One of the best blockbusters films of this summer, Godzilla 2014 finally premiered in Japan last Friday after long wait. Delayed release is not always bad though, because Japanese viewers can buy this really awesome Godzilla Cup with Figure Topper in theaters!
As you might have guessed, this cup is sold exclusively in Japanese theaters, and for limited quantity only. So how can you get it if you want one? Well, you can always find rare collectibles and novelties on YJ Auction via Rinkya!
High-end teddy bear maker Steiff is going to release limited edition stuffed Godzilla this coming November to commemorate the 60th year anniversary of Godzilla. The quantity is limited to 1954 pieces, which is the same number as the year the original Godzilla movie hit theaters.
This Godzilla is all hand-made as all Steiff stuffed animals are, and sold exclusively in Japan. You can pre-order this very special Godzilla through Rinkya Direct now. Remember, quantity is very limited!
Rinkya Price: $587.72 (excluding international shipping)
Garamon, first appeared in Ultra Q series from 1966, is one of the most popular kaiju from the show, and continues to have a big following among Ultra fandom. Today, we found a very interesting diorama featuring Garamon listed for auction.
Have you already seen the new Godzilla movie? I absolutely loved it!
I liked it so much I went looking for Godzilla bento.
The detailed cut of seaweed replicating the iconic silhouette is amazing! The side dishes to go with the rice (boiled pumpkins, pickled plum) are also very traditional style homemade Japanese food, reminding us of Showa-period Japan when Godzilla first appeared on screen.
Pacific Rim premiered in Japan on August 8th, and it’s already scoring 3 hundred million yen (~US$3M) for Japanese box office in 3 days! With all the super robots and kaijus rampaging on large screens, it’s not surprising that Japanese people fell in love with the film.
And of course, as customary for Japanese marketing, limited edition items related to the film are being released, in which Japanese fans cannot resist!
Currently, especially sought after among Japanese fans is a book called “Pacific Rim Visual Guide,” which is a translated version of what’s originally titled Pacific Rim: Man, Machines, and Monster in English by David S. Cohen.
This is the cover for the Japanese version, translated and released from ShoPro Books.
It contains beautiful concept sketches, commentary, director’s notes, behind-the-scene stories, all the good stuff. On Amazon Japan, Pacific Rim Visual Guide sold out quickly after the film’s successful opening. Right now, it’s being sold for whooping 14,000 yen at Amazon Marketplace. Wow, that’s quite a jump, since the original English version is still being sold for under $30 (although the English version seems to be out of stock at the moment too and takes months to get a reprint). This rise in price is due to the small number of prints in Japan. Only 3,000 of Pacific Rim Visual Guides were printed in total, while 200,000 people have already gone to see the film in the first 3 days.
On Yahoo Japan Auction, the price for Visual Guide is less ridiculous, ranging from 6000-8000 yen, but it’s fiercely competed and creating quite a bidding war, a different kind of war than defeating a giant monster from the ocean!
If you are a fan, could you resist the urge to add this to your collection? Or are you happy with just the movie experience? Japanese people certainly are prone to exclusive items and limited edition collectibles!
If you are interested in joining the war, check out all listings on Pacific Rim Visual Guide from the Bid Now button below!
One of the greatest kaiju toys out there, BANDAI’s 20-inch Radio Controlled Mechagodzilla 1974 is being listed for auctionright now.
Even with the hight retail price of US$800, this mighty Mechagodzilla toy sold out immediately after its release in 2009. Its massive 1/100-scale, 20-inch tall body, loaded with built-in gimmicks, and the attention to details made it way worth the money, and it has been highly sought after on used market ever since. These photos are from the item’s official site.
The auction seller has never opened the toy, so this is what the actual auction item looks like, in an original box.
It’s got lots of fun, great gimmicks!
Rotating head (action for making energy shield)
Arms move up/down
Hands rotate at the wrists
Flashing lights in eyes
Flashing lights in mouth
Flashing lights in fingertips
Chest opens and flashes light
Installed sound effects for each action
The appearance of Mechagodzilla is based on 1974 model. Watch the promo video below to see what amazing actions it is capable of!
If so, don’t hesitate and bid on BANDAI 20” R/C Mechagodzilla on Yahoo Japan Auction!
On somewhere like Amazon Marketplace, it’s being listed for 500,000 yen, but on our Auction, its current highest bid is only 101,000 yen, and if you really don’t want to miss it, the seller is offering buyout option for 150,000 yen! So don’t hesitate and get it!
The replica head is about 42cm tall (16.5 inch). The smaller CCP 1/6-scale Tokusatsu Series Gamera HG ver. figure is being displayed next to the 1/1 head in the above picture to compare the size between the two (thus not included in the set). Looks incredible, doesn’t it?
It’s also built in with a fun gimmick. When you push down on Gamera’s tongue, its eyes and mouth starts to flash just like Gamera did in the film, with the lighting effect imitating fiery plasma shots coming out of its throat.
In the upper right photo, you can see the eyes and throat glowing.
Only 500 of them were made as limited edition in 2011, and were sold out immediately. Today we found one listed on Yahoo Japan Auction for 69,800 yen! (Original retail price 49,800 yen)
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