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    Photo courtesy of Diamond Select Toys. © LEGENDARY PICTURES Source: Diamond Select Toys press release Special Thanks to Zach Oat It’s almost October, which means it’s time for the October Previews catalog to unleash its pre-order goodness on an unsuspecting public! This month, there are a variety of items from Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant LTD, including more AEW Minimates, a new Indiana Jones statue, their first Rebel Moon action figures, a new Matrix diorama, new Pacific Rim action figures, and the usual goodies from Marvel and Star Wars! Read Diamond Select's report for details on the complete line-up of pre-orders, then find a store at comicshoplocator.com or order at diamondselecttoys.com and gentlegiantltd.com! PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING Special Ops (Series 3) Deluxe Action Figure Set A Diamond Select Toys release! Un-cancel the apocalypse! The Jaegers and Kaiju of PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING, are back,

    Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Gregg Katzman The menace of Zoospora spreads! The new monster on the block is going after Anguirus and the only hope against either is a robot called MOGUERA! The only hope, that is, unless Doctors Honda and Wiggum can find out any information about this new threat from the Voice! And where is Godzilla? Written by Andrew MacLean with art by Jake Smith. Variant covers by Andrew MacLean, Jake Smith, Hazen Becker and Tom Scioli. In Shops: September 27, 2023 Price: $4.99 Pages: 32 For information on how to acquire Godzilla comics and graphic novels from IDW, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

    Source:  Ghost X Ghost press release Special Thanks to Brock Otterbacher Jet Jaguar - Protector T-Shirt, featuring metallic silver ink, and Jet Jaguar Head Pin Set are now available for preorder from Ghost X Ghost! Preorders for the shirt run until FRIDAY, September 29th at NOON PST.   ■ Jet Jaguar - Protector T-Shirt Photo courtesy of Ghost X Ghost. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. JET JAGUAR, the Robotic Protector, as seen through a filter of 80s pop art, vintage punk, and street, all with a modern twist. Features metallic silver ink!Screen printed on a 100% soft spun cotton black t-shirt.   ESTIMATED DELIVERY - Q4 2023 Designed by GXG Printed by Bay Merch Price: $30.00 Order Link:  https://ghostxghost.com/products/jet-jaguar-protector-t-shirt?mc_cid=11d697d4d7&mc_eid=5df0f56949         ■ Jet Jaguar Head Soft Enamel Pin Set Photo courtesy of

      The new Godzilla is featured on limited edition labels for Tantakatan shiso shochu. Photo courtesy of Oenon Group. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©OENON Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Source: Oenon Group press releaseOfficial Site: https://www.oenon.jp/tantakatan/ (Japan)   The alcoholic beverage company Oenon has announced a collaboration with Godzilla, King of the Monsters, commemorating both the 30th anniversary of Oenon's "Tantakatan" shiso shochu and GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan), the 30th domestic live-action film in the Godzilla series! Photo courtesy of Oenon Group. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©OENON Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Shiso shochu is a distilled liquor made from shiso (aka perilla) leaves. Oenon's "Tantakatan" series, which is said to carry a "fresh aroma from Hokkaido," comes from carefully selected red shiso plants. It is characterized by its refreshing aroma and easy-to-drink taste. It is recommended to drink

    Photo courtesy of Volks Inc. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Volks Inc. press release Volks Inc. (Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto), a designer, manufacturer, and retailer of model and toy products, will launch a new series called the "Orient Hero Collection" (オリエントヒーローコレクション, Oriento Hīrō Korekushon), an update of the legendary "Orient Hero Series" (オリエントヒーローシリーズ, Oriento Hīrō Shirīzu) Garage Kit (GK) series that was popular in the 1980s and 1990s. The first items to be released will be two popular monsters from Tsuburaya Productions' RETURN OF ULTRAMAN series; Gudon and Twintail. These kits will be available exclusively at the "Hobby Round 29" (ホビーラウンド29, Hobī Raundo 29) event hosted by Volks on Sunday, October 1st. The original "Orient Hero Series" was a Volks GK line created in 1985 and based on the concept of "creating a three-dimensional embodiment of all the heroes created by the East." The series, which has produced numerous

    Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Site: https://godzillagames.jp/battle_line/Special Thanks to Yuna Kishita   Godzilla series artist Shinji Nishikawa has created a promotional illustration for the GODZILLA BATTLE LINE/GAMERA -Rebirth- Collaboration. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Kadokawa Corporation has provided SciFi Japan with a large, high quality image of the promotional artwork for the collaboration between their  GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu, 2023) anime series and the Toho smartphone game "Godzilla Battle Line" (ゴジラ バトルライン, Gojira Batoru Rain). Directed by Hiroyuki Seshita,  GAMERA -Rebirth- is a 6 episode series based on the live-action Gamera movies that depicts Gamera fighting five enemy kaiju first introduced in films made from 1967-1971. The anime show was released worldwide on Netflix this past September 7th. Launching in 2021, the "Godzilla Battle Line" game allows players to build their own

