Bluefin has released the first image of the 2014 Godzilla in the SHMA line after several days of teasing. Still not sure when it will land, but I think July, around the time of the Japanese release, is a safe bet.
I think this will certainly top NECA's attempt. Love seeing some color in there! Hit the jump for a gallery of the blurry teaser shots.
Introduction by Hesei: Last week, I proudly announced that GForever founder, Andrew Wong, won the Utimate Godzilla Fan Contest from Warner Brothers, Legendary, and The Nerdist. Well, I finally have his account of the experience, and his apologies for the delay. Public WiFi connection wasn't readily available nor strong, so expect better photos, soon. For now, hit the read more button below to GForever's account of what we've all been dreaming of.
A short message from GForever: Thanks everyone who voted for me and an enormous thank you to WB, Legendary, and nerdist.com for selecting me and providing such a wonderful experience!! Also wanted to thank Gareth and Thomas for taking the time to meet with the 3 winners and I. Finally, want to thank Ben & Carl for organizing the flight & hotel as well as my family for their support.
As Gareth pointed out, this is not only Godzilla's 60th anniversary, but it is also the "rebirth" year of the horse and this movie lives up to that title! This is the Godzilla movie of our times! Now that I am back in Boston with a proper internet connection, my Red Carpet coverage has been updated with new content as well as more photos and now VIDEOS! Godzilla Forever!
Toho Kingdom's Chris Mirjahangir has posted his early review of Godzilla. Let me just say that I haven't read it! I want to be as spoiler-free as possible! I did, however, look at the last paragraph...
In closing, I’d like to say that not only do Godzilla fans have a film to be very proud of, but so do Warner Bros. and Legendary. I’ve followed the developments of this film for close to 10 years from when it was supposed to be a 40 minute IMAX film and to see that it has been turned into a true work of art is truly astonishing and that the directing is that of a master film maker. For a while now, there’s been a phrase that has been used amongst fans: “In Gareth We Trust” That trust has now been earned.
Isn't that a great video?! Our founder, Andrew "GForever" Wong, has been recognized as the Ultimate Godzilla Fan by Warner Bros and Legendary. We are sending letters out to other fansites, retailers, and the UN for official recognition and sponsorship deals... kidding.
So Andrew has everything set and will be on his way to London, this Saturday! He will go to the premiere of Godzilla on Sunday, and get a few (very few) minutes to speak with God Gareth Edwards.
We're working out what to ask Mr. Edwards, now. Personally, I want to know what he orders at McDonald's... or his sandwich of choice.
Congratulations to Andrew and plus one! You lucky little... I tried to go along, too, but Andrew said he didn't feel that way about me.
Andrew will fill you in on his trip and impressions of the film, soon. Have a great time, dude, and safe travels!
Well, I must say that I'm surprised we get word of this before a standard vinyl. Will we even get one at this point?
So we'll be seeing a few new High Grade pieces from Bandai Japan , this August. Only real info I've found on this is that he'll be 100mm from toe to tail tip and the price: 300 yen. So just under four inches and $3.
No word on whether or not these will be manufactured to the quality of old, or if this will be like the 50th Anniversary crap-storm.
SHowbizJunkies has uploaded a WonderCon interview with director, Gareth Edwards. We don't hear anything new, but there is a little more info on how they came up with the final size for Godzilla. We already knew about them wanting G to be both omnipresent and able to hide in the city, but not exacttlt how they came up with it. Though, I guess it wasn't too hard to figure out...
The filmmakers had a model of the city and model of Godzilla in the computer. They scaled Godzilla at varying sizes and had him do his thing in the city. They viewed it from multiple angles at each scale and picked the one that fit best. Pretty cool!
Monster Island News has a very nice article up about bringing the new Godzilla to life. The headline wans of spoilers, but unless you didn't know that Godzilla was attacking San Francisco, you're in the clear. Did I just spoil it for you? Oops...
There's a bit of news that we haven't discussed, like G's new height of 355 feet or how Andy Serkis was consulted for the project. I particularly liked the bit about Godzilla's character being something like "the last samurai."
A lone, ancient warrior that would prefer to not be part of the world if he could, but events force him to resurface.
Give it a read, as it quotes many of the other folks under Edwards's direction that did the heavy lifting in bringing us the biggest Godzilla, ever.