Rich Eso Reviews the Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 by X-Plus

Rich Eso reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ゴジラ 2004」 ショウネンリック限定版) RIC Exclusive Version vinyl figure by X-Plus.

This figure was released in June 2017.

• See more content from Rich at his Fresh Vinyl Reviews YouTube Channel.

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GodzillaFanFreaks Reviews the 30cm Series Gigan 2004 by X-Plus

GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the Toho 30cm Series Gigan 2004 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ガイガン(2004版)) original Japanese vinyl figure by X-Plus.

• See more video reviews at the GodzillaFanFreaks YouTube Channel.

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Gojira851 Reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

Gojira851 reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 Ric Boy Exclusive version vinyl figure by X-Plus.

• See more video reviews at the Gojira851 YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-07-27T14:37:04+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gojira851 Reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

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

The Godzilla Files Reviews the X-Plus 30cm Series Gigan 2004 vinyl figure

William Fett reviews the Toho 30cm Series Gigan 2004 東宝30cmシリーズ 「ガイガン(2004版) ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ」 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

See X-Plus videos at more at The Godzilla Files on Youtube.

By | 2017-05-29T21:10:44+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Godzilla Files Reviews the X-Plus 30cm Series Gigan 2004 vinyl figure

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 | 2017-05-28T07:57:20+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , |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 | 2017-05-28T07:57:20+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on X-Plus 12in Series (30cm) Godzilla 2004 Now Shipping

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 | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 12in Series Godzilla 2004 North American Re-issue to Arrive Next Week

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 | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |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 | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Diamond Reveals New, Upcoming X-Plus Re-issues coming to North America

Gojira851 Reviews the 30cm Series Gigan 2004

Matt Jacobson, a.k.a. Gojira851 unboxes and reviews the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Gigan 2004 (Diamond Reissue) vinyl figure by X-Plus. Originally released as the Toho 30cm Series Gigan 2004 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ガイガン(2004版) ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ」) in Japan back in 2013.

This figure will match up with X-Plus’ 30cm Series Godzilla 2004 figure (coming out again, this time in North America through Diamond next year).

See more of his videos at Gojira851’s YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:30+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Gojira851 Reviews the 30cm Series Gigan 2004

Exclusive High Resolution Photos of Upcoming X-Plus Diamond Re-issues at SciFi Japan

Close-up of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 from SciFi Japan.

SciFi Japan just posted a TON of GLORIOUS high resolution photos of the upcoming North American reissues of the 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 (1985), Godzilla 1992, Godzilla 1999 (2000) and Final Wars Godzilla 2004 vinyl figures.

This site is the only game in town to get exclusive high res pics like this direct from X-Plus. (Kaiju Addicts doesn’t even get these — WTF?)

If you want to see even more of the amazing detail put into each figure up close, goto SciFi Japan’s X-Plus USA Godzilla Series 2016/2017 Lineup from Diamond post.

And, keep going back. SciFi Japan publishes hi-res X-Plus photos every month. Bookmark ’em!

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:35+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exclusive High Resolution Photos of Upcoming X-Plus Diamond Re-issues at SciFi Japan