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Trendmasters was the major Godzilla toy manufacturer in America in the 1990's. Aside from their Classic Godzilla line, they released a line for the 1998 GODZILLA film and even had a brief Gamera toy line. Many of their Classic Godzilla figures had multiple variations ranging from packaging differences to color and whether they made sounds or not. The two main lines for the Classic Godzilla series were "King of the Monsters" and "Godzilla Wars." There was another line called "Godzilla Doom Island", but that only saw minor release through Trendmasters' online store.


King of the Monsters

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The first main line of Trendmasters' Classic Godzilla figures. They were released in 1994 in various retail stores. There were multiple releases of certain Godzilla characters like Godzilla, RodanKing Ghidorah, and Mothra in different size ranges.

6-Inch Figures

The 6-inch figures either had sound or no sounds at all included with the figures. Included with them are collector cards. The Kmart exclusives come with tiny army men and a tank, but left out the collector card while the regular sound versions come with both the army men, tank, and a collector card. Despite the size classification being six inches, some of the toys range from 5-6 inches. The 6-inch figures are:

  • Godzilla (versions: glowing eyes; with sound; Kmart exclusive with sound)
  • Godzilla (Supercharged) (versions: glowing eyes; with sound)
  • King Ghidorah (versions: no sound; with sound; Kmart exclusive with sound)
  • Mothra (versions: no sound; with sound, Kmart exclusive with sound)
  • MechaGodzilla (versions: no sound; with sound; Kmart exclusive with sound)
  • Rodan (versions: no sound; with sound; Kmart exclusive with sound)
  • Biollante (versions: with sound; no sound)
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah (versions: no sound; with sound; Kmart exclusive with sound)
  • Battra (versions: with sound; no sound)
  • Gigan (versions: no sound; with sound)

10-Inch Figures

All of the 10-inch figures have electronics in them, as well as motion-sensors that allow the monster to roar whenever their sensors detect movement. Unlike the 6-inch figures, these did not come with collector cards. The sizes of these figures range from 8-10 inches. The 10-inch figures are: 

  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla (Supercharged)
  • King Ghidorah
  • Mothra
  • MechaGodzilla (versions: regular; JC Penny exclusive that included the Garuda)
  • Rodan
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah

Bendables

Just as the name implies, these figures' limbs are able to bend with ease, allowing collectors and children alike to pose them in a variety of different ways. Like the 6-inch figures, collectible cards are included with every toy. The figures are 4 inches tall. The Bendable figures are:

  • Godzilla (versions: green-colored; aqua blue-colored)
  • King Ghidorah (versions: gold-colored; dull gold-colored)
  • Mothra
  • MechaGodzilla
  • Rodan

Hatchlings

These little toys come with eggs that they could fit inside so that children or collectors can re-enact the monsters "hatching" out of their eggs. These toys are only 2 inches tall. Included with the figures are collectible trading cards. The Hatchling figures are:

  • Godzilla (versions: regular; crooked neck)
  • King Ghidorah
  • Mothra
  • MechaGodzilla
  • Rodan

Walkers

Battery-powered toys that allow the figures to move around, roar, and do attack motions. These figures stand 11-12 inches tall. The two Walker figures are:

  • Godzilla
  • King Ghidorah

Godzilla Force

Sort of a precursor to the 1998 Godzilla toyline's human figures, Trendmasters made human figures, and the Garuda, that were part of a group called Godzilla Force (possibly because in the movies made at the time G-Force was fighting Godzilla). The figures come with battle armor, weapons, a Godzilla Force badge, and a collectible trading card. The Garuda toy came with its own little pilot figure. These toys are only 4 inches tall and the Garuda is 4 inches long. Figures that are a part of G-Force include:

  • David Easton
  • Peter Richards
  • Margaret O'Brien
  • Michael Van Horn
  • Garuda

