Marusan has announced new lottery figures for their Pop Up Shop in Asakusa, Hedorah Bullmark Style 450 Adult, Hedorah Bullmark Style 450 Crawler, and Mechagodzilla Clear/Mechanical Version. All three glow in the dark, Hedorah adult is 30cm tall, Hedorah crawler is 36cm in length, and Mechagodzilla is 36cm tall, both Hedorahs retail for 22,000 yen and Mechagodzilla is 27,500 yen. The lottery can be entered by emailing Marusan with the subject "POP-UP Asakusa 1/16" and the text "name, address, phone number", deadline is Jan 12th.
Marusan has announced a new lottery figure the MG-2 450 Soft Biomechanical Built-in Version Two. This MG-2 (Mechagodzilla '75) is clear vinyl outside with a "mechanical mechanism" inside and also has a brain head under the regular head, the brain is a different color from the one released as part of the Marusan Toy Festival 2020 Autumn (silver instead of gold), it is 30cm tall and retails for 27,900 yen. As with other lotteries you need to email Marusan with "P-39 Mechagodzilla" written in the subject of the email and name, address, phone number, desired number of purchases in the body, the lottery takes place Dec 20th.
Marusan has announced new lottery figures for their Asakusa New Stage Pop Up Shop at the Asakusa Smile Bar. The figures include Hedorah GID Adult version, Hedorah 450 Crawling version, a set of Hedorah Flying and Tadpole versions, and Marugacha 60mm Monster Encyclopedia set of Adult and Crawling, all in a Bullmark inspired color scheme, there is also a Biollante Lucky Bag in four different colors. Hedorah Adult (and Biollante) are 30 cm tall and is 20,000 yen, Crawling Hedorah is 36cm long and also 20,000 yen. The Flying and Tadpole set are 16cm each and will retail for 5,000 each, and the Encyclopedia figures are 1,000 yen each. All are lottery figures can be entered via the Marusan Instagram page or by email (POP-UP Asakusa 1219 in subject line and the text being your name, address, phone number), winners will be selected on Dec 19th.
We posted about Yuji Kaida's Super Godzilla picture book crowdfunding campaign (which is at 300+%), three reward figures have been revealed samples. The three are the Limited Color Version Mechagodzilla 1974, Limited Color Version Godzilla 1962, and Limited Color Edition Godzilla 1962 Classic all three are made by Marusan and limited to twenty pieces, the two Godzillas are both glow in the dark. If you back the campaign at 25,500 yen you can get the Mechagodzilla or the Godzilla 1962 along with the book, if you back it at 36,500 yen you get the Godzilla 1962 Classic and the book, as we posted previously the book is a behemoth of 240 pages. You can back the campaign here.
Marusan has revealed more figures for their Marusan Toy Festival 2020 Autumn, these appear to be figures that will be available at the festival. These figures include MG-2 450 Soft Bimechanical Built-in Version, Toho Monster Lucky Bag Hedorah & Mothra, Dengeki 7 Series Super Beast Unitang Green Glitter, and Dengeki 7 Series Great Evil Beast Guiron Green Glitter. MG-2 (Mechagodzilla '75) is clear vinyl outside with a "mechanical mechanism " inside and also has a brain head under the regular head, it is 30cm tall and retails for 27,500 yen. The lucky bags feature one random Hedorah and a random unpainted Mothra larva, there are slight differences between the Hedorahs, each lucky bag is 11,000 yen. Unitang and Guiron are both 18cm tall and retail for 8,800 yen. All are limited releases to the event.
Note: all lotteries for these figures were listed on the Marusan Instagram page and had a very short window and have closed as of this post.
