MTV (click HERE for more images and info!) began the great unveiling at 12am this morning, in keeping the level of excitement that has come before, no doubt. (I swear I'll stop the sarcasm now. It's really more unfortunate than anything.) MTV writes:
"The enormous, articulated figure (12 points total) stands 24" high (measured diagonally), and is 43" long. In addition, his tail swings back and forth, his mouth opens and close"
Of course JAKKS is proud as hell of their newest, biggest figure EVERRRR (until their life sized Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comes out)...
"This new version of GODZILLA is an epic rebirth of the iconic Toho property that transcends the disaster movie genre. The monster himself is a symbol that has remained an indelible part of pop culture for the last 60 years," stated Emily Castel, Legendary's Chief Marketing Officer. "We can't wait for the fans to get their hands on the line of products that JAKKS and Warner Bros. have created that embody the experience of Godzilla, King of the Monsters."
“We are excited to partner with Warner Bros. Consumer Products once again to bring this world-renowned iconic figure to life in our Big Figures line. We have extensive experience in the creation and marketing of large scale figures based on powerhouse film franchises and we expect this new line of even bigger figures to make a true contribution to the Godzilla legacy,” said Jack McGrath, Chief Operating Officer, JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
“As we gear up for the highly anticipated release of the epic feature Godzilla, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, WBCP is thrilled to partner with JAKKS Pacific on a larger than life figurine that will truly do justice to the ‘King of Monsters,’” said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.
Not to be outdone, NECA steps up to the plate to bring out the showstopper for die hard collectors seeking a bit more detail in their giant rampaging monsters. Thus far, NECA have the following on deck for the modern incarnation of Godzilla...
Godzilla – 12″ Head To Tail Action Figure – Modern Series 1
This 6″ tall figure is highly detailed and fully articulated, and 12” long from head to tail! Over 25 points of articulation and a bendable tail.
Godzilla – 24″ Head To Tail Action Figure – Modern Godzilla
From one of the most anticipated movie releases this year, the relaunch of the classic Godzilla franchise. This 12″ tall figure is highly detailed and fully articulated, and 24” long from head to tail! Over 25 points of articulation, bendable tail, and sound effects.
Images are said to come from http://www.tohokingdom.com/ though I can't seem to find them there.
NECA also have classic Godzilla toys coming for those of you aching to add some killer old school monsters to your collection. Here's a peek...
Now we head over to Bandai who are making all the fun stuff for those of you that want to go pew pew and roaaaar and smash and then get yelled at by your boss because no matter how cool the Godzilla destruction packs are, you shouldn't be playing with them on your desk...at 9am. Bad geek.
Godzilla Chibi Two Pack - Battle Damaged Godzilla and 8 Legged MUTO Monster
Godzilla Chibi Two Pack - Godzilla and Winged MUTO Monster
Godzilla Destruction Pack with Godzilla - Includes: 1 figure, 1 destructible building, 1 military aircraft
Godzilla Destruction Pack with Winged MUTO Monster - Includes: 1 figure, 1 destructible building, 1 military aircraft
Godzilla Deluxe Destruction Pack - Bring the excitement of the movie home and fight for humanity as Godzilla or be the Eight Legged Muto and try to destroy the world. You’re epic battles are sure to crumble the city and bring in the military.
- Exclusive 8 Legged 3.5” Muto is only available in this item
- Included destructible buildings and bridge break apart when struck
Includes: 2 figures, 3 destructible buildings, 5 military vehicles
Godzilla Fighting Figure - Tail Strike Godzilla - Bring the fight home as you become Godzilla and unleash his awesome power with tail smashing excitement or Muto destroying upper body attacks. Tail Strike Godzilla features a swinging tail that is manipulated by a chest control. Package Size: 10”h x 10”w x 4”d
Godzilla Fighting Figure - Smash Strike - Bring the fight home as you become Godzilla and unleash his awesome power with tail smashing excitement or Muto destroying upper body attacks. Bite & Thrash Godzilla’s upper body attacks are activated through an upper tail control. Package Size: 10”h x 10”w x 4”d
Godzilla Deluxe Atomic Roar Figure - With collector level detailing this large scale figure brings Godzilla to life as he blasts his powerful atomic breath and lets out his iconic trademarked roar. Package Size: 12”h x 15”w x 6”d
Diamond Select also have a wide range of Godzilla items coming this year, but so far no word of them tackling the new movie monsters for bust banks or minimates. Here's a sampling of what you WILL see!
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