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

Pre-orders open for X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla

Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form vinyl figure by X-Plus.

A painted Gigantic Shin Godzilla appears on Hobby Search for Gigantic Bucks

Without warning, the Gigantic Series Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form appeared on Japanese site, Hobby Search, tonight.

All of the images of this release which we have seen up until now have been unpainted. This is the first time we get to see the new Gigantic Shin showing all of its colors.

Hobby Search reports that this beast will be 47cm (18.5 inches) tall and 83cm (32.6 inches – over two feet!) long.

Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form vinyl figure by X-Plus.

This figure will be the sixth in the Gigantic Series.

UPDATE: STYLIZED? NOT SO MUCH
Up until now, it’s been my opinion that this figure was pretty heavily stylized. The pose is far more dynamic than anything I remember in the movie. Well, I’d like to take that back.

Side by side comparison with X-Plus figure and shot from the movie.

After re-watching Shin Godzilla today, I noticed that Shin Godzilla is in damn near the same pose as the X-Plus figure in the shot where he fires his atomic beam for the second time. Collector Eric Henry then showed me the image above which looks almost exactly like the figure.

So I take it all back. The new Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla is more movie accurate than anything else!

GOTTA CATCH ‘EM ALL
A recent magazine article in Japan shows this figure alongside the upcoming Large Monster Series Godzilla (2016) Second Form and the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla (2016) Third Form, possibly implying that all three are in scale with each other. All three would make for one hell of a collection.

There is no word yet on a RIC Exclusive version. So, keep watching the X-Plus site or keep checking back here at Kaiju Addicts for more news.

Hobby Search is asking for ¥64,600 (about $570). That, plus a monster of a shipping bill from Japan, may put your wallet into a coma.

GIGANTIC ALTERNATIVE
If the gigantic price of this new figure just doesn’t sit well with you, then you may want to wait for the release of the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form due to come out later this year. It just won’t be anywhere near as large.

The Gigantic Series Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form vinyl figure by X-Plus is expected to make its landing in September.

Click here to order the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla at Hobby Search. They have an English version of their site. They can take your money and they will ship to you directly overseas.

By | 2017-07-11T21:22:32+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Pre-orders open for X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla

Large Monster Series Hedorah coming to Flossie’s

X-Plus Hedorah vinyl figure available at Flossie's.

We’re getting a shipment of ONLY 12 Toho Large Monster Series Standard Version Hedorah vinyls at Flossie’s. We expect them to be here in about one week.

This new Hedorah sculpt is wildly popular and is sure to sell out fairly quickly. Diamond WILL NOT be getting these figures. So grab one while you can at Flossie’s for $211 (import price).

Get an X-Plus Hedorah from Flossie’s

By | 2017-07-01T20:39:41+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Large Monster Series Hedorah coming to Flossie’s

X-Plus Announces Shin Godzilla Second Form

Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Second Form vinyl figure by X-Plus.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS. GODZILLA TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD.

The second Shin Godzilla vinyl from X-Plus is spot on!

X-Plus recently opened the pre-order window for their new Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla (2016) Second Form.

This is their second figure based on the 2016 smash hit, Shin Godzilla. It’s based on Godzilla’s second form (the first was the “tail”) which first made landfall in Kamata. It’s fantastic likeness perfectly captures the monster’s look and movement. And, it’s both kowaii and kawaii at the same time.

Being a part of the smaller “25cm series”, this vinyl will be only 12cm (4 3/4 inches) tall but an impressive 53cm (almost 21 inches!) long.

Google translations of the X-Plus site seem to imply that it will come in one piece (no need to attach a tail).

It will come in a blind box and, get this, will be available ONLY from the X-Plus site and the Premium Bandai store. No Standard Version!

This guy will cost you ¥13.932 (currently $124 USD).

Preorders DO NOT have a deadline. Instead, they will close the window when they’ve reached a certain number of orders. What that number is, we don’t know. Perhaps they expect to have a second run like the Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Fourth Form had. Who knows? All that is important right now is, there will be a cutoff and it could happen at any time. Get your order in as soon as you can.

This figure is expected to ship in October.

By | 2017-07-10T20:11:55+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on X-Plus Announces Shin Godzilla Second Form

X-Plus Announces 30cm Series Godzilla 1975

Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1975 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

Last week X-Plus announced the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1975 vinyl figure. It’s based on Godzilla’s appearance in the 1975 movie, Terror of Mechagodzilla.

X-Plus reports that it’s about 30cm tall (11.8 inches) and will come in both a Standard version (available in stores) and a RIC Exclusive version (available from X-Plus directly).

