Bandai/Tamashii has officially announced the S.H. MonsterArts Biollante Special Color Version, a new version of the figure released in 2013. This figure is 19cm to 25cm tall (dependent on pose), it features a two color light up gimmick for the chest, and retails 30,800 yen. It can be pre-ordered from Bandai with release scheduled for Dec 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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Pics have surfaced of the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla '62 figure, a figure that has been rumored to being coming. We can expect the figure to be similar in height and retail cost as other figures, one thing we know, at least based on the pic, is it will come with a breath effect. We will post more info as we get it.
Update: The figure is now up on the Baidai Premium site with all the info and new pics. The figure is 16cm tall, comes with breath effect and stand for effect, and will retail for 9,936 yen. Pre-orders start July 20th on the Tamashii Web Shop with release scheduled for Dec 2018.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla Earth 2018 figure (from the Godzilla Anime sequel). Update: This figure is slightly different from the previous version, it stands 17cm tall and comes with a landing craft (5.5cm in size), his filius (son, 2.5cm tall), and a stand for the craft. It will retail for 11,880 yen, can be pre-ordered from the Bandai Web Shop, and will be released in Oct 2018. This figure will be released by Bluefin is the US for $120 and will be released in Nov 2018.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Kiryu/Mechagodzilla MFS-3 Shinagawa Final Battle Version (2002) figure, this figure represents the final battle in Godzilla X Mechagodzilla 2002. It stands 16cm tall and features Maser blade, rail gun unit, back unit, two types of replacement heads, Absolute Zero effect parts, damage reproduction parts (arm, chest), effect base seat. It will retail for 12,960 yen and can be pre-ordered now from the Tamashii Web Shop with release in August 2018.
Bandai/Tamashii are releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Shin Godzilla 4th Form Frozen Version, this figure appears to be the same sculpt as before but with a new tail (designed by Takayuki Takeya). This figure stands 18cm tall (approx 7 inches) and will retail for 14,040 yen (approx $132 US). It can be pre-ordered now from the Bandai Premium website with release scheduled for July 2018.
Tamashii had announced that for their Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary (Tokyo) they would be making 10 announcements, one of those was a Godzilla one. Well now we know what that announcement is the S.H. MonsterArts Shin Godzilla Kou Kyou Kyouku figure. Like the previous figure in that line this figure features light, sound, and music, it may be the light up part that will stand out. It will apparently feature a color changing effect, changing from red to purple. No other details have been revealed yet and we will update once we get more info, thanks to Dengeki Hobby for this info.
Also announced is that there will be a Tamashii Nations standalone store in Tokyo in Akihabara in May 2019 that will sell various items including limited items (rendering below).
Tamashii has officially revealed their S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2002 figure, the figure was seen in magazine scans previously. This figure is a Yuji Sakai sculpt, stands 15.5cm tall (a little over 6 inches), and will retail for 9,180 yen (approx $83 US). It is scheduled for an April 2018 release, this is a general release that should be available for pre-order starting tomorrow from AmiAmi, Hobby Search, and other retailers.
Tamashii has been hinting of a special announcement pertaining to their 10th Anniversary, now they have give another hint at just what might be coming at the "Akihabara UDX" venue, Shin Godzilla. Tamashii has released an image including ten logos for various characters number one in the image is the Shin Godzilla logo. While they have not given any specifics on the figures the text accompanying it seems to suggest it will be something new.
"TAMASHII NATIONS exhibits new items that can attract you from now on. We will release the deployment after 2018 of human figures, robot figures, monster figures, super alloys and props series, including new characters and new technologies, brand x character's first collaboration etc.
For the "10 major new announcements" scheduled to be revealed at the event's full appearance, the information that will be a hint will be released specially!
We will inform you about the work title related to the new announcement."
The announcement looks to happen on Nov 30th. TAMASHII NATION 2017 happens at Akihabara UDX 2F AKIBA_SQUARE/Bersalle Akihabara 1F/B1F Dec 1 to Dec 3. More info as we get it.
Tamashii looks to be releasing yet another repaint set, the S.H. MonsterArts Spacegodzilla & Little Godzilla. The images come from Twitter (@_Erasu) but look to be legit. There are no details at this point (price, release date) but from the pics Spacegodzilla features slightly different coloring, darker, and a effect for his shoulder crystals, Little Godzilla has a darker color scheme as well.
Update: Official info and pics have been released this set will be able to be pre-ordered starting Sept 15 from the Bandai Premium Shop with release in Feb 2018, it will retail for 14,904 yen (approx $135 US), no word on a US release yet. Both figures are the same size as the previous releases 16.5cm for Spacegodzilla and 9.5cm for Little Godzilla, the new figures have a "dirty" look/coloring from the battle scene, and Spacegodzilla has gravity effect parts.