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  • As Legendary Pictures moves past Kong: Skull Island (2017) and looks toward the future of the MonsterVerse, naturally news is starting to build for the next appearance of Kong, as the character is set to tangle with Godzilla in 2021. This article is a news roundup for everything known related to the rematch between the two characters. It is ordered by date, with the latest news appearing first and oldest news at the bottom. (more…)

    News // November 25, 2020
  • In 2019 Playmates Toys ventured into releasing Godzilla figures. Initially launching with 12 inch figures, with later ones closer to 11 inches, the company also branched out into a six inch line. Their releases have included those from classic films, such as the Showa and Heisei eras of the Godzilla franchise, to an extensive line around the upcoming Godzilla vs. Kong movie. To get more information on past and upcoming figures from the company, we sat down for an interview with John Stelzner, Vice President of Marketing at Playmates Toys.

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    Interviews // November 13, 2020
  • On May 27th, the streaming service HBO Max launches in the United States. Similar to Disney+ and Universal’s upcoming Peacock, the streaming platform features a ton of media content. This includes a variety of TV shows, such as Friends and Game of Thrones. It also includes over 700 movies, many supplied from the Warner Bros. vault. To bolster the selection, though, parent company AT&T has worked with others to secure additional films. Studio Ghibli and Criterion are among those companies they are working with. From these efforts, quite a few Toho films are coming to the service when it launches in the US. This includes most of the Showa Godzilla films as well, excluding King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962). Find below a complete Toho and Godzilla movie list for HBO Max, as revealed on The Verge. (more…)

    News // May 18, 2020
  • In a surprise crossover announcement, Wizards of the Coast and Toho have come together to introduce Godzilla and company to a world of Magic: The Gathering. This will see several characters from the Godzilla franchise appear as cards in the long running game. Below is the official press release, with images courtesy of Wizards of the Coast!

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    News // April 4, 2020
  • This past May saw the release of the comic book Godzilla: Aftershock by Legendary comics. This publication is a prequel of Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019), picking the story up shortly after the events of Godzilla (2014). Below is a short exclusive interview with the comic’s artist, Drew Johnson, on his work. He has also provided exclusive sketches as well.

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    Interviews // November 16, 2019
  • Not long after the release of Godzilla (2014), news started to come of another entry in the new series by Legendary Pictures. This time an entry that reunited the character with Mothra, King Ghidorah and Rodan in the next film in the MonsterVerse. It was also noted that, despite Legendary Pictures’ agreement at the time with Universal, that the movie would be distributed by Warner Bros. in the same way the 2014 movie was. (more…)

    News // September 4, 2019
  • It’s been a while since Toho Kingdom held a contest on the site and I thought that it not only might be nice to have another one but also our biggest yet! To do this, we worked with Warner Bros., Kidrobot, NECA, Bluefin Distribution, Tamashii Nations, Diamond Select Toys and artist Matt Frank. As a result, we have a rich collection of prizes for the contest this year. These range from a poster, figures, Blu-rays/DVDs and a print with many items signed as well. (more…)

    General // September 3, 2019
  • An exclusive video interview with N.E.C.A. (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) Toys Production Manager Stefan Folkins. We talk about their Godzilla line and future plans as well for the King of the Monsters. The interview was conducted July 19th, 2019, at San Diego Comic-Con. (more…)

    Interviews // July 21, 2019
  • An interview with Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) actor Justice Smith, who played Tim Goodman in the film. Smith previously appeared in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Every Day. The interview was conducted by phone on May 3rd, 2019, and transcribed by Jeremy Williams.

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    Interviews // June 28, 2019
  • An interview with Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) director Rob Letterman, who previously worked on Goosebumps and Monsters vs. Aliens. We talk about the film and his past experience with the long running Pokémon franchise. This interview was conducted by phone on May 3rd, 2019, and transcribed by Jeremy Williams.

