X-Plus Reveals Painted 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II RIC prototype with Garuda

X-Plus 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II painted prototype on display at the Spring Miyazawa Model Exhibition.
ALL PHOTOS: X-PLUS

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!

X-Plus 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II painted prototype on display at Super Festival 74.

Super Mechagodzilla

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.

A close-up of Garuda on the back of Mechagodzilla II vinyl by X-Plus.

I have no word at this time on whether or not Garuda will be able to detach from the figure.

A close-up of the head of the new, upcoming Mechagodzilla II vinyl by X-Plus.

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.

A close-up of the chest on the new, upcoming Mechagodzilla II vinyl by X-Plus.

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.

By | April 23rd, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Reveals Painted 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II RIC prototype with Garuda

Sold Out in Japan, Large Monster Series Titanosaurus is still in Stock at Flossie’s

X-Plus 25cm Titanosaurus still available at Flossie's.

The recently released Toho Large Monster Series Titanosaurus vinyl figure by X-Plus (from 1975’s Terror of Mechagodzilla) has quickly SOLD OUT at the “big 3” Japanese stores.

Hobby Search, AmiAmi and Hobby Link Japan list this figure as unavailable. HOWEVER, sometimes it will come back in to stock in very limited numbers when cancellations occur.

What to do: Keep checking all three sites. Check several times a day. Sold out figures usually pop up suddenly and vanish just as quickly. Use the links below.

Hobby Search
Ami Ami
Hobby Link Japan

Or Get Titanosaurus NOW at Flossie’s

You can grab one right now from Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles. It’s available right now for $159. There are less than 10 available (at the time of this writing).

Get the 25cm Titanosaurus Now at Flossie’s

By | April 15th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Sold Out in Japan, Large Monster Series Titanosaurus is still in Stock at Flossie’s

Pre-orders Open for Large Monster Series Hedorah by X-Plus

Toho Large Monster Series Hedorah Standard version vinyl by X-Plus.
TOHO LARGE MONSTER SERIES HEDORAH (STANDARD). PHOTO: X-PLUS

Toho Large Monster Series Hedorah Vinyl Figure by X-Plus
東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ヘドラ」

Recently, X-Plus surprised collectors by announcing a Large Monster Series version of Hedorah (a.k.a. The Smog Monster). I love it when they do that. No teases, no warning. It just appears one day. Surprises like this keep the hobby exciting.

A JAPANESE RELEASE
This will be a Japanese release licensed for Japan only, but will be easy enough for anyone anywhere to get.

IT’S BIG
This is going to be a big one The Large Monster Series (also known as the 25cm Series and, most proper of all, the Daikaiju Series) is home to Godzilla figures typically 10 inches tall. But seeing as how Hedorah towered over Godzilla in 1971’s Godzilla vs. Hedorah (Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster, 1972), the figure will follow suit and will look down on the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1971 which was released way back in 2011.

A scene from Godzilla vs. Hedorah, Toho 1971.
SCENE FROM “GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH, TM & © TOHO CO., LTD., 1971

This new Smoggie is reportedly 28cm tall. That’s a tad over 11 inches. It seems to me that it may need to be a bit taller to be totally accurate to the movie. But, alas, the 25cm Godzilla 1971 is not in my collection (yet) so I can’t compare. Regardless of how much taller this new figure should be, it will definitely be taller as it should be.

EXTRA TOUCHES
X-Plus is going all out on this release by going the extra mile with little touches to make this outstanding sculpt even more exciting as a figure.

SPARKLES
Firstly, you may recall that in the movie, Hedorah had bit of a twinkly texture all over his grotesque skin. X-Plus is adding that twinkle in the form of sparkles to be applied after the paint apps. This little detail was absent and, to some, sorely missed on the Toho 30cm Series version of this monster.

According to photos from Hobby Search, the sparkles will be present on the Standard version of this figure. But, note that high resolution photos which X-Plus provided to SciFiJapan.com do not show the sparkles on the Standard version. I’m hoping that that’s simply because the photos were shot before the sparkles were applied.

