The Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 by X-Plus was released in September 2015, not with the expected accolades and praise but with controversy and sometimes even ire. The main reason for this was a muddled head sculpt, so smothered in paint that it more resembled an inexpensive Bandai figure than a high-end X-Plus. I admit I was one of the first to get really disappointed. But, so much of the Large Monster Series Burning Godzilla is good. REALLY good. That’s why I was so pissed off at that face peering at me from inside the box. Why did something so good have to get ruined with that face? I’ve since found that I just had to get over it and focus on the positive. I’m kind of over it. It is what it is. There is still a LOT to like about it. And, it’s not like we’re getting another DesuGoji any time soon. So if you want Burning Godzilla in your collection — your proper, movie-accurate collection — you’ll have to pick this one up. Click Here for the Review! […]
Diego Doom reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure. See more of Diego Doom on his YouTube Channel.
X-Plus has just opened the preorder window on the Toho Large Monster Series Destoroyah (東宝大怪獣シリーズ デストロイア) just in time to make it in for the 20th Anniversary of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (ゴジラvsデストロイア)! I am literally at a loss for words. Just LOOK at that sculpt! This thing is OFF the Awesome Charts. The figure is 34cm (13.3 inches) tall and they made a point to mention that even though this figure is a part of the Large Monster Series, it easily takes up the same space as a 30cm series figure. (Although, technically, a 30cm Series Destroyah would be even bigger.) IN THEIR OWN WORLD Speaking of size and scale, they showed an image of the upcoming red baddie with the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 which was released last month. The scale between the two figures look to be about right. But, since the Godzilla '95 is significantly taller than other Goji's in the series, these two, technically, are out of scale with the rest of the family. This may not be an issue for you if you plan to pair these two fantastic figures up. Destroyah is going to demand more airspace than most other figures and so you'll likely be finding a separate place to display this famous confrontation. HARD WINGS Destroyah's four wings will apparently be made with injection molded hard PVC, just like both Mothra Imagos. I think I really like that. These wings will be impervious to deformation caused by summer heat. They will come detached in the box and will need to be inserted. I am really, really curious how this is going to work. I wonder if the connection points will also be made of PVC nestled [...]
X-Plus has just announced the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ゴジラ1995」 少年リック限定版) vinyl figure on their Ric Boy site. The figure is listed as being 26cm (10.2 inches) tall, although further down the page they say that it will be between 25 and 26cm. Click on the above photo for a big, hi-res version! Note: these shots are of an early version of the figure and the obvious seams will likely be filled and concealed on the main production run. Also note the OUTSTANDING appearance of the burning patch on the figure's chest. It has the same AWESOME look as the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995. DAMN, THIS LOOKS GOOD! (Again, click the above photo for a really large look at a higher res version. Take a good look at the head sculpt while you do! The Godzilla 1995 Ric Boy will come with a light gimmick. All of the fiery patches on his chest, belly and thighs will ignite with LED light. But it doesn't end there! Godzilla's eyes will also be ablaze when you flick that power switch! Even though it hasn't been shown, X-Plus tells me "of course" the fins will light up as well. This figure will likely take top spot as X-Plus figure with the most spectacular light gimmick. (I'm sure this is one figure many collectors will be turning on a LOT more than other light-up figures.) Perhaps the extra lights and work required to insert them is part of the reason for this figure's INSANELY high price tag. The Ric will set you back ¥25,920 (currently $206.35). Yeah, you read that right. It's going to be a 25cm Series figure with a 30cm Series price tag! (Price [...]
WOAH! An early model of the upcoming Toho Large Monster Series Destroyah vinyl figure by X-Plus is now on display at the Amazing Japan Model Expo 2015. Looks freaking impressive even without paint! And, it looks to be pretty big seeing as how it's eye to eye with the upcoming Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014. (Also on display are the first five entries of X-Plus' 4-inch Godzilla Kaiju Museum figures.)
I had a little fun with the S.H. MonsterArts Godzilla 1995, one of the Destroyah Evolution Pack Crabs and little Photoshop!