Preorders Open for X-Plus Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira (Version 2) Set

X-Plus Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira V2 set.

X-Plus has just opened preorders for the second Toho Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira Set. The official name doesn’t seem to have anything which sets it apart from the first 25cm Gargantuas set which went up for preorder in February 2018. Both seem to have the same name, so let’s just call this set “Version 2”.

This new set was first seen at X-Plus’ table at Winter Wonderfest earlier this winter and features both Sanda and Gaira as they appeared in the 1966 film War of the Gargantuas.

X-Plus Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira V2 set.

Gaira (which was brought to life by Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima) is posed leaping in the air and must be suspended by an iron pole which is in turn supported by a vinyl base with rocky motif. If you’re wondering, yes, that pole is going up Gaira’s butt. 🙂

Older brother, Sanda, is posed to engage Gaira as soon as he lands.

Publicity photo from Toho's "War of the Gargantuas", 1966.

Together, this set is highly reminiscent of a publicity still made for the movie making this a very classic and special way to see these monsters on your shelf. But you may want to pass on it if you have the first set since this new release is mostly based on that first set.

The sculpts for both Gaira and Sanda are the same from the first set… from the waist up. But the legs of both figures are newly sculpted and posed. The X-Plus site reports that there are also small changes made to Sanda’s forehead.

Also new is a dash of blood in the paint apps on Gaira. Both figures are said to have the same poseable eye system as the set that came out last year.

Sanda stands at at about 22cm (8.6 inches) and Gaira, with his knees up, at 19cm (7.4 inches).

It seems this set is Ric Exclusive only and may not be available in stores. If you want this, you’ll have to get it direct from X-Plus or use dealers like Mike Johnson. We, at Flossie’s, do plan to take orders as well. Stay tuned for that.

The Toho Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira set is priced at ¥24,840 (currently about $227 USD).

Preorders are open until February 5, 2019. This set is expected to ship in March 2019.

Click here to see more photos at the X-Plus site.

By |2019-01-17T17:56:55+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Preorders Open for X-Plus Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira (Version 2) Set

Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Sanda & Gaira Gargantuas Ric Boy Set

Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Sanda & Gaira RicBoy Version vinyl figure set by X-Plus.

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By |2018-07-05T21:37:28+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Sanda & Gaira Gargantuas Ric Boy Set

Rich Eso Reviews the Large Monster Series Sanda and Gaira (Gargantuas) Ric Exclusive vinyl set by X-Plus

Rich Eso reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Sanda & Gaira Gargantuas vinyl figure set by X-Plus.

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By |2018-07-05T21:31:44+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rich Eso Reviews the Large Monster Series Sanda and Gaira (Gargantuas) Ric Exclusive vinyl set by X-Plus

X-Plus Reveals the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla and a LOT more!

Today, X-Plus is displaying a lot of new figures at Winter Wonder Festival 2017 in Chiba, Japan. The biggest story here is, of course, the upcoming Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla.

Prototype of the X-Plus Shin Godzilla on display at Winter Wonder Festival in Japan.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

As you can see, this new Shin is very stylized just like the Gigantic GMK and Burning Godzilla.

Prototype of the X-Plus Shin Godzilla on display at Winter Wonder Festival in Japan.

If you look closely at the first photo, you’ll see an alternate head in front of the figure. This could be the RIC Exclusive. There are photos of the prototype with this closed mouth head on in the photos below.

EARLY PHOTOS OF THE GIGANTIC SHIN GODZILLA

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

These early photos show the figure being worked on and aren’t as complete as the one at Wonder Festival. But they do give you a closer look at the detail and also what’s going on with that tail.

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

X-Plus Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla in the early stages.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

Now back to Wonder Festival…

SHIN GODZILLA: STAGE 2 AND STAGE 3

Early stages of Shin Godzilla by X-Plus, on display at Winter Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: JAY DAVIES

Also on display were a Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Stage 2 and a 30cm Series Shin Godzilla Stage 3.

Early stages of Shin Godzilla by X-Plus, on display at Winter Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS

30CM YUJI SAKAI SHIN GODZILLA

Not enough Shin? There’s more: the 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Shin Godzilla was announced with only a sign. Fortunately, the figure was at the show, at Mr. Sakai’s booth.

30cm Yuji Sakai Shin Godzilla.
PHOTO: JAY DAVIES

This will be released as a pricey limited edition (60) resin kit. Later on, X-Plus will put it out in vinyl as a 30cm Series figure (possibly Summer?)

LARGE MONSTER SERIES GODZILLA 2004

Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 by X-Plus on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS (LEFT), JAY DAVIES (RIGHT)

The upcoming Large Monster Series Keizer Ghidorah painted prototype with a newly announced Large Monster Series Godzilla 2004 to go with it.

GABARA! RIC MINYA!

Large Monster Series Gabara and RIC exclusive: Minya on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: JAY DAVIES (LEFT), X-PLUS (RIGHT)

A painted version of the upcoming Large Monster Series Gabara with an unpainted Minya. Looks like Minya might be the RIC exclusive?

LARGE MONSTER SERIES KING GHIDORAH

X-Plus GMK King Ghidorah on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS

Here is the Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 pitted against the upcoming Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001. You can better see the RIC exclusive glitter effect in the second photo.

WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS BUSTS

Upcoming Sanda and Gaira Gargantuas busts from X-Plus on display at Wonder Festival.
PHOTