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Monday, September 30, 2013

Sneak Peek November X-Plus Offerings From Diamond

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1964
From Bandai, Plex Co.,Ltd. & X Plus Co.,Ltd.! Godzilla 1964 is from the fourth Godzilla movie in the Godzilla film series which started with Godzilla and continued on with Godzilla Raids Again and King Kong Vs. Godzilla. This Godzilla is widely known as “MothGodzi” and is the basis to the Showa Godzilla model which lasted until to 1975. This Godzilla is often referred to as the scariest Godzilla because of its trembling cheeks and glaring eyes. It also has been the most popular Godzilla model in the Godzilla film history. Enjoy the ferocious head, the massive lower half of the body, and the tail capturing great movement with this figure that stands 12" tall and measures 27" long. Retail $160.

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Minilla 1967
From Bandai, Plex Co.,Ltd. & X Plus Co.,Ltd.! A strange energy from Sollgel Island interferes with a weather experiment and causes it to fail. An abnormally high temperature on the Island leads to the appearance of Kumonga and Kamacuras. The source of the energy is emitted from Godzilla's egg. Kamacurasu tries to attack the egg from which emerges a baby Godzilla, Minilla! At a glance, the two monsters do not look alike. However the Godzilla in this film is featured with tender expressions, and such similarity like the shape of the cheeks is telling of their relationship. This product is a lovely reproduction of Minilla and stands 7 1/2" tall. Retail $80.

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Varan
From Bandai, Plex Co.,Ltd. & X Plus Co.,Ltd.! The story opens, just like a scene from The Lost World. The ancient Kaiju emerges from the lake in the depths of the mountains. The Kaiju fills the screen from head to tail as it thrashes around and destroys the mountain villages. The impact of the special effects using a monster suit is incredible. This product is recreates the terrifying scene when this Kaiju in its bipedal form emerges from the lake and proceeds to the village. The spine of the back is made with transparent material in order to recreate the depiction in the movie. Varan measures 12" tall and nearly 22" long. Retail $160.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Interview : Chris Lowry Talks Godzilla Rulers Of Earth And More

