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Godzilla Throws Down With Ghidorah In Final Trailer For “Godzilla: King Of The Monsters”

He’s back, and he brought a couple of friends with him. Warner Bros. just released the final trailer for “Godzilla: King of The Monsters”, which sees our favorite atomic dinosaur meeting up with Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah (among others) in what will certainly be a very memorable Kaiju movie.

Check out the final trailer below:

I will never hear “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” again and not think of Godzilla. I’m fine with that.

Also, 17 monsters! They only show who we already know about, plus a spider thing (Kumonga?), and there is something that could be Anguirus. Who else could join the fray?

Here is the official synopsis from Warner Bros:

The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” hits theaters on May 31.

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NECA at Toy Fair 2019 – Aliens, It, TMNT, Godzilla & more

Check out all the new toys we saw at NECA’s booth during NY Toy Fair 2019. Featured here are toys from Karate Kid, Golden Girls, It, Alien: Resurrection, Halloween, Alien VS Predator, Friday the 13th, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla (classic and new movie), and more.

We also did two live streams with them of everything in the booth (including some things not shown here) – one on Saturday during the show, and another the following day with a booth rep (video quality is rough in that one, but audio is very good and informative).

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“Diamond Select Toys” Toy Fair 2019 Walk-through

Zach Oat from Diamond Select gives us a tour of the new products seen at NY Toy Fair 2019.

This includes figures, statues, and minimates for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Bruce Lee, Nightmare before Christmas, Castlevania, Sonic the Hedgehog, Westworld, John Wick, and more.

We also learn how their acquisition of Gentle Giant has affected their offerings, with DST having the Star Wars license for the first time ever.

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NECA guided Tour – LIVE at TOY FAIR 2019

We are back at the NECA booth with a guided tour, let’s check out the new Aliens vs Predator, horror toys, TMNT, Godzilla, terminator and more

Sorry for the video quality, the Javits Center wifi was very spotty today and I was using my data plan for the other vids, which ran out this morning.

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NECA booth At NY TOY FAIR 2019 – LIVE

We are live from the NECA booth at toy fair 2019 for a quick walk through. Stay tuned later this weekend for a full tour with the main man of NECA, Randy Falk.

Sorry for the video quality, still learning how to live stream here, and we were competing with many other people in a very large building.

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LEGENDARY AND WARNER BROS. PICTURES ANNOUNCE CINEMATIC FRANCHISE UNITING GODZILLA, KING KONG AND OTHER ICONIC GIANT MONSTERS

godzilla-1954-main-reviewFollowing Legendary’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ 2014 success with the global reinvention of the Godzilla franchise, the companies have come together to create an epic, new shared cinematic franchise. All-powerful monsters become towering heroes for a new generation, revealing a mythology that brings together Godzilla and Legendary’s King Kong in an ecosystem of other giant super-species, both classic and new. Monarch, the human organization that uncovered Godzilla in the 2014 film, will expand their mission across multiple releases.

The announcement that the reinvention of monsters continues was made today by Legendary CEO, Thomas Tull and Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. The initial trio of films are 2017’s KONG: SKULL ISLAND, GODZILLA 2 in 2018 and then GODZILLA VS. KONG, arriving in theaters in 2020. While Legendary maintains its new home at Universal Pictures, the GODZILLA films remain in partnership with Warner Bros., who will now also distribute KONG as a part of this franchise. Production on KONG: SKULL ISLAND begins October 19th.

Warner Bros. and Legendary released Godzilla in May 2014 with an agreement to release Godzilla 2 on June 8, 2018. Both films feature the human Monarch organization. Shortly following Legendary’s pact with NBC Universal, Legendary acquired rights to additional classic characters from Toho’s Godzilla universe, including Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah. This paved the way for developing a franchise centered around Monarch and anchored by Godzilla, King Kong, and other famous creatures.

When Legendary announced films centered on Godzilla and Kong, fans all over the world speculated these two characters might one day meet in the same film. Classic Toho monsters including King Ghidorah, Mothra, and Rodan, as announced at Comic-Con 2014, may also join the Legendary pantheon of giant monster mayhem going forward.

“Audiences really responded to Godzilla,” stated Tull. “Today, I’m excited to reveal that film was only the beginning of an epic new entertainment universe. As a lifelong fan of these characters, I’ve always wanted to see the ultimate showdown, and today we’re pleased to be announcing that and more.”

“Working with our partners at Legendary, we enjoyed tremendous creative and commercial success with `Godzilla,’” said Tsujihara. “It’s great to be able to revisit these characters and help create a franchise with so many creative possibilities for filmmakers. Fans love these big, globally iconic films and it doesn’t get any bigger than this.”

