Today we have possibly the best news we’ve ever reported.
X-Plus will now be selling Toho Godzilla and other Kaiju vinyls directly to overseas customers, including the United States, through their North American web store.
Previously, when X-Plus launched the North American version of their site, they offered only Gamera and Ultraman vinyls. But that is all changing now starting with their April releases: the Daikaiju Series (Large Monster Series / 25cm Series) King Caesar reissue and the all new 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2002.
Starting from Items dispatched in April, we will be directly offering our Godzilla and other monsters from TOHO KAIJU series to our international customers!https://t.co/GHozPvugbi #shonenric #ricboy pic.twitter.com/mVpAtusCV0
— 少年リック (@shounen_ric_xp) February 5, 2019
If you would like to start ordering X-Plus directly, go to https://us.ric-toy.com/.
Don’t have enough X-Plus Shin Godzilla vinyls? No problem, here comes another one.
This isn’t a scene from Godzilla x Mechagodzilla. It’s the new 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2002 vinyl figure by X-Plus. And you can preorder one now! Read on for all the details… (more…)
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.
YouTuber Joebiz34 reviews the 30cm Series Favorite Sculptors Line Godzilla 1964 RIC Exclusive Version vinyl figure by X-Plus. This video features a great tip concerning the tail and tail base plus a great side-by-side comparison with the original Godzilla 1964 release.
• See more of his content at his YouTube Channel.
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…
Rich Eso reviews the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1967 RIC Exclusive Version vinyl figure by X-Plus. It came with two in-scale Minya figures.
• See more content from Rich at his Fresh Vinyl Reviews YouTube Channel.
Gojira851 reviews the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1989 Closed Mouth Version RIC Exclusive version vinyl figure by X-Plus.
• See more video reviews at the Gojira851 YouTube Channel.
First of all, I want to say I really enjoy the Kaiju Addicts site. I discovered it around the time of the 2014 movie, when I also started getting into the older movies (up to that point I had only seen the 1998 movie and Godzilla vs Monster Zero). Your reviews helped me decide on getting my own Godzilla 2003 X-Plus figure. Even though I don’t intend to get any more figures, I still look forward to your reviews.
I have a question I’m hoping you can help with. I keep my Godzilla clean by wiping it down with a damp paper towel now and then, but after a few years a lot of dust has gathered between his fins and the folds of his skin. I can’t wipe harder with the paper towel because the figure’s texture will just tear it up. I also don’t want to risk taking any paint off the figure. I thought perhaps I could use compressed air, but I decided to ask you, first. How do you clean your X-Plus figures?
Thanks for your time!
– Kristofer R.
I usually use a soft paint brush to lightly dust my figures off. (The kind you paint walls with.) I usually do this at least once a year. The shape of the brush makes it easy to get in between the rows of dorsal spines.
Some collectors run their X-Plus figures under the sink or in the shower. That’s a perfectly fine thing to do. Just try to avoid having the water go inside the figure. And try not to use a lot of pressure.
In your case, I would not use the damp paper towel method any more. What I think is happening is that the water accumulates in the deep parts of the figure’s texture and takes some dust with it. You can’t reach this with the paper towel and the water needs to simply evaporate. But the dust that the water took with it stays there in the creases.
If I were you I would get the soft paint brush and dust it off first. And then run it under water to try to get the dust stuck in the texture.
A word about not doing anything: These vinyls sometimes off-gas. If you have a lot of dust on them, the gas can’t escape. Some of this gas accumulates and combines with the dust on the surface of the figure. This makes your figures sticky.