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X-Plus King Ghidorah Confirmed for December! Vinyl Wars! New Gigabrain Colorways! It’s a Collector’s Update!

I dare say this is some of the best news I’ve ever woken up to!

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g64mothraThe Ric Boy site has updated with an official banner for their upcoming 25cm series King Ghidorah, confirming his release in December! They’ve also given us some amazing news in that a Ric Boy exclusive set of the Godzilla 64/Mothra 61 25cm figures will be released together in November. These are some incredible figures, the 25cm Mothra Imago is one of the crown jewels of my collection and is extremely hard to get ahold of – looks like this will be a great chance for more collectors to add these wonderful X-Plus’ to their shelves! This is the first we’ve heard of this, so more news on that as it becomes available. This is going to be the best Christmas EVER!

Sorry, must breathe…. Deep breaths. What were we doing? Ah, yes. More vinyl goodness!

In the ways of stylized vinyl (my true love) we have some brand new Wonder Festival (WonderFest) Gigabrain variants up for preorder through Japanese sellers. Nothing terribly new, but I am particularly digging the matte finish on the Gojis and the colorway throwback to the Bullmark Tin Gigan. These are great sculpts, if you don’t have them now is a good time to grab them. Ask around on Facebook if you are unfamiliar with how to track these down, should run you about $100 a piece once you pay for the figure, shipping from Japan, and then to you, etc.

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We’ve got some other neat stuff coming our way – The Year of Godzilla isn’t over yet! The ‘Vinyl Wars’ series of figures that Diamond is making available through local comic shop catalogs has proven a great way for newcomers to get ahold of re-released classic sculpts from Marmit, Marusan, Bear Model, CCP, and more. Many of these are being released late this year or early 2015. Check your local comic shop to order in person, or go to online retailers like EntertainmentEarth.com to preorder. Looks like more awesome pieces are on their way, too! I’ve heard whispers of a Bullmark Jet Jaguar sculpt and many more to be released next year. More news on those as they become available.

kingozi_h_01You KNOW you want that Marmit Megaton Hedorah! Or perhaps a Marusan G’55? What about a Marmit Monster Heaven Godzilla 1964? Bear Model KingGoji? CCP GMK Goji? Monster Heaven Destoroyah!?!?! So much goodness!!!

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Our good friend Sean Linkenback has also secured a re-release of his fantastic resource book “The Art of Japanese Monsters“, which is now available as a paperback for less than $30 on Amazon!

Amazing book at an amazing price, don’t miss out on these!These will be of a limited run, just like the original, and will go up in price as they disappear, as everything in this fandom does. I have the hardcover original and it is a superb asset to any collector’s library – Pages upon pages of full color posters, lobby cards, advertisements, some of which have never been seen by the Western world before the publication of this book. Click the new book cover photo to order one from Amazon now! Love that new cover.

We will end this collector’s update by including some widespread news I’m sure you’ve all seen by now – But just in case, check out who else is going to be in the new Japanese Playstation Godzilla game! Makes you want to play now, doesn’t it??

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We’ll have more for you soon, always do. Until then, true believers!

Jon @ UnCanny

Enter to Win an IMAX GODZILLA Poster!

Hey all, Jon @ UnCanny here with a neat little contest!

1897700_10152129011556633_2450410776103630639_nIf you’re excited for the upcoming Blu-Ray DVD release of Legendary’s GODZILLA (and if you’re on this site, lets face it – you are excited) – Why not enter yourself for a chance to win a sweet official 13×19 Imax GODZILLA poster to accompany your DVD/BR?

All you have to do is Like our Facebook Page and you are automatically entered to win a FREE poster! If we get up to 1,000 likes, we’ll give away two posters and a few other surprises! Spread the word, the more people that like our Facebook page, the better your chances are at getting a poster!

Click one of the links above, the button to the right, or the image in this article and you’ll be taken to Skreeonk’s official Facebook Page! Good luck to all and we’ll keep you updated!