    Photo courtesy of DADAGRAM. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©MONSTROUSA Source: DADAGRAM press releaseMONSTROUSA Official Site: https://shop.monstrousa.com/ Photo courtesy of DADAGRAM.©MONSTROUSA On September 12th, DADAGRAM (ダダグラム, Dadaguramu), a Shimokitazawa-based costume design company (Setagaya-ku, Tokyo), launched its new apparel brand "MONSTROUSA" (モンストローサ, Monsutorōsa) with an original  collection commemorating the 55th anniversary of Ultraseven. Actor and costume designer Kaishi Iwao (THE NAKED DIRECTOR, TRILLION GAME) is supervising the design and production of the Ultraseven line. While there are countless apparel brands in the world, an apparel brand handled by a costume shop is truly rare. Costume makers do not make clothes for an unspecified "someone," but rather tailor them for each and every person who will wear them. With the MONSTROUSA brand, the design team will make clothes that bring out the individuality of each person who wears them through the meticulous attention to detail that can only be achieved by

    Award winning story of a charismatic labor union activist battling corporate greed to improve the lives of workers debuts in EnglishSource: ABLAZE press release Special Thanks to Erik Jansen (MediaLab)  Photo courtesy of Ablaze. Comics and graphic novel publisher ABLAZE notably expands its webtoon manhwa catalog with THE AWL, a moving and socially conscious series about the struggles of workers at an oppressive Korean big box superstore as they strive for better lives and working conditions.  The work is by creator Choi Gyu-Seok, who was also the artist of The Hellbound, a manhwa series adapted into a live action show and streaming on Netflix now. THE AWL is critically acclaimed and the recipient of the Korean Cartoon of Today Prize and caused a stir by raising public awareness about acute labor problems when it was originally published. It was also adapted to a successful TV series in South

    Source: IDW Publishing Special Thanks to Gregg Katzman Photo courtesy of IDW Publishing. ©TOHO CO., LTD. See the King of the Monsters from the unique mind and pen of talented writer-artist James Stokoe in the Godzilla By James Stokoe Deluxe Edition hardcover collection. James Stokoe's The Half-Century War is a critical and fan favorite Godzilla tale that follows one man's journey for the most famous monster out there! The year is 1954 and Lieutenant Ota Murakami is on hand when Godzilla makes first landfall in Japan. Along with his pal, Kentaro, Ota makes a desperate gamble to save lives... and in the process begins an obsession with the King of the Monsters that lasts 50 years. Then, from Stokoe's amazingly illustrated issue of the series Godzilla in Hell, Godzilla battles through the first layer of Hell! This collection also includes select development, penciled, and inked

    Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Sites: https://gamera-rebirth.com (Japan), https://www.netflix.com/title/81087387 (US) Official Twitter: @gamera_rebirth #Gamera Rebirth #gamera_rebirth Kadokawa Corporation has announced Gamera-themed collaborations with popular creators in Japan in celebration of the worldwide release on Netflix for their new anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu). The first project is "Mini-Gamera" (ミニガメラ) by Penguin Box, creator of the hit baby shark manga Odekake Kozame (おでかけ子ザメ) published by Kadokawa. The artist has reimagined Gamera and the enemy monsters from in cute  SD ( Super Deformed) forms which will be used for upcoming merchandising. Fans can now download free "Mini Gamera" wallpaper  for smartphones and PCs at https://gamera-rebirth.com/special/digicon.html   Gamera. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Gyaos. Photo courtesy of Kadokawa. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth

    Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Source: Megahouse press releases Megahouse, a division of Bandai Namco Group, has launched their "Dismantling Puzzle FANTASY" line of three-dimensional character puzzles. The figures can be played with by assembling and disassembling 40 separate parts -- including muscles, bones, and internal organs -- and can also be displayed as is. The first two characters in the line are the Ancoent Monster Gomora and Space Dinosaur Zetton,  kaiju that were introduced in the original ULTRAMAN (ウルトラマン, Urutoraman 1966-67) television series. Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ● Dismantling Puzzle FANTASY Gomora (解体パズルFANTASY ゴモラ, Kaitai Pazuru Fantajī Gomora) Product Size:  Height Approximately 100mm (3.9 Inches)Release Date: Late June 2023Price: 4,180円 (Approximately $28.28 US, Tax Included) Product Site: https://www.megahouse.co.jp/megatoy/products/item/3941/ Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo courtesy of Megahouse. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Photo

