Full Review: Star Ace/X-Plus 12-Inch Kong: Skull Island Vinyl Figure

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: Star Ace 12-Inch Kong Skull Island Vinyl Figure by X-Plus.

This is the long-awaited Kong Skull Island Vinyl Figure by Star Ace, a subsidiary of X-Plus. The sculpt was produced by X-Plus. It stands at 12 inches tall and is a mostly movie-accurate representation of the giant ape from Kong: Skull Island (2017). It was released in Japan in October 2018 and it will reach stores in the United States in mid November 2018.

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By |2018-12-12T03:36:12+00:00October 19th, 2018|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Shin Godzilla 2016 Ric Exclusive by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Shin Godzilla 2016 vinyl figure.

The Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2016 is a fantastic take on Shin Godzilla and ranks at the highest end of the movie accuracy scale. If realism is your thing, then this vinyl is a grand prize winner. It’s upraised tail makes it a little difficult to display but it doesn’t care, and rightly so. The pose is right out of the movie and isn’t that what really matters?

It has super intricate textures, sculpting and ultra fine details rarely found on mere toys. This feels more like an official maquette from the Toho SPFX department than a collectible. I’m almost afraid TOHO will be banging on my door trying to take it back!

This vinyl is a tribute to Mr. Sakai’s superior sculpting skills and X-Plus’ masterful execution. If you are able to add this piece to your collection, you will not be disappointed.

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By |2018-11-04T13:22:45+00:00October 14th, 2018|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|2 Comments

Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Anguirus 1968 Vinyl Figure

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Anguirus 1968 vinyl figure.

The Toho Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 was first released in Japan in 2012. It was reissued there twice more; once in 2015 and again in early 2018. That last one is going to be released any time now here in the U.S.

If you’re on the fence about whether or not to dive into the Large Monster Series, then this review is for you.

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By |2018-04-28T14:10:28+00:00April 28th, 2018|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Anguirus 1968 Vinyl Figure

Full Review: Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 vinyl figure Review.

The Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus has a fantastic, movie-accurate sculpt, a dazzling spread of seemingly individually sculpted scales, an insanely awesome paint job (which you really do need to see in person to fully appreciate) and an amazing “presence” on the shelf. Check out this review packed with new photos and see why I think it’s one of the best X-Plus figures of 2017.

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By |2018-03-04T21:06:13+00:00March 4th, 2018|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Quick Review: Large Monster Series Pestar (Ultraman 1966) vinyl figure by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts X-Plus Large Monster Series Pestar (Ultraman 1966) vinyl figure review.

The Large Monster Series Pestar vinyl figure by X-Plus was released in early 2010. It was later reissued as a Wonder Festival exclusive soft version in July 2011. It’s based on the oil-eating menace, Pestar which was featured in episode 13 (titled Oil S.O.S. / オイルSOS) of the original Ultraman television series which first aired in 1966.

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By |2018-09-09T19:39:59+00:00December 31st, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Quick Review: Large Monster Series Pestar (Ultraman 1966) vinyl figure by X-Plus

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 Vinyl Figure Review.

The Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus was first announced in late 2015. It was released in Japan in late February / early March, 2016. It was re-issued by X-Plus for the United States and Canada in June 2017.

This figure is based on Godzilla’s appearance in the 2001 Shusuke Kaneko film, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, the third movie in the Millennium Series.

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By |2018-01-20T09:41:40+00:00December 30th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus

Full Review: Toho Large Monsters Series Shin Godzilla (2016), Standard and RIC vinyls by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla (4th Form) vinyl figure.

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.

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By |2018-05-27T01:43:54+00:00September 16th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho Large Monsters Series Shin Godzilla (2016), Standard and RIC vinyls by X-Plus

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla and Super Mechagodzilla 1993 by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Review: Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1993 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1993 and the 30cm Series Super Mechagodzilla (RIC) are both amazing, movie-accurate vinyl versions of the original MG suit. Its size is impressive at a little over 14 inches tall which gives it a bit more shelf “presence” over other figures in the line. Despite being larger, it’s really in scale with the other figures, and that warms my scale freak heart. It’s paint apps seem simple but actually do a great job of representing the colors of this giant robot right from the movie.

It was a long wait and I’m stoked to finally have this guy on my shelf. Its release fills a piece of the void in X-Plus’ Heisei line-up. And, I just can’t recommend this figure enough.

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By |2018-04-03T04:45:22+00:00September 2nd, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla and Super Mechagodzilla 1993 by X-Plus

Full Review: X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Version 2 (Diamond) Previews Exclusive vinyl figure

X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Ver. 2 vinyl figure review by Kaiju Addicts.

The 12in Series Godzilla 1999 Ver. 2 Previews Exclusive vinyl figure does have a few issues. It’s short. The fins are a bit too vibrant. And its marching pose makes him appear to be leaning from several angles.

But it ain’t all bad. This figure has a movie-accurate sculpt which skillfully incorporates little details casual viewers aren’t even aware of (including me!). It has a fantastic, dynamic pose which accurately captures the spirit of Tom Kitagawa and the G2K suit.

Having spent time with this figure for this review, I can’t imagine not having it on my shelves. It may not be the best. But, it’s certainly no where even near the worst. Plus, it makes for a great stand-in for a Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Godzilla.

It’s definitely a keeper and worth getting.

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By |2017-11-03T21:24:07+00:00August 27th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Version 2 (Diamond) Previews Exclusive vinyl figure

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure by X-Plus was first revealed at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition (a private industry event) in late 2016.

Pre-orders for the figure opened February 3, 2017 and ended on February 19, 2017. The figure was released in April 2017. The average price for the Standard Version was about $190. The RIC Exclusive version of this figure came with a mini Oxygen Destroyer and sold for ¥25,920 (about $232).

This release marks the first time X-Plus has put out an original 30cm Series Heisei Godzilla original sculpt (Not Sakai) since 2013 with the release of the 30cm Series Godzilla 1984. Also consider that we haven’t seen ANY other X-Plus original 30cm Godzilla’s after 2013 besides the two versions of the Godzilla 2014 figure.

Yes, it’s been a long, long time but X-Plus is back with bang. The new 30cm Series Godzilla 1995 is f’n AMAZING.

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By |2017-08-23T12:49:17+00:00April 28th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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.

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By |2018-07-29T00:34:50+00:00March 19th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus