Bandai/Sunstar is releasing the Shin Godzilla 2nd Form Flooring Wiper Cover, meant for use with floor mops (think Swiffer). It can be used a just a plush as will, it is 50cm long, 18.5cm wide and 13cm tall, made of Polyester, and retails for 5,280 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2021. Note: this is also available from the Godzilla Store.
Chara-Ani is releasing a new collection called Godzilla 66, which is not what Americans may think (as in Route 66 although that does work) as it is a representation of Godzilla's design shape. The line includes t-shirts, towels, a mug, can badges, and clear files, items range in price from 440 yen up to 3,300 yen, and the will be released in May 2021. They can be ordered direct from Chara-Ani and the Godzilla Store as well, both offer unique stickers as a bonus (with 2,500 yen or more purchased).
Update: a few more items have been added (images at bottom).
X-Plus has announced the Favorite Sculptors Line Gigantic Godzilla 1954 and Favorite Sculptors Line Real Master Collection Plus Godzilla 1962. X-Plus teased the Gigantic multiples times it is based on an Inoue Arts kit (the same sculpt was also use for other figures as well), it stands 49cm tall and 70cm in length, the Ric version comes with three cannons to recreate the classic scene, and it retails for 58,300 yen for the Ric and the standard. The 1962 is based on the figure released in July 2018, it features light up fins and battery pedestal logo based, is a Ric exclusive, and retails for 34,650 yen. Both can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for July 2021 for the 1954, and June 2021 for the 1962.
On Saturday May 22nd there will be the Godzilla Festival Extra Edition Shinjuku Total Advance Festival which will be an online event with both free and paid programing, and the Godzilla Store is releasing merchandise to go along with it. The merchandise includes a t-shirt, eco bags, key chain, acrylic magnet, and clear file, prices range from 440 yen up to 2,750 yen, with all items releasing starting May 2021 from the Godzilla Store.
A Tankobon Softcover photo book Godzilla History of Formative Arts 1954-2016 is coming later this month. The book cover Godzilla from 1954 up to Shin Godzilla (2016) in Japan, this is a must-have Godzilla photo book for fans, looking back on movie shoots and has a bold and sophisticated design. It is 528 pages in a A4 format (210 x 297 mm, similar to the Toho SFX books), color, with both Japanese and English text. It is published by Pai International, will retail for 7,480 yen, and will be available from the Godzilla Store and some other retailers.
DeAgostini is releasing two new Godzilla collectibles the Godzilla 1954 Tissue Box and Godzilla 1954 Wood Carved Diorama. The tissue box is the same style as the Heisei Tissue Box that was released previously (and is available again), a standard tissue box goes in the back and you pull the tissues from Godzilla's mouth, it is made of polystone, is limited to 500, retails for 5,500 yen and will be released in June. The Wood Carved Diorama is made of natural wood with base, approx. 12cm tall, and comes with a box (for storage), it retails for 24,200 yen and will release Sept 2021. Both can be pre-ordered now from DeAgostini.
Topps and WAX are releasing a new Godzilla Digital Trading Card Set, it appears this set includes physical and digital elements. The digital side is NFT based (A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain, where each NFT can represent a unique digital item, and thus they are not interchangeable. NFTs can represent digital files such as art, audio, videos, items in video games and other forms of creative work.), there are two packs available Standard and Ultimate (which includes exclusives) at start, with 4 cards and 30 cards respectively, priced at $10 and $100 each. Unlike regular trading cards collecting multiple cards within unlocks exclusive content like kinetic motion cards and comic book cover art, combine and complete multi-card murals, score first appearance rookie cards in classic Topps® card templates, and get Chibi style versions of your favorite monsters. The launch of these cards is only two days away.
Note: we have not use NFT based items before so as we get more specific details we will update the info here. Updated with press release below.
Topps Digital Strikes Again:
Godzilla NFT Collectibles are Coming to the WAX Blockchain on March 31!
GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, March 30, 2021 - Topps Digital continues to introduce exciting new products on the WAX Blockchain. Building on its heritage as one of the first innovators in digital collectibles, Topps is celebrating Toho’s iconic franchise by bringing the studio’s classic monsters, including the King of the Monsters, Godzilla, to the modern platform of NFTs via the WAX blockchain on March 31 at 1pm EST / 10am PST.
For over 70 years, Topps has been the preeminent creator and innovator of physical cards and digital collectibles. Generations of fans have enjoyed the pleasure of collecting, trading and showing off their card collections, leading to the rapid and popular adoption of Topps’ sports and entertainment digital collectibles apps which it first brought to market in 2012. By establishing that digital collectibles are valued assets, Topps spurred the reimagination of what a collectible is and means to fans, setting the stage for the NFT craze sweeping the globe. The release of Godzilla Collection joins a rapidly growing portfolio of officially licensed Topps NFT collectibles, including the pop culture phenomenon and Topps’ owned IP, Garbage Pail Kids.
