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#GODZILLA Passes GO and Collects $200 Whenever The Kaiju Wants in Its Own MONOPOLY® Game

CARLSBAD, Calif.—February 12, 2020— usaopoly (The Op), a leading games publisher, in collaboration with Toho International, Inc., is excited for the North American launch of GODZILLA tabletop games: MONOPOLY® and JENGA®.

From its debut on the big screen in 1954, there have been over 30 GODZILLA films made in Japan and the United States, and GODZILLA continues to stomp through popular culture today. In MONOPOLY®: Godzilla, players will vie to collect iconic kaiju in their familiar settings — such as RODAN on Monster Island (formerly known as Boardwalk) and MOTHRA on Infant Island (formerly known as Park Place) in order to reign supreme — and will pick one of six collectible movers such GODZILLA, MECHAGODZILLA and KING GHIDORAH to navigate the MONOPOLY® game board.

“Since the 1950’s, GODZILLA has spawned a worldwide fan base,” says John M. Davis, The Op’s President and CEO. “Today, with our games, older fans can nostalgically relive childhood memories while introducing their families and younger generations to the world’s most revered monster.”

“Seeing what The Op has done to bring the world of GODZILLA into these classic games has been such an enjoyable experience” says Chris Mowry, Associate Brand Manager for Toho International, Inc. “The way they adapt the brand into these games to make them original and fresh is sure to please fans of all ages.”

MONOPOLY®: Godzilla and JENGA®: Godzilla Extreme Edition will be available throughout North America in specialty stores this Spring, with a $39.99 and $19.99 MSRP, respectively.

MONOPOLY®: Godzilla

Demolish the competition in a city-terrorizing twist on the classic board game with MONOPOLY®: GODZILLA. Begin the invasion by buying, selling and trading locations like Monster Island, Goro’s Workshop, and Kitakami Lake and take over the board with Facilities and Bases. Custom sculpted tokens of giants such as Mothra, GODZILLA, King Ghidorah, and Mechagodzilla easily impose on anything in their path!

Ages: 8+ | Players: 2-6 | Playtime: 60+ Min

JENGA®: Godzilla

Beyond belief… GODZILLA is on the rampage again! With JENGA® GODZILLA Extreme Edition, the titan of terror is trying to bring your tower down with a heat ray. Featuring custom game play, players remove and replace blocks according to the directives to keep it standing through every threatening roll of the dice. Beware, GODZILLA marches toward the tower raising the threat of destruction with every step!

Ages: 6+ | Players: 1+ | Playtime: 5-15 Min

Daniel Pickett

AFi founder and Editor-In-Chief Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since.

In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features.

He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced.

In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com.

Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s
“Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on Bloomberg News, MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com
Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official
Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many
others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows.

But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.




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