S.H. MonsterArts

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S.H. MonsterArts is a line of movie monster toys made by Tamashii Nations, the collector's division of Bandai, that began in November of 2011. This line has become highly popular among collectors due to the level of care and attention to detail on the figures, and their accuracy to their on-screen counterparts.

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Main Line

These are the figures in the main S.H. MonsterArts line.

Godzilla

The first figure in the line, Godzilla was released on November 19, 2011. The figure's first edition came with a blue atomic breath effect and a radiation wave base for the breath effect, but the first edition was a limited edition and was quickly replaced with a second edition lacking accessories, and even came with a smaller box. It is based on the Godzilla suit used in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla.

Mechagodzilla

Released December 3, 2011, Mechagodzilla was the second figure made in the line. It came with a mega-buster ray, an interchangeable plasma grenade lens, and optional flight parts. There was a Tamashii Web Exclusive accessory pack released that came with Garuda, shock anchors, and optional parts to attach Garuda to Mechagodzilla's back to form Super Mechagodzilla like in the 1993 film, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2. There is no second edition of the figure, although a Super Mechagodzilla retool of the figure was later released.

SpaceGodzilla

The third S.H. MonsterArts figure, SpaceGodzilla was released on March 24, 2012. It came with an earthy base with crystals sprouting from it and a corona beam.

M.O.G.U.E.R.A.

The fourth S.H. MonsterArts figure, M.O.G.U.E.R.A. comes with four separate smoke trails, spiral grenade missiles, interchangeable flight mode parts, an interchangeable plasma Maser dish, interchangeable hands, a plasma Maser beam, and two city type bases for its effect parts. It is based on the 1994 version of the mecha from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. The U.S. release box reads "MOGUERA," with no periods in front of the letters and a "U," while the Japanese release box reads "M.O.G.E.R.A.," with periods in front of each letter and without a "U", due to the Japanese acronym for the mech's name simply being Mobile Operations Godzilla Expert Robot Aero-type. It was released on May 12, 2012.

Little Godzilla

Representing Godzilla's adoptive son as seen in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, this figure was released on June 15, 2012. It comes with a crystal prison.

Godzilla Junior

Released December 14, 2012, as a Tamashii Web Store exclusive, this representation of Godzilla's adoptive son from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah comes with two helicopters.

Fire Rodan

Released on July 14, 2012, this figure comes with two exclusive stand bases, a perched stand, a flying stand, a Uranium Heat Beam, a red Spiral Heat Ray intended for the Heisei Godzilla figures, and a damaged MechaGodzilla head. This represets Rodan's Fire Rodan design from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2. A prototype for a brown variant of the figure based on Rodan's normal form in the film was seen on display alongside the Mechagodzilla figure, but was never released.

King Ghidorah

The King Ghidorah figure, released September 29, 2012, comes with three gravity beams. It is cautioned that the figure's wings are on uncomfortably small ball joints that must be moved at their bases, presenting a strong risk for them being damaged. It is based on the King Ghidorah suit from Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah.

Godzilla (1995)

Released November 30, 2012, this figure has no effect parts, but comes with an MBT-92, a DAG-MB96, and an extra pair of hands. It is based on Burning Godzilla from Godzilla vs. Destoroyah.

Godzilla (Comic-Con Explosion)

A figure made exclusively for San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) 2012, Explosion Godzilla is a repaint of the Burning Godzilla figure representing Godzilla melting down at the climax of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It was released on July 12, 2012.

UX-01-92 Garuda

The Garuda figure was released in 2012, serving as its own product and a potential add-on for Mechagodzilla. It came with a base, laser effect parts, shock anchors, and pieces to combine with Mechagodzilla to form Super Mechagodzilla. It was released in 2012 and was not reissued until 2017, as an accessory for the Super MechaGodzilla figure.

Destoroyah (Perfect Form)

Representing the titular antagonist of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah in his demonic final form, this figure comes in a long box with no accessories. It was released on February 27, 2013.

Destoroyah Evolution Set

Released on July 31, 2013, the Destoroyah Evolution Set includes Destoroyah's juvenile, aggregate, and flying forms, as well as an alternate head for the aggregate form. The juvenile or "crab" form figure is noticeably inaccurate to the film, featuring crab-like claws on the front of its body and two spear-like claws extending from its back, features exclusive to the aggregate form. It is possible that this figure is meant to represent the multiple small aggregate Destoroyahs that attacked Godzilla in the film rather than the monster's juvenile forms.

