March 17, 1992, someone sneaked into Toho's special effects department and stole this suit from Toho Studios and remained M.I.A. for several weeks. Ultimately, a terrified old lady discovered, to her obvious shock, this stolen suit laying on a beach near Tokyo Bay in quite a sorry state. It was returned to Toho and repaired in time to be used in both the underwater fight sequence with the larval Battra, and for Godzilla's rise from the erupting Mt. Fuji in Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle For Earth, it's last film appearence before a well-earned retirement.