NECA

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NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) is an American company that manufactures collectible merchandise based on licensed properties such as films, video games, television series, and sports. A subsidiary of Bandai, NECA acquired the license to Godzilla from Warner Bros. in 2014 to coincide with the 2014 American film. While it initially produced merchandise specifically for the 2014 film, NECA has since released figures of many different versions of Godzilla. In 2019, it released figures for the monsters from the 2014 film's sequel, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Each NECA Godzilla figure stands over 6 inches tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12 inches long. They are very detailed and have nearly 30 points of articulation.

Some of NECA's subsidiary companies, such as WizKids (stylized as WiZK!DS) and Kidrobot, have released merchandise utilizing the Godzilla license as well.

Figures

2014 Godzilla

NECA's 2014 Godzilla figures, based on Godzilla's appearance in the 2014 Legendary Pictures film. come in two sizes. One is 6 inches tall and began shipping on May 16th.[1] The other is 12 inches tall, features more articulation, sound effects and was released in July 2014.[2]

6" tall (12" length) figure

  • Description: "From one of the most anticipated movie releases this year, the relaunch of the classic Godzilla franchise. This 6″ tall figure is highly detailed and fully articulated, and 12” long from head to tail! Over 25 points of articulation and a bendable tail. This classic movie monster has never looked so good in toy form."

12" tall (24" length) figure

  • Description: "From one of the most anticipated movie releases this year, the relaunch of the classic Godzilla franchise. This 12″ tall action figure with is highly detailed and fully articulated, and 24” long from head to tail! Over 25 points of articulation, bendable tail, and sound effects. Batteries included. The classic movie monster has never looked so good in toy form."

1994 Godzilla

NECA's 1994 Godzilla is the second figure in the line, representing Godzilla as he appeared in Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. It was originally released in August 2014 and reissued in February 2018. NECA announced a second reissue, this one with a new box, at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.

  • Description: "In celebration of the new Godzilla motion picture, we begin to explore the classic decade-spanning franchise. Our first offering is based on the 1994 movie version of the beloved monster Godzilla from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible detail and nearly 30 points of articulation."

1985 Godzilla

Released in November 2014, 1985 Godzilla was the third figure in NECA's Godzilla line, representing Godzilla as he appeared in The Return of Godzilla. Fan response to initial sculpts of the figure having a small head lead to a reworking of the figure to become more screen accurate. NECA announced a reissue of the figure with new dorsal plates, hands, and a new box at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.

  • Description: "In celebration of the new Godzilla motion picture, we begin to explore the classic decade-spanning franchise, with our second version of the beloved monster based on the movie Godzilla 1985 (originally titled The Return of Godzilla). The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible detail, including a bendable tail and nearly 30 points of articulation!"

Classic 1995 Burning Godzilla

Classic 1995 Burning Godzilla is the fourth figure in the line, representing Godzilla's appearance in Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. It was scheduled to be released in January of 2015, but did not finally see release until early March. NECA announced a reissue of the figure with a new box at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.

  • Description: "Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, we continue to explore the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise! This version of the beloved monster is based on the 1995 movie Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible “burning” details, a bendable tail and nearly 30 points of articulation!"

1954 Godzilla

NECA's 1954 Godzilla is the fifth figure in the line, representing Godzilla from the original 1954 film. It was originally scheduled for a spring 2015 release, but was pushed back to September, with the release of the Classic Video Game Appearance Godzilla figure being pushed up before it. NECA announced a reissue of the figure with a new box at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019.

  • Description: "Celebrating the most famous kaiju of all time, we go back to the beginning of the classic decade-spanning Godzilla franchise! This version of the beloved monster is based on the original black-and-white Godzilla movie, released in 1954. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible detail, a bendable tail and nearly 30 points of articulation!"

Classic Video Game Appearance Godzilla

Classic Video Game Appearance Godzilla is the sixth figure in the line, representing Godzilla as he appeared in the 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System game Godzilla: Monster of Monsters!. It was announced at Toy Fair 2015. It is partially made from the mold of the 1985 Godzilla figure, but features new dorsal plates and a light blue color scheme with some pixels painted on its body, to match Godzilla's sprite in the game. It began shipping on June 25, 2015.

