Godzilla '74 Tiki Mug
Rising from the waves off the Tokyo coast is pop culture's preeminent prehistoric powerhouse himself, the gargantuan GODZILLA. In tribute to seven decades of reptilian wrath, artists Hector Arce, Mikey Bonanno and Tufan Sezer have tiki-fied cinema's most iconic lizard for the first time EVER, circa his battle-heavy, blood-soaked 1974 fan favorite GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA. Perched upon a Pacific tsunami and ready to annihilate his destructive digital doppelganger (while also providing you with radioactive refreshment), the GODZILLA '74 Tiki Mug is a monumental masterwork of dinosaur drinkware.
NOTE: These mugs are handmade, making each one unique, so slight variations from images shown may occur.
Artists: Hector Arce, Mike Bonanno, Tufan Sezer
Capacity: 23 fl oz.
Material: Stoneware Ceramic
Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz.
Release date: April 2021
X-Plus has announced the Dr. Serizawa DefoReal figure in both monochrome and natural color as well as Godzilla 1962 Luminous Version. The Dr. Serizawa was recently shown at Super Festival 84 stands 13cm tall, the monochrome is the standard with the natural color being the Ric version, both retail for 8,800 yen, both are available for pre-ordered with release scheduled for May 2021. Godzilla 1962 Luminous Version is the same figure from 2018 but with a light up gimmick, it stands 12cm tall and retails for 8,250 yen, it can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus (Ric only) with release scheduled for May 2021.
Medicom has announced more new Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX lottery figures CCP Hedorah Landing Period Psychedelic Color, Godzilla 1984 Cybot Version 2nd Term, Soft Vinyl Life Jet Jaguar New Color. Hedorah is molded in pink, with blue metallic, yellow (mustard color), and red paint, with smoke stack, it stands 20cm, and retails for 8,000 yen. Godzilla is molded in purple with black spray, stands 26cm tall, and retails for 12,000 yen. Jet Jaguar is gray (instead of silver), it stands 15cm tall, and is 4,000 yen. All of the lotteries start Nov 24th to Dec 10th on the Medicom website.
We posted about Yuji Kaida's Super Godzilla picture book crowdfunding campaign (which is at 300+%), three reward figures have been revealed samples. The three are the Limited Color Version Mechagodzilla 1974, Limited Color Version Godzilla 1962, and Limited Color Edition Godzilla 1962 Classic all three are made by Marusan and limited to twenty pieces, the two Godzillas are both glow in the dark. If you back the campaign at 25,500 yen you can get the Mechagodzilla or the Godzilla 1962 along with the book, if you back it at 36,500 yen you get the Godzilla 1962 Classic and the book, as we posted previously the book is a behemoth of 240 pages. You can back the campaign here.
Medicom is releasing two new figures the Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX Vintage Soft Vinyl Godzilla (Burning Godzilla) and Hedorah (2nd Stage). Both figures are designed by Ken Mortor, both are 25cm tall, Godzilla will retail for 13,000 yen and Hedorah for 9,000 yen. Both are lottery figures, the lotteries startNov 24th to Dec 10th on the Medicom website, with release in December 2020.
Marusan has revealed more figures for their Marusan Toy Festival 2020 Autumn, these appear to be figures that will be available at the festival. These figures include MG-2 450 Soft Bimechanical Built-in Version, Toho Monster Lucky Bag Hedorah & Mothra, Dengeki 7 Series Super Beast Unitang Green Glitter, and Dengeki 7 Series Great Evil Beast Guiron Green Glitter. MG-2 (Mechagodzilla '75) is clear vinyl outside with a "mechanical mechanism " inside and also has a brain head under the regular head, it is 30cm tall and retails for 27,500 yen. The lucky bags feature one random Hedorah and a random unpainted Mothra larva, there are slight differences between the Hedorahs, each lucky bag is 11,000 yen. Unitang and Guiron are both 18cm tall and retail for 8,800 yen. All are limited releases to the event.
Note: all lotteries for these figures were listed on the Marusan Instagram page and had a very short window and have closed as of this post.
