As July 12th grows ever closer, my excitement to see Warner Bros. & Legendary Pictures’ “Pacific Rim” grows ever more as thoughts of mechanized behemoths tearing through other-dimensional monsters fills my head. Read on for a guide to all manner of “Pacific Rim” merch!
Guillermo del Toro hasn’t disappointed me yet, and I have faith that this much-anticipated film will more than live up to what’s in my head — or it won’t. Would Kanye lie? Whatever. It’s just a movie, right? Anyway, if you’re like me: awesome movie + incredible merch = empty pockets, and I’m here to help you discover the many Jaeger-infused things to blow your hard-earned cash on!
Legendary Comics’ “Pacific Rim”: Tales From Year Zero
The best way to prepare for the launch of the film is to read the backstory that can only be found in this prequel graphic novel, which was written by Travis Beacham, who is also the screenwriter for the film and supervised by Guillermo del Toro. The book reveals the backstory of key characters from the film including Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). Additionally, readers will see the first attack by the incredible monsters known as Kaiju and the tumultuous evolution of the Jaegers – massive robot fighting machines created by the humans to battle the Kaiju.
Divided into three sections, the 112-page narrative begins in 2013, chronicling the very first time Earth is menaced by Kaiju – inhuman beasts that rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinguish all mankind! Following the Kaiju invasion, the race begins to develop the Jaegers, each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Included among the fascinating reveals are why the Jaeger’s need two people to control them, the first Kaiju vs. Jaeger battle, how Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba)saved the Jaeger program and the origin of the special bond with Mako, and much more.
Street Date: Already available
Insight Editions’ “Pacific Rim”: Man, Machines, And Monster
The ultimate companion book features take fans behind-the scenes this epic movie. The book features:
– Lavish artwork
– Detailed set photographs
– Revealing commentary from the film’s creative team
– Unique insights into the battle-torn world of 2025 CE depicted in the movie
Price: Hardcover $45.00
Release Date: Already available
Titan’s “Pacific Rim”: The Official Movie Novelization
Written by experienced novelization writer Alex Irvine (“Transformers Exodus,” “Transformers Exiles,” and “Iron Man: Virus”), the “Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization” is a 352 page action-packed barn burner that tells the epic tale of the Jaegers versus the Kaiju – with the fate of mankind hanging in the balance. The book is available in print, digital and audible.com versions.
Price: Paperback ($7.99), digital ($7.20)
Release date: Paperback and digital version available July 16. Audible.com version available July 12.
Odd City’s Limited Edition “Pacific Rim” Screens
Odd City, a limited edition screen print company based in the ATX, proudly announces its Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “Pacific Rim “limited edition print series. A company known for the highest quality limited edition posters, brings its unique approach to prints in honor of this epic movie. They’ve gathered an arsenal of some of the poster world’s most popular and cutting edge artists.
The series debuts with Gabz and includes art from (in no particular order) Graham Erwin, Gordon Jones, NE, James Fosdike, and Todd Slater. Odd City worked with each artist; along with the studio and Guillermo del Toro’s team; to art direct the concepts for each print. The final products pull from each aspect of Pacific Rim’s story to be retold in a glorious screen printed format.
Sideshow Collectibles’ “Pacific Rim” Statues
Sideshow Collectibles presents an extraordinary collection of “Pacific Rim” statues. Designed and developed in partnership with Guillermo Del Toro, the Sideshow Collectibles Pacific Rim collection includes some of the film’s most impressive Jaegers and fearsome Kaiju, all hand-crafted with outstanding attention to detail. Cast in high-quality polystone and measuring over one and a half feet tall, Sideshow Collectibles Pacific Rim statues are offered in limited edition releases, a perfect addition for any fan.
Sideshow is introducing four highly-collectible statues – including Gispy Danger, Knifehead, Striker Eureka, and Slattern. The products are like affordable works of art, and are sure to be the ’crown jewel’ of any collection.
Prices range from $349.99 to $499.99.
Neca’s “Pacific Rim” Action Figures
NECA has three figures available in their first Series of “Pacific Rim” figures: Gypsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, and the Kaiju known as Knifehead. For more info on these (including the line-up for Series 2), check out our interview with Randy Faulk here.
WizKids & NECA’s “Pacific Rim” Heroclix
The full line of figures brings the epic battle for humanity to NECA/WizKids’ best-selling HeroClix tabletop game.
Yukes Co. Ltd.’s Digital Downloadable “Pacific Rim” Video Game
The Pacific Rim video game is a digital downloadable title to be released on the Xbox LIVE that recreates the strikingly realistic mega-scale battles between Jaegers and Kaiju depicted in the “Pacific Rim” film. The character models to appear in the game were created from the same model data used in the film, allowing the Jaegers and Kaiju in the game to remain true to their original forms. Each Jaeger and Kaiju is unique in design, with their own weapons andfighting styles, meaning players will have to alter their tactics to account for the attributes of their character and opponent. This may include using a plasma cannon against a flying opponent, or using speed to your advantage against a bulky giant. The game will feature a variety of battlescapes, from ocean waters to city, and will also contain the breathtaking building destruction seen in the film. Additionally, the game will feature loads of downloadable content including more Kaiju from the film, new battle stages, extra missions and the ability to customize your own Jaeger.
Reliance Games’ “Pacific Rim” Mobile Game
This mobile game is only $2.99, and you can learn all about it in our exclusive article here.