Full Review: Toho Large Monsters Series Shin Godzilla (2016), Standard and RIC vinyls by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla (4th Form) vinyl figure.

The Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla (Fourth Form) is an amazing vinyl replica of the newest Godzilla from the silver screen. It has an incredible movie-accurate sculpt and has a ton of presence despite being from X-Plus’ smaller line. The red fission glows are reproduced ingeniously and it just looks fantastic.

The figure suffers from having more seams than most other figures, and the RIC can have a noticeable gap in the tail joint. Despite this, it’s one hell of a figure.

At over 22 inches long, it’s has descent shelf “presence” and is an exciting new addition to the X-Plus line and it’s ready to get your collection up-to-date with the latest craze from Japan, Shin Godzilla.

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By | 2017-09-17T06:22:18+00:00 September 16th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho Large Monsters Series Shin Godzilla (2016), Standard and RIC vinyls by X-Plus

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla and Super Mechagodzilla 1993 by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Review: Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1993 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1993 and the 30cm Series Super Mechagodzilla (RIC) are both amazing, movie-accurate vinyl versions of the original MG suit. Its size is impressive at a little over 14 inches tall which gives it a bit more shelf “presence” over other figures in the line. Despite being larger, it’s really in scale with the other figures, and that warms my scale freak heart. It’s paint apps seem simple but actually do a great job of representing the colors of this giant robot right from the movie.

It was a long wait and I’m stoked to finally have this guy on my shelf. Its release fills a piece of the void in X-Plus’ Heisei line-up. And, I just can’t recommend this figure enough.

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By | 2017-09-02T18:05:22+00:00 September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla and Super Mechagodzilla 1993 by X-Plus

Full Review: X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Version 2 (Diamond) Previews Exclusive vinyl figure

X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Ver. 2 vinyl figure review by Kaiju Addicts.

The 12in Series Godzilla 1999 Ver. 2 Previews Exclusive vinyl figure does have a few issues. It’s short. The fins are a bit too vibrant. And its marching pose makes him appear to be leaning from several angles.

But it ain’t all bad. This figure has a movie-accurate sculpt which skillfully incorporates little details casual viewers aren’t even aware of (including me!). It has a fantastic, dynamic pose which accurately captures the spirit of Tom Kitagawa and the G2K suit.

Having spent time with this figure for this review, I can’t imagine not having it on my shelves. It may not be the best. But, it’s certainly no where even near the worst. Plus, it makes for a great stand-in for a Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Godzilla.

It’s definitely a keeper and worth getting.

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By | 2017-11-03T21:24:07+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Version 2 (Diamond) Previews Exclusive vinyl figure

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus was first revealed at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition (a private industry event) in late 2016.

Pre-orders for the figure opened February 3, 2017 and ended on February 19, 2017. The figure was released in April 2017. The average price for the Standard Version was about $190. The RIC Exclusive version of this figure came with a mini Oxygen Destroyer and sold for ¥25,920 (about $232).

This release marks the first time X-Plus has put out an original 30cm Series Heisei Godzilla original sculpt (Not Sakai) since 2013 with the release of the 30cm Series Godzilla 1984. Also consider that we haven’t seen ANY other X-Plus original 30cm Godzilla’s after 2013 besides the two versions of the Godzilla 2014 figure.

Yes, it’s been a long, long time but X-Plus is back with bang. The new 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 is f’n AMAZING.

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By | 2017-08-23T12:49:17+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Full Review: Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus

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

X-Plus had tackled fan favorite Godzilla 1962 twice before (post 2008) in both the Large Monster Series and the Toho 30cm Series. The third time is a (big) charm with this latest release. The X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962, ギガンティックシリーズ 「ゴジラ(1962)」 was announced in April 2016 and finally landed three months later in July.

This vinyl is super-movie-accurate in both sculpt and paint applications. The result is one helluva King Kong vs. Godzilla collectible. Dare I say ‘the ultimate’ Godzilla 1962 collectible?

It’s about 18 inches tall and its width (or length) from its left foot to the tip of its sideways tail is a whopping 25 inches! It’s got quite a bit of heft to it at almost 7 pounds. Truly Gigantic.

