Wizards of the Coast Brings the King of the Monsters to Magic: The Gathering with Godzilla Series Monsters
Godzilla, Mothra, King Caesar, and more of TOHO’s iconic monsters will appear in the upcoming Magic: The Gathering premier card set.
RENTON, WA—The King of the Monsters makes his debut in Magic: The Gathering! Wizards of the Coast, in a groundbreaking collaboration with TOHO CO., LTD, is proud to announce that the iconic monsters from the Godzilla franchise are coming to Magic: The Gathering. The Godzilla Series Monster cards are a special feature of the upcoming premier card set, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.
“Magic: The Gathering’s rich and engaging multiverse offers such unique opportunities to explore new worlds like Ikoria, filled with incredible monsters that are larger than life,” said Kyoko Yoshida, Sr Manager, Japan Sales and Marketing, Wizards of the Coast. “Collaborating with TOHO CO., LTD to bring the Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghidorah and more onto the same world to battle with Magic’s Planeswalkers and new creatures for a first-of-its-kind collaboration is an extraordinary experience that we can’t wait for players to enjoy.”
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths is the spring 2020 premier card set for Magic: The Gathering and introduces players to a brand new world full of incredible monsters and the humans that bond with them. The set introduces players to Lukka, a proud member of the Coppercoats, the military unit that protects the city of Drannith from Ikoria’s savage monsters. Lukka’s world is forever changed when he forms a mystical connection with a ferocious, winged cat. Such bonds are treasonous in Drannith, forcing Lukka to flee from the very home he was sworn to protect. Now an outcast monster “bonder,” Lukka must survive the wilds of Ikoria with the help of planeswaker Vivien Reid.
Each Godzilla Monster Series card will feature a monster from the pantheon of the Godzilla franchise as a Magic card from Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. There will be a total of 16 Godzilla Series Monster cards available in English, with three more available only in Japanese.
· Anguirus, Armored Killer
· Babygodzilla, Ruin Reborn
· Biollante, Plant Beast Form
· Bio-Quartz Spacegodzilla
· Destoroyah, Perfect Lifeform
· Dorat, the Perfect Pet
· Ghidorah, King of the Cosmos
· Gigan, Cyberclaw Terror
· Godzilla, Doom Inevitable
· Godzilla, King of the Monsters
· Godzilla, Primeval Champion
· King Caesar, Ancient Guardian
· King Caesar, Awoken Titan
· Mothra, Supersonic Queen
· Rodan, Titan of Winged Fury
· Spacegodzilla, Void Invader
· 決戦兵器、メカゴジラ (Crystalline Giant – Japanese only)
· 暗黒破壊獣、バトラ (Dirge Bat – Japanese only)
· モスラの巨大な繭 (Mothra’s Great Cocoon – Japanese only)
Fans will only be able to obtain Godzilla, King of the Monsters (while supplies last) by purchasing a draft booster pack display through a Wizards Play Network store. Each sealed draft booster pack display will contain a random Godzilla Series Monster card. Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Collector Boosters will also contain two random Godzilla Series Monster cards. The Godzilla Series Monster cards will not appear in draft booster packs.
The Godzilla Series Monster cards will also appear in Magic: The Gathering Arena as card styles. Players will receive the card styles as a special bonus when purchasing Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths bundles of six or more booster packs inside the Magic: The Gathering Arena client.
Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths releases April 16, 2020 on Magic: The Gathering Arena, with full retail store worldwide release on May 15, 2020. For more information, see Ikoria.com.
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About TOHO CO., LTD
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television, and theater. Founded in 1932, it 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.
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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GODZILLA Passes GO and Collects $200 Whenever The Kaiju Wants in Its Own MONOPOLY® Game
CARLSBAD, Calif.—February 12, 2020— usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, in collaboration with Toho International, Inc., is excited for the North American launch of GODZILLA tabletop games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®.
From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to stomp through popular culture today. In MONOPOLY®: Godzilla, players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings — such as RODAN on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and MOTHRA on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme — and will pick one of six collectible movers such GODZILLA, MECHAGODZILLA and KING GHIDORAH to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board.
“Since the 1950’s, GODZILLA has spawned a worldwide fan base,” says John M. Davis, The Op’s President and CEO. “Today, with our games, older fans can nostalgically relive childhood memories while introducing their families and younger generations to the world’s most revered monster.”
“Seeing what The Op has done to bring the world of GODZILLA into these classic games has been such an enjoyable experience” says Chris Mowry, Associate Brand Manager for Toho International, Inc. “The way they adapt the brand into these games to make them original and fresh is sure to please fans of all ages.”
MONOPOLY®: Godzilla and JENGA®: Godzilla Extreme Edition will be available throughout North America in specialty stores this Spring, with a $39.99 and $19.99 MSRP, respectively.
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ABOUT THE OP
The Op, also known as usaopoly, is a leading publisher and manufacturer of board games and puzzles for over 25 years! Our diverse portfolio includes award-winning and best-selling titles such as TELESTRATIONS®, BLANK SLATE™, and HARRY POTTER™ HOGWARTS BATTLE™ as well as licensed versions of MONOPOLY®, CLUE®, MUNCHKIN®, TRIVIAL PURSUIT®, CODENAMES, and more. The Op continues to partner with marquee brands and licencors such as Hasbro, Disney, Marvel, Nintendo, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network, FOX, and Nickelodeon. The Op is passionate about bringing family, friends and fans together to create memorable experiences through play! Learn more at www.TheOp.games.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it 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. To learn more, visit: www.toho.co.jp/en/.
JENGA GODZILLA EXTREME EDITION
GODZILLA is on the rampage again! Remove one block at a time from the tower, and then stack it on top, while Godzilla marches toward the tower raising the threat of destruction with every step! The last player to stack a block on the top of the tower without making it fall wins the game!
In Shops: Apr 29, 2020
Bandai is releasing the Battle Spirits Collaboration Starter Pack Toho Monster Total Attack (PB02), the pack includes 40 cards (15 types), a special card (Borosilicate glass), and sleeves to store them (50). This includes many classic monsters from the Toho Godzilla series (listed below in Japanese). The pack can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2019.
ChetArt's Kaiju Baseball imagines an alternate universe in which kaiju creatures from the Godzilla, Gamera, and Ultraman worlds play baseball. The Demon Monster League is comprised of 4 teams with 9 players represented for each: Tokyo Terrors, Matsumoto Mutants, Fuji Fiends and Kyoto Kaijus. This parody mashup of Japanese monster and baseball fun is represented as a collection of baseball trading cards, an 18″ x 24″ poster and a selection of t-shirt designs. Click the here to check out there site and browse there online shop.
Battle Spirits collaboration booster "Toho Monster Decisive Battle" aka Battle Spirits Toho Monsters Great Battle! is a supplementary set in the trading card game. The set included spirit, brave, magic and nexus cards in the color of red, green and white. It will be release on March 7 2015. There are 52 Cards total, with an extra 5 cards which are rare. Case pack is approx $35 US, individual pack approx $2 US.
Confirmed Monsters Thus Far:
GOJIRA (Including various other incarnations)
DESTOROYAH (Adult and Aggregate Form)
SPACEGODZILLA -X Rare Card
MOTHRA 1992 (Adult and Larva) X Rare Card
KING GHIDORAH 1991 -X Rare Card
MECHA KING GHIDORAH
KIRYU -X Rare Card
GIGAN GFW MODIFIED
There are 52 Cards total, with an extra 5 cards which are rare.
Check out the promo video and a few of the cards below.