SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading U.S. toymaker JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK), in collaboration with Toho and Legendary Entertainment, is excited for the global launch of JAKKS Pacific’s new line of Godzilla toys inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, hitting theaters May 31, 2019.
JAKKS Pacific will unveil its portfolio of Godzilla: King of the Monsters action figures, role-play and play sets at the International Toy Fair in New York on February 16-19, 2019. The entire toy line will be available worldwide, launching in April 2019 exclusively at Walmart in the U.S., with prices ranging from $9.99-$59.99.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s Monsterverse and much-anticipated follow-up to the highly successful 2014 release Godzilla. The pop culture icon, which Toho originated in 1954, has appeared in over 30 films spanning 65 years. This new chapter reunites Godzilla with his most famous allies and foes from the franchise – King Ghidorah, Mothra and Rodan – who collide in an epic, world-spanning clash, with humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
“Godzilla is an iconic character, and we are excited to be partnering with Toho and Legendary on an extensive line of action figures, role-play and play sets, bringing the King of the Monsters from the movie screen to your home,” said Virginia Reneau, VP Global Licensing, JAKKS Pacific.
Select Godzilla: King of the Monsters toys include:
3.5-inch Monster Battlepacks: Kids can recreate the film’s epic battles and action with a unique Godzilla figure, an articulated legendary monster figure and a backdrop accessory. Each two-figure Battlepack is recommended for ages 3 and older at a suggested retail price of $9.99.
6-inch Monster Figure: Kids can collect their favorite legendary monsters—King Ghidorah and Rodan—in 6-inch scale. Each articulated figures comes with a vehicle accessory and a breakable building. King Ghidorah and Rodan are sold separately for $14.99 and are recommended for ages 3 and older.
12-inch Godzilla Figure: This amazing Godzilla stands at 12 inches tall and over 20 inches long. He is fully poseable at the neck, shoulders, legs and tail. This figure is recommended for ages 3 and older at a recommended retail price of $19.99.
Godzilla Electronic Mask: Kids can imagine they are the King of the Monsters with the Godzilla Electronic Mask. Simply open Godzilla’s mouth slightly to activate Godzilla’s growl, then open a little wider to activate Godzilla’s lights and unleash his thunderous roar. The Godzilla Electronic Mask will be available for fans ages 3 and older for a suggested retail price of $24.99.
24-inch Godzilla Figure: This Godzilla figure is the ultimate gift for Godzilla fans. Standing at 24 inches tall and over 36 inches long, this figure is fully poseable, with articulation in the jaw, neck, shoulders, hands, legs, feet and tail. Its massive scale and incredible detail will bring Godzilla to life for fans ages 3 and older, and will be available at a recommended retail price of $59.99.
Godzilla first appeared in Toho’s “Godzilla” (1954), a classic monster movie widely regarded a masterpiece. The work launched a monster franchise that expanded over 64 years with more than 30 films. Toho’s line of original movies continues up to the controversial “Shin Godzilla” (2016); the following year, Toho launched its first animated production currently streaming on Netflix. The character has been adapted via numerous international motion pictures, including TriStar Pictures’ “Godzilla” (1998) directed by Roland Emmerich (“Independence Day”) and Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Entertainment’s “Godzilla” (2014), directed by Gareth Edwards (“Rogue One”), re-introducing the character to a new generation and a global audience. Godzilla continues to stomp through popular culture with “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” directed by Michael Dougherty (“Krampus“), to be released in May 2019, and “Godzilla vs. Kong (tentative title)” planned in 2020.
About Godzilla: King of the Monsters
Following the global success of Godzilla and Kong: Skull Island comes the next chapter in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ cinematic Monsterverse: Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Directed by Michael Dougherty (Krampus) from a script he wrote with Zach Shields, based on the character “Godzilla” owned and created by TOHO CO., LTD. The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Kyle Chandler (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Conjuring films); Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) in her feature film debut; Bradley Whitford (Get Out); Oscar nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine); Charles Dance (HBO’s Game of Thrones); Thomas Middleditch (HBO’s Silicon Valley); Aisha Hinds (Star Trek Into Darkness); O’Shea Jackson Jr. (Straight Outta Compton); Oscar nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), with Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai) and Golden Globe nominee Ziyi Zhang (Memoirs of a Geisha, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon).
The film was produced by Mary Parent, Alex Garcia, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni and Brian Rogers, with Zach Shields, Barry Waldman, Hiro Matsuoka, Keiji Ota, Yoshimitsu Banno and Kenji Okuhira serving as executive producers, and Ali Mendes and Jay Ashenfelter co-producing for Legendary. A presentation of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, in association with Toho Co. Ltd., Godzilla: King of the Monsters hits theaters worldwide beginning May 31, 2019. It will be distributed in 3D and 2D and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, except in Japan, where it will be distributed by Toho; and in China, where it will be distributed by Legendary East.
Toho Company, Limited, is a Japanese entertainment studio focused on the development, production, exhibition, and distribution of powerful content for motion pictures, television and theater. Founded in 1932, it remains a prominent force in bringing brands and original storytelling with versatile talents to audiences worldwide. Its subsidiaries include Toho Cinemas, the highest grossing exhibition company in Japan.
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world's most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $16 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ: JAKK) is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer products sold throughout the world, with its headquarters in Santa Monica, California. JAKKS Pacific’s popular proprietary brands include Perfectly Cute™, Real Workin’ Buddies™, Squish-Dee-Lish™, XPV®, Disguise®, Moose Mountain®, Funnoodle®, Maui®, Kids Only!®; a wide range of entertainment-inspired products featuring premier licensed properties; and C’est Moi™, a youth skincare and make-up brand. Through JAKKS Cares, the company’s commitment to philanthropy, JAKKS is helping to make a positive impact on the lives of children. Visit us at www.jakks.com and follow us on Instagram (@jakkstoys), Twitter (@jakkstoys) and Facebook (JAKKS Pacific).
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