Marusan has announced their June 2020 releases including Classic Godzilla 350 Sakura-mochi Version, Godzilla 1971 Dark Glitter, Hedora 350 A-Type Green Clear Body Gold Star Eyes, and Ultraman 350 B-Type GID. All figures are 22cm tall, Classic Godzilla has a clear white body with glitter and pink and green highlights, Godzilla 1971 is a black clear vinyl with glitter and paint highlights, Hedorah is clear green with red and yellow highlights and "star" eyes, and Ultraman is a glow in the dark figure. Both Godzillas and Hedorah retail for 11,000 yen, Ultraman for 8,800 yen, all can be pre-ordered now from Marusan. The Ultraman figure is an international release, the Godzilla and Hedorah are Japanese releases only, all are scheduled for release June 2020.
Wizards of the Coast Brings the King of the Monsters to Magic: The Gathering with Godzilla Series Monsters
Godzilla, Mothra, King Caesar, and more of TOHO’s iconic monsters will appear in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering premier card set.
RENTON, WA—The King of the Monsters makes his debut in Magic: The Gathering! Wizards of the Coast, in a groundbreaking collaboration with TOHO CO., LTD, is proud to announce that the iconic monsters from the Godzilla franchise are coming to Magic: The Gathering. The Godzilla Series Monster cards are a special feature of the upcoming premier card set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.
“Magic: The Gathering’s rich and engaging multiverse offers such unique opportunities to explore new worlds like Ikoria, filled with incredible monsters that are larger than life,” said Kyoko Yoshida, Sr Manager, Japan Sales and Marketing, Wizards of the Coast. “Collaborating with TOHO CO., LTD to bring the Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more onto the same world to battle with Magic’s Planeswalkers and new creatures for a first-of-its-kind collaboration is an extraordinary experience that we can’t wait for players to enjoy.”
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is the spring 2020 premier card set for Magic: The Gathering and introduces players to a brand new world full of incredible monsters and the humans that bond with them. The set introduces players to Lukka, a proud member of the Coppercoats, the military unit that protects the city of Drannith from Ikoria’s savage monsters. Lukka’s world is forever changed when he forms a mystical connection with a ferocious, winged cat. Such bonds are treasonous in Drannith, forcing Lukka to flee from the very home he was sworn to protect. Now an outcast monster “bonder,” Lukka must survive the wilds of Ikoria with the help of planeswaker Vivien Reid.
Each Godzilla Monster Series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise as a Magic card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. There will be a total of 16 Godzilla Series Monster cards available in English, with three more available only in Japanese.
· Anguirus, Armored Killer
· Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn
· Biollante, Plant Beast Form
· Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla
· Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform
· Dorat, the Perfect Pet
· Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos
· Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror
· Godzilla, Doom Inevitable
· Godzilla, King of the Monsters
· Godzilla, Primeval Champion
· King Caesar, Ancient Guardian
· King Caesar, Awoken Titan
· Mothra, Supersonic Queen
· Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury
· Spacegodzilla, Void Invader
· 決戦兵器、メカゴジラ (Crystalline Giant – Japanese only)
· 暗黒破壊獣、バトラ (Dirge Bat – Japanese only)
· モスラの巨大な繭 (Mothra’s Great Cocoon – Japanese only)
Fans will only be able to obtain Godzilla, King of the Monsters (while supplies last) by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Collector Boosters will also contain two random Godzilla Series Monster cards. The Godzilla Series Monster cards will not appear in draft booster packs.
The Godzilla Series Monster cards will also appear in Magic: The Gathering Arena as card styles. Players will receive the card styles as a special bonus when purchasing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths bundles of six or more booster packs inside the Magic: The Gathering Arena client.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases April 16, 2020 on Magic: The Gathering Arena, with full retail store worldwide release on May 15, 2020. For more information, see Ikoria.com.
About Magic: The Gathering
Magic: The Gathering’s compelling characters, fantastic worlds, and deep strategic gameplay have entertained and delighted fans for more than 25 years. Fans can experience Magic through the tabletop trading card game, the new digital game Magic: The Gathering Arena, a New York Times bestselling novel, critically acclaimed comic book series, and professional esports league. With over 40 million fans to date, Magic is a worldwide phenomenon published in eleven languages in over 70 countries.
About Wizards of the Coast
Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., is an award-winning developer and publisher of tabletop and digital games that ignite a sense of adventure in passionate players around the globe. Best known for publishing groundbreaking fantasy franchises, MAGIC: THE GATHERING® and DUNGEONS & DRAGONS®, Wizards is dedicated to bringing together world-class talent to create unforgettable play experiences at its headquarters in Washington and studios in Austin and Montreal. Learn more at www.wizards.com.
About TOHO CO., LTD
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television, and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest-grossing exhibition company in Japan.
The Godzilla Store is releasing some new Godzilla shirts, three t-shirts and an a Hawaiian style shirt. The Hawaiian shirt features an all over print featuring Ghidorah: The Three Headed Monster (1964) poster art, is made of 100% polyester, has wood like buttons, comes in sizes M, L, and XL, and retails for 9,900 yen. The t-shirts come in two styles, the first is an all over print of the Godzilla 1984 poster, is made of 100% polyester, comes in sizes S, M, L, and XL, and retails for 6,600 yen. The other two t-shirts feature the same print Godzilla 1954 with the text The Burning City '54, two colors (white and red), sizes S, M, L, XL, and retails for 3,190 yen (the material for this shirt was not listed). The Hawaiian shirt is scheduled to be released July 2020, the t-shirts May 2020, all from the Godzilla Store.
