X-Plus has official announced their Toho Maniacs Mysterian Commander figures, revealed at recent conventions. There are two Commanders, Supreme and Intermediate (red/orange, and yellow in color) available each having a slightly different sculpt and color, both are 16cm tall, are tagged figure, and they retail for 7,150 yen each. They can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus and should be available from some other retailers with release scheduled for March 2023.
The Evangelion Store Yahoo! is re-releasing the X-Plus 30cm Series Evangelion Unit 01 “G” Awakening Form Renewal Version. It is unclear if there is any difference from the previous version, the sculpt is the same, colors maybe slightly updated, it stands 38cm tall and is 36cm in width/depth, and it will retail for 35,200 yen (there is a 33,200 yen price that says "opportunity to purchase" as well). It can be pre-ordered now (Japan only it seems, but a proxy may be used), with release scheduled for May 2023.
(Note: it looks like it has a tail stand for balance, and may be up on other sites on Dec 15th (Godzilla Store, Bandai, etc.))
CCP has announced another wave of Midsize Godzilla/Toho figures, they are Hedoroh Burning Version, Godzilla 1954 Suit Image Version, Godzilla Millennium Heat Radiation Version, Burning Godzilla Clear Pink Version, and Gigan Standard Blue Version. All stand approx. 12cm tall, all are 3,500 yen each, and all can be pre-ordered now from CCP, with release scheduled for July 2023.
Mandarake is celebrating the CoCoo shops 3rd Anniversary with three Hedorah figures. The figures are Hedorah Naozumi Masuko Supervised Version (second Season), and Kicky Hedorah Eita Nagayama Supervision Versions, the first is a unique figure that can be customized by rearranging sections of the figure, it is a clear blue vinyl with a glow in the dark skull and smoke stack, it will retail for 27,500 yen. The second two are the same sculpt but in different colors of Hedorah riding a scooter, the colors are blue and yellow, and green and white these retail for 13,200 yen. They are available via lottery which US fans can participate in, you can enter by including your address, full name, phone number, email address, and desired product name and number by sending a DM to @mandarake.cocoo on Instagram.
BoxLunch has three new Nissin x Godzilla items, a mini backpack, card holder, and t-shirt. The items feature Godzilla having Nissin Cup Noodles, check out the details on each below.
Nissin x Godzilla Cup Noodles Mini Backpack - BoxLunch Exclusive
Enjoy a tasty cup of instant ramen with your favorite kaiju and this fashionable Godzilla-inspired mini backpack! Features the titular monster as he enjoys a Nissin Cup Noodles as the front and allover print graphics, a top handle, adjustable shoulder straps, silver toned hardware, two side pockets, and an enamel name badge.
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Nissan x Godzilla Cardholder - BoxLunch Exclusive
Even Godzilla can't get enough Cup Noodles! The King of Monsters is featured on the front of this cardholder with a kaiju-sized Nissan Cup Noodles, ready to protect your cards from any other monsters. Features five card slots.
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Nissin x Godzilla Cup Noodles Women's T-Shirt
Enjoy a tasty cup of delicious instant ramen with your favorite kaiju and this fashionable tee! Features the titular monster as he sits in a Nissin Cup Noodles above "Godzilla" lettering as the front graphic.
Billiken has announced the Real Model Kit Series Glow In The Dark Sanda Vs. Gaira (Frankenstein's Monster Sanda Vs. Gaira) Kit. This two figure kit is molded in glow in the dark vinyl, the figures are the same sculpt as the previous set, Sanda stands 31cm, Gaira stands 30cm, the set will retail for 19,800 yen for the set. They can be pre-ordered now from Billiken with release scheduled for Dec 2022 to Feb 2023.
Mondo has announced the release of the Matango and Rebirth Of Mothra Vinyl LP's, shown at Designer Con. All are limited to 2,000 copies each, retail for $35 each, and are available on Mondo's website here. Check out the details and images below.
Matango - Original Motion Picture Score LP
"Have you ever been walking in a forest and stopped to try some fruit growing on a tree or bush? You may think twice after MATANGO, a tense psychological horror from Ishirō Honda, director of GODZILLA (1954). Released in Japan in 1963 to immediate controversy over the similarity of the makeup effects to the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, MATANGO is about a group of men and women driven to violence and murder after being shipwrecked, only for them to fall victim to the horrifying mutated monsters that inhabit the island they discover.
