SHMA Biollante fun

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With Biollante shipping in Japan, it's time for 2chan users to post some first impressions.  Check out the full gallery after the jump for some informative and obscure photos of Tamashii's recently released S.H. MonsterArts Biollante.

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Godzilla Design Revealed on Amazon / Photoshop?

AMAZON revealRunning Press has listed a book with a Godzilla light and sound figure on Amazon. The place holder image (which has been removed) looks like it was photoshopped from various images. But it does give us another look of the more than likely new Godzilla 2014 design. I personally hope that the final design will look better than this but at least it resembles Godzilla more than G'98 did.

Source: Amazon

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More amazing kaiju art from the IDW Godzilla Comics

godzilla rulers of earth issue 6 cover by kaijusamurai-d6ur6cqMatt and Jeff continues to deliver amazing art in IDW's Godzilla: Rulers of Earth. Be sure to stop by your local comic book store to pick up your copies! 

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #6
Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c)
The stakes have never been higher when an alien onslaught on Las Vegas reveals new weapons for both sides of the conflict! Meanwhile, Lucy has her own problems to deal with as two countries pit monster against monster, with her team caught in the middle.
FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #7

Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c) Who… or what, is Jet Jaguar? The size-changing robot has appeared mysteriously, but is he friend or foe? As the alien attack on earth ramps up, Jet Jaguar holds the balance of power in his hands!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99
Fan favorite Jet Jaguar makes his first appearance!

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #8
Chris Mowry (w) • Matt Frank (a & c) The biggest monster fight to grace the comic book page hits in this climactic issue! Lucy and Woods converge on the site of an epic monster brawl as the aliens launch a last ditch effort to rule the Earth!
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 Don't miss the conclusion to many long-running plot threads in this epic issue! Variant Cover by Jeff Zornow!

Godzilla: Rulers of Earth #9
Chris Mowry (w) • Jeff Zornow (a & c)

Before Godzilla was king, there was another! King Caesar makes his comic book debut in a tale set thousands of years in Earth’s past, in a battle that sets the stage for today’s world of monsters.

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• The fan-favorite series extended for another round of monster madness!
• Variant Cover by Matt Frank!

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Source: Matt Frank & Jeff Zornow @ Deviant

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Articulation for MonsterArts Mothra (UPDATED)

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A magazine page of the new MonsterArts Mothra has surfaced showing the different articulation points of our favorite lepidoptera (science term for moth). You can see the abdomen has articulation points that appear more realistic to the character than what was shown in the film. The legs move and I assume there are articulation with her mandibles, antennae, and mouth. This page doesn't display much of the wing articulation but we've seen those from previous posts.

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UPDATE: Tamashii's web page provides official shots of their new Mothra. More after the jump.

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Lost Trendmasters commercials posted

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Anyone with even a little history with me knows I have a special place in my heart for Trendmasters.  I just love them, especially the unreleased lines like Doom Island, Origins, and the Animated Series.

Well, thanks to another dedicated Trendmasters fan, Jonathan Shyman (Trendmasters on our boards), the commercials for these lines have now been uploaded to YouTube!  Check out the Godzilla Doom Island and Animated Series commercials, below.

Just look at that 90's CG!

Look at that!  You can see the battery pack used on Biollante!  This figure was especially made for the commercial.  The battery pack was to power the extra LEDs used to make her brighter.

These come from a promotional pack given to retailers by Trendmasters reps.  The pack included a DVD with commercials from their latest product lines.  Unfortunately, after the less-than-stellar sales of the 98 movie line, retailers not only skipped on wave two, but the animated figures as well, so they were never released.

It's unclear if the 10" Doom Island figures were ever officially released.  There are some reports of them being sold in American stores, but none of the packaged figures are properly marked and all share the same UPC code.  This, along with statements by former employees, points to these figures being test runs of the manufacturing and packaging process.

You can read more about Trendmasters and Doom Island on our forums, here.

X-Plus Ghidorah, RIC-Boy meaning, and other mysteries solved on Kaijucast

Kaijucast made it out to X-Plus headquarters in Osaka and asked many questions about... everything.  Where's Ghidorah?  Are we getting anything from Godzilla 2014?  What the hell does RIC-Boy mean?