Biollante

Representing Biollante's final form from Godzilla vs. Biollante, this figure was released in November of 2013 in Japan, and December 15, 2013 in the U.S. Biollante comes with a multi-colored light-up chest. Biollante's box is a solid cardboard box similar to Godzilla 1964's box, and she comes with no effect parts or accessories.

King Kong

This figure of King Kong is based on his incarnation from Peter Jackson's 2005 remake. It comes in a tall box with a tree branch, 3 pairs of hands, a stand and a hand with Ann Darrow. It was released on April 27, 2013, which was two months after Destoroyah.

Godzilla (1964)

Representing Godzilla's design from Mothra vs. Godzilla, this figure includes no accessories. It was released in August 2013.

Type-3 Kiryu

Representing Kiryu, the Millennium Mechagodzilla, from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, this figure includes a dark blue jet pack and wrist-mounted laser cannons. It was released on September 14, 2013. Interchangeable shut-down and possessed head parts are included. The chest opens up to reveal the Absolute Zero Cannon inside.

Battra (Imago)

This figure of Battra's imago form from Godzilla vs. Mothra was released on December 27, 2013. It comes with a stand.

Godzilla 2000 Millennium

A Godzilla 2000 figure was first seen at Summer Wonfest 2013. The accessories are once again omitted. Unlike the other Godzilla figures, this figure is not based on an actual design from a movie, but is instead based on Yuji Sakai's concept design for Godzilla in Godzilla 2000: Millennium. It was released December 28, 2013.

Mothra (Imago)

A Mothra imago figure was shown at Summer Wonfest 2013. It is based on the Mothra imago puppet from Godzilla vs. Mothra. It was released on April 25, 2014. It came with a flying stand and baseplate.

Gigan (2004)

Gigan 2004 was revealed at the Tamashii Nations 2013 event. It was released on April 19, 2014. It comes with 2 hook hands, 2 chainsaw hands, a serrated head spike, 2 serrated mandibles, 2 bladed mandibles, a bladed head spike, and a second armored neck.

Mothra (Larva) and Battra (Larva) Set

The set containing Mothra and Battra's larval forms from Godzilla vs. Mothra was released in June 2014. Mothra comes with a piece of webbing.

Godzilla (2014)

Based on the Godzilla design from Legendary Pictures' Godzilla, confirmation of this figure's existence was presented at the 2014 Toy Fair alongside a projected Summer 2014 release. It was shown under a black veil with a September 2014 release date.

Godzilla (Birth)

A remolded Burning Godzilla figure, this figure, officially called "Godzilla (1995 Birth)," represents the adult Godzilla Junior from the end of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It was released on July 31, 2014. It was set for a reissue in September 2015.

Godzilla Effect Packs & Toho Ultimate Weapon Packs

Godzilla Effects & Toho Ultimate Weapons Pack

The first effect pack, released in 2012, came with the Super X2, 5 fighter jets, 5 ASTOL-MB93s, 5 MBT-92s, 5 MBAW-93s, a spiral ray accessory for Godzilla, 2 base plates, 4 stands and modified ends to the stands for the planes and ASTOL-MB93s.

Godzilla Effect Pack 2

The second effect pack was released in 2014. It came with 4 damaged buildings, 1 exploding beam type, 1 basic beam type, a fire stand, and a cracking ground stand.

Toho Ultimate Weapons Pack 2

The third effect pack was released in 2014, and includes the Super X3, 4 MBT-92s, 4 MBAW-93s, 3 ASTOL-MB93s, 2 damaged buildings, a baseplate and stand for the Super X3. It also comes with the cadmium missile pod and freeze ray for the Super X3. The buildings can be used as stands for the ASTOLs or the Super X3. The stand has the same connection that was used for the flying vehicles in the first effect pack.

Type-3 Kiryu (Heavy Arms/High Mobility)

Kiryu, based on his 2003 incarnation from Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S., was released October 2014 as a web exclusive. It is a remold of the earlier Type-3 Kiryu figure, and painted in a more silver-gray color than the previous. It was remolded to include the triple Hyper Maser Cannon in its chest rather than the Absolute Zero Cannon. The chest flaps were also remolded to match this version of Kiryu. The right arm was changed to reveal gears and a different shoulder. It was given a new hand to make it look like it could become the drill. It comes with a Tokyo S.O.S. style backpack and arm lasers, a battle-damaged head with one eye, and a drill part.

