Extensive X-Plus Manda and Mothra Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels

X-Plus Manda and Mothra Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels.

Lester Wayne Daniels (“Viking Spawn” on photo site Picasa) just shot and released a HUGE photo gallery of the recently released Large Monster Series Manda and Mothra 1968 set from X-Plus. His galleries are truly THE most EXTENSIVE sets of photos you will find ANYWHERE. So, if you need a good look at this set, you won’t find a better place to go than to Lester’s Manda (Second Generation) and Mothra Larva Photo Gallery on Picasa!

If you like his shots and want more… oh, there’s more.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:43+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites, X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Extensive X-Plus Manda and Mothra Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Large Monster Series Manda / Mothra 1968 vinyl figure set by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Manda and Mothra Larva 1968 vinyl figure set and then shows off his X-Plus Destroy All Monsters vinyl line-up!

See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:43+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Large Monster Series Manda / Mothra 1968 vinyl figure set by X-Plus

Combining an Original 25cm Godzilla 1964 with the new Mothra 1964

Combining an original Godzilla '64 with the new Mothra '64.

The new Large Monster Series Mothra 1964 Ric Boy version came paired with a re-issue of the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1964. Some collectors, though, already had the original release of the 25cm Series Godzilla ’64 already sitting on their shelves and so opted to buy Mothra solo.

Thing is, there’s a footprint on Mothra’s sandy base meant for Godzilla’s foot to rest in. The new G’64 comes with a small base that rests under his tail and lets one foot sit on Mothra’s base and the other on the shelf. Owners of the original Godzilla ’64, though, have a completely different, fuller base with raises the figure slightly off the shelf and supports it into a standing position. (The figure can’t stand properly without something holding the tail up.)

Footprint on Mothra Base.

Now, just because you have an original Godzilla beside a new Mothra doesn’t mean you can’t arrange them the same way as the Ric set was meant to. As I already demonstrated in my recent 25cm Godzilla 1964 Review, you can have the figure stand directly on the shelf and still use the base to support the tail, just not in the way in which it was intended.

So, if you like, you can still “connect” these two figures even if you don’t have that new mini base for Godzilla. Just press his foot into the footprint, press and hold it while sliding the original base behind him until his right heal and tail rest on it.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:49+00:00 June 13th, 2015|Categories: TIPS|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Mothra / Godzilla 1964 Base News

I’m not sure how I missed this but X-Plus showed off the base design for the new Large Monster Series Mothra 1964 Ric Boy Exclusive with Godzilla 1964 on their blog.

Base for the Large Monster Series Mothra 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

Looks like the egg will indeed be removable from the base. Good news, methinks! You now have options as to how you want it to look on your shelves. And toy photographers, rejoice! I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot of ‘outside’ shots of this set.

Tail base for the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

And this photo settles the question “Will G’64 come with the base?” once and for all. Instead of the rocky platform that rose previous releases of the 25cm Godzilla 1964 to a height above other Godzilla figures in the line, you’ll be getting a little tail support instead. I kind of like this. Now Godzilla 1964 will be level with his brothers on the shelf.

I kind of wish X-Plus would make this rocky nub available separately for those of us who already have the G’64 and don’t like the original base. But, don’t fret. If you have an original and want your 64’s feet on the ground, I have an idea for that you use right now on my review.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:52+00:00 March 22nd, 2015|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Mothra / Godzilla 1964 Base News

X-Plus Mothra 1964, Godzilla 1964, 1989, Biollante and Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1991 at Winter Wonder Festival 2015

Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1964, Godzilla 1964 and 1989 at Winter Wonder Festival.

Winter Wonder Festival in Chiba, Japan is just getting started and already we have a couple peeks at the X-Plus table. Here’s our first look at a painted version of the upcoming Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1964! Beside her is the LMS Godzilla 1964 which is expected to get re-issued.

Large Monster Series Biollante on the X-Plus table at Winter Wonder Festival.

And perhaps even (literally) bigger news is the presence of the Large Monster Series Biollante on the table. WOW! Collectors have been clamoring for a Biollante re-issue and it seems their wishes are about to come true. And she’s not alone, the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1989 is up for reissue as well!

Oh, wait, there’s more…

X-Plus Biollante and Godzilla 1989 at Winter Wonder Festival.

Both Biollante and Godzilla are coming with light gimmicks. You can see the 光 (hikari-light-shine) symbol on the sign! It also seems they will be bundled together in a set. There are reports that this set will go up for pre-order around May 2015.

Sign for the upcoming Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1991 by X-Plus at Winter Wonder Festival.

Not enough for ya? How about the next entry into the Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection? The Sakai Godzilla 1991 Hokkaido Version has been teased just like the first entry was with a sign on the table. And if you remember correctly, it was not long at all before the figure actually went up for pre-order!

X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1991 prototype.

Here’s a photo of the prototype X-Plus sent to me last month. Lookin’ good!

If you have the Yuji Sakai Godzilla Dream Evolution book, turn to page 29 — that’s him!

Page from Yuji Sakai Dream Evolution book showing the resin Godzilla 1991 Hokkaido resin kit.

Sakai also made a Godzilla 1991 Shinjuku version which looks a bit too similar in pose to the 1989 Osaka version we already have. So I think the Hokkaido version was the better choice, especially since it has a closed mouth. (I’d like to see more closed-mouth figures.) The Hokkaido version also has killer arm and claw poses. It looks freaking awesome!

