Four new X-Plus Godzilla North American (Diamond) Vinyl Reissues are now up for Pre-order! You can pre-order any of these right now from me through Flossie's Gifts & Collectibles or your favorite online toy dealer. You can also ask your Local Comic Store to order one for you. Help them find it by using the Item Codes listed below. 12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975 • Item Code: JAN178436 • SRP: $230 • Pre-order at Flossie's for $140 • Expected Ship Date: August 30, 2017 12in Series Godzilla 1954 "Train Biter" • Item Code: JAN178434 • SRP: $230 • Pre-order at Flossie's for $140 • Expected Ship Date: August 30, 2017 12in Series Battra Larva • Item Code: JAN178433 • SRP: $230 • Pre-order at Flossie's for $140 • Expected Ship Date: September 27, 2017 12in Series Godzilla 1992 Yuji Sakai Version • Item Code: JAN178435 • SRP: $230 • Pre-order at Flossie's for $179.99 • Expected Ship Date: September 27, 2017
The Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus really does look like it literally flew out of the movie and onto your shelf. It’s based on Rodan’s second film appearance as seen in Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, 三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦 (1964). What makes this a monster of a figure is its nearly two-foot-long wingspan. It stands in perfect scale with his buddy, the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1964. And it is a marvel of sculpting, texture and paint. It was originally released in Japan way back in 2012. It was reissued for the North American market (through Diamond Distributors) in June 2016 as the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Rodan 1964 giving collectors who missed out another chance at grabbing this amazing vinyl. This review was made with the 2016 North American (Diamond) Reissue. Click Here for the Review! […]
Nick Adam, from The Monster Report unboxes the 30cm Series Rodan 1964 North American (Diamond) Reissue released in early 2016. This figure is still available. You can grab one from (through Flossie's) for $149 or at your local comic store. See more of Nick's video's at his Youtube Channel: The Monster Report.
MONSTROSITIES: Tokusatsu Vlog takes a look at the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2003 RIC Exclusive and the Toho 30cm Series Kiryu 2003 Exclusive. This actually came out in 2015 but I've only just discovered it. See more of their videos at their YouTube Channel.
Rich Eso reviews the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1992 東宝30cmシリーズ 酒井ゆうじ造形コレクション ゴジラ1992 丹沢進撃. • See more content from Rich at his website: www.FreshVinylHQ.com.
TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. PHOTOS: X-PLUS After its second showing at NYCC this week (the first showing being at SDCC earlier), this guy shows up for pre-order in North America. Meet the Godzilla 12in Series Godzilla 1999 2K Millennium Version 2 vinyl figure by X-Plus. The "Godzilla 12in Series" is the name for the North American releases which are distributed from Diamond. If this had come out in Japan first (and it still might??), it would have been called the "Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 etc." This figure originally came from a previously released kit. Many collectors say that it's from the KOC soft vinyl kit which was released in 1999. But it looks like it may also be based on the resin kit by M-Arts which came out in 2007. Firstly, you'll note that this thing looks fucking suh'weet in this photo. It's not quite as accurate as X-Plus' first release, but the dynamic pose is a welcome change to the vinyl status quo. But this photo doesn't tell the whole story. SHORTY Diamond lists no height for it yet. But, it's obviously short as you can see from this photo from NYCC. PHOTO: JORDAN CHIN It's on the far left. I'd be surprised if it even reaches 10 inches tall. It dips well below the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 which, as you know, is already short for the series. In the figure's favor is the fact that it's crouching forward somewhat drastically. THE LEAN The figure also seems to have a wicked lean to it. One more pronounced than the one on the 30cm Series Varan. Look at it from any other angle than the one posted on the top of [...]
TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD. PHOTOS: X-PLUS X-Plus and master sculptor Yuji Sakai are teaming up again to bring us yet another fantastic Godzilla vinyl. News of the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 1992 Tanzawa March (東宝30cmシリーズ 酒井ゆうじ造形コレクション ゴジラ1992 丹沢進撃 ) vinyl figure surprisingly broke first at Japanese retailer, Hobby Search. X-Plus' Ric Boy site has yet to mention it. They have a page for it in the works; it's just not ready to go live yet. This sculpt comes from 1992's Godzilla vs. Mothra (ゴジラvsモスラ). As usual, Sakai sculpted this not only to fit the movie but a particular scene. After the first battle between Godzilla and Battra at sea, both are sucked into an underwater fissure in the Philippine Trench. Godzilla then swims up a lava stream and emerges from Mount Fuji. From there he marches over the Tanzawa Mountains (丹沢山地) to Yokahama and then finally to Tokyo where he resumes his battle with the big bugs. This new figure is posed to match a scene during Godzilla's battle with Self-Defense Force tanks and masers in the Tanzawa mountains. If you have the movie on DVD, set it to play at 1 hour, 16 minutes. That's the scene. SIZING UP WITH BATTRA Yuji Sakai's original resin version of this figure stands 29.5cm but X-Plus' vinyl version will be a bit shorter. They had to cast the prototype in wax in order to make a new mold. This process will reduce its height to about 27cm. Because of this, the figure will be a little short next to the Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva. But it should be fine as long as you're not a scale freak like me. If you [...]
Daiei 30cm Series Daimajin 大映30㎝シリーズ 大魔神 少年リック限定版 X-Plus has released several Daimajin figures in the Large Monster Series in the past. But the great statue has finally stepped into the Daiei 30cm Series! Daimajin (大魔神) was a film trilogy set in feudal Japan put out by the Daiei Film Company in 1966. All three movies featured a "great demon god" in the form of a statue embedded in the side of a mountain. The actions of evil men soon increase the great statue's rage and prompts it to come to life and exact its revenge and dish out some badass justice. If you haven't seen these movies: check them out! Imagine mixing Kurosawa and Harryhausen together. That's Daimajin! This new Ric Boy figure will come with an impressive array of features and extras. Included are 5 alternate hands with which to interact with the included sword, metal chain, hook, spike (nail?), a mini Tsurukichi figure and a "god of military arts" face. The shoulder joints, hidden below flaps of armor, can be articulated. And perhaps most impressive of all, the position of the eyes can be changed! Too many options? Pick them all! Just change the figure every few months and you've got a fresh display. Holy shit, okay, really, sign me the hell up! This figure is a Japanese release and will be sold only in Japan. Preorders for the Daiei 30cm Series Daimajin will open soon. There is no price to report yet. It is expected to ship in late November. This new offering seems set to become the ultimate Daimajin figure. • See the 30cm Series Daimajin at the X-Plus Ric Boy site. X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 (Freeze Version) ギガンティックシリーズ ゴジラ1995 凍結ver. 少年リック限定商品 The [...]
The Toho 30cm Series Kiryu (2003) 東宝30cmシリーズ 「３式機龍（2003版）」 vinyl was first released by X-Plus in 2013. It was "re-issued" in the Summer of 2014 as a polyresin Real Master Collection version. Hold on, there's more. In the summer of 2014, the vinyl was released yet again. This time with an alternate battle damaged head and other tweaks. X-Plus' take on the Machine Dragon is back yet again. This time as the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Mechagodzilla 2003. This new batch is strictly for the North American market and will be distributed stateside via Diamond Distributors. Pre-orders opened back in August of 2015. It's been a long, long wait. Now, it's finally on its way. Diamond will begin shipping the new Kiryu figures to retailers on Monday, September 19. If you've placed an order from an online store, you should be getting a charge soon, and big box in the mail! If you ordered from Flossie's Gifts & Collectibles: your order will be charged early next week and shipping will begin on Thursday, September 22. If you ordered from your local comic store: time to give them a call! • Click here to see my review of the original Kiryu release. • Click here to order the X-Plus 30cm Series Kiryu from Flossie's. • Click here for the X-Plus Diamond and Bluefin North American figure release schedule.
Matt Jacobson, a.k.a. Gojira851 reviews the 30cm Series Godzilla 1964 (Diamond Reissue) vinyl figure by X-Plus. See more of his videos at Gojira851's YouTube Channel.
Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 Ric Boy vinyl figure by X-Plus. See more of Leslie's reviews at his YouTube Channel.
THE NEW SHINJUKU VERSION (LEFT) AND THE ORIGINAL RELEASE (RIGHT). PHOTO: X-PLUS 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 [...]