EYES
A Google Chrome translation of the Ric site says “Round characteristic eyes are to be reproduced with clear parts.” So it seems that the detail in the eyes will be “behind” clear plastic to give the eyes a sense of depth. They didn’t have to do that. And they didn’t do that for the 30cm Series version. And that makes this version all the more special. X-Plus is really making it hard to pass on this one.

SUPER-RIC
The Standard version knocked me out of my chair. And since my ass was already on the floor, the RIC version pushed me through the floor.

Not kidding. The Ric boy version of the Large Monster Series Hedorah kicks ass.

In addition to the clear eyes and movie-accurate twinkle, the RIC comes with THREE (really FOUR!) exclusive features.

Light gimmick on X-Plus Hedorah RIC.“Pattern 2” light-up eyes on the RIC Exclusive. PHOTO: X-PLUS

LIGHT-UP EYES
The Ric Hedorah will have steady lights behind the eyes to mimic the monster from the movie. I’m not usually big on light-ups, but Hedorah just seems like a perfect candidate for this exclusive gimmick. I always found the Smog Monster to be creepy and even mesmerizing; when I was a kid, and still to this day. And part of the reason are those glowing red eyes.

BLINKING LIGHT-UP EYES
The glowing eyes are just the beginning. With a flick of a switch on the power supply, the eyes blink as does the top of the head. This is to mimic Smoggie while he fires his eye ray. The Google Chrome translation of their site seems to indicate that X-Plus has made a point to specifically mention the part of the eye which acts as the emitter of the ray. So I’m guessing that there may be an extra, devoted LED in the corner of its eye.

Damaged eye on X-Plus Hedorah RIC.
Optional Damaged on on the RIC Exclusive. PHOTO: X-PLUS

DAMAGED EYE
In the movie, Godzilla took out one of Hedorah’s eyes. It’s swollen lids closed up for the rest of the fight. The RIC version of this figure will provide you with an extra piece to pop in over that eye.

Alternate arms on X-Plus Hedorah RIC.
Optional, alternate arms on the RIC exclusive. PHOTO: X-PLUS

ALTERNATE ARMS
But, wait, there’s more. This figure’s downward arms can be removed and replaced with optional, alternate up-raised arms which drastically change the pose.

A TRULY AMAZING RELEASE
X-Plus could easily have gotten away with making the sparkles a RIC exclusive feature packaged with non-clear, steady, light-up eyes. So both version of this release are PACKED with extra reasons to buy. But with great features, comes great monetary responsibility. It’s a little pricey for a Large Monster Series figure.

WHERE TO GET THE STANDARD VERSION
Hobby Search / ¥16,650 ($149.89)
Ami Ami / ¥16,980 ($152.86)
Hobby Link Japan / ¥17,575 ($$158.22)

All three stores are located in Japan and have English versions of their sites. The links above will take you to those. Each of these stores are very easy to order from. It’s easy to pay and they will ship directly to you overseas (and fairly quickly, too.)

WHERE TO GET THE RIC BOY VERSION
Direct from X-Plus / ¥24,840 ($223.60)

Ric Exclusives are officially available only from the X-Plus Direct Sales site. This can be a problem for westerners as the site is in Japanese only and the new account process can be tricky to complete. It will require a lot of online translations and some ingenuity to decipher the drop-down menus. Also, X-Plus will NOT ship to you overseas, so a forwarding service, like Tenso.com, will be required.

Pre-orders for the RIC boy version will end on April 24.

If you’re not up to the headache of ordering direct, you can request the services of Mike Johnson, a dealer in California. Rich Eso has instructions on how to order from Mike on the Fresh Vinyl website.

TO RIC OR NOT TO RIC
The Standard version already has a higher-than-usual price tag. As for the Ric… ouch! Which one should you get?

If you’re going the Standard route, I don’t think you should feel bad or left out. Yes, you’ll be missing out on three exclusive features, but what you will get is probably what most of us will wind up with on our shelves anyway: a Hedorah figure with the arms hanging down, no eye patch and no lights on. Plus, you’ll still get those clear eyes and movie-accurate twinkles… and a FANTASTIC sculpt.

