Medicom is releasing the NAG Godzilla 2001 Open Mouth lottery figures, a very limited line of figures by artist NAGNAGNAG. There are five different color variations of this figure that stands 28cm tall, the price is 440,000 yen, like with previous figures these are very expensive. The figure looks to be available at Art Fair Tokyo 2022 at the Akashic Records 2.5 booth. Those who can not attend can enter the lottery here, by March 13th and the figures will be released after that in March.
X-Plus has officially announced the Godzilla Vs. Gigan Showdown Set, Gigan DefoReal, and a new Varan DefoReal color, which were shown at Wonder Festival. The Showdown set features updated versions of Godzilla (1971 version from 2017) and Gigan (from 2012), both stand 23cm tall, the set retails for 27,500 yen, is a Ric exclusive, and will be released May 2022. The DefoReal Gigan stands 15cm tall, the Ric features a light up visor, it will retail for 9,240 yen (standard 7,920 yen), and it will be released April 2022. Varan is a Poster Color Version is the same as the 2020 version with a new paint scheme, is a Ric exclusive, retails for 8,800 yen, and will be released August 2022.
Medicom has announced a new group of lottery figures, the Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX Soft Vinyl Life Giant Pretty Godzilla New Color, Godzilla & Mothra Larva Anraku Ansaku 2nd Term Set, Mothra Anraku Ansaku 3rd Term, and the Marmit Science Special Investigation Corps Base. The Giant Godzilla stands 35cm tall, and will retail for 11,000 yen, the Godzilla & Mothra set are 26cm and 14cm respectively and retail for 16,500 yen, the Mothra is 30cm long and retails for 13,200 yen, and the SSIC base is 14cm tall and retails for 8,800 yen, and they will be released April/July/April 2022 respectively. Like with previous lottery figures the lottery will run from Feb 24th to March 10th on the Medicom website.
The Godzilla Store has made a number of announcements of new and re-released merchandise. Gigan 50th Anniversary merchandise was announced including another Marusan Gigan Sparkle this one being purple sparkle, a Gigan Chibi Plush, various Gigan 50th Anniversary logo items including keychain, can badge, hard case, stickers, and two t-shirts. The figure is 23cm tall and retails for 13,200 yen, the plush is 16cm tall and retails for 2,420 yen, the other items retail between 440 yen up to 4,400 yen. Also announced was a new Godzilla board game by Arclight, Kaiju on the Earth LEGENDS "Godzilla", retailing for 6,930 yen, and two Marusan Godzilla figures, Marusan Godzilla 1989 Godzilla Store Limited Color Version, and Godzilla Store Limited Godzilla 1962 Marusan Classic Godzilla Plastic Model Image Color Version. They are 23cm and 22cm tall respectively, and 13,200 yen and 8,800 yen respectively. Most are releasing starting March and can be pre-ordered now. They were a number of X-Plus and Bandai Movie Monster Series re-releases announced some as lottery figures, some as regular sales (some of which have sold out already).
Switch Planning is releasing two more Godzilla jackets, the Japanese Souvenir Jacket GZSJ-007 Biollante Embroidery Sukajan and Japanese Souvenir Jacket GZSJ-008 Space Godzilla Embroidery Sukajan. Both are made with 100% satin rayon and lined in 100% polyester satin polyester, and they have an embroidered design on the back and front. They come in sizes S,M, L, XL, and XXL and retail for 46,200 yen (approx. $400 US). They can be purchased direct from Switch Planning.
Cool Props is releasing the GODZILLA: ORIGINAL SUIT COLLECTION SUIT SIZE BUST PROP REPLICA “HEISEI” GODZILLA, which is the actual size of the suit from the film(s) and developed with Toho Visual Art. This bust is made of FRP, polystone, is approx. 51 cm wide by approx. 60 cm tall by approx. 113 cm deep, weights 25kg, is limited to 100, comes with a separate nameplate, and retails for 385,000 yen. It will be available for pre-order starting Feb 20th from Cool Props, with release scheduled for Feb 2023.
CoolProps is a prop replica production and sales company. CoolProps produces many high quality replicas of props used in movies, Tokusatsu.
