More Playmates Godzilla Vs. Kong figures have been revealed in the six inch line they include a Skullcrawler, two Godzilla, a second Kong, and a new kaiju. The new fiures like the Kong already revealed feature battle damage and an effect/weapon, one Godzilla feature a radio tower, the other a breath effect, the Skullcrawler comes with a Heav. The second Kong which was on the package back comes with a fighter jet, and Warbat (new kaiju) has an Osprey. These do not appear to be up on the Walmart site and come from sb_toyz on Instagram.
Update: figures have begun to hit stores and the Godzilla with Heat Ray is now up on the Walmart site.
The first two Playmates Godzilla Vs. Kong figures have been revealed, via Walmart, Godzilla and Kong 11 inch figures. Kong appears to be an update of the previous Kong: Skull Island figure with slight update look, new head sculpt, and paint scheme that is much darker. Godzilla looks like the Jakks Pacific 2019 figure, possible a remold of it, but with a lighter color scheme and blue fins. Both are $20, they don't appear to have any accessories, and both quickly reflected as sold out. No release date is given on the site but Walmart had some of the previous figures in store before they popped up on their site. Of note Godzilla does appear to be the same figure in an early leak but the Kong in those pics looks like the previous version and not this one.
Update: a third figure showed up on the Walmart site the 6 inch Kong With Battle-Axe Figure, this figure looks to have more articulation than previous figures, it also sports battle damage (removable skin like some Jurassic Park figures have had). No price is listed. The two 11 inch figures have made into hands of collectors already and look less detailed than the promo images. Also below is the back of the package image.
NECA is proud to add another kaiju to its collection. At long last King Kong will be joining NECA’s action figure line!
King Kong is an original take on the classic gorilla, with super detailed hair and battle wounds across the body and head sculpts. This massive figure stands at 8″ tall with over 30 points of articulation. Included with the figure are 2 heads with varied expressions, a pair of open hands, and closed fist hands.
Window box packaging with opening 5th panel front cover.
Suggested retail price $27.99
X-Plus has a booth at Tokyo Comic Con happening this weekend and they as always have a lot on display including new reveals. The New reveals include the DefoReal Mothra Ric, a second Godzilla 2019 DefoReal, a Shin Godzilla 4th Form closed mouth DefoReal in clear vinyl, the rest was previously announce or solicited figures. The Mothra DefoReal Ric has blue/green wings instead of the re/orange ones, no release date, the Godzilla 2019 DefoReal is similar pose to the Gigantic, no release date, and Shin DefoReal has a March release date. More info as we get it, photo via Summit Kaiju, Dengeki Hobby, and Twitter.
X-Plus revealed a couple of figures at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition Autumn 2019, DefoReal Mothra 2019 and the Allosaurus from One Million Years B.C., also on site was the Kong 2.0 with Skullcrawler, Godzilla 2000 and Orga DefoReal figures, Ultraman figures, and possible others (we will post pics once available). Neither figure had release dates or prices except the Ultraman figures, more info as we get it.
Star Ace has officially announced the Kong: Skull Island Version 2.0 figure, like the first one there will be two versions a regular and deluxe. The deluxe features a propeller and chain in his hand and comes with a base, which is slightly different in style from the base the first version came with.
From Star Ace - “All hail the King.”
Kong: Skull Island introduced us to the Monsterverse that will soon see the king of all monsters, Godzilla, take on the king of Skull Island – Kong. This new 32cm vinyl figure shows the protector of Skull Island in a defiant roar, mouth open wide and arms outstretched. This piece is meticulously sculpted to show the rage in his face, all the detail of his hair and the battle scars across his chest. He is painted by hand to bring out all the incredible nuances of his expression and recreate the realism that makes the figure look alive.
A limited-edition Deluxe Version recreates a famous scene in the movie where Kong swings a ship’s propeller on a chain at an attacking monster. The Deluxe Version features a diorama base with the remnants of a ship, and Kong has a chain around his arm and is holding a ship’s propeller, getting ready to heave it at the Skullcrawler.