Bandai is releasing the High Grade D+ 3 (HG D+) Godzilla Gashapon Figures, the four figures that are being released in series 3 are, Godzilla 1999, Gigan 1972, Shin Godzilla 2nd Form, and Shin Godzilla 4th Form. Both Shins appear to be molded in a clear colored vinyl, all figures come with a base, capsule, and they stand approx 3.5 inches tall. The set of 4 should retail for approx $20 US (500 yen each), and should be available later this month, April.
The Godzilla Store is releasing the Godzilla Tsumamare Key Chains from Cospa. These rubber character key chains feature Godzilla '65, Mothra '92, Ghidorah '91, and Mechagodzilla '75 pinched (as if they were tiny and you picked them up), they come with either a key chain or strap attachment. Each retail for 660 yen and all can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for June 2020.
The Godzilla Store is releasing the limited edition Shin Godzilla Jinpei, a traditional Japanese summer time clothing item. It features the Japan Vs Godzilla logo on the front of the top and an image of Shin Godzilla on the back, it comes in sizes M, L, XL, and retails for 8,580 yen. It can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for late April.
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 Frankenstein from Frankenstein Vs. Baragon (1965, Vol.47), and Matango from Matango (1963, Vol.48).
Publisher: Dai Nippon
Planning and organization: Osamu Kishikawa
Designed by Makena Graphics
Language: Japanese & English
Release date April 2020
Price: 1,121 yen
Available from The Godzilla Store.
The Godzilla Store is releasing a new version of the Bandai Movie Monster Series King Ghidorah 2019, the Heavy Paint Version Limited Edition figure. From what we can tell it seems the paint apps on this new version are more pronounced, otherwise it is the same figure as before. It is about 18cm tall and will retail for 3,500 yen, and is scheduled for release April 9th, 2020.
Mondo press release
Happy Monday, everyone. We hope you're doing well and that you're staying safe and healthy. Tomorrow we're excited to continue our GODZILLA collection with new posters from Attack Peter, Robert Sammelin, and Eric Powell, as well as new t-shirts by Becky Cloonan and Attack Peter!
We first came across Peter Santa-Maria (Attack Peter) about one year ago and were blown away by his work. He is a printmaker who focuses on hand-carved linocut prints on Lokta paper (handmade paper imported from Nepal) that he prints himself - and they're awesome. Godzilla seemed like a no brainer for our first projects with Peter, and we're super happy with the result. In total we worked on three "Godzilla vs" posters for this collection, with the first release being for the Shōwa era's GODZILLA VS THE THING, also known as MOTHRA VS GODZILLA.
MOTHRA VS GODZILLA by Attack Peter. ~20" x 30" Linocut Print on Lokta Paper. Signed and Hand numbered by Attack Peter. Edition of 120. Printed by Attack Peter. Expected to Ship in June 2020. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $80 (above)
Next up we have Robert Sammelin's posters for the excellent SHIN GODZILLA. Released in 2016 and the first film in the Reiwa era, this modern Godzilla film is an amazing return to form. Robert absolutely crushed the illustration on this poster, rendering everything traditionally in ink on paper. The Japanese language variant poster features glow in the dark inks on those awesome atomic rays that come out from between G's dorsal fins. Just unreal.
SHIN GODZILLA by Robert Sammelin. 36" x 24" Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 275. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $60
SHIN GODZILLA (Variant) by Robert Sammelin. 36" x 24" Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 150. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $75
Eric Powell has stepped in to deliver a haunting poster for the original GODZILLA film. Presented mostly in silhouette, Eric's artwork is a beautiful and classic celebration of the original King of the Monsters and his massive scale, as well as devastating destruction that is often left in his wake.
GODZILLA by Eric Powell. 24" x 36" Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 175. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $55
GODZILLA (Variant) by Eric Powell. 24" x 36" Screenprinted Poster. Hand numbered. Edition of 100. Printed by DL Screenprinting. Expected to Ship in May 2020. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $75
Alongside these posters, we are excited to offer two new t-shirt designs. First up is Becky Cloonan's RODAN, a follow up to her Gigan t-shirt design from last year's Toho apparel collection. Cloonan's love for kaiju is undeniable when you see the amount of detail she places in these designs, down to the repeating halftone aesthetics from the last shirt and the nod to Rodan's alias. We are also thrilled to have had the opportunity to transform Attack Peter's art for GODZILLA VS MOTHRA for this stellar t-shirt. A copy of his linocut poster was scanned and modified to print for apparel, retaining the amazing textures found in his original hand-carved plates. A welcome addition to the Toho collection!
Rodan T-Shirt. Designed by Becky Cloonan. Printed by Impact Merchandising. Sizing: Unisex XS-4XL, Next Level 3600 Black Tee. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $25
MOTHRA VS GODZILLA T-Shirt. Designed by Attack Peter. Printed by Impact Merchandising. Sizing: Unisex XS-4XL, Next Level 3600 Black Tee. Expected to Ship in 7-10 Business Days. Ships to Addresses in the US & Canada Only. $25
These posters and t-shirts go on sale Tuesday, March 24 at 11am (CT) via THE DROP. Be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for any updates and on sale info.
GODZILLA LEGENDS IN 3D 1964 GODZILLA BUST
A Diamond Select Toys Release! Hail to the king! The king of all monsters gets a bust worth of his royal status in this newest installment in the Legends in 3D line of half-human-scale portraits. Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this highly detailed sculpture is based on his appearance in 1964's Godzilla vs. Mothra, is limited to only 1,000 pieces, and comes packaged in a full-color box with a certificate of authenticity. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza.
In Shops: Aug 26, 2020