Mecha-King Ghidorah

Mecha-King Ghidorah was released in February 2015 as a web exclusive. It comes with the machine hand and the torso is made of diecast. It also comes with four capture cables and a stand. It appears to be a retool of the King Ghidorah figure. It also includes three Dorats.

Gamera (1996)

The Gamera 1996 figure, based on Gamera's appearance from Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, was released in early 2015. It features a set of flying parts, including wings and a separate waist which has jets. It also comes with a fireball effect and a flying pose cradle. It includes the stand from the first Godzilla release, but in red.

Godzilla 2000 Millennium Special Color Ver.

The Godzilla 2000 Millennium figure was reissued in 2015 with a new paint job, most notably making the dorsal plates gray. It features no other remarkable changes.[1]

Godzilla (2014) Poster Image Ver.

A special reddish-hued repaint of the Godzilla 2014 figure based on Godzilla's color scheme in posters for the film was released on February 25, 2015 in Japan only alongside the special edition DVD plus 3D & 2D Blu-ray set for Godzilla.[2]

Godzilla (2014) Spit Fire Ver.

A retool of the Godzilla 2014 figure featuring translucent glowing dorsal plates and an atomic breath accessory was announced as a web exclusive, with preorders beginning February 16, 2015, and the official Japanese release in July. The figure also includes the severed head of the female M.U.T.O. as an accessory.[3]

Godzilla (1964) Emergence Ver.

The Godzilla (1964) Emergence of Godzilla Version was announced in May of 2015. It is a repaint of the original Godzilla 1964 figure made to resemble Godzilla's appearance when he emerged from the sand in Mothra vs. Godzilla, featuring a new atomic breath effect. It was released on November 14, 2015, but was available early at New York Comic Con 2015.

King Ghidorah Special Color Ver.

The King Ghidorah Special Color Version was announced in July of 2015. It is a repaint of the original King Ghidorah figure, featuring a lighter yellow paint job based on how he appeared in Noriyoshi Ohrai's poster for Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah. It comes with three differently-colored beam accessories, colored after the beams King Ghidorah was seen firing on the poster, a stand that allows the figure to be posed like it is flying, and a figure of KIDS.

Godzilla (2001)

On January 11, 2016, Tamashii Nations' American Facebook page uploaded a cropped image of the poster for Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack.[4] Later, on January 14, the page uploaded a teaser image of the foot of a Godzilla figure for the film, stating that it would be available for pre-order the next week.[5] On January 20, Bandai's Japanese website officially revealed the Godzilla 2001 figure. The site revealed that in Japan the figure would be available for preorder on January 22, and was scheduled to begin shipping in June.[6]

Godzilla (1954)

Godzilla 1954 was announced on February 19th, 2016 and was targeted for an August release. This figure was confirmed to not be a Tamashii web exclusive, the first since Godzilla 2014.

Godzilla feat. EVA-01

Godzilla feat. EVA-01 was anounced on May 19, 2016, as part of Toho and Gainax's "Godzilla vs. Evangelion" merchandise collaboration. It is a repaint of the Adult Godzilla Junior figure with an Evangelion Unit-01 themed paint scheme.[7] On July 7, it was revealed that the figure would not have an official North American release. It was also revealed that it would have limited stock, and preorders from Japanese exclusive sites would be the only way to obtain it.

Godzilla (2016)

Godzilla 2016 was announced on June 8, 2016. It was released on November 26 in Japan.[8][9]

Godzilla (1995) Ultimate Burning Ver.

The Ultimate Burning Godzilla was announced on July 9, 2016, and is scheduled for a December 2016 release in Japan and a January 2017 release in North America. It is a retool of the Godzilla 1995 figure, featuring a new paint job, interchangeable hands, and four steam effect parts.[10]

Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms

Images of prototype S.H. MonsterArts figures for Godzilla's second and third forms in Godzilla: Resurgence were seen in a Japanese magazine. Painted prototypes of the figures were officially displayed alongside the Godzilla 2016 figure on October 27, 2016. The figures will be released in Japan as a web exclusive set in May 2017.[11]

Destoroyah (Perfect Form) Special Color Ver.

