20 Twenty is releasing the 1:1 Scale King Ghidorah Head Bust, this bust is said to be an exact replica of the suit's original head designed by Keizo Murase. It is made from FRP (fiber reinforced plastic), vinyl leather, with hair, on a wood base, it measures 47cm length × 32cm high × 16cm wide, the base pedestal is about 50cm × 18cm × 7cm. Price is 231,296 yen, and it will be available for pre-order starting June 30 from the 20 Twenty site with release scheduled for August 30 2019.
Boss Coffee/Suntory are giving away a one of a kind Godzilla jacket, the jacket feature a Godzilla skin print all over it with the back featuring Godzilla's traditional back spines, there is also a second inner layer as well. The giveaway is being done via Twitter, follow the Suntory official Twitter account "@suntory", than add a hashtag "#ゴジラスカジャン (Godzilla sukajan)" and you will be entered. Along with the giveaway Suntory has released a promo videos as a salute to Haruo Nakajima called "The Faceless Star", with a 24 year old actor Tomoya Saito portraying the famed actor in a suit designed by Yuji Sakai. Check out the jacket, video, and production stills from the video below.
"The Godzilla series began with 'Godzilla,' the special effects monster film released in 1954. In the first shooting, difficulties emerged one after an other. The person inside the original Godzilla, Haruo Nakajima, had overcome numerous obstacles and supported the Godzilla movies. This is the story of the man who had, while inside the Godzilla suit which kept his face hidden, kept to fight on."
Bandai Fashion is releasing a number of new t-shirts by Studio 696, Battra, Fire Rodan, Mothra, 3 different Shin Godzilla, Biollante, and Mecha King Ghidorah. Two other Shin Godzilla shirts are also being released. All shirts are 3,500 yen, come in sizes M, L, XL, and are 100% cotton, the two other Shin Godzilla shirts are 4,104 yen. All are being released July 2019 and can be pre-ordered from the Bandai Fashion website.
Medicom/Canyon Crest is releasing both Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX Godzilla and King Ghidorah 1991 figures, these are theater exclusives (although Godzilla maybe available in limited retail outlets). Godzilla made of clear black vinyl stands 24cm tall and retails for 8,000 yen, Ghidorah stands 27cm tall and retails for 12,000 yen. Both will be released May 31, 2019 in select Japanese theaters.
X-Plus is releasing the Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla 1962 Walking Pose and Large Monster Series Mogera 1957 Luminescence Version. The Godzilla 1962 is based on a Inoue Arts kit released in 2004, it comes with a base and support, stands 32cm tall, and will retail for 21,600 yen ($180.25 US). Mogera was originally released in 2012 is released again this time with a light up feature for it's eyes, it stands 25cm tall, and retails for 14,040 yen ($117.16 US). Both can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus (Ric exclusives) from both the Japanese and US sites with release scheduled for August 2019.
Kidrobot is offering a pre-sale on their first announced exclusives for SDCC including the Kidrobot Mecha Godzilla 8″ Vinyl Art Figure Chrome Electroplated figure. The San Diego pre-party starts with a 3-Day SDCC Exclusive Pre-Sale at Kidrobot.com May 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Limited quantities of each will be available at 10AM MST, all exclusives will be available for purchase on the show floor at San Diego Comic Con Kidrobot Booth #2846. Check out the info below and go to Kidrobot.com on May 22nd.
Kidrobot Mecha Godzilla 8″ Vinyl Art Figure – Chrome Electroplated
Just in time for the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters film, Kidrobot brings your favorite destroyer of cities to vinyl with a fully chrome 8″ Godzilla figure. The character design is a throwback to the original mecha monster first introduced in the 1974 film Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla. The robotic doppelgänger and arch-enemy of our beloved Godzilla crashes into homes in very limited quantities.
Limited to 500 pieces, $100 each.
X-Plus is releasing the Godzilla (1964) Three Big Monsters Earth's Largest Battle set, featuring the line up from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (minus Ghidorah which is being released separately). The set includes Godzilla (25cm tall), Rodan flying version (27cm wingspan) with base, and Mothra larva (8cm in length). A regular version of Godzilla 1964 without the other two figures will be released from regular retailers, it should retail for 14,580 yen. This set will retail for 24,300 yen ($202.78 on the US Ric site), it can be pre-ordered from X-Plus with release scheduled for July 2019.
Bandai is releasing, or should we say re-releasing, the Godzilla 3.5 Inch Candy (Shokugan) figures. There are two assortments, Asst A includes Godzilla Earth, Mechagodzilla 2002, Hedorah, Shin Godzilla 2nd and 4th Forms, and Rodan, Asst B includes Godzilla 2004, Godzilla 1989, Anguirus, as well as Godzilla Earth, Mechagodzilla, and Shin Godzilla 4th Form (same as asst A). Each figure should retail for approx $5.99 and will be available in August via Diamond in the US.
From Bandai. The Godzilla Display 3.5" Vinyl Series features authentic recreations of the iconic kaiju that appeared in the Toho Godzilla franchise. These detailed vinyl Godzilla replicas features accurate sculpting and paint treatments with multiple points of articulation for enhanced realism.
Platts is releasing a new Polar Lights Godzilla model kit as revealed at the 58th Shizuoka Hobby Show. The kit appears to be similar to past kits, it features Godzilla as well as a scene base. It will retail for 9,800 yen, no release date was announced but it may be available in June. More info as we get it, pics via Dengeki Hobby.
Marusan has announced their August 2019 releases, including a Multi Colored Mothra, Ghidorah Mystery Set, Varan GID, Namegon, Grand King, King Joe, and two Ultraman figures. Mothra is multi colored, has a wingspan of approx 47cm, and will retail for 17,280 yen. The Ghidorah Mystery set can be purchase separately or as a set, comes in black/grey, orange/pink, and a mystery color, each is 12cm tall, the set retails for 9,720 yen or individual figures (random color) for 3,240 yen. Varan has a multi colored body that glows in the dark, it's 26cm in length, and retails for 850 yen(?). Namegon is a blank version (but comes in different colors), it's 30cm in size, and retails for 12,960 yen. Grand King is a black glitter version, it stands 23cm tall, and retails for 12,960 yen. King Joe is also a black glitter version (with a bit of color), it stands 28cm tall, and retails for 21,600 yen. Ultraman comes in two versions A and B both have the same body but slightly different heads, they stand 23cm tall, and retail for 10,800 yen. The Toho releases are Japan only while the Ultraman releases are international releases.
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