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Preorders for US DIAMOND X-PLUS Wave 5 Are Now Up! X-Plus Japan Brings the Goods! Its a Collector’s Update!

Hey, all! Jon @ UnCanny here!

I apologize for the lack of updates recently, but I’m sure you’ve all been keeping up with all of the Legendary G snippets. In other news, we have just as much to celebrate in the collectorshere! X-Plus has announced several new exciting releases for April – and Diamond has revealed their Wave 5 for release here in the US!

First up, we have one of the most exciting waves since Diamond began their US distribution of vinyls – Godzilla 1968, Hedorah, and Godzilla 1962! Each of these is a must own, and I can only hope that the US releases live up to their original Japanese counterparts. These are three of the best sculpts to ever be released by X-Plus, so they’ve got a lot to live up to. I have been looking forward to the G’68 since it was first hinted at, and cannot wait to own all three of these. Visit FlossiesGifts.com to pre-order these guys now! Orders end May 20th, so dont wait!

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Next, we have all of the exciting announcements from the Motherland – including the next figure in the gigantic series, Burning Godzilla! X-Plus Japan also plans to release a resin version of their 30cm Godzilla 1989, as well as a vinyl Gamera ’96 and many more! For full specs and hi-res photos for all of their Kaiju releases, check out Sci Fi Japan HERE! Their next wave is scheduled for release in late May.

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Hope everyone is still enjoying the Year of Godzilla! More to come!

 

Jon @ UnCanny

Skreeonk’s WHICH GODZILLA KAIJU ARE YOU!? Quiz!

Destroy_all_monsters_poster_001Alright, fellow fans – its time to take a break from this whirlwind of Legendary’s GODZILLA news and have some fun! We’ve all taken those personality tests on Facebook asking us which this and that we are, but are you ready for our very own!? I took a lot of time writing this one, and absolutely love how it turned out!

Without further delay… The quiz you’ve all been waiting for! SKREEONK.com’s WHICH GODZILLA KAIJU ARE YOU!? Find out and share your results by commenting below or sharing on Facebook/Twitter!

For the record, I’m Anguirus. And it feels good.

http://www.playbuzz.com/jonb10/which-godzilla-kaiju-are-you

If you enjoyed that one, go ahead and take our quiz from last week and prove your worth as a Giant Monster Master! How much do you know about the kaiju genre!?

http://www.playbuzz.com/jonb10/skreeonks-kaiju-knowledge-quiz

Thanks for making these quizzes such a huge success, everyone. I hope you enjoy!

 

Jon @ UnCanny

Win a Trip to See Legendary’s GODZILLA at the World Premiere in LA!

824798872498Hey, fandom! Jon @ UnCanny here with some news that will surely brighten your Monday!

Legendary has revealed a sweepstakes on their Facebook page that will take one lucky winner and a guest of their choice to the LA premiere of GODZILLA! Many runner-ups will also win awesome Legendary prize packages, including shirts, keychains, posters, and all sorts of cool stuff! Register to win below (or by clicking the photo to the left), and then share your link to get more entries!

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Good Luck, Everyone!

 

Jon @ UnCanny

Legendary Reveals Cover Art for Godzilla: Awakening Graphic Novel!

Hey fandom, Jon @ UnCanny here. Legendary sent out an official press release for their upcoming graphic novel, which will serve as a prequel to the film. Heres their announcement and the cover below:
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“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!

Jon @ UnCanny

Legendary Tweets New Poster for GODZILLA!

Another day, another new piece of Goji news! Check out the brand new poster tweeted by Legendary below! I’ve also added several new official screenshots from the movie to the Legendary’s GODZILLA page HERE!

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Jon @ UnCanny

UK GODZILLA Trailer Unleashes New Footage!

Hey guys, Jon @ UnCanny here!

The news is still bursting forth at exponential rates – Blu Ray releases, embargo lifted on merchandise for the film yesterday, and now a brand new UK trailer for Legendary’s GODZILLA that features some incredible shots we haven’t seen so far! The video isn’t allowing for encoding just yet, so click on through the photo to view via Youtube! Check out the reveal below!

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Can I get an Amen!?

 

Jon @ UnCanny

SXSW Coverage & New Photos for Legendary’s GODZILLA!

Hey fellow fans, happy Wednesday! Jon @ UnCanny here.

tumblr_n2ayjePaNX1qefn6co1_1280I’m not sure how I’m going to keep up with all of this news in the next two months – it is getting out of control! Before we know it, all our collective butts will be planted in theaters for midnight showings across the country. Which is  a good thing, by the way.

For those of you keeping current, SXSW has been going strong these past few days in Austin, and Gareth Edwards recently hosted a panel for his upcoming film you may have heard of. An original 35mm print of the classic GOJIRA was screened, followed by Edward’s appearance, a Q&A – and the premiere of seven minutes of footage from the film. Many descriptions of said film have popped up online, but the best comes from Aint It Cool, where the ever awesome Quint brings us a level-headed yet undoubtedly excited take on what he saw. I’ve included my favorite excerpt from his write up below, but make sure you check out the entire article HERE for the full description.

On the beach a father sees the eerie receding water and grabs his daughter, starting to run before most know what’s going on. A dog is tied up to a tree and barks at the water as it begins to return in a typhoon fury. The dog breaks the leash and runs, outpacing the humans as the father carrying his daughter ducks into store with a glass front just as a tidal wave of water floods down the street. Through the glass windows we can see debris and people wash by. No sign of the dog, but later Edwards said he probably survived, got a high place. “But then he died of cancer.” Dark humor. I like it!

This section was very much in the vain of The Impossible. Natural disaster feeling, not big monster feeling if you know what I mean. In a bird’s eye aerial view we see the water lulling to a stop, the town flooded. On the rooftop of one of the flooded tall buildings people set off a series of red flares. Camera follows the flares and we see Godzilla’s arms and legs, showing the size of him. We see this in the trailer.

Back at the airport the power comes back on in the railcar and the kid seems less freaked out. The track behind them lights up in sections, brightening up the airport as it goes. One section, two, three and then something seems wrong. The next section lights up and a crazy bald bat-looking monster stands over it, two legs on each side. It’s kind of like the Cloverfield monster in proportions, but much more detailed.

This thing goes crazy and starts tearing up the railcar. Taylor-Johnson protects the kid as the thing gets thrown about, ripped open and people start spilling out. This monster is maybe 25-30ish feet tall, I’d guess. In the chaos of the attack a chain reaction of explosions is set off, jet fuel in airplanes parked at gates ignite and like dominoes they explode one after another. The final one explodes and a thick foot stomps down.

Godzilla’s got stumpy, thick legs. There’s nothing lithe about this design. Very thick, very sturdy. Camera tilts up in a full reveal as the King of Monsters faces off against this bat monster, which looks tiny in comparison. His small arms move in an agitated way and when we see his face full on he has a distinctly pissed off “I’m going to start some shit right now” stare-down. He roars and that’s it.

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We also have several new cast photos, revealing the full names of the entire Brody family (Cranston, Taylor-Johnson, Olsen, Binoche) – And I have to say that seeing the name Dr. Serizawa directly on a photo of Ken Watanabe gives me the goosebumps. I am just as excited for that element of the film as I am the Big G himself! Here’s a gallery of those images:

Pretty great, yes? Also, the official embargo for all toy and product related images is said to be lifted this coming Monday the 17th – so hold onto your butts! We’ll have everything as it hits.

Now more than ever, its a damn good time to be a fan. Cheers, everyone!

 

Jon @ UnCanny