It feels like we’re in the calm after a massive storm… What a crazy week we just had! Regardless, it is an amazing time to be a fan – we all get to pour over Godzilla designs and tons of amazing reveals for the new movie, and after that blows over we still have all sorts of awesome collecting news to catch up on!
First up, we have an excellent KaijuCast Video Transmission! The ever-reliable guys over at KaijuCast scored an excellent interview with Diamond regarding their upcoming stateside X-Plus releases!
If I’m getting this all correctly, Diamond and X-Plus will have new releases every three months over the next few years! Diamond’s first run of exclusive figures will include Mechagodzilla 1974 and Godzilla 1954 – two very mainstream choices. Their second wave gets much more exciting with the release of GMK Goji and… The Gargantuas! Thats right, X-Plus will be officially releasing their Sanda and Gaira sculpts – which have been nearly impossible to track down for collectors all across the globe. Make sure you check out the full video for awesome shots of the vinyls and tons more info. Huge thanks to KaijuCast for an awesome update and interview – you guys rock.
Another great fandom blog, Import Monsters, is always on top of the S.H. Monsterarts news. They’ve brought some official shots of Bandai’s upcoming SHMA Battra forward, and you can check them out here! The figure is set to release next year. I’m glad they’re giving themselves plenty of time before the release… because, well.. we’re still kind of waiting on Biollantes and MosuGojis… especially MosuGojis. Thats soon, right? Aaaaaaaaanyway – the sculpt looks as we’ve come to expect from Tamashii/Bandai/Bluefin/The other six companies involved – its 100% top notch. With this figure, the SHMA is only missing a Heisei Mothra release to completely round out every kaiju in the Heisei era (not counting the enormous lice in G’84, or all of the individual G suits, of course.) Click on any of the photos in the gallery below to enlarge!
Jon @ UnCanny