From Examiner.com

Chris Mowry is a writer and senior graphic artist at IDW Publishing. He is currently writing GODZILLA: RULERS OF EARTH. Today I spoke with Chris about all things Godzilla and his other works.
Hello Chris! Thank you for taking the time for this interview.
Michael Garone: Who or what inspired you to become a writer?
Chris Mowry: It was really a right place/right time situation. I never really thought about writing, but since I can't draw worth a damn, I was happy to give writing a shot when the opportunity arose.
MG: First job as a writer.
CM: My first creative writing outside of school projects was a "sequel" to the Transformers move called "The Reign of Starscream." It was a situation where I was asked if I wanted to help co-write the story, but then my partner had to drop out to take care of personal matters. Since I was now on the hook to write a five-issue series, I just did the best I could and I think people were mostly pleased with it.
MG: Of all the characters you have written stories about who is the one you connected with the most?
CM: Tough question. I'd probably say Starscream from that first series. He had two lines in the movie and I was able to try and take him in a direction where he wasn't a backstabber, but just really intense and serious about doing what he felt was the right thing. So being able to take a character like that in a new direction and for my first assignment was something that I'll always remember and hold close. Sure, he's a homicidal maniac, but the connection was really in that I was able to start fresh with him and the trust given to me from IDW and Hasbro.
MG: First Godzilla film you ever watched?
CM: I've been asked this a lot lately and I think it has to be "Godzilla vs. Gigan" (Godzilla on Monster Island). I was so young then, so it's hard to remember, but I do remember imitating Gigan a lot. So it could have been "vs Megalon" for all I know!
MG: What was your favorite story arc for IDW’s Godzilla? Is there more than one?
CM: I love James Stokoe's "Godzilla: The Half-Century War" a lot. I like how he was able to incorporate so many different eras of Godzilla into one fun story of someone's interactions with the big guy. John Layman's "Godzilla: Gangsters & Goliaths" is up there, too. I think both of those would make great movies!
MG: Favorite movie version of Godzilla and why?
CM: As far as the look goes, I really do like the way he appeared in "vs. Destoroyah" and "Tokyo S.O.S." because of the drastic changes in his appearance. But for what I think Godzilla SHOULD look like? I would have to go with the GMK Godzilla suit. All-white eyes, huge feet, it has it all. Plus, he was just ruthless in that film.
MG: What in your view makes Godzilla more popular than any other monster out there?
CM: Besides having so many different films, I think it's the fact that people love seeing monsters doing their monster stuff and Godzilla just does it bigger and better than anything else. He's not like Jason or any slasher like that, but there really is a sense of terror that comes from thinking "what if something like that DOES exist?" I wouldn't want to be in that city, I could tell you that.
MG: Now for some Godzilla: Rulers Of Earth questions:
For Godzilla Rulers of Earth you stated that you have access to all of Toho’s characters. What are you allowed to talk about as to what is to be expected in the first story arc (6 issues I presume)?
CM: The series has gone under some drastic changes since it started. There have been times where it was supposed to be five issues (all finding out after Issue #3 was written) and then maybe to eight, and now it's at a solid eight issues. Who knows if it will continue, but that's really up to the fans and people buying the book. I'd love to keep going, but if sales aren't there, I understand the need to end things. With that being said, the first arc really just turned into more of a "let's have this happen and start winding things up" situation. When the book was originally planned out, it was 12 issues. So as you can see, that jumping around has made it pretty confusing. I'm just hoping to deliver some kind of story that people can get into with lots of monsters and a reason for things happening. But some stories we didn't want to cut and you'll see one of those in Issue #5.
MG: Godzilla: Gangsters and Goliaths was in a separate universe from all other IDW Godzilla stories. Rulers is a direct sequel to Kingdom of Monsters correct? Will anything from the Legends storyline's come into play in this new series?
CM: Rulers is what we look at as being the third and final act in the "IDW Godzilla Universe." That universe started with Kingdom of Monsters, continued with Godzilla, and now is with Rulers of Earth. Nothing from Legends will be carried over as those are all separate stories on their own. Although I think Matt did make the CKR uniforms pretty close to what he did in Legends #1.
MG: Can IDW buy the rights to Pacific Rim and do a crossover?
CM: No. Pacific Rim is with another publisher (Legendary) and our licensing agreement with Toho prohibits us from doing any crossover stories with any other license. Sorry, but it will never happen.
MG: Is there a chance you can acquire the rights to Gamera and do a major crossover we kaiju fans have been dying for since 1965?
CM: Again, we can't. We could possibly get the Gamera rights, but the two will (unfortunately) never face one another. Same goes for Ultraman, too.
MG: How much freedom do you have with the Godzilla license? Do you have to get permission from Toho if you want to kill a monster and are you limited by Kaiju appearances in each story?
CM: We have a certain amount of freedom, but we do have limitations based on our contract with them. Those details are confidential, but I don't think killing monsters would be something they'd be interested in doing. Plus, it could make things harder for stories later on. As for monster rosters in a story, there are no limitations, and I think you'll see just how many monsters you can fit into a book with Rulers!
MG: What are your expectations for the Godzilla 2014 film?
CM: I'm really looking forward to it. I think that there's a point the crew are trying to make in that they want it to be NOTHING like the 1998 movie and a strong emphasis on returning Godzilla to the original roots of the monster. I've got nothing but good feelings about it. Granted, we'll all have our own opinions, but I think they're doing everything right so far.
MG: Do you have any current or future projects you can talk about other than Godzilla Rulers of Earth?
CM: Aside from a few personal projects I've been meaning to tackle (a horror story and a fundraising effort for Shark Conservation), nothing yet. I'm hoping that we can continue doing some Godzilla books for a long time to come, though. Maybe even with a new set of issues for ROE!
As of this writing Godzilla: Rulers of Earth is now slated for a 12 issue run. Great job by Chris, Matt Frank and the whole IDW team for making great Godzilla stories! Godzilla is in safe hands.
Godzilla: Rulers of Earth issue 4 is out today. Be sure to check it out! Destoroyah vs. Godzilla!
For more on Godzilla: Rulers of Earth go to the OFFICIAL Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/GodzillaRulersOfEarth, follow Chris Mowry on Twitter @MowryChris, and check out his blog at http:/www.chrismowry.blogspot.com. For all your IDW updates please check out http://www.idwpublishing.com.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Miki Saegusa (三枝 未希 Saegusa Miki), played by Megumi Odaka, is a recurring fictional character from the Heisei (1984-1995) series of Godzilla films. She's notable for being a psychic that uses her powers to communicate with and, in some instances, control the mutant dinosaur Godzilla and is credited for being the most frequently recurring human character in any Kaiju (Japanese giant monster) series.

