So far, we know Bandai will be handling the bulk of the Godzilla 2014 toy production, with NECA taking on nicknacks and "one big item", which we can take to mean a new addition to their quarter scale figure line. Since this sucker seems fairly well sculpted and quite possibly enormous, it could very well be the NECA Godzilla in the flesh...so to speak. In the plastic would be more accurate. Still, Bandai has announced a Deluxe Attack and Roar figure in their toy line, but this seems a bit smaller than that possibly 12 inch piece. It COULD be a larger model just for display..or it could be JAKKS Pacific's 24 inch figure! If you measure the likely height of the "Pending Licensor Approval" sign (at about 5 inches high from my Toy Fair experience), you'll come to nearly (over or under) 24 inches.
So far only the Hong Kong toys and games fair has come and gone, with no major reveals of new toy lines spilling forth, or movie related merchandise for that matter. As we begin to head into the larger Toy Fairs, that is bound to change very quickly. There seem to be other little meetings happening away from the giant fairs as well, with major retailers being shown the key items for 2014, as evidenced by a previous report on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie toys we were asked, very nicely, to delete, so it is very possible this picture came from one such meeting with a retailer sending an image to a friend..and that individual showing another, and so on until it pops up in my mailbox with no ideas as to the origin. Is the image real? Most likely. If it was a fan made piece, why bother faking a backdrop and warnings signs? "Fragile Model: Please Do Not Handle" isn't exactly the wordage one makes up for a fake sign in front of a fake Godzilla toy.
For those keeping track, here's the rundown on Godzilla toy pre-orders announced to date:
2" Mini Figure Series 01 (April 2014) - Godzilla is captured in all of his ferocious and destructive glory as never before - collectible mini figures! Each mini figure features an incredibly detailed sculpt and is hand painted. Collect them all! (Made under the Wizkids banner and possibly blind packaged.)
12" Figure (May 2014) - 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 over 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.
*Notes: Please be advised that our Godzilla Figures are listed at their length from Head to Tail, not height!
Possible Quarter Scale Figure hinted at
A question was posed as to if NECA would be making older movie based Godzilla figures as well. NECA replied "Making many." Both new and classic designs are on the way. If they show anything at Toy Fair in February, it will be of the classic design. They say they are not allowed to show the new movie design yet.
Godzilla Chibi Two Pack - Battle Damaged Godzilla and 8 Legged MUTO Monster (January 2014)
Godzilla Chibi Two Pack - Godzilla and Winged MUTO Monster
Godzilla Destruction Pack with Godzilla (January 2014) - Includes: 1 figure, 1 destructible building, 1 military aircraft
Godzilla Destruction Pack with Winged MUTO Monster (January 21014) - Includes: 1 figure, 1 destructible building, 1 military aircraft
Godzilla Deluxe Destruction Pack (January 2014) - Bring the excitement of the movie home and fight for humanity as Godzilla or be the Eight Legged Muto and try to destroy the world. You’re epic battles are sure to crumble the city and bring in the military.
- Exclusive 8 Legged 3.5” Muto is only available in this item
- Included destructible buildings and bridge break apart when struck
Includes: 2 figures, 3 destructible buildings, 5 military vehicles
Godzilla Fighting Figure - Tail Strike Godzilla (January 2014) - Bring the fight home as you become Godzilla and unleash his awesome power with tail smashing excitement or Muto destroying upper body attacks. Tail Strike Godzilla features a swinging tail that is manipulated by a chest control. Package Size: 10”h x 10”w x 4”d
Godzilla Fighting Figure - Bite and Thrash Godzilla (January 2014) - Bring the fight home as you become Godzilla and unleash his awesome power with tail smashing excitement or Muto destroying upper body attacks. Bite & Thrash Godzilla’s upper body attacks are activated through an upper tail control. Package Size: 10”h x 10”w x 4”d
Godzilla Deluxe Attack and Roar Figure (January 2014) - With collector level detailing this large scale figure brings Godzilla to life as he blasts his powerful atomic breath and lets out his iconic trademarked roar. Package Size: 12”h x 15”w x 6”d
Godzilla 24 inch Figure (March 2014)
We expect the January delivery date on most of this is a little off, seeing as how we haven't seen more than this glimpse of the toy lines so far. More to come very soon, to be sure!