Will February and March bring an Unprecedented Double Tsunami of X-Plus?

Graphic: X-Plus Tsunami.

We’re set to get hit with NINE Diamond Reissues in February and March. That’s if their release dates stick. Read on to learn about the big X-Plus crunch which may be headed our way to turn our wallets to dust.

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By | 2017-12-21T20:06:08+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: |Comments Off on Will February and March bring an Unprecedented Double Tsunami of X-Plus?

X-Plus Godzilla 1954 and Mechagodzilla 1975 releasing next week; Train Biter already sold out at Diamond!

X-Plus 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biter and Mechagodzilla 1975 vinyl figures.

The North American reissues of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biter and the 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 vinyl figures by X-Plus will arrive in U.S. stores on Wednesday, October 4.

If you’ve already placed your order with us at Flossie’s, expect to have your order charged on Monday or Tuesday (Oct. 2-3, 2017). We will begin shipping them out on Thursday.

DIAMOND ALREADY SOLD OUT OF TRAIN BITERS!
Diamond Distributors is already sold out of the Godzilla 1954 figure. If you haven’t placed your order already, you will NOT be able to do so at Comic Stores as usual. The only stock left will be in the hands of stores and retailers who already ordered them ahead of time.

I’ve been saying for some time now: Diamond will not be stocking up high with X-Plus extras now and in the future. The chance of missing out is much higher now, so make sure your pre-order early from a store you trust!

We have some preorder slots still available for both figures at Flossie’s.

• Order the X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biter at Flossie’s for $149.

• Order the X-Plus 12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975 at Flossie’s for $149.

By | 2017-09-28T22:57:13+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Godzilla 1954 and Mechagodzilla 1975 releasing next week; Train Biter already sold out at Diamond!

Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 vinyl gets added to new Diamond line-up

Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 by X-Plus to be sold by Diamond in the U.S.
PHOTO: JOHN STANOWSKI / KAIJU ADDICTS

The Toho Large Monster Series Anguirus 1968 vinyl figure from X-Plus has just been added to the North American re-issue line-up by Diamond Distributors. And it’s now going to be one of the first ones we get as it’s due out this March…

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By | 2017-09-20T14:58:16+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 vinyl gets added to new Diamond line-up

Full Review: X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Version 2 (Diamond) Previews Exclusive vinyl figure

X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Ver. 2 vinyl figure review by Kaiju Addicts.

The 12in Series Godzilla 1999 Ver. 2 Previews Exclusive vinyl figure does have a few issues. It’s short. The fins are a bit too vibrant. And its marching pose makes him appear to be leaning from several angles.

But it ain’t all bad. This figure has a movie-accurate sculpt which skillfully incorporates little details casual viewers aren’t even aware of (including me!). It has a fantastic, dynamic pose which accurately captures the spirit of Tom Kitagawa and the G2K suit.

Having spent time with this figure for this review, I can’t imagine not having it on my shelves. It may not be the best. But, it’s certainly no where even near the worst. Plus, it makes for a great stand-in for a Godzilla vs. Megaguirus Godzilla.

It’s definitely a keeper and worth getting.

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By | 2017-11-03T21:24:07+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 (2000) Version 2 (Diamond) Previews Exclusive vinyl figure

New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Diamond Reissue

X-Plus 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roaring Version.

The 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Diamond Reissue by X-Plus was originally set to be released on July 26. The date has been moved forward and will now be in stores on July 19, 2017.

If you still need to pre-order / order this big guy, we have them at Flossie’s for $149.

By | 2017-07-17T01:50:59+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2014 Diamond Reissue

New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2000 Ver. 2

X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 1999 2K Millennium Ver. 2.

The 12in Series Godzilla 2000 Ver. 2 Diamond Reissue from X-Plus was previously set to be released this month.

The release date for this figure has been pushed back two months. You can expect it to be in stores on September 9, 2017.

Despite the delay, it still won’t be long for this one. If you still need to pre-order one, you can do so at Flossie’s for $139.

