GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1984 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ゴジラ（1984）」) North American (Diamond) Reissue vinyl figure by X-Plus.
• See more video reviews at the GodzillaFanFreaks YouTube Channel.
X-Plus returns to The Monster Report. Nick Adam unboxes the 12in Series Godzilla 1984. This is the North American (Diamond) Reissue just released here in the states. It’s a reissue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 newer variant with the night-time paint scheme.
This figure is Available NOW! You can grab one from (through Flossie’s) for $139 or at your local comic store.
See more of Nick’s video’s at his Youtube Channel: The Monster Report.
Kaiju Addicts TV Episode 2: Upcoming X-Plus Nov., Dec. and January Releases for North America from X-Plus
Episode 2 of Kaiju Addicts TV is now available. I take a look at all of the Diamond and Bluefin Reissues that have just released and will be released now thru January 2017.
They are the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 SDCC Exclusive (Available Now), 12in Series Godzilla 1992 (Available Now), King Ghidorah (Available next week!), 12in Series Godzilla 1984 (Coming in December), Biollante (Coming in December) and the Gigantic Series GMK Fin Emission Version (Coming in January 2017).
Leslie Chambers introduces this episode and we also get our first Guest Review from Jeremy Soles on his Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Ric Boy.
There’s also a contest for a Godzilla 1984 photo signed by suit actor Kenpachiro Satsuma.
Visit this video directly on YouTube to get access to all of the links mentioned in the video. They’re below the video in the description.
The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ゴジラ（1984）」), originally released in 2013 is getting another reissue with tweaks.
X-Plus recently announced the upcoming Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 – Shinjuku Decisive Battle Version. And it’s coming with two significant new features.
The figure will come with a light gimmick. The dorsal spines will glow with light when you connect the “battery box” to it. Contrary to early online discussions: all three rows of fins will emit light.
And, the figure will have an alternate paint scheme. I’m really not sure what they’ve done other than add dusty highlights. I’ve read online that the skin is darker but going by the photos, it looks the same as the original to me (except for those highlights a plenty). The dorsal fins are also different in that they aren’t as white as the ones on the original. Perhaps this is due to the material being translucent vinyl.
This figure will be available as a Ric Boy only and preorders can be made only on the X-Plus Ric Boy site. There will not be a standard version.
Preorders will be taken until August 30. It will run you ¥20,000 (about $199 USD).
Apparently this figure will have a limited production run and all order may not be filled. There is a 2-figure limit for each household.
If you are a Facebook regular and know Mike Johnson and Jamie Davies, this is definitely a figure you’d need their help getting!
It’s expected to ship in late September / early October.
• See more photos of the Godzilla 1984 Shinjuku Version at the Ric Boy site (Japanese).
• If you know how, Preorder the Godzilla 1982 Shinjuku Version at the Ric Boy Online Store (Japanese).
See my Review of the original Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 release. (Sorry, it’s one of my earlier reviews and not as polished.)
DIAMOND RE-ISSUE OF ORIGINAL OUT IN NOVEMBER
Note: a North American reissue of this figure in its original state (sans the light gimmick and highlights) will be released in the United States and Canada (through Diamond Distributors) in November 2016. It has an MSRP of $160 but will be available for less from most of your favorite U.S. X-Plus stores.
SciFi Japan just posted a TON of GLORIOUS high resolution photos of the upcoming North American reissues of the 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 (1985), Godzilla 1992, Godzilla 1999 (2000) and Final Wars Godzilla 2004 vinyl figures.
This site is the only game in town to get exclusive high res pics like this direct from X-Plus. (Kaiju Addicts doesn’t even get these — WTF?)
If you want to see even more of the amazing detail put into each figure up close, goto SciFi Japan’s X-Plus USA Godzilla Series 2016/2017 Lineup from Diamond post.
And, keep going back. SciFi Japan publishes hi-res X-Plus photos every month. Bookmark ’em!
Pre-orders Open for X-Plus 30cm Series Godzilla 1984, 1992, 1999 (2000) and 2004 North American Re-issues
You can now plan on adding these once rare and pricey X-Plus vinyls to your collection for a fraction of the current aftermarket cost
Diamond Distributors, sole license holder for X-Plus 30cm Series vinyls in North America, has just announced the upcoming availability of the Godzilla 1984(1985) Godzilla 1992, Godzilla 1999 (2000) and Godzilla 2004 (Final Wars) vinyl figures.
