GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Gabara (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ガバラ」) North American (Diamond) Reissue vinyl figure by X-Plus.
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Rich Eso reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Gabara (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ガバラ」) RIC Exclusive Version vinyl figure by X-Plus. This is the bully from 1969’s All Monsters Attack and collectors have been screaming for X-Plus to release him in vinyl for a long time.
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The Godzilla Files reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Gabara vinyl figure by X-Plus release late last month.
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SciFiJapan.com has high resolution images of X-Plus‘ May 2017 Lineup. The figures include the Gabara, Keizer Ghidorah, Ultraman Zero, Godzilla 1999 Poster Image Version, Return of Ultraman kaiju Plooma and Ultraseven baddie, Star Bem Gyeron.
Episode 3 of Kaiju Addicts TV is now available.
In this episode, I review recent X-Plus releases in Japan and North America. We learn about upcoming releases including a Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995, Large Monster Series Titanosaurus and Keizer Ghidorah. We were also recently teased with a Large Monster Series Gabara and GMK King Ghidorah.
We discuss the problems with the Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 1968‘s packaging from the original release and look at why the new box is so much better.
Also, we’ll take a look at a surprising sculpt modification on the North American reissue of the 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 which now stands taller. And a quick guest review of the Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1999 by Leslie Chambers.
Finally, we take a quick look at some fantastic toy photography featuring X-Plus, by collector, John Ruffin from his site, MyKaiju Godzilla.
X-Plus revealed a prototype of an upcoming Large Monster Series Gabara on their table at Super Festival 73 in Tokyo this weekend (Sunday, January 8).
Gabara is the bully from All Monsters Attack (ゴジラ•ミニラ•ガバラ オール 怪獣大進撃), 1969. Many collectors have been clamoring for this for a long time now. Once again, X-Plus delivers.
Gabara is expected to be released in June 2017. No word yet on price.
Getting second bill on the table was a variant of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 from Godzilla 2000: Millennium (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム).
The original release came out in Japan in December 2013 and a North American reissue (of the original) is expected to be released through Diamond Distributors this month in the U.S.
This new variant (to be available in Japan) sports a modified head sculpt with open mouth (it was closed on the original release) and translucent fins tinted a reddish orange to mimic Godzilla’s look as he prepares to unleash his atomic breath. Also, it appears in this photo that this figure has reddish-brown highlights over its asphalt black skin.
This new version of G’99 is expected to be released in Japan in May 2017 for ¥20,000 (currently $171 USD).
Also on display were UltraSeven foe, Alien Mephilas 2 which is due out in March 2017 for ¥14,904 ($127), the Final Wars Kaiser Ghidorah (still unpainted) also due out in March 2017 (no price yet) and the painted prototype of the Toho Large Monster Series Titanosaurus which is available for preorder now from the RIC store for ¥15,012 ($128). A Standard version should be available for preorder soon at SRP ¥14,580 ($125).
Both versions of the new Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla were also on display.
GIGANTIC SERIES GODZILLA 1995 SOFT VINYL KIT
X-Plus made an unpainted kit version of their Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 (the FOURTH incarnation of this figure!) available at Super Festival. It was sold for ¥25,000 ($214 USD) and allowed only one purchase per person.
No word yet on if there were any leftovers after the show for online sales.
SPECIAL THANKS to KYLE YOUNT (of the KaijuCast) for all of the Super Festival table photos on this post!