UPDATED w/ Colored photos: Can Final Wars Gigan get any more love?

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gigan2004 30 03With Tamashii announcing their new Final Wars Gigan yesterday, X-Plus could not hold back and released first shots at their upcoming 30cm Final Wars Gigan. Will it be in scale with the 30cm Final Wars Godzilla this time around? Will the Ric Boy version contain his Chainsaw accessories & upgraded head and perhaps light up eyes? Would be cool if his saw chest moved too but yea I'm asking too much... Stay tuned for more to come.

And X-Plus has taken a page from Bandai's book and will be releasing their amazing Godzilla 2003 figure as a ric boy exclusive with light up fins. This is one of my favorite figures and perfectly resembles that Godzilla from Tokyo SOS. Be sure to pick it up if you missed it the first time around.

More photos after the jump.

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Not enough Gigan



He's finally been shown.  Because there are, quite simply, not enough representations of the Final Wars Gigan out there, Tamashii is putting out its own 2004 Gigan.

More details as we get them.  For now, we only have these two images from a recent showing.

We also got another shot of Mothra and Battra in all their glory, so enjoy that!

Source: Toy-World

Attack of the Mutos!


Bandai USA may be in damage-control mode, saying that the leaked product descriptions were not finalized and never meant to be released, but what's done is done.

TFAW listed a few interesting items decribing an "exclusive winged Muto" as well as another pack where you have Godzilla "battle against the Mutos."  We've got another hive kaiju, folks!

 Here are the listings:

Godzilla 2014 Movie Destruction Pack Assortment

Bring the excitement of the all-new Godzilla movie home and fight for humanity as Godzilla, or be the Winged Muto and try to destroy the world! Your epic kaiju battles are sure to crumble cities and bring in the Air Force! Each pack features one (1) figure, one (1) destructible building, and one (1) military aircraft. Exclusive Winged 3.5" Muto Is only available in this assortment. Blister card packaging.

Godzilla 2014 Movie Fighting Action Figure Assortment

Bring the fight home as you control Godzilla in his fight against the Mutos! Choose from 'Tail-Strike' Godzilla with swinging tail manipulated via a chest control, or 'Bite & Thrash' Godzilla, whose devastating upper body attacks are activated through an upper-tail control lever! Open box packaging.

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Bring the excitement of Legendary Pictures' Godzilla home with this deluxe 'Destruction Pack' featuring figures of Godzilla and the exclusive 8-legged Muto measuring 3.5". Set includes two kaiju, plus three (3) destructible buildings & bridge, and five (5) military vehicles. Widnow box packaging.

So, yeah!  I'm betting on a multi-staged Muto, like Legion or Megaguirus.  By the way, all of these have a release date on March 19 and one on the 26th.  So start saving up, folks!  The movie lands on May 16, 2014, but the collecting starts months ahead of time!

X-Plus 30cm Nov'13 releases

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Santa Clause hopes you are on the naughty list this year, as it's going to be an expensive holiday season. The battle of the millenium, Godzilla 2000 (1999) vs Gamera 3 (1999)!  X-Plus has done a fine job with these two new sculpts, both of which are scheduled for a late November release.

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The Ric-boy version of G2k will include a light kit, and Gamera'99 will have interchangeable arms, (amputated arm, and plasma fist).  I believe the Ric Boy version will include the damage on Gamera's chest and shell, while the standard release won't have any injury as well as his normal arm.

Godzilla 2000 appears to have his mouth fixed in a closed position.  While it's nice to have a closed mouth Goji, I personally am a fan of open mouth figures.  X-Plus is also re-releasing their massive Hedorah 30cm figure with a light up kit for his eyes.

Full gallery after the jump.

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His name was Muto


Urban-collector.com briefly posted a preorder for a Godzilla 2014 Movie Deluxe Destruction Pack which carried a description including the name of one of Godzilla's foes, the 8-legged Muto!

Godzilla 2014 Movie Deluxe Destruction Pack Case is an Urban Collector pre-order. Bring the excitement of Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla home with this deluxe ‘Destruction Pack’ featuring figures of Godzilla and the exclusive 8-legged Muto measuring 3.5′. Set includes two kaiju, plus three (3) destructible buildings & bridge, and five (5) military vehicles. Widnow box packaging.


The items have since been pulled after pre-orders were filled.  There's still time, folks.  We'll find them!  Until then, remember Muto!   ...who could also be that spider-thing shown in the 2013 SDCC trailer.  Where is THAT leak?

Other items listed, and mostly removed include...

  • Chibi Figure 2-pack
  • Deluxe Roaring Attack Figures
  • Fighting Action Figure
  • Mini-figures, due in April

Source: Nerd Reactor

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Godzilla 2014 will be a rich experience

The Nerdist released video of Byran Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen from this year's SDCC... why are we waiting so long to release this crap, again?

In it, Cranston discusses how the narrative is character-based with Godzilla in the background.  Godzilla poses the greater threat, while the characters have their own internal threats.  As for the thematic focus, it's about nuclear energy and how it may be foolish to harness that.

Olsen gave us more insight into the film's perspective.  It's less about crane shots of the big guy, and more of the characters' perspective from the ground.

You can check out the full video on YouTube, or download the clip, here.

