Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 vinyl gets added to new Diamond line-up

Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 by X-Plus to be sold by Diamond in the U.S.
PHOTO: JOHN STANOWSKI / KAIJU ADDICTS

The Toho Large Monster Series Anguirus 1968 vinyl figure from X-Plus has just been added to the North American re-issue line-up by Diamond Distributors. And it’s now going to be one of the first ones we get as it’s due out this March…

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By | 2017-09-20T14:58:16+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 vinyl gets added to new Diamond line-up

Diamond Gets License for Large Monster Series: Eleven Reissues on the Way!

Diamond Distributors gets X-Plus Large Monster Series License.

Diamond and X-Plus has just announced ELEVEN Large Monster Series Re-issues for the U.S. and Canada! Several of them are currently super rare and pricey. And many others will help you complete a 25cm Series Destroy All Monsters line-up on your shelves! Pre-orders are NOW OPEN. They start shipping in March 2018…

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By | 2017-09-20T14:47:55+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|6 Comments

X-Plus Diamond Reissue Update: Battra, Sakai Godzilla 1992, 1954 Train Biter and Mechagodzilla 1975

Four upcoming X-Plus Diamond Reissues about to release.

Here’s a quick update, and reminder, for those of you collecting the Diamond Reissues including some delays, one price increase, and what’s coming out next and when.

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By | 2017-09-20T14:58:35+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Diamond Reissue Update: Battra, Sakai Godzilla 1992, 1954 Train Biter and Mechagodzilla 1975

Haruo Nakajima Passes Away

Haruo Nakajima.
PHOTO: DAVID ERIC DOPKO

It is with overwhelming sadness we report that Haruo Nakajima has passed away on August 7, 2017 at the age of 88. More than anything else, he loved to meet and spend time with his fans, and we are very fortunate to have so many wonderful memories of those times when he visited with all of us. Our deepest condolences to his dear daughter, Sonoe Nakajima.

– Jim Cirronella

By | 2017-08-07T15:24:56+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Haruo Nakajima Passes Away

X-Plus unveils new, upcoming vinyls at Summer Wonder Festival, including a Skull Island Kong, a Gigantic Godzilla 1964, GMK Baragon and More!

The X-Plus booth at Summer Wonder Festival in Japan last weekend was full of new releases.
PHOTO: JAMIE DAVIES

This past Sunday at Summer Wonder Festival in Chiba, Japan, X-Plus revealed several new vinyls for the first time. And all of them were nice surprises.

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By | 2017-09-20T15:06:08+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus unveils new, upcoming vinyls at Summer Wonder Festival, including a Skull Island Kong, a Gigantic Godzilla 1964, GMK Baragon and More!

Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 8: A look at Legendary Pictures monsters in vinyl by X-Plus, Including new Kong Skull Island announcement

In this new episode of Kaiju Addicts TV: a look at X-Plus figures based on monsters from Legendary Pictures including the 30cm Series Godzilla 2014, Godzilla 2014 Roar Version and Pacific Rim‘s Large Monster Series Leatherback and Knifehead.

PLUS: a first look at the newly announced 30cm Series Kong from Kong: Skull Island.

• See more episodes at the Kaiju Addicts YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-07-30T18:10:52+00:00 July 30th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 8: A look at Legendary Pictures monsters in vinyl by X-Plus, Including new Kong Skull Island announcement

Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 7: Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla, Shin Form 2, North American Gigantics and More

In Episode 7 of Kaiju Addicts TV: a look at the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2016 Fourth Form and the Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Second Form.

Also, new Gigantic Series figures for North America: Godzilla 1962 and 2000. Plus a look at the upcoming RotoKaiju King Kong 1962 vinyl fit. Finally a guest review of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992.

• See more episodes at the Kaiju Addicts YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-07-24T00:47:05+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 7: Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla, Shin Form 2, North American Gigantics and More

X-Plus to Reissue Destoroyah Ric with Lights

Toho Large Monster Series Destoroyah vinyl figure by X-Plus, main photo.

X-Plus’ Destoroyah Reissue (now with light gimmick) now up for Preorder.

