The Terrors of Japan Rise Again with New Godzilla and Mothra Collectibles from PREVIEWS
February 14, 2014

(BALTIMORE,MD) – (February 14, 2014)- Two terrors of Tokyo, Godzilla and Mothra, are coming to comic shops with exclusive new collectibles and apparel.  Available now for pre-order through the February issue of PREVIEWS, collectors can be reassured that they will get these exclusive items when they hit shelves in July 2014 by pre-ordering them now at their local comic shop.


Fans of the classic and new Godzilla films will flip for the exclusive TOHO 12” Series Godzilla Vinyl Figure (Item Code: FEB142259, SRP: $160.00). This Godzilla figure features the monster with his battle scar after fighting Mechagodzilla. The figure is based on the kaiju’s appearance in Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., standing 12 1/2″ tall and measures 19 1/4″ long.


If one monster isn’t enough, fans can also get the TOHO 12” Series Mothra Vinyl 1961 Figure (Item Code: FEB142249, SRP: $90.00). The 180-meter long Larva has been downsized to 12”, and has impeccable detail, from head to tail. Shiny eyes, gnarly teeth and bristled hair along its belly, truly re-create the look of the soon-to-be moth monster.


“These fantastic 12” vinyl figures were originally released in Japan, and have long been sought by collectors overseas at premium prices,” said Diamond Brand Manager, Jesse Morgan.  “Now, in collaboration with Bandai, Plex Co., Ltd., and X Plus Co., Ltd., Diamond Comic Distributors makes this fourth wave of releases available to North American retailers in an exclusive reproduction.  Previous waves have sold out long before ship date, so don’t delay ordering!”


In addition to the figures, comes a PREVIEWS Exclusive Godzilla and Mothra T-Shirt (Item Code: FEB142252, SRP:  $18.99). The red, short sleeve shirt features the dynamic duo in all-out attack mode.

All three collectibles are featured in the February PREVIEWS catalog on pages 476 and 477 and can be pre-ordered at your local comic book shop.

  •  TOHO 12” Series Mothra Vinyl Fig 1961 Ver. (Item Code: FEB142249, SRP: $90.00, page 476)
  • TOHO 12”  Series Godzilla Vinyl Fig 2003 Ver. (Item Code: FEB142259, SRP: $ 477)
  • Godzilla Kaiju Double Team PREVIEWS Exclusive Cardinal T-Shirt (Item Code: FEB142252, SRP: $18.99, page 476)

Find a local comic shop at and 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 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,,, Boing-Boing,, 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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