A JUNE RELEASE
The Toho Large Monster Series Hedorah is currently scheduled to be released in mid-June, 2017.

By | April 9th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Pre-orders Open for Large Monster Series Hedorah by X-Plus

Hi-res Pics of New Large Monster Series Hedorah, Godzilla 2004 and Spectreman from SciFiJapan.com

X-Plus June Previews from SciFi Japan.

Late last month, X-Plus added several teases on their front page. Darkened images clearly show a new Large Monster Series (25cm Series) Hedorah. This new Smoggie is seen with both its arms drooping down and raised in the air. It’s also seen with a damaged eye patch and without. Looks like the RIC Boy version is the way to go with this one!

Also shown are painted images of the new Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 which we’ve been following since the unpainted prototype first appeared at Winter Wonder Festival last February in Japan.

A new Large Monster Series Spectreman is also on the way. All three are expected to land this June.

Keep watching X-Plus’ website for new info on when preorders open.

In the meantime, visit our friends at ScifiJapan.com and check out the high resolution photos of each figure!

By | April 4th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Hi-res Pics of New Large Monster Series Hedorah, Godzilla 2004 and Spectreman from SciFiJapan.com

X-Plus 12in Series (30cm) Godzilla 2004 Now Shipping

12 Inch Series Godzilla 2004 Diamond Reissue.

The Kaiju 12in Series Godzilla 2004 by X-Plus (the North American re-issue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2004) is NOW IN STOCK at Flossie’s.

You can order one now for only $139 plus shipping. We ship almost immediately.
Payment plans are available if needed.

Get the Godzilla 2004 Now at Flossie’s

For more information and photos, see my Review of the Original Release.

By | March 21st, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus 12in Series (30cm) Godzilla 2004 Now Shipping

Four New X-Plus Diamond Reissues Now Up for Pre-orders

Four new X-Plus North American reissues are now up for pre-order.

Four new X-Plus Godzilla North American (Diamond) Vinyl Reissues are now up for Pre-order!

You can pre-order any of these right now from me through Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles or your favorite online toy dealer. You can also ask your Local Comic Store to order one for you. Help them find it by using the Item Codes listed below.

12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975

• Item Code: JAN178436
• SRP: $230
Pre-order at Flossie’s for $140
• Expected Ship Date: August 30, 2017

12in Series Godzilla 1954 “Train Biter”

• Item Code: JAN178434
• SRP: $230
Pre-order at Flossie’s for $140
• Expected Ship Date: August 30, 2017

12in Series Battra Larva

• Item Code: JAN178433
• SRP: $230
Pre-order at Flossie’s for $140
• Expected Ship Date: September 27, 2017

12in Series Godzilla 1992 Yuji Sakai Version

• Item Code: JAN178435
• SRP: $230
Pre-order at Flossie’s for $179.99
• Expected Ship Date: September 27, 2017

By | March 12th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Four New X-Plus Diamond Reissues Now Up for Pre-orders

Kaiju Addicts TV: Four New Shin Godzilla vinyls, 25cm Godzilla 2004, New Diamond Reissues and More

Episode 4 of Kaiju Addicts TV is now available.

In this episode, X-Plus made a slew of new figure announcements at the (Winter) Wonder Festival including new Shin Godzilla figures for the Gigantic Series, Large Monster Series and 30cm Series. Yuji Sakai also showed off his new 30cm Shin Godzilla resin kit which is also destined to become an X-Plus vinyl later this year.

X-Plus also revealed a new Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004.

And at Toy Fair, Diamond Distributors revealed a bunch of new (old) X-Plus vinyls set to be reissued for the North American Market including the Godzilla 1954 Train Biter, Battra, Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1992, Mechagodzilla 1975, Kiryu 2002, Gigan 2004 (post repairs) and the roaring version of Godzilla 2014.

