News: X-Plus Mothra Imago 1961 Pre-orders Start; Godzilla ’64 Cancelled

X-Plus Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1961 Vinyl Figure.

Today, X-Plus replaced their “tease” graphic for a Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1961 and Godzilla 1964 Set with a live page taking pre-orders for Mothra only. It seems the set is off. …or postponed. or I don’t know what. The Google translation of their announcement is unclear.

It reads:

“(Adult) resale decision Mothra!
Emission gimmick has also been built, boy Rick limited edition, will be limited resale.
Due to the various circumstances, Mothra of the 1964 edition was postponed, suddenly, resale decision. For production after this product, by some modification of the mold, to manufacture the 1964 edition, this will be the last chance available to ensure the Mothra (1961 edition). If you missed the last time to buy, wished for one another, it all means at this opportunity! This product is the boy Rick limited sale item. Is not available for purchase in retail stores. Please note.”

It sounds to me like that set was actually going to feature a 1964 version of Mothra! Well, don’t get too excited. The idea is off the table for now. And more than likely a long time since it would be weird to sell two versions of Mothra at nearly the same time.

Either way, the UBER RARE Mothra 1961 is coming back! X-Plus plus says the Ric Boy edition will come with the same light gimmick in the eyes. What is unclear is whether or not there will be a standard edition. Right now, I’m thinking no.

The Ric Boy Mothra 1961 is going for ¥19,332 (about $176 right now). Preorders are open now and will close October 6th. Release is expected in late November.

NOTE: X-Plus says that they will use the mold for this figure to make the 1964 version, so this is your LAST CHANCE to get Mothra 1961!

By |2017-05-28T07:58:01-04:00September 26th, 2014|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on News: X-Plus Mothra Imago 1961 Pre-orders Start; Godzilla ’64 Cancelled

Full Review: X-Plus Large Monster Series Mothra (Imago) 1961 Vinyl Figure

Kaiju Addicts Full Review of X-Plus Mothra Imago 1961 Vinyl Figure.

In 2012, X-Plus released the Toho Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1961 Edition Vinyl Figure based on the very first appearance of this classic kaiju from the film Mothra (モスラ) from way back in the early ’60s. And what a beaut! This figure is probably one of, if not THE, very best likenesses of Mosura ever put to vinyl.

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By |2018-08-04T22:54:05-04:00September 15th, 2014|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , |4 Comments

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva 1961 Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva 1961 photo by Lester Wayne Daniels.

Lester Wayne Daniels brings every angle of the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra (Larva) 1961 vinyl figure. This gallery features the Diamond Reissue licensed for North America and just released!

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By |2017-05-28T07:58:05-04:00June 17th, 2014|Categories: Lester Wayne Daniels Galleries|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva 1961 Photo Gallery by Lester Wayne Daniels

Diamond Announces X-Plus North American Reissues Wave Four: Godzilla 2003 and Mothra Larva 1961

The next set of X-Plus Re-Issues licensed for North America have just been announced. And they are:

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2003 vinyl figure.

Photo courtesy of X-Plus. ©TOHO PICTURES, INC. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©PLEX

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2003 from “Godzilla × Mothra × Mechagodzilla: Tokyo SOS”, 2003 (ゴジラ×モスラ×メカゴジラ SOS). It’s 12 inches of awesome! MSRP: $160. Pre-orders start January 22, 2014. Expected to ship July 2014.

See my review of the X-Plus Godzilla 2003 with tons of photos here!

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva Form vinyl figure, 1961.

Photo courtesy of X-Plus. ©TOHO PICTURES, INC. TM & ©TOHO CO., LTD. ©PLEX

And also the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Mothra Larva Form from “Mothra”, 1961 (モスラ). It’s 12.5 inches long and has hinged mandibles. MSRP: $90. Pre-orders start January 22, 2014. Expected to ship July 2014.

See my review of the X-Plus Mothra 1961 here!

Once again, this is a GREAT opportunity for new collectors to grab some beasties that have had their prices soar in the aftermarket… and they’re available from your local comic shop! For more information on the North American reissues, see my article “Collecting X-Plus Godzilla Vinyl Re-Issues via Diamond Distributors in North America“.

By |2017-05-28T07:58:15-04:00December 13th, 2013|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments