Bandai is releasing two new Godzilla VS t-shirts, Godzilla and Destoroyah, as well as releasing five previously released t-shirts a second time. The new shirts each come in two different color schemes, sizes S to XL, are 100% cotton, and retail for 3,565 yen. These as well as the re-releases can be ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for Feb 2020.
Bandai is releasing new VS Series Godzilla Full Color T-Shirts, the shirts feature old school designs and multicolored rainbow style effects. The designs include all the Heisei Godzilla films (from Biollante to Destoroyah, except Godzilla 1984), they come in sizes S to XL, and are 100% cotton. Each shirt retails fro 3,850 yen, and can be pre-ordered from Bandai with release scheduled for Jan 2020.
Bandai is releasing Godzilla and Mothra tissue and paper holders, these are plush style items made by Sun-Star. Godzilla holds tissues while Mothra holds roll paper (toilet paper or rolled tissue), the tissue and paper sits inside them, for Godzilla it is pulled from his dorsel fins, but in Mothra's case it is pulled from her mouth giving the appearance like she is shooting her silk webbing, which is actual pretty cool. Godzilla is 27cm wide, 56cm long, and 20cm tall, Mothra is 19cm wide, 30cm long, and 25cm tall, each is 4,950 yen. They can be pre-ordered from Bandai with release schedule for April 2020.
Bandai is releasing the X-Plus Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Freezing Version figure, from the ending battle in Shin Godzilla 2016. This figure stands 26cm tall, 37cm to tip of the tail and is approx 44cm in length, it will retail for 20,350 yen. It can be currently ordered from Bandai and may be available from X-Plus as well, with release scheduled for March 2020.
The Godzilla Store is has released the Limited Edition Movie Monster Series Godzilla 1954 Retro Blue Version, the third version of the 1954 Movie Monster figure made by Bandai. The other versions are the standard version, and the limited edition Poster Version (both below), the main difference with all is the paint schemes. This figure is 15.5cm tall, it retails for 2,700 yen (the standard is 2,200 yen), and they all are available now from The Godzilla Store and may be available from international retailers like BBTS.
Bandai is releasing the High Grade D+ 2 (HG D+) Godzilla Gashapon Figures, the four figures that are being released in series 2 are, Godzilla 1989, Biollante, Hedorah 1971, and Mechagodzilla (Kiryu). Each figure comes with a base, 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, November.
Bandai is releasing Godzilla x glamb fashion merchandise including t-shirts, iPhone cases, jacket, and waist bag (fanny pack). The t-shirts are 100% cotton and come in multiple styles, sizes (including a kids shirt), and prints including a unique cut & sew design in which they cut apart and piece back together the shirt with different parts. The iPhone cases are for a few different versions and come in different prints. The jacket is a military style jacket, 100% polyester, and comes in multiple sizes. The waist bag is leather featuring a interesting Godzilla face design (his mouth is the zipper), with an adjustable strap. These items range from 3,850 yen (kids t-shirt) up to 38,500 yen (jacket and bag). Check out Bandai's fashion page for all these items. These are also available from The Godzilla Store.
X-Plus has announced the 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1984 Shinjuku Subcenter Battle Version figure based on the climatic battle with Super X. This figure is 29cm tall and 48cm in length, the Ric verson features a light up gimmick for his fins. The Ric will retail for 29,150 yen, the standard for 27,500 yen, it can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus, Bandai, The Godzilla Store for the Ric and other retailers for the standard, it is scheduled for release in Feb 2020.
Also check out an interview with Yuji Sakai from the X-Plus site below with production images.
The “Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection” series is based on Yuji Sakai ’s garage kit brand “Godzilla Dream”, who is famous as a male of Godzilla modeling. Based on his strict supervision, love and commitment is stronger than anyone else, and commercializes his high-quality prototype and paint reproduction.
Q. Yuji Sakai's latest collection “Godzilla (1984) Shinjuku Subcenter Decisive Battle” has finally started to be booked. Please tell us when this prototype was made with the motif of the scene.
Mr. Yuji Sakai (hereinafter, Mr. Sakai): This work was unveiled as a new garage kit at the Wonder Festival in the summer of 2017.
In this movie's climax, the scene where Godzilla confronting Super X isn't moving but closes its mouth and makes it look cool, and I've always wanted to make it three-dimensional.
No.1 suit and No.2 suit exist in 84 Godzilla, there is a difference in the arrangement of the dorsal fin and the head, the No.2 suit is used for Godzilla in this scene.
The 84 Godzilla, the origin of the Heisei VS Series, was reproduced based on precious materials based on treasured valuable materials, including the posterior arrangement and shape of the No. 2 suit as well as posing.
The biggest dorsal fin in the center is actually only 84 Godzilla, and it is not used at all in the later Biogoji suits. I would like you to pay attention to that area.