Fictional character biography
Saegusa made her debut in Godzilla vs. Biollante. As well as being an instructor of an institution for psychic children, she also served as an assistant to Doctor Shiragami, a Saradian born scientist studying the psychic energy of roses. Unbeknownst to Saegusa, Shiragami combines the DNA of one of his roses with genetic material taken from his late daughter Erika and the mutant dinosaur Godzilla. The resulting monster, named Biollante, escapes from the laboratory and takes residence in Lake Ashino. For the duration of the creatures passivity, Saegusa sensed that it was in fact possessed by Erika's spirit. After Godzilla defeats Biollante for the first time, he heads toward a nuclear power plant, intent on absorbing its energy. Saegusa confronts Godzilla and nearly puts herself into a coma by bending Godzilla's will into leaving the area.
Saegusa returns in Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah, where she joins a time traveling expedition to the Bikini Islands in 1944 in an attempt to alter history by preventing Godzilla's mutation. Miki identifies the Godzillasaurus residing on the island as Godzilla, thus allowing its capture and transportation away from the bomb sites. This plan however proved flawed, as the site where the dinosaur was dropped would later become the site of a nuclear accident which would result in the creation of Godzilla, thus setting history as it was.
Saegusa was a less prominent character in Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth. She is seen working at the JSDF base and appeared to show a moderate concern for Godzilla during his battle with the guardian monster Mothra and her dark twin Battra.
In Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II, Miki is made a member of the newly created G-Force, the military arm of the UNGCC or United Nations Godzilla Countermeasures Center, a United Nations military alliance dedicated to the containing or destroying monsters such as Godzilla. There, she befriends Baby Godzilla and is appalled to learn that he will be used as bait to lure Godzilla. Despite her protests, Miki is assigned to use her powers to guide Super Mechagodzilla's long range weaponry onto Godzilla's second brain. To her shame, she succeeds in crippling Godzilla and begins crying for it. Godzilla is later revived by Fire Rodan and destroys the mecha. Miki then telepathically convinces Baby Godzilla to leave Japan with Godzilla.
In 1994's Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla, she receives a larger role than in previous films. By then she has come to develop a strong sense of empathy and respect towards Godzilla and began advocating methods of sequestering the kaiju that do not include killing him. Throughout the film she defends Godzilla from those who villainize him, while also wrestling with her feelings for a G-Force soldier she held an attraction to and for his enemy, Godzilla.
The UNGCC now has its own department of psychic studies which Miki is director of, and she is met by people who wish to telepathically control Godzilla; the plan is called Project-T. Though she personally believes that it cannot be done and is immoral, her mind is changed after the Cosmos tell her that SpaceGodzilla is coming and that Godzilla must be there to stop him. That, combined with how she sees UNGCC's plan for controlling Godzilla as the lesser of two evils compared with killing him, makes her agrees to Project-T. While on Godzilla's island she meets a cheerful Little Godzilla, a grown up Baby, who recognizes her. When the adult Godzilla does arrive she and her team succeed on placing a mind control device on Godzilla and she does manage to control him. That is interrupted when SpaceGodzilla arrives. Miki is later kidnapped by the Japanese Mafia who had secretly bankrolled Project-T in the hopes of using Godzilla as a mercenary monster. She is later freed by her G-Force friends (which includes a scene of her using telekenesis to levitate the table she is strapped to and help one of her friends), the mobsters are killed by SpaceGodzilla, and she witnesses the last battle. After Godzilla's victory, she telekinetically removes the mind control device she had placed on his neck at which he turns around to look at her. He nods his approval.
She last appeared in 1995's Godzilla vs. Destoroyah. Depicted as a fully integrated member of G-Force with a variety of acquired technical skills, she reveals her psychic abilities are waning. At the films ending she says farewell to Godzilla and Godzilla Junior.

