Full Review: Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 2000 by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1999 Vinyl Figure.

The Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 1999 is big, bad and sharp. While not as large, and certainly no where near as massive, as the first 2 entries in the series, this figure still dwarfs the 30cm Series. It’s smaller… but it’s not small.

At first it seems to carry on the tradition of very heavy Gigantic Series stylization, this figure is actually dead accurate for what it is: a conceptual design which preceded the suit. It’s extremely detailed and intricate.

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By |2018-04-03T04:43:13-04:00June 28th, 2016|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews, REVIEWS|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Exclusive High Resolution Photos of Upcoming X-Plus Diamond Re-issues at SciFi Japan

Close-up of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 from SciFi Japan.

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!

By |2017-05-28T07:57:35-04:00June 11th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Exclusive High Resolution Photos of Upcoming X-Plus Diamond Re-issues at SciFi Japan

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1999 (2000) Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 1999 (2000) Ric Boy vinyl figure.

See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:43-04:00November 29th, 2015|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1999 (2000) Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Diego Doom Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Figure by X-Plus

Diego Doom reviews the X-Plus Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1999 (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム) vinyl figure.

See more of Diego Doom on his YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:44-04:00October 24th, 2015|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Diego Doom Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Shows Off Gigantic Godzilla 2000 and Legion at Summer Wonder Festival 2015

The X-Plus table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

X-Plus proved that it’s got the goods at the 2015 Summer Wonder Festival, ワンダーフェスティバル held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba today (July 26, 2015). And it looks like we’re in store for some fantastic releases in the coming months!

Starting on the left is our first good view of the upcoming Legion displayed with the Large Monster Series Gamera 1996 which you already have (or wish like hell you had now). Further down stands the new Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2000 followed by the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 which will hit shelves next month. (Make sure you grab this ’95 now while you can; Destroyah will be arriving later this year!)

LEGION

Closer view of the Large Monster Series Legion on the X-Plus table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

This Large Monster Series Legion figure (from Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, ガメラ2 レギオン襲来) looks like it’s going to be a shelf-buster like Biollante, King Ghidorah 1968 and the upcoming Destroyah. It towers over the 25cm Series Gamera 1996 as well it should… but by this much? Time to pop the movie in and have a look.

UPDATE: Here’s a new angle!

Another view of the Large Monster Series Legion on the X-Plus table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

Too tall or not, SIGN ME UP RIGHT NOW!

GODZILLA 2000

Closer view of the Gigantic Series 2000 Godzilla 2000 with orange fins.

Next up is the Toho Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 2000. You can get more information on this already discussed figure on my previous post here.

Here, we can get a glimpse of how well this sculpt translated into vinyl. As for those fins: I’m not sure but it seems to be the general consensus on the X-Plus Kaiju Collectors Club Facebook Group, that this represents Godzilla powering up for a blast of atomic breath (which was, indeed, orange in the movie.) We also think that this orange-finned figure will be the Ric Boy version. I say that because…

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 2000 on display at Yuji Sakai's table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

A more standard, purple-finned version of the X-Plus figure was on display at Yuji Sakai’s table in the same room. Methinks I’ll be gettin’ this one!

KIRYU 2002

Finally, the 50 units of the awesome vinyl version of the Toho 30cm Series Kiryu 2002 Ric Boy (with blue backpack) sold out at the show. The web lottery for the remaining 50 units should start soon. Keep watching the Ric Boy site for that to begin. More on Kiryu 2002 on my previous post here.

Note: I really don’t know the source of these photos since they’re plastered everywhere now. If I used on of your pics, please let me know and I’ll add a photo credit below it.

So, what do you think? Are you getting Legion? Getting Godzilla 2000? If so, which version? Are you preparing for a face-off with Destroyah later this year and getting the Godzilla 1995 next month? Are you going for the Kiryu 2002? Let us know in the Comments below (and be entered for a chance to win a free Kaiju Addicts Photo Book (details to come)).

By |2017-05-28T07:57:47-04:00July 26th, 2015|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2000 Announced

Clip of a publication announcing the X-Plus Gigantic Series Sakai Godzilla 2000.

X-Plus just announced a new entry into the Gigantic Series and it’s about bloody time! Meet the Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collecting Godzilla 2000!

This is not based off the suit from the movie Godzilla 2000: Millennium (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム) but rather a design from conceptual artist Shinji Nishikawa, the man responsible for making the initial designs for many Heisei and Millennium kaijus. The sculpt, of course, comes from the great Yuji Sakai.

I first saw this news when collector Brian Jow posted the photo above on the X-Plus Kaiju Collectors Club Facebook Group. (BTW, if you want X-Plus news as quick as possible, JOIN THIS GROUP! We have agents everywhere!) I do not know which publication this is, but I have some friends in Japan trying to find out. If you recognize it, please contact me and let me know by email or in the comments.

If you want a better look at the figure and have the Yuji Sakai Dream Evolution book, the resin version is on Page 19.

Hell, let’s get a better look now:

39cm Yuji Sakai sculpt of Godzilla 2000 Nishikawa design.

Yeah, I’m feelin’ this one! But, keep in mind the photo above is of the Resin version. We’re sure to loose some detail in the vinyl version.

Collector Dell Champagne Martinez used his Japanese powers to translate the text from the original photo. It reads:

X-Plus Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Gojira 2000 Millennium. It will be released in September and the price is yet to be determined. Limited sales.
It faithfully reproduces Shinji Nishikawa’s 2 dimensional design with the sharp dorsal fins and rows of teeth, in three dimensions. Height is approximately 400 millimeters. Prototype supervision by Yūji Sakai.

400 millimeters is 40cm, or 15.74 inches. Hmm. Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 is 18.5 inches tall. This new figure will be about 3 inches shorter than GBG, and only about 4 inches taller than the 30cm Series. But, don’t get so disappointed, that’s still a pretty BIG figure! The higher it is, the wider it is, and the overall more bulk it has. Don’t worry, it will certainly command attention.

Full shot of the 39cm Yuji Sakai sculpt of Godzilla 2000 Nishikawa design.

Also, note how the tail is raised off the ground; a Sakai trademark I’m beginning to dislike. Looks like this figure will need a base to support the tail like the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001.

As for price… I’m almost afraid to know what it will be. Gigantic Series figures have hefty price tags. Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection figures also have hefty price tags. Put the two together and I fear we’ll have a price so high that most of us will have significant trouble being able to cover. We’ll have to wait and see.

Oh, and did you notice something interesting? The Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection is no longer confined to the 30cm Series. I wonder if we’ll get even more different sizes in the future. Time to pull out your Yuji Sakai Dream Evolution book and flip through for possibilities. You can get a copy at Flossie’s while they last.

So, what do you think? Do you want to go after this figure? Chime in with a comment below and be automatically entered for a chance to win a Free Kaiju Addict Photo Book (details to come).

By |2017-05-28T07:57:48-04:00July 24th, 2015|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |17 Comments

Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 vinyl figure by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 from Godzilla 2000: Millennium. This figure was released in 2013. Leslie looks at both the Standard and Ric Boy versions.

See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:55-04:00January 24th, 2015|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 vinyl figure by X-Plus