Bandai is releasing the Monster Hunter Rathalos Ichiban Figure. This figure features Rathalos in a roaring pose with with a cliff top base, it stands almost eight inches tall, and retails for $55. It can be pre-ordered from multiple retailers with release scheduled for Sept 2021.
MegaHouse is releasing the Art Works Monsters Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters Red-Eyes Black Dragon, based on a character from Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters. Yu-Gi-Oh! is a manga series that lead to an anime series, a trading card game, numerous video games, and more, while it is usually aimed a a younger crowd this figure makes it clear serious adult collectors can get into it too. This vinyl figure has incredible detail, stands 32.5cm tall (nearly 13 inches), it features wings that are semi-transparent and vary from black to red based on lighting, it retails for 18,700 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from Bandai, MegaHouse, and other select retailers, with release scheduled for June 2021.
Bandai is releasing a set of figures based on monsters from the show Thunderbirds, a show the used puppets for the main characters, with scale models for scenery and more, there was also a comic strip based on the show as well. This set features two monsters from the Thunderbirds the Space Monster and the Lake Monster, the Space Monster is a full figure while the Lake Monster gives the appearance of coming out of the lake from a detailed base. They are 23cm tall and 47cm in length (Space), and 33cm tall , respectively, and the set retails for 39,600 yen, they can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for March 2021.
Bandai is releasing the HP Lovecraft Cthulhu Gashapon figure, based on an original drawing of the creature by Lovecraft himself. This figure comes with a base (for sitting pose), sitting and standing legs, raised and lowered arms, and open and closed wings. This figure retails for 8,470 yen, can be pre-ordered from Bandai, with release scheduled for Jan 2021.
Bandai/Tamashii has announced their second S.H. MonsterArts Monster Hunter figure Rathalos with pics and info as well as updated info on Nargacuga. Both are general releases (pre-orders should start soon), check out the info and pics below.
S.H. MonsterArts Rathalos
Price: 12,000 yen
S.H. MonsterArts Nargacuga
Price: 7,500 yen
Tamashii/Bandai have revealed the first Monster Hunter S.H. MonsterArts figure, Nargacuga. The figure is based on a character from Monster Hunter World: Ice Bone, per a previous announcement it should be up for pre-order on March 21, 2020, more details as we get them.
The Japanese anime character Shin-chan (a 5 year old that acts like an adult) has his favorite toys one being Kaiju Shimadashi(?) a Godzilla like monster who's tail went missing Shin-chan decided to replace it with another toy's butt, yes you read that right. Now Bandai is releasing the toy in vinyl form, and it comes with a removable butt. It stands 16.5cm tall and will retail for 2,400 yen, it can be pre-ordered now from Bandai with release scheduled for Sept 2019.
Banpresto is releasing Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom lottery prize items including glasses, small dishes, hand towels, and a Blue figure. Blue is 45cm in length, the glasses come in 6 types and 8.5cm tall, the plates come in 6 types and are 10cm, and the hand towels come in 6 types and are 25cm in size. Blue is also available as a second chance prize as well. These will retail for 620 yen, will be released July 13 2018, and will be available through movie theaters, bookstores, hobby shops in Japan.
Bandai is releasing the Ultimate Luminous Toei Classic Giant Robo Set, it features Giant Robo and GR2. Giant Robo features light up eyes (GR2 does not light up but appears to have different color eyes effect/parts?), Giant Robo stands 12.9cm, GR2 stands 14.5cm. It retails for 6,580 yen (approx $62 US), it can be pre-ordered from the Bandai Premium site with release scheduled for July 2018.