This recolor of the Destoroyah figure was announced on September 7, 2016, and is targeted for a March 2017 release. It will include several Maser Cannon accessories. It also features a more film-accurate paint scheme, and the figure's eyes are colored yellow as opposed to the black eyes of the original release.[12]

Super Mechagodzilla

Super Mechagodzilla was announced on September 14, 2016, and is scheduled for a March 2017 release. The figure is a retool of the original Mechagodzilla figure, with a shinier silver paint job, abdomen replacement parts and the Garuda, which can be freely attached or removed from the figure.[13]

Mechagodzilla (1974)

A Mechagodzilla 1974 figure was seen alongside numerous other figures at a Tamashii Nations event on October 28, 2016. The figure was later pictured alongside the Type-3 Kiryu and upcoming Mechagodzilla Poster Version figures in a magazine. No other details about the figure are currently known.

Godzilla (2016) Special Color Ver.

This recolor of the Godzilla 2016 figure is based on the maquette of the design shown at the Nico Nico Super Conference in 2016. The figure was revealed on December 19, 2016 and is planned for a limited store release. Other details are currently unknown.

Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms Special Color Ver.

Gold recolors of the second and third form Godzilla 2016 figures were announced on December 19, 2016. The figures will come as set and will be released in limited quantities as a Godzilla Store exclusive only. To purchase the figures will require a special ticket from the limited edition Godzilla: Resurgence Blu-ray/DVD set to be handed in at the Godzilla Store.

Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form Awakening Ver.

This retool of the Godzilla (2016) figure comes with an interchangeable lower jaw, interchangeable end of tail, and four atomic breath pieces. Release dates and other information are currently unknown.

Light Sound Songs

On May 23, 2016, a new subline of S.H. MonsterArts was announced. In addition to the articulation and detail of MonsterArts figures, the Light Sound Songs figures feature glowing parts and noises such as roars. The figures can also play music from their movies.

Godzilla (1989)

Godzilla 1989 is the first figure of the Light Sound Songs line, first announced on May 23, 2016. It features light up dorsal fins and mouth, and will roar. It can also play Godzilla's theme from Godzilla vs. Biollante.

Tamashii MIX

At Tamashii Nations' special event in late October 2016, the company revealed its new subline of figures, Tamashii MIX. These figures are distinguished from standard S.H. MonsterArts figures by their ability to transform into many forms.[14]

Mechagodzilla Poster Ver.

The Tamashii MIX Poster Version Mechagodzilla was first seen in a Japanese magazine along with a Heisei Godzilla figure with blue dorsal plates, recreating Noriyoshi Ohrai's poster artwork for Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2. A prototype of the figure was finally revealed at a special Tamashii Nations event on October 28, 2016, alongside the standard line's upcoming Godzilla 2016 figures and Super Mechagodzilla figure. Given the gimmick of the Tamashii MIX subline, it is likely that the figure will be able to split apart into multiple vehicles, as this version of Mechagodzilla did in an early draft of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2.[14] The figure does not yet have a release date.[15].

References

This is a list of references for S.H. MonsterArts. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. S.H.MonsterArts: Godzilla Millennium Special Color Edition Coming in April/May 2015 « SciFi Japan.
  2. S.H. MonsterArts: The Articulation Series - Upcoming Releases
  3. Import Monsters - Godzilla (2014) Spit Fire Ver.
  4. "Toy Fair 2016 looms closer and we'll once again have some cool things on display that are being released later this year. We'll just drop this here for your speculation pleasure..." - Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA - Facebook
  5. "Going up for Pre-Order next week! Here's a teaser that will be revealed soon! (it's part of an articulated foot)" - Bluefin Tamashii Nations USA - Facebook
  6. S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla (2001) - p-bandai.jp
  7. S.H.MonsterArts ゴジラ feat.EVA-01
  8. S.H. MonsterArts Index - Tamashii.jp
  9. S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2016 Revealed - S.H.Monsterarts - The Articulation Series on Facebook
  10. Upcoming Releases - S.H. MonsterArts: The Articulation Series
  11. Upcoming Releases - S.H. MonsterArts: The Articulation Series
  12. S.H. MonsterArts Destoroyah Special Color Ver. - Premium Bandai
  13. S.H. MonsterArts Super MechaGodzilla - Premium Bandai
  14. 14.0 14.1 "S.H.MonsterArts Tamashii MIX Mechagodzilla [Poster Version] The idea behind this figure is that it can transform into many forms, hence the status of Tamashii MIX vs. your standard SHMA." - S.H.MonsterArts - The Articulation Series on Facebook
  15. "Tamashii 2016 Event :-) These are prototypes without release dates." - S.H.MonsterArts - The Articulation Series on Facebook

