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    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA has announced that restocks of their Godzilla (2001) Atomic Blast 12” Head-to-Tail Action Figure are rolling out from their warehouse this week and will soon be available from retailers. This version of the beloved monster is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the 2001 movie GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (?????????????? ??????, Gojira, Mosura, Kingughidora: Daikaiju Soshingeki), a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes. The figure stands over 6? tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12? long. It features a removable Atomic Blast effect, all new paint deco, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail. Godzilla – 12? Head-to-Tail Action Figure – Godzilla (2001) Atomic Blast Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42883 Product Dimensions: 6" x 12" SRP: $24.99

    Source: Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Ash S "A great dragon, who fell from the stars. A hydra, whose storms swallowed both men and gods alike." The collectibles company Spiral Studio Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and large, high-res photos of their long-awaited and highly-anticipated Ultimate Masterline Premium Statue: King Ghidorah Deluxe Edition. Equipped with LED light-up functions, King Ghidorah Deluxe Edition is exclusively crafted with remarkable movie-accuracy to depict the iconic scene of the final battle in Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ 2019 Kaiju blockbuster GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS. King Ghidorah, known to Monarch as `Monster Zero`, is an alien life form of unknown origin. Yet ancient civilizations whispered of this evil incarnation through millennia of fear and terror, passing only a myth of the great dragon who fell from the star. Everywhere the three-headed devil travels, he

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA has announced that restocks of their Godzilla (1985) 12” Head-to-Tail Action Figure are rolling out from their warehouse this week and will soon be available from retailers. Based on the creature`s design in RETURN OF GODZILLA (aka GODZILLA 1985), the figure stands over 6? tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12? long. It features incredible detail, including a bendable tail and nearly 30 points of articulation! Godzilla – 12? Head-to-Tail Action Figure – 1985 Godzilla Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42810 UPC: 6-34482-42810-8 Price: $24.99 About NECA, Inc. NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) provides wholesale merchandise based on a wide variety of licenses. They are one of

    Source: Diamond Select Toys Special Thanks to Zach Oat Diamond Select Toys is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win their Godzilla Gallery: Godzilla 1991 Deluxe PVC Figure, the first in a new line of Gallery PVC Dioramas starring Godzilla, his allies and his enemies. Designed by Joe Allard and sculpted by Jorge Santos Souza, the figure depicts Godzilla from his 1991 film, GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (???vs??????, Gojira Tai Kingu Gidora), and measures approximately 10 inches tall. The King of the Monsters can be displayed on his own, or connected with King Ghidorah (coming soon) to form a larger diorama. The suggested retail price is $69.99. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of one (1) Godzilla Gallery: Godzilla 1991 Deluxe PVC Figure. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA continues to celebrate Godzilla, the most famous kaiju in the world, in action figure form with two new classic Toho figures this June. Godzilla – 12? Head to Tail Action Figure – Classic 1989 Godzilla This version of the beloved monster is based on its appearance in the 1989 film, Godzilla vs Biollante. The figure measures 6? tall and 12” long from head to tail and comes with a radioactive blast effect part. It features over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail! Godzilla will come packaged in collector friendly window box packaging with opening flap. Item Number: 42898 Release Date: June 2020 SRP: $24.99 Godzilla – 12? Head to Tail

    Source: Yen Press, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Erik Jansen Yen Press, LLC announced its latest acquisitions today, including a novel adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s The Garden of Words, the Konosuba light novel spinoff Konosuba: An Explosion on this Wonderful World! Bonus Story: We are the Megumin Bandits and five manga series: Last Round Arthurs, Majo Raba Majo Reba, Yoshi no Zuikara: The Frog in the Well Does Not Know the Ocean, ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Department P.S. and Puella Magi Madoka Magica Omnibus Edition. All seven titles will release in August 2020. The Garden of Words Story by Makoto Shinkai From director Makoto Shinkai comes the novel adaptation of his award-winning 2013 film THE GARDEN OF WORDS, a moody drama about two lonely souls who meet in the garden of Shinjuku during rainy season and help each other “learn to walk again” in life. From

