I woke up this morning with quite a surprise staring at me in the face and I'm sure many of you woke up just as surprised yourself. We have our first promotion pictures of S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2019 Poster Version and the pictures of the figure looks awesome. The only problem is that this is a Japan exclusive that is packaged with the Japanese 4K Blu-Ray collectors edition of Godzilla: King Of The Monsters.
S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 2019 Poster Version will come with an atomic breath effect part, an extra jaw for the atomic breath part, and a backdrop so you can replicate the poster. Since this is a Japanese exclusive, you are gonna have to order this from places like CD Japan or Amazon Japan. Prices from both places vary. On CD Japan, the whole set is going for ¥15,000 ($138.78 U.S.) + a shipping tax of ¥16,500 ($152.65 U.S.) which all adds up to ¥31,500 ($291.43). On Amazon Japan, they can range from ¥17,930 ($165.88 U.S.) to ¥39,800 ($368.22 U.S.).
It was inevitable that there would be a Godzilla collector figure would be packaged with the Japanese Blu-Ray because this happened with the Japanese Blu-Ray release of Godzilla (2014) where it was also packaged with a poster version figure of Godzilla from the movie. I think it looks really nice. I really love the translucent blue on the dorsal plates and the blue and silver/white paint going down the back and in the crevices of the body. As good as it looks, I may skip out on this release because of how expensive it is and I already have the vanilla figure that has the same accessories minus the backdrop. The only reason I would buy it is for the 4K Blu-Ray which looks awesome. I really love how the design for the Japanese 4K Blu-Ray over what we got here in the United States, which left many of us disappointed.
In honesty, the 4K Blu-Ray collector's set has a really good design. The cover for it is a double gate fold that opens up to reveal the image of Godzilla like the one in the Japanese banner that was seen in theaters; and inside there are four individual discs with the monsters from their respective posters. On top of that, it also comes with a booklet that probably has all of the info on what is on each disc and all of them are stored in a protective sleeve. I wish that Best Buy's steel book version was as nice as this.
Taking a look at the Japan's 4K Blu-Ray steel book cover it is using not the best poster design, but it still looks a lot better than the design from Best Buy's exclusive steel book by far. It looks visually appealing and not boring to look at. Inside the case, you have the movie title with the images of the monsters grouped inside the image and we see where the discs would be held in place. Next, we have the DVD and the regular Blu-Ray covers with the discs. The covers for both are using a similar image to that on ITunes and the DVD/Blu-Ray releases in Europe. I still say that this design for the DVD/Blu-Ray is still my favorite and I really wish the Warner Bros. went with this in the U.S. DVD/Blu-Ray release. Finally, we see the designs for a protective sleeve for your DVD/Blu-Ray and a little poster as an accessory.
I just found out the poster that comes with the DVD/Blu-Ray are going to be different depending on where you order as shown in the image above. There is one poster of Burning Godzilla that is exclusive on Tsutaya, there is one that is exclusive on the Godzilla Store's website, and there is one poster with Mothra, King Ghidorah, and Rodan which I am assuming is for everywhere else. So the poster you get with the DVD/Blu-Ray depends on where you purchased them.
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters will be released on DVD/Blu-Ray on December 18th in Japan. So If you want to get your hand on the collectors edition with the S.H. MonsterArts figure, or the steel book case, or any of the other releases start doing so now before they are sold out.
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