Mondo has announced the release of the Matango and Rebirth Of Mothra Vinyl LP's, shown at Designer Con. All are limited to 2,000 copies each, retail for $35 each, and are available on Mondo's website here. Check out the details and images below.
Matango - Original Motion Picture Score LP
"Have you ever been walking in a forest and stopped to try some fruit growing on a tree or bush? You may think twice after MATANGO, a tense psychological horror from Ishirō Honda, director of GODZILLA (1954). Released in Japan in 1963 to immediate controversy over the similarity of the makeup effects to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, MATANGO is about a group of men and women driven to violence and murder after being shipwrecked, only for them to fall victim to the horrifying mutated monsters that inhabit the island they discover.
Released overseas under the titles ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE and FUNGUS OF TERROR, MATANGO's eerie musical score was composed by Japanese classical composer Sadao Bekku and is as hypnotic and surreal as the film's shocking climactic sequences. Bekku's music takes much of its inspiration from jazz, from the irreverence of a cue for the shipwrecking storm to the haunting trumpet that hails the first sight of the desolate island. Much of the score is about form, colour and texture, and it often offers dissonant patches that wind up the tension between the men and women and snakey woodwinds that highlight the insidious nature of the island's true inhabitants. MATANGO is a masterpiece."
Rebirth of Mothra 2 - Original Motion Picture Score LP
"Earth's greatest defender is back! Join Mothra Leo, the latest legendarily humongous member of the Heterocetera family, as he carries on the legacy in REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II, directed by Kunio Miyoshi with a story by the great GODZILLA creator Tomoyuki Tanaka. An ancient sea monster named Dagahra awakens due to mass ocean pollution and Leo needs to stop it, but it can only do so with a trio of children who discover the ancient sunken civilisation of Nilai-Kanai, who created the monstrous aqua-kaiju. Also in the mix is the Mothra Twins' evil sister Belvera and the adorable little creature Ghogo, who befriends the children and acts as their protector. Returning to score REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II is Toshiyuki Watanabe, who brings back the exciting and lyrical orchestral style he established in the previous film, starting with a thrilling heroic theme for Mothra Leo that encaptures the nobility of the kaiju and his representation of nature. A threatening brass march for Dagahra expresses his vicious might, while a gorgeously ethereal and somewhat melancholic theme represents Princess Yuma and the ancient kingdom of the Nilai-Kanai. But the best is saved for last, a beautifully versatile theme for the creature Ghogo that encapsulates what Mothra as a character is all about: loving and protecting the Earth."
Rebirth Of Mothra 3 - Original Motion Picture Score
"Mothra 3 The trilogy ends! Everyone's favourite Lepidopteran defender of Earth returns for a humongous climactic battle in REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III, this time fighting the Toho universe's greatest villain: King Ghidorah! Directed by Okihiro Yoneda, the picture sees Mothra Leo and the Elias sisters join forces with a young boy after Ghidorah kidnaps hundreds of children so he can siphon off their power. For Mothra to defeat his most ferocious foe, he must travel to the past while all three sisters must make up and join their special daggers together to give Mothra the ultimate power and defeat Ghidorah.
As with the previous two films, scoring REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III is Toshiyuki Watanabe, who once again brings his powerful orchestral style to the series. His music soars with pounding drums and heroic brass as Mothra travels to the Cretaceous period to attack Ghidorah in his younger form before transforming into the beautifully lyrical and ethereal tones of 'Haora Mothra' as the Elias transfer their power to Mothra. Ghidorah himself is given a suitably malevolent motif for low brass, but Watanabe brings back his triumphant Mothra theme in spectacular fashion as our hero is reborn as Armor Mothra, bringing a sensational musical end to the trilogy. Mothra oh Mothra, our guardian angel!"