The RIC exclusive version comes with a complete Mechagodzilla 1975 head plus an alternate left arm so that Godzilla can cradle it just as he did in the movie. It is available for pre-order now from the X-Plus site for ¥19,980 (about $180 USD) until July 20 at 6pm (Japan time).

Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1975 Ric Boy Exclusive vinyl figure by X-Plus.

You can preorder the Standard version from Hobby Search for $149.65, Ami Ami for $149 and Hobby Link Japan for $161.70.

It’s expected to ship in September 2017.

MOMENTOUS RELEASE
This release is significant in that it’s the first “proper” 30cm Showa Godzilla figure to come out since the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1955 which was released waaaaay back in 2011. And only four other 30cm Series Showa figures came out before that in 2010. Note: I’m not counting the Godzilla 1954 “Train Biter” from March 2016 since it’s stylized and not movie accurate. Point is: this new figure is a long, long time coming.

30CM 1975 LINEUP
With this new release, X-Plus’ Terror of Mechagodzilla monster lineup will be complete in the Toho 30cm Series. Both the 1975 Mechagodzilla and Titanosaurus have already been offered. If you don’t have them, no need to worry. The 30cm Series Titanosaurus is available right now as a North American (Diamond) Reissue. And a Diamond Mechagodzilla ’75 is expected to be released in the U.S. this August.

X-Plus Titanosaurus.
X-Plus Mechagodzilla 1975.

By | 2017-06-24T23:47:33+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Announces 30cm Series Godzilla 1975

X-Plus 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II (1993) to be Reissued through Diamond

Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Mechagodzilla (1993 Version) vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The new announcements for North American releases from X-Plus and Diamond just keep coming.

X-Plus’ Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II (1993) was only just announced for a Japanese release not that long ago and is due out any time now. And, before we can even get our hands on the first release, pre-orders have opened for a North American (Diamond) Reissue.

Keep in mind this will be the Standard only. The Super Mechagodzilla configuration with Garuda will not be offered. (Although, X-Plus did give us a Gigan 2004 reissue and then later another Gigan 2004 reissue with all of the RIC parts, so who knows? Maybe they’ll double dip again.)

This reissue is called the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla II ’93 Version.

Diamond’s SRP is $180. As usual, you’ll be able to order one for less at your favorite online toy store or local comic shop.

Preorders are open at Flossie’s for $149.

The “safe” deadline for dealers is August 4, 2017. If you and your store get them ordered before then, you’ll be guaranteed to get one. If your store orders extra figures before that date, you’ll be able to pre-order them after the deadline.

The current expected ship date for this figure is January 3, 2018. (Date may change.)

See my post about the Japanese release here.

By | 2017-06-25T12:12:39+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II (1993) to be Reissued through Diamond

Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2000 to be Re-issued in the U.S.

X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 2000, Extra shot 3.

Another chance for you to add this Yuji Sakai masterpiece vinyl to your collection has come!

The Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2000 vinyl figure by X-Plus was first released in Japan in October 2015. It then became a rare and costly find on the aftermarket. Not a problem anymore.

X-Plus recently told Diamond that a reissue is headed their way. The news broke a day after we discovered that the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 would also be released stateside.

This third entry from X-Plus’ Gigantic Series features a sculpt by master Yuji Sakai which is based on Shinji Nishikawa‘s conceptual sketches of what the new Millennium Godzilla might look like. Some of the details were lost in translation when the suit was made for the movie Godzilla 2000: Millennium back in 1999. So you won’t get a movie-accurate piece. However, this early work by Sakai has become legendary and is most welcome. Especially since every Gigantic which has come out (before the 1962) has been heavily stylized. So, this guy fits right in anyway.

At 14 inches tall, it’s noticeably shorter than most Gigantic Series figures, but still a monster of a figure.

Diamond Distributors lists the SRP at $424.99. You will, as usual, be able to get it for less.

You can pre-order it now from Flossie’s for just $329.

I encourage you, though, to shop around. You can order this figure right from your local comic store or your favorite online toy shop.

SEE MORE PHOTOS
For a full spread of photos and an extensive write-up on this figure, visit my Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2000 Review here on Kaiju Addicts.

The deadline for guaranteed figures for dealers is September 25, so try to get your order in before then so that you will be assured that you won’t miss out.

Diamond expects this figure to ship on February 28, 2018. (Date may change.)

By | 2017-06-24T15:26:30+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2000 to be Re-issued in the U.S.