If you would like to ask your local comic store to order one of the 4 new Diamond Reissue vinyls, here are their official names and Item Codes:

Godzilla 12in Series Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975 Ver / Item code: JAN178436
Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biting Ver / Item code: JAN178434
Godzilla 12in Series Battra 1992 Battle for Earth Ver / Item code: JAN178433
Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 1992 Sakai Yuji Ver / Item code: JAN178435

REVIEWS
Several of the figures shown in this video have already been reviewed right here!
30cm Series Godzilla 2014
30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roaring Version
30cm Godzilla 2004
30cm Gigan 1972
30cm Mechagodzilla Kiryu 2003

BLUEFIN DEALER LOCATOR
Looking to buy the X-Plus Biollante vinyl closer to home? Try the Bluefin Dealer Locator.

By | March 11th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Kaiju Addicts TV: Four New Shin Godzilla vinyls, 25cm Godzilla 2004, New Diamond Reissues and More

12in Series Godzilla 2004 North American Re-issue to Arrive Next Week

12 Inch Series Godzilla 2004 Diamond Reissue.

Final Wars 30cm Series Godzilla 2004 by X-Plus is Getting Released This Month

The latest in a series of X-Plus re-issues licensed for North America has just arrived at Diamond Distributors in the U.S.

The PX Exclusive 12in Series Godzilla 2004 is a re-issue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2004 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ゴジラ (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ 2004版)」) vinyl figure which was originally released in Japan in 2013 and again in 2015 in a Wonder Festival exclusive version.

The figure is 11 inches tall and features a super-accurate sculpt of Godzilla from Final Wars.

Diamond is processing the shipment of 2004’s now. It’s my guess they will arrive at Flossie’s and other stores on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. It’s not too late to place an order!

• REVIEW: For more photos of the original release, See my Godzilla 2004 Review here.
• PRE-ORDER: You can order this from Kaiju Addicts via Flossie’s for $139.

By | March 6th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on 12in Series Godzilla 2004 North American Re-issue to Arrive Next Week

Hi-Res Photos of X-Plus’ May 2017 Line-up at SciFiJapan

Hi-Res Photos of X-Plus' May 2017 Line-up at SciFiJapan

SciFiJapan.com has high resolution images of X-Plus‘ May 2017 Lineup. The figures include the Gabara, Keizer Ghidorah, Ultraman Zero, Godzilla 1999 Poster Image Version, Return of Ultraman kaiju Plooma and Ultraseven baddie, Star Bem Gyeron.

Click Here to See the Images at SciFiJapan.com!

By | March 1st, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Hi-Res Photos of X-Plus’ May 2017 Line-up at SciFiJapan

X-Plus Reveals the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla and a LOT more!

Today, X-Plus is displaying a lot of new figures at Winter Wonder Festival 2017 in Chiba, Japan. The biggest story here is, of course, the upcoming Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla.

Prototype of the X-Plus Shin Godzilla on display at Winter Wonder Festival in Japan.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

As you can see, this new Shin is very stylized just like the Gigantic GMK and Burning Godzilla.

Prototype of the X-Plus Shin Godzilla on display at Winter Wonder Festival in Japan.

If you look closely at the first photo, you’ll see an alternate head in front of the figure. This could be the RIC Exclusive. There are photos of the prototype with this closed mouth head on in the photos below.

EARLY PHOTOS OF THE GIGANTIC SHIN GODZILLA

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

These early photos show the figure being worked on and aren’t as complete as the one at Wonder Festival. But they do give you a closer look at the detail and also what’s going on with that tail.

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

Now back to Wonder Festival…

SHIN GODZILLA: STAGE 2 AND STAGE 3

Early stages of Shin Godzilla by X-Plus, on display at Winter Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: JAY DAVIES

Also on display were a Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Stage 2 and a 30cm Series Shin Godzilla Stage 3.

Early stages of Shin Godzilla by X-Plus, on display at Winter Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS

30CM YUJI SAKAI SHIN GODZILLA

Not enough Shin? There’s more: the 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Shin Godzilla was announced with only a sign. Fortunately, the figure was at the show, at Mr. Sakai’s booth.

30cm Yuji Sakai Shin Godzilla.
PHOTO: JAY DAVIES

This will be released as a pricey limited edition (60) resin kit. Later on, X-Plus will put it out in vinyl as a 30cm Series figure (possibly Summer?)

