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Collecting Monsters => Modern Monster Toys => Topic started by: the_horror_man on December 26, 2013, 09:46:13 PM

Title: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on December 26, 2013, 09:46:13 PM
For those that have not seen it yet. Next month, SH Monster Arts is releasing their new Godzilla 2000 figure. Probably the most highly detailed, articulated Godzilla figure to date. Ironically enough, this figure seems to have many qualities that I have not liked in the past. I like older versions of Godzilla. Do not like purple spikes and am not that big of 6 inch figures. However, this figure pulls these things off incredibly well. I already pre-ordered mine. Normally, I think almost all Godzilla figures are over priced. However, this one seems worth it at the current price of around $75.

Here are some great pics.

thm

http://news.toyark.com/2013/09/03/bluefin-tamashii-nations-bring-sh-monsterarts-godzilla-2000-north-america-101738 (http://news.toyark.com/2013/09/03/bluefin-tamashii-nations-bring-sh-monsterarts-godzilla-2000-north-america-101738)
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Wolfman on December 27, 2013, 09:57:34 AM
Yeah, I only like Godzilla from either 1954 or 1964. These spikes protrude too far out for me.

JP
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on December 27, 2013, 12:20:19 PM
My favorite is the 1962 version. Second might be the 2000, even with the purple spikes..lol.. I like the large spikes, just not the vibrant purple on some versions. Although I wish this figure was larger, if they made a large, articulated figure with this detail, the price would not be $75, it would most likely be around $700.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on December 27, 2013, 12:34:23 PM
A 6 inch figure for $75 plus shipping seems like highway robbery to me. I just got the 18" NECA Gypsy Danger from Pacific Rim which has lights, and my wife said she paid about $80 shipped for him.

I'm hoping we see some 18" scale 2014 Godzilla figures from Neca this year.. THOSE I'll buy.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on December 27, 2013, 01:03:25 PM
A 6 inch figure for $75 plus shipping seems like highway robbery to me. I just got the 18" NECA Gypsy Danger from Pacific Rim which has lights, and my wife said she paid about $80 shipped for him.

I'm hoping we see some 18" scale 2014 Godzilla figures from Neca this year.. THOSE I'll buy.

All Godzilla figures are over priced in my opinion. The $75 for this Godzilla is the cheapest price available. Many places are starting to sell them at $80-$90. I suspect that in 1-2 years, the price will rise, as they all do, to near $100. I had a gift card so I am getting this figure for like $49. Well worth that. Especially for all the articulation.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on December 27, 2013, 02:07:13 PM
Now that we'll have a new movie, maybe we'll se some mass market stuff at reasonable prices. Neca is hitting it out of the park on the licenses they've picked up like Gremlins, Robocop, Avengers and Pacific Rim, and they did pick up the us license for Godzilla 2014.

I'm sure we'll see at least an 18" Godzilla. If he does well, odds are they'll do a lot more, like the Predator license.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: RedKing on December 28, 2013, 10:28:27 PM
Any import figures are always ridiculously expensive! I can't afford those SH Monsterarts figures as nice as they are. I am pretty sure Bandai has the license for the new 2014 Godzilla film, but their figures are usually top notch.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on December 28, 2013, 10:37:15 PM
Bandai has a hand in this figure. The title they are selling it under is "Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. MonsterArts 2000 Millennium Version". Probably the longest name for a Godzilla figure ever. lol I got it now while it can be purchased for $75. However, as  I said earlier, I had a gift card, so it was $49.  ;D

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Hepcat on December 28, 2013, 10:48:25 PM
I like everything about the SH Monster Arts figure but the purple colour of the spikes. Isn't Godzilla supposed to be green?

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Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on December 28, 2013, 10:57:50 PM
I like everything about the SH Monster Arts figure but the purple colour of the spikes. Isn't Godzilla supposed to be green?

 ???

The spikes on the older ones are white and charcoal. On the 2000 version they are purple. I norrmaly don't like it. However, they toned it down quite a bit on this figure.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on December 29, 2013, 08:58:52 AM
I always thought his spikes were bluish white. After the new trailer, I'm stoked for Godzilla 2014!
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: rainwhole on December 29, 2013, 10:04:49 PM
I gotta say, the Monster Arts series is packed with some very impressive figures. However, with that said when I got my first one (regular Godzilla), I was extremely disappointed with the figures size. He was not even 6 inch tall, he was more like 5 and a half. So after him, he became the last of the Godzilla monster arts I ever purchased until King Kong.