Miki's origins are further explained when it is revealed that her parents were killed during Godzilla's attack in The Return of Godzilla.

Godzilla vs. Destroyah (1995) aka "Gojira vs. Desutoroiâ" - Japan (original title)
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) aka "Gojira VS Supesugojira" - Japan (original title)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1993) aka "Gojira VS Mekagojira" - Japan (original title) aka "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II" - USA (video box title)
Gojira vs. Mosura (1992) aka "Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth" - USA (video title)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) aka "Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ" - Japan (original title)
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989) aka "Gojira vs. Biorante" - Japan (original title) aka "Gojira Vs Biorante" - USA


Friday, September 20, 2013

Bryan Singer/SYFY Developing "Creature At Bay" Kaiju Series


New York – September 20, 2013 – Syfy is teaming up with Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and his Bad Hat Harry Productions to develop a 90-minute pilot script titled Creature at Bay. Singer and Bad Hat’s Jason Taylor will Executive Produce and Creator/Writer John Cabrera will be Co-Executive Producer. The project is from Universal Cable Productions.
In the wake of the US military taking down a giant, rampant creature – a modern-day "Kaiju" monster – just off the Northern California coast, a middle-management Under secretary from the California Emergency Management Agency is charged with leading the clean-up efforts as the small town becomes the focus of the entire world.
John Cabrera gained notoriety by co-creating and co-writing the award winning sci-fi digital series H+ for Warner Brothers, also produced by Bryan Singer, which premiered on YouTube in 2012. The popular series is currently in pre-production on its second season. 
Bad Hat Harry Productions is the production company of acclaimed director and producer Bryan Singer, established in 1994.  Up next for the company is X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, which is currently in post-production with Singer at the helm, set for a May 23, 2014 release by Fox.  Previous films include: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER, UWANTME2KILLHIM?, X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, VALKYRIE, SUPERMAN RETURNS, X-2, X-MEN, APT PUPIL and THE USUAL SUSPECTS.  In television, Bad Hat Harry produced the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning House MD, which ran for 8 seasons on Fox, and the acclaimed series Dirty Sexy Money on ABC.  Additionally, the company produced the documentary Look, Up in the Sky: The Amazing Story of Superman, the Syfy miniseries The Triangle, the genre film festival favourite Trick ‘r Treat, and the digital series H+ for Warner Brothers. Upcoming for Bad Hat Harry in television is The Black Box, a straight to series order at ABC, which will premiere in 2014, and they are also developing a reboot/revival of the beloved show The Twilight Zone with CBS TV studios.
Universal Cable Productions creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across multiple media platforms and outlets for domestic and international distribution. UCP produces “Covert Affairs,” “Psych,” “Royal Pains” and “Suits” for USA; “Defiance,” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy and “Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome” for distribution on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray. Universal Cable Productions is a division of NBCUniversal.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies, classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com), and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI Channel, and currently in more than 98 million homes, Syfy is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is owned by Comcast Corporation. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

NYCC IDW And Godzilla Panels

Note: There is nothing listed for Warner Bros./Legendary Godzilla 2014 I would believe they would have some presence there.

Date: Saturday, October 12
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Location: 1A10

Speakers: Chris Ryall, Darwyn Cooke, Dirk Wood, Scott Dunbier
Join IDW's Dirk Wood, Chris Ryall and Scott Dunbier, along with acclaimed creator DARWYN COOKE and another suprise legendary guest, as they set off an explosion of exciting new projects for 2014 and beyond. Includes two announcements that are sure to set the Con on fire! This panel will be a true one-of-a-kind experience that has to be seen to be believed!

