X-Plus just announced the first few figures for April release. There’s a Large Monster Series Gamera 1968 and Viras Set, a Giant Series Dodongo (Ultraman Kaiju), and a curious looking Ultraman Taro kaiju whose name I just don’t know. Pre-orders end March 10. Visit the X-Plus Ric Boy website and check them out!
X-Plus just tweeted that the Wonderfest special will be a re-issue of the 30cm Series Baragon 1968 with light-up horn gimmick. This is a great chance to grab this guy if you missed him, especially since Baragon is absent from the teased figures in the Diamond Previews spread.
See the Wonder Fest Baragon Page on the X-Plus Ric Boy site.
Apparently, X-Plus will have a lottery to decide who will be able to buy one of the 40 WF Web Sale Baragons which were made. BAD NEWS if you are not in Japan. It seems that the only payment option available will be Collect On Delivery. So, if you use a forwarding service like Tenso.com (because the Ric Boy site does not ship overseas) then you are out of luck since Tenso won’t do that.
I was excited for this figure and planned a review but it looks like I’m one of those out of luck on this one. –Sniff–
However, if you are in Japan, you can join the lottery and get a chance at being able to purchase a Wonder Fest Baragon re-issue. Visit www.ric-toy.ne.jp/wf2014w.html on February 17 for your chance to buy one. Good Luck! がんばって！
KaijuCast Controller, Kyle Yount, and X-Plus Collectors Loren Portillo, Jonathan Peter Lee and Dell Champagne Marinez pose with legendary suit actors Haruo Nakajimi (Godzilla) and Bin Furuya (Ultraman) at the Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil this past weekend in San Francisco. They show off their love of X-Plus vinyl figures with the X-Plus Pose while the esteemed guests enacted Ultraman’s Spacium Pose.
X-Plus just tweeted a photo of their table at Wonder Festival (Winter) 2014 in Japan. They’re showing off a lot of their more recent Ultraman releases plus four Destroy All Monsters kaiju from their Toho 30cm Series. In the middle is the Wonder Festival Special Limited Edition Baragon 1968 which they are selling at the show. They also intend to sell some online after the show.
When? I’m not sure. But I have my finger on the trigger at the X-Plus Web Store. As soon as Baragon appears on their site, I will buy one and post a review.
Also on display are the 1968 Anguirus, Godzilla and Gorosaurus. Most likely there are displayed only to frame the Baragon Re-issue. (However, Godzilla and Gorosaurus will likely be re-issued at some point for North American release via Diamond Comics Distributors.
Collector George Dixon lives right down the street from the coolest place EVER to take pictures of your figures. Take a look!
Photoshop artist Trenddi Alexis assembled his work titled “Godzilla: The Destroyer of Worlds” which features the X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure. See it get assembled in the timelapse video below. (The timelapse starts one minute into the video.) And visit his DeviantArt page at http://trenzillaxdesigns.deviantart.com/.
One of Collector Ryu Hayabusa’s favored techniques is dark and dynamic. I love them because his use of Photoshop filters strips a bit of the real world away from the images leaving only the important bits: the shape of Godzilla’s features and adds a wispy, painterly touch that can better be appreciated if you click on them to view their larger versions. Well, that’s what I think about them anyway. I’m glad he allowed me to share them with you.