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Bandai BATO, RADO, and MOGE-Goji Figures

By Richard Cox (2001)

Between 1992 and 1994, Bandai issued the same mold for the Heisei Godzilla three seperate times, one each for Godzilla v. Mothra (1992, BATO-Goji), Godzilla v. MechaGodzilla (1993, RADO-Goji), and Godzilla v. SpaceGodzilla (1994, MOGE-Goji). While, on the surface, these three figures appear to be identical, there are several differences that make each figure stand apart.

In addition to the below-noted differences in the chart, one should also be aware that the MOGE-Goji sports a gatefold tag, the first that Bandai released in conjunction with Godzilla series figures. Also, some early issues of the MOGE-Goji were actually produced in hard vinyl like the others. It was soon after these figures hit that Bandai switched over to softer vinyl.

Bandai BATO, RADO, and MOGE-Goji Figure Comparison Chart
Figure Copyright Date
(on foot)
Serial No. / Retail Price Tag Mold Spines Vinyl
BATO-Goji 1992 205020-0037322-1600
1600 ¥
Tag Charcoal Grey
BATO-Goji Head
Silver
BATO-Goji Fins
Hard
  Notes:
RADO-Goji 1992 205020-0037322-1600
1600 ¥
Tag Black
RADO-Goji Head
Metallic Blue
RADO-Goji Fins
Hard
  Notes:
MOGE-Goji 1992 205020-0037322-1600
1600 ¥
Tag Black
MOGE-Goji Head
Metallic Blue
MOGE-Goji Fins
Soft
  Notes:
Highlights on claws and chest are a metallic beige/gold. Eyes are painted gold.