    Source: Titan Books press release Special Thanks to Daisy Saunders   Photo courtesy of Titan Books On the 19th of September, Titan Books will be publishing Gastronogeek: An Anime Cookbook., a cookbook full of 40 recipes dedicated to anime and inspired by the greatest works of recent years, from NARUTO to ATTACK ON TITAN. The cookbook comes from chef and pop-culture expert, Thibaud Villanova, who has also authored The Unofficial Zelda Cookbook and The Unofficial Ghibli Cookbook.   Dive into an incredible gourmet universe of anime, from the great classics of the 80s to newcomers on the small screen. Re-discover the most essential and popular works of the moment in this collection in the most gourmet way possible, from the ONE PIECE Sanji and Tajiro Curry to the YOUR NAME Dream Souffle Pancakes! Teeming with cult references, this gourmet tribute will immerse you in astonishing anime universes:

    Photo courtesy of Fanattik. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Source: FanattikSpecial Thanks to Freya Warrington The UK gifts and collectibles company Fanattik has revealed their first wave of Godzilla products. These items will be available from retailers in multiple territories worldwide, including the United States, and can be purchased now from https://www.wearefanattik.com/.   Photo courtesy of Fanattik. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Godzilla Kaiju Tin Sign Kaiju Activity Detected! Warn you and your friends of a potential impending Godzilla attack with this vibrant embossed tin sign. In the style of the original 1954 Japanese film, this tin sign brings this original classic back to life! Price: $13.00Size: Length 26.2cm, Width 0.2cm, Height 28cm (10.3 x .08 x 11 Inches)                 Photo courtesy of Fanattik.

    Photo courtesy of Bandai. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS Bandai Spirits Co., Ltd. press release To commemorate the 25th anniversary of Tsuburaya Productions' 1998-99 series ULTRAMAN GAIA  (ウー25th Anniversary ver.ルトラマンガイア, Urutoraman Gaia), the Agulater transformation device used by Hiroya Fujimiya (played by Hassei Takano) to become Ultraman Agul has been revised as the "Ultra Replica Agulater ー 25th Anniversary ver." (ウルトラレプリカ アグレイター25th Anniversary ver., Urutora Repurika Agureitā ) by Premium Bandai, the official mail order site of Bandai Namco. All parts are completely newly sculpted from the previous Ultra Replica version released in 2017. The main body of the Agulaterr has been made significantly thinner by reworking the internal structure, and the details have been reproduced to more accurately recreate its appearance of the prop used in the series. The brace parts have also been redesigned with a focus on appearance. The material and structure have been changed from the soft

    Photo courtesy of ANGEL CHAMPAGNE. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi ©ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM 3 Source: ANGEL CHAMPAGNE press release Official Site: https://angelchampagne.jp (Japan) Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/angelchampagnej Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angel_champagne_japan/ Photo courtesy of ANGEL CHAMPAGNE. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©Eiichi Shimizu, Tomohiro Shimoguchi ©ULTRAMAN PRODUCTION CONSORTIUM 3 The innovative and creative champagne brand ANGEL CHAMPAGNE began selling "ANGEL CHAMPAGNE Vintage2008 ULTRAMAN EDITION" on Monday, September 4, 2023. The limited edition tie-in product for the ULTRAMAN anime on Netflix sold out on the first day. Based on ANGEL CHAMPAGNE Vintage2008, the bottle and case gleam in metallic red and silver, inspired by the world of ULTRAMAN. The ANGEL CHAMPAGNE Vintage2008 ULTRAMAN EDITION comes with an original box and store bag featuring the ULTRAMAN suit and logo.   ◆Details Product Name:ANGEL CHAMPAGNE Vintage2008 ULTRAMAN EDITIONContent:750mlCountry of Origin: FranceGrape Varietal:Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, MeunierAlcohol Content: 12.5%Price: 198,000円

    Godzilla and Gamera will fight in a special collaboration for the GODZILLA BATTLE LINE game. Photo courtesy of Toho. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. ©2023 KADOKAWA/ GAMERA Rebirth Production Committee Source: Toho Co., Ltd., KADOKAWA Corporation Global Anime Business Official Site: https://godzillagames.jp/battle_line/  The two great monsters, Gamera and Godzilla, finally collide! Toho's smartphone game "Godzilla Battle Line" (ゴジラ バトルライン, Gojira Batoru Rain) has announced a special collaboration with the Kadokawa anime series GAMERA -Rebirth-  (ガメラ リバース, Gamera Ribāsu).   The new season of the game, "Final Battle! Godzilla vs Gamera Rebirth" (頂上決戦!ゴジラ vs ガメラ・リバース, Chōjō Kessen! Gojira vs Gamera Ribāsu) will begin on Thursday, September 7, the same day that GAMERA -Rebirth- is distributed worldwide on Netflix. GAMERA -Rebirth- director Hiroyuki Seshita previously co-directed the Anigoji Trilogy of GODZILLA: PLANET OF THE MONSTERS (GODZILLA 怪獣惑星, Gojira: Kaijū Wakusei, 2017), GODZILLA: CITY ON THE EDGE OF BATTLE (GODZILLA