X-Plus Toho LMS Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2000 Millennium Stationery Examination Model Version Ric Edition
X-Plus is releasing the Toho Large Monsters Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2000 Millennium Stationery Examination Model Version Ric Edition. This figure stands 25cm tall and is 50cm in length, it features light up fins, and will retail for 29,150 yen, It can be pre-ordered from X-Plus with release scheduled for June 2023. This is the same figure as the Godzilla Store version but with the light up. Update, there is a standard version as well without the light up (the fins are a less bright blue color from the Godzilla Store version), it retails for 27,500 yen from general retailers.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the Soul Of Chogokin GX-103 MFS-3 Type 3 Machine Dragon figure. This figure is made of ABS, PVC, and die-cast, it stands 23cm tall, it includes two replacement eye parts, back unit (Type 0 railgun left and right), replacement maser with blade x 2, replacement damage reproduction parts (chest, right arm), Akane Ieshiro mini figure, base/hangar for figure and back unit, various suspension joints, LR41 x 5 (with test battery) for light up features (chest, eyes), and this figure retails for 35,200 yen. Pre-orders will begin Dec 1st at general retailers with release scheduled for May 2023.
Medicom is releasing the Biollante NAG First Term Lottery figure. This NAG figure is 40cm tall and it will retail for 220,000 yen (yes this is another super expensive figure). Like with previous lottery figures the lottery will run from Nov 24th to Dec 10th on the Medicom website, release is scheduled for Jan 2023.
Marusan has announced new lottery figures Toho Monsters 350 Lucky Bag Autumn Image Color Versions, Jet Jaguar 450 Light Blue Version, and new mold Gigan 450 Lucky Bag Blank Versions. The coloring on the Toho Monsters includes oranges, browns, greens, and more, and they retail for 12,100 yen. The Jet Jaguar retails for 22,000 yen. The Gigan cover in various colors including GID, and they retail 16,500 yen. All figures are between 20cm to 37cm tall. The lottery can be entered on the Marusan Instagram page or by emailing Marusan with the subject "POP-UP Asakusa 11/26" and your name, address, phone number by Nov 21st.
5 Points XL Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 1974 Three Figure Boxed Set
5 Points XL - a colossal addition to our nostalgic 5 Points line with the same fan-fueled fun, but bigger! …It’s a little bit of a big deal.
Intent on taking over the planet and stopping Godzilla should he interfere, aliens build a mechanical version of the King of the Monsters. Realizing Mechagodzilla may be too strong to take on alone, humanity summons the legendary King Caesar to assist Godzilla in battle.
This beastly box of behemoths can barely contain Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and King Caesar – all with interchangeable head portraits and their own unique accessories!
THE 5 POINTS XL GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA BOXED SET INCLUDES:
5 Points XL Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla (1974) Three Figure Boxed Set is packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.
Medicom is releasing the Godzilla & Mothra's Larva Season 3 Lottery figures. This Anraku Ansaku blue colored set are 26cm tall for Godzilla and 14cm in length for Mothra, and it will retail for 16,500 yen. Like with previous lottery figures the lottery will run from Nov 24th to Dec 10th on the Medicom website.
Tanaka Studio is releasing the Shin Godzilla 4th Form Version 2 Bust Kit, an updated version of their Shin Godzilla Bust. This unpainted and unassembled garage kit stands 30cm tall once assembled, it is 27 pieces in ivory resin, and it retails for 48,400 yen. It can be pre-ordered now till Nov 27th with release scheduled for Jan/Feb 2023. (Painted prototype shown.)
Hardcore Chocolate has announced two new t-shirts, Gigan and Anguirus. Gigan is in Cyborg Ivy Green while Anguirus is in Raging Dragon Black, they come in sizes S to XXL, and retail for 4,400 yen each. They can be ordered now from Hardcore Chocolate with worldwide shipping available.
Marusan has announced their Super Festival Extra Vol. 5 figures and they include the Godzilla 1989 350 GID Version, and Mechagodzilla 350 Clear Version. Godzilla has a glow in the dark body with black spray and purple highlights, Mechagodzilla is clear with different colors sprays on different versions, all are 23cm tall, and retail for 13,200 yen each. Super Festival Extra Vol. 5 is Sunday Nov 13, in Tokyo.