  • Description: "Based on his appearance in the 1988 game for the popular 8-bit home console, Godzilla stands over 6″ tall and is nearly 12” long, with over 30 points of articulation (including bendable tail) and all new dorsal plates to match his in-game silhouette. Stylized paint deco reproduces the video game’s pixilated look. The figure comes in special window box packaging inspired by the classic video game cartridge box."

2001 Godzilla

On February 13, 2016, NECA revealed images of an unpainted prototype figure of the Godzilla design from Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, which was to be showcased later at Toy Fair. On March 9, 2016, Toho Kingdom posted official pictures of the finished figure on Twitter.[3][4] The figure was originally scheduled for a July 2016 release, but was pushed back to October 17, 2016.[5]

  • Description: "This version of the beloved monster is based on the 2001 movie Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes. The figure stands over 6″ tall, with a head-to-tail measurement of over 12″ long. It features incredible detail and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!"

Shin Godzilla (2016)

An unpainted prototype figure of Godzilla based on his appearance in Shin Godzilla was seen alongside NECA's upcoming Godzilla and Pacific Rim figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. On Twitter, NECA stated that the figure was estimated for a winter release, and that a special announcement would be made in October.[6] The painted figure was finally revealed on October 12, at a Shin Godzilla screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers. The figure was released in May 2017.[7]

  • Description: "From Shin Godzilla, the blockbuster 2016 movie that returned the classic Godzilla franchise to its roots! The most famous kaiju in the world measures 6″ tall and 12” long from head to tail. It features incredible detail and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!"[7]

2001 Godzilla (Atomic Blast)

This retool of the 2001 Godzilla figure was unveiled at the 2017 New York Toy Fair alongside the Shin Godzilla (2016) figure. The figure comes with a new atomic breath piece and an added bluish tint for the dorsal plates and front of the body. It was released in August 2017.

  • Description: "NECA continues to celebrate the most famous kaiju of all time! This version of the beloved monster is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the 2001 movie Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, a spectacular battle between Godzilla and some of his most famous foes."

Reactor Glow Godzilla

The Reactor Glow Godzilla is a repaint of NECA's Burning Godzilla figure. Although the image on the back of the box shows a Burning Godzilla figure with all of the orange on its body recolored green, the actual figure features non-translucent, glow-in-the-dark green blotches instead. It was available exclusively through a March 2017 Loot Crate DX subscription.

  • Description: "No primal crate would be complete without an appearance from the King of Monsters himself. This highly articulated Loot Crate variant from the 1995 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah movie has incredible, glow-in-the-dark details just like Godzilla does when he unleashes his Atomic Breath!"

2016 Shin Godzilla (Atomic Blast)

On June 27, 2018, a retool of the Shin Godzilla (2016) figure was revealed, the first Godzilla-related figure announced by NECA in over a year. The figure features purple paint effects on its body and dorsal plates, as well as new molds for the mouth and tail tip. It comes with two atomic breath effect pieces, one for the mouth and one for the tail, and began shipping in September.[8]

  • Description: "From the blockbuster 2016 movie that returned the classic Godzilla franchise to its roots!

This version of the most famous kaiju in the world is based on Godzilla’s “Atomic Blast” attack in the movie. The figure measures 6″ tall and 12″ long from head to tail. It features Atomic Blast effects that attach to both mouth and tail, all new paint deco, new head sculpt, and over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!"[8]

Godzilla (King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962 Movie)

A figure of Godzilla from King Kong vs. Godzilla was revealed on July 19, 2018 in a display along with 2016 Shin Godzilla (Atomic Blast) and 1956 Movie Poster Godzilla. Its release date was originally set for November 2018, but was ultimately pushed back to late February 2019.[9]

  • Description: "NECA continues to celebrate the most famous kaiju in the world in action figure form!

This version of the beloved monster is based on the 1962 movie King Kong vs. Godzilla. The figure measures 6″ tall and 12” long from head to tail. It features over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail!"

