Last week, at the Spring Miyazawa Model Exhibition in Japan, X-Plus displayed a painted prototype of their upcoming Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II based on the giant mech from 1993’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II.
It looks like this figure is FINALLY getting ready to go up for pre-order! And it’s been quite a wait. We first learned of this figure in late 2015 when we interviewed Gee Okamoto of X-Plus who revealed plans to begin work on it in 2016.
X-Plus revealed the unpainted sculpt a while ago but we’ve seen nothing of it since then. Until now!
But that’s last week’s news. Look what happened today!
Today, at Super Festival 74 in Japan, X-Plus brought Mechagodzilla II again. But this time they displayed the RIC exclusive. This version will feature an in-scale Garuda attached to its back forming Super Mechagodzilla.
I have no word at this time on whether or not Garuda will be able to detach from the figure.
X-Plus indicated in a tweet that they will be able to start taking pre-orders for this figure soon. A sign at both model shows reveal a planned release in July 2017.
And, now we wait!
Standard versions (without Garuda) will be available at the usual online Japanese stores. If you want the RIC (with Garuda), you’ll have to order directly from X-Plus. If you expect to have trouble doing that, you could contact California dealer, Mike Johnson. You can find instructions on how to contact Mike at Rich Eso‘s Fresh Vinyl site.
• These images came from Twitter. You can follow the X-Plus Twitter feed here.