As the era of Japan's Godzilla came to an end with the creature's iconic death scene in the 1995 film, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, Hollywood took a crack at the Big G in their American reinvention of the character directed by Roland Emmerich. Unfortunately film was a massive disappointment amongst both fans and critics alike. This outrage, according legend, prompted Toho Studios to revive the classic Godzilla franchise in an all new film, Godzilla 2000: Millennium, released in December 1999 in Japan then brought over to the United States on August 18, 2000 for a limited theatrical run.
Along with Godzilla's return for the new millennium, he was given a brand new look mixing a bit of the classic design with the new. X-Plus finally took a crack at this fan-favorite design in figure form, released earlier this month.