Up to this point, the S.H.MonsterArts series from Bluefin Tamashii Nations has mostly focused on Toho kaiju creatures. Soon the lord of Skull Island will get the action figure treatment complete with multiple points of articulation, a ton of poseability and three interchangeable faces. Bluefin based their designs off the 2005 Peter Jackson film and the model work of WETA’s Richard Taylor. This collectible will release in April and for more info, check out the toy company’s blog here
King Ghidorah has several advantages over his rival Godzilla. Not only is he taller, but he has three fire breathing heads. Bandai will bring this golden beast to its S.H. MonsterArts series with multiple points of articulation, beam effect parts and a special display stand. It is also in scale with the other creatures in the line. Look for it September or you can pre-0rder it here
Bandai Japan’s Collectors label, Tamashii Nations, will bring this exclusive 6-inch tall S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla with them to this year’s San Diego Comic Con. It features a unique fiery explosion color scheme and twenty-nine points of articulation. You may remember this version of Gojira from the 1994 film Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla
(commonly referred to as “MogeGoji”). You can see the figure’s packaging on Bluefin’s Twitter
account as well as the Bluefin’s Facebook
page. Bluefin has also announced that their Facebook page will soon have a S.H. Monster Arts survey to help determine future releases and the direction to take the Monster Arts line. The S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (Comic-Con Explosion) exclusive will be available at Bluefin’s booth during Comic-Con, July 11-15, priced at $55 – while supplies last.
Bandai has just announced it’s S.H.Monsterarts toy line based on the Godzilla universe. $75 may sound like a lot to pay for a 6-inch figure of Godzilla, but it will feature 29 points of articulation, bonus “heat effect” accessories and die-cast parts. Look for it in November. MechaGodzilla will release in December for $90.