LARGE MONSTER SERIES GODZILLA 2004

Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 by X-Plus on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS (LEFT), JAY DAVIES (RIGHT)

The upcoming Large Monster Series Keizer Ghidorah painted prototype with a newly announced Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 to go with it.

GABARA! RIC MINYA!

Large Monster Series Gabara and RIC exclusive: Minya on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: JAY DAVIES (LEFT), X-PLUS (RIGHT)

A painted version of the upcoming Large Monster Series Gabara with an unpainted Minya. Looks like Minya might be the RIC exclusive?

LARGE MONSTER SERIES KING GHIDORAH

X-Plus GMK King Ghidorah on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS

Here is the Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 pitted against the upcoming Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001. You can better see the RIC exclusive glitter effect in the second photo.

WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS BUSTS

Upcoming Sanda and Gaira Gargantuas busts from X-Plus on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS

Again, no word on when most of this is coming out or even going up for pre-order. And, so, we wait.

2017 is going to be a kickass year for X-Plus.

By | February 18th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Reveals the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla and a LOT more!

Diamond Reveals New, Upcoming X-Plus Re-issues coming to North America

New X-Plus Reissues announced at Toy Fair.

Today at the Toy Fair trade show in New York, Diamond Distributors revealed the next set of X-Plus vinyl figures slated for North American release. These figures are reissues of Japanese releases, now licensed for sale only in the United States and Canada.

Please note that all of the Toho 30cm Series re-issues for North America have been re-named the “Godzilla 12in Series.”

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 Trainbiter and Godzilla 2014 Blue Fins Version figures by X-Plus are set to be reissued in North America.

12in Series Godzilla 1954 “Train Biter”

This crazy awesome piece was originally released in March 2016. It features a monochrome paint scheme and stylized sculpt of the original King of Monsters chomping on a train. At 11.5 inches tall, it’s noticeably shorter than the rest of the figures in this series.

It’s X-Plus’ first stylized piece in the 30cm Series, but don’t let that scare you away. If you’ll pardon the anathema, this sculpt improves on the 1954 design. But, yes, if you are an accuracy freak you might want to skip this one. But you’d be missing out on some serious badassery.

Pre-order the 12in Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biter at Flossie’s.

12in Series Godzilla 2014 “Blue Fin Emission Version”

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 “Roar Version” was first released in Japan in February 2016. It has the same sculpt as the original Godzilla 2014 which X-Plus put out in July 2015, but with an upturned head in a roaring pose.

This “roar” version also sports translucent fins tinted blue to mimic their look when charging up for a puff of atomic breath. The figure’s pose makes it 13 inches tall and one of the tallest in the series.

The original sculpt with regular black fins is already set to come out from Diamond in June and can be pre-ordered now.

More information and photos on both versions can be seen in my reviews of the Japanese releases:
Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus
Quick Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roar Version Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

The Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 and Kiryu 2003 by X-Plus are set to be reissued in North America.

12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975

X-Plus originally released the Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 just last year in August. And, now everyone will get another crack at him. This awesome, awesome, awesome figure, based on his second appearance in Terror of Mechagodzilla offers a rougher sculpt and shinier paint than on the 1974 version and doesn’t need a base to stand like the ’74 does.

It has articulation in the jaw, head, neck, shoulders, hips and feet. And it will look great next to your 12in Series Titanosaurus which Diamond released early last year (and is set to appear again — another batch of Titano’s are on their way here right now!)

Pre-order the 12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975 at Flossie’s.

12in Series Mechagodzilla 2002 (Kiryu)

X-Plus first released their Kiryu 2002, complete with blue jet and cannon pack as a resin piece way back in 2012. It was later released, in vinyl this time, as a very limited Summer Wonder Festival Exclusive in 2015. Not so exclusive anymore, eh?

It will have articulation in only the shoulders and wrists. Trust me, this thing is amazing. Even if you’re not big on Kiryu, this figure just might win you over.

I could be wrong but I think the blue jet pack can not be removed. If you want a clean-look Kiryu, you can order the 2003 version. It’s available to order and ship right now from stores in the U.S. and Canada.

