Happy Friday once again, Toku Trove readers! Today, we are showcasing Jen's collection focused on the King of Monsters, Godzilla. Jen mentions that what we see featured below is just one of her numerous display cases, and we hope to see more of her collection in the future!
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Now, here is Jen to introduce her collection:
Here are pictures of my Godzilla collection. I only began a couple years ago after I was encouraged (and somewhat enabled) to restart my collecting by my boyfriend, Brent [featured last week on Toku Trove]. My first acquired piece was the S.H. Monster Arts...
Giant bugs with laser-antennae. Bloodthirsty fiends from the depths of outer space. Titanic robots of unparalleled strength. Godzilla has been victorious in battle with dozens of seemingly unbeatable adversaries. But perhaps none as fierce as the latest threat standing before him. The menace of a broken heart.
In this stop-motion comedy piece from Youtube channel MootroidXProductions, the radioactive lizard serves up his scorching heart for the object of his affection and a series of misunderstandings may lead to devastating consequences. His first romantic troubles were featured in a video a few years ago, only for the battle to rage on yet again this year, as we approach another Singles Awareness Day.
Here's the original 2016 video, followed by its 2018 reboot. Because it's not j...
Back in the late 90s, Toho Studios produced a low-budget Godzilla series for kids called Godzilla Island, featuring the use of various Bandai figurines alongside scenes incorporating a small cast of actors. Among them was Jiro Dan, otherwise known for portraying Hideki Go / Ultraman Jack in The Return of Ultraman.
Now, for a limited time Toho Studios is uploading Godzilla Island onto the Godzilla Channel. From Monday to Friday, a new episode will be uploaded daily, with episodes being available to stream for only four weeks.
Godzilla Island ran for 256 episodes from October 6, 1997 to September 30, 1998. Each episode is roughly 3 minutes long, so it is an easy view. However, while the series is available to stream internationally, it does not feature close captioned subtitles.
Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters is stomping its way into the print medium with a new comic based on this, the first official animated feature for the long-running Godzilla franchise. The giant lizard's story will be told in manga form based on the character designs from the film, with new material only found in this version of the tale. Published in Shonen Jump this March and illustrated by Youth Kurahashi. Meanwhile, the kaiju anime trilogy continues its rampage as the second of the three gets its title. What a marvelous year it will be for monsters.
Natalie brings us the news for the manga, which will feature added backstory for the film's cast of characters, as we await the arrival of the next post-apocalyptic kaiju throwdown just months later.
And the name of that throwdown, t...
The King of Monsters is stomping onto our screens this December with tons of cataclysmic holiday cheer! Godzilla and all his giant, radioactive frenemies are showing up for this event, where several of the franchise's most popular films will appear on the Criterion Channel from streaming site FilmStruck.
Here's what Criterion had to say about this endeavor, what may be a prelude to an eventual physical home video release:
Godzilla fans, rejoice! This month, we're offering you the chance to go on a veritable viewing rampage with this massive collection of 14 kaiju classics! Running from Honda's original GODZILLA (1954) to the director's sci-fi drama TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975)—arriving on 12/8!
Among the Showa Era classics on offer, we have:
Godzilla Raids Again
In the final days before Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters stomps onto Japanese screens this week, here are a couple promos featuring a blend of footage both fresh and familiar to those who have been paying attention to the trailers. Marking the atomic lizard's first major 3D animated feature, Planet of the Monsters is the first of a planned trilogy in this format, the results of which we'll be watching with great interest.
I may never tire of watching Godzilla charge up for a nuclear blast. The energy surging up his spine, crackling throughout his body until at last releasing is a sight to behold in any entertainment medium, when done correctly. We await the film's international Netflix release wit...
It's a foregone conclusion that any sufficiently epic movie from Japan will, at some point leading up to its release, put out a trailer with a seemingly random pop music track suddenly bursting through our speakers. As cities come alight with atomic fire and buildings are toppled around fleeing citizens, someone, somewhere is belting her heart out about love and happiness to a jaunty club beat. It's just the way of the world. And so, here we are, with the arrival of the official music video for XAI's "WHITE OUT", theme song to Toho's latest in a long line of kaiju flicks, Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters.
We got our first taste of this song a while back when the film's recent trailer dropped, though I'll forgive you if it slipped your mind. I know it slipped mine, since the visuals of...
Looks like Kamen Rider Den-O's not the only one who starts on a climax. The toy lords of Premium Bandai have gifted us a mighty prize in this new, prestigious depiction of the towering lizard from 2016's smash hit Shin Godzilla, as shown in the exciting final act of the film. In which, the famous King of Monsters is seen firing his atomic beam, for this film given a distinct, purple glow, with an unnerving, elongated jaw. Check him out.
Comparing the size of this item with the previously released Movie Monster Series Godzilla, Kaiju-Oh reaches nearly 11 inches in height, almost twice the size of the figure from its sister line.
Wreaking giant-sized havoc in March 2018, the Kaiju-Oh 2016 Godzilla Climax Ver. is available now for pre-order and is priced at 7,560 yen.
My first major exposure to Godzilla was during one of the countless movie marathons that ran back then. This was before the Sci-Fi Channel started deliberately misspelling their name. When there was nothing on basic cable TV but reruns of everything you ever saw from your childhood, or at least wish you had. It was there that I first witnessed a giant lizard teaming up with, of all things, a silver robot that somehow could grow to the size of a skyscraper, and the two proceeded to kick the crap out of a giant insect sent to kill everyone from an underwater civilization called Seatopia. It was completely insane and ridiculous, so naturally, I fell in love.
Fast-forward a few years, and I've consumed about as much of Godzilla as I could. From the batshit adventures of a heroic monster tha...