King Kong was about the same size, but he was MUCH cheaper. Making him an spectacular purchase for any monster fan. Like another gentleman already pointed out previously in this forum, paying more than 75 bucks on a six inch figure is outrageous. I draw my limit at 50 bucks for that size, but it better be one hell of a figure, which I strongly believe King Kong is.

On the subject of Godzilla, this recently came into my attention:

http://search.toywiz.com/search.php (http://search.toywiz.com/search.php)

Available January (most likely early February). It could only be a placeholder date, but if the Robocop reboot action figures are already out for a movie months away. It seems very reasonable that we could get these that soon. I am also a bit confused about the toys getting produced for the new movie. A few months ago Bandai announced a line for the new movie, and just last week Neca also announced one. Honestly, I would FREAKING LOVE a Neca line to go with the Pacific Rim line. They have rocked my world with the Kaijus and Jaegars from that movie...

PS: 70-90 dollars for a monster arts is not the most expensive. Destroyah sells for around 120, King Ghidorah for around 140, and Biollante for around 220 (freaking insane).

Cheers,
R

Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on December 29, 2013, 10:26:03 PM
I gotta say, the Monster Arts series is packed with some very impressive figures. However, with that said when I got my first one (regular Godzilla), I was extremely disappointed with the figures size. He was not even 6 inch tall, he was more like 5 and a half. So after him, he became the last of the Godzilla monster arts I ever purchased until King Kong.

King Kong was about the same size, but he was MUCH cheaper. Making him an spectacular purchase for any monster fan. Like another gentleman already pointed out previously in this forum, paying more than 75 bucks on a six inch figure is outrageous. I draw my limit at 50 bucks for that size, but it better be one hell of a figure, which I strongly believe King Kong is.

On the subject of Godzilla, this recently came into my attention:

[url]http://search.toywiz.com/search.php[/url] ([url]http://search.toywiz.com/search.php[/url])

Available January (most likely early February). It could only be a placeholder date, but if the Robocop reboot action figures are already out for a movie months away. It seems very reasonable that we could get these that soon. I am also a bit confused about the toys getting produced for the new movie. A few months ago Bandai announced a line for the new movie, and just last week Neca also announced one. Honestly, I would FREAKING LOVE a Neca line to go with the Pacific Rim line. They have rocked my world with the Kaijus and Jaegars from that movie...

PS: 70-90 dollars for a monster arts is not the most expensive. Destroyah sells for around 120, King Ghidorah for around 140, and Biollante for around 220 (freaking insane).

Cheers,
R


Yup, prices are insane on these Godzilla figures. I mean some are like $700 to $1000 dollars. That is crazy. The detail on this Godzilla 2000 figure is like nothing I have seen in a 6 inch articulated figure. Also, the link you posted is a general toywiz link. There was no topic. What was there supposed?

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: rainwhole on December 29, 2013, 10:50:26 PM
Yup, prices are insane on these figures. I mean some are like $700 to $1000 dollars. That is crazy. The detail on this Godzilla 2000 figure is like nothing I have seen in a 6 inch articulated figure. Also, the link you posted is a genera toywiz link. There was no topic. What was there supposed?

thm


Ohh sorry about that! Here is one of the links:

http://www.toywiz.com/tailstrikegodzilla.html (http://www.toywiz.com/tailstrikegodzilla.html)

That's just one out of like 7 different toys getting released late January. They are really cheap so I don't expect the detail Monster Arts figures get (not by a long shot). But it would be nice to see the new godzilla design on a toy. Also, I agree the Godzilla 2000 figure looks fantastic. I actually had it on pre-order for the past several weeks on amazon, but then Neca announced their Pacific Rim series 3 line so I decided to spend my money on that. Neca drives a hard bargain when they offer four great action figures at the same price than just the one monster art :p.

 

 
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: jimm on December 29, 2013, 11:12:50 PM
I'd like to see a 30" figure like the big Vader at TRU O0
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: King Kang Kong on December 31, 2013, 11:15:18 PM
It's not articulated (tail is detachable, not sure if arm pivots), but DST is making a 12" tall full-figure bank of the 1989 Godzilla that should be out this summer. Nose to tip of tail, it's something like 18 inches long. Haven't seen it in person yet, but I hope we'll have it at Toy Fair. The photos look pretty good so far.

