It's time to rectify a long-standing problem! Seems like ever since we lost Club Tokyo, there hasn't been a good site attempting to accurately list all of the Godzilla toys made by the once-great Trendmasters. There are a few scattered sites with lots of varying information, but nothing that seems to put it all together. Add to that the magic of nostalgia (the 90's was like 20 years ago.....right?!), as well as the sheer crap-ton of product that they made, and it deserves its own section in Godzilla history. Using various information out there in addition to years of combing Ebay, and even some access to vintage Trendmasters dealer catalogs, we will now have a definitive guide to what exists.
|I vividly remember standing in a Wal-Mart in 1994 or 95, looking at this label on Trendmasters figures, and thinking GODZILLA WARS was the title of the next film coming in Japan!|
There were three main Trendmasters Godzilla lines:
GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS (1994-95)
GODZILLA WARS (1995-96)
GODZILLA: DOOM ISLAND (1997, which unfortunately never made it to stores in the United States)
(They also made toys that no one wanted for the first American film, but this isn't the place to cover that.)
You will find the link to this new section on the left side of this page, where the other guides can be found. The plan is to eventually expand it to include photos of each product, which of course will probably necessitate that it splits into a page for each of the Trendmasters eras. As always, any new information will be added, but this should be the most complete list that's out there. Enjoy!