About the Productions

KONG: SKULL ISLAND stars Tom Hiddleston, Sam Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Tian Jing, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, and Toby Kebbell. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, John Gatins, Dan Gilroy, and Derek Connolly, KONG: SKULL ISLAND will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island. Legendary’s Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni will produce with Mary Parent. Alex Garcia and Eric McLeod will executive produce. Warner Bros. will distribute the film in 3D and IMAX 3D on March 10, 2017.

GODZILLA 2 will be written by Max Borenstein and directed by Gareth Edwards. Legendary is producing with Mary Parent and Alex Garcia will executive produce. The film is set to be released by Warner Bros. on June 8, 2018.

GODZILLA VS. KONG will be released in 2020.

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NYCC 2015: Diamond Select Toys – Marvel Comics, Batman, Gotham, Aliens & more

Zach Oat from Diamond Select Toys joined us at their booth during New York Comic Con 2015 to give us a three-part tour of all of the new items and exclusives from their company.

In the first part, we see plenty of new items including statues, action figures, minimates and other items from Batman: The Animated Series, the 1960’s Batman TV show, Gotham, Aliens, Godzilla, Marvel Comics, Universal Horror monsters, and Plants VS Zombies.

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Dark Horse Comics celebrates 25 Years of Publishing Manga

March 2013 is Manga Month at Dark Horse Comics. The comics company is celebrating 25 years of publishing some of the best and most exciting Manga in the industry, partnering with Manga greats like Amano, CLAMP, Hiroya Oku, Yasuhiro Nightow, Kohta Hirano and so many more! They’ve also been publishing english editions of the longest running Manga in publishing, “Oh My Goddess” (which was one of my earliest Manga reads, don’t judge). Dark Horse’s Manga expert extraordinaire and editor, Carl Horn, details their history and what we’re celebrating:

It began as it usually does—with Godzilla rising from the sea. Dark Horse’s first manga, published twenty-five years ago this May, was Kazuhisa Iwata’s adaptation of the 1984 Godzilla movie. It was edited and adapted into English by the founder and president of the company, Mike Richardson, and its vice president of publishing, Randy Stradley. Looking back, the choice seems to pay tribute to the original generation of Japanese pop culture fans in North America, whom they represent. After all, anime’s been on TV here since 1963, but as far back as the 1950s young Americans were thrilling to Japanese kaiju (giant monster) films that were dubbed in English for US theaters, such as Godzilla and Rodan. The tremendous success of the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise (from which Dark Horse’s latest release, Evangelion: Comic Tribute, is out in March) has encouraged some of today’s fans to rediscover the kaiju tradition, which remains an important influence on the work of Evangelion director Hideaki Anno.

That brings us right around to anime, which issue #1 of Godzilla already had a nod to. I noticed the ad on the last page that promoted a Dark Horse comic book series that had begun just the year before entitled Mecha,promising a story “in the tradition of Mobile Suit Gundam.” What struck me is that Dark Horse was saying this in 1988—ten years before Gundam had its first US home video release, and twelve years before any Gundam would be broadcast on TV here. But Mecha’s writer (Randy Stradley once more, with pencils and mecha designs by Harrison Fong) was already building Gundam models back then, and he was confident the kind of fans who read Dark Horse would know what he meant; Randy’s editorial on the inside front cover of Mecha #1 felt free to mention not only Gundam, but Macross, Dunbine, and Orguss as influences. Mecha, in fact, was Dark Horse’s very first comic book to be published in color.

Dark Horse is unusual among North American manga companies for its strong tradition of comic book publishing. But that’s the very tradition that launched manga here—all through the 1980s and ’90s, the standard industry format for manga publishing in English involved putting one or two new chapters out each month as a comic book, and we still publish series such as Oh My Goddess! and Blade of the Immortal that began that way. It may seem a strange way to publish manga now, and yet, it had a certain authenticity to the way manga are published in Japan, where they aren’t released straight to tankobon (graphic novel) format, but are instead serialized chapter by chapter in magazines that have page sizes more similar to American comics than tankobon. When I look back over the space of a quarter century to that first issue of Godzilla, the fact that our first manga looked like our first comic books takes on a special meaning—it symbolizes how they were right alongside each other in our founding years, and how they both remain at the core of our identity as a publisher. You’ll be hearing a lot more about it in this, Dark Horse’s twenty-fifth manga anniversary year.

-Carl Horn, Editor

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New York Toy Fair 2013: “Bluefin Distribution” unveils Sailor Moon, DBZ, Power Rangers and more

“Bluefin Distribution” came to NY Toy Fair with many debuting products for the serious fan of Japanese toys!

This is another one of those posts that is really all about the photo gallery, so be on the look out for new super-poseable toys from “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”, Sailor Moon, prototypes for Dragonball Z, Mazinger, One Piece, Godzilla, King Kong, Fatal Fury, and tons of other hot Japanese properties. Bluefin always has an exciting booth to visit of toys that would bankrupt me if I bought too many of them.

Check out the massive gallery below to see all the latest things from Bluefin!

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