Figure Sets

Figures sets are basically 4 inch Godzilla figures packaged together with various other monsters. Like many other Trendmaster products, they come with collectible trading cards. The figure sets are:

  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (versions: regular; Toys'R'Us exclusive)
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra (versions: regular; Toys'R'Us exclusive)
  • Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (versions: regular; Toys'R'Us exclusive)
  • Godzilla vs. Rodan (versions: regular; Toys'R'Us exclusive)
  • Godzilla vs. Mecha-King Ghidorah (versions: regular; smooth wing MKG; Toys'R'Us exclusive)
  • JC Penny 3-Pack (includes Godzilla, Rodan, and King Ghidorah)
  • King of the Monsters 40th Anniversary Set (includes Godzilla, MechaGodzilla, Rodan, King Ghidorah, Battra, Mecha-King Ghidorah, Gigan, Mothra, and Biollante)
  • Thundering Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla (Toy Liquidators exclusive)
  • Battling Godzilla vs. Mecha-King Ghidorah (Toy Liquidators exclusive)
  • Supercharged Nuclear Godzilla vs. Battra (Toy Liquidators exclusive)
  • Supercharged Raging Godzilla vs. Gigan (Toy Liquidators exclusive)
  • Supercharged Thundering Godzilla vs. Biollante (Toy Liquidators exclusive)

Micro Playsets

Playsets of cities with tiny Godzilla figures and pieces for children and collectors alike to have tiny monster fights in cities. When folded up, the playset becomes Godzilla's head. Collectible trading cards are included in each set. Playsets included:

  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah in San Francisco (versions: regular Godzilla head; Supercharged Godzilla head)
  • Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla in Los Angeles (versions: regular Godzilla head; Supercharged Godzilla head)
  • Godzilla vs. Rodan in New York (versions: regular Godzilla head; Supercharged Godzilla head)

Wind-Ups

As the name implies, these toys walk, move their limbs, and open their mouths when the wind-up dial on their side was wound up. These figures were 3 inches tall and came with collectible trading cards. Wind-up figures are:

  • Godzilla 
  • MechaGodzilla
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah

Miscellaneous

Trendmasters released many Godzilla products during the King of the Monsters toyline run, ranging from piggy banks, drinking straws, growing Godzilla figures, and pop-up toys. These are items that just don't fit in with the other categories of the line

  • Godzilla Monster Bank
  • Godzilla Monster Fun Straw
  • Godzilla Key Ring Bendable Figure
  • Growing Godzilla (versions: New York; San Francisco; Tokyo)
  • Godzilla Pop-Up
  • MechaGodzilla Pop-Up
  • Rodan Pop-Up
  • Godzilla Attacks New York Giant Playset (includes Mecha-King Ghidorah)
  • Godzilla Attacks New York Missile Blaster Set (JC Penny exclusive)

Godzilla Wars

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The second main line of Trendmasters' Classic Godzilla series released in 1995. Many of the KOTM figures were repackaged under the Godzilla Wars box, but there were also new figures made as to not seem stale. Like before, many of the packaging had variations to them, as well as the figures themselves, and new collectible trading cards were available with most of the toys.

6-Inch Figures

Like in KOTM, these figures either are available with sound or without it, as well as collectible trading cards. All of the previous 6-inch figures Trendmasters released were repackaged for this line, with only five new monsters available. Figures sold are:

  • Godzilla (versions: glowing eyes; with sound)
  • Godzilla (Supercharged) (versions: glowing eyes; with sound)
  • King Ghidorah (no sound only)
  • Mothra (no sound only)
  • MechaGodzilla (versions: no sound; with sound)
  • Rodan (versions: no sound; with sound)
  • Biollante (versions: no sound; with sound)
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah (no sound only)
  • Battra (versions: no sound; with sound)
  • Gigan (versions: with sound; no sound)
  • SpaceGodzilla (versions: no sound; with sound)
  • M.O.G.U.E.R.A. (versions: no sound; with sound)
  • Megalon (with sound only)
  • Baragon (with sound only)
  • Varan (with sound only)

10-Inch Figures

Figures sold are:

  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla (Supercharged)
  • MechaGodzilla
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah
  • SpaceGodzilla
  • Gigan

Bendables

Figures sold are:

  • King Ghidorah
  • MechaGodzilla
  • Rodan
  • Godzilla (Supercharged)
  • SpaceGodzilla
  • Biollante
  • M.O.G.U.E.R.A.