    Take the plunge into a little town enveloped by the ocean or visit a mystical realm of illustrated books in the land of Adabana Source: AniplexUSA press release Special Thanks to Aiko Makino Aniplex’s newly established visual novel brand, ANIPLEX.EXE, is thrilled to confirm the North American release of its two highly anticipated inaugural projects: ATRI -My Dear Moments-, developed by the creators of The Fruit of Grisaia, Frontwing and Makura; and Adabana Odd Tales, developed by Liar-soft, the makers of Gahkthun of the Golden Lightning and Kindred Spirits on the Roof. ATRI -My Dear Moments-, written by Asuta Konno, one of the authors of If My Heart Had Wings, transports players to the near future in which a sudden and unexplained sea rise has left much of human civilization underwater. After losing his mother and his leg in an accident while he

    Two Iconic Titans to Clash On-Screen and at Retail with Exciting Global Programs Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Chris Mowry and Jacara Jenkins #GodzillavsKong In anticipation of Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures’ feature film GODZILLA VS KONG, rumbling into theaters on November 20, 2020, Legendary and Toho Co. Ltd. announced an exciting slate of licensees that will deliver a diverse offering of merchandise and experiences to fans timed to the release of the blockbuster film. International toy titan Playmates has been named master toy partner with forthcoming products themed to GODZILLA VS KONG, as well as additional product lines featuring Legendary’s Monsterverse and Classic Toho Monsters. Film partnerships also include: leading global manufacturer of licensed apparel and accessories, Bioworld; the preeminent designer and manufacturer of costumes, Rubies; leading pop culture consumer product company Funko; interactive live-action adventure escape room

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Shadie Williams usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, has partnered with Toho International to produce two new exciting Godzilla games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®. From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to stomp through popular culture today. In MONOPOLY®: Godzilla, players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings -- such as RODAN on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and MOTHRA on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme -- and will pick one of six collectible movers such GODZILLA, MECHAGODZILLA and KING GHIDORAH to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board. “Since the 1950’s, GODZILLA has spawned a worldwide fan base,” says John M. Davis,

    If you live in the west, there was a time in the early to mid-90s where anime was unknown to the majority of the population. Seen as a new take on a classic, this mythical form of entertainment from the east quickly took the likes of the US and UK by storm, rapidly becoming a favorite for people of all ages. What used to be just seen in animation started to bleed out into so many other facets of entertainment and general life. In no small part, this popularity is owed to Dragon Ball, its sequels, and the many additions this property brought to the world. With the Tokyo Olympics just around the corner, Son Goku is poised to be an official figurehead for the world to see. But how did this humble show reach this level, and what have been his biggest leaps in becoming one

    Source: VIZ Media, MediaLab press releases Special Thanks to Jane Lui and Erik Jansen 43 years after STAR WARS hit theaters, the legendary space saga unfolds in the galaxy of manga thanks to the latest story in the Skywalker saga. Packing in all the adventure that fans would expect from Star Wars, publishing and entertainment juggernaut VIZ Media, in collaboration with Lucasfilm, presents Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga. Encounters with the elusive Jedi Luke Skywalker have mystified many in a galaxy far, far away. A cadre of renowned Japanese manga artists, Akira Himekawa, Haruichi, Subaru, Akira Fukaya, and Takashi Kisaki, brilliantly capture and bring him to life in this literary piece. STAR WARS and manga fans alike will delight in the storytelling and humor narrated in Star Wars: The Legends of Luke Skywalker: The Manga inspired by Nebula, Hugo, and World Fantasy

    Source: Surreal Entertainment Special Thanks to Carrie Meyer and Alex Gomez Surreal Entertainment is offering SciFi Japan readers a chance to win a GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS Battle Scene fleece blanket. Measuring 60 x 45 inches, the blanket depicts Godzilla, Rodan and Mothra as seen in the 2019 film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures. The blanket can also be purchased from retailers or ordered directly from Surreal at shopnerdcode.com/?s=godzilla. The suggested retail price is $29.99. OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES and INFORMATION Prize: A. There are two (2) prizes, each consisting of one (1) GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS fleece blanket. B. The prizes will be shipped to the contest winners so entrants must include a valid mailing address. This contest is only open to participants in the United States and Canada. C. In the event that a winner chooses not

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Summer Mullins and Peter de Leon NECA is thrilled to present another figure from the new GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS movie! Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie, this "Atomic Meltdown" version of Godzilla features burning paint deco and is fully poseable, with over 25 points of articulation. The figure measures 8 inches tall and 12 inches long from head to tail. Window box packaging with opening flap. The Godzilla V3 (2019) figure is a Target exclusive in the U.S. and a general release internationally. Manufacturer: NECA UPC: 634482428917 Price: $23.99 About

