Dream Rocket has announced three new lottery figures, Dori Location Kaiju Land Kaiju Robot, Monster File Umushi Kaiju Gumose, and Monster File Koi Fish Beast Gilmoth. Each is a unique style, Kaiju Robot is a black and white marble colored vinyl, Gumose is black vinyl with metallic spray, and Gilmoth is clear blue vinyl with gold inside, and highlights outside. Kaiju Robot is 26cm tall and the other two are 22cm tall, and they are 22,000 yen, 10,000 yen, and 11,000 yen respectively. The lottery is from Nov 16th to Nov 18th at noon with release late Nov 2023.
Bandai is releasing the S.H. Figuarts Kaiju No. 8 Character figures, Reno Ichikawa and Mina Ashiro. These figures are 14.5cm and 14cm tall respectively, both include multiple face parts, hands, weapons, and more as well as face parts for Kaiju No. 8, and each retails for 8,250 yen. Both can be pre-ordered from general retailers with release scheduled for May 2024 for Reno, and June 2024 for Mina.
Both Sega and Banpresto have announced Kaiju No. 8 figures, we previously posted the Bandai S.H. Figuarts version as well. Sega is releasing the Kaiju No. 8 Luminasta Kaiju No. 8 Kaiju No. 8 Luminasta Kafka Hibino figures, these are fixed pose figures standing 21cm and 20cm respectively, retail for $24.99 each, and are releasing June 2024. Banpresto is releasing the Kaiju No. 8 Big Size Sofubi figure, also a fixed pose figure, it stands 18cm tall, retails for $29.99 and releases Nov 2023. All can be pre-ordered now from multiple retailers. Also being released by both companies are smaller deformed style figures as well.
From Star Ace Toys. The Star Ace Ymir bust is a meticulously crafted collector's item that pays homage to the iconic creature brought to life by the legendary stop-motion animator Ray Harryhausen. Standing at a height of 9.5" tall, this finely detailed bust captures the essence of Ymir with impressive accuracy and attention to detail. Produced in soft vinyl, the bust is expertly sculpted to ensure a faithful representation of this impressive beast. The neck of the Ymir bust is designed to rotate, allowing you to pose the head in various positions, providing a dynamic and lifelike appearance. Additionally, the lower jaw is articulated, allowing you to open and close it, adding to the bust's display options. The Ymir bust is meticulously painted to capture the creature's original appearance as seen in the classic film. The Star Ace Ymir bust is a stunning tribute to a cinematic legend and a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts of classic movie monsters.
Release date: Jun 26, 2024
Retail price: $158.99
Pre-orderes available from various retailers.
Bandai is releasing the S.H. Figuarts Kaiju No. 8 figure, from the anime of the same name. This figure stands 19cm tall, it comes with three face parts (different expressions), extra hands, extra right leg and right arm parts, and will retail for 5,500 yen. It can be pre-ordered from multiple retailers with release scheduled for April 2024.
Acro has announced the first two figures in the new Kaiju Doom Battle Of The Demon Gods series, Lizard Demon and Turtle Demon (hmmm could these be a hint at a couple of known kaiju). Both vinyl figures are concept designed by David Igo, with figure designs by Paul Komoda, Lizard Demon is 22cm tall, 23cm wide, and 20cm deep, Turtle Demon is 18.5cm tall, 21cm wide, and 17cm deep, Lizard Demon retails for 22,000 yen and Turtle Demon is 14,000 yen, both will be release Feb 2024. They can be pre-ordered now from multiple retails (some with bundles of both) like AmiAmi.
X-Plus is releasing the 1/8 Scale Metropolis Maschinenmensch Launch Version Plastic Model Kit. This kit is based on the film Metropolis, released in 1927, and this model kit is based on the scene where Maschinenmensch is activated as a false Maria, it stands 23cm tall, 18cm deep, and 18cm wide, and it retails for approx. 7,150 yen. It can be pre-ordered from various retailers with release scheduled for Feb 2024.
Mandarake and Toy Art Gallery are releasing two unique kaiju figures, Monster Series Roaring Monster Goras Mandarake Kyoto Store Opening Commemoration Limited Edition, and Poultry Rex Molten Rex Edition. The Mandarake figure is a lottery figure standing 26.5cm tall, has some articulation, and will retail for 27,500 yen. the lottery will run from Oct 1st to Oct 2nd (both days 21:00 Japan time) and it does appear US customers can enter. The Toy Art Gallery figure, designed by Ron English, is a regular sale item, is 20cm tall, and retails for $95, it should be available at Toy Art Gallery retail store and online.
X-Plus is releasing the 1/35 Scale Jurassic Park III Spinosaurus Plastic Model Kit, based on the scene where it attacks Alan Grant and company in the river. The kit is 41cm in length and 19cm tall with base and crane, and it will retail for 6,600 yen. It can be pre-ordered a multiple shops with release scheduled for Dec 2023.
Bandai/Tamashii is releasing the S.H. MonsterArts Tigrex from Monster Hunter Rise. This figure is approx. 30cm in length, it comes with head parts for reproducing angry state, left and right arm parts for reproducing angry state, Achromatic hunter minifigure, andlLeft and right parts for wing deployment, and will retail for 16,500 yen. Pre-orders will start Sept 1 2023 with release scheduled for Jan 2024.