So, let's get this out of the way from the get go! ToysRUs.com finally has King Caesar and the chibis in... that's a great band name! I need to learn an instrument!
- King Caesar - $12.99
- Chibi SD figure pack of six - $19.99
- Chibi two-pack: Godzilla and Mechagodzilla II - $6.99
- Chibi two-pack: Mothra and Ghidorah - $6.99 (best of the lot, if you ask me)
- Chibi two-pack: Gigan and Destroyah - $6.99
The single Chibi SD figures still aren't listed on the site, but you might find them at your local store for $3.99, each.
But what about that 6.5-inch Little Godzilla or their awesome Tokyo Vinyl Ghidorah? Well, Chris Mirjahangir has a writeup at Toho Kingdom about his great interview with someone at Bandai Creation. When asked about Ghidorah, for example...
The Tokyo Vinyl did not perform as we had hoped so at this point the 2004 Godzilla and Mechagodzilla are all that have been ordered by retailers. Unfortunately that has put King Ghidorah and Minilla on hold indefinitely. Hopefully that will change in the future and we are looking at other ways to distribute this execution, but we do not have any solutions yet.
So disappointing! As to where Little Godzilla is, it's just a matter of what is marketable to the general shopper. They care about the fans, but they do need to be pretty certain about their investments. Maybe we'll get that old Anguirus or Mecha King Ghidorah, one day, yet.
But we can expect things to ramp up sometime next year in anticipation of the new film. They will even have Godzilla on their website! Wow! Don't get crazy, now!
Really, how has this line survived with so little love from its manufacturer?
But it's an interesting interview, and I'd highly recommend reading through it over at TK.
Photo by Eric Gibson
Source: Toho Kingdom