The Sakai Godzilla 1991 Hokkaido has a long, winding tail which seems to rise up higher than any other X-Plus Godzilla figure. Also, Sakai’s curious habit of sculpting the tail above the ground is back. Only this time it’s significantly higher than on the Sakai ’89. I really hope X-Plus plans on including a small mini-base for the tail to rest on.

Also on display at Wonder Festival was the special light-up reissue of the the 30cm Series Godzilla 2004 and the Ultraseven “Boss”. If you’re at the show you can grab one right now. But if you’re like most of us, you have to enter the online lottery for a chance to buy one.

Various Ultraman kaiju on display at the X-Plus table at Winter Wonder Festival 2015.

And there’s a bunch of new Ultraman kaiju being teased at Wonder Festival as well. Whew! There’s a TON of good stuff heading our way!

GODZILLA 2014
Although the X-Plus Godzilla 2014 was not at the show, staff told collector Sarawud Kongkiattiwong that the latest Goji should go up for pre-order at the end of March 2015.

Thanks to Toon Narak for the Mothra and Biollante photos and for Eakarach Monwat from the X-Plus Kaiju Collectors Club Facebook Page for sharing the photos!

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:54+00:00 February 7th, 2015|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

X-Plus Godzilla 2014, Mothra 1964 at Super Festival 67

The X-Plus Godzilla 2014 Vinyl Figure Prototype on display at Super Festival 67.

X-Plus attended Super Festival 67 yesterday and had some new stuff on their table! Namely the 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 prototype. This time, however, it has two heads! One is in an awesome roaring pose (as you can see on the photo “borrowed” from the Kaiju Korner blog.)

I guess that means it’s coming with a visible seam (actually a joint now) like the 30cm Baragon 1965. Sorry to complain. Hate unnecessary seams.

I’m betting that the extra interchangeable head will come with the Ric Boy version and that it will be the roaring version. Save your pennies, kids.

This figure looks like it’s going be a big one. It’s hard to tell from the photo angle but if you compare it to Mothra (assuming it’s as high as the ’61) and the Godzilla ’64, looks like Godzilla 2014 might be a head above most 30cm Series figures.

Also gleaned from this Kaiju Korner photo is a better view of the leg stance. It looks noticeably wider than on previous photos of the prototype because of this new angle. Looks like they may be going for the big airport reveal scene pose, or possibly the victory roar pose at the end of the final fight with Mama MUTO.

The X-Plus table at Super Festival 67 with Godzilla 2014 and Mothra 1964.

And, what’s this at the far end of the table? Mothra 1964? With an egg? Nice! Looks like the new figure will have the same “pose” as the Mothra Imago 1961 version. The egg seems to be attached to the base and is more than likely a Ric Boy exclusive extra.

I will post more photos here as they come in.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:57+00:00 January 11th, 2015|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

News: X-Plus Mothra Imago 1961 Pre-orders Start; Godzilla ’64 Cancelled

X-Plus Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1961 Vinyl Figure.

Today, X-Plus replaced their “tease” graphic for a Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1961 and Godzilla 1964 Set with a live page taking pre-orders for Mothra only. It seems the set is off. …or postponed. or I don’t know what. The Google translation of their announcement is unclear.

It reads:

“(Adult) resale decision Mothra!
Emission gimmick has also been built, boy Rick limited edition, will be limited resale.
Due to the various circumstances, Mothra of the 1964 edition was postponed, suddenly, resale decision. For production after this product, by some modification of the mold, to manufacture the 1964 edition, this will be the last chance available to ensure the Mothra (1961 edition). If you missed the last time to buy, wished for one another, it all means at this opportunity! This product is the boy Rick limited sale item. Is not available for purchase in retail stores. Please note.”

It sounds to me like that set was actually going to feature a 1964 version of Mothra! Well, don’t get too excited. The idea is off the table for now. And more than likely a long time since it would be weird to sell two versions of Mothra at nearly the same time.

Either way, the UBER RARE Mothra 1961 is coming back! X-Plus plus says the Ric Boy edition will come with the same light gimmick in the eyes. What is unclear is whether or not there will be a standard edition. Right now, I’m thinking no.

The Ric Boy Mothra 1961 is going for ¥19,332 (about $176 right now). Preorders are open now and will close October 6th. Release is expected in late November.

NOTE: X-Plus says that they will use the mold for this figure to make the 1964 version, so this is your LAST CHANCE to get Mothra 1961!

By | 2017-05-28T07:58:01+00:00 September 26th, 2014|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on News: X-Plus Mothra Imago 1961 Pre-orders Start; Godzilla ’64 Cancelled

Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Mothra (Imago) 1961 Vinyl Figure

Kaiju Addicts Full Review of X-Plus Mothra Imago 1961 Vinyl Figure.

In 2012, X-Plus released the Toho Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1961 Edition Vinyl Figure based on the very first appearance of this classic kaiju from the film Mothra (モスラ) from way back in the early ’60s. And what a beaut! This figure is probably one of, if not THE, very best likenesses of Mosura ever put to vinyl.

Click Here for the Review!

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By | 2017-09-06T23:37:24+00:00 September 15th, 2014|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |4 Comments

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva 1961 Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva 1961 photo by Lester Wayne Daniels.

Lester Wayne Daniels brings every angle of the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra (Larva) 1961 vinyl figure. This gallery features the Diamond Reissue licensed for North America and just released!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GALLERY

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By | 2017-05-28T07:58:05+00:00 June 17th, 2014|Categories: Lester Wayne Daniels Galleries|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva 1961 Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels