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.

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By | 2017-09-10T00:14:08+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on GodzillaFanFreaks Reviews the 30cm Series Gigan 2004 by X-Plus

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.

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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

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

Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla vs. Megalon Vinyl Line-up

Leslie Chambers reviews the entire Godzilla vs. Megalon line-up from X-Plus, each released separately and at different times. Leslie looks at the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1973, Jet Jaguar, Gigan and Megalon.

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By | 2017-05-28T07:57:26+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla vs. Megalon Vinyl Line-up

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

Gojira851 Reviews the X-Plus 30cm Series Gigan 1972

Matt Jacobson, a.k.a. Gojira851 unboxes and reviews the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Gigan 1972, a North American reissue (Diamond) of the Toho 30cm Series Gigan 1972 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

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

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:33+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gojira851 Reviews the X-Plus 30cm Series Gigan 1972

30cm Series Gigan 1972 Diamond Re-issue About to Ship

The Toho 30cm Series Gigan 1972 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Gigan 1972 North American release (or Diamond Re-issue) vinyl figure has arrived at Diamond Distributors‘ warehouse and is preparing to ship out to retailers. Online store and comic shops should receive them on Wednesday, March 3, 2016.

If you made a pre-order with an online store or comic shop, it’s time to start asking them about it.

If you haven’t ordered yet, it should be available at the usual sites. If you plan to ask your local comic shop to order it for you, DO IT NOW. It WILL run out soon. Just make sure they look it up under it’s technically proper name: Godzilla Kaiju 12 Inch Series Gigan 1972.

FLOSSIE’S GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES
If you pre-ordered this figure from my mother and I at Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles, your wait won’t be long. We can usually process, box and ship about 25 figures a day so I think it will take us 4 days tops to get them all shipped out. Note: orders are capped for this figure at Flossie’s right now. But we did order 30 extras. As soon as I get word that we are in fact receiving them, I’ll make them available to order on the site.

SEE THE REVIEW
On the fence? Check out my Kaiju Addicts review of the 2015 Ric Boy Reissue. Same Sculpt. Same Paint. (Just no light-up visor.)

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:38+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 30cm Series Gigan 1972 Diamond Re-issue About to Ship

Gigan and Megalon Get Reissued as Wonder Festival Exclusives

Toho Large Monster Series Megalon and Gigan Winter Festival Winter 2016 Commemorative Release.

The Toho Large Monster Series Gigan and Megalon (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ガイガン(1972)&メガロ」セット) will be re-issed as a commemorative Winter Wonder Festival 2016 (ワンダーフェスティバル 2016 「冬」) set.

Wonder Festival (or WonderFes) is a biannual garage kit and model show which focuses on anime, mecha and kaiju. It is held at the Makuhari Messe convention center, in Chiba, Japan. It will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

50 sets will be sold at the convention. Another 50 will be made available from X-PlusRic Boy Site. Keep in mind that it’s not going to be “first come, first served” as a lottery will be used to determine which orders get filled.

The price is ¥20,000 (currently about $165 USD). The set will come together in a blind box.

If you want to enter the lottery for a chance to purchase this set, keep watching this page. A “buy” button will appear when ordering begins.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:41+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gigan and Megalon Get Reissued as Wonder Festival Exclusives