Fantastic news for those bummed out by the recent 25cm King Caesar Cancellation by X-Plus and Diamond. You can now order one from Japan! Preorders are open now. Read on for all of the details!
Shipping Alert! Tired of waiting for the new Toho 30cm Series Ebirah? Word on the shores of Letchi Island are that X-Plus will start shipping this crustacean on February 7. Get ready for payment requests from the store your ordered from. If you ordered from us at Flossie’s, you receive an email soon.
SciFi Japan has just posted the next batch of super high resolution photos for upcoming X-Plus April releases. Get an up close look at the DefoReal Series Hedorah, Large Monster Series Magnedon, Soft Series Twintail, Large Monster Series King Caesar, Large Monster Series Black Satan, Ultraman Tiga (Appearance Pose) and the Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2002.
The Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1964 東宝大怪獣シリーズ キングギドラ(1964) is finally up for preorder! This figure was actually originally intended to be one of the first (if not “the” first) of the X-Plus Ghidorah releases. It was set aside to allow the 1968 version, which we’ve had for years now, to let collectors complete a Destroy All Monsters line-up in time for the 50th Anniversary. All good things come in time though. And right now it’s time for Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster!!
Read on for all of the details…
X-Plus has just opened preorders for the second Toho Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira Set. The official name doesn’t seem to have anything which sets it apart from the first 25cm Gargantuas set which went up for preorder in February 2018. Both seem to have the same name, so let’s just call this set “Version 2”.
This new set was first seen at X-Plus’ table at Winter Wonderfest earlier this winter and features both Sanda and Gaira as they appeared in the 1966 film War of the Gargantuas.
Gaira (which was brought to life by Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima) is posed leaping in the air and must be suspended by an iron pole which is in turn supported by a vinyl base with rocky motif. If you’re wondering, yes, that pole is going up Gaira’s butt. 🙂
Older brother, Sanda, is posed to engage Gaira as soon as he lands.
Together, this set is highly reminiscent of a publicity still made for the movie making this a very classic and special way to see these monsters on your shelf. But you may want to pass on it if you have the first set since this new release is mostly based on that first set.
The sculpts for both Gaira and Sanda are the same from the first set… from the waist up. But the legs of both figures are newly sculpted and posed. The X-Plus site reports that there are also small changes made to Sanda’s forehead.
Also new is a dash of blood in the paint apps on Gaira. Both figures are said to have the same poseable eye system as the set that came out last year.
Sanda stands at at about 22cm (8.6 inches) and Gaira, with his knees up, at 19cm (7.4 inches).
It seems this set is Ric Exclusive only and may not be available in stores. If you want this, you’ll have to get it direct from X-Plus or use dealers like Mike Johnson. We, at Flossie’s, do plan to take orders as well. Stay tuned for that.
The Toho Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira set is priced at ¥24,840 (currently about $227 USD).
Preorders are open until February 5, 2019. This set is expected to ship in March 2019.
The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1989 vinyl figure by X-Plus is now up for Preorder. It will be available as both Standard and Ric Exclusive versions.
X-Plus reports that this behemoth of a vinyl will be 52cm (20.4 inches) tall and features Godzilla as he appeared in the 1989 film Godzilla vs. Biollante.
In this new episode of Kaiju Addicts TV I take a look at the Star Ace 12-inch Kong Skull Island Vinyl Figure. The first segment is a rundown of the figure with information on where and how to buy. Next, I give an abridged version of my written Kong review in video format.
• See more episodes at the Kaiju Addicts YouTube Channel.
The new Godzilla 1964 and Ebirah can be ordered from the Japanese X-Plus site. But its often difficult to create an account on a Japanese language website. If you don’t mind going through two middlemen, you can preorder these right now at Flossie’s.
The 30cm Series Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla 1964 RIC Exclusive is available to preorder at Flossie’s for $219.99. A non-refundable deposit of $60 is required to order. This figure comes with light-up fins.
The 30cm Series Ebirah is available to preorder at Flossie’s for $243.99. This figure comes with removable tail and legs so that it can be attached to a splashy, water base which holds the figure angled upward.
Both figures will be drop shipped from a shop in Japan and will be sent to you directly from there. When the order is ready to ship, we will bill you for the rest of the figure and also for the shipping cost from Japan to you.
If you have a question, please leave it in the comment section below!
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.