Diamond Select Toys revealed new Godzilla items at Toy Fair 2019, Godzilla PVC statues and Vinimates figures. The statues are Godzilla 1991 and King Ghidorah 1991, both are similar to the bust banks Diamond has released in the past. Both have a water style base, stand approx 10 inches tall, and will retail for $49.99 and are scheduled for release fall 2019. The Vinimates come in three styles Godzilla 1954, Mechagodzilla 1974, and Godzilla 1999 (2000), Godzilla '99 and Mechagodzilla were painted while Godzilla '54 may have not been completely painted yet(?). They stand approx 4 inches tall, and will retail for $9.99 each with release scheduled for fall 2019. Pics via Toyark.
Diamond announce at Toy Fair 2017 that they were reissuing 7 X-Plus figures now we have info on four of these via John/Kaiju Addicts. Godzilla '54 Train Biter, Battra Larva, Mechagodzilla '75, are scheduled for released August 2017 and have a retail price of $180. The Yuji Sakai Godzilla '92 is scheduled for release Sept 2017 and has a retail price of $230. These can be pre-ordered now from Flossie's Collectibles as well as other retailers.
Diamond revealed 6 new X-Plus Godzilla reissue figures, via John from Kaiju Addicts, they include Battra Larva, Gigan (with Ric exclusive parts), MechaGodzilla '75, MechaGodzilla/Kiryu '02, Godzilla '14 Emission Version, and Godzilla '54 Train Biter (without base). Not displayed but also to be reissued will be the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla '92. Release dates and prices were not revealed. More info as we get it.
Premium Japanese Collectibles Brand Marks 10th Anniversary Expanding North American Presence In 2017 With New L.A. Office And Exclusive New Products For Domestic Consumers And Fans
Anaheim, CA, February 14, 2017 – Tamashii Nations, the collector’s toy division of Bandai Japan and its most premium label for ages 15 and up, is expanding its footprint in North America as it prepares to mark its 10th anniversary this Spring.
Since its inception in 2007, Tamashii Nations’ portfolio has grown to include products from top entertainment properties such as Star Wars, Marvel, WWE, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and DC. These new Western licenses compliment the Japanese anime and manga properties contributing to the brand’s meteoric rise in popularity among toy collectors.
“Tamashii Nations is an authentic Japanese brand, however, North America is an important part of our growth strategy,” said Adam Newman, Senior Director of Tamashiii Nations at Bandai. “To facilitate that growth, we’ve opened a Los Angeles office to better understand our U.S. fans and capitalize on the advantages of local access to the entertainment industry, retail partners, and our official distribution partner Bluefin.”
Pioneering technologies like the Digital Color Technology, which prints an exact life-like representation of a character on the portrait of its S.H. Figuarts action figures, have been a key factor in the growing affinity for the Tamashii Nations brand.
“Tamashii Nations is synonymous with quality and as the largest dedicated distributor for Japanese collectibles and imports in North America, we are well positioned to help Tamashii Nations increase its market share and expand their consumer base here in the U.S.,” said John Parker, President of Bluefin.
As the official distributor for Tamashii Nations’ products in the U.S., Bluefin oversees channel distribution to retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million, Toys “R” Us, GameStop, and Hot Topic / BoxLunch. Operations in North America have grown ten-fold since the two companies started their relationship eight years ago.
To celebrate the continued success of the Tamashii Nations brand, an international touring exhibit visiting 10 major cities around the world is making its only U.S. stop in New York City this spring. The Tamashii Nations 10th Anniversary World Tour will take place on Sat. and Sun., April 29-30 at the Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The event, which is free to visit, includes specially curated displays featuring exclusive and never-before-seen Tamashii Nations items, as well as a wide array of products available for retail purchase. More details are available at: https://tamashii.jp/special/tour/.
Bluefin will showcase an extensive collection of new and forthcoming Tamashii Nations releases at Toy Fair New York, taking place February 18-21 at the Jacob K. Javitz Convention Center in New York City. The annual conference and trade show is the industry’s largest gathering. Bluefin will be located in Booth #5331.
According to retail sales data reported by the NPD Group, Tamashii Nations currently holds licenses for 7 of the Top 10 brands in the action figure segment of the $22 billion dollar U.S. toy market.
Diamond Select showed off some upcoming X-Plus Toho 30cm Series reissues, displayed were the 30cm Gigan 1972 and Gigan 2004, along with new unveils of North American reissues for the 30cm Godzilla 1984 (with a closed mouth) the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1989, and Godzilla 2004 figures. No price and release date have been given yet for the Godzilla reissues, both Gigans are currently available for preorder. Also announced but not shown at Toy Fair was NECA's Godzilla 2001 (below, prototype pics were shown by NECA), no word on price or release date for this either and no word if other Godzillas are forth coming. Updated X-Plus photos by Jim Cirronella via Facebook.
NECA will be releasing this as well as an '85 Godzilla from what we hear, of course there will be figures from the new film.
In celebration of the new Godzilla motion picture, we begin to explore the classic decade-spanning franchise, with our first two offerings based on the 1985 and 1994 movie versions of the beloved monster Godzilla.
Classic Series 1 includes a version from Godzilla 1985 (originally titled The Return of Godzilla) and one from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.
Each figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. They feature incredible detail and nearly 30 points of articulation.