The fine folks at Mondo have unveiled some cool GODZILLA apparel in collaboration with Toho Co., Ltd. You can check out the new cool stuff they have to offer down below along with all the details on how to get your hands on some.
First revealed by Complex earlier this week, we are proud to present our first collaboration with the mighty Toho Co., Ltd – a behemoth celebration of The King Of Monsters with our an all new GODZILLA apparel collection!
“What better way for GODZILLA to celebrate 65 years of cinematic and pop culture history than to partner with the team at Mondo?” expresses Chris Mowry, Associate Brand Manager at Toho. “Like the GODZILLA brand itself, Mondo has something for everyone, and there are some exciting new products on the way that are sure to please both the new fans as well as the hardcore collectors out there.”
As the first of many Toho releases to come, this collection is the start of something new and exciting. In the coming months, we will also reveal additional Toho lines, including Posters, Tiki Mugs, and Statues.
“The Toho Kaiju universe is utterly unparalleled,” says Allie Whalen, Mondo Creative Director. “It is a rich world of uniquely terrifying monsters that signify a greater battle between good, evil and the hubris of humankind. Toho has crafted a breadth of iconic character designs that are recognizable and revered. It is a monumental endeavor to pay homage to decades of this pop culture powerhouse, but Mondo is eager to connect with the pervasive subculture holding a torch for GODZILLA.”
Each artist has their own relationship with the Kaiju of Toho, like Becky Cloonan’s love affair with Gigan. She states, “When Mondo asked me to illustrate my handsome cyborg kaiju space boyfriend Gigan to grace the front of a T-shirt, of course I jumped at the chance! GODZILLA vs Gigan is one of the weirdest movies I’ve ever seen, but it’s also just so cool and has so much heart. I can’t go back in time to illustrate the VHS cover, so instead I drew this T-shirt! A homage to the best monster that ever was!!!”
In addition to the apparel above, we’re stoked to release the first in a series of pins by GODZILLA enthusiast, Tom Whalen.
“‘What’s one property that you haven’t worked with yet, but you desperately want to?’ No question has surfaced more consistently at speaking engagements, convention appearances, and podcasts that I’ve been a part of,” says Whalen. “And my answer has always been the same: ‘Toho monsters.’ These fantastic creatures have entertained, inspired, and delighted me since childhood, and my love for them continues to this day. I’m ecstatic the Mondo has partnered with Toho and opened up a sandbox that I’ve long wanted to play in.”
Our comprehensive apparel and pin collection featuring Toho’s iconic Kaiju GODZILLA, Mothra, King Ghidorah, and more will launch on Thursday, November 14th on mondotees.com. Stay tuned to our social media for all the latest updates and on sale information.