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CdrWikizilla

21 days ago
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Not gonna buy any of these figures (money & all) but HYPED ANYWAY
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Kaiju4EVER

24 days ago
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That Shin Godzilla Awakening Version looks SO cool! I'm definitely going to buy it when it's released.
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Embow

one month ago
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I'm hoping they make a Spitfire version of Shin Godzilla.
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Magara M&E

28 days ago
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There is
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Embow

21 days ago
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OMG! YESS!!!
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Magara M&E

2 months ago
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Well I won't be able to get the exlcusive shin figures as you can only get them at the Godzilla store. Even if I buy the Eva unit 2 kiryu the tickets will be useless in America. Wish they would open a Godzilla store here.
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Magara M&E

28 days ago
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Forget the normal version,I'm getting the atomic breath shin Godzilla.
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Magara M&E

2 months ago
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I'm totally getting the Mechagodzilla 2 poster version and NERV anti Godzilla unit figures
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Magara M&E

2 months ago
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I'm also gonna get that exclusive shin if I can
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Magara M&E

2 months ago
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And the exclusive second and third form figure
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

2 months ago
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I mean, yes, it is cool to have a SHMA MG74, but what about the chogokin? Probably is better because of amount of accesories.
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SuperNerd295

2 months ago
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I really want those Shingoji figures. I have had my eyes on SHMA videos and these seem like the best choice. My only issue with the images we have is that Kamata Kuns articulated body sections in most pictures look disconnected and you can see their joints if you look closely. I am also not a big fan of the paint job on him. From afar it looks amazing but once you take a step closer it looks horrible. His evolved form has this problem on a smaller level. Shingoji only has this as a minor issue depending on how you look at him and where the joints are bending.
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

2 months ago
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In the magazine, over MIX MechaGodzilla's shoulder, is Kiryu. Given SMG is a rerelease, MIX and 1974 are both new, I wonder if Tamashii has plans for rereleasing Kiryu.
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

2 months ago
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In the magazine for Tamashii MIX MechaGodzilla, there is MG1974. Also, any word on how it looks once transformed, if it does?
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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I really want those Shingoji figures; hopefully they have them at comic con next year.
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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The bottom jaw better split open or I wont be very happy.
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

3 months ago
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I don't get it. Why is Godzilla 1989 so highly requested as a figure? Isn't it the same as 1994?
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Deathrock9

3 months ago
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Nope.
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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The Godzilla 1989 figure's light effects aren't that bright
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Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

3 months ago
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MonsterArts is making its comeback! Also, SHMA MG74! http://scont...MyOA%3D%3D.2 He's in the top left.
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Deathrock9

3 months ago
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SHMA Transforming MechaGodzilla is far cooler.
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Ghidorahnumber1

3 months ago
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Inb4 MIX M.O.U.G.E.R.A.
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Ghidorahnumber1

3 months ago
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ShodaiMekaGoji teased. On phone so I can't edit
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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I hope kamata kun and shinagawa kun come with Shingoji
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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New figure update: Transforming mechagodzilla and exclusive Blue dorsal plate Godzilla figures!
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

3 months ago
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Blue Dorsal Plate Godzilla figures?

Any photo to see what it looks like?
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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Go to my talk page
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

4 months ago
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Still waiting for the Godzilla 2001, Godzilla 1954, Godzilla 2016, Godzilla 1995 (Ultimate Burning Version), Godzilla (2016) Second and Third Forms, Destoroyah (Special Color Version), Super MechaGodzilla, and Godzilla 1989 figures, when they'll release those?
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Kaiju4EVER

4 months ago
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I think the GMK Godzilla and Godzilla 1954 have already been released, there's some figure reviews of them on Youtube and I've seen them on Ebay and Amazon.
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Magara M&E

3 months ago
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GMK and 1954 have been released
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ShodaiMeesmothLarva

3 months ago
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Than finally my wait for those figures are now over, I'm going to buy them later.