Hatchlings and Micro Mountain

The KOTM packaged figures are either packaged with an egg or a mountain case while the newer figures only came with the mountain case. Figures sold are:

  • Godzilla (versions: egg; mountain case)
  • Godzilla (Supercharged) (versions: egg; mountain case)
  • King Ghidorah (versions: egg; mountain case)
  • Mothra (versions: egg; mountain case)
  • MechaGodzilla (versions: egg; mountain case)
  • Rodan (versions: egg; mountain case)
  • SpaceGodzilla
  • M.O.G.U.E.R.A.
  • Anguirus

Power-Ups

These are Godzilla figures with attachable weapons, making the flesh-covered toys appear to by cyborgs in a way. There were two variations of missile colors; red and blue. Figures sold are:

  • Godzilla
  • Godzilla (Supercharged)
  • MechaGodzilla
  • Rodan
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah

Figure Sets

Sets sold are:

  • Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
  • Godzilla vs. Mothra
  • Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
  • Godzilla vs. Rodan
  • Godzilla vs. Mecha-King Ghidorah
  • Godzilla vs. Battra
  • Godzilla vs. Biollante
  • Godzilla vs. Gigan
  • Godzilla Wars 40th Anniversary Set (includes Godzilla, MechaGodzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah, SpaceGodzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Battra, Biollante, Gigan, and Anguirus - versions: regular; special repaint)
  • Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla
  • Godzilla vs. M.O.G.U.E.R.A
  • Godzilla vs. Anguirus

Micro Playsets

Sets sold are:

  • Godzilla vs. Biollante in Washington D.C.
  • Godzilla vs. Godzilla Force in Mecha-King Ghidorah Central Command
  • Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla in MechaGodzilla Defense Base
  • Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla in Tokyo

Doom Island

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In 1997, this line was set to be released, by it never was. The only release it got was through Trendmasters' website as contest give-away prizes. Years later in 2001, an Anguirus figure was revealed inside a Doom Island Godzilla box.

6-Inch Figures

  • Godzilla (no sound)
  • Godzilla (Supercharged - no sound)
  • SpaceGodzilla (no sound)
  • Megalon (no sound)
  • Baragon (no sound)
  • Varan (no sound)

10-Inch Figures

  • Godzilla (Supercharged)
  • SpaceGodzilla
  • Biollante

Battle Armor

  • Godzilla
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah
  • Kumonga
  • Anguirus

Megamutations

Figure Sets

  • Doom Island 40th Anniversary Set (includes Godzilla, MechaGodzilla, Mecha-King Ghidorah, SpaceGodzilla, M.O.G.U.E.R.A., Battra, Biollante, Gigan, and Anguirus)
  • Godzilla vs. Tyrannosaurus Rex and Velociraptor
  • MechaGodzilla vs. Stegosaurus and Velociraptor
  • Mecha-King Ghidorah vs. Velociraptors and Pteranodon

Cancelled Releases

Like Godzilla: The Series sets that were never released due to Trendmasters going bankrupt, the classic Godzilla series had some cancelled figure releases, including ones for Kamacuras and Manda. Only concept art for the Manda figure exists, while a prototype exists for the Kamacuras figure.

Trivia

  • Trendmasters also released a GODZILLA 1998 and Godzilla: The Series toy line.
    • When the animated series became popular, a toy line was meant to tie-in with the series, but before they could be released to stores, Trendmasters went bankrupt.

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