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    Interviews // June 23, 2019
  • We have a large update from the Godzilla: King of the Monsters press coverage. This includes exclusive interviews with director Michael Dougherty and actors O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Ken Watanabe. We also have press conference audio with actors that was done in three groups. The first group was Millie Bobby Brown, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and Thomas Middleditch. The second grouping was with Kyle Chandler and Bradley Cooper. The final grouping was with Ken Watanabe and director Michael Dougherty. (more…)

    Interviews // May 28, 2019
  • To promote their upcoming Godzilla titles, Atari took over the Godzilla.com domain. It was then used to highlight their games, such as Godzilla: Save the Earth and Godzilla: Unleashed. However, as the promotion cycle on the titles ended, the site stretched on before eventually Atari’s rights lapsed. This resulted in the site being dormant for 10 years. However, godzilla.com returns as it has been revived as an official hub for general Godzilla-centric information. The site currently has seven categories to browse: (more…)

    News // May 17, 2019
  • We interview Jakks Pacific about their Godzilla King of the Monsters toyline, which includes everything from figures on Rodan and King Ghidorah to the voice mask. Questions will be general, like why figures are or aren’t available in certain sizes, to design choices on the specific figures.

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    Interviews // May 3, 2019
  • Toho has announced that they will become more involved with movie productions outside of Japan. This will take effect as early as 2019, and will extend for years to come with films in both the United States and China. This article chronicles some of these efforts to break into these markets. Among the coverage is on the ambitious Toho Vision 2021 plan as well, which also includes real estate. As it relates to the movies, they will generally be spun off into their own news roundup as development gets further. (more…)

    News // April 19, 2019
  • With the release of latest Godzilla movie around the corner, more coverage is flowing in. Among the recent activity has been a panel at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena, California. For those who weren’t able to attend, we are including here a Godzilla: King of the Monsters panel recording. This was done on April 13th, 2019. The video runs for 40 minutes, covering director Michael Dougherty. (more…)

    News // April 14, 2019
  • The first live-action movie based on the highly popular Pokemon series. 2019’s Pokémon: Detective Pikachu features the voice talent of Ryan Reynolds in a mystery-comedy being produced by Legendary, Warner Bros., and Toho. Here we chronicle news related to the movie, sorted with the latest information appearing first. (more…)

    News // April 10, 2019
  • Co-writer Zach Shields and director Michael Dougherty of Godzilla King of the Monsters (2019) visited WonderCon in Anaheim, California on March 30th, 2019. Attached is a Godzilla: King of the Monsters WonderCon panel recording. The video runs for a little under 19 minutes, and has the pair discussing the upcoming Godzilla movie and latest entry in the MonsterVerse franchise.

    *Notes: At approx 16:48 in, the audio briefly drops. (more…)

    News // April 3, 2019
  • On September 6th, 2017 I was lucky enough to be invited onto the set of “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” in Atlanta, Georgia. (See right – Photo taken on the set of the Monarch Arctic Base.) Unlike the set visit for Kong: Skull Island, this was a solo trip. Included in this piece are audio interviews with O’Shea Jackson Jr., who plays Chief Warrant Officer Barnes, along with Producer Alex Garcia and Executive Producer/co-writer Zach Shields. (more…)

    Interviews // March 21, 2019
  • As seen at New York Toy Fair, here are high-quality images for two of NECA’s upcoming figures for their Godzilla: King of the Monsters toy line – Godzilla V2 (2019), and Rodan (2019)! The irradiated blue Godzilla comes with an attachable blast effect piece, while Rodan comes with a support rod and display base. Q3 2019 release for both figures. (more…)

    News // February 17, 2019
  • Jakks Pacific has revealed their, rather expansive, Godzilla King of the Monsters toy line to coincide with the upcoming movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. The toy line hits in April, in advance of the May release date of the movie in the United States. Items range from 6 inch figures, to giant 20 inch or 40 inch figures and even an electronic Godzilla mask. The 6 inch figures also come with a military vehicle, which are an Osprey Helicopter and an Argo Jet.  The entire line will be a Walmart exclusive. More info to come. (more…)

    News // February 16, 2019