Super Festival just happened in Japan and X-Plus was there to reveal a few new goodies. Read on for information on completely new figures like: 30cm Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla 1964, Large Monster Series Eleking, a 30cm Series Ebirah and MORE!
They’re back! Some of the licensing issues with the X-Plus North American “Diamond” Reissues have been resolved and the group of eight 30cm Series figures which were frozen are once again available to order. Figures include:
- 12in Series Godzilla 1984
- 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1989
- 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1991
- 12in Series Godzilla 1992
- 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1992
- 12in Series Godzilla 1999 2K Millennium Version
- 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2001
- 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Blue Dorsal Fin Version (Roaring Head with MUTO Head)
These can now be ordered from your local comic shop and online stores (although online stores will need time to restock.)
No word on what’s happening with the cancelled 8in Series (Large Monster Series) figures. This move doesn’t seem to have anything to do with them. Let’s hope that also gets resolved.
Is it real? Or is it X-Plus?
MyKaiju‘s John Ruffin has wowed us again by creating a Shin Godzilla movie poster using the 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla (2016) vinyl figure to stand in for the “real thing”. Can you even tell the difference? A total tribute to sculptor Yuji Sakai, X-Plus, and John’s graphic design skills!
The X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1989 is back with a closed mouth and a mini Super X2! Read on for all of the details…
Gamera fans, rejoice! A 25cm Series Gamera 1999 is now up for preorder. You’ll need this guy to pair with the upcoming Large Monster Series Iris. Read on for all of the details…
Three more X-Plus figures were announced as cancelled today.
- 8in Series (Large Monster Series) Gorosaurus
- 8in Series (Large Monster Series) Megalon
- 8in Series (Large Monster Series) Kumonga
No reason was given. These follow other recent cancellations: King Caesar, Jet Jaguar, Mothra/Manda set and Baragon/Varan set.
Is the Diamond Deal dead?
Probably not. Don’t forget we’ve seen recent releases for the Large Monster Series Rodan 1964, Mothra Imago 1964, Landing Stage Hedorah and Anguirus 1968.
But as of now… there are no new X-Plus figures scheduled to be released. (Unless you count the Star Ace / X-Plus Kong vinyls due out in late November.)
This past weekend at Super Festival, X-Plus revealed images from a conceptual digital sculpt for Favorite Sculptors Line Iris, the tentacled monster from Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999).
SciFiJapan.com has just posted a TON of super, high resolution images of X-Plus figures due to release in November 2018. See ’em up close and BIG: Godzilla 1965, King Ghidorah 1968 Flying Version, 30cm Series Fire Rodan, GMK Deforeal, Ultraseven and more.
You can see them all at SciFiJapan.com. And while you’re there, stick around and check out their other posts. This is one of my favorite sites!
The Toho Large Monster Series Rodan 1964 North American “Diamond” Reissue is arriving in stores this week. (Tuesday-Wednesday).
If you are building a 25cm Destroy All Monsters line-up on your shelves, you’ll need this figure as a stand-in for the 1968 version (since a ’68 was never made.) X-Plus themselves have been using this figure in all of their DAM photos.
If you haven’t preordered one yet, now is the time to start thinking about it! You can order one from your local comic store. But be sure to use the North American name:
Godzilla Kaiju 8in Series Rodan 1964 Previews Exclusive
You can also ask the guy at your local comic shop to order item MAR188103.