 

Jon @ UnCanny

S.H.Monsterarts Releases Official Photos of their Mecha King Ghidorah! It’s a Collector’s Update!

1000091247_7Did we mention it comes with Dorats? Because it does.

Not just one. But all three.

Which, by the way, sums up how I feel about this line in its entirety. Who needs a highly articulated Titanosaurus or GMK Goji when you can have four of the same Godzillas and Dorats? Am’I’riiiiigh’!?

Sorry, I’m done. To their credit, the figure looks absolutely stunning and superbly sculpted – as we’ve come to expect. Unfortunately we’ve also come to expect fragility from these high-priced figures, so we’ll see if they’ve addressed that issue.

Honestly, this figure and its unforgivably stupid little dorat pals hail from one of the very few G-Films I have a genuine distaste for. Its basically just Godzilla vs King Ghidorah…. and FInal Wars, if that tells you anything. Which is should. It should tell you everything.

They did manage to shovel in a pretty neat set of accessories. Besides Dorats, of course. MKG’s super-shocky grappling hooks are included with the boxed product, and as you can see below they look pretty damn cool. Aside from the fact that MKG as a “character” doing absolutely zero for me, you do have to give credit to all of the masterful kaiju designs in this film, and the way that SHMA has delivered them so faithfully. Again, the Dorats killed any hope of the Heisei Era’s KIng Ghidorah rising to the same grandness as his golden showa grandaddy, but I’ll be damned if the suit execution (along with the Big G and MKG here) wasn’t absolutely incredible to behold.

You want to see more, yes? Import Monsters has the full gallery up, which you can view by clicking their name in this sentence, or any of the photos in this article.

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Enjoy those Dorats, fandom!

Jon @ UnCanny

Legendary’s GODZILLA 2 Gets an Official Release Date! SKREEONK Announces The ‘Kaiju Watcher’s Federation’!

Hey everyone! Jon @ UnCanny here with some good news, some awesomeness, and a tad bit o’ bad news.

KWF1Legendary’s GODZILLA 2 will officially hit our eyeballs on June 8, 2018. You read that right… 2018. Although it is great to get confirmation that Edwards will indeed return to direct after he finishes up his solo Star Wars spin-off, its kinda crazy to think that we wont see the sequel for four more years. Better to have it late than not at all, right? The sequels are said to include Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah – so whats not to be excited about? I’m guessing we are going to see a lot more kaiju action the second time around, and a little less teasing.

In commemoration of this announcement, and just in pure excitement for the continuation of the series, SKREEONK.com would like to officially announce the arrival of the Kaiju Watcher’s Federation! The KWF will focus on the Kaiju, events, and people of the Legendary G-Verse. Think of it as a database treating the new incarnations of our favorite giant monsters as the real deal, just like Edward’s film did. Pretty cool, eh? We thought so! Click the screencap below or the link above to check it out:

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There’s huge potential for fan involvement with the Kaiju Watcher’s Federation – and its just getting started. So make sure to stay tuned and check the KWF for constant updates!

Visit the new site and let us know what you think! Until next time, true believers!

Jon @ UnCanny

X-Plus Ghidorah! Bandai! Blu Rays! It’s a Collector’s Update!

Jon @ UnCanny here! Hope everyone’s having a nice relaxing Sunday, or what not.

Both SDCC and Wonderfest just brought us a ton of toy news, not to mention the surplus of HD Blu Ray releases hitting this fall. I’ve been swamped with new merchandise, so I figured it was time for a new Collector’s Update! Lets get down to it, shall we?

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We’ll start off strong. Just look at it. My God(zilla). Get your extra kidney all boxed up and ready to ship to the black market because X-Plus is hitting us with the crown jewel we’ve all been waiting for: X-Plus 25cm Vinyl King Ghidorah!  This gorgeous piece has literally been a decade in the making, and is slated for release “later this year”. Regardless of price I’ll be pre-ordering one of these bad boys. I guarantee you after their initial release these things will become impossible to find and extremely overpriced. Can’t wait!