By | 2017-07-17T01:45:04+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New Date for X-Plus 12in Series Godzilla 2000 Ver. 2

X-Plus 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II (1993) to be Reissued through Diamond

Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Mechagodzilla (1993 Version) vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The new announcements for North American releases from X-Plus and Diamond just keep coming.

X-Plus’ Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II (1993) was only just announced for a Japanese release not that long ago and is due out any time now. And, before we can even get our hands on the first release, pre-orders have opened for a North American (Diamond) Reissue.

Keep in mind this will be the Standard only. The Super Mechagodzilla configuration with Garuda will not be offered. (Although, X-Plus did give us a Gigan 2004 reissue and then later another Gigan 2004 reissue with all of the RIC parts, so who knows? Maybe they’ll double dip again.)

This reissue is called the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Godzilla VS Mechagodzilla II ’93 Version.

Diamond’s SRP is $180. As usual, you’ll be able to order one for less at your favorite online toy store or local comic shop.

Preorders are open at Flossie’s for $149.

The “safe” deadline for dealers is August 4, 2017. If you and your store get them ordered before then, you’ll be guaranteed to get one. If your store orders extra figures before that date, you’ll be able to pre-order them after the deadline.

The current expected ship date for this figure is January 3, 2018. (Date may change.)

See my post about the Japanese release here.

By | 2017-06-25T12:12:39+00:00 June 24th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus 30cm Series Mechagodzilla II (1993) to be Reissued through Diamond

X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Release coming to U.S.

Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus.
PHOTOS: JOHN STANOWSKI / KAIJU ADDICTS. GODZILLA TM & © TOHO CO.,LTD.

Your second chance to own the ultimate KingGoji collectible has arrived!

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 vinyl figure by X-Plus is to be re-issued for the United States and Canadian markets.

Licensed only for North America, it will be available to comic stores and online retailers exclusively from Diamond Distributors.

Many collectors consider this vinyl to be one of X-Plus’ very best efforts. Sculpted by Gigantic Series regular, Ryu Oyama, this magnificent beast is a work of art.

And, it’s huge! The figure stands 18 inches (45.7cm) tall and has a footspan of 16 inches (40.6cm)! It’s tail curls around the body to save room on the shelf (and in the box) but even that is a 25 inch (63.5cm) span from left foot to tail. It weighs nearly 7 pounds.

Need a visual to appreciate its size?

Jon Harald Aspheim

Steve Harron

Nice, huh? You’ll need two hands to big this badass up.

THE PRICE
Diamond lists a suggested retail price of $499.99. That’s a pretty steep climb from the Japanese standard release which was $325 at Hobby Search. But those original figures had only to cross the East China Sea to get to Japan. The boat ride to Diamond is going to be a lot longer.

You should shop around for a good price for this one. Some retailers are bound to offer them and more reasonable rates.

RELEASE DATE
Diamond currently lists an expecting shipping date of February 2018. That’s 8 months from now! At least you’ll have time to save up for it.

WHERE TO ORDER
Diamond would like to encourage you to order through your local comic shop. Ask the guy behind the counter to look it up by it’s Diamond Previews Exclusive name, “Gigantic Series Godzilla vs King Kong Godzilla Fig 1962 Ver.” (Yes, I know. The got the name of the movie wrong. It’s really King Kong vs. Godzilla.).

You could also have them look it up by its current Item Code: MAY178196. Be aware that that code will likely change to a new one at some point.

FLOSSIE’S
Hell, yeah, we’ll have this available at Flossie’s! Keep watching our online store at www.GetXPlus.com.

PRE-ORDER DEADLINE
The “safety net deadline” for retailers to place orders for this figure is August 28, 2017. Any orders from retailers placed after that date will still probably be filled. But there’s no guarantee there will be enough to go around. Diamond isn’t loading up on extra X-Plus stock as much as it has in the past. So to be safe, get your order in before August 28. And make sure the store you order from places their order in to Diamond before August 28 as well.

Kaiju Addicts Full Review: Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 Vinyl by X-Plus.