Date: Saturday, October 12
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Location: 1A01

Speakers: Chuck Terciera, Eli Livingston, Robert Yee, Zach Oat, Jean St. Jean, Wendy St. Jean
The creative minds at Diamond Select Toys are known for their diverse product lines, from Select-scale 7-inch action figures to electronic vehicles to role-play items to vinyl banks. Diamond Select Toys Director Chuck Terceira, Product Manager Robert Yee and Marketing Supervisor Zach Oat will attempt to cover every non-Minimates item DST has coming up, from such brands as Marvel Comics, Batman, Walking Dead, Star Wars, Star Trek, Universal Monsters, Godzilla, Knight Rider, The Munsters, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, Clerks, Lost in Space, Aliens, Sin City, Ghostbusters, Pathfinder, Back to the Future, Domo and more! They'll also hold a Q&A, announce some brand-new products and there will be a prize drawing at the end of the panel!

Date: Sunday, October 13
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Location: 1A10

Speaker: Dirk Wood
Join IDW's VP of Marketing, Dirk Wood and a virtual cavalcade of today's most exciting creators. Featuring rising stars from David Wohl's Darby Pop imprint, the creative team from the hit digital "America's Army" comics and much more, come down and witness Wood and company pulling back the curtain on IDW's most exciting new projects for 2014!

Monday, September 16, 2013

PACIFIC RIM Blu-ray, DVD Editions, And Displays

There are five different editions being released, PACIFIC RIM 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack (Gift Box), PACIFIC RIM 3D Blu-ray + Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack, PACIFIC RIM Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet Combo Pack (Standard Edition), PACIFIC RIM DVD + UltraViolet (Special Edition), and PACIFIC RIM Rental DVD.

Blu-ray includes:
Special Features (Disc 1):
- Audio Commentary by Guillermo Del Toro
- Prologue by Guillermo Del Toro

Special Features (Disc 2):
Focus Points
- Prologue by Guillermo Del Toro
- The Directors Notebook
- Drift Space
- The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim
- The Shatterdome
Deleted Scenes
Blooper Reel

DVD includes:
Special Features:
- Audio Commentary by Guillermo Del Toro
Focus Points
- Drift Space
- The Digital Artistry of Pacific Rim
- The Shatterdome
Deleted Scenes
Blooper Reel

Studio: Warner Bros.
Theatrical Release: 7/12/13
Theatrical Box Office (US): $99.33 Million
Genres: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Rating: PG-13

Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Actors: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, Ron Perlman
Writers: Travis Beacham, Guillermo Del Toro
Producers: Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Guillermo Del Toro, Mary Parent
Executive Producer: Callum Greene

When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju.

On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes — a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) — who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Megaguirus (メガギラス Megagirasu) is a kaiju, a type of fictional monster, who first appeared in the 2000 movie Godzilla vs. Megaguirus. A mutated version of the fictional meganulon, Megaguirus is regarded as the queen of the species; according to Toho, she is about 50 meters (164 feet) in length, has a wingspan of 80 meters (262 feet) and weighs roughly 12,000 tonnes (13,220 tons). The first and only major appearance of the creature was in the 2000 film Godzilla vs. Megaguirus, she also had a brief cameo appearance in Godzilla: Final Wars.