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By | 2017-05-29T10:58:05+00:00 March 19th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Full Kaiju Addicts Review: Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus really does look like it literally flew out of the movie and onto your shelf. It’s based on Rodan’s second film appearance as seen in Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, 三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦 (1964). What makes this a monster of a figure is its nearly two-foot-long wingspan. It stands in perfect scale with his buddy, the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1964. And it is a marvel of sculpting, texture and paint.

It was originally released in Japan way back in 2012. It was reissued for the North American market (through Diamond Distributors) in June 2016 as the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Rodan 1964 giving collectors who missed out another chance at grabbing this amazing vinyl.

This review was made with the 2016 North American (Diamond) Reissue.

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By | 2017-11-10T07:03:41+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews, REVIEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 vinyl figure review by Kaiju Addicts.

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 is based on the Heisei film, Godzilla vs. Mothra. X-Plus first released this figure in 2011, very early on in the modern run of accurate vinyls which had a slow start around 2009. This was X-Plus’ very first Heisei Godzilla figure in the 30cm Series.

I had to dish out $500 for this figure in the aftermarket back in 2013. But new collectors will get a way better deal than I did.

Five years after this figure’s debut, it’s set to be re-issued for the first time, but only for the North American market. Sorry, Japan! Diamond Distributors will release it in late November 2016. It has a suggested retail price of only $160. But you will find retailers selling it for less. (You lucky bastards.)

This figure is known for not having the most accurate sculpt, but it does have other stellar qualities instead.

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By | 2017-05-28T16:56:46+00:00 November 12th, 2016|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Full Review: Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 2000 by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1999 Vinyl Figure.

The Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 1999 is big, bad and sharp. While not as large, and certainly no where near as massive, as the first 2 entries in the series, this figure still dwarfs the 30cm Series. It’s smaller… but it’s not small.

At first it seems to carry on the tradition of very heavy Gigantic Series stylization, this figure is actually dead accurate for what it is: a conceptual design which preceded the suit. It’s extremely detailed and intricate.

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By | 2017-05-28T17:01:07+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews, REVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Quick Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roar Version Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Quick Review of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roar Version vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roar Version vinyl figure by X-Plus (released February 2016) is mostly the same figure as the original version which was released seven months earlier. But, three key differences warrant its own review.

Here, in this Quick Review, I will discuss the new head sculpt, translucent dorsal spines and nighttime paint scheme. You can get my thoughts on the rest of the figure in the Review for the Original Version.

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By | 2017-05-28T17:03:02+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews, REVIEWS|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Full Review: Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review of the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 by X-Plus was released in September 2015, not with the expected accolades and praise but with controversy and sometimes even ire. The main reason for this was a muddled head sculpt, so smothered in paint that it more resembled an inexpensive Bandai figure than a high-end X-Plus. I admit I was one of the first to get really disappointed.

But, so much of the Large Monster Series Burning Godzilla is good. REALLY good. That’s why I was so pissed off at that face peering at me from inside the box. Why did something so good have to get ruined with that face? I’ve since found that I just had to get over it and focus on the positive.

I’m kind of over it. It is what it is. There is still a LOT to like about it. And, it’s not like we’re getting another DesuGoji any time soon. So if you want Burning Godzilla in your collection — your proper, movie-accurate collection — you’ll have to pick this one up.

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By | 2017-05-28T17:12:06+00:00 February 7th, 2016|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews, REVIEWS|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Review: Large Monster Series Ultraman C-Type Appearance Pose vinyl figure by X-Plus

Large Monster Series Ultraman C-Type Appearance Pose vinyl figure.

X-Plus has provided Ultraman fans with multiple releases of the original 1966 titan of light from Nebula M78. Each release featured our hero in a different iconic pose. The wrestling pose, a standing pose and, of course, the Spacium Ray pose. For years I wondered when the hell were they going to get around to the Appearance Pose?

It finally appeared in February 2015 as a pre-order and hit shelves a month later. And it’s freaking awesome!

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By | 2017-05-28T07:57:42+00:00 January 8th, 2016|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 vinyl figure by X-Plus was released in Japan in July of 2015. It’s 12 3/4 inches tall from the top of the head down with a tail that reaches almost two inches higher. This looked cool as hell right out of the box, and after having spent so much time with it for this review, I’ve come to like it even more. I do have a few nitpicks, but they’re not enough to kill the excitement of adding this AWESOME vinyl to my collection.

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By | 2017-05-28T17:22:35+00:00 July 18th, 2015|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |18 Comments