Marusan is having their Marusan Toy Festival 2020 Autumn on November 21st and 22nd at the Yokohama Doll Museum, and as usual there's a number of exclusives which are not only from Marusan but other toy companies like US Toys, Bullmark, Amapuro, and Yamanaya. Most are new (or new variants) and a couple were also at Super Festival 84, they include M1 Yuji Nishimura Painted version Marusan Gamera 1995, Marusan Reprint Garamon Clear Pink Hawaii Color Version, US Toys Shampoo Bottle Type Soft Vinyl Series SB Pigmon Clear Molding in Red, Yu-Esu Pocket Mini Soft Vinyl "Bill Box" Series BB Miclas Clear, Yu-Esu Pocket Mini Soft Vinyl "Bill Box" Series BB Gamera & Barugon Set, BB Guiron & Gyaos Set, Yu-Esu Pocket Soft Vinyl Series PB Alien Baltan, PB 2nd Alien Baltan, Amapuro, and Yamanaya King Caesar 1974 Yellow Shadow, "Kaijukyo" Soft Vinyl Series Aboras (Green), Dead King (Green), "Monster Township" Soft Vinyl Series Kupukupu (Phosphorescent 2020), "Monster Township" Soft Vinyl Series Cool Alien (Phosphorescent), Arosa (Pink), "Galaxy Federation" Soft Vinyl Series Mirrorman Early (Gray), Mirrorman Late (Gray)
Ultraman B Type (Gray 2020), Bullmark Monster Series Large Squid Monster Gezora Blue Gray Version, Bullmark Monster Series Curly Alien (Poster Color), Bullmark Monster Series Ultraman Zero (Aurora Color), and Bullmark Monster Series Garamon (Aurora Color). All figures were limited in quantity, and lottery winners will be notified via the Marusan Instagram page, and email. Check out all the figures below.
X-Plus was at Super Festival 84 and had a bunch of new reveals which were separated into three genres Godzilla/Toho figures, Ray Harryhausen 100 figures, and Ultraman figures.
The big reveal with the Godzilla/Toho (pun intended) was a prototype of the Gigantic Series Favorite Sculptor Line Godzilla 1954 based on a Inoue Arts kit it should be approx 50cm tall and is listed to be released June 2021. Also revealed was a DefoReal Biollante which looks very detailed no release date was given for it. Two other figures were shown in a finish state, both being DefoReals, Mechagodzilla 1975 and Dr. Serizawa in diving suit, Mechagodzilla is scheduled for a June 2021 release no info on the Ric version, Dr. Serizawa will come in two colors monochrome, and natural color versions it's unclear which might be the Ric version they are scheduled for a May 2021 release. Also shown was a new Godzilla 2019 this version looks to be the same sculpt as the previous version but it feature a smoke effect that gives the appearance of his atomic breath, it also has light up fins as well no release date was announced. A place holder display also shown had a Large Monster Series Mothra 1992 no other info was given on it.
The second group of figures were based on Ray Harryhausen creatures, some were ones we have previously seen, the One Million Years B.C. Allosaurus, Triceratops, and Ceratosaurus, the first two have updated release dates Nov 2020, April 2021 respectively, no release date for the third. Also on display was the Cyclops and Ymir, the DefoReal Cyclops that were revealed previously. New reveals include a finished Rhedosaurus from The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms and a prototype DefoReal version, prototypes of Gwangi, the Kraken, Talos with ship, and Kali per the placeholder image.
The ultraman figures included DefoReal Ultraman Zero (recently solicited), Varricane, and Hoe both scheduled for 2021 releases, as well as prototypes of Jumborg Ace, Sevenger (Ultraman Leo version), Birdon Version 2, and Robonezu, some of which have scheduled release dates. There was also a few more on a placeholder image like the others.
Lastly there was the Vampirella kit, it was shown unassembled, as well as assembled and painted, no release date was given. All pictures from X-Plus.
All volumes are published by Dai Nippon Printing, read from left to right, each volume is 36 pages long and printed on A4 size paper. They are distributed by the Godzilla Store and cover the conceptualization and production aspects of kaiju from Toho's library of films, with each volume focusing on a different character.
These volumes cover Mothra 1997 and Dagahra from Rebirth Of Mothra II (1997, Vol.61 (Mothra) and Vol.62 (Dagahra)).
Publisher: Dai Nippon
Planning and organization: Osamu Kishikawa
Designed by Makena Graphics
Language: Japanese & English
Release date Nov 2020
Price: 1,121 yen
Available from The Godzilla Store.
Medicom is releasing not one but four versions of Shin Godzilla all based on Marmit figures Giant Shin Godzilla 4th Form, Shin Godzilla Frozen Version, Shin Godzilla Heat Ray Version, and Shin Godzilla 4th Form. The Giant version stands 35.5cm tall and retails for 18,000 yen, the other are 26cm tall and each retail for 7,273 yen. They will all be available for pre-order Friday Nov 13th on the MCT Tokyo website, and these are a US only release which may surprise many.