Ifukube and Godzilla: A Musical Celebration Kickstarter

Sometimes we get you the news, early.  Sometimes, we're late.  We will not discuss HOW late.  Let's just leave it at late.

This one is a bit late.  You know that Ifukube fella?  That guy that made the music that want to keep on repeat all the time?  Yeah!  Let's all back a concert dedicated to his music!

With only nine days and $6,500 to go, we might just be able to put on a concert in time for this great man's 100th birthday and Godzilla's 60th!  I can remember being dragged to the orchestra over and over on field trips as a kid.  I always hoped they would play some Godzilla music.  Time and time, again, it was a Star Wars finale.  Well, let's try and change that for a few lucky individuals.  Let's all pitch in and put on the concert we've always wanted!

Please pledge, today!

Source: Kickstarter

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Godzilla figure sale on ToysRUs.com

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For today, only, ToysRUs.com is selling Godzilla figures at 40% off when you buy another figure.  This includes some of the new figures, as well.

Only the Destruction City and Atomic Roar are available for shipping, but if you can pick up in the store, the Smash and Tail Strikes are also options.  Of course, they also have a few other Bandai Creation vinyls if you've somehow missed all of those, too!

Source: ToysRUs.com

Godzilla Awakening

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On May 7, Legendary Comics will release an 80-page graphic novel depicting the events of Godzilla's awakening, decades before his reappearance in Gareth Edwards's upcoming film.

'In 1954, we awakened something...'

 

To pave the way for Godzilla's return to the big screen, Legendary Comics proudly presents the official graphic novel Godzilla: Awakening. Today, we are excited to reveal the King of the Monsters in all his glory, as we unveil the cover featuring exclusive artwork by acclaimed Godzilla artist Arthur Adams.

 

This 80-page story, set decades before the film, is co-written by Max Borenstein (screenwriter of the new Godzilla) and Greg Borenstein.

 

Godzilla: Awakening hits comic book stores May 7, 2014…
pre-order your copy today!

The hardcover will run you $15.47 as of posting, while the Kindle edition is $9.99.

Source: Legendary

New Toy Vault Godzilla plush

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Toy Vault will be releasing a new Godzilla plush for this summer's rebirth.  And you all thought they'd forgotten about that line!  Ha!

Standing 100 meters tall, weighing 60,000 metric tons, GODZILLA is nothing less than the mightiest beast on the planet! Able to spit a stream of pure radiation, heal nearly any wound, and generate a shockwave of raw nuclear energy from his body, GODZILLA’S powers make him nearly unstoppable. However, the greatest weapon in the mighty creature's arsenal is his fighting spirit - when attached or confronted, GODZILLA will not flee, he will not turn, and he will not be deterred until the opposing force is utterly obliterated!

The new plush is 15" tall and ships in May.  BBTS is taking preorders, now, at $44.99.

NECA's Fall Pacific Rim offerings

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Pacific Rim may be almost a year behind us, but we still salivate over new releases from NECA.  Despite the fact that the figures often break, fail to stand, or have terrible articulation, even I still pick up the latest pieces.

First up, on the heals of the deluxe (new scale because screw consistency) Knifehead and Trespasser we just got, NECA brings us Scunner - the next kaiju to fall off your shelf in the middle of the night!

Following the success of the recently released deluxe Trespasser and Knifehead v.2 comes the next HUGE and highly requested Kaiju, Scunner!

 

From the epic Pacific Rim movie, Scunner is the largest of the Category IV Kaiju. Its appearance and behavior are akin to that of a bull. Broad and stocky, the two curved horns jutting out of its head act as battering rams against armored opponents like the Jaegers.

 

Scunner has four arms that are all poseable, along with a bendable tail and tons of detail and additional articulation.

Is Otachi not highly requested?  We have two versions, built in!  Wings and no-wings!  Do I sound bitter at this point?  Pretty sure I am...

Scunner arrives in August.

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Next is an 18" Cherno Alpha.  Cherno is expected in September.

The second Jaeger to receive the 18? deluxe treatment, the massive mech Cherno Alpha features even more detail than its 7? counterpart. Created directly from the digital files used by ILM in the making of Pacific Rim, and then further detailed by our top sculptors and fabricators, Cherno looks just like it did on screen.

 

Loaded with detail, realistic weathering, over 20 points of articulation and LED lights in the head to re-create the effects seen in the movie. It even features sliding fists! This figure is massive and can now join the fight to save humanity alongside 18? Gipsy Danger.

Both Scunner and the 18" Cherno can be preordered from BBTS, now.  Cherno for $99.99 and Scunner for $24.99.

The latest series three NECA figures are also still available at BBTS and on NECA's eBay store.

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Twitter Tease: King of the Monsters

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Been a little while since we had one of these, huh?

Source: Twitter & Facebook

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New Godzilla'14 Poster, King Ghidorah bank, and spoilers!

1891307 731561133540960 1409029664 oAnother poster has been released showing a tail of destruction. Pretty much the same as the second poster but in a fiery city. Anyone interested in spoilers, check out IGN's article and video. Also a new photo of the futurian King Ghidorah bank is now available. Who else is pumped this summer!? 1146470 843772122306379 1303489853 n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Official Godzilla Facebook page
The Godzilla Collectors Group (Facebook Page)

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Godzilla 2014 Trailer# 3

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The new, international Godzilla trailer is out, and it came without warning!

A few new scenes which I took a few screencaps of my favorite new shots. The school bus shot is my favorite followed by Muto flying down and Godzilla appearing in a devastated San Francisco Chinatown at the film's climax. Enjoy! 

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Source: CBM Trailers

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Art of Destruction Book & Godzilla Smash3 mobile game revealed! Lots of Classics on Bluray!

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godzilla-art-of-destruction-official-coverAs we draw closer to the release date, more Godzilla goodies are surfacing! The official cover of the book, Godzilla: Art of Destruction. A new mobile game called Godzilla: Smash3 will be coming out in May. Everyone is asking where is 1 and 2 but not to be confused, it is not a sequel to any previous games. It is a puzzle game that requires you to match 3 of a kind. I assume it's a candy crush type of game. More info to come. kraken15

This summer will be a blast for seeing the classic Toho films remastered in high def on blueray. There are a number of titles released. The bulk of the Heisei and Millenium films will be released by Sony (Godzilla Vs. King Ghidorah, Godzilla Vs. Mothra'92, Godzilla Vs. Mecha-Godzilla'93, Godzilla Vs. Space Godzilla, Godzilla Vs. Destoroyah, Godzilla X Megaguirus, Godzilla: Tokyo SOS, and Godzilla: Final Wars) while Kraken takes on 3 Showa classics (Godzilla vs The Sea Monster, Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster, and Godzilla vs Gigan), and Media Blasters with two super classics (Destroy All Monsters and Godzilla vs. Megalon)! Universal Studios Home Entertainment is also releasing the King Kong titles (King Kong vs. Godzilla, and King Kong Escapes). 

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More 2014 toy photos

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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.

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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!

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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.

G'54 and Gareth Edwards stomping SXSW, tonight

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Take a look at that!  This poster was produced by Phantom City Creative for tonight's showing of the original, Japanese Godzilla at SXSW in Austin, tonight!  ...There was a lot of info in that last sentence.  Phantom City is the same crew that put together the SDCC poster we got, last summer.

The event will be hosted by the man we've pinned all our hopes on, Gareth Edwards!  Since his new film stives to reflect the original, 1954 classic, it's only fitting he be at the Ritz Alamo Theater, tonight at 9:30 to preside over such a hallowed viewing.  Cross your fingers for some tidbits from a Q&A.

Source: Yahoo Movies via Flicks and Bits

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