Looking at that painting, we think that Godzilla trampling the San Diego Convention Center, while looking awesome, would considerably wipe out some of the best and brightest creators of comics, toys, and film. On the other hand, his fiery breath would effectively nullify the stench that permeates the con floor by day 2 of SDCC from the sweat-filled costumes and overly-packed bodies. We guess there really is a silver lining to every catastrophic situation! This year, you can play out the scenario for yourself on the sidewalk, in the convention center, or even in your hotel’s bath tub (creepy!) thanks to Bandai Japan’s San Diego Comic-Con exclusive S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla in his fiery orange “Comic-Con Explosion” color scheme! This Godzilla uses the same sculpt as their previous S.H. MonsterArts figure, but has been molded in faded, semi-translucent plastic. While this version of the destroyer/protector of Tokyo stands roughly 6 inches tall, he is almost 15 inches long from head to tail!
Read on for all the info on this SDCC exclusive, only available at the Bluefin booth!
S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla™ (Comic-Con Explosion) $55
Get ready to celebrate destruction this July 2012! Bandai Japan’s Collectors label, Tamashii Nations, is proud to announce a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive that will blow the roof off with S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla™ (Comic-Con® Explosion)! Featuring a unique fiery explosion color scheme and twenty-nine points of articulation, this high-end collectable action figure has been professionally crafted by the renowned monster maker Yuji Sakai to meticulously replicate Godzilla’s form as seen in the 1994 Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (commonly referred to as “MogeGoji”).
Illustrated by prominent Japanese artist and character designer, Yasushi Torisawa, exclusive package art commemorates San Diego Comic-Con International 2012, and appropriately depicts the beloved San Diego Convention Center being attacked by Godzilla. Run to the Bluefin booth while supplies still last…and then run for your life!
About the Artists:
Yuji Sakai (Sculptor) Born in 1958, Yuji Sakai represents Japan’s top sculpting talent and has come to be known as the world’s foremost Godzilla sculptor. Working as the lead prop designer for the 1999 film, “Godzilla 2000: Millennium”, Yuji Sakai has since released numerous Godzilla kit’s via his namesake sculptor’s workshop and has received praise from around the globe for his remarkable craftsmanship.
Yasushi Torisawa (Illustrator) Born in 1962, Yasushi Torisawa is a prominent Japanese illustrator and character designer. His “kaiju” monster design debut began via a collaboration with Godzilla art director Tetsuzo Osawa for the movie “Mothera 3”. Following this project Yasushi Torisawa has established himself as a renowned character, costume, and visual content designer for Godzilla and other popular Japan “tokusatsu” (live-action) series. He also contributes frequently to “tokusatsu” magazines with original “kaiju” illustrations.
For more information on S.H.MonsterArts http://tamashii.jp/t_item/t_item.php?eid=00072
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