Diamond X-Plus Wave 6 Announced: Godzilla and Anguirus 1955. Wave 7 announces at SDCC.

Close-up of the X-Plus 30cm Series Anguirus and Godzilla 1955.

Wave 6 of the X-Plus Diamond Reissues will be the Toho 12in Series Godzilla 1955 and the Toho 12in Series Anguirus 1955. Both figures are monochrome to match their looks in the second ever Goji flick Godzilla Raids Again.

Pre-orders for both vinyl figures officially open in a couple of weeks. As for FlossiesGifts.com, I’m going to wait until next week before taking early pre-orders. Because, you see, Diamond will announce Wave 7 at SDCC (July 24-27).

Which is curious since we all know Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus are the last two figures remaining from the original announcement. I’m hoping Diamond has a surprise in store for us next week. Even if they don’t…. Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus!!

David Eric Dopko X-Plus Gallery

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva by David Dopko.

Check out David’s X-Plus Photo Gallery as well as all the other galleries under the PHOTOS tab here on Kaiju Addicts!

By |June 17th, 2014|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off

High Res Images of July X-Plus Vinyl Figure Releases at SciFi Japan

X-Plus June Announcements, Hi res photos at SciFiJapan.com.

SciFi Japan has high resolution images of some of X-Plus‘ June Announcements featuring Ultra Kaiju Gander and Grand King vinyl figures, plus a Real Master Collection Ultraman A-Type (polyresin).

See them at SciFiJapan.com!

By |June 9th, 2014|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off

Sideshow Collectibles Teases New Godzilla 2014 Statue

Sideshow Collectibles just posted a video tease of their upcoming high quality statue of the new Godzilla design.

I don’t think I like it.

I did at first. I watched the video in awe at all of the amazing detail in the sculpt and started to salivate imagining a huge, awesome Godzilla 2014 statue in my collection. That is, until they pulled back and showed the whole thing.

I mean, what the hell is up with the head turned back like that? I was hoping for something more standard and less comic bookish. All my dreams (well, one of them) are crushed now! heh. Seriously, this is Godzilla and this is important stuff!

I really believed this was going to be the ultimate Godzilla 2014 in my collection. But that whiplash head-turn has me very disappointed. And I wasn’t expecting that. I thought, how the hell could they mess this up? There’s no way they could find a way to position the Big G in a funky dance pose like they did with their Pacific Rim Gipsy Danger statue.

Anyway, sorry for my rant. I’m a collectible reviewer and I’m used to nitpicking. Watch the video and see/judge for yourself. Everything else about this statue (besides the head turn) looks freaking amazing. Perhaps I’ll change my mind after Sideshow releases more photos.

I have yet to see the movie (which I will do 2 hours from now). Who knows, perhaps I’ll find this pose is actually accurate after which I’ll take it all back.

If I don’t see this in the movie, then all my hopes will rest upon X-Plus for a more standard looking, high quality vinyl version.

X-Plus May Announcements

X-Plus May Announcements: Godzilla 1968 and Kiryu 2003.

Earlier today, X-Plus made its May announcements for new releases. First up is a reissue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1968. Yes, it’s the same sculpt that just went up for pre-order in North America as part of Diamond Distributors‘ Wave 5. The only difference is, this Japanese re-issue has a light gimmick which illuminates the fins.

But before you get too excited, you should know that it is a Ric Boy Web Exclusive. That means the only way you can get this is by ordering directly from the Ric Boy website. That’s a tall order since the site is in Japanese, but it’s not impossible. I have an account with their site myself, but it took me three tries to fill out their account form properly. They will accept your credit card, but won’t ship outside of Japan. For that you’d need a forwarding service like Tenso.

You may find someone on the boards or Facebook groups already set up with an account to get one for you. Ask around.

This figure will not be available from other retailers like Hobby Search or Ami Ami.

The price for the figure is ¥21,600 (or about $212). And this reissue will be limited to ONLY 80 figures! So, competition may be a little fierce! If you can’t wait for the Diamond Reissue due out later this year, and you don’t mind the soft fins that come with these light-up versions, then you should ACT NOW and try to claim one of the 80 as yours.

Next up is the X-Plus Real Master Collection Kiryu 2003. The first version of this was released in vinyl in October 2013. It came in both a Ric Boy version with the back jet pack and arm rail guns, and also a standard version sans the extra armament. The new version just announced is NOT vinyl, but rather polyresin, which tends to be fragile. And it does come with the extra gear. Since it’s also a Ric Boy, it can only be ordered from the Ric Boy site, same as the Godzilla 1968.