I can offer only more info and photos of the the 2003 version (no back pack). The two figures are so similar, it’s worth a look:
FULL REVIEW: X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Kiryu Vinyl Figure

The Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva and Gigan 2004 "Rebuilt" figures by X-Plus are set to be reissued in North America.

12in Series Battra Larva

Based on 1992’s Godzilla vs. Mothra, the Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva was first unleashed in early summer 2016. It’s 12inches tall from the tip of its translucent horn and a whopping 21 inches long! It may not see eye to eye with Godzilla, but this thing is BIG!

I would not be surprised if this figure breaks Diamond’s current $200 SRP ceiling.

Match this figure up with the 12in Series Godzilla 1992 (which is available in the U.S. right now). Or, if you want to be really accurate, with the Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1991 (Expected to be released by Diamond this April) since that was actually the suit used in the fight sequence at sea while Battra was still in its larval stage.

Pre-order the 12in Series Battra at Flossie’s.

12in Series Gigan 2004

Talk about double dipping! The Toho 30cm Series Gigan 2004 (from Godzilla: Final Wars) was reissued by X-Plus and Diamond just last year. X-Plus is now set to release the same figure again, but with it’s RIC exclusive alternate parts: the second head and it’s buzzsaw arms permanently attached.

The earlier stage of Gigan 2004, with its first head and more classic-style, bladed arms is available to purchase right now from stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 1992 Tanzawa March vinyl figure by X-Plus.

12in Series Godzilla 1992 Yuji Sakai Version

Although I don’t have a photo of it on display at Toy Fest, the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1992 will also be reissued. This was just released in Japan last November.

Pre-order the 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1992 at Flossie’s.

Here is a quick gallery of bigger, cleaner shots of the figures.

There is no word yet on price or expected release dates for any of these figures. But what’s the rush? We’ve got Diamond Reissues already releasing every month now through July.

Keep checking Kaiju Addicts for more details. And please have a look at the X-Plus Diamond / Bluefin Release Schedule.


Other X-Plus / Diamond News: Second Batch of Kaiju on the Way

X-Plus 30cm Series Anguirus 1968, Kiryu 2003, Titanosaurus and Space Godzilla vinyls are getting second batches.

X-Plus has made a Second Batch of many of the figures released by Diamond early last year. Space Godzilla, Anguirus 1968, Titanosaurus and Kiryu 2003 each had new runs and they are due to hit the Diamond warehouse any day now. The quantities are smaller than the first batch but there should be plenty to go around. You should start seeing them pop up on stores that had previously sold out. But many of these are still in stock and ready to order right now.

By | February 18th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Diamond Reveals New, Upcoming X-Plus Re-issues coming to North America

Diamond Update: 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1989 Reissue Delayed

X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1989 Vinyl Figure side view against black.

YUJI SAKAI GODZILLA 1989
The North American re-issue of the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1989 from Diamond seems to be delayed. It was, and still is, listed as having a release date of February 22. But this figure has not even gotten on the cargo ship yet. And trips across the ocean typically take one month (one and a half with bad weather).

Stay tuned for more news on its new release date.

X-Plus 30cm Series Godzilla and Gigan 2004.

12IN SERIES GODZILLA 2004
What IS on the boat is this guy: the 12inch Series Godzilla 2004. He’s on his way and it’s looking like he’s going to make it on time for his mid-March release date.

Your Gigan 2004 will soon have company. (What? Don’t have Gigan? Get one here!)

ALSO ON THE BOAT
Remember those second batches Diamond was trying to set up for the Kaiju which came out early last year? Well, it’s happening. On the cargo ship with Godzilla 2004 are a bunch of 12in Series Anguirus, Titanosaurus, Space Godzilla and Kiryu figures.

These new runs are probably not as big as they were in 2016. So if you need one that’s sold out right now, get ready to act. They’ll be here in mid-March.

BIOLLANTE
And, let’s not forget Bluefin. Their reissue of the Large Monster Series Biollante is still due at the end of the month!

By | February 15th, 2017|X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Diamond Update: 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1989 Reissue Delayed