9/19/12

Trendmasters Godzilla Micro Playsets: #3 - MechaGodzilla in Los Angeles!

"ATTENTION! ATTENTION! GODZILLA AND MECHAGODZILLA ARE IN LOS ANGELES! ALL CITIZENS ARE ADVISED TO EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY!"

Or something like that.  Wrapping up 1994's Trendmasters Micro Playsets, here's MechaGodzilla invading Los Angeles. (Hmm, so far Trendmasters has focused on the East and West Coast!)  This is another winner, pitting the foes in a desert battle with Hollywood as the background.

This playset has it all--lots of iconic buildings, a breakable Hollywood sign, "Super-Voltage High-Tension Towers," (which the backing card identifies as "Godzilla's favorite target"!), and even a working elevator, er, sorry, it's a "Subterranean Payload Hangar"!!

FACTOIDS OF INTEREST:
*Real breakable locations, including:  the Capitol Records building, the 444 Building, the Bonaventure Hotel, the Hollywood Bowl, the Hollywood sign, and Dead Man's Crater (wait, is that real?)
*The top of the Earthquake Mesa slides back to make an excellent hiding place! Can you picture MechaGodzilla rising up out of the desert sand? What a great scene that would make!
*Working elevator, uh, Subterranean Payload Hangar!
*Interestingly, the backing card mentions the "E.U.O." (Earth Union Organization), and that they have a "Top Secret Desert Outpost, Project Godzilla"--I wonder if this was an abandoned concept, or just a bit of creative back-story on the part of the toy designers.
*Although MechaGodzilla appeared again, this minifigure is unique!
That does it for 1994.  Tomorrow we begin the 1995 playsets, and things are going to get mega-ultra-rare.







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