Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Review + Godzilla & Oscar Talk?
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by YHS Media Network
1M ago
Kurt Russell, Apple, and Godzilla are an unlikely trio - but can they work together to produce a compelling MonsterVerse entry? Jake and Jay go through their overall thoughts on the series - was it necessary? Did the kaiju deliver? Would they watch a second season? In addition, the big news in G-dom is that Godzilla is up for an Oscar!!! It only took 70 years - but Toho's money-making monster has a chance to bring home the gold (and totally should!). But, was he snubbed for other major awards? Jake has a few pickup and the duo go over some funky new releases and news from Anraku Ansaku, Tita ..read more
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The Whale God (1962) Review + Super Festival 87 Reveals
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
1M ago
Happy 2024! Jake and Jay are back reviewing Daiei's 1962 film, THE WHALE GOD, which was brought to North America for the first time (this year, by the way!) by SRS Cinema. We all know that the "Tattooed Titan of Tokusatsu" is an expert on "killer animal" films - but where does this Kojiro Hongo and Takashi Shimura-led entry land on his spectrum: is it more Jaws? Or more Orca? Also, M1, Marusan, and U.S.Toys were active at Super Festival 87 in Japan - what gems did they unveil to the sofubi-crazed collecting community? And did Jake already knock off something from his Top 10 Wishlist? And did ..read more
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Holiday Wishlist 3 - Our Top 10 Most Desired Kaiju Toys!
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
2M ago
It’s a YHS on Monster Island tradition – the Holiday Wishlist! “The Tattooed Titan of Tokusatsu” Jacob Walsh and “The Mayor of Toku Toy Town” Jay Key run down their top 10 kaiju collectibles they want to obtain for their personal stashes; and we get everything from vintage tin toys to rare sofubi. On top of the lists, they spend some time catching up on some of the big reveals and exclusives at DesignerCon from Mondo, Marusan, and Max Toy plus their own recent kaiju toy pickups!   Enjoy ..read more
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Shin Kamen Rider Review w/ Ryan Wilhelm (BONUS EPISODE)
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
2M ago
It's a surprise YHS on Monster Island drop - and a very special presentation, at that! "Everyone's Favorite Kaiju Collector" Ryan Wilhelm joins Jay Key as they review Hideaki Anno's SHIN KAMEN RIDER! Does it deliver a compelling cinematic experience and respectfully pay homage to the source material...or is it a fan service-laden train wreck that destroys the legacy of everyone's favorite grasshopper hero? And where does this entry rank in the Shin Japan Heroes Universe? Besides the analysis of Shin Kamen Rider, special guest Ryan Wilhelm shows off his recent toy pickups, discuss what it's lik ..read more
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Godzilla Minus One Review
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
2M ago
Is Godzilla Minus One / Godzilla -1.0 the greatest Godzilla film ever made? One thing is for sure, the kaiju fandom and film critics alike are going crazy for this new Toho release – and its winning over fans and smashing records like no other film in the franchise. But – is it a perfect film? Our beloved hosts – “The Tattooed Titan of Tokusatsu” Jacob Walsh and the “Mayor of Toku Toy Town” Jay Key share their thoughts on what they loved about it and what may have missed the mark; and where does it rank in their personal pantheons of Big G flicks? But that’s not all? Godzilla fans were also tr ..read more
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Reviewing Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (Episodes 1-3) & Tsuburaya Con 2023 Preview
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
3M ago
Happy Thanksgiving! What a time to be a kaiju fan? Not only do we get a show on Apple TV+ featuring A-listers like Kurt Russell and John Goodman, we also live in a world where companies like U.S. Toys, Marusan, One Up, and many more are releasing amazing sofubi and collectibles on a near weekly basis! In this installment of YHS on Monster Island, Jacob Walsh and Jay Key talk give their thoughts on the first three episodes of Monarch: Legacy of Monsters and if the more grounded approach that we saw in Godzilla (2014) is effective after so many of the subsequent issues went in a different direct ..read more
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Godzilla Day 2023 Recap - Short Films Review, Toy Exclusives, Minus One News, Monarch Opening Scene, & More!
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
3M ago
Godzilla Day 2023 has come and gone - but there's still so much to talk about! Our devoted daikaiju duo will attempt to go through an endless laundry list of topics from the two short films (Godzilla vs. Megalon 2023 and Fes Godzilla 4: Operation Jet Jaguar), the litany of toy releases from Bandai, Marusan, X-Plus, Titanic Creations, Mondo, and more, the opening scene from Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, and Godzilla Minus One news. And coupled with all of the movie, show, toy, and sofubi news is an epic toy haul week featuring items from our favorite manufacturers like Marmit, Max Toy Co., Medi ..read more
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Trailers, Teasers, & Toys (Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, Godzilla vs. Megalon 2023, Ultraman Rising, Hoshi 35, & More!)
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
4M ago
YHS on Monster Island returns with the "Tattooed Titan of Tokusatsu" Jacob Walsh back at the helm - and its a jam-packed episode covering recent trailers, teasers, and toy releases! The boys review the full Monarch: Legacy of Monsters trailer - discuss some new possible titans - as well as the short teaser for the Gemstone short, Godzilla vs. Megalon (2023)! But that's not all...the kaiju and tokusatsu world recently got a first look at the newly named Ultraman Rising (2024) and will be getting the independent, crowdfunded film, Hoshi 35, in theaters this week! But we also have toys (and book ..read more
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Toy Festivals Talk - Super Festival 86, Hobby Round 29, & Taipei Toy Fest
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
4M ago
Join Jay Key as he discussed some kaiju toy highlights from the recent Super Festival 86, Hobby Round 29, and Taipei Toy Fest events! There are some really cool releases from major players like Marusan, Sunguts Factory, OneUp, Sarujirushi, and more! In addition, Jay makes a pitch for an unusual "kaiju toy of the year" possibility ..read more
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Space Linoleum: Attack Peter Invades YHS on Monster Island
YHS on Monster Island - Godzilla, Kaiju, & Tokusatsu!
by Yes Have Some
5M ago
In this very special edition of YHS on Monster Island, famed artist and Senior Creative Director at Mondo, Attack Peter, joins Jay to talk about his recent Mechagodzilla sofubi release for Mondo that uses his trademark LinoPrint look to creative something totally new in the space!Also, Attack Peter and Jay talk about recent toy pick-ups, what they've been watching, and so much more ..read more
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