RotoKaiju is opening preorders for a limited second run of their popular King Kong 1962 vinyl kit officially known as the “Giant Gorilla 1962 2.0“.
This new “Giant Gorilla 1962 2.5” version will come with some very significant additions to its 2.0 release.
It will be based on a customization performed on a 2.0 kit by builder Vlad Petnicki. He altered his kit to enable Kong to hold two of the included resin berry juice jars. This replicates a scene in the movie in which the puppet head Kong got into a stupor by drinking the intoxicating berry juice right from the jars in the movie King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962).
RotoKaiju saw the modification and, in cooperation with Vlad, is working on a limited release of kits based on it.
This upcoming “Drunken Kong” kit will include the same main sculpt from the 2.0 kit as well as a set of original, down-hanging arms and both the interchangeable Kong suit head and Kong puppet head.
New to the 2.5 release will be optional, newly sculpted arms and hands posed to replicate the holding and drinking of berry juice based on Vlad’s customization.
The extra pieces coming with this kit gives you several options for how to build it. For those collectors and kit builders who missed out on the 2.0 release, this is another chance to obtain one by using the downward hanging arms. And for those who did get the 2.0, this is a chance to use the newly sculpted parts for a “Drunken Kong” pose. You could even mix and match the pieces for a combination of both!
- Same body as the 2.0 release
- 1 head based on the Kong suit (2.0)
- 1 head based on the Kong puppet (2.0)
- 1 set of downward arms (2.0)
- (New 2.5) 1 set of arms designed to hold berry juice jars
- 1 set of open hands (2.0)
- (New 2.5) 1 set of hands designed to hold berry juice jars
- (New 2.5) And 2 newly sculpted resin berry juice jars
When completed, this kit will stand at approximately 11.25 inches. It was designed to be in scale with the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla (1962) by X-Plus, so this will fit right in on your 30cm Series shelf!
Preorder price is $290 plus shipping. The General sale price will be higher so play it safe and preorder. This kit will go into production if we hit the minimum number of preorders.
A pre-painted option will also be made available if Rotokaiju gets enough orders.
This kit is limited to 25 sets. Preorders will close on March 1, 2020 or earlier if all 25 spots are taken.
You can pay a $95 non-refundable deposit, or the full $290.
You can also get on a reservation list and pay $340 upon the kit’s release. Shipping is expected in Q1 2020.
As with previous releases, the price does not include express shipping, which will be added in to the final total.
HOW TO ORDER
On Facebook: send a direct message to Steve Ceragioli at https://www.facebook.com/steve.ceragioli.
You can also email me and I will forward your details to Steve. Use the Kaiju Addicts email address found on this site’s header and footer and send me your:
- Email Address
- And let me know if you want to preorder at $290 with $95 deposit, or if you want to “pay later” at the $340 rate.
I will then pass on your info to Steve and he will contact you by email.
Be sure to look for his response. If the goal of 25 kits is reached before you reply, you may miss out.
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