WANNA SEE MORE?
I reviewed the original release of this figure back in March. There is a ton of photos and useful information at www.kaijuaddicts.com/full-review-gigantic-series-godzilla-1962-vinyl-figure-by-x-plus/

By | 2017-07-10T18:40:56+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

The Godzilla Files Reviews the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1991 by X-Plus

William Fett of The Godzilla Files reviews the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1991 Hokkaido Version (東宝30cmシリーズ 酒井ゆうじ造形コレクション
ゴジラ1991「ギドゴジ北海道バージョン」 ) North American (Diamond) Reissue vinyl figure by X-Plus.

• See more content from William at his The Godzilla Files YouTube Channel.

By | 2017-07-10T22:40:21+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The Godzilla Files Reviews the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1991 by X-Plus

Four New X-Plus Diamond Reissues Now Up for Pre-orders

Four new X-Plus North American reissues are now up for pre-order.

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

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Four New X-Plus Diamond Reissues Now Up for Pre-orders

12in Series Godzilla 2004 North American Re-issue to Arrive Next Week

12 Inch Series Godzilla 2004 Diamond Reissue.

Final Wars 30cm Series Godzilla 2004 by X-Plus is Getting Released This Month

The latest in a series of X-Plus re-issues licensed for North America has just arrived at Diamond Distributors in the U.S.

The PX Exclusive 12in Series Godzilla 2004 is a re-issue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2004 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ゴジラ (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ 2004版)」) vinyl figure which was originally released in Japan in 2013 and again in 2015 in a Wonder Festival exclusive version.

The figure is 11 inches tall and features a super-accurate sculpt of Godzilla from Final Wars.

Diamond is processing the shipment of 2004’s now. It’s my guess they will arrive at Flossie’s and other stores on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. It’s not too late to place an order!

• REVIEW: For more photos of the original release, See my Godzilla 2004 Review here.
• PRE-ORDER: You can order this from Kaiju Addicts via Flossie’s for $139.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 12in Series Godzilla 2004 North American Re-issue to Arrive Next Week

Diamond Reveals New, Upcoming X-Plus Re-issues coming to North America

New X-Plus Reissues announced at Toy Fair.

Today at the Toy Fair trade show in New York, Diamond Distributors revealed the next set of X-Plus vinyl figures slated for North American release. These figures are reissues of Japanese releases, now licensed for sale only in the United States and Canada.

Please note that all of the Toho 30cm Series re-issues for North America have been re-named the “Godzilla 12in Series.”

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 Trainbiter and Godzilla 2014 Blue Fins Version figures by X-Plus are set to be reissued in North America.

12in Series Godzilla 1954 “Train Biter”

This crazy awesome piece was originally released in March 2016. It features a monochrome paint scheme and stylized sculpt of the original King of Monsters chomping on a train. At 11.5 inches tall, it’s noticeably shorter than the rest of the figures in this series.

It’s X-Plus’ first stylized piece in the 30cm Series, but don’t let that scare you away. If you’ll pardon the anathema, this sculpt improves on the 1954 design. But, yes, if you are an accuracy freak you might want to skip this one. But you’d be missing out on some serious badassery.

Pre-order the 12in Series Godzilla 1954 Train Biter at Flossie’s.

12in Series Godzilla 2014 “Blue Fin Emission Version”

The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 “Roar Version” was first released in Japan in February 2016. It has the same sculpt as the original Godzilla 2014 which X-Plus put out in July 2015, but with an upturned head in a roaring pose.

This “roar” version also sports translucent fins tinted blue to mimic their look when charging up for a puff of atomic breath. The figure’s pose makes it 13 inches tall and one of the tallest in the series.

The original sculpt with regular black fins is already set to come out from Diamond in June and can be pre-ordered now.

More information and photos on both versions can be seen in my reviews of the Japanese releases:
Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus
Quick Review: Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 Roar Version Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

The Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 and Kiryu 2003 by X-Plus are set to be reissued in North America.