“We’ve been one of the first brands to fully embrace the potential of non-fungible tokens (NFTs),” said Tobin Lent, VP and General Manager of Digital at The Topps Company. “By partnering early with WAX and their state-of-the-art trading platform, we’ve been able to create a fun and accessible digital ecosystem for fans with all levels of experience. We are excited to debut our latest NFT set, featuring iconic imagery from the Godzilla franchise, and build on our initial successes of digital collecting to include interactive elements, increased security and transparent transactions.”
“We are constantly looking for exciting new ways for fans to connect with the Godzilla brand, and the Topps Digital Godzilla collection is something we’ve never offered before,” says Lora Cohn, Managing Director, Toho International, Inc. “Topps Digital has been at the forefront of the physical and digital card collectible space, so we are thrilled to work with their team on this offering. It’s no secret that NFTs are exploding in popularity right now, so we’re excited to give fans the opportunity to expand their Godzilla collections through the blockchain.”
In May 2020, Topps announced a partnership with the Worldwide Asset eXchange (WAX). Since then, their impressive portfolio on the WAX platform continues to be highly anticipated and sought after. On March 31, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET, Topps Digital will be releasing a new collection of NFTs on WAX that focuses on the legendary universe of Godzilla and the classic films. Fans will be introduced to Godzilla’s origins and the many iconic monsters from the series such as Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidorah and Mechagodzilla. Learn more about how to collect yours here.
Although the value of NFTs lies in the data on the blockchain, the creative and dynamic imagery is what pulls people in. Discover a vast array of colorful characters and exciting scenes from the beloved Godzilla universe. There are over 160+ unique pieces of art in this collection including comic covers, motion cards, original illustrations, Chibi style animations, classic Topps “Rookie cards”, and much more. Collect, buy, sell and trade on the WAX platform and rest assured that each collectible is a unique, one-of-a-kind digital asset that is certified, authentic and unchangeable through the WAX Blockchain. Each Topps collectible will hold a uniquely minted number ID that can be found on the WAX Blockchain, proving each asset’s authenticity.
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Founded in 1938, The Topps Company, Inc. is the preeminent creator and brand marketer of physical and digital sports cards, entertainment cards and collectibles, and distinctive confectionery products. Topps' leading sports and entertainment products include Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, STAR WARS™, WWE, UFC, Wacky Packages, Garbage Pail Kids, Mars Attacks and other trading cards, sticker album collections and collectibles. Topps’ digital collectibles apps portfolio, which has been a hit with millions of fans around the world, currently includes Topps® BUNT®, TOPPS® KICK®, Star Wars™: Card Trader by Topps®, Topps® WWE SLAM: Card Trader, Topps® NHL SKATE™, The Walking Dead: Card Trader, Marvel Collect! by Topps, and Disney Collect! by Topps. Topps’ confectionery brands include Ring Pop®, Push Pop®, Baby Bottle Pop®, Juicy Drop®, and Bazooka®. Topps was acquired by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and Madison Dearborn Partners in October 2007. For additional information, visit Topps.com, play.toppsapps.com, and Candymania.com.
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Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful live action and animated content including motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, Toho 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, and Toho International, Inc., a U.S. established incorporated company that manages and commercializes Toho’s intellectual property portfolio. To learn more about Toho, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.
Bandai is releasing the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 Burning Clear Version, it appears the be the same figure from 2017. This figure stands 32cm tall (originally was listed at 33cm), it is clear vinyl, and retails for 26,400 yen. It will be available for pre-ordered tomorrow (March 29th) from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2021.
Update: this is/was available from DeAgostini, and X-Plus (Ric site) but has sold out, it is suppose to be available from the Godzilla Store as well.
Medicom is releasing the Bearbrick Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah Godzilla Meltdown Versions, 100%, 400%, and 1000%. The 100% and 400% are being sold as a set, these figures are 7cm, 28cm, and 70cm respectively, the set retails for 15,000 yen and the 1000% for 68,000 yen. Both will be available from Project 1/6 with release scheduled for April 2021.
Godzilla 74 Tiki Mug - Heat Ray Variant
Rising from the waves off the Tokyo coast is pop culture's preeminent prehistoric powerhouse himself, the gargantuan GODZILLA. As tribute to seven decades of sheer reptilian wrath, artists Hector Arce, Mike Bonanno and Tufan Sezer have tiki-fied cinema's most iconic lizard for the first time in history, in homage to the battle-heavy, blood-soaked 1974 fan favorite GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA. Perched upon a Pacific tsunami and ready to annihilate his destructive digital doppelgänger (but just as ready to provide you with radioactive refreshment), the GODZILLA '74 Tiki Mug is a monumental masterwork of dinosaur drinkware fit for a king.
NOTE: These mugs are handmade, making each one unique. Slight variations from images shown may occur.
Capacity: 23 oz
Edition size: 500
Height: 8 1/4"
Material: Stoneware Ceramic