All four figures, from X-Plus’ Toho 30cm Series, are renamed — yet again — as the Godzilla 12 Inch Series. When shopping for them, try searching for them with both series names. (Also try Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series… Diamond just can’t make up their minds.)
The 12in Series Godzilla 1984 (Diamond Stock #STK684130), of course, hails from the film “Godzilla“, also known as “The Return of Godzilla” which came out in Japan in 1984 and later in the U.S. as Godzilla 1985. The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 vinyl figure by X-Plus was originally released in Japan in 2013.
Note: a 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 was on loan to Diamond for display at Toy Fair in New York last February. It had a hinged jaw and many collectors wondered if we were getting that version (myself included). But I asked X-Plus directly and found that we are not getting a hinged jaw. It will be set in the open position just as the original was.
• See my Kaiju Addicts 30cm Godzilla 1984 Review of the original release. It’s one of my earlier reviews so you may notice a slight difference in format.
• Expected Release: November, 2016.
The 12in Series Godzilla 1992 (Diamond Stock #STK684133) features the king of monsters as he appeared in 1992’s Godzilla vs. Mothra: The Battle for Earth which also featured Mothra and Battra. The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 vinyl figure by X-Plus was originally released in Japan way back in 2011.
The Toho 30cm Battra Larva, due out in Japan next month, comes from the same movie as the Godzilla 1992. Get ready to pair them up!
• Expected Release: January 25, 2017.
The Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 1999 2K Millennium version vinyl figure (Diamond Stock #STK684134), is based on Goji’s appearance in Godzilla 2000: Millennium. The original release came out back in 2013. I believe this will be this figure’s very first re-issue.
• See my Kaiju Addicts 30cm Godzilla 1999 (2000) Review of the original release.
• SRP $160. Expected Release: March 29, 2017.
The Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 2004 Final Wars version vinyl figure (Diamond Stock #STK684131) features the final form which Godzilla was to take until the upcoming Shin Godzilla (Godzilla: Resurgence). This figure was re-issued only once before as a Wonder Festival 2015 exclusive.
• Pair this one up with the 30cm Series Gigan 2004 scheduled to come out next month (July 2016).
• See my Kaiju Addicts 30cm Godzilla 2004 Final Wars Review of the original release.
• SRP $160. Expected Release: May 31, 2017.
Now, you can get them all for only SRP $160 each. They will be available in comic shops and from online retailers throughout the United States and Canada. These re-issues will not be directly available in Japan or anywhere else outside of North America. (They will, no doubt, turn up in the gray market.)
Comic shops and online retailers have until June 20, 2016 to place their big orders. So, if you intend to order these from your local comic store, make sure they know the deadline.
Pre-orders from online retailers will extend beyond that date and run until each store’s number of customers matches the number of figures they’ve ordered from Diamond by the retailer deadline. So, it will not be unusual for you to see pre-orders still being taken after June 20.
So far, pre-orders are being taken by myself (Kaiju Addicts) from the family business, Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles for $149 each. You can now reach our X-Plus selection at Flossie’s with this new, easier URL: GetXPlus.com.
They are also available from Vampire Robots for $170 shipped. Big Bad Toy Store is taking orders for $169.99. More stores will soon follow once they catch on that they’re available.
This is a great opportunity for new collectors and those who had missed out on the initial releases!
Toy Blog and News Sites: Contact me if you need high res photos for your own news posts on this story. I’d be glad to share!
Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 vinyl figure by X-Plus. This review covers the original release. A North American re-issue is soon expected to be distributed by Diamond Distributors.
See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.
John Ruffin is, by far, one of my favorite X-Plus diorama photographers. His latest creation features Godzilla 1985 (going by the Dr. Pepper billboard) among N-Scale buildings. He also hid some plugs in the photo. Can you find shout outs to Kaiju Addicts, Rich Eso and Skreeonk?
Get a quick look at more of John’s photos from his own Gallery here on Kaiju Addicts.
And get even MORE by visiting his website MyKaijuGodzilla.com!
Rich Eso reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1984 vinyl figure.
See more content from Rich at his website: www.FreshVinylHQ.com.
GojiFan1993 reviews the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984. Since its release in 2013, it has become rare and pricey. But there is hope that the Diamond/X-Plus Reissues will continue in 2015 and include this must have figure.
See more videos at GojiFan1993’s YouTube Channel.
Also check out the Kaiju Addicts Godzilla 1984 Vinyl Review here.