The takeaway I got from all of this?  They wanna do Pacific Rim kaiju!

Source: Kaijucast

Atomic breath in G2014... probably

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I think during Edwards' interview with IGN at SDCC, earlier this year, he all but said Godzilla would have his atomic breath.  The Tristar Zilla film sort of dug itself even deeper by simplying making an omage to the weapon, but it doesn't look like Legendary will make the same mistake.

Thanks to another toy description leak, we seem to have confirmed that the king will have his signature attack in 2014.

Godzilla 2014 Movie Deluxe Attack & Roar Action Figure Asst is an Urban Collector pre-order. With collector-level detailing, this large scale figure brings the new Godzilla to life as he blasts his powerful atomic breath and lets out his iconic roar! Figure measuresapproximately 10' tall, and features authentic sounds and 'atomic breath' action. Openbox packaging.

I was already leaning towards atomic breath being present, so this only reassures me.

So what's your bet?  Blue breath?  Red?  None?

Source: Cosmic Booknews

MonsterArts Moths

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Next in our Sunday SHMA image dump, Mothra and Battra!   Mothra will be a web-only figure in Japan, but Bluefin will be releasing her stateside soon after her initial launch in March.  Battra will make its way over, early next year, in February.

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Battra gallery after the jump.

Source: Toho.Seesaa.net

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SHMA Godzilla 2000 gets an awesome display

More SHMA goodness from Toho Seesaa.  This time, it's photos and a video of the upcoming Godzilla 2000 in the S.H. MonsterArts line from Bandai-Tamashii Nations.  G2k got a holographic display, showing him being hit with missiles in front of a flaming city.  Expect Godzilla 2000, in January of 2014.

Hit the jump for the full gallery.  You can also download the video in 720p, here.

Source: Toho.Seesaa.net

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A few more SHMA Biollante shots...

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Toho.SeeSaa.net recently posted some new SHMA images, and we thought it best to share some!  Full gallery after the jump.

Biollante will ship in December and includes an LED to light up her stomach.  Don't miss out on the biggest piece, yet, in the SHMA Godzilla line!

Source: Toho.SeeSaa.net

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Daimond Select releasing line of Godzilla banks

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Been meaning to post about this for a few days, but better late than never, right?  Diamond Select Toys will be releasing a new line of vinyl bust banks based on the big guy and other kaiju friends and foes.  They're apparently considering full kaiju banks as well.

First in the lineup is fan-favorite, Godzilla 1989.  Bio-goji will be about ten inches tall and set you back about $23... very nice!

Here's the company's description:

Godzilla 1989 Vinyl Bust Bank
A Diamond Select Release! Is he monster, or hero, or both? This 10-inch bank of the city-destroying and alien-fighting lizard called Godzilla is based on his appearance in the 1989 movie Godzilla vs. Biollante! Cast in sturdy vinyl, the bank features a coin slot in his back, as well as an access door in the base.
Sculpted by Gentle Giant Studios!
(Item #DEC131817, SRP: $23)

BBTS currently lists this guy shipping in May of 2014.  Wanna bet there's a Legendary-goji in their lineup, as well?  Skreeonk has a nice write-up and is likely to hear more straight from Diamond, so be sure to keep checking in with them.

Source: Skreeonk!

GForever Exclusive: Free Family Event in Boston (Updated w/ event photos)

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Alert Alert! Godzilla has surfaced in Quincy Bay and is heading towards Canton! Mothra has also been spotted flying over the city. Get Ready to Launch Mecha-Godzilla! 

 

Hi all, just a friendly reminder about the Movie Night featuring the Kiryu movies back to back in Canton, MA tomorrow. (Please PM for details if you are interested in coming). 

Please bring your family and friends to this fun event! Also we don't have free pizza this year so please remember to bring a snack or leave a meal in the fridge that can be heated up in the microwave. 

We will start the first movie at 6pm. The first film is about 1 hour 28 minutes and we will break for a 10 - 15 minute intermission before starting the second film. The direct sequel is about 1 hour and 31 minutes so we should be done around 9:15pm. 

I look forward to seeing all of you tomorrow! 

Cheers! 

Andrew Wong <GForever>

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