The Toho Large Monster Series Destoroyah vinyl figure by X-Plus is now available to order again. This truly amazing vinyl was first released back in December of 2015. It followed the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 which was released the summer before.

But, there’s something special about this release. Unlike the original release, this one will have light-up eyes and horn.

Also new is the way X-Plus is taking orders. There is no deadline. Instead, X-Plus will end orders as soon as a predetermined number of reservations is reached. Because of this, we have no idea at all when the preorder window will close.

This is good in that you may have more time to place your order, like the Godzilla 2016 Form 2 figure which is still taking orders. Then again, you could wake up one day to discover your chance is gone, just like that.

Reservations started today, July 21. X-Plus is asking for ¥29,700 (currently $266 USD).

There is no standard version of this release. If you want it, you’ll have to take the RIC. It will be available only from the X-Plus Ric store, Premium Bandai and the Godzilla Store. All three stores are in Japanese and will NOT ship overseas so you’ll need a forwarding service like Tenso.com or have a friend with connections get one for you.

This figure is expected to release in October 2017.

COMMENTARY NOTES

• This figure is freaking amazing. The intricate details, textures and paint applications make this one of the most impressive figures X-Plus has ever put out.

• Despite being in the smaller (25cm) series, this figure is big. And not only because the suit was bigger; it’s actually big for the series. Both it and the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 are oversized enough that they seem to need to belong to another series somewhere between the 25’s and the 30’s. So they’re technically not in scale with the rest of your Large Monster Series Collection.

There is a place for it though. Destoroyah (and Godzilla 1995) scale very well all of the figures in the Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection.

• It’s heavy. To help keep its balance, both legs are filled with resin. It will never topple over.

• The wings come already attached. You need only add the tail.

• This figure has a tendency to arrive with a detached wing. Because of what I feel are oversights in the packaging, it’s not uncommon to have your figure arrive with one of the wings popped out of it’s socket.

The floor of the styrofoam shell is too thin in my opinion. There are also two pockets of space below that (in the box and in the case box) which can permit this heavy figure to shift downward if the package is plopped down. The tip of the wings are held in place by the snug styrofoam pit in which it sits, while the rest of the figure is “permitted” to shift slightly downward.

But don’t worry. The wings can be easily reattached using superglue. They connect very easily each using a “tab” (no suction cups). You’ll just have to be patient while you sit there are hold the wing while it sets.

• Finally, it really does need to be repeated: this figure is freaking amazing. It almost feels like it needs to belong to a super premium X-Plus line or something. It really is that good.

By | 2017-07-21T08:05:35+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus to Reissue Destoroyah Ric with Lights

New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Diamond Reissue

X-Plus 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roaring Version.

The 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Diamond Reissue by X-Plus was originally set to be released on July 26. The date has been moved forward and will now be in stores on July 19, 2017.

If you still need to pre-order / order this big guy, we have them at Flossie’s for $149.

By | 2017-07-17T01:50:59+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Diamond Reissue

New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2000 Ver. 2

X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 2K Millennium Ver. 2.

The 12in Series Godzilla 2000 Ver. 2 Diamond Reissue from X-Plus was previously set to be released this month.

The release date for this figure has been pushed back two months. You can expect it to be in stores on September 9, 2017.

Despite the delay, it still won’t be long for this one. If you still need to pre-order one, you can do so at Flossie’s for $139.

By | 2017-07-17T01:45:04+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2000 Ver. 2

Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 6: X-Plus Mechagodzilla 1993, Hedorah, Godzilla 1971, 1975, 2004 and Kiryu 2003 Heavy Arms Version

In this new episode of Kaiju Addicts TV: a look at both the 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1993 and the Super Mechagodzilla Ric Exclusive, the Toho Large Monster Series Hedorah, Large Monster Series Godzilla 1971 (to go with Smoggie), 30cm Series Godzilla 1975 (Holy Shit!), Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 and the 30cm Series Kiryu 2003 Heavy Arms Nightime Version.

• See more episodes at the Kaiju Addicts YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-07-21T21:18:03+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 6: X-Plus Mechagodzilla 1993, Hedorah, Godzilla 1971, 1975, 2004 and Kiryu 2003 Heavy Arms Version