The Art of Godzilla Monster Painter Yuji Kaida Original Painting Exhibition start July 22nd and as with most events there are exclusive figures. US Toys will have figures which are the same sculpts from the Tokusatsu DNA Godzilla event, and the Shinji Nishikawa Original Painting Exhibition but in new colorways, they are all Yu-Esu Pocket Mini Soft Vinyl Bill Box Monster Series including First Godzilla, Kinggoji, Mosgoji, Biogoji, Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Hedorah, Baragon (standing), and Baragon (crawling). All stand between 8.5 and 9cm, and retail for 3,800 yen individually, there is also a set of pottery versions (white blanks) that will sell for 27,000 yen. These may be available on the Gallery 21 website but they are extremely limited.
Marusan is releasing three event figures at The Art Of Godzilla event which features art of Yuji Kaida (original paintings will be on display). There are two different Biollante 450 figures with slightly different color schemes and a Mechagodzilla 1974 figure. One Biollante is molded in clear vinyl the other in a glow in the dark vinyl, Mechagodzilla also glows in the dark, both Biollantes are 30cm tall, Mecha is 23cm tall, both Biollantes are 27,500 yen and Mecha is 11,000 yen. These maybe available from the Gallery 21 website here on July 22nd.
The Godzilla Store has announced their Limited Movie Monster Series Hedorah Retro Color Version. This figure stands 14cm tall, and 17cm in length, and will retail for 2,750 yen (it is unclear if this is a new or re-issued figure). It can be pre-ordered now from the Godzilla Store (and other resellers) with release scheduled for July 24th 2021.
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 Kaiser Ghidorah from Godzilla Final Wars (2004) (Vol.75) and Kumonga from Son of Godzilla (1967), Destroy All Monsters (1968), and Godzilla Final Wars (2004) (Vol.76).
Publisher: Dai Nippon
Planning and organization: Osamu Kishikawa
Designed by Makena Graphics
Language: Japanese & English
Release date July 2021
Price: 1,121 yen
Available from The Godzilla Store.
Mezco 5 Points XL Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964: Mothra & Shobijin Twins Boxed Set
How much terror can you stand?
Mothra joins 5 Points XL - a colossal addition to our nostalgic 5 Points line with the same fan-fueled fun, but bigger! …It’s a little bit of a big deal.
Inspired by the 1964 film ‘Mothra vs. Godzilla’ , the massive moth measures 9” in length from wing to wing. Mothra features a flocked body and an articulated head and wings. The Shobijin Twins feature flocked shoulder capes and come complete with two different head portraits, two sets of interchangeable arms, and can join hands - allowing for a multitude of display options.
Mothra and the Shobijin Twins are packaged in a train case, just like the one seen in the film. Mothra’s display base can attach to the packaging so she can hover over the Shobijin twins.
5 Points XL Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964): Mothra and Shobijin Twins is packaged in a collector-friendly box, designed with collectors in mind.
Retail price: $60.00
Release date: Mar - May 2022
Available for pre-order from Mezco.
Medicom has announced their next lottery figure the Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX Anraku Ansaku Burning Godzilla 4th Version. This version features gold glitter vinyl with with black coloring over it giving it a very cool look, it stands 26cm tall and will retail for 16,500 yen. The lottery will run from July 24th to August 10th on the Medicom website will the figure being released in Oct 2021.
CCP is releasing the Artistic Monsters Collection Hedorah Galaxy Version figures. There are three versions the Landing, Adult, and Smoke Stack (same sculpt as previous colored versions), all feature a unique space like coloring, they are 21cm, 26cm, and 19.5cm tall each respectively, they are limited to 150, 100, and 200 respectively, and they retail for 9,000, 14,000, and 13,000 yen (tax included) respectively. They can be pre-ordered now on the CCP website as well as Kaiju Live, and will be released Dec 2021 or later.
Bandai is releasing the Acrylic Logo Display EX Hedorah 50th Logo in two versions. Both versions come in two styles English and Kana (Japanese), one version has an image of Hedorah the other just the lettering. The Hedorah image one is approx. 7.7cm wide and 8.2cm tall, the other is approx. 10.3cm wide and 3.9cm tall, and both retail for 1,650 yen each. They can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2021.
Tokusatsu DNA Godzilla starts July 10th and as usual there are event exclusive figures from US Toys and Bullmark. The US Toys figures are the same sculpts from the Shinji Nishikawa Original Painting Exhibition but in clear Aurora colors they are all Yu-Esu Pocket Mini Soft Vinyl Bill Box Monster Series including First Godzilla, Kinggoji, Mosgoji, Biogoji, Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Hedorah, Baragon (standing), and Baragon (crawling). All have different color tints, stand between 8.5 and 9cm, and retail for 3,800. The Bullmark figures include Monster Series Godzilla 50, Mechagodzilla (two colors), Hedorah (two colors), Gigan, Gezora, and Ganimes, as well as Monster Series Mini 4 figure set, they range between 10 and 23cm tall, and retail between 7,000 to 10,000 yen.
22Toys is releasing the Soft Vinyl Taro Series Tako Kong lottery figures. Both figures are a unique design featuring Kong with the giant Octopus on his head (from the fight scene in King Kong Vs. Godzilla), it comes in two styles a pink vinyl version, and a clear "Aurora" version, both are 12cm tall, and retail for 3,980 yen for the pink, and 4,200 yen for the clear. The lottery will be on July 2nd on their social media channels (Facebook, Twitter).