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Gold Godzilla Figure Carries a Monster of a Price Tag

posted on by Chris Nishijima
The King of Monsters proves his title with his own 24 karat gold figure

It has been 60 years since Godzilla first terrorized the people of Tokyo. Since then, he has been portrayed as a villain, a hero, a god, and a Force Of Nature. He has starred in countless other works including other movies, TV shows, video games, and cartoons. And while the King of Monsters may have made a fortune in merchandise like figures based after himself, there has never been a figure quite like this one.

Introducing the one and only gold Godzilla figure. In commemoration of Godzilla's historic run on the silver screen, as well as his latest Hollywood blockbuster, jeweler Ginza Tanaka is creating a 15kg, 24 karat gold statuette of everyone's favorite kaijuu. Modeled after Godzilla's appearance in Godzilla vs. Biollante, the figure will be available in Ginza Tanaka shops starting July 20. Only, fans might want to take a quick look at the price tag on this little trinket before they start standing in line for it. Altogether, this gold Godzilla figure will cost customers a total of 150,000,000 yen (about US $1,474,782).

During the first few weeks of the sale of the gold Godzilla statuette, Ginza Tanaka will be putting on a special tour of sorts for the figure. From July 20 to 29, one of the statuettes is scheduled to be on display in Tokyo's Shibuya Hikarie. After that, it will be showcased at Ginza Tanaka's main storefront in Ginza from July 30 to August 10. Next it will be on exhibit in Osaka's Abenobashi Terminal Building from August 14 to 24, before going around to all of the remaining Ginza Tanakas in Japan for a special viewing.

The release of this statuette coincides with the opening week of Legendary Pictures' 2014 Godzilla in Japan. The film is scheduled to begin showing in theaters throughout the country beginning July 25.

[Via Hachima Kikou]

[Edit: This article previously stated that the price of the statuette in question was priced at 50,000,000 yen. It has been corrected.]

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