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Bandai Godzilla Egg Series arrives in March, 2014


BBTS has some scans of Bandai Japan's latest Godzilla toy like, the Godzilla Egg Series.  Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, Gigan, Ghidorah, and Mothra will fold up into egg shapes and transform back into full figures.

The figures arrive in March, and at $14 each, seem rather reasonable.  Otherwise, you can try to find them through the usual sources for 800 to 1,000 yen, each.

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X-Plus Gigantic series coming for your cash

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Well, I give up.  You win, X-Plus.  You win.

XPJ has announced a new figure and scale in their upcoming GMK Godzilla.  This fella is 37.5cm tall and 78cm long.  That's just under 15 by 31 inches!

You might recognize this bad boy from a 2005 resin kit by Kaibutsuya.  That came in at 32,000 yen, or around $330.  This X-Plus piece comes in around the same price, but in already-completed, vinyl glory.

AmiAmi is currently listing this for 10% off at just over $300, so pre-order while you can.  If you want the exclusive version, you'll have to pay 34,650 yen to get the web-only Godzilla dropping heart.

Check out the full gallery, after the jump.

Source: X-Plus Japan

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Godzilla fan-made poster makes us wish it's another leak

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Another leak?!  Not this time.  This image started making the rounds on social media sites as another leaked poster, but it apparently is fan-made.  This comes from fan-poster enthusiast, Cameron "CAMW1N" of DeviantArt.

You can see another one of his pieces to the left.  It's a compilation of art from fan-favorite, CheungChungTat and another poster by TinyButDeadly.

Still, apart from the tag line, I'm all in!

Source: DeviantArt

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Back online and about trailer pulls

We are back up and running!  Despite what you may think, we were not DDOS-ed by Legendary for hosting those leaks.  It was purely coincidental.

As to the trailer leaks, we did indeed host them for a while, but decided to pull them.  We did not do so in response to a threat or request by Legendary, though the idea of one was taken into account, but because these were, indeed, leaks.  Certainly the second one!

I would personally like to host the SDCC teaser, but all of us have agreed to respect the wishes of Legendary and the Godzilla crew.  We will wait for an official trailer to host.  This film is their baby, and they have the right to show it to us when they feel it is not only ready, but when it properly represents the movie they're making.

I know we're all anxious to see a trailer, but please try to be patient.  If you can't, they are still in the cloud, somewhere, but understand that they may not represent what we'll be getting on May 16, 2014.  Please do not ask us where to find these videos or to host them, again, as we will refuse to help you with either.

As a result of this experience and decision, we will also work on a new policy when it comes to leaked content, such as this.  We're open to any suggestions or comments as well, so go ahead and post in the forum if you have anything to add.

Anyway, we're up and running again.  Please let us know if you experience any other issues.

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Legendary Pictures Godzilla SDCC teaser leaked

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Update: We have removed the SDCC teaser and subsequent trailer leaks as a courtesy to Legendary and the Godzilla crew.  We hope to host a trailer they feel represents their vision of the film and is ready to be shown to the wider public, soon.  We will continue to publish this synopsis of the trailer that was previously only shown at SDCC in 2012, and again in 2013.  Stay strong, guys.  We're all crossing our fingers for a trailer by December.

A little more than a year ago Legendary Pictures and Warner Brothers released the now infamous San Diego Comic Con Godzilla teaser trailer to audiences and other attendees at San Diego Comic Con 2012.  Unfortunately, with little more than a brief cell phone picture taken of Godzilla's silhouette the trailer was never made public outside of the convention until now.

14 months after the trailer was first unveiled at San Diego Comic Con, it has finally appeared online.  Much has been said about this teaser trailer over the last year, and in my opinion, it definitely delivers.  The stark images of urban destruction along with a monologued audio excerpt from Robert Oppenheimer, himself, gives the trailer an intensely ominous and foreboding atmosphere.  I really like it.  What follows is a summary of my observations from the trailer and more!

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Hotlinking: it's cool with us!

Anyone that has encountered me on various boards knows my disdain for limiting an open web.  I will rant and rave until the mods threaten me about freedom of access, of information, and on traffic-shaping policies.  Any limits on an open web are generally detrimental, in my mind.

One of those limitations is often imposed by websites, themselves: hotlinking.  Websites will go so far as to disable right-clicking in attempts to prevent it.  After that, they serve up a generic image, shaming you for hotlinking and stealing their bandwidth.

While I can undertand doing this to protect content, I feel the bandwidth issue is no longer a concern.  As long as you credit the source host, I feel pretty cool about it... only, that's a real pain in the butt, so I've done that for you!

Rather than preventing hotlinking, I say, "Go for it!"


On the left, you see the image as it will be displayed on the site.  To the right, you see what happens when you hotlink... we just get the credit.  That's okay, right?  The watermark shouldn't ever be any larger than this.

The only hotlinking that currently doesn't work is for forum attachments.  Due to the way the board handles images, I am unable to implement the system.  The other reason it has been disabled all this time is that rather than the server just handing over the image when it's an attachment, the board software has to run, query the database, and then hand over the file.  So it really would slow us down if that was always allowed.  At least you don't have to register to download attachments, though!

So hotlink away!  I hope you can appreciate why we're doing this.  I and everyone involved with this site would like to see it continue to grow.  So any way we can spread the word without being irritating is on the table.

As usual, let me know if you encounter any bugs or issues... I'm expecting a few.

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