X-Plus Biollante Bluefin Reissue now expected in December 2016
X-Plus King Ghidorah Bluefin Reissue will be here in 2-3 weeks
The North American reissues of the X-Plus Large Monster Series Biollante and Large Monster Series King Ghidorah vinyl figures, to be put out through Bluefin Distribution, have had several setbacks with release. They were originally expected to arrive last July.
The problem started when X-Plus visited the factory and became unsatisfied with one of the aspects of the Biollante figure’s production. In an effort to put out the best product that they can, they ordered the run to be corrected.
Meanwhile the King Ghidorah figures passed inspection and sat quietly, waiting for the new Bio’s to be completed so that they could be shipped together to Bluefin in the U.S.
Bluefin Distribution pressed X-Plus about this issue just as much as end collectors pressed their stores. They are aware of the commitment they’ve made to X-Plus fans and have, at least, arranged to have the King Ghidorah figures ship on their own, ahead of Biollante.
Actually, King Ghidorah has already been at sea for two weeks now. If the ship is met with continued calm seas, it could be here in only two weeks. Any rough weather or encounters with sea kaiju could double that time.
As for Biollante: her new expected release date is December 2016. Yes, two more months. Aargh! But, please don’t be angry with Bluefin. They’re just as frustrated as all of us.
Factory time in China is hard to come by and the schedules are packed tight. The reworking of Biollante was probably squeezed into the schedule at the earliest date possible.
I know two more months of waiting is disappointing. But you will be floored when you do get this beast of a vinyl.
As for King Ghidorah, you can clear a space on your shelves now. Everyone’s favorite uchuu kaiju will soon be landing!