Character history
Although the species of meganulon, the origin of Megaguirus, were first depicted in the 1956 movie Rodan, the monster itself did not appear until its debut in 2000. Megaguirus was first mentioned in the movie Godzilla vs. Megaguirus after a swarm of meganulon absorbed energy from Godzilla and quickly fled to a flooded section of Tokyo. After diving into the flood waters, the entire swarm latched on to an enormous, mutated version of meganulon. This mutated creature, regarded as the queen, begins to molt once enough energy had been obtained. After leaving behind its exoskeleton, Megaguirus rose above the water's surface and entered the skies of Tokyo.
Immediately after getting above water, Megaguirus began its rampage of Tokyo, destroying numerous buildings by creating super sonic shock waves with its wings. The Japanese military, already deployed to the city to assist in evacuating residents caught in the flood, was helpless to stop Megaguirus. In addition to being practically immune to bullets, its wings emitted a piercing buzz which forced people to stop what they were doing and cover their ears in pain. Before leaving the city, the creature leveled a skyscraper and caused a chain reaction of explosions in several other buildings near where it was born. Several days later, Megaguirus returned to Tokyo in pursuit of Godzilla.
Moments before Megaguirus's second arrival in Tokyo, the G-Graspers a legion of anti-Godzilla soldiers in the Japan Self Defense Unit, attempts to take down Godzilla "once and for all." However, Megaguirus interrupts this and begins a lengthy duel with Godzilla. Initially, Megaguirus takes Godzilla by surprise, using its speed to avoid Godzilla's attacks, including its atomic breath, as well as knock it over multiple times. Eventually, Megaguirus grabs onto Godzilla's neck with its vice-like claws. Although Godzilla breaks free of the grasp and begins to charge up his atomic breath, Megaguirus jabs Godzilla with her stinger and begins absorbing energy, preventing Godzilla from using its atomic breath while giving more power to Megaguirus.
After having its stinger pulled out of Godzilla, Megaguirus uses the newly obtained energy to pick Godzilla up and throw him into a building. Once Godzilla recovered, Megaguirus again stabs him with her stinger, but this time, Godzilla grabs Megaguirus's tail and slams it into the ground and follows through by tackling her. Shortly thereafter, Megaguirus uses the absorbed energy to launch an "atomic blast" which caused Godzilla to collapse. Seemingly having defeated Godzilla, Megaguirus goes in for the kill, but just as she makes her move, Godzilla quickly gets up and bites off Megaguirus's stinger. Stunned, Megaguirus floats backwards from Godzilla, only to be set aflame by his atomic breath. To ensure his victory, Godzilla hits Megaguirus again, causing her to explode into a ball of fire before the burning remains fell to the ground and exploded for a final time.

Similar to nearly every monster in the Godzilla series, Megaguirus was at one point exposed to radioactive materials, resulting in a substantial increase in strength, speed and size. After obtaining energy from the minor meganulon, Megaguirus is able to fly at incredibly fast speeds, up to mach 4. It is able to flap its dragonfly-like wings at super-sonic speeds, creating shock waves that can destroy buildings. Its enlarged tail works similar to the stinger of a scorpion, it jabs its foe and latches on to it. Once the stinger is in Megaguirus's opponent, it can either absorb energy for itself or release a blast of energy composed of its opponents beam weapon. Additionally, while flying, its wings cause electronic disturbances.

Video games
Megaguirus has appeared in three video games produced by Atari since Godzilla vs. Megaguirus came out in 2000. Of these, the creature is a playable character in two and an AI-controlled boss or enemy in one.
Godzilla: Save the Earth (2004): One of 18 playable characters in this melee game. Megaguirus is regarded as the fastest creature in the game and retains one of its signature features as an attack, stealing energy through its tail. The game was designed for the Xbox and PlayStation 2 platforms.
Godzilla: Unleashed (2007): One of 26 playable characters in this 3D fighting game. Megaguirus is part of the "Mutant" faction of monsters and remains the fastest character. This game was designed for the Wii and PlayStation 2 platforms.
Godzilla Unleashed: Double Smash (2007): A shorter, less encompassing version of Godzilla: Unleashed designed for the Nintendo DS. However, unlike the console version, in Double Smash, Megaguirus is not a playable character and has a minimal part in the game.

Skeetera from Godzilla: the Series has similar powers as Megaguirus.
This is the first prehistoric insect to fight Godzilla.
There is a useful glitch in Godzilla: Unleashed, where Megaguirus is able to use a beam indefinitely (forever), taking the weapon after stealing the opponents energy first.
The Meganulon are based off of an actual prehistoric species of dragonfly, called Meganeura. These dragonflies lived before the dinosaurs, in the Carboniferous era, and were as large as seagulls. Many giant insects evolved during the carboniferous because of the high amount of oxygen in the air.
In the movie, it is unclear as to whether Megaguirus is prehistoric or extradimensional, because her egg was brought to Earth (or possibly mutated, it never says) by a man-made black hole called the Dimension Tide.
The Meganulon's first appearance was actually in the movie Rodan.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

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