It will cost you a whopping ¥44,820 (about $440). It is also limited to only 80 figures.

Check out my Full Review of the vinyl version of the X-Plus Kiryu 2003 for more pics. But keep in mind this polyresin version holds detail a lot better than vinyl.

X-Plus is also releasing five Ultraman kaiju and seijin, which I don’t really get into here on Kaiju Addicts unless they’re from the original series. Check out the X-Plus Ric Boy site to learn more.

By |May 9th, 2014|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off

Get your X-Plus Diamond Reissues from Kaiju Addicts and Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles

Screenshot of available X-Plus Godzilla Vinyls at Flossie's Gifts and Collectibles.

Kaiju Addicts has teamed up with Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles to bring you yet another option when shopping for X-Plus Toho Godzilla Vinyl Figures!

This isn’t really a big accomplishment since we’re talking about mother and son! Flossie’s has been selling cutesy stuff online for over 15 years now. So when I got the itch to actually sell X-Plus instead of simply make reviews, I knew where to go.

I personally take care of all matters involving our X-Plus sales. I also actively look out for new batches of Diamond Reissues as they become available.

Click here for More Information!

By |May 5th, 2014|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off

X-Plus Godzilla 1954 Vinyl…. in Gareth Edward’s Edit Suite!

Godzilla 2014 Director Gareth Edwards holds an X-Plus Godzilla 1954 vinyl figure in his edit suite.

The X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 vinyl figure has been spotted in the Godzilla 2014 editing suite!

It seems the original design was important to Godzilla 2014 director, Gareth Edwards. For the updated design, he wanted something that was derivative of the original. He asks us to imagine that the people in 1954 Japan saw his version of Godzilla and reported back with details of what they’ve seen. The result being the original 1954 design.

So for inspiration and reference, he chose none other than the X-Plus Godzilla 1954 vinyl figure to display in his editing suite. This is yet another tip of the hat toward X-Plus’ outstanding sculpts and attention to accuracy!

Watch the mini-documentary here.

How to Order X-Plus Wave 5 Figures from your Local Comic Shop

Diamond Previews May X-Plus Spread.

Getting X-Plus Godzilla Figures from your local comic store

You can visit your local comic shop and ask if they are willing to special order either or all of the upcoming X-Plus (Wave 5) Figures from Diamond. By doing this you not only help support your local shop, you may also help to promote the X-Plus Diamond Reissues. And what’s good for X-Plus and Diamond is good for us!

Plus, you’ll save money on having the item shipped to you since you’ll be picking it up at the store yourself. (Just keep in mind when he gives you a price that the shop owner has to pay for having the figure(s) shipped to him.)

X-Plus Wave 5 Vinyl Figures

The wave 5 figures are Godzilla 1962 from King Kong vs. Godzilla, Godzilla 1968 from Destroy All Monsters and Hedorah from Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster.

X-Plus Diamond Re-Issues Godzilla 1968, 1962 and Hedorah.

If you do go to your local comic shop and find that the owner is not familiar with X-Plus vinyl figures, tell them they come from Diamond Distributors. You can also point them out to him from the May 2014 issue of Previews Magazine. He should have this on hand. The figures in this month’s issue are located on pages 550 and 551.

The shop owner can also search for these figures for you on the Diamond Retailer Website. You could help him make the search go faster by providing the stock numbers. They are:

STK643274 – Godzilla 1962

STK643276 – Godzilla 1968

STK643275 – Hedorah

At this time they are expected to be released in late October. But the Preorder window is open RIGHT NOW. Missing out on a Preorder means potentially missing your chance altogether. And you are not the only one who needs move quickly. Shops are required to make their orders to Diamond Distributors BEFORE MAY 29th. There “probably” needn’t be any concern that the shop will forget to order them on time, since all merchandise from Diamond has the same deadline.

NOTE ON ORDERING FROM ONLINE SHOPS
Keep in mind that many online shops continue to take preorders for these figures well after the deadline. Some of them may simply be betting that extras will be available. So whether you make your purchase from a shop in person or online, see if you can make sure your seller is getting their order in to Diamond on time.

MORE INFORMATION

Collecting X-Plus Godzilla Vinyl Re-Issues via Diamond Distributors in North America.
X-Plus / Diamond Re-Issue Release Schedule.

By |April 29th, 2014|TIPS, X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off