(http://www.artasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/GodzillaBank1-590x555.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on January 01, 2014, 10:07:57 AM
It's not articulated (tail is detachable, not sure if arm pivots), but DST is making a 12" tall full-figure bank of the 1989 Godzilla that should be out this summer. Nose to tip of tail, it's something like 18 inches long. Haven't seen it in person yet, but I hope we'll have it at Toy Fair. The photos look pretty good so far.

([url]http://www.artasylum.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/GodzillaBank1-590x555.jpg[/url])



Well, they finally did it. The makers of Godzilla figures realize how expensive their figures are and are now offering banks so you can save money to purchase them. The Godzilla fund.  ;D It is nicely detailed.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on January 01, 2014, 12:52:51 PM
The other vinyl banks they have been releasing have been great. They just did a larger format Stay Puft a month or so ago.

I wonder how much this will run?
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: King Kang Kong on January 04, 2014, 12:38:59 AM
It'll be $35. We'll also have a bust version (about 9" tall) for $23. More affordable than a lot of Godzilla product, if not as poseable.

We've never made any Godzilla product before, so I'm pretty excited about it.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: RedKing on January 04, 2014, 12:57:39 AM
That looks amazing King Kane Kong!! Will DST be making any other Godzilla figures?
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on January 04, 2014, 10:46:19 AM
That looks amazing King Kane Kong!! Will DST be making any other Godzilla figures?

Sold! Make a 24" one for $80, and I'm SO in!
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Mitchellmania on January 09, 2014, 01:18:39 PM
You should see the prices of the 12" Godzilla figures by XPlus! They are beautiful, but $300.00?!! I stick to buying Bandai USA 6" Figutes at TRU for $15.00 each!
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on January 09, 2014, 05:00:07 PM
You should see the prices of the 12" Godzilla figures by XPlus! They are beautiful, but $300.00?!! I stick to buying Bandai USA 6" Figutes at TRU for $15.00 each!

They are getting more than $300 for certain ones now. The average price for the reissue 1962 godzilla is around $350-$400. Also, some of the more detailed ones that I don't believe are X-Plus are now getting $700-$1000. Seems to me that companies charging prices like that are just bringing about their own demise with the american consumer.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: King Kang Kong on January 09, 2014, 10:09:48 PM
That looks amazing King Kane Kong!! Will DST be making any other Godzilla figures?

I don't know that we'll be tackling other eras of Godzilla himself, but I know we want to make other monsters for him to fight!

And if the 12" one sells well, maybe we'll bump him up like we did Mr. Stay-Puft. Not sure what our license allows.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: RedKing on January 15, 2014, 01:29:09 PM
That would be fantastic King Kane Kong! I am planning on picking up 2 of the 12 inch banks already-one to keep as is and the second to repaint like a kit!
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gzilla2000 on January 21, 2014, 10:00:32 PM
I'd like to see a 30" figure like the big Vader at TRU O0


Jakks Pacific makes those 30" figures and has the license to make large scale Godzilla figures for the new movie according to this press release.  It's going to be mind blowing to walk into a store and buy a 2 foot tall Godzilla for around $50. 

http://news.toyark.com/2013/06/18/press-release-bandai-neca-jakks-and-more-sign-on-for-godzilla-90335 (http://news.toyark.com/2013/06/18/press-release-bandai-neca-jakks-and-more-sign-on-for-godzilla-90335)
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: jimm on January 21, 2014, 10:04:20 PM
Costco had the big Vader for 18 bucks!!
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Mord on January 22, 2014, 03:15:30 PM
Jakks Pacific is capable of making a giant Creature in that series. I remember the beautiful Creature they never released back in 2005. Who here could pass up a well-sculpted, giant-sized Creature?
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on January 23, 2014, 09:53:06 AM
Omg, I'm SO going to get the big Jakks, and put led lights in his mouth and fins! We have the big Neca Balrog as well... Maybe they'll just need to be end table lamps.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Wolfman on January 24, 2014, 08:09:10 AM
I already pre-ordered the 1964 version from EE. A bit pricey, but looks awesome.

