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.
Star Ace GhostBusters Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Normal Version)/Stay Puft Marshmallow Man (Deluxe Version) 30CM Series Soft Vinyl Statue
Introducing the new iconic 30cm Soft Vinyl Ghostbusters Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man, brought to you by Star Ace. Immerse yourself in the world of Ghostbusters with this meticulously designed collectible that pays homage to the beloved marshmallow menace.
Crafted with utmost attention to detail, this soft vinyl rendition of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man captures the essence of the mischievous and larger-than-life character. His legs, arms and head rotate allowing for multiple poses. The figure features the mixed media elements of the fabric collar and necktie and standing at an impressive 30cm tall this figure is a fun and authentic look at the classic movie monster.
For those seeking the ultimate collector's experience, the deluxe version of the Ghostbusters Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man comes with additional features. Swap out the standard head for an interchangeable angry expression head, capturing the iconic moment when Stay-Puft goes from sweet to furious. The set also includes interchangeable fists, allowing you to recreate different poses and scenes from the Ghostbusters franchise.
Whether you're reliving the classic moments from the original Ghostbusters movie or adding to your extensive collection, the 30cm Soft Vinyl Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from Star Ace is a masterpiece that encapsulates the essence of a pop culture phenomenon. With its remarkable attention to detail, fabric accents, and deluxe features, this collectible figure stands as a timeless tribute to the Ghostbusters universe.
Size: Approx. 30cm tall
Release date: Q4 2023
Retail price: Deluxe $168.99, Standard $153.99
Pre-order from Star Ace and other retailers.
Velociraptor Skeleton Bronze 1:8 Scale
A blockbuster dinosaur echoed the portrayal in Jurassic Park and cemented the celebrity status of Deinonychus.
Fifty million years before the reign of the dinosaurs ended in the age of Tyrannosaurus rex, a smaller, more agile, pack-hunting predator was the most feared animal of its time. The sleek, dynamic, and deadly Deinonychus — famous for appearing as the Raptor alongside T. rex in Jurassic Park — is one of the most popular and well-known dinosaur species, as well as one of the rarest fossils. The name of this dinosaur translates to ‘terrible claw’, in reference to the killing claw on each of the dinosaur’s feet.
You’ve likely encountered Deinonychus in Michael Crichton’s novels Jurassic Park and The Lost World, or the film adaptations directed by Steven Spielberg, albeit under the name of another species: Velociraptor. Crichton was drawn to the dramatic sound of the name, but in reality, Velociraptor was the size of a turkey and its fossil remains have exclusively been found in Mongolia. The Raptor in the book and films was based on the larger, more aggressive Deinonychus from American sedimentary formations.
ILM artist Bitan faithfully recreated the Raptor Skeleton, a truly museum-worthy specimen. Not only are the fossil details meticulously reproduced, each bronze skeleton is hand made by traditional workmanship and with the patina to show the unique fossil patterns.
Ray Harryhausens Minaton 2.0 Polyresin Statue
From Star Ace Toys. The servant of an evil sorceress, the Minaton is a great bronze automaton that exists only to serve the will of its master. Powered by a clockwork heart, this large metal Minotaur has the strength of many men and towers over normal humans. Traditionally sculpted by the artisans of the famed creature shop of Kaibutsuya, this all-new detailed Minaton statue is made from polyresin and stands 11.8" tall. Each piece is hand-painted to look like it has a Bronze finish. The Deluxe version of this statue includes a weapons stand with three extra spears and a detailed display base.
Retail price: Deluxe - $338.99, Standard - $238.99
Release: Feb/Mar 2024.
Pre-order from Star Ace and other retailers.
Ray Harryhausen’s – Cyclops (50cm tall) BUST series
The giant Cyclops is a fearsome monster set to guard the magic lamp that all the adventurers seek. This creature from Ray Harryhausen’s first color feature film was the inspiration for many future filmmakers and the final battle between the Cyclops and the Dragon was one of the most influential scenes in the history of visual effects.
Based on the large-scale filming model used for shooting close-ups, this terrifying beast of a bust has an authentic likeness and is hand painted to bring out the detail. Made of polyresin it stands 50 cm tall from top of the horn and comes on a display base designed to look like the Cyclops’ cave. An informative plaque adorns the base.
Size: 50cm tall, 35cm wide, 35cm deep.
Release date: Q4 2023
Retail price: $574.99
Talos Awakes 30cm Polyresin Statue
This all-new statue depicts the awe-inspiring bronze figure of Talos from one of Ray Harryhausen’s greatest works. Crafted with meticulous detail, the statue captures the essence of Talos awakening from his slumber, ready to unleash his wrath upon anyone who dares to steal his treasure.
Talos crouches on his base, turned to watch the would-be thieves trying to enter his treasure chamber. The statue's sculptor has painstakingly captured every feature, conveying a sense of ancient wisdom and relentless determination.
It serves as a reminder of the ancient tale's power, showcasing Talos as a formidable guardian, awakening from his slumber to protect the riches within the vault.
This all-new statue of Talos measures 30cm tall and is made of polyresin and each one is hand-painted.
Retail Price: $338.99
Release Date: Q4 2023
X-Plus is releasing the 1/8 Scale Vampirella Jose Gonzalez Edition Glow in the Dark Plastic Model Kit. This kit is the same sculpt as the previous version but molded in a glow in the dark pink coloring, it features a skull nameplate base, it stands 23cm tall and retails for 5,499 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from various hobby shops, comic book shops, etc. with release scheduled for Nov 2023.
arktz & DBA is releasing the Dream Rocket Monster Robot Ancient Gold Version figure, a new color version of this original figure. This figure stands 26cm tall and will retail for 19,800 yen. It can be pre-ordered from the arktz & DBA shop starting June 29th with shipping taking place shortly afterwards.
Tweeterhead has officially announced their Gillman Color and Black And White Myths & Monsters figures. Both figures are the same except for color, number, and availability, check out the details and pics below.
Tweeterhead Gillman Color & Black And White Myths & Monsters Figures
Tweeterhead presents the new Gillman Maquette!
It is the very first in our new original “Myths & Monsters” maquette line. This fully sculpted polyresin statue features Gillman emerging from the water in an Amazon-like environment—a predator lurking, ready to strike its prey. Surrounding it are lifelike plant life and creatures, meticulously sculpted and painted with intricate and realistic details, making the beast seem as real as the snakes, turtles, and frogs accompanying it. ,
There will be two versions of the Gillman available for purchase. A fully painted edition(available on Sideshow and directly on Tweeterhead), and a Tweeterhead Exclusive Black and White edition. The black and white edition will ONLY be available from Tweeterhead.com and will be limited to only 100 pieces worldwide. Will will ship the black and white addition internationally as well.
The Gillman Maquette measures approximately 16.5″ tall, 11.25″ wide, and 12.5″ deep when fully assembled. It comes with two unique portraits: one with a more “Classic” look and another with a more fierce, “Modern” appearance, allowing fans to choose their preferred display. Both editions include both portraits.
Add either or both of these epic Gillman versions to your display and begin your Tweeterhead Myths and Monsters collection in style!
Limited: Color TBD, Black And White 100 pieces.
Release date: JAN 2024 - MAR 2024
Pre-order: Color Tweeterhead, Sideshow. Black And White Tweeterhead.