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HeiseiRado
GVMG2 - Rodan

Nicknames:

ShodaiFaiyaRado

Design Details

Type:

Puppet (Animatronic; With wires)

Portrayed by:

Puppet
Koichi Kawakita (Hand Puppet)

First appearance:

Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

Last appearance:

Monster Planet of Godzilla

Design Chronology

Previous:

SoshingekiRado

Next:

FinalRado

 

The HeiseiRado (平成ラド?) is the Rodan puppet design used in the 1993 Godzilla film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.


Name

The HeiseiRado's name comes from Heisei (平成?), and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).

Also, the ShodaiFaiyaRado's name comes from shodai (初代?), meaning first generation, Faiya which is Fire in Japanese English, and Rado, which comes from Rodan's Japanese name, Radon (ラドン?).

Detail

Unlike most Rodan designs, the HeiseiRado design is the only one to not be a suit, but rather a puppet. This design was given three horns, so that it would appear more pteranodon-like in design. The eyes look very similar to the Godzilla it appeared with, and the stomach is different in design.

Originally, the skin-color of this design was brown, but when it was used for Fire Rodan, it was recolored red. A hand puppet of Rodan's upper body, operated by Koichi Kawakita, was employed for close-up shots of Rodan.

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List of appearances

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Miscellaneous

Kaiju designs
Godzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiGojiGyakushuGojiKingGojiMosuGojiDaisensoGojiMusukoGojiSoshingekiGojiMegaroGoji
Heisei era 84GojiBioGojiBatoGojiRadoGojiMogeGoji
Millennium series MireGojiSokogekiGojiKiryuGojiFinalGoji
TriStar Pictures 1998 film designJuvenile 1998 design
MonsterVerse 2014 film design
Toho reboot series 2007 film design2016 film design2017 film design
Anguirus designs
Showa era ShodaiAngiraSoshingekiAngira
Millennium series FinalAngira
King Kong designs
Showa era ShodaiKonguGoroKongu
Universal Pictures 2005 design
MonsterVerse 2017 design
Mothra designs
Showa era ShodaiMosuLarva/ShodaiMosuImagoGojiMosuLarva/GojiMosuImagoSanDaikaijuMosuLarvaSoshingekiMosuLarva
Heisei era HeiseiMosuLarva/HeiseiMosuImagoReoMosuImago
Millennium series SokogekiMosuLarva/SokogekiMosuImagoTokyoMosuLarva/TokyoMosuImago
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Rodan designs
Showa era ShodaiRadoSanDaikaijuRadoSoshingekiRado
Heisei era HeiseiRado
Millennium series FinalRado
MonsterVerse 2019 design
King Ghidorah designs
Showa era ShodaiGhido
Heisei era HeiseiGhidoHakuAkiGhidoRaishuGhido
Millennium series SokogekiGhido
MonsterVerse 2019 design
Mechagodzilla designs
Showa era ShodaiMekagojiGyakushuMekagoji
Heisei era HeiseiMekagoji
Millennium series MireMekagojiTokyoMekagoji
Gamera designs
Showa era ShodaiGameBaruGameGironGameUchuGame
Heisei era HeiseiGameRegionGameIrisuGameAvantGameShodaiToto
Miscellaneous designs
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Heisei era ShodaiBioRozuShodaiBioShodaiSupesuGoji
Millennium series ShodaiOrugaShodaiMegagirasuSokogekiBaraFinalEbiraFinalKamaFinalMiniraFinalKumoFinalHedoFinalShisaFinalMandaFinalAngiraFinalGiganZilla design
MonsterVerse MUTO designSkullcrawler design