Goji wrote:there are FOUR icons for Godzilla's adopted son. (Minilla, Baby, Little G, and Junior).
All four have different names. Of course Toho would make sure they're all covered.
Goji wrote:Also, an icon for Kiryu also exists
Again, different name.
The irony of it all is that you only really ever see the Minilla icon anyway
Baby, Little G, and Junior haven't been in anything else other than their respective films, and aren't popular (anywhere) anyway. I'd be surprised to even find products that have used said icons.
Toho makes no sense when it comes to selling the Mechagodzilla character. They have TWO icons for the Heisei Mechagodzilla, which implies that Super Mechagodzilla has to be licensed separately, which is just wrong. Also, the Kiryu icon last appeared in Godzilla:Save The Earth, yet he ended up being called "Mechagodzilla 3" in the game anyway. With G:U, Kiryu was now called by his proper name, yet his icon was mysteriously missing, with Krystalak's icon apparently taking it's place. What the hell?
As for the TM symbols all over everything, it is downright annoying. I remember the recent press release for the IDW Godzilla comics read MothraTM, King GhidorahTM, and MechagodzillaTM. Is this really necessary?
Also, the original title screens for the Showa films (that Sony released) have now been altered with stupid "TM" symbols right next to the English title screen/ font.