Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Godzilla Toy Tuesday! Godzilla vs The Micronauts And Gamera In A Box

Written By: Ken Hulsey
Source: Amazon.com

KM-01 First Godzilla and Yellow Microman Action Figure Set

If you are a child of the 70s, then you probably remember the Micronauts line of toys and comic books.

Well in Japan they are called Microman, and they have been a popular line of action figures since 1974.

In 2004, to mark the 50th anniversary of Godzilla, the Japanese toy company, Takara, who manufactures the Microman line, added "the king of monsters" to their catalog.

Today, these figures are hard to find, but I have located a couple of the 1954 Godzilla with yellow Microman figures through Amazon.

Get em while they are hot!

I bet Godzilla would teach old Baron Karza a thing or two, huh.

4 1/4" Gamera SF Movie Selection Trading Figure (One Random Figure)

What is Gamera doing in a Godzilla toy post?

Well, Japan's titanic turtle has been in the news a lot lately, thanks to the "Gamera, The Giant Monster" DVD release from Shout! Factory, so we thought that we would share the love.

This is 4 1/2 inches of pure tortoise fury!

These are boxed trading figures from Japan, and there are four different figures in the set.

They are randomly boxed and any figure could be inside, so it's kinda like gambling, but each of these highly detailed Gamera figures is worth the risk.

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Burbank, CA – March 29, 2010 – Legendary Pictures announced today that they will develop and produce a new film based on Toho Company’s famed GODZILLA character. Through the terms of the agreement, Legendary Pictures has acquired the rights to produce a movie inspired by Toho’s Godzilla, a franchise the Japanese company created and has nurtured for over fifty years.

Toho’s GODZILLA franchise boasts one of the most widely recognized film creatures worldwide, resulting in a series of books, television programs, video games and more than 25 films worldwide. Legendary intends to approach the film and its characters in the most authentic manner possible. The company will, in the near future, announce a filmmaker to helm the film for an intended 2012 release. The film will fall under the company’s co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Toho will distribute the film in Japan."

"Godzilla" is coming back -- this time, with Legendary Pictures taking the lead, co-producing and co-financing with Warner Bros. for release in 2012.

Legendary announced Monday it had obtained rights to the iconic monster character from Japan's Toho Co., which has overseen more than 25 "Godzilla" films. Toho will release the pic in Japan.

Legendary said it's planning to announce a director shortly.

In addition to Legendary, producers on the new film will be Dan Lin, Roy Lee and Brian Rogers. Yoshimitsu Banno, Kenji Okuhira and Doug Davison will exec produce.

"Godzilla is one of the world's most powerful pop culture icons, and we at Legendary are thrilled to be able to create a modern epic based on this long-loved Toho franchise," said Thomas Tull, Chairman and CEO of Legendary. "Our plans are to produce the Godzilla that we, as fans, would want to see. We intend to do justice to those essential elements that have allowed this character to remain as pop-culturally relevant for as long as it has."

Legendary noted the film will fall under its co-production and co-financing deal with Warner Bros. Legendary's productions with Warners have included "The Dark Knight," "300" and "The Hangover."

Speculation about a new "Godzilla" has been active since last summer. The Bloody Disgusting web site reported in August that the project was in development.