Released overseas under the titles ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE and FUNGUS OF TERROR, MATANGO's eerie musical score was composed by Japanese classical composer Sadao Bekku and is as hypnotic and surreal as the film's shocking climactic sequences. Bekku's music takes much of its inspiration from jazz, from the irreverence of a cue for the shipwrecking storm to the haunting trumpet that hails the first sight of the desolate island. Much of the score is about form, colour and texture, and it often offers dissonant patches that wind up the tension between the men and women and snakey woodwinds that highlight the insidious nature of the island's true inhabitants. MATANGO is a masterpiece."
Rebirth of Mothra 2 - Original Motion Picture Score LP
"Earth's greatest defender is back! Join Mothra Leo, the latest legendarily humongous member of the Heterocetera family, as he carries on the legacy in REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II, directed by Kunio Miyoshi with a story by the great GODZILLA creator Tomoyuki Tanaka. An ancient sea monster named Dagahra awakens due to mass ocean pollution and Leo needs to stop it, but it can only do so with a trio of children who discover the ancient sunken civilisation of Nilai-Kanai, who created the monstrous aqua-kaiju. Also in the mix is the Mothra Twins' evil sister Belvera and the adorable little creature Ghogo, who befriends the children and acts as their protector. Returning to score REBIRTH OF MOTHRA II is Toshiyuki Watanabe, who brings back the exciting and lyrical orchestral style he established in the previous film, starting with a thrilling heroic theme for Mothra Leo that encaptures the nobility of the kaiju and his representation of nature. A threatening brass march for Dagahra expresses his vicious might, while a gorgeously ethereal and somewhat melancholic theme represents Princess Yuma and the ancient kingdom of the Nilai-Kanai. But the best is saved for last, a beautifully versatile theme for the creature Ghogo that encapsulates what Mothra as a character is all about: loving and protecting the Earth."
Rebirth Of Mothra 3 - Original Motion Picture Score
"Mothra 3 The trilogy ends! Everyone's favourite Lepidopteran defender of Earth returns for a humongous climactic battle in REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III, this time fighting the Toho universe's greatest villain: King Ghidorah! Directed by Okihiro Yoneda, the picture sees Mothra Leo and the Elias sisters join forces with a young boy after Ghidorah kidnaps hundreds of children so he can siphon off their power. For Mothra to defeat his most ferocious foe, he must travel to the past while all three sisters must make up and join their special daggers together to give Mothra the ultimate power and defeat Ghidorah.
As with the previous two films, scoring REBIRTH OF MOTHRA III is Toshiyuki Watanabe, who once again brings his powerful orchestral style to the series. His music soars with pounding drums and heroic brass as Mothra travels to the Cretaceous period to attack Ghidorah in his younger form before transforming into the beautifully lyrical and ethereal tones of 'Haora Mothra' as the Elias transfer their power to Mothra. Ghidorah himself is given a suitably malevolent motif for low brass, but Watanabe brings back his triumphant Mothra theme in spectacular fashion as our hero is reborn as Armor Mothra, bringing a sensational musical end to the trilogy. Mothra oh Mothra, our guardian angel!"
X-Plus Toho LMS Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2000 Millennium Stationery Examination Model Version Ric Edition
X-Plus is releasing the Toho Large Monsters Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2000 Millennium Stationery Examination Model Version Ric Edition. This figure stands 25cm tall and is 50cm in length, it features light up fins, and will retail for 29,150 yen, It can be pre-ordered from X-Plus with release scheduled for June 2023. This is the same figure as the Godzilla Store version but with the light up. Update, there is a standard version as well without the light up (the fins are a less bright blue color from the Godzilla Store version), it retails for 27,500 yen from general retailers.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the Soul Of Chogokin GX-103 MFS-3 Type 3 Machine Dragon figure. This figure is made of ABS, PVC, and die-cast, it stands 23cm tall, it includes two replacement eye parts, back unit (Type 0 railgun left and right), replacement maser with blade x 2, replacement damage reproduction parts (chest, right arm), Akane Ieshiro mini figure, base/hangar for figure and back unit, various suspension joints, LR41 x 5 (with test battery) for light up features (chest, eyes), and this figure retails for 35,200 yen. Pre-orders will begin Dec 1st at general retailers with release scheduled for May 2023.
Marusan has announced new lottery figures Toho Monsters 350 Lucky Bag Autumn Image Color Versions, Jet Jaguar 450 Light Blue Version, and new mold Gigan 450 Lucky Bag Blank Versions. The coloring on the Toho Monsters includes oranges, browns, greens, and more, and they retail for 12,100 yen. The Jet Jaguar retails for 22,000 yen. The Gigan cover in various colors including GID, and they retail 16,500 yen. All figures are between 20cm to 37cm tall. The lottery can be entered on the Marusan Instagram page or by emailing Marusan with the subject "POP-UP Asakusa 11/26" and your name, address, phone number by Nov 21st.