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Photo courtesy of the Ric-Boy Twitter Feed!

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Different angle thanks to SciFiJapan.com!

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Hazawa Gumi is hitting us with a brand new sculpt for the 60th anniversary, and what better suit to celebrate with than the original Big G. Preorders for this fantastic 6″ Hazawa Gumi Godzilla 1954 are taking place now in Japanese markets.

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Some American G’14 merchandise for yah! Bandai is releasing this nicely posed and wonderfully sculpted vinyl into the US market this fall. This seems to be the Bandai Creation Godzilla 2014, and will more than likely be in standard 6″ scale. More on this soon!

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Speaking of G’14, SDCC brought us a big reveal – The Sideshow Legendary Godzilla statue. This thing is a beast, standing over a foot tall – complete with dynamic pose. Still no official word on their release date.

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Really looking forward to this one! You can order this book directly from your favorite online Japanese hobby site as of July 26th!

FROM SCI FI JAPAN: 

Hobby Japan will release Artworks of Yasushi Torisawa -The Attack of Toho Monsters- (酉澤安施画集 東宝怪獣大進撃!, Torisawa Yasushi Gashuu Toho Kaijuu Daishingeki!) in Japan on July 26th.

Born in Aomori Prefecture in 1962, Yasushi Torisawa is a designer for special effects franchises such as the Godzilla, Ultraman, Super Sentai and GARO series. His recent works include GIANT MONSTER RUSH: ULTRA FRONTIER (大怪獣ラッシュ ウルトラフロンティア, Daikaijuu Rasshu Urutorafurontia) and GARO: MAKAI NO HANA (牙狼〈GARO〉-魔戒ノ花-, 2014). Torisawa’s kaiju sketches and full color illustrations are also an ongoing feature of the special effects magazine Uchusen.

Artworks of Yasushi Torisawa -The Attack of Toho Monsters- offers a collection of Torisawa’s Toho kaiju cover art and pinups plus a selection of never-before-published works, all printed in high-resolution.

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Publisher: Hobby Japan
Language: Japanese
Size: A4
ISBN: 978-4798608495
Release Date: July 26, 2014
Price: ¥3,000 (Approximately $29.60 US)

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No images as of yet, but Hobby Link Japan has two new Bandai Eggs slated for release in October! Expect photos of the Bandai Burning Godzilla Egg and Destroyah Egg soon! Both are only 800 yen a piece (less than $10 USD)!

Bandai has also released G'14 and MUTO eggs, for those who missed them! Image courtesy of Hobby Link Japan.

Bandai has also released G’14 and MUTO eggs, for those who missed them! Image courtesy of Hobby Link Japan.

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This was, without a doubt, the coolest merchandise surprise we got from SDCC! Toynami is producing a brand new Shogun Warriors Godzilla Tribute figure! This bad boy is incredibly sculpted, incorporating the MosuGoji suit this time around. As you can see in the last photo, it will be every bit as enormous as the original (19 inches tall!) and full of just as much character. The toy has been confirmed to do everything the original was capable of – So expect a rocket fist, fire tongue, and some sweet rollers on the bottom of his feet. Release date has yet to be announced. Too cool!

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Say what you will about the SH Monsterarts line, but one thing they always knock out of the ballpark is the sculpt. In that respect, Bandai Tamashii’s upcoming S.H. Monsterarts Mecha King Ghidorah is sure to please. Rumors are circulating that the metallic parts on this bad boy will be diecast this time around, which would be pretty nifty. All we can hope for is that this lovely figure will be much more sturdy than its previous Ghidorah counterpart. Especially considering the price it is sure to garner. Bandai is expected to release this guy online in November of this year.

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Photo courtesy of Bandai Tamashii’s Facebook feed.

