Is it real? Or is it X-Plus? No, you're not looking at a screenshot from 1967's Son of Godzilla. Sam Torres, diorama maker, toy photographer and X-Plus collector, has done a great job of making the next best thing. He's brought his Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1967 and his Large Monster Series Kamacuras (both by X-Plus) together in a great shot which looks like it could be a frame from the movie.
William Schmeiske, on his Youtube channel Godzilla 65, reviews the Toho Large Monster Series 'Son of Godzilla' Commemorative Set by X-Plus. This set was released at Wonder Festival 2016 (Summer) in Japan and includes reissues of the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1967 and Minya. Also included is a slightly reworked reissue of the Toho Large Monster Series Kumonga. The original release had purple eyes to match the eyes as they appeared throughout most of the movie. There were times, though, where Kumonga's eyes had gone red as they are in this set. William also places this set beside the Large Monster Series Kamacuras released last year. Together, all four figures complete X-Plus' Son of Godzilla, 怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子 (1967) kaiju line-up.
Wonder Festival Commemorative Toho Large Monster Series 'Son of Godzilla' Set, 東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ゴジラの息子」セット X-Plus has announced even more reissues! This upcoming set will include the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1967, Minya 1967 and Kumonga 1967... all in one box!!! RED EYES Update: X-Plus just released photo of the set and, for some reason, Kumonga has red eyes. (?) I don't remember this guy ever having red eyes. I could be wrong, of course. But even if he did at one point, most of the time (probably 90% of the time) they were purple. Not sure I like this. Anyway, it's being put together specially for Summer Wonder Festival 2016 (garage kit convention) which will take place Sunday, July 24 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. Don't get excited yet. These sets will be more difficult to get than usual. Only 200 sets will be made. 100 of them will be available at Wonder Festival. I believe they may be limited to only one per customer. Another 80 sets will later be sold to winners of an online lottery which will take place soon at the X-Plus Shounen Ric webstore. The final 20 sets will be made available at the Amazing Model Expo which will be held August 13. The price will be ¥30,000 ($286 USD). Good luck to all who will pursue this set. Especially those who have already preordered the upcoming Large Monster Series Kamacuras or Kamacuras set. We'll now have a complete Son of Godzilla lineup on our shelves! • You can see more photos of the Son of Godzilla Set at the Ric Boy site. • See the Kaiju Addicts Large Monster Series Kumonga Review.
Rich Eso reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla 1967 vinyl figure. This figure is sort of near the bottom of my want list, but as usual, Rich's video has made me want it more! Visit Rich's website at www.FreshVinylHQ.com.