1956 Movie Poster Godzilla

A retool of the 1954 Godzilla repainted to reflect Godzilla's coloration on American one sheet posters for Godzilla, King of the Monsters! was revealed on July 19, 2018 in a display along with the 2016 Shin Godzilla (Atomic Blast) and Godzilla (King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962 Movie). The figure is scheduled to be released in the second quarter of 2019.

  • Description: "NECA goes back to the movie that started the reign of the most famous kaiju in the world!

This version of the beloved monster is based on the one-sheet poster for movie’s 1956 U.S. release, Godzilla, King of the Monsters!

The figure measures 6″ tall and 12″ long from head to tail. It features over 30 points of articulation, including an articulated tail! The package insert doubles as a foldable backdrop that brings the one-sheet to life – Godzilla can be posed in the fold of the backdrop creating a 3D version of the poster illustration in toy form.

Comes in collector-friendly window box packaging with opening flap."

Godzilla (2019)

NECA revealed a figure of Godzilla from Godzilla: King of the Monsters at New York Toy Fair on February 16, 2019, alongside its Mothra, Rodan, and Godzilla V2 figures. It was released on May 7 2019.

  • Description: "NECA is thrilled to present its first figure from the upcoming, hotly anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie!

Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie, the all-new Godzilla is fully poseable, with over 25 points of articulation."

Mothra (2019)

A figure of the imago Mothra from Godzilla: King of the Monsters will be released in May 2019. It includes a cocoon display base. The figure was originally meant to include a Mothra larva accessory, but it was not approved and is excluded from the final release.[10]

  • Description: "NECA is thrilled to present its second figure from the upcoming, hotly anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie!

Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie, Mothra features articulated wings and includes a display base with support rod for simulated in-air poses."

Rodan (2019)

A figure of Rodan from Godzilla: King of the Monsters was released in July 2019, though it was originally announced for September. It comes with a volcano display base and two interchangeable heads, one with an open mouth and one with a closed mouth.

  • Description: "NECA is thrilled to present its next figure from the upcoming, hotly anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie!

Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie, Rodan features articulated wings and includes a display base with support rod for simulated in-air poses."

Godzilla V2 (2019)

A figure of Godzilla from Godzilla: King of the Monsters with blue eyes and dorsal fins, as well as an atomic breath effect piece, was released in August 2019.

  • Description: "NECA is thrilled to present another figure from the upcoming, hotly anticipated Godzilla: King of the Monsters movie!

Based on the monster’s on-screen appearance in this sequel to the 2014 Godzilla movie, this version of Godzilla features lightning paint deco and is fully poseable, with over 25 points of articulation.

The figures comes with an attachable blast effect."

1964 Godzilla (Mothra vs. Godzilla)

A figure of Godzilla from Mothra vs. Godzilla was announced on July 18, 2019, and is scheduled to be released in November.

  • Description: "NECA is excited to introduce the next iteration for the most famous kaiju in the world, Godzilla!

Based on its appearance in the 1964 film, Mothra vs Godzilla, Godzilla stands approximately 6” tall and measures 12” long from head to tail. Featuring over 30 points of articulation and an articulated tail, Godzilla will come packaged in collector friendly window box packaging with opening flap."

Burning Godzilla (2019)

A figure of the MonsterVerse version of Burning Godzilla from Godzilla: King of the Monsters was revealed at San Diego Comic Con 2019 by NECA.[11] The release date of the figure is currently unknown.

Scrapped Figures

NECA suggested Ghost Godzilla, Marvel Godzilla, and Hanna-Barbera Godzilla figures to Toho, who rejected them.[12][13] NECA also created a prototype Godzilla 2014 figure featuring translucent blue dorsal fins, but Toho did not approve it.[14]

WizKids mini-figures

Body Knockers

NECA released a Godzilla Body Knocker, based on his 1954 design.

Scalers

NECA Scalers are figures designed to cling to cables and cords. The Pacific Rim and Godzilla figures in this series were released in 2014.

Kidrobot plushes

Main article: Kidrobot.

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