Marusan has another Pop-Up Shop happening with the Pop-Up Kaijyu Salon Shop In Asakusa at a new location and is releasing more lottery figures. They are releasing the 1974 Godzilla 450 Green Glitter Version, and a Toho Monster Lucky Bag featuring glitter figures. The Godzilla 450 is 30cm, and the lucky bag figures 23cm tall, they retail for 27,500 yen for the 1974, and 14,300 yen for the lucky bag figures. The lottery can be entered on the Marusan Instagram page or by emailing Marusan with the subject "POP-UP Asakusa 7/8" and your name, address, phone number by July 3th.
Medicom is releasing the Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX Godzilla 2000 Millennium Edition Season 3 Anraku Ansaku lottery figure. This colorway has a unique two-tone green color scheme that gives the appearance of light and shadow, it stands 26cm tall and will retail for 16,500 yen. The lottery can be entered on the Medicom website from June 24th to July 10th, and is scheduled to be released November 2023.
X-Plus has announced the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1992, which represents Godzilla in his final battle with Mothra and Battra. This figure stands 27cm tall, and 35cm in length, the Ric versions features light up fins, and it retails for 19,800 yen for the Ric, 18,700 for the standard. It can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus (Ric) and other retailers with release scheduled for August 2023.
GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
For the first time ever on vinyl, GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS attacks your stereo! Housed inside a gloss laminate gatefold sleeve featuring a double LP with a screenprinted side D.
As always, all new Record Shop releases go on sale Wednesdays at 12 NOON CST.
The Kiryu saga concludes! Three Kaiju legends come together in a final battle in GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. Godzilla rages against Tokyo while Kiryu (aka Mechagodzilla) is on standby as politicians decide whether or not to relaunch. Meanwhile, Mothra and the Shobijin show up at the home of Chujo, an ex-soldier who met Mothra in the 1960s. The Shobijin ask for the Prime Minister to take Kiryu to the sea, so the bones of the original Godzilla it's built on can be laid to rest, but Japan doesn't believe Mothra will fight in Kiryu's place. All of this sets the stage for a titanic battle between Godzilla, Mothra and Kiryu that will decide the future safety of Japan. As with its prequel GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA, GODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S. was scored by Michiru Oshima, who returned with an equally-brilliant score to shake the pillars of heaven. Oshima not only brings back her thrilling themes for Godzilla and Kiryu but also introduces a wonderfully versatile theme for Mothra, stunning in ethereal and melancholic modes, and of course, ‘Mothra's Song’ appears. There's a genuine emotional resonance to Oshima's music amongst the fire and the fury, with beautiful choral material homaging Akira Ifukube's original music from 1954. It's a triumph from Michiru Oshima and a thrilling musical climax to the great Kiryu saga! - Charlie Brigden
GODZILLA: TOKYO SOS Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Michiru Oshima. Artwork by Francesco Francavilla. Pressed on Mondo Exclusive 2x 140 Gram Shobijin Vinyl. Featuring a Screenprinted D Side. Also Available on 2x 140 Gram Eco Vinyl. Estimated Shipping August 2023. Ships Worldwide (except Japan). $45
Marusan has another Pop-Up Shop happening with the Pop-Up Kaijyu Salon Shop In Asakusa and is releasing more lottery figures. They are releasing the Godzilla 1974 450, Godzilla 1995 350, and Hedorah 1971 350, all are Cherry Blossom Glow In The Dark they are 30cm, 24.3cm and 20cm tall respectively, and retail for 24,200 yen for the 1974, and 14,300 yen for each of the other two. The lottery can be entered on the Marusan Instagram page or by emailing Marusan with the subject "POP-UP Asakusa 6/17" and your name, address, phone number by June 6th.
Bandai is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Dagahra figure that was teased recently. This figure is 46cm in length, 24.5cm wide, and 15cm tall, it comes with replacement wings, and a Ghogo figure that is 6cm tall, 4cm wide, and 4cm deep, it will retail for 19,800 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for Nov 2023.
X-Plus is releasing the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Shin Godzilla 4th Form Awakening Version (same sculpt as the Godzilla Store version). There is two versions of this figure, the Ric light up, which lights up the length of the figure and end of the tail, and a standard, it stands 34cm tall (to tail), 32cm deep, and 23cm wide, it is based on a kit by Yuji Sakai, and will retail for 34,650 yen for the Ric, 30,800 yen for the standard. It is available for pre-order now from X-Plus (Ric and other retailers (standard), with release scheduled for Dec 2023.