JP
Title: BIG Jakks Godzilla
Post by: jimm on February 16, 2014, 06:21:46 PM


Quote
    The line of Godzilla products by JAKKS is expected to include an Ultimate Large Scale Godzilla Figure with 12 points of articulation and a length of over 43” – one of the largest toys in Godzilla history. JAKKS Pacific’s licensing agreement with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to manufacture, distribute and market Godzilla toys and products marks a decade long partnership, which also includes recent collaborations for Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Trilogy, properties also brought to life in JAKKS’ Big Figures line.”


New Godzilla looks a bit canine to me. Not bad though.

(http://i1.wp.com/shadowbinders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/godzilla-2014-design.jpg?fit=1024%2C1024)
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: jimm on February 16, 2014, 06:28:26 PM
Neca is going to be doing a 1954 Gojira figure  8)

Quote
GOJIRA 1954: From one of the most anticipated movie releases this year, NECA announces the relaunch of the classic Godzilla franchise. The first 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.

This is the one I want on my desk to play with!
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: RedKing on February 20, 2014, 07:58:54 AM
Yessssssssss! They also previewed a 1994 Godzilla in the same style.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on February 20, 2014, 08:59:11 AM
Pics of 54?
Title: Re: BIG Jakks Godzilla
Post by: Wolfman on February 20, 2014, 10:28:13 AM

New Godzilla looks a bit canine to me. Not bad though.

([url]http://i1.wp.com/shadowbinders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/godzilla-2014-design.jpg?fit=1024%2C1024[/url])
This Godzilla looks stupid to me. I'll stick with the '54 or '64 version when buying any figures.

JP
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on February 20, 2014, 11:00:57 AM
It's not bad. I don't really like the small feet though. I think we need the huge, floppy, bedroom slippers like feet.  ;D

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Wolfman on February 20, 2014, 12:11:34 PM
It's not bad. I don't really like the small feet though. I think we need the huge, floppy, bedroom slippers like feet.  ;D

thm
The mouth too. Kind of looks like a nerdy Godzilla. lol

JP
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on February 20, 2014, 02:54:36 PM
The mouth too. Kind of looks like a nerdy Godzilla. lol

JP

It almost looks like a cross between a dog's snout and an eagle's beak.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: horrorhunter on February 20, 2014, 04:03:36 PM
Looks too canine for me.
Title: Re: BIG Jakks Godzilla
Post by: zombiehorror on February 20, 2014, 04:08:09 PM
([url]http://i1.wp.com/shadowbinders.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/godzilla-2014-design.jpg?fit=1024%2C1024[/url])


"Uhh....duh.....yep, I'ma gonna stomp on Tokeeo!"
Title: Re: BIG Jakks Godzilla
Post by: the_horror_man on February 20, 2014, 04:19:01 PM
"Uhh....duh.....yep, I'ma gonna stomp on Tokeeo!"

lol...I cannot look at this figure the same ever again after this.  ;D

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: jimm on February 20, 2014, 04:51:01 PM
Pics of 54?
I haven't seen any...
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Gareee on February 22, 2014, 08:47:39 PM
Looks like the 24" 2014 Godzilla from Jakks will only be $50!

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=JAK12529&mode=retail&utm_source=retail_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BigBadToyStore-Retail&utm_content= (http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=JAK12529&mode=retail&utm_source=retail_news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BigBadToyStore-Retail&utm_content=)

Wish a pic of this would show up. I'm not taking a chance on a preorder of something when I have no idea what its gonna look like.
(Other than the other various 2014 G toy pics that have surfaced)
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: BigShadow on February 22, 2014, 10:45:19 PM
I want a life size Godzilla!  But I will need someone to pick up the poop.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Wolfman on February 23, 2014, 04:11:44 PM
I want a life size Godzilla!  But I will need someone to pick up the poop.
Talk about creating a space problem. lol

JP
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Mord on February 23, 2014, 06:22:06 PM
Talk about creating a space problem. lol

JP
Talk about creating a pollution problem.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: King Kang Kong on September 09, 2014, 11:04:35 AM
The King Ghidorah vinyl bust bank hits comic shops tomorrow:

(https://www.diamondselecttoys.com/Content/Images/uploaded/KingGhidora1.jpg)
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: eviljim on September 09, 2014, 11:20:23 AM
looking forward to the KG bank bust ,,,, gonna save my copper in it to get to the 3k sideshow godzilla ....
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on September 09, 2014, 02:23:39 PM
I saw the advertisement for the King Ghidorah bank many months ago. However, none of the pics, even now, show the whole thing. It is always cut off in the middle. Maybe it will only be like a bust bank and not the full figure. If so, that will be very disappointing.

