Rich Eso reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2016 Second Form (東宝大怪獣シリーズ ゴジラ(2016) 第2形態) RIC and Bandai Exclusive vinyl figure by X-Plus. This figure was not available in regular stores.
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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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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.
GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「シン・ゴジラ」) Standard Japanese release vinyl figure by X-Plus.
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Kaiju Addicts TV, Episode 7: Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla, Shin Form 2, North American Gigantics and More
In Episode 7 of Kaiju Addicts TV: a look at the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2016 Fourth Form and the Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Second Form.
Also, new Gigantic Series figures for North America: Godzilla 1962 and 2000. Plus a look at the upcoming RotoKaiju King Kong 1962 vinyl fit. Finally a guest review of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Diego Doom reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Standard Version vinyl figure by X-Plus.
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Episode 4 of Kaiju Addicts TV is now available.
In this episode, X-Plus made a slew of new figure announcements at the (Winter) Wonder Festival including new Shin Godzilla figures for the Gigantic Series, Large Monster Series and 30cm Series. Yuji Sakai also showed off his new 30cm Shin Godzilla resin kit which is also destined to become an X-Plus vinyl later this year.
X-Plus also revealed a new Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004.
And at Toy Fair, Diamond Distributors revealed a bunch of new (old) X-Plus vinyls set to be reissued for the North American Market including the Godzilla 1954 Train Biter, Battra, Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1992, Mechagodzilla 1975, Kiryu 2002, Gigan 2004 (post repairs) and the roaring version of Godzilla 2014.
If you would like to ask your local comic store to order one of the 4 new Diamond Reissue vinyls, here are their official names and Item Codes:
Godzilla 12in Series Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975 Ver / Item code: JAN178436
Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biting Ver / Item code: JAN178434
Godzilla 12in Series Battra 1992 Battle for Earth Ver / Item code: JAN178433
Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 1992 Sakai Yuji Ver / Item code: JAN178435
Several of the figures shown in this video have already been reviewed right here!
• 30cm Series Godzilla 2014
• 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roaring Version
• 30cm Godzilla 2004
• 30cm Gigan 1972
• 30cm Mechagodzilla Kiryu 2003
BLUEFIN DEALER LOCATOR
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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.
As you can see, this new Shin is very stylized just like the Gigantic GMK and Burning Godzilla.
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
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.
Now back to Wonder Festival…
SHIN GODZILLA: STAGE 2 AND STAGE 3
Also on display were a Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Stage 2 and a 30cm Series Shin Godzilla Stage 3.
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.
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
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!
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
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
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.
Youtuber, Superturtle12 unboxes and reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla RIC Boy vinyl figure. He also shows his attempts to add LED lights inside.
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Youtuber, Rubi Gamingx unboxes the Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla RIC Exclusive version vinyl figure by X-Plus. There is no talking but you will get to follow along a complete un-boxing and see how the figure is secured inside.
In his next video, he spends almost ten minutes doing nothing but panning and tracking around the figure. This will let you see some of the detail up close.
You can see more of Rubi Gamingx’s video on his YouTube Channel.