Bandai Premium is releasing an exclusive version of the DefoReal Shin Godzilla, an Awakening Fluorescent Version. Like other Awakening (emission) versions it has the purple paint scheme with the open mouth split jaw pose, it also features a light up gimmick (similar to the above pic). It stands 14cm tall and retails for 12,960 yen. It can be pre-ordered from Bandai now with release scheduled for Jan 2019. It is not clear at this point if this will be sold from X-Plus, we will update this post when we find out.
Marusan is releasing a number of figures in February including Godzilla 1964 Green Glitter, Metarica Godzilla 1971, Gigan 1972 Blue version, two different Giant Guilala, clear green and regular green, Gold Giant Gorilla (Kong), Gappa Family in Gloss Black and Ultraman Ace. Godzilla '64 has a glitter green body (like the '55 last month) stands 23cm tall, and retails for 10,800 yen. Godzilla '71 (with silver and gold highlights) and Gigan are both 23cm tall, Godzilla retails for 7,560 yen and Gigan for 8,640 yen. The Guilala both stand 40cm tall, the clear green version retails for 16,200 yen and the regular version retails for 21,600 yen. The Gold Giant Gorilla stands 28cm and retails for 17,280. The Gappa family (same mold as previous releases) retail for 15,120 yen. And Ultraman Ace stands 30cm and retails for 10,800. All figures can be pre-ordered now from Marusan, some are available to ship internationally, and all will be released in Feb 2019.
More details and images of event items for Godzilla Fes 2018 (Gfes 2018) have come out via the natalie.mu website. Some items are X-Plus DefoReal Godzilla '54 Train Biter, a blue Ghidorah vinyl, as well as other items (all below, prices in bottom image) as well as a display of a Yuji Sakai designed Godzilla '54 suit. Check out the details below (via a translation).
Details of the festival event "Godzilla Fes 2018" celebrating Godzilla's birth, which will be held as part of the 31st Tokyo International Film Festival, was announced.
This event to be held at Tokyo · Tokyo Midtown Hibiya on November 3, the day of Godzilla's birthday. At the special stage, "Pub Izakaya Godzilla" will be held from 17 o'clock as well as "Godzilla Fes 2017". Takayuki Takeya, a figurative artist and illustrator Katsuya Terada , will talk about Godzilla while drinking.
In addition, at Hibiya Step Square, a suit reproducing the first Godzilla of the first work "Godzilla" in 1954 will be announced. This is a modeling and supervision work by Yuji Sakai of a shaping master to display at the Fukushima Ekiya Eiji museum scheduled to open on January 11, 2019. It is only on this day that the appearance that moves other than on the screen is open to the public. On the special screen, a short version of a special video shot with the suit for screening at the museum will be screened.
Other than that, at Godzilla Fes, we launched "Godzilla Store Hibiya branch branch" dealing with limited goods and first-appearing products, hot spirits, hot seeds, selling "G Food" at extreme levels, setting up photo spots, etc. A talk show and autograph session by the author, Sakazaki Chiharu of the picture book "Ganbare Chibi Godzilla" will be held.
November 3, 2018 (Sat), Tokyo Midtown Hibiya Hibiya Step Plaza and others.
X-Plus is releasing the 30cm Series Godzilla 1967 Ric, this figure comes with not one but two Minya figures, as well as two extra arms for Godzilla (to pose Minya on his shoulders). The two Minyas (both previously released in 2010), are the newborn (crawling version), and standing version, both are soft (squishy) vinyl. Godzilla stands 33cm tall, Minya newborn stands 12cm, and Minya child stands 18cm. This set of figures retails for 23,760 yen, it can be pre-ordered from X-Plus now with release scheduled for Dec 2018. Updated with more pics.
X-Plus is releasing the X-Plus 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1989 Osaka Landing Version (Closed Mouth version), it appears to be the same figure previously released with a different head. This figure stands 28.5cm tall and the Ric version features light up fins and Super X 2 (updated with pics below). It retails for 28,620 yen, it can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for Dec 2018.
Check out the X-Plus interview with Yuji Sakai below.
TOHO 30cm SERIES SAKAI YUJI ARTIFICIAL COLLECTION GODZILLA (1989) FOURTH KIND OF ALERT SYSTEM "OSAKA LANDING" MOUTH CLOSE MR. YUJI SAKAI SPECIAL INTERVIEW
"Sakai Yuji modeling collection" series is based on Godzilla kit of Godzilla Dream series of Mr. Yuji Sakai who is named as a male of Godzilla modeling, Mr. has been involved from product planning such as specifications from selection of works, and love for Godzilla and Commitment is being commercialized with the aim of reproducing high-quality prototype based on strict supervision of Mr. Stronger than anyone.
The collection series of Yuji Sakai released by our company in 2014 "Godzilla (1989) fourth species alert system" Osaka landing "" was very popular and finished sales.
