Diamond Comics has posted a press release stating they plant to distribute Godzilla toys in North America. Check it out below:
GODZILLA Sets His Eyes On North American Retailers
Toho Company, Ltd. the producer of twenty-eight GODZILLA motion pictures, and Diamond Comic Distributors, the world’s largest distributor of comics, graphic novels and pop-culture merchandise, have reached an agreement that will bring the best GODZILLA merchandise from Japan and beyond to the United States and Canada. Diamond will choose, market, and distribute the highly desired and sought after GODZILLA toys, comics, collectibles, and lifestyle products, many of which have previously been available only in Japan.
“GODZILLA has been a pop culture icon since he was unleashed on the world in 1954,” said John Parker, Diamond’s VP- New Business Development. “Now that Diamond can provide a complete offering of awesome GODZILLA merchandise from Toho, the long lost and unavailable figures and collectibles will be easily accessible to the fans of the nuclear beast. With a new film in production and scheduled for release in May, 2014 the monster merchandise will be here just in time to make its way onto the shelves of North American retailers.”
”We are very excited to be teaming with Diamond Comic Distributors in this opportunity to share a wider and more complete line of Godzilla merchandise,” said Masaki Fujiwara, General Manager at the Los Angeles office of Toho Co., Ltd. “I hope the Godzilla fans in North America are as thrilled as we are.”
An initial round of merchandise is featured in Diamond’s May PREVIEWS catalog, and is expected in retail stores starting in July. To pre-order GODZILLA merchandise, find a comic shop near you at www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook. Retailers interested in purchasing GODZILLA products are encouraged to contact Diamond’s New Accounts Department at email@example.com.
Read on to check out what Godzilla toys Diamond has in the May 2013 catalog!
GODZILLA 1964 S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF
Item Code: MAY132041
From Tamashii Nations!Yuji Sakai’s master crafted S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla series continues with the highly-anticipated Godzilla (1964) as the iconic monster appeared in the feature film Mothra Vs. Godzilla. Only available as a Tamashii Web Shop exclusive in Asia, S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (1964) will be made available to American fans through Bluefin. This entirely new sculpt accurately captures the characteristic eye area of this version of Godzilla. A perfect blend of faithful sculpt proportion, meticulous attention to detail, and advanced articulation has been achieved in this masterpiece. Figure stands 5 3/4″ tall. Window box packaging.
TOHO 12IN SERIES MECHAGOZILLA VINYL FIG 1974 VER
Item Code: MAY132058
From PLEX 2013/X-Plus! Godzilla’s most mechanical foe crushes all in his path with this 12″ tall vinyl figure of Mechagodzilla’s 1974 incarnation!
PARA VINYL GODZILLA 1964 SOFT VINYL FIG
Item Code: MAY132065
From Marmit! Painted green and made of soft vinyl in Japan, this 9 1/2″ tall figure is based on the 1964 Godzilla. The figure boasts moveable arms, legs, and tail.
MONSTER HEAVEN GODZILLA 1989 SOFT VINYL FIG
Item Code: MAY132066
From Marmit! Painted brown and made of soft vinyl in Japan, this 9″ tall figure is based on the 1989 Godzilla. The figure features a moveable neck, arms, legs, and tail.
FIRE RODAN S.H.MONSTER ARTS AF (O/A)
Item Code: MAY132067
From Tamashii Nations! The pterosaur defeated by Godzilla that returned as the fire charged Fire Rodan joins the rapidly expanding S.H.MonsterArts series with a variety of compatible option parts that you will not want to miss! The figure set not only includes effect parts and two display stands for the flight pose and for Fire Rodan’s breath weapon, but it also includes a special heat breath weapon effect parts for the S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla and a special battle-damaged (shattered right eye) MechaGodzilla head. Fire Rodan stands 5 1/8″ tall with an 8 1/4″ wingspan. Window box packaging.
TOHO 12IN SERIES GODZILLA VINYL FIG 1954 VER
Item Code: MAY132075
From PLEX 2013/X-Plus! The greatest of cinema’s thunder lizards will batter his way into your collection with this 12″ tall vinyl figure of Godzilla’s 1954 incarnation!
GODZILLA 11-IN COLLECTIBLE FIGURE 2013 ASST
Item Code: MAY131819
From Bandai America! Stomp through the city with 11″ soft vinyl figures of Godzilla (Final Wars vers.) or Mecha-Godzilla, each possessing multiple points of articulation. Open tray packaging.
GODZILLA 6-IN COLLECTIBLE FIGURE 2013 ASST
Item Code: MAY131820
From Bandai America! Tear up Tokyo with these soft vinyl, semi-articulated, 6-inch figures of Burning Godzilla, Mecha-Godzilla ’74, or King Caesar! Open tray packaging.
GODZILLA 2-IN 6-PC CHIBI SD FIG DIORAMA
Item Code: MAY131821
From Bandai America! Unleash Super-Deformed “Chibi” versions of Godzilla ’93, Mechagodzilla ’93, Mothra ’92, King Ghidorah ’91, Gigan ’72, and Destoroyah, all in a single diorama 6-pack!