The X-Plus Ric site just announced a re-issue of the Large Monster Series Angurius 1968, 東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「アンギラス（1968年版）」 少年リック限定再販. I’m not positive about this, but I think this re-issue is limited to the Ric store and won’t be available in stores.
This re-issue comes hot on the tails of the newly released Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1968 and the Godzilla 1968 Re-issue (also not available in stores). X-Plus seems intent on helping collectors get the essentials for their Destroy All Monsters shelf. Anguirus is ¥12,312 which currently comes to $104.48 USD. That’s ASTOUNDING considering how much this figure fetched in the aftermarket!
REAL MASTER COLLECTION PLUS GAMERA 1999
Also announced is a splinter off their polyresin line, Real Master Collection PLUS. These statues are still made of polyresin, but apparently they’ve found a way to incorporate light gimmicks on them. Great news for RMC collectors!
First up is the Real Master Collection PLUS Gamera 1999 (リアル・マスター・コレクション PLUS 「ガメラ（1999）」 少年リック限定商品) based on the original 30cm Series vinyl version. Gamera ’99 is ¥29,700 which currently comes to $252.04 USD. Note: I just want to stress that this figure is polyresin, not vinyl.
See my X-Plus 30cm Series Gamera 1999 review for more info on the original vinyl version of this figure.
Pre-orders for both figures are being taken now and up until February 18 at the Ric Boy Web Store. They are expected to release in late March/early April.
Since both figures are Ric Exclusives, you’ll have to order them from X-Plus’ Ric store directly. You can set up an account with them but only if you can navigate their Japanese site. Plus, since they don’t ship overseas, you’ll have to also have an account with a forwarding service like Tenso.com. If this sounds like a headache, there’s always Mike Johnson. Mike is a dealer in California who regularly gets Ric Boys into the hands of western collectors. To find out how to order from Mike, see Rich Eso‘s How To Order From Mike Johnson guide.