Bandai originally unveiled the Tamashii Nations’ S.H.MonsterArts for the main four kaiju to be featured in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) during Tokyo Comic Con; S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidorah were all placed on display at the event and quickly took the world by storm. In addition, during the presentation Bandai mentioned the intent to release S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla and King Ghidorah in Summer 2019.
Now within the past 24-hours, Tamashii Nations released further information regarding these products. First off, S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (2019) and King Ghidorah (2019) will be sold at retail. S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla will be sold in May 2019, a month ahead of King Ghidorah which is slated to be released in June 2019. In addition, S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla will come with a nuclear blast effect and connection joint. Whereas, S.H.MonsterArts King Ghidorah will include a Tamashii Stage set to assist the stability of the massive figure. Below are the official galleries from Tamashii Nations:
Retailers will officially be permitted to open pre-orders for both, S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (2019) and S.H.MonsterArts King Ghidorah (2019) on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Tamashii Nations’ sales price for S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla is 7,020 yen, which is slightly cheaper than “the original” S.H.MonsterArts Godzilla (2014) figure. Whereas, Tamashii’s price for S.H.MonsterArts King Ghidorah will set fans back 18,360 yen. Furthermore, it is too early to confirm or estimate on how and when Bluefin Tamashii/ Bandai Namco Collectibles will distribute these items to North America.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is scheduled to release in theaters on May 31, 2019.
Source: Tamashii Nations