Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla (2016) Fourth Form (ギガンティックシリーズ ゴジラ(2016)第4形態) Standard Version vinyl figure by X-Plus

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By | 2017-11-03T20:22:30+00:00 October 28th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla by X-Plus

Rich Eso Reviews the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla by X-Plus

Rich Eso reviews the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla Fourth Form (ギガンティックシリーズ ゴジラ(2016)第4形態) Standard Version vinyl figure by X-Plus.

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By | 2017-10-20T18:22:49+00:00 September 30th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Rich Eso Reviews the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla by X-Plus

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

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

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 RIC vinyl figure by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 RIC BOY vinyl figure with blue fins by X-Plus. He also compares the figure side-by-side with the Standard version.

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By | 2017-05-29T21:15:17+00:00 April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 RIC vinyl figure by X-Plus

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.

Click Here for the Review!

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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

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Fin Emission Version by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 (2016) Blue Fins Emission Image Version vinyl figure by X-Plus. He also compares it side by side with the original release.

This figure is set to be reissued in North America through Diamond Distributors. It originally had a release date of January 2017, but the release was pushed back a few months. You can pre-order one now at Flossie’s.

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By | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Fin Emission Version by X-Plus

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!

Gigantic GMK North American Reissue Delayed

Gigantic Godzilla 2001 Blue Dorsal Fin Version figure by X-Plus.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Fin Emission Version North American reissue (coming from X-Plus and Diamond Distributors) which was originally planned for release this month in the U.S. has been delayed.

Diamond has changed the release date to “To Be Decided” because as of now, X-Plus is unable to provide a firm shipping date.

Note that it takes a cargo ship about one month to cross the Pacific in good weather; about a month and a half with bad weather.

(The reissue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 is still set to release in a couple of weeks.)

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:26+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gigantic GMK North American Reissue Delayed

Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Gigantic Series Ultraman

Leslie Chambers reviews the Gigantic Series Ultraman C-Type (ギガンティックシリーズ 「ウルトラマン(Cタイプ)」) vinyl figure by X-Plus.

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By | 2017-05-28T07:57:27+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Gigantic Series Ultraman