NECA has teased they would reveal a new Godzilla figure and now they have, well sort of. The Shin Godzilla Atomic Blast Version has been post to the NECA site, like other version this figure includes purple highlight and comes with two effects for the mouth and tail. No word on price but expect it to be around the same price as the previous version, it is scheduled for a Nov 2018 release.
From the blockbuster 2016 movie that returned the classic Godzilla franchise to its roots!
This version of the most famous kaiju in the world is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the movie. The figure measures 6″ tall and 12″ long from head to tail. It features Atomic Blast effects that attach to both mouth and tail, all new paint deco, new head sculpt, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!
As we posted previously Toho is holding the first ever Godzilla exhibit outside Japan, Godzilla Special Exhibition Taiwan from June 30 to Sept 16. Now they have announced the event items that will be sold there, including a new Movie Monster Shin Godzilla figure, t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags, mugs, and towels. The Shin Godzilla figure is a purple "Emissions Version" of the Movie Monster series figure (cost 669 TWD), the other items come in two different styles except the mug which is available in six styles (cost range from 490 TWD to 1490 TWD). All items will be available at the event, no word if they maybe available afterwards from other retailers or the Godzilla store. Pics courtesy of Dengeki Hobby.
Toho is releasing the Bandai Movie Monster Series Hibiya Godzilla Square Godzilla Statue figure exclusively from four locations, Godzilla Store (online), Rochkei Hibiya Ticket Box (?), Godzilla Store Tokyo, and Toho Cinemas Hibiya. This figure is based on the new statue that was revealed recently and comes in a all black color scheme. It stands 17cm (approx 6.5 inches) and will retail for 2,500 yen (approx $23 US). It will be available August 3 at the four selling locations.
X-Plus recently teased a new 30cm Series Jet Jaguar now they have fully revealed the figure. It stands 31cm tall (approx 12 inches) and the Ric version comes with two sets of arms and a light up gimmick for the eyes (with battery base). It will retail for 19,980 yen (Ric Version/approx $182 US) and can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for August 2018. (Note: regular version should be up soon at shops like AmiAmi, Hobby Search, etc.)
Bandai is releasing the second series of Godzilla Candy figures, this series includes Godzilla Earth 2017 (Anime) Heat Radiation Emission Version, Shin Godzilla Heat Radiation Emission Version, Godzilla '89, Godzilla '04, Rodan (GFW version), and Anguillas (Anguirus/GFW version). These figures stand approx 10cm tall (approx 4 inches), with a set of ten (including a least one of each) retailing for 5,400 yen (approx $49 US). They can be pre-ordered from Bandai with release scheduled for Oct 2018.
Marusan has revealed their October 2018 releases these include the Metarica Mechagodzilla '75, and their 95th Anniversary Varan and Rodan sets. Mechagodzilla is metallic silver on a black body, it's 30cm tall, and retails for 17,280. The Varan and Rodan sets each come with the figure and 4 mini figures as previous sets have. Both are glossy black, with Rodan having some sparkles on his wings, both are 23cm in size, and each set will retail for 10,800 yen. All can be pre-ordered now from Marusan (along with some Ultraman figures) with release scheduled for October 2018.
X-Plus has been teasing a Yuji Sakai Shin Godzilla for some time now, and now it's official. The Ric version of this figure features a clear vinyl with silver paint behind it to highlight the red parts of Shin's body (pics reflect difference). Based on a kit this figure stands 29cm tall, and will retail for 28,620 (for the Ric). It can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for August 2018 (note the Ric version is also available from the Godzilla Store). Two other items from the Ric site, there is a teaser for a 30cm Jet Jaguar, and a interview with Yuji Sakai (bottom).
Mr. Sakai: I'm sorry that I had to give up due to the circumstances of adults such as laws and ordinances although I had repeated research with full-body luminescence. Some luminescence will not be Godzilla of that scene. I apologize, but I said that I should stop firing. In order to make it specification with special feeling suitable for Rick limitation without emitting light, Godzilla in the play was reproduced by the painting method sticking to transparent soft vinyl. I think that the power of a work is sufficiently conveyed even if it does not enter a light source if it is made into a work which looks bright with a painting technique. If this is thought to be amazing with this, it is a request.
Like the fans who would have wanted full-body luminescence, neither I nor the production team staff are disappointing, but I think that this frustration can be resolved in another form.
Q. How is the appearance of the reproduction of Sakai prototype which is the concept of this series?
Mr. Sakai: For now, there is no material more than resin in the reproducibility of prototype, it is a fact that there is a difference in size and detail if it is aligned with the finished product of resin. Still I am confident that the cost effectiveness is the best as I and the staff make efforts aiming at the highest quality of the soft vinyl products. Actually, fans who have acquired my resin kit also have added value to this series and many people have bought a model collection. I am pleased every time a product arrives as a sample myself and I am opening the exciting box (laugh) . I do not think that I can understand how satisfied I am with this series.
Thank you for responding to a busy schedule.
It was an interview that Mr. Sakai's hot feeling was conveyed to "Sakai Yuji Art Collection Collection Godzilla (2016)".
Please also look forward to the future development of "Sakai Yuji Sculpture Collection".
Profile of Mr. Yuji Sakai
Born in Fukushima Prefecture, born 1958. A monster prototype centered on Godzilla.
Itself has been shaping the garage kit more than 160 installment in the "Yuji Sakai molding workshop" to be presided over
worked many also prototype of figure-model of the leading manufacturer, has a reputation in the reproducibility and biological sense of dynamism
and abroad He has many fans.
As a work of a movie, he was involved in modeling of Godzilla Junior as a modeling staffing 1994 "Orochi's model" in 1994 "Godzilla VS Destroya" and in 1995"Godzilla 2000 Millennium" as a design work as a design work Their work is not limited to models, such as shaping.
In his book "GODZILLA DREAM" and "GODZILLA DREAM evolution" (published by Hobby Japan Co., Ltd.).
Aoshima is releasing the ACKS Series Godzilla x Mechagodzilla MFS-3 3 Type Kiryu (Machine Dragon) Model Kit, this colored snap together is articulated once assembled. It stands 24cm tall and features weapons that can be removed, hard and soft parts to give it realistic detail, multiple colored eyes, and more. It retails for 8,800 yen and can be pre-ordered from the Aoshima website with release scheduled for Sept 2018. there is a sketch bonus if you order from the Qingdaan Bunkyo Taisya Shop Online Shop here.
The Godzilla Store is releasing the Toho Special Effects Collection Card Vol. 1, these are not available elsewhere. There are 33 cards, 4 per pack, and they retail for 400 yen per pack. There is also a bonus card Godzilla Train Biter that can be had by purchasing 1000 yen at the Godzilla Store. Check out details and card line up below, card images above, and special card at bottom.
"Toho special-effects collection card" is a collection card limited by Godzilla store where characters (mainly monsters) appearing in special effects works of Toho movies appear, in the first generation Godzilla, King Ghidorah, Biollante, etc. in all 33 species A lineup will also appear!
Text by: Yasushi Kishikawa Coloring by: Fujimura Taka (CAST).
X-Plus is releasing the DefoReal Godzilla 1984 figure, this figure comes in a Ric and standard versions. The Ric features a nuclear reactor in his hands which the standard does not. This figure stands 13cm tall and will retail for 6,480 yen (approx $59 US) for both the standard and Ric. It can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus (Ric) and other retailers (standard), with release scheduled for Oct 2018.