Marusan is having their Marusan Toy Festival 2020 Autumn on November 21st and 22nd at the Yokohama Doll Museum, and as usual there's a number of exclusives which are not only from Marusan but other toy companies like US Toys, Bullmark, Amapuro, and Yamanaya. Most are new (or new variants) and a couple were also at Super Festival 84, they include M1 Yuji Nishimura Painted version Marusan Gamera 1995, Marusan Reprint Garamon Clear Pink Hawaii Color Version, US Toys Shampoo Bottle Type Soft Vinyl Series SB Pigmon Clear Molding in Red, Yu-Esu Pocket Mini Soft Vinyl "Bill Box" Series BB Miclas Clear, Yu-Esu Pocket Mini Soft Vinyl "Bill Box" Series BB Gamera & Barugon Set, BB Guiron & Gyaos Set, Yu-Esu Pocket Soft Vinyl Series PB Alien Baltan, PB 2nd Alien Baltan, Amapuro, and Yamanaya King Caesar 1974 Yellow Shadow, "Kaijukyo" Soft Vinyl Series Aboras (Green), Dead King (Green), "Monster Township" Soft Vinyl Series Kupukupu (Phosphorescent 2020), "Monster Township" Soft Vinyl Series Cool Alien (Phosphorescent), Arosa (Pink), "Galaxy Federation" Soft Vinyl Series Mirrorman Early (Gray), Mirrorman Late (Gray)
Ultraman B Type (Gray 2020), Bullmark Monster Series Large Squid Monster Gezora Blue Gray Version, Bullmark Monster Series Curly Alien (Poster Color), Bullmark Monster Series Ultraman Zero (Aurora Color), and Bullmark Monster Series Garamon (Aurora Color). All figures were limited in quantity, and lottery winners will be notified via the Marusan Instagram page, and email. Check out all the figures below.
While most conventions have been canceled due to the pandemic small live events have starting in Japan, now one of the more major cons is back. Super Festival 84 takes place Nov 15th in Tokyo, and as usual there's a bunch of exclusives, including ones from US Toys, Marusan, and Bullmark. The US Toys figures are all Building Box, some regular size some mini, there are four Ultraman figures, Pigmon, Miclas, and two versions of Baltan, and two Gamera sets Gamera and Barugon, and Guiron and Gyaos, all are limited to no more than 20, and retail for up to 7,200 yen. Bullmark has three Ultraman releases Alien Karly, Garamon, Ultraman Zero, and Hedorah, all but Alien Karly are clear colored and stand 22cm tall (Karly is solid colored vinyl and 19cm tall), they retail between 7,000 and 8,500 yen each. The Marusan figures include Biollante 450 in two different colors, Biollante Rose Form 450, Ultraman three blank figure lucky bags, and a Eleking 450 Glow In The Dark, they retail between 15,000 and 27,000 yen.
There is a new crowdfunding campaign for a book by artist Yuji Kaida, Super Godzilla Picture Book. The book is 240 pages of artwork by Kaida and is aiming to be the first published collection of paintings containing all 35 works of the Godzilla series (including the "new" one) in a 240 page book. This limited edition book campaign will run from Nov 10th to Dec 17th, with a target of four million yen (just over $38,000 US), as with many crowdfunding campaigns there are different support levels with rewards including calendars, posters, T-shirts, toys (Marusan), and much more including hand-drawn original drawings. Click here to support the campaign and check out some artwork and reward items below.
Marusan has announced their October 2020 website releases, like their recent lottery figures this are very limited. These releases include Hedorah 350A Neon Color 4 figure set, Ultraman 450 Gray Luminous version, Utom 450 Lucky Bag, and Nitto Guiron Mini/Middle Lucky Bag. The Hedorah set figure is 23cm tall, the set retails for 22,000 yen, and is limited to 10. Ultraman stands 29cm tall, retails for 11,000 yen, and is limited to 15. Utom comes in four colors, is 30cm tall, retails for 17,000 yen, and is limited to 10. Guiron lucky bags come in four colors with two figures standing 10cm (mini) and 12cm (middle) in each, they retail for 5,000 yen, and are limited to 20. All are Japanese only figures.
Medicom and Marusan have announced new lottery figures, from Medicom there is the CCP Burning Godzilla New Color, and Godzilla Vinyl Wars EX MCT Burning Godzilla, and from Marusan there is the Biollante Adult Beast Coloring 1st Edition Silver Eye Version, and Hedorah 450 Phosphorescent + Pink/Blue/Yellow Edition. The Medicoms are 23cm and 24cm tall, and retail for 7,000 yen and 12,000 yen respectively, the lottery will open Oct 24th to Nov 10th on the Medicom Toy Blog. The Marusan figures are approx 30cm tall each, and retail for 27,000 yen (Biollante), and 22,000 yen (Hedorah), both lotteries can be entered by emailing Marusan by writing in the subject line "POP-UP Asakusa 1024" (and figure) and the body text being "name, address, phone number".