Creative Photo Contest will award a Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla by X-Plus

Summit Kaiju’s 2017 Creative Photo Contest is accepting toy photography entries. This is their second year and will be awarding a top prize of one X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla.

The Figure Mania Show from YouTube goes over the rules in this video.

Winners will be selected during the G-Fest XXIV Godzilla convention in Chicago in July.

By | 2017-06-21T09:03:35+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on Creative Photo Contest will award a Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla by X-Plus

X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Release coming to U.S.

Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus.
PHOTOS: JOHN STANOWSKI / KAIJU ADDICTS. GODZILLA TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD.

Your second chance to own the ultimate KingGoji collectible has arrived!

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus is to be re-issued for the United States and Canadian markets.

Licensed only for North America, it will be available to comic stores and online retailers exclusively from Diamond Distributors.

Many collectors consider this vinyl to be one of X-Plus’ very best efforts. Sculpted by Gigantic Series regular, Ryu Oyama, this magnificent beast is a work of art.

And, it’s huge! The figure stands 18 inches (45.7cm) tall and has a footspan of 16 inches (40.6cm)! It’s tail curls around the body to save room on the shelf (and in the box) but even that is a 25 inch (63.5cm) span from left foot to tail. It weighs nearly 7 pounds.

Need a visual to appreciate its size?

Jon Harald Aspheim

Steve Harron

Nice, huh? You’ll need two hands to big this badass up.

THE PRICE
Diamond lists a suggested retail price of $499.99. That’s a pretty steep climb from the Japanese standard release which was $325 at Hobby Search. But those original figures had only to cross the East China Sea to get to Japan. The boat ride to Diamond is going to be a lot longer.

You should shop around for a good price for this one. Some retailers are bound to offer them and more reasonable rates.

RELEASE DATE
Diamond currently lists an expecting shipping date of February 2018. That’s 8 months from now! At least you’ll have time to save up for it.

WHERE TO ORDER
Diamond would like to encourage you to order through your local comic shop. Ask the guy behind the counter to look it up by it’s Diamond Previews Exclusive name, “Gigantic Series Godzilla vs King Kong Godzilla Fig 1962 Ver.” (Yes, I know. The got the name of the movie wrong. It’s really King Kong vs. Godzilla.).

You could also have them look it up by its current Item Code: MAY178196. Be aware that that code will likely change to a new one at some point.

FLOSSIE’S
Hell, yeah, we’ll have this available at Flossie’s! Keep watching our online store at www.GetXPlus.com.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE
The “safety net deadline” for retailers to place orders for this figure is August 28, 2017. Any orders from retailers placed after that date will still probably be filled. But there’s no guarantee there will be enough to go around. Diamond isn’t loading up on extra X-Plus stock as much as it has in the past. So to be safe, get your order in before August 28. And make sure the store you order from places their order in to Diamond before August 28 as well.

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Vinyl by X-Plus.

WANNA SEE MORE?
I reviewed the original release of this figure back in March. There is a ton of photos and useful information at www.kaijuaddicts.com/full-review-gigantic-series-godzilla-1962-vinyl-figure-by-x-plus/

By | 2017-07-10T18:40:56+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

New Feature: X-Plus Figure Deadline and Release Calendar

Kaiju Addicts Release Calendar.

Happy first of June! And with this new month comes a new Kaiju Addicts feature: an online calendar which will allow you to easily keep track of Pre-order Deadline, Expected Figure Release Dates and more.

The idea for this feature came when I almost forgot to place my order for the 30cm Series Mechagodzilla. I couldn’t decide whether or not to get the Ric or Standard. (I wound up ordering both!) Thing is, I thought I had more time to decide. When I realized the deadline was looming I decided to come up with a way to avoid this from happening again.

It is easily accessible from the right of the top menu bar seeing as how it will likely be a frequently referenced tool. From phones and some tablets, the Calendar link will be at the bottom of the list when you press the Menu “hamburger”. This calendar collapses nicely for views on mobile phones, too.

Now you can keep track of Japanese Release Pre-order deadlines, Figure release dates for both Japan and the North American Diamond Re-issues and important Flossie’s events like when figures will come to be in stock.

Expanding events will also lead to helpful links for ordering.

Please keep in mind that release dates can change all the time so this calendar may not be 100% accurate. But it’s a good starting point. And a great way to remind you to start saving for a release and which months your wallet will get that extra squeeze.

— John

By | 2017-06-01T03:33:18+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Comments Off on New Feature: X-Plus Figure Deadline and Release Calendar