File this one under "things I was supposed to post a week ago." We have more images of the Bandai toy leaks, including the SD figures that show a winged Muto! The Desctruction packs are basically the same as the Destruction City playset, though it looks like the buildings are no longer green (crazy, I know!) and now we can get a winged version of the minimally-detailed Muto.
There's also som super-cute SD figures with a wide-wyed Godzilla and a still sinister Muto... sinister and fat Muto.
The big news, of course, has been the 40" Jakks figure that has been hitting the shelves, early. Of all the figures we've seen so far, this looks to be the best in terms of accuracy. Until NECA's super-detailed attempt arrives... however faulty or weak its joints might be.
Jakks, unlike Bandai, has tried to expand on their figure with a little backstory, instead of stupid tags in every language of every market their in. Does it really save you much to only print one set of packaging? You already cut so many costs in the figures, themselves!
Possibly the last of an ancient species of giant amphibious creatures that evolved at a time when the surface of the earth was over ten times more radioactive than it is today, GODZILLA can convert his radiation stores into a violent, focused exhalation of atomic ray. Rarely seen, but spoken of in ancient Pacific Island myths, 'Gojira' was last spotted in 1954, when the US Navy encountered and attempted to kill him with an atomic blast in the Pacific Ocean. Since then, the giant creature has been living in the deep ocean - until a threat to his survival from an ancient foe forces him to reappear.
Who else is excited? I'm totally behind this history!
Of course, video reviews have already hit YouTube. Just try to contain your excitement and ignore the eBay scalpers. The Jakks Pacific Godzilla and all these Bandai figures will be widely available on the 17th.