X-Plus Legion to Attack This Summer

Prototype of the upcoming Large Monster Series Legion by X-Plus.

It’s been exactly twenty years since Legion first attacked movie theaters in 1996’s Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (ガメラ2 レギオン襲来). And X-Plus is right on cue with plans to bring this insectoid kaiju to vinyl on the film’s 20th anniversary.

X-Plus tweeted this photo of the upcoming Large Monster Series Legion vinyl figure on their table at Super Festival 71 held in Japan.

If you have the X-Plus Large Monster Series Gamera 1996 in your collection and he’s feeling lonely, be sure to tell him he’s due for some company.

Also on display was the upcoming Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 and a painted version of the upcoming Large Monster Series Leatherback from Pacific Rim.

By | April 23rd, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Legion to Attack This Summer

Where to Buy Kaiju Online by Rich Eso

Rich Eso tells you where you can get X-Plus and other Godzilla collectibles online.

See more content from Rich at his website: www.FreshVinylHQ.com.

By | April 23rd, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Where to Buy Kaiju Online by Rich Eso

Pre-Orders Open for Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962

Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus.

The Gigantic Series Godzilla (1962) is up for pre-order. Based on Godzilla’s appearance in King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), it will tower at 48cm (almost 19 inches) even in its slightly crouched pose. It’s also 48cm in length… and that’s with the tail curled! The width of a front-faced figure, including the tail wrapping alongside, will be 65cm (25.5 inches)!

This vinyl behemoth will be the 4th figure in the Gigantic Series and it’s worth noting that this will be the first non-stylized sculpt. Yes, the Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1999 isn’t really stylized since that figure represent Sakai’s own vision which was significantly altered for the suit. Also worth noting that the next in the series, Godzilla 1954, also is not stylized.

But back to KingGoji: It’s available for pre-order right now!

The Ric Boy version seems to be coming with an alternate paint job on the fins. A combination of translucent vinyl and paint will recreate the appearance of Godzilla’s fins while atomic breath is being fired. No, there will be no lights installed. But, supposedly, the fins will give the impression that they are glowing, much like the Ric version of the Gigantic Sakai Godzilla 1999 did.

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Ric Boy is available at the Online Ric Boy Store for ¥41,040 ($367). Pre-orders end Monday, May 9 (Japan time).

YES, a Standard version (with fins painted in the “off-state”) is available from other retailers. At this writing, Hobby Search has it for $305, and Hobby Link Japan for $323. No sign of it on AmiAmi yet. Keep checking.

By | April 18th, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Pre-Orders Open for Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962

X-Plus Shows Off Upcoming Figures… including one Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962

X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 and 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 vinyl figures on display.

X-Plus gives us our first look at the upcoming Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 at the 2016 Spring Miyazawa Exhibition in Japan.

This will be a novel addition to the Gigantic Series since it will be the first sculpt in the series which is more (if not all) suit accurate and not overly stylized as the first three entries were. No word yet on a release date yet, but keep watching X-Plus’ Ric site as a 1962 announcement will be arriving any day now.

Exhibition attendees also got to see a painted version of the upcoming Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 (just in time to pair up with the Titanosaurus Diamond Re-Issue coming out this month!) Still no word on when MG will available for order.

The Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva and Large Monster Series Leatherback were also on display.

(Photos from Dengeki Hobby. See more of their photos here.)

By | April 13th, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Shows Off Upcoming Figures… including one Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962

X-Plus Reveals Large Monster Series Leatherback In the Works

Large Monster Series Leatherback vinyl figure from X-Plus.

X-Plus made good on its promise to dive into creating kaiju from Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 giant monster flick, Pacific Rim.

An unpainted prototype of a Leatherback figure stood on X-Plus’ table at the 2016 Spring Miyazawa Exhibition in Japan.

And, just like Gee Okamoto of X-Plus told us last year for an interview, although the upcoming Pacific Rim figures will be in the Large Monster Series (25cm Series)… they will be big.

By | April 12th, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Reveals Large Monster Series Leatherback In the Works

X-Plus Announces 30cm Series Battra Larva

TOHO 30cm Series Battra Larva vinyl figure by X-Plus.

Great news for those of you yearning to add more Heisei to your collection: X-Plus has just announced the Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva vinyl figure. Battra comes from the 1992 movie Godzilla vs. Mothra (ゴジラvsモスラ).

Sculpted by Takashi Saiwai (GOWROW) as a kit (which came out only last year I believe), this piece is a pretty accurate representation of everyone’s favorite evil larva. (How many evil larvae do you know, anyway?) Though, I did notice that the horn is larger than it should be when comparing photos of this figure to shots from the movie. Not that big a deal in my book since I didn’t even know until I compared the shots. I’d rather it be more accurate but I’ll take what I can get.

