Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Death Ghidorah (FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE 東宝大怪獣シリーズ デスギドラ) Standard Version vinyl figure by X-Plus.
Don’t recognize it? It’s the main baddie from 1996’s Rebirth of Mothra, the first of a separate Heisei Mothra trilogy made for kids, but with badass monsters and fights! This figure was released in February 2018.
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Now up for pre-order: the Large Monster Series Death Ghidorah vinyl figure by X-Plus.
Ghidorah collectors, rejoice!
This big, bad guy appeared in the first installment of the Rebirth of Mothra trilogy in 1996. It was introduced a couple of months ago at Super Festival 75 in Japan.
Rich Eso reviews the Large Monster Series Legion 大怪獣シリーズ 大映特撮編 「レギオン」 vinyl figure by X-Plus. It’s from what is arguably one of the very best kaiju movies ever made: Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, ガメラ2 レギオン襲来 (1996).
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Rich Eso‘s evil twin, Rick Esco Unboxes the Large Monster Series Legion and the Large Monster Series Kamacuras Ric boy by X-Plus.
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SciFi Japan has just posted an array of high resolutions photos of the recently announced Large Monster Series Legion vinyl figure by X-Plus which we reported on earlier here.
And what’s extra special about this batch is that it contains many new photos seen there for the first time. Click on any of their photos for a super-close, exploded view on your monitor!
Large Monster Series Daiei Special Effects Edition Legion vinyl figure by X-Plus
大怪獣シリーズ 大映特撮編 「レギオン」
• Height: 38cm (almost 15 inches)
• Length: 57cm (22.4 inches)
• Price (Ric Boy): ¥44,820 ($435 USD), Order here.
• Price (Standard / Hobby Search): ¥36,000 ($350), Order here.
• Order Deadline (Ric Boy): July 11, 2016
• Expected Release: Late August / Early September
X-Plus today revealed the Large Monster Series Legion vinyl figure based on the 1996 film, Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (ガメラ2 レギオン襲来), one of the best kaiju films of the modern era.
Legion has a frightening set of jagged, insectoid appendages including four sets of legs, one pair of forearms with nasty pincers and a crown sporting ten claws. All of these are faithfully reproduced on the vinyl with impressive detail and loads of shadowy highlights.
There are some interactive options when posing this figure. The main head “pincers” can open and close. And the array of smaller claws behind the head are each individually poseable. Spread them out. Retract them. Or aim them in all directions like the jittery mandibles of real insect.
At nearly 15 inches tall, the Large Monster Series Legion is a monster of a figure. It towers 7 inches taller than its companion figure, the Large Monster Series Gamera 1996 which was released in June of 2015. It’s even 3 1/2 inches taller that the larger figures in the 30cm Series!
As for length… get this: it’s 22 1/2 inches long; almost two feet!
STANDARDS AND RICS
There will be both versions available. The Ric Boy exclusive edition will come with a light gimmick. As far as I can recall, the only options for lighting Legion are its blue eyes (red when angry) and the “nub” between his eyes which fires one of his energy weapons. But, is that really enough of a reason to dish out an additional $85? Hopefully, X-Plus has something more exciting up its sleeve.
The Large Monster Series Daiei Special Effects Edition Legion vinyl figure is yet another amazing achievement by X-Plus. It will surely be the ultimate, movie-accurate Legion collectible you can get. And it will make your collection shine!
(Please Note: X-Plus previously released a Legion vinyl many years ago. It’s smaller and nowhere near as detailed as this. If you go shopping for this new release, make sure you don’t get suckered into getting that older version because of shady product titles and descriptions!)
GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the X-Plus Daiei Large Monster Series Gamera 1996, 大怪獣シリーズ 大映特撮編 「ガメラ（1996年版） ガメラ対レギオン」 vinyl figure.
And, once I have to say, WOW! Everett Grondin is getting really good at video reviews. He gets right to the point and packs it with information and insight.
See more videos at GodzillaFanFreaks Youtube Channel.
And see the Kaiju Addicts Gamera 1996 Review which also holds links to even more resources and reviews for this figure.
When X-Plus announced its Daiei Large Monster Series Gamera 1996 vinyl figure, I was surprised. Up until now they’ve been making Heisei Gamera figures in the 30cm Series and Show Gamera in the smaller Large Monster Series (25cm). But it was a nice surprise. Just one look and you’ll see this is a pretty badass vinyl. It’s based on the 1996 movie Gamera 2: Attack of Legion.
Like it’s taller 30cm brother, this figure is pretty much dead on. It came as both standard and Ric Boy exclusive versions. This review is on the latter.