    Source: NECA Special Thanks to Summer Mullins NECA has announced a new variant of their Mothra (2019) 12” Wing-to-Wing Action Figure from GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS, featuring blue-green coloration based on the monster’s appearance on its character poster for the movie. This 7" scale Mothra figure features articulated wings and includes a themed display base with support rod for simulated in-air poses. The figure measures approximately 12 inches in wingspan and comes in window box packaging with opening flap. Manufacturer: NECA Item Number: 42897 Release Date: May 2020 Price: $24.99 About NECA, Inc. NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) provides wholesale merchandise based on a wide variety of licenses. They are one of

    Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Chris Robins Godzilla officially kicked off the 65th anniversary earlier this month, but if you ask him about retirement, you’re likely to get blasted with radioactive flames -- because Godzilla is having having busiest year ever. After making a historic debut at San Diego Comic Con this year, Toho Studios has partnered with Kidrobot to introduce an atomic-sized Godzilla capsule that celebrates the King of the Monsters 65th year on our planet. The atomic-sized Godzilla capsule includes two 8-inch art figures, one plush, one flat-billed hat, a bomber jacket, and a festive Godzilla City-Destroyer holiday sweater, all in celebration of the iconic monster’s 65th birthday. Purchase items at kidrobot.com/collections/godzilla. MechaGodzilla 8" Art Figure by Kidrobot - Battle Ready Edition $75.00 Kidrobot and Godzilla have teamed up to introduce this MechaGodzilla 8"

    Source: NECA press release Special Thanks to Peter de Leon NECA is reissuing their 2001 Godzilla (Atomic Blast) 12” Head-to-Tail Figure in new packaging. This version of the beloved monster is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the 2001 movie GODZILLA, MOTHRA, AND KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (?????????????? ??????, Gojira, Mosura, Kingughidora: Daikaiju Soshingeki), a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes. The figure stands over 6? tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12? long. It features a removable Atomic Blast effect, all new paint deco, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail. Manufacturer: NECA Product Dimensions: 6" x 12" Release Date: November 2019 SRP: $24.99 About NECA, Inc. NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) provides wholesale merchandise based on a wide variety of

    Painting and Branded Merch Will be Part of Godzilla’s Booth at ComplexCon in Long Beach, Nov 2 - 3 Source: Toho Co., Ltd. press release Official Site: godzilla.com Special Thanks to Chris Robins Godzilla, The King of the Monsters, bursts forth from the elements in a new painting from Japanese artist Takashi Murakami to celebrate Godzilla’s 65th Anniversary. The original painting will be seen for the first time at ComplexCon this weekend in Long Beach, November 2 – 3. The 11ft high painting will be on display at the Godzilla booth (E23) along with exclusive Godzilla merchandise including some lines featuring Murakami’s Godzilla artwork. “We’re honored that an artist as iconic as Takashi Murakami has created artwork that so beautifully captures the essence of Godzilla,” said Keiji Ota, CGO (Chief Godzilla Officer) at Toho. “We’re celebrating Godzilla’s 65th anniversary starting on November 3rd and continuing throughout

    If you`re a die-hard anime fan who is constantly looking for the next fix, the video game industry has you covered. The past year has seen the release of some of the best anime games we`ve seen in years, consisting of original titles as well as ones based on the most popular anime franchises in the world. If you want to know what anime video games you need in your collection in 2019, read on to find out. Closers This absolutely insane action game is another free-to-play episodic title from anime legends En Masse Gaming. If you`re a fan of constant button mashing and a beautifully-drawn in-game world, this is the one for you. You play one of a group of teenagers with psychic powers known as the Black Lambs, and your mission is to defend Tokyo from a sinister army of monster aliens. You can

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and daikaiju-sized photos of their upcoming DefoReal Series figures based on the first Godzilla sequel, GODZILLA RAIDS AGAIN (??????, Gojira no Gyakush?, 1955). The DefoReal Series combines the cute “super deformed” look with more realistic features to create an ultra-unique design, and these palm-sized figures capture all the details of the monster designs from the movie. DefoReal Series: Godzilla (1955) / ?????? ???(1955) Manufacturer: PLEX Corporation Product Size: Height Approximately 13cm (5.1 Inches), Length Approximately 13cm Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figures Release Date: January 2020 Price: ¥6,600 (Approximately $60.93 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Godzilla The General Distribution version of Godzilla features a

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