Godzilla Storms Comic Shops!
May 15, 2014

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.

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“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.


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Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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