Diamond Comics sent along images and info for some upcoming New Previews Exclusive Godzilla Figures from Bandai. Pre-orders for these figures went live in the May issue of Previews. These figures are coming to comic and specialty shops in October. The figures stand at 12″ tall. Included are:
- Godzilla 1962
- Godzilla 1968
- Smog Monster
Read on to check out the press release and the images.
Godzilla Storms Comic Shops!
Classic Godzilla collectibles are available for pre-order and available only at comic shops.
(BALTIMORE, MD) – (May 15, 2014)- New and longtime Godzilla fans will appreciate the PREVIEWS Exclusive Godzilla collectibles from Bandai, Plex Co.,Ltd and X Plus Co.,Ltd. featuring three 12” tall Godzilla statues in his unforgettable stances and forms. Fans and collectors can pre-order the exclusive figures in the May issue of PREVIEWS at their local comic shop, ensuring that they will get the collectibles when they hit shelves in late October 2014.
Fans of the classic Godzilla films will enjoy the exclusive TOHO 12” Series Godzilla Vinyl Figure 1962 Ver. (Item Code: MAY142520, SRP: $160.00). This Godzilla figure represents the monster from his third motion picture when Godzilla fights the world famous monster, King Kong, in Japan. This 12” figure is slightly larger than the rest of the collection, and shows off the unique reptilian face, bulkiness, and coarse texture.
Also available for pre-order is the TOHO 12” Series Vinyl 1968 Ver. (Item Code: MAY142538, SRP: $160.00). The collectible features Godzilla from his twentieth picture where 11 Kaiju monsters form the Kaiju Army Corps that protects Earth from the space monster King Ghidorah. This collectible is rare as Godzilla is seen as a protector and hero instead of a cold blooded killer, which is evident in the facial expression of the figure.
Fans who want an opponent of Godzilla can pre-order the Toho 12” Series Herorah Vinyl Fig 1971 Ver. ( Item Code: MAY142539, SRP: $180.00). In 1970 Japan was attacked by smog monster Hedorah, who represented the rising problem of environmental pollution, in which Godzilla helped conquer. This psychedelic colored sludge beast is heavier than regular Godzilla figures, representing the fictional and realistic monsters that Japan has had to overcome.
“The 12” vinyl figures continue to be popular items among Godzilla fans, as they are more easily accessible through PREVIEWS and available for purchase at realistic prices, where before they originally only available in Japan at great expense to collectors,” said Diamond Brand Manager, Jesse Morgan. “Now, in collaboration with Bandai, Plex Co., Ltd., and X Plus Co., Ltd., Diamond Comic Distributors makes this fifth wave of releases available to North American retailers.”
In addition to the figures, comes a PREVIEWS Exclusive Godzilla Gojira Poster Black T-Shirt (Item Code: MAY142523, SRP: $18.99) The black, short sleeve shirt features Godzilla attacking the city of Tokyo with Japanese text bordering the monster’s picture.
All four collectibles are featured in the May PREVIEWS catalog on pages 550 and 551 and can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop.
- TOHO 12” Series Godzilla Vinyl Fig 1962 Ver. (Item Code: MAY142520, SRP: $160.00, page 550)
- TOHO 12” Series Godzilla Vinyl Fig 1968 Ver. (Item Code: MAY142538, SRP: $160.00, page 551)
- TOGO 12” Series Hedorah Vinyl Fig 1971 Ver. (Item Code: MAY142539, SRP: $180.oo, page 551)
- Godzilla Gojira Poster Blk (Item Code: MAY142523, SRP: $18.99, page 550)
Find a local comic shop at www.comicshoplocator.com to pre-order these items to add these memorable monsters to your Godzilla collection.