Prime 1 Studio is taking orders for 21.7 inch monster vinyl and polystone statues based on ‘Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris’
Get ready for a giant-sized Gamera 1999 vinyl perfect for adding to your Gigantic Series collection. But it’s NOT from X-Plus. This big guy is being made by Prime 1 Studio and it’s due out in the third quarter of 2018.
The Ultimate Diorama Master Line Gamera 1999 Vinyl Statue by Prime 1 Studio is based on Gamera’s appearance in the film Gamera 3: The Revenge of Iris.
In case you haven’t noticed it in the photo, this sculpt features a little battle damage. A cracked hole on the chest and back shell represent an injury Gamera received in the movie.
Overall the figure appears to be very movie accurate apart from some rougher, stylized texture on the back shell. Despite that, this thing looks AWEsome!
Now, if this isn’t already enough to make you drool, wait until you hear how big it is.
Prime 1 Studio’s Gamera 1999 vinyl will be about 15 inches wide across the front and 22.8 inches from the front claws to the tip of the tail.
And, as for its height…
It’s reported to be 21.7 inches tall making this “one” of the biggest vinyls that may ever enter your collection.
To better appreciate the scope of this figure’s height, let’s compare it to some Gigantic Series figures by X-Plus. The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 is a whopping 18 inches tall. The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 beats that by a half an inch.
Prime 1 Studio’s Gamera 1999, at 21.7 inches tall, is a full head above the others.
As you might expect, something this big carries a hefty price tag. Prime 1 Studio’s vinyl Gamera will set you back $499. That’s about a hundred dollars more than the average Gigantic Series price from X..
If you’ve got the bucks and are interested in true statue versions with more features there are two.
POLYSTONE REGULAR VERSION WITH PLASMA FIST
The Regular PolyStone Version comes in heavier material and will include an interchangeable right hand and an additional, optional replacement: the fiery Plasma Fist complete with LED light gimmick. This one is limited to a run of 500 figures and will cost you $699.
POLYSTONE DX VERSION WITH PLASMA FIST, THREE HEADS AND BASE
Finally, the DX Version is everything the previous one is but with 3 alternate interchangeable heads and a mammoth display base featuring a ravaged Kyoto. It has a diameter of almost 27 inches and will add over 4 inches more to the overall height. This edition will also be limited to 500 copies and will cost you a thousand bucks.
ORDERING FROM JAPAN
You can order the vinyl or polystone versions direct from Prime 1 Studio’s website.
But keep in mind that something this large will come in an even larger box. And shipping something that big from Japan may wind up costing you an additional 50% or more of the figure’s cost.
Note: their site does mention “International Delivery Restrictions” so you should contact them first to see if you’re clear to order.
GET IT FROM SIDESHOW
The Prime 1 Studio Gameras are also available to pre-order from California-based Sideshow Collectibles.
Sideshow has already put out 2 of their own Godzilla 2014 statues along with a few Pacific Rim pieces, so they’re a great fit for these new giant turtles.
You can pre-order Gamera from Sideshow for the same price you’d pay Prime 1 Studio direct. Plus, U.S. collectors will wind up with a more manageable shipping bill than if they were to order from Japan.
Another big plus to ordering one of these Gamera’s from Sideshow is that you can get in on their payment plans. If you were to start on a plan right now for the vinyl version of Gamera, you can pay in 8 monthly installments of a very manageable $56.
The only downside is that after release, it will take a cargo ship an extra month or two to get the goods across the Pacific.
The vinyl version of Gamera for $499 is expected to start shipping in Japan between August and October of 2018.
Sideshow Collectibles expects to start shipping between October and December of 2018.
The polystone versions will take a little longer, between January and March of 2019 for Japan, and between March and May 2019 for Sideshow.