I am waiting to see the price on the new X Plus King Ghidorah. Sellers are already starting their crap with the soon to be released X Plus Ghidorah. It's not even out yet and they are trying to charge $800 or "best offer" for it. Give me break. X plus figures go for like $350-$450. That is bad enough. However, for someone to ask for $800 for a new 8-10 inch figure is just an example of pure greed. I am hoping when the figure is released that the price will at least be in the normal range of X Plus figures.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on September 11, 2014, 02:44:53 PM
Just saw a pic of the King Ghidorah bank. Unfortunately, it is made like it is the pics. It is cut off at the top of the legs. It is too bad because it is a really nice sculpt. I will not be picking this one up.

Also, if they are going to be charging $750, which is the current price on ebay, for the new X Plus Ghidorah.  I won't be buying that one either.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: King Kang Kong on September 12, 2014, 07:22:05 PM
It has always been a bust. The picture is not cut off. That's why we called it a "bust bank." They're kind of our thing.

We did make a full-figure Godzilla bank to start, but then we made a Godzilla bust bank, and then we made this. Next up is a Mechagodzilla bust bank. We may very well do a full-figure Ghidorah sometime down the road, but it is not on the schedule, and I don't know what it would cost. This one is $23, the same as most of our bust banks.

We wanted our Godzilla line to be an alternative to all of the $100-$500 imports, but I can see someone who buys those not really digging our products. Good luck on your X-Plus quest.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: Mord on September 12, 2014, 11:16:11 PM
 I personally love the DST bust banks. The detail is incredible & they display beautifully.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: the_horror_man on September 13, 2014, 03:05:08 PM
It has always been a bust. The picture is not cut off. That's why we called it a "bust bank." They're kind of our thing.

We did make a full-figure Godzilla bank to start, but then we made a Godzilla bust bank, and then we made this. Next up is a Mechagodzilla bust bank. We may very well do a full-figure Ghidorah sometime down the road, but it is not on the schedule, and I don't know what it would cost. This one is $23, the same as most of our bust banks.

We wanted our Godzilla line to be an alternative to all of the $100-$500 imports, but I can see someone who buys those not really digging our products. Good luck on your X-Plus quest.

Yes, it is certainly a beautiful sculpt. I just prefer figures. The Godzilla bank is absolutely amazing.

thm
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: fearliath on April 25, 2019, 02:03:19 PM
If any of you missed this Jakks Pacific Godzilla the first time around and still want it, it is available again for the release of the new movie. 24" tall but about 3 feet long. It's big, but matches up perfect with that Lanyard King Kong they sold a couple of years ago (and like the Lanyard Kong it's more of a toy than a collectors item because ... it is a toy).

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Godzilla-24-King-of-the-Monsters-Big-Fig/174798862?athcpid=174798862&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=tic&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=439621d4-287-16a557cf74ecfb&athena=true (https://www.walmart.com/ip/Godzilla-24-King-of-the-Monsters-Big-Fig/174798862?athcpid=174798862&athpgid=athenaItemPage&athcgid=null&athznid=tic&athieid=v0&athstid=CS020&athguid=439621d4-287-16a557cf74ecfb&athena=true)
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: AndyFish on April 26, 2019, 03:10:55 PM
I just can't stand the design of the new Godzilla.  To each his own, but man is he ugly.
Title: Re: Got Godzilla? New release next month
Post by: fearliath on April 26, 2019, 05:22:32 PM
I just can't stand the design of the new Godzilla.  To each his own, but man is he ugly.

I for one favor ugly monsters as a general rule. I steer clear of the sparkly heartthrob Twilight types. Seriously though I don’t mind the design at all. As I type this I’m watching my son play with the big 24” tall 2014 Godzilla with the 1986 Imperial Godzilla perched on top his head. I actually favor the look of the 2014 version. That being said, I don’t really like Godzilla all that much. I’m hoping Kong opens a can on him in the 2020 film.