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The Ultimate Godzilla Gift Guide

When somebody asks who the King of the Monsters is, everyone knows that the answer is Godzilla. This massive reptile has been dominating the big screen for decades. While primarily popular in Japan, Godzilla has made his way to the West and had a big impact on pop culture.

As such, it's easy to know someone who is a Godzilla fan. Whether that means they watch every movie or just love the character, they have a lot of love for the franchise. With the release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters on the horizon, take a look at our gift guide to find some great stuff for Godzilla fans.

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10 KIDROBOT GODZILLA PLUSH

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Godzilla is often remembered as a scary, massive monster. However, that's not to say that people can't reinterpret him to something a bit cuter. Take this plush from Kidrobot. This 8-inch plush has a large body with smaller limbs and additions to make Godzilla more of a cuddly monster rather than a destructive force.

That said, the core elements of Godzilla's design are still present on this plush to make sure it keeps the essence of the character intact. It results in an adorable addition to a Godzilla collection rather than a slap in the face to fans of the character.

9 TAMASHII NATIONS KING GHIDORAH FIGURE

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King Ghidorah is making his big-screen return in Godzilla: King of the Monsters and fans couldn't be more excited. That's why this figure from Tamashii Nations would make for a wonderful gift. It's expensive, but it's worth every penny.

The figure was designed with the same technology used to create the beast in the actual film. It's massive and even comes with articulation points in its body, allowing for some poseable elements. It can simulate flight or like it's getting ready for an epic battle. The figure is also designed to scale against other characters from the upcoming movie, making it the ultimate King Ghidorah figure.

8 TAMASHII NATIONS GODZILLA FIGURE

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Godzilla is the sole reason that the franchise is so popular. People want to see this monster rise up from the depths and get to work. That's why this figure would be such a great addition to any collection. Any Godzilla fan needs a figure of the monster himself. Which one to get, though?

We'd recommend this one from Tamashii Nations based on the character's design in Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters, where he takes more of an antagonistic role. With the movie being an animated feature, there are more noticeable differences in Godzilla's design that still capture his menacing look from the big screen.

7 KONG: SKULL ISLAND

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What does King Kong have to do with Godzilla? The answer is simple. Godzilla and King Kong are set to have an epic battle on the big screen next year. What better way to get caught up than by watching the movie that introduces King Kong to this Monsterverse?

Kong: Skull Island is set in the same universe as Godzilla (2014) and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. It establishes the gorilla as the protector of an island and a powerhouse to boot. Fans who are ready to see these two titans duke it out with modern technology should brush up on their knowledge by having this movie.

6 GODZILLA PIGGY BANK

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Odds are that you've probably seen those piggy banks that have cats or even Pikachu moving out their hands and grabbing coins. Believe it or not, there is a Godzilla version as well that is officially licensed. Store your coins in style as the King of the Monsters rises up from the waters to snag your change and guard it.

The design of Godzilla in this piggy bank is based on his older appearances in Japanese films, which is sure to make diehard Godzilla fans excited. The bank also features a neat graphic of the titular character on the side.

5 GODZILLA (2014)

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A new cinematic universe began in 2014 with the release of Gareth Edwards' Godzilla. While the film was not praised across the board, critics were pleased anytime the monster himself was on screen. It was successful enough to start a new world and even get an upcoming sequel.

Because this movie takes place before Godzilla: King of the Monsters, it will be important for fans to at least watch if not own this movie. The movie is full of beautiful Godzilla action, bringing back the iconic roar in a big way as well as showcasing the powerful atomic breath on the big screen once more.

4 SHIN GODZILLA

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Fans who aren't thrilled with the American Godzilla movies would be excited to watch Shin Godzilla. This movie, made in 2016, is a Japanese film that attempts to go back to the basics for the franchise.

It takes place in Tokyo, features an all-Japanese cast, and puts the titular monster at the forefront. Godzilla has risen from the depths and is destroying Tokyo, leaving the people inside in fear of their lives. It is classic, unadulterated Godzilla. Even those who like the American movies should give this one a watch to get an idea of where Godzilla came from and how the franchise began.

3 GODZILLA FUNKO POP!

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There haven't been a lot of Funko Pop! figures for the Godzilla franchise. That said, the company did manage to make one for the monster himself. This figure's design seems to be based on Godzilla's older appearances, featuring larger proportions and a more cartoonish look on its face.

That's not a bad thing by any means, as classic Godzilla is often the reason that people become so enamored with the character in the first place. Keep in mind that the Godzilla Funko Pop! is hard to find, so it's better to jump on it while you still can, or you may never get the chance later.

2 THE ART OF GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters is going to be a massive film, featuring appearances from Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah. It will have a sense of scale that most movies hope to achieve.

Fans might be interested to know how all of this was accomplished in The Art of Godzilla: King of the Monsters. This book details how the people behind the film managed to bring these classic characters to life once more as well as the process behind integrating them with the universe. Readers will get to see concept art, which probably includes prototype designs for some of the new monsters.

1 GODZILLA: CATACLYSM

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Godzilla has made his mark in more than just film. There are numerous comic books made featuring the character and his world. Some of them are good, and others leave much to be desired. "Godzilla: Cataclysm" is definitely one of the stories worth reading.

It takes place in a world that was destroyed by massive monsters years ago. The surviving humans are trying to rebuild, but with the ongoing fear that the monsters could return to destroy them. It's a sad story, but one that fits the Godzilla narrative so well. The book also has great artwork, making every page a feast for the eyes.

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