12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975

X-Plus originally released the Toho 30cm Series Mechagodzilla 1975 just last year in August. And, now everyone will get another crack at him. This awesome, awesome, awesome figure, based on his second appearance in Terror of Mechagodzilla offers a rougher sculpt and shinier paint than on the 1974 version and doesn’t need a base to stand like the ’74 does.

It has articulation in the jaw, head, neck, shoulders, hips and feet. And it will look great next to your 12in Series Titanosaurus which Diamond released early last year (and is set to appear again — another batch of Titano’s are on their way here right now!)

Pre-order the 12in Series Mechagodzilla 1975 at Flossie’s.

12in Series Mechagodzilla 2002 (Kiryu)

X-Plus first released their Kiryu 2002, complete with blue jet and cannon pack as a resin piece way back in 2012. It was later released, in vinyl this time, as a very limited Summer Wonder Festival Exclusive in 2015. Not so exclusive anymore, eh?

It will have articulation in only the shoulders and wrists. Trust me, this thing is amazing. Even if you’re not big on Kiryu, this figure just might win you over.

I could be wrong but I think the blue jet pack can not be removed. If you want a clean-look Kiryu, you can order the 2003 version. It’s available to order and ship right now from stores in the U.S. and Canada.

I can offer only more info and photos of the the 2003 version (no back pack). The two figures are so similar, it’s worth a look:
FULL REVIEW: X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Kiryu Vinyl Figure

The Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva and Gigan 2004 "Rebuilt" figures by X-Plus are set to be reissued in North America.

12in Series Battra Larva

Based on 1992’s Godzilla vs. Mothra, the Toho 30cm Series Battra Larva was first unleashed in early summer 2016. It’s 12inches tall from the tip of its translucent horn and a whopping 21 inches long! It may not see eye to eye with Godzilla, but this thing is BIG!

I would not be surprised if this figure breaks Diamond’s current $200 SRP ceiling.

Match this figure up with the 12in Series Godzilla 1992 (which is available in the U.S. right now). Or, if you want to be really accurate, with the Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1991 (Expected to be released by Diamond this April) since that was actually the suit used in the fight sequence at sea while Battra was still in its larval stage.

Pre-order the 12in Series Battra at Flossie’s.

12in Series Gigan 2004

Talk about double dipping! The Toho 30cm Series Gigan 2004 (from Godzilla: Final Wars) was reissued by X-Plus and Diamond just last year. X-Plus is now set to release the same figure again, but with it’s RIC exclusive alternate parts: the second head and it’s buzzsaw arms permanently attached.

The earlier stage of Gigan 2004, with its first head and more classic-style, bladed arms is available to purchase right now from stores in the U.S. and Canada.

Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 1992 Tanzawa March vinyl figure by X-Plus.

12in Series Godzilla 1992 Yuji Sakai Version

Although I don’t have a photo of it on display at Toy Fest, the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1992 will also be reissued. This was just released in Japan last November.

Pre-order the 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1992 at Flossie’s.

Here is a quick gallery of bigger, cleaner shots of the figures.

There is no word yet on price or expected release dates for any of these figures. But what’s the rush? We’ve got Diamond Reissues already releasing every month now through July.

Keep checking Kaiju Addicts for more details. And please have a look at the X-Plus Diamond / Bluefin Release Schedule.


Other X-Plus / Diamond News: Second Batch of Kaiju on the Way

X-Plus 30cm Series Anguirus 1968, Kiryu 2003, Titanosaurus and Space Godzilla vinyls are getting second batches.

X-Plus has made a Second Batch of many of the figures released by Diamond early last year. Space Godzilla, Anguirus 1968, Titanosaurus and Kiryu 2003 each had new runs and they are due to hit the Diamond warehouse any day now. The quantities are smaller than the first batch but there should be plenty to go around. You should start seeing them pop up on stores that had previously sold out. But many of these are still in stock and ready to order right now.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 February 18th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Diamond Reveals New, Upcoming X-Plus Re-issues coming to North America