X-Plus King Ghidorah Revealed; Yuji Sakai 30cm Godzilla 1989 Teased!

X-Plus Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1968.

X-Plus King Ghidorah Vinyl Figure Rears Its Heads

X-Plus has just revealed the first image of the much anticipated Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1968 (東宝大怪獣シリーズ キングギドラ1968)! It’s currently on display at their booth at the Summer Wonder Festival show in Tokyo. The image was just posted on X-Plus’ Twitter account.

It will be a part of the Toho Large Monster Series where most figures are typically 25cm tall (about 10 inches), but as you can see in the photo, the figure looms high above other figures in the series and has wings that teeter over even 30cm figures.

They tweeted that the figure will be available later this year and that it is still pending approval.

New 30cm Godzilla 1989 Figure by Yuji Sakai

30cm Godzilla 1989 Sculpt by Yuji Sakai.

But wait! That’s not all! Images ’round the web are showing a sign on the same table showing a new 30cm sculpt of Godzilla 1989 which was sculpted by Yuji Sakai. The image on the sign matches this sculpt (shown above) found on page 28 of Sakai’s book Godzilla Dream Evolution.

An X-Plus figure based on a Yuji Sakai sculpt is a dream come true. But it’s going to come at a steeper price. ¥29,700. (Currently converts to $291.)

30cm Godzilla 1989 Sculpt by Yuji Sakai.

X-Plus may have looked like it was falling asleep at the wheel for the past few months, but apparently they were hard at work getting ready to knock our socks off!

No word yet as to pre-order or release dates.

Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus Confirmed for Diamond Reissue Wave 7

The X-Plus Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus vinyl figures on display at Diamond's booth at SDCC.

PHOTO: WILL WANG

In a super advance reveal, Diamond confirmed what most of us already knew: The X-Plus Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus would indeed be in Wave 7 of Diamond’s Reissues.

They are on display right now at Diamond’s booth at the San Diego Comic Con. Also on display are Wave 6 figures Godzilla 1955 and Anguirus 1955 which Pre-orders are being taken for right now. Wave 5 figures Godzilla 1962, 1968 and Hedorah were also on display.

No word yet on when Wave 7 figures G’89 and Gorosaurus will go up for Pre-order. November seems a likely time for that to me.

X-Plus / Diamond Wave 8

Wave 7 will be the final set of vinyl reissues which are part of Diamond’s current deal with X-Plus and Toho. But don’t fret! Plans are in the works to continue the reissues throughout 2015 and 2016. And for confirmation of that we need to wait until New York Comic Con in October 2014 where Diamond hopes to make an announcement!

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.

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