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Godzilla Suit History: 1968 - 1972

The "friendly" look continued in Godzilla's appearance from 1968 to 1972. Godzilla, by this time, was percieved as the "hero of the world in his movies instead of an indestructable demon from the nuclear age. This Godzilla suit went on a diet by being slimmed down a lot to fit the actor better, and for better mobility while filming Godzilla's battles. Godzilla's neck became much longer and his head more rounded. His pupils were made a little smaller and the width of his mouth became much longer, traveling down to the upper part of his neck. His dorsal fins became smaller in size and, like the head, was also rounded. His two end dorsal fins became much smaller, and appear as mere little bumps traveling down the back of the suit. The tail was also made shorter. This suit was used the most in the Godzilla series, and not to mention, took in some heavy damage while filming. If you watch the final battle in Godzilla vs. Gigan, you can actually see parts of the suit falling off! :-)

Movies Used:

Destroy All Monsters (1968)
Godzilla's Revenge (1969)
Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster (1971)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972)