So! Everyone seems to find themselves compelled to glance back over the shoulders of progress to look back upon this, our year of 2012. And since I'm a sucker for time-wasting public relations, it seemed prudent to make a quick little "Kaijuriffic Moments of 2012!" There's probably a lot I'm leaving out, so feel free to remind me and share in the comments below!
- Big news this year was a relatively small amount of information regarding GODZILLA from Legendary Pictures, slated for May of 2014. We know that there is a (still unseen) teaser that premiered at SDCC 2012. We also know that pretty much EVERYONE involved has been extremely tight-lipped about their intentions for the film, the only conceit being repeated is a "grounded, more realistic" direction. "A true reboot." In addition, only a handful of images have surfaced since the 2010 SDCC t-shirt design by
, as well as the fan-art sculpture that got artist
hired to design the new Big G - those being the official teaser poster, a blurry image of Godzilla himself, and a shot from the Twitter account of one of the artists supposedly working on digital compositions for the film. Time will tell if this is the Godzilla film that people really want to see![link][link][link]
(the destroyed city image is hard to find outside of Facebook at the moment)
- PACIFIC RIM caused quite a stir when its trailer dropped. After a month or two of viral marketing, including robot designs via blueprint, we now have a full-fledged trailer![link]
- This was a heckuva year for tokusatsu DVD releases. All sorts of celluloid goodness such as...
GODZILLA VS. BIOLLANTE
WHEN HORROR CAME TO SHOCHIKU
ULTRA SEVEN: THE COMPLETE SERIES
GODZILLA VS. MEGALON
DAIMAJIN TRIPLE FEATURE
MEN IN SUITS
...and there's probably several I'm forgetting!
- On the comic book front, IDW has continued their great releases of licensed GODZILLA comics, such as their new ongoing GODZILLA series, and the smash-hit GODZILLA: HALF CENTURY WAR.
No comic store around you? Find them here![link]
- Not to toot our own horns, but KAIJU COMBAT got funded on Kickstarter! Expect all kinds of kaijuriffic videogamey goodness![link]
- Jeremy Robinson (with a little help from yours truly) put out his "kaiju thriller" novel, PROJECT NEMESIS. Get it here![link]
- Bandai's been KILLIN' it with the new line of S.H. MONSTERARTS figures! Check 'em here![link]
- Oh. And this happened. Spread the word, tell your friends - watch Matt Frank go to Tokyo and make an ass of himself![link]
Like I said, I'm sure there's TONS more, so share in the comments!