Shipping in Dec 2019, this is the new Kong you’ve been waiting for!
Dimensions: Figure: 35cm wide, 15cm deep, and 32cm tall. Base: 20cm deep, 20cm wide, and 9.5cm tall (to top of boat).
Retail price: DX $194, standard $154.
Pre-order now from Star Ace.
Godzilla has a presence at SDCC despite Warner Bros./Legendary not being there, besides the announced Toho booth there was a presence at the Famous Monsters booth, NECA booth, and Tamashii booth. The Famous Monsters booth, along with Summit Kaiju, featured a number of X-Plus figures, on display were the Gigantic Godzilla 2019, Kong V2 Fighting Version (as well as V1, 4th Qtr release), and new reveals of DefoReal Ghidorah 2019 (Dec 2019 release), DefoReal Rodan 2019 (placeholder image), and DefoReal Mothra 2019 (placeholder image). NECA had a minimal Godzilla section with packages for King of the Monsters figures and some older ones, what was interesting was the two besides the recent 1956 Poster version, a 1954 in deluxe package and 1984/5 in deluxe package, it is unclear what these are (tag was hidden). Tamashii display wasn't anything new but feature their King of the Monster figures and the Godzilla statue that has been making the rounds. Toho's booth didn't have much that we haven't already known about an interesting note is the box of the Godzilla 1954 exclusive, the top of the box lists years, 1954, 1968, 1974, 2000, and 2020. It's the 2020 that has us and fans intrigued since there has been no official announcements of a 2020 figure or if this is Legendary's or a new Toho version. More updates from SDCC as we get it on all this and possibly more. Pics from Famous Monsters/Summit Kaiju, Toyark, NECA, Tamashii, Toho, CriterionCast, and Kaiju Kingdom Podcast.
Update: NECA's display has been updated (pic below) with other images/packages, and the 1964 figure as well as a 1984/5 that appears to be slightly updated, it is unclear if that figure will be a re-release or a new version. Also a Fire Godzilla 2019 is being released as well down the line.
Star Ace/X-Plus is releasing the Kong: Skull Island Kong Vs. Octopus Diorama (Kong 2.0). This diorama stands 6.2 inches tall and will retail for approx $80 depending on the retailer. Checkout the info and pics from Star Ace below.
From Star Ace Toys. The giant ape Kong is the guardian of Skull Island and protects the inhabitants from other giant monsters. In this DefoReal diorama the mighty Kong wrestles with a huge octopus (mire squid) living in a Skull Island lake! Standing 6.3" tall, this soft vinyl statue features an accurately sculpted, oversized head on a figure in a dynamic fighting scene.
In Shops: Nov 27, 2019
Star Ace (X-Plus) is releasing the Kong and Skull Crawler DefoReal figures, which were shown at Summer Wonder Festival. The surprise is that they are being released as a set as well as individual figures. The separate figures don't appear to be any different, with the exception of Kong's left arm and possibly the Skull Crawler's tail, to allow it to stand. The set is 22.5cm tall, Kong is 15cm by himself, and the Skull Crawler is 16cm by itself, all come with logo bases. The figures will be $55 for Kong, $60 for the Skull Crawler, and the set will be about $110, those prices may vary slightly per retailer. Pre-orders are starting now at a number of retailers with release scheduled for 4th Quarter 2018.
Update: these are now available on the X-Plus Japanese site.
Star Ace is releasing the Kong: Skull Island Vinyl Statue in both a standard and deluxe versions. This is the same figure shown by X-Plus in the past (Star Ace and X-Plus are part of the same company). Updated: The deluxe adds a base, damaged helicopter, and a closed left hand that can hold the helicopter (standard has open left hand, note there is only one hand per version) and is limited to 800. It stands 32cm tall for the standard (approx 12.5 inches) the deluxe is 34cm tall (with the base, almost 14 inches), the standard will retail for approx $139.99, the deluxe is $179.99, both will be released around July 2018. Kong is available from Diamond (comic shops, Flossie's, and others), as well as Sideshow (links below). Some retailers are offering discounts.
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