Diamond Select Toys SDCC Exclusive Burning Godzilla PVC Statue
Godzilla gets all fired up in this new Gallery Diorama!
Measuring approximately 10 inches tall, this exclusive PVC sculpture depicts Burning Godzilla as he appears in 1995’s Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, rising out of a sea of lava. It features detailed sculpting and paint applications and comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza. Limited to 3,000 pieces. A Diamond Select Toys release!
Limit two per customer.
Estimated availability: Summer 2020
Order from Diamond or your local comic shop.
Diamond is releasing two Godzilla baseball hats and a Mothra t-shirt, the hats are from Bioworld Merchandising, the shirt from Impact Merchandising. The hats are snap-back style with one featuring the Godzilla Japanese logo with a skin texture background and Godzilla 1984/5 image under the bill, the other is an allover print featuring Godzilla, Mothra, Mechagodzilla, Ghidorah, and more with a city as background (it is unclear if it has an image under the bill as well). Price is $24.99, with release scheduled for end of July. The t-shirt is a Previews Exclusive featuring a retro style image of Mothra on a cream/pink colored shirt, it comes in sizes S to XXL, it retails for $18.98 ($20.98 for XXL), and is scheduled for release end of June.
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
Unfortunately Playmates booth was closed to press and pics but they did have an awesome six plus foot tall Godzilla statue per the rep it weighs in at over 900 pounds and came in two parts.
Funko announced their new desktop game Godzilla: Tokyo Clash, a new strategy game. Check out the full details below.
Godzilla: Tokyo Clash Strategy Game
You are Earth's most fearsome Kaiju- Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Megalon-battling for dominance as the most terrifying monster in Japan! Stomp across the vintage Tokyo cityscape, unleash devastating attacks, and throw trains, tanks, and battleships at your enemies. Master each Kaiju's unique battle style to gain dominance before the humans drive the monsters from the city! The game features an impressive 3-D table-presence with large-scale figures, buildings, and a modular gameboard so every game is unique!
Interesting Gameplay Features
Bandai's big Godzilla was a show stopper to rivel Playmate's but Bandai had figures on display. The issue was there wasn't anything new, they did have the S.H. MonsterArts Burning Godzilla 2019 on display as well as a regular Godzilla 2019 and S.H. Figuarts Ultraman figures as well as Chodo Hero's Ultraman figures releasing June.
Monogram had a few reveals, and the one bright spot in the Godzilla Vs. Kong void. Their Series 2 Classic Godzilla bag clips were on display, as well as a placeholder for, you guess it, Godzilla Vs. Kong, there was also a placeholder for Ultraman bag clips. No info on those clips was given as for as characters and release. Also on display was their Cute Godzilla Bank, Classic Godzilla Bank and a Ultraman Bank as well, no release date for that one.
NECA may have had one of the bigger reveals two new Godzilla figures, Godzilla 1989, and Godzilla 2003. Both like all the current releases will have movie poster packaging. See our post with the official pics and info from NECA. Also on display was the soon to be released Mothra poster version. On the Kidrobot side was new Phunny plushes, King Ghidorah and King Kong, of note Kong is not the Monsterverse version and will not come with the banana costume that the early solicits stated. Also on display was the 8 inch Art vinyls, with four versions of Godzilla classic version with translucent fins, one with glow in the dark fins, two gold versions one matte gold, one shiny gold. Also there was the Mechagodzilla battle worn version. Also there was the Bhunny Godzilla figure, a new line that's a cross between the previous figures and a Funko POP, Godzilla is a Loot Crate exclusive there was a Mechagodzilla on the package back but they were not sure if it will also be a Loot Crate exclusive. Each comes with a lucky "paw".
Chronicle Collectibles revealed there new 1/12 scale Jurassic Park/World figures, they included Owen, Ian Malcolm, Dr. Grant, a Raptor, and Blue. These look to be articulated figures with the human characters featuring cloth clothing. No release date on these.
Diamond had a few items all previously announced Godzilla Gallery Rodan 1993, and Godzilla 1993 Dioramas, and the three new Vinimates. Both dioramas look as good as the released Godzilla 1991, also of note they stated that they are finalizing Ghidorah that goes with Godzilla 1991 since it is actual based on the poster from that film and supposed to "wrap" around him. Also probably no Mechagodzilla to go with the 1993s.