    All 393 soft vinyl figures are illustrated! Source: Kodansha Ltd. press release Photo courtesy of Kodansha Ltd. ©TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS ©2023 KODANSHA LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Many people who love the Ultraman series have purchased soft vinyl figures of the different heroes and monsters from the franchise. TV Magazine Deluxe 262: Definitive Edition - Ultra Soft Vinyl Series Complete Super Encyclopedia (テレビマガジンデラックス262 決定版 ウルトラソフビシリーズ コンプリート超百科, Terebi Magajin Derakkusu 262 Ketteiban Urutora Sofubi Shirīzu Konpurīto Chō Hyakka), to be released on September 4th by the Japanese publisher Kodansha, is a guide to the current lineup of products from Bandai's "Ultra Hero Series" and "Ultra Monster Series." The book covers figures from the original Ultraman to the latest hero Ultraman Blazar, and monsters from Alien Baltan to the latest figure, Baby Demaaga. Furthermore, subsets such as the large "DX" series and the "Advance" series with its fun gimmicks and actions are included. A

    Source: Nijigen No Mori press releaseOfficial Website: https://nijigennomori.com/godzilla_awajishima/ Photo courtesy of Nijigen no Mori. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. On Saturday, September 2, the Nijigen-no-mori theme park's popular attraction "Godzilla Interception Operation - National Awaji Island Institute of Godzilla Disaster" (ゴジラ迎撃作戦 ~国立ゴジラ淡路島研究センター~, Gojira Geigeki Sakusen ~ Kokuritsu Gojira Awajishima Kenkyū Sentā ~ will launch a new craft event. The "Godzilla Unglazed Color Painting Experience" (ゴジラ素焼き色塗り体験, Gojira Suyaki-Shokunuri Taiken)  is perfect for the autumn season of art. In this event, visitors will be able to create their own Godzilla by color-painting the own design on Nijigen-no Mori's original "Unglazed Godzilla," a white figurine of the original Godzilla. Visitors will also be able to take their painted Godzillas home. as souvenirs Godzilla continues to evolve with the upcoming November 3 rdrelease of GODZILLA MINUS ONE (ゴジラ-1.0/ゴジラマイナスワン, Gojira Mainasu Wan). a film commemorating the 70th anniversary of Godzilla's birth! Parents

    Photo courtesy of DeAgostini Japan. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. Source: DeAgostini Japan press release Godzilla fans in Japan can now pre-order "Godzilla Osechi 2024" (ゴジラおせち2024, Gojira Osechi 2024) for the upcoming New Year's holiday season. Osechi is a collection of small, traditional Japanese New Year's delicasies presented in a wooden display box.  This will be the fourth consecutive year that the collectibles company DeAgostini Japan has released a Godzilla-themed Osechi. With 2024 marking the 70th anniversary of the first GODZILLA (ゴジラ , Gojira) released in 1954, the fourth edition of the "Godzilla Osechi" will offer extras commemorating the history of the King of the Monsters. Special features includea poster of all the previous Godzillas and trading cards featuring Godzilla and other monsters from the anniversary films. In addition, a deluxe Oshechi edition with an ornament of Godzilla (1954) will be available  in limited quantities.

    Photo courtesy of WayForward. © 2023 13AM Games. All rights reserved. Published by WayForward Technologies Inc. The fight rages on with a new playable character, new Arcade Mode, Japanese VO, and a lot more!Source: 13AM Games press release The most titanic beat-'em-up in video games is getting even bigger! Independent game studio WayForward and developer 13AM Games are excited to announce that a new free update plus new premium downloadable content are now available for the critically acclaimed kaiju brawler, DAWN OF THE MONSTERS. Adding new playable character Meteor Temujin, new Arcade Mode, extra character skins, Japanese voiceovers, and more, the new DAWN OF THE MONSTERS expansions are available on PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox, and PC, and will be released soon on Nintendo Switch. A trailer showcasing the new features can be seen at https://youtu.be/_Y_XJ8Fsu_c. The premium DAWN OF THE MONSTERS: ARCADE + Character DLC

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