Monster Hunter and Ultraman series are now available in a wide range of scales such as life-size, maquette, statue, etc.
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Marusan is holding the Pop-Up Kaijyu Salon Shop in Asakusa New Stage on Feb 19th. They are releasing four different lottery figures, Godzilla 1989 GID & Blue Marble Version, Hedorah 450 The Phantom GID & Red Eyes Version, Hedorah 350 C-Type Transparent & Red Eyes Version, and 55th Anniversary Minya And Baby Sparkle Version Set. They are 23cm, 30cm, 20cm, and 16cm and 10cm respectively, they retail 13,200 yen, 22,000 yen, 11,000 yen, and 8,080 yen. The lottery can be entered on the Marusan Instagram page or by emailing Marusan with the subject "POP-UP Asakusa 2/19" and the text name, address, phone number by February 14th. (Note the Godzilla 1989's are each unique in coloring.)
X-Plus as usual has blown us away at Wonder Festival, with tons of reveals and more. The biggest reveal was the FSL 30cm Series Godzilla Vs. Ebirah it is based on a Kaiju Freaks kit by Atsushi Asai, it will be approx. 50cm tall, 48,400 yen and be released July 2022. Another big reveal was a LMS Godzilla and Gigan set, both appear to be previously released figures with updated paint, etc., it will retail for 27,500 yen, and release is scheduled for May 2022. There was also a teaser for a 2019 King Ghidorah.
There was a number of DefoReals revealed, Godzilla 1973, Megalon, Gigan 1972, and Godzilla 1967 with Minya (infant), no release dates or prices were announced on those. A Godzilla 2003 was also shown, it appears to feature a close mouth and scared chest, no release date or price was announced for it. The Gigantic DefoReal Shin Godzilla was shown again this time it has release date and price, July 2022, and prices 29,150/27,500 yen (Ric/standard), and the Gamera model kit was shown again as well but no additional info was given. A Shin Ultraman model kit was revealed it features a base with electric tower, it's 22cm tall but no other info was given.
Also shown was more Star Ace figures, Skeletons from Jason And The Argonauts which features one large full body Skeleton as well as a base with Skeletons coming out of the ground. They was also a new figure from a new line, Masterpiece Series Dejah Thoris originally from Edgar Rice Burroughs A Princess of Mars, it looks to be a scifi based line and this figure will be released in 2022. A Cyclops model kit was reveal it comes with a base with a person in a cage, as well as a new Wonders of the Wild Dunkleosteus, a prehistoric fish, no other info was given on these. There was two new colors of Space Cyclops revealed along with a child Space Cyclops and a teaser of something else to go along with them. There was other items previously shown including what maybe a second Metropolis robot. There was also a Version 2 Vampirella model kit (based on Jose Gonzalez art), along with the Version 1 regular and GID ones shown as well.
More info as we get it on all these announcements.
5 Points XL Godzilla vs Hedorah 1971 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.
Godzilla comes to aid humankind in the fight against Hedorah, a microscopic alien life-form that is feeding on Earth’s pollution!
This monstrous boxed set contains Godzilla, Hedorah in both Final and Flying Form, display bases, and replica buildings to create multiple display options!
THE 5 POINTS XL GODZILLA VS HEDORAH BOXED SET INCLUDES:
Godzilla – King of the Monsters and savior of humankind.
Final Form Hedorah – a poisonous, acid-secreting sea monster. Final Form Hedorah comes with an eye beam FX that plugs into its right eye, and a removable eyelid for its left eye.
Flying Form Hedorah – after being defeated by Godzilla, Hedorah emerges from the sea in a flying saucer-like shape - its most powerful form.
5 Points XL Godzilla vs Hedorah (1971) Boxed Set is packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.
Release date: July - Sept 2022
Electric Toys is releasing the Bear Model First Godzilla Limited Color Version figure. This figure is molded in a green vinyl, features a train in it's hand, stands 24cm tall and retails for 9,680 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from the Electric Toys shop on Rakuten, but note this is a Japanese release but it may be possible to order it via a proxy service.