"Godzilla (1989) fourth species alert system" Osaka landing "mouth closure Ver." Is a version that made the head of Biogogi a mouth closed type. I will ask Mr. Sakai this time about the commitment and hot thoughts of the work this time. Q. I think that figures of Godzilla who opened my mouth are more common, but I felt very fresh for Godzilla whose mouth was closed. Biokoji which closed her mouth is also really cool. Mr. Yuji Sakai (Mr. Sakai): Godzilla who barks or intimidates and opens his mouth is cool as well as it is easy to express power when shaping, but I also like Godzilla who closes his mouth and likes it daringly I also make a closing prefecture . Especially Biogogi is really handsome, so closing your mouth makes my head get smaller and it is so cool that it gets numb with the beautiful silhouette I call the biogge line, from the head to the tail .
Q. Sakai who attends every photographing and gives instructions finely, but I tried to reproduce the special effects image in the play designated by Mr. Sakai with our suggestion using a smoke machine. How was it?
Mr. Sakai: Each Godzilla has suitable angle and lighting, so I am sorry that I ordered annoying things and the time was long. I was also asking for image images by synthesis, but there was a pleasant proposal indeed, I got a really cool photo, the tension rose and the inside of the head was already Godzilla music was ringing (laugh) It was purchased I would also like people to enjoy and have a lot of cool pictures taken .
Q. Please comment to those who intend to purchase at the end, those who are lost.
Mr. Sakai: This time the boy Rick limited edition comes with Super X 2. Although there were several ideas concerning attachment, people who purchased my modeling collection of plex were listening to that they were playing with the opponent monsters or at the time of the diorama, so this time we set them as set sale I wish I could have fun. More than anything, I will be happy if you can feel the beauty of the mouth closure Biokogi good quality at hand. It is the most delicious if you can arrange two pieces of mouth opening and closing mouth (laugh)
Thank you for responding to a busy schedule.
It was an interview that Mr. Sakai's hot feeling came through.
Please also look forward to the future development of "Sakai Yuji Sculpture Collection".
Bandai is releasing the Musikleidung Kaiju Chronicle Biollante T-shirt, from Bandai apparel division, designed by STUDIO 696 . The shirt features a image of Biollante on the front with the words Godzilla Vs on the back. This 100% cotton shirt comes in two colors, black and ivy green, three sizes, M, L, XL, and retails for 3,500 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from Bandai, and the Godzilla Store, with release scheduled for Nov 2018.
Marusan has announced their Jan 2019 releases including the Godzilla 1955 Green Glitter, Rodan 1958 Metarica, Lucky Bag Mechagodzilla and Mogera 2 packs, and Guilala Shaved Ice version. Godzilla is a green semi-translucent glitter vinyl, stands 23cm tall and retails for 10,800 yen. Rodan features a metallic finish, stands 23cm tall, and retails for 7,560 yen. The Mechagodzilla & Mogera lucky bag features a Mechagodzilla 1974 figure and one of three colors of Mogera "bronze" green, blue, or pink, both are 23cm tall, and they retail for 21,600 yen. Guilala is a 2 pack of figures one is 23cm tall the other is 16cm tall, they retail for 12,960.
After hitting us with what can arguably be the ultimate collectible set, the Destroy All Monsters set, X-Plus has revealed three more figures, Large Monster Series Godzilla '65, 30cm Series Fire Rodan, and the DefoReal Godzilla '64. Godzilla '65 is 24cm tall, comes with an Controller from Planet X figure (Ric version), and it retails for 15,660 yen. Fire Rodan is a Ric exclusive, is 29cm in length and has a 47cm wingspan, has stands for display, and retails for 19,980 yen. The DefoReal Godzilla comes with a Mothra larva attached to his tail and a separate larva (Ric only for the separate one), Godzilla is 13cm tall the separate Mothra is 5cm tall, it will retail for 7,560 yen. Godzilla '65 and Fire Rodan are scheduled for release Nov 2018 and the DefoReal for Jan 2019, all can be pre-ordered now.
X-Plus has announced the Monster Total Advance 50th Anniversary Set (Destroy All Monsters), an 11 figure set, and a Large Monster Series Flying Ghidorah. The 11 piece set includes Godzilla, Minya, Baragon, Manda, Anguirus, Kumonga, Varan, Mothra (larva), Rodan, Gorosaurus, and a new Flying King Ghidorah (which is being sold separately, and includes some parts from the previous version). All except Ghidorah have been released previously, and all are Large Monster Series figures, the set is limited to 50 sets. Ghidorah is 47cm tall and has a base and tapestry (background) which also come with the set as well as the individual figure. The set ships in three boxes. The set retails for 149,040 yen (approx $1340 US), Ghidorah alone retails for 39,960 yen. Both can be pre-ordered starting now, with a release date of Nov 2018, both items are from X-Plus only (Ric exclusive).
Fujimi is releasing the Chibi Maru Godzilla Vs King Ghidorah Showdown Set, each kit was released separately in the past. This is snap together kit that features multiple points of articulation, this set will feature an exclusive base (not the one pictured). This set will retail for 6,500 yen (approx $59 US, 7,020 yen with tax), it should be available pre-order soon with release scheduled for Nov 2018.
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