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Diamond has announced the official info on this awesome statue check it out below.
Diamond Select Toys Godzilla Gallery 1993 Rodan PVC Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! It's the ultimate team-up! Rodan joins forces with the previously offered Godzilla to form a diorama tribute to 1993's Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II! Sculpted in a pose from the iconic movie poster, Rodan measures approximately 8 inches tall and is cast in high-quality PVC with detailed sculpting and paint applications. Displays by itself or as a pair with the Godzilla 1993 diorama. It comes packaged in a full-color window box. Designed by Joe Allard, sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza.
In Shops: Jul 29, 2020
Check out our review of the Godzilla Gallery Godzilla 1991 Statue here.
Monogram is releasing their second series of Godzilla Classic foam bag clips, the first series included Showa monsters with the second series including Heisei monsters. This series includes Biollante, a Dorat, Mecha King Ghidorah, Battra, Godzilla, Burning Godzilla, Space Godzilla, Moguera, Destoroyah, Little Godzilla, and Mothra (Leo). Check out Diamond's solicit info below.
From Monogram Products. Based on the beloved Godzilla films, these iconic kaiju have been brought to life as foam bag clips! Each clip comes in blind bag packaging so collecting them all is a fun surprise!
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
GODZILLA CLASSIC PVC BANK
From Monogram Products. This detailed recreation of Godzilla makes a great place to stash away your spare change (which you'll need for rebuilding expenses after the King of the Monsters stomps through your neighborhood).
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020 (per Diamond)
(Note this is probably similar to the Diamond full figure banks released a while back)
We at Kaiju Battle like a range of figures for our personal collection, like many other fans, below we have our review of the Diamond Select Toys Godzilla Vinimates and a bonus review of the Godzilla 1974 Bank, special thanks to Diamond for these items.
Recently Diamond Select Toys released their first wave of Godzilla Vinimates figures, Godzilla 1954, Godzilla 1999, and Mechagodzilla 1974. These figures are similar to other Vinimates toys, and to a lesser extent Minimates toys, basic small figures with a slightly boxy look, and they stand four inches tall. The two Godzillas are very similar but are actually different sculpts except for the legs and arms, the only articulation on each is the head and the tail which I was surprised since there are seems on both the arms and legs. Mechagodzilla has only articulation for its head the reason for this is with both Godzillas you have to attach the tail (do to package size), which was not easy even with trying to heat it, Mechagodzilla comes fully assembled, note these are solid hard vinyl figures and despite their size are fairly heavy. The sculpts are pretty good for basic figures and the paint apps were good as well with almost no bleed. These figures are aimed at the younger crowd that collect POP! figures and such but adult collectors will like these too if you're into these type of figures.
After the first wave of Godzilla Vinimates Diamond announced the Halloween Comicfest Vinimates and NYCC exclusive Vinimate, the Comicfest ones are GID Godzilla 1954 and Shadow Mechagodzilla, the NYCC version is GID Mechagodzilla. The Comicfest figures are the same sculpt as the regular versions the difference on Godzilla is GID paint for the eyes, claws on the hand and feet, and his fins (which glow fairly well but need natural light to reach their full brightness), Mechagodzilla features a dark color scheme that is reversed light to dark from the regular figure. Like the regular figures the sculpts and paint apps are good, these are a little more collectible do to them being exclusive for Comicfest. We don't have the NYCC version but it is the same Mechagodzilla sculpt as the others. As we said above these appeal more to the younger crowd but are cool for adult collectors too.
Bonus review, a while back Diamond released a series of Godzilla based banks, two versions were available full figure and bust versions of Godzilla (multiple versions), Jet Jaguar, Rodan, Mechagodzilla, and King Ghidorah. Here we have the Godzilla 1974 full figure bank, these banks are very similar to other larger vinyl figures being hollow inside, they feature a coin slot on the back (Godzilla's is on the right side of his fins), the figure is fully assembled with only the head being removable to get the coins out. The sculpt and paint apps are good but these are not going to get mistaken for X-Plus vinyls anytime soon, but based on their retail being a lot cheaper they are a great poor man's replacement. They are still great figures nonetheless and since the coin slots are on the back most would not even realize they are banks, these can help built out anyone's collection and proudly.
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.)