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Wonderfest also brought us another incredible X-Plus surprise, and that is this incredible Yuji Sakai sculpted X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1989! This sculpt was teased in one of his books about a year ago, and it looks as if we will finally be seeing its release at the end of this year. His name carries weight, as this figure currently sits at an opening sale price of 29,700 yen – which is about $300 USD.

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We’ve all seen these guys by now, but here are some newer production shots just to remind you of the good… and the very bad. NECA’s Godzilla 1994 looks great, especially for the considerably lower price than its SHMA counterparts. Their G’85, on the other hand, looks like this…

 

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All images of NECA Godzilla figures courtesy of Toho Kingdom.

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Youch. Honestly the body isnt all that bad, but that head and muzzle sculpt is enough to make any G-Fan cringe. To make things a bit easier on you, here’s a new shot of the great G’94:

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Here we have our come-to-be traditional list of Kaiju Blu Ray releases from Amazon. I’ve pasted together a preview of all the upcoming releases, including their pricing and release dates from Amazon. You’re welcome!

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Last but certainly not least, we have all of Diamond’s upcoming X-Plus Wave 6 & 7 releases! Our very own John Stanowski of Kaiju Addicts has posted a full lowdown on the latest from Diamond at SDCC, so be sure to check that entire article out by clicking the graphic below! Or CLICK HERE TO READ JOHN’s FULL WRITE UP ON DIAMOND’s X-PLUS RELEASES!

Photo Courtesy Will Wang.

Photo Courtesy Will Wang.

 

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Can you believe the news we’ve been hit with this weekend? Its been insane! I cannot think of a more exciting time to be a G-Fan. Make sure and like us on Facebook to come join in the convo and receive daily updates in your news feed!

Until next time, True Believers!

 

Jon @ UnCanny

Straight From SDCC: Legendary Confirms Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah for GODZILLA Sequels!

UPDATE 07/26/14: Looks like Legendary is bringing us a little film called SKULL ISLAND on November 4th, 2016 as well!

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Original article: Guys…. Its happening! I am all over the place with excitement right now! Legendary has confirmed via Twitter just who we will see in the sequels! Read on below the official tweets for more!

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What does this all mean, exactly? This sounds to me like we will be indeed treated to much of Toho’s most famous roster within the sequels at large – rather than cramming these three in the direct sequel. I would expect to see these guys peppered throughout a trilogy – Perhaps with Ghidorah coming in as the finale we’ve all been dreaming of?

Think less of this as an announcement for a GMK type sequel, and more Legendary confirming that they’ve got the rights for our favorite Toho monsters to be included in all subsequent sequels. To me, that is an infinitely better scenario. It means we’ve got the possibility for an entirely new branch of US Goji films, all featuring both our favorite kaiju and brand new ones like the MUTOs!

Apparently footage was screened as well, but nothing has turned up online yet – not even a description. We may very well see these three in a the second film, but only time will tell. If that’s the case, we may be getting a remake of Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster! This is all absolutely incredible. I expected a tidbit of news, but this far exceeds expectations! I am still holding out for Anguirus, but only time will tell.

More on this very soon! Let the speculation commence!!!

 

Jon @ UnCanny

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Hail To The King’ Documentary is Funded! Help Make it Even Better!

Evening, fandom! Jon @ UnCanny here with some very exciting news for all us Westerners, as well as an exclusive interview with our pal Kyle Yount of Kaijucast!

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Kyle has been hard at work on his upcoming documentary Hail To The King! Recently, the project was fully funded on kickstarter – but this is such an amazing opportunity that we want to keep the ball rolling! If their secondary goal is met, not only will Kyle be filming a Godzilla documentary for all of us in Japan, but kaiju photographer extraordinaire David E. Dopko will be traveling with to photograph the incredible journey as well! Sound awesome? Thats because it is!

