X-Plus has just announced the Toho Large Monster Series Gigan (1972) Night Color Light-up Version / 東宝大怪獣シリーズ ガイガン(1972) ナイトカラー発光Ver. / vinyl figure.
This Ric Exclusive figure was originally released in early 2012 and was reissued as part of a Wonder Festival set in 2016. And, now it’s back for another pass.
While the same sculpt as previous releases is used again here, this one sports a Nighttime Paint scheme. It also comes with LED lights inside the visor.
Like the previous releases, this figure will have articulation available at the shoulders making for a rare opportunity (for an X-Plus figure) to tweak the pose.
This is a Japan Exclusive. It will not be available from X-Plus’ U.S. store.
The cost for the Ric is ¥14,040 (about $127 USD). Preorders are open now and will close on March 26. It is expected to ship in May 2019.
- The paint scheme on this figure will be a little darker and desaturated than the previous releases so as to mimic a nighttime look. The change in color shouldn’t be all that drastically different.
- See my Kaiju Addicts Review of the original Toho Large Monster Series Gigan 1972. This new release will be practically the same figure.