Tamashii/Bandai has announced their SDCC 2022 exclusive items including the S.H. MonsterArts Kong 2021. This figure includes an updated paint scheme with battle damage, and extra accessories, check out the full details below.
Release at SDCC (maybe released online, more info on that to come)
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts King Ghidorah 2019 Special Color Version figure. This figure features a more gold colored paint scheme but seems to be the same figure otherwise (note the first pictures posted by Bandai were incorrect (they are on our Facebook page) and feature claws on the wings), it features stands, it is 25cm tall, and will retail for 22,000 yen. It can be pre-ordered starting tomorrow from Bandai (it may also be available from Blufin and other select retailers) with release scheduled for Jan 2022.
This has been rumored for a while now we have official pics and info on S.H. MonsterArts Mechagodzilla 2021. This figure will stand 19cm tall, feature both plastic and die cast parts, be fully articulated, featuring extra hands, moveable shoulder cannons, and will release Dec 2021 (Japanese release date). It is now up on BBTS and other websites, it will be $149.99 to $159.99 and release Jan/Feb 2022.
Tamashii/Bandai has announced the Godzilla Vs. Kong S.H. Monsterarts figures, Godzilla and Kong. Godzilla stands 16cm tall and Kong 14.5cm tall, and each retails for 6,600 yen (with tax). Godzilla includes metallic blue painted fins, and a second set of hands, and Kong comes with his battle axe, three sets of hands and a second head (roaring and non-roaring), both figures are designed by Yuji Sakai. They are scheduled to be released May 2021 (Japan) and June in the US from Bluefin.
Tamashii has announced their event exclusives and they include the S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla 2019 Event Exclusive Color Edition. This figure is the same sculpt previously released but in a clear blue vinyl and includes a beam effect and stands 6.29 inches tall. The package is specially designed by Shinji Nishikawa, a designer who joined in Godzilla vs. Biollante and then went on to design monsters such as Godzilla 2000, Biollante and Kiryu, and a special card as well. It will retail for $88.00 US, and pre-orders start July 16th here, with release Aug 2020.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Burning Godzilla 2019 figure, the third Godzilla 2019 figure from them. The base figure is the same Yuji Sakai sculpt as the previous ones, and appears to be clear vinyl, it stands 16cm tall, and will retail for 9,350 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for May 2020.
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.
Bandai/Tamashii have announce the S.H. MonsterArts Mothra 2019 & Rodan 2019 Set, which is a Web Shop exclusive but still should be available here via Bluefin. Mothra is 8cm wide and Rodan is 14cm wide, stands for both are included, and price will be 11,000 yen (approx $100 US) for the set. Pre-orders start tomorrow with release scheduled for Nov 2019.
Tamashii/Bandai has officially updated their site with pics and info for both Godzilla 2019 and King Ghidorah from Godzilla: King Of The Monsters. Godzilla is 16cm tall and comes with a ray effect and effect joint (possibly for pose shooting it straight up). it will retail for 7,200 yen (approx $65 US). Ghidorah stands 25cm tall and has a 60cm wingspan, it comes with a stage set (struts to hold wings), and it will retail for 18,360 yen (approx $166 US). Godzilla is scheduled for release May 2019, Ghidorah June 2019, both can be pre-ordered now, there is no word yet on Rodan or Mothra but they should be available to pre-order soon.
Bandai revealed their S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla: King Of The Monsters figures at Tokyo Comic Con. This was a bit of a surprise to us cause we got no other full reveals at the stage presentation with Michael Dougherty, just another teaser trailer and production stills. The four figures give us a good look at the monsters for the first time. Godzilla is updated over the 2014 version, slightly different back fins and feet among other minor changes. Ghidorah looks very similar to past incarnations, a little thinner, more lean with many minor differences. Rodan, which we got the best view of in the first trailer, looks as expected, although it was hard to truly make out most details because of his darker coloring. Mothra is the one they changed the most, while it's wings have a familiar look and coloring, the body is much more insect like with long legs that remind us of Muto legs. Some details are hard to make out because these are articulated figures, with joints affecting the look. No release dates were announced yet but these should be released next year (there is a date of 1/19/2019 on the Tamashii King Of The Monsters page, pre-order date?). More info as we get it.
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