For those of you unaware of Kyle’s fantastic project, here’s the jist from the main kickstarter page:

displays2014 marks the sixtieth anniversary of Godzilla, the world’s most famous movie monster. Around the globe, people are celebrating this momentous occasion in many different ways, but no one honors Godzilla better than his homeland of Japan. The Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition will display original props, suits, production art and memorabilia in one centralized location – and it’s only on display in Tokyo for two weeks. Exhibits like these are rarely seen by westerners and only a small fraction of the English speaking world has ventured to the land of the rising sun to view them. They return home with tales and photos of movie history and have had them published in fan magazines and on websites for decades. But with recent advances in technology, we can now share these stories and images in beautiful high definition.

If successfully funded, Kyle Yount, the host of the Kaijucast will travel to Japan to document the Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition and interview key members from Godzilla’s sixty-year history. The images and footage collected will be edited into a feature length documentary that will be available on YouTube titled Hail to the King: 60 Years of Destruction. If we meet some stretch goals, this documentary could eventually be available through Video On Demand services.

Kyle’s killer campaign has reached its modest $8,000 dollar goal, and as of this article is at about $14.5k with a whole two weeks left! They’re close to doubling their initial target, and that can only mean more amazing content for us fans. To give you guys a better idea of what your donation will go toward, we had a one-on-one chat with our good pal – The ever awesome Kyle Yount!

Jon @ UnCanny: First off, Congrats on reaching your goal, and super early at that! Can you tell us a bit about what any further funding will go toward?

video_thumbKyle of Kaijucast: Thank you so much, we were doing quite well and then one extremely generous donation pushed us past our goal. I was simply ecstatic about this venture before this backer and now, I am just over the moon with excitement. The documentary, as we laid it out at the beginning of the campaign, was a modest concept – the money from our original goal covered my airfare and hotel, hiring a fantastic camera crew for two days, creating the backer perks and meagerly compensating my US-based team. Now that we have blasted past our original goal and with so much time left in the campaign, I get to set our sights a bit higher. The first thing I just had to get out of the way was hiring the camera crew for another day. That gives us 50% more footage to play around with while editing and more opportunities for interviews as well. I’m happy to report that with our current funding, we can check that box and move onto the next task, more interviews. While every Japanese actor I have ever met is extremely appreciative of their fans, they require a fee if they are going to be in any kind of production. I’m making a short list of Toho actors who I would love the opportunity to interview specifically for this documentary. If the funding continues to pour in and we double our goal, I would love to take a photographer with me to help document this documentary. I have a few more things in mind, but honestly haven’t had the opportunity to find out how achievable those goals actually are – this happened so quickly. I’ve always said that this is a scalable project, I am simply thrilled that we get to scale up!

Jon @ UnCanny: I think we all want to know, now that your adventure is surely a’go-go, what you are most looking forward to documenting upon arrival?

Kyle of Kaijucast: Since this documentary is about the King of the Monsters, the top priority is the Big Godzilla Special Effects Exhibition. It is, of course, the centerpiece of this entire project. The other two locations are the Kaiju Bar (an Ultra-kaiju themed watering hole) and the large Godzilla statue in Roppongi’s Tokyo Midtown Park. Because of the 60th anniversary, Tokyo is hosting several Godzilla displays – so my Tokyo based camera crew is scouting a few more locations that have a kaiju theme. Lastly, and this is for the collectors out there, part of the campaign’s perks involve picking up some kaiju toys for backers at a certain level. I’m absolutely going to be doing some kind of filming at the world-famous Mandarake. I just don’t know which one yet!

Well there you have it, fandom! The man has a plan and the plan is golden, I say! I absolutely cannot wait to see all of this. Hopefully, after reading this – you can’t either!

If you’re interested in backing this terrific project, please pay the kickstarter page a visit by clicking the banner at the top of this article, or simply by clicking these words here. Even something as small as $1 to $5 is generous, and certainly helps. You have twelve whole days left to donate.

Keep on doing what you’re doing, fandom. You guys rock. Thanks for reading and be sure to congratulate Kyle (and David!) on Facebook!

Until next time, true believers!

 

Jon @ UnCanny