Revealed at Nico Nico Conference was the Godzilla Maquette No. 1. As we posted on the site back on March 24th here, there would be a Shin Godzilla announcement of something at Nico Nico among a number of other thing showcase from the film. The maquette is approx 3 feet tall and about 6 feet in length (head to tall) it was sculpted by Takayuki Takeya. No word on a sale date (or if it will be sold) or price. We have posted a few pics here and many more on our Facebook page. Thank to August Ragone for the info on what the was.
Bandai is releasing Daruma Club Godzilla and Mothra. These are quirky looking figures are 3.5 inches tall, think weird angry looking sumo wrestlers like figures. They retail for approx $15 US and are being released in August with other non kaiju versions including the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. They can be ordered from AmiAmi and others.
Released legitimately for Western collectors for the first time ever, this Previews Exclusive Godzilla Vinyl Wars Anguirus Sofubi Vinyl Figure (above) features Godzilla's fearsome adversary in a turquoise blue and brownish raw-umber color deco! Hand crafted and hand painted, it's a must for any monster collector!
Coming June 2016
Released legitimately for Western collectors for the first time ever, this Previews Exclusive Godzilla Vinyl Wars Flying Hedorah Sofubi Vinyl Figure (below) features Godzilla's fearsome adversary in his aerial form! Hand crafted and hand painted, it's a must for any monster collector!
Coming August 2016
Godzilla Vinyl Wars is a collaboration between Japan's classic sofubi manufacturers and cutting-edge toy maker Medicom. Each release in the GVW line is a reproduction of a classic Toho sofubi from the 1960s.
Marusan is releasing three Godzilla related figures Godzilla B/O Style Copper, Black Object Gigan '72, and Black Object Godzilla '68 Industrial Complex Set. Godzilla B/O Style Copper (above right) is 30cm (about 12 inches) tall and is 21,600 yen (approx $196 US). Black Object Gigan '72 (center) is 24cm (approx 9.5 inches) tall, and is 5,400 yen (approx $49 US). Black Object Godzilla '68 Industrial Complex Set (left) includes Godzilla as well as two structures, Godzilla is 23 cm (approx 9 inches), and this set is 9,180 yen (approx $83 US). All are scheduled for May release.
Style On Video is releasing the Hollywood Collector's Gallery Godzilla Vs Biollante 1/1 Scale Prop Replica Godzilla Head, which is molded from the suit used in the film. The head is made of resin and sits on a base with a name plate that has individual serial number for each head. Dimensions are 45cm high, 35cm wide, and 55cm deep (approx 18 x 14 x 22 inches). Orders were just started with release scheduled for July-August 2016, retail price is 84,000 yen (approx $756 US). It is available from Hollywood Japan and possible other retailers.
Medicom is releasing Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX MechaGodzilla '93 pre-orders are from April 24 - May 31 and it ships late August 2016. This 6 inch figure retails for 8,640 yen (tax included approx $79 US). It's will be available from regular Medicom retailers.
The Kaiju World Festival is happening April 24 and we keep getting more info on items that will be there like the MDA Showa Godzilla A Kit. Based on artwork by Shinji Nishikawa and sculpted by Takeshi Oka. The unpainted kit will come with the art which the figure is based on, and will retail for approx $64 US. It seems that this can be order after the show by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for what is available.
Hazawa Gumi is releasing MechaGodzilla Silver Version at Super Festival 71 in Tokyo April 24. This is a pre-order, regular pre-orders start on May 1 and it should be available by the end of May. It is a 19cm (7.5 inches) tall soft vinyl figure, and it will retail for 5,000 yen (approx $46 US).
On April 24th (one week away) in Tokyo the Kaiju World Festival will be held, and as one would expect there will be many kaiju related items there. The site for the festival lists a number of kits/figures from the likes of T-Facto, Gow Row, Kaibutsuya, X-Plus, as well as others. There are prices listed for some, others show sold out so we are not sure if all will be available at the festival. Below we highlight some of the coolest ones, at least in our opinion, as well as a random gallery and check out the event site for all the kits/figures listed as well as all the other info.
Yasushi Nirasawa illustrations image Godzilla T's Facto × Mekagirasu KOC
Godzilla vs Destoroyah T's Facto
Godzilla VS Biollante T's Facto
Nightmare Gamera Honey Bones
Yasushi Nirasawa illustrations image Godzilla Evolution T's Facto
Atragon ~ Manda VS gotengo ~ shallow molding
Original realistic Series 04 machine dragon High Mobility Type D-tech
Shinji Nishikawa is an anime director and monster designer who has worked on many of Toho’s tokusatsu productions now one of his two-dimensional art projects sees itself become a three-dimensional kit. As part of the MDA - MASH Deformed Art project the figure, along with the amazing signed artwork(?), will be available at the Kaiju World Festival April 24th in Tokyo. The unpainted kit is 140mm/170mm (with and without the base we assume), will retail for approx $165 US.