The Battra suit is a maze of textures, colors and spikes so this guy is sure to be impressive on display in your collection. Plus, it’s colors will help break up the forest of asphalt gray and treebark textures on your shelves.

X-Plus says that this figure will be 30cm (12 inches) tall. That will definitely include that overly large horn. He won’t see eye-to-eye with the previously released Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992, but they look like they will scale well enough with each other.

Side view of the Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva vinyl figure by X-Plus.

This bugger is going to be a whopping 50cm (19.5 inches) long!

Manibles are articulated and can be displayed opened or closed.

A Ric Boy version (available here), will have a light gimmick and will cost you ¥19,980 ($184 USD).
Standards (sans the lights) will be available at other online retail stores. Hobby Search currently has is available to order for ¥16,200 ($148 USD). NOT BAD!

Click here to order this from Hobby Search.
Also, try AmiAmi.com and Hobby Link Japan.

Pre-orders end for the Ric Boy version on April 18, 2016.

The X-Plus Battra is expected to ship out some time in June 2016.

See more photos of the X-Plus Battra at the Ric Boy site.

X-Plus Godzilla 1992 and Battra.

We have GOT to get these guys together!

By | April 12th, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Announces 30cm Series Battra Larva

North American Re-issues of X-Plus Biollante and King Ghidorah Preorders Open; Shipping in July

Large Monster Series Biollante Bluefin Reissue.

The time has come! Big monsters about to march!

The North American re-issues of the Toho Large Monster Series Biollante and the Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1968 by X-Plus are now open for preorders.

Originally planned to be distributed by Diamond Distributors, who already have the license for all of the Toho 30cm Series (or 1/6 Scale figures as the lawyers like to call them), these two vinyl behemoths will be distributed by Bluefin.

Bluefin is the California-based distributor responsible for bringing us westerners the S.H. MonsterArts line. And they now have the North American license for all of X-Plus’ Large Monster Series (or, as the lawyers call them: 1/8 scale figures).

SEARCHING FOR THEM ONLINE
These two figures technically have new series names, which, of course, we will all ignore. But you might want to take note of them just the same. They are the 8″ TOHO Kaiju Biollante and the 8″ TOHO Kaiju King Ghidorah. These new monikers are misleading since Biollante is 12″ tall and King Ghidorah reaches up to 18.5″.

The 8″ must somehow refer to the Large Monster Series scaling but still does not make sense since most of the figures in that series are 10″. Whatever! Just take note of the new names for when searching for them online since some stores will use them.

If you’d like to search by UPC (a practice becoming more common) Biollante’s code is 4532149013420 and King Ghidorah’s is 4532149013413.

Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1968 Bluefin Reissue.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE
Pre-orders are now being taken online at stores like Big Bad Toy Store right now. We at Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles are also taking orders. Payment plans will be available.

When pre-orders end for each store is, of course, up to each store. But know this: the deadline for orders from stores to get their big order in to Bluefin is April 30. You might be wise to get your order in a little bit before then.

If you see a store still taking preorders after April 30, that just means either they ordered extras ahead of time — or — they didn’t update their site to show that orders are capped. So be careful and get your order in early!

PRICES
Biollante has a suggested retail price of $469.99. King Ghidorah’s SRP is $429.99.

Note that most stores will have similar pricing and won’t stray very far from the SRP’s.

ORDER FROM A PLACE CLOSE TO YOU GEOGRAPHICALLY
Biollante’s box is huge! And King Ghidorah’s isn’t so small either. Also, keep in mind that X-Plus has probably modified King Ghidorah’s box to prevent the broken figures which plagued collectors when the original Japanese release came out. This may mean a bigger box. You’d do well to find a store close to your state and order from there to try to save on some shipping $$.

RELATED: See the Kaiju Addicts Full Review of the X-Plus King Ghidorah 1968 here.

By | April 6th, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on North American Re-issues of X-Plus Biollante and King Ghidorah Preorders Open; Shipping in July

New Godzilla Autographs in stock at Flossie’s

New Mizuho Yoshida and Kenpachiro Satsuma autographs in stock at Flossie's!

Fresh from Monster-Mania Horror Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ (just outside Philadelphia), for the first time: autographed photos of Mizuho Yoshida (GMK Godzilla suit actor, Legion, Dagahra)! Plus we’ve restocked on Kenpachiro Satsuma Burning Godzilla pics and, for the first time, Gigan ’73!

Click Here to Get Them at Flossie’s!

By | March 20th, 2016|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on New Godzilla Autographs in stock at Flossie’s