Its incredibly hard to get a handle on the Kaiju market for us westerners. For one, the market only truly exists in Japan, where the merchandise is created, marketed, and distributed originally (about 95% of it, anyway). We here at SKREEONK! are lucky enough to have one Kaiju Collector Extraordinaire, Kaiju No Mura, as a contributor. Kaiju No Mura is an expert on kaiju collectibles, and one of the western fandom’s only sources for brand new releases. In short, he’s the bee’s knee’s.
Without further adu’, I give you Skreeonk.com’s first Collector’s Update!
Ultraman (teleporting version). Cost 1,200 yen (approx $15). Clear vinyl and painted. 45th Anniversary Ultraman event limited exclusive sold at the several shows only through out Japan. September 2011 release.
(This is a great idea for a figure, and would really stand out on a shelf. I’d peg it as one of the cheaper things on this list as well, as far a price goes. I’m gonna pick me up one of these! – Jon @ UnCanny)
The recent release of the limited edition Ultra Q Box Set was also available at the Parco Logos Gallery Event.
Garamon and Peguila
CHARACTER CONTENT PRODUCTION
CCP blog preview of 30 cm Gamera. Expected presales TBA sometime in Fall 2011.
MONSTER MAKER 28
1966 Godzilla resin kit. Unpainted and unbuilt. Cost 23000 yen (approx $287). Height 30 cm. Release date September 2011. This is MM28 re-issue of their kit originally released in 2006.
2-Headed Bemon. Limited edition of 20. Release date September 2011.
1991 Godzilla. Hazawa Gumi is reissuing their 1991 Godzilla with new colors for the September 25, 2011 Super Festival 57. Cost 4,830 yen (approx $60).
(I like this guy a lot! – Jon @ UnCanny)
Legion. Cost 4,300 yen (approx $53). Accessories comes with a flying Gamera and 7 Legion soldiers. November 2011 release date.
Height is approx 4.9 inches and length is approx 7.9 inches.
(Oh, Revoltech. How you have changed the game. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next! – Jon @ UnCanny)
Garamon. Cost 5,775 yen (approx $72). Height 21 cm. Release date late September 2011.
Muruchi. Cost 6,300 yen (approx $78). Release date September 2011. Vintage mold reissue.
King Maimai. Cost 6,300 (approx $75). Release date September 2011. Vintage mold reissue.
MAX TOY COMPANY x KONATSU
Kaiju Negora. Toy collaboration between Mark Nagata and Japanese female artist Konatsu-san. 2nd release of Negora, first time being fully painted. Hyper Hobby exclusive available in the September 2011 issue.
(Must… have… Kaiju… Kitty!!! – Jon @ UnCanny)
Front of the header card designed by Konatsu-san.
Back of the header card designed by Mark Nagata.
Collector’s Update #1 – Kaiju No Mura
Ridiculously awesome stuff, huh? One hundred million thanks, yet again, to the master Kaiju No Mura! Until next time!
Jon @ UnCanny