Q. Sakai-san's 84-year-old Godzilla is only 30cm in length. I heard that the resin kit was very popular, but I was really looking forward to making this Godzilla soft vinyl.
Mr. Sakai: 84 Godzilla has been shaped with 20 cm, bust and Godzilla complete works so far, but I always wanted to make it with a powerful 30 cm size, so I was happy when I was able to announce it at the summer festival in summer 2017 is.
Whenever we present a new work at Wonfes, we always devise the height, angle, lighting, and background of the exhibition so that those who come to see it can understand the concept of the work.
In this 84 Godzilla, I wanted to get a lot of cool pictures from customers, so I placed a photo of Shinjuku at night in the background, but many people took pictures and tweeted coolly. It was popular.
I am very happy to announce that this work can be delivered as a soft vinyl finished product this year, which is the 35th anniversary of the release of the "Godzilla" movie in 1984.
Q. Mr. Sakai selects items for our products that are released each time, recreates the shape, supervises coloring, etc. Please tell us the points that you were particularly particular about this Godzilla.
Mr. Sakai: In producing the coloring sample this time, we reviewed and verified various 84 Godzilla documents at that time and colored them with a focus on newly discovered items.
Speaking of the dorsal fin, the color was a pearl paint that was bluish in the material at the time, so that color was reproduced.
Q. The limited edition is illuminated and the dorsal fin emits light.
Mr. Sakai: Yes, the limited edition shines with the dorsal fin of the same light-emitting part as the other Heisei Godzilla and other suits.
Since the scene in the play that became the motif this time is a night scene, I hope that the light emission specification will convey the atmosphere.
Q. Please tell us about our special effects image cuts and shooting.
Mr. Sakai: Every time I witness the shooting. Taking care of all angles, I photographed with the staff and photographers to convey the charm of this 84 Godzilla to customers.
Q. We are working hard to reproduce Sakai's prototype and coloring as much as possible when commercializing this finished soft vinyl product.
Lastly, please give a message to the customer from Mr. Sakai.
Mr. Sakai: In this scene, 84 godzillas in this pose are my favorite Godzilla that I really wanted to build. And above all, I've always wanted to have a finished soft vinyl product, so I am very happy to deliver it to you.
I would be happy if you could select the regular version or the limited version of the dorsal light emission and add it to the collection.
Profile of Yuji Sakai
Born in 1958 Born in Fukushima Prefecture. A monster prototype teacher centered on Godzilla.
Itself has been shaping the garage kit more than 170 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 Have many fans.
In 1994, Yamato Takeru worked as a model for Orochi. In 1995, Godzilla VS Destroyer worked as a modeling staff member for Godzilla Junior. In 1999, Godzilla 2000 Millennium modeled as a design work. The work is not limited to modeling, such as modeling.
In recent years, he has been supervising monster modeling at the Eiji Tsuburaya Museum in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture.
His books include “GODZILLA DREAM” and “GODZILLA DREAM evolution” (published by Hobby Japan Co., Ltd.).
Diamond is releasing Classic Godzilla Mini Figures from Bandai, these will be sold as blind bag figures. These mini figures are similar in size to the previously released figures and are approx 3.5 inches tall, the assortment includes Godzilla (1954 or 1964?), Godzilla (1984), Godzilla (1995, Burning), Mechagodzilla (1974), Rodan (1956), Space Godzilla (1994), King Ghidorah (1991), and Mothra (1992). Each figure will retail for $4.99 and they will be released Dec 18, 2019. (Note the listing stated 1964 but the image looks like it's a 1954 figure, it also stated 1996 instead of 1995 for the Burning Godzilla but that is incorrect.)
Bandai's fashion division has announced some new merchandise, an accessory holder, bangle, and two t-shirts. The Godzilla 65th Anniversary Accessories Stand has a place to store jewelry as well as having two charms as well, the top of the accessory stand is the upper half Godzilla 1954 with a removable plane and back fin that are the charms. It is made of alloy, and white brass, is 16cm tall, is limited to 100, and retails for 110,000 yen (approx $1012 US) (it shows sold out at the time of this writing but it has just gone on sale, also it is unclear if it comes with the chains for the charms). The Godzilla 65th Anniversary Tail Bangle is made of white brass with a painted finish to give detail, is one size, and retails for 27,500 yen (approx $253 US). The two t-shirts are from Studio 696, one features Super Mechagodzilla, the other Space Godzilla, both come in two color schemes. The Super Mechagodzilla one has a cut a way design, while the Space Godzilla is a close up of his face, both have print on front and back, and come in S to XL retailing for 3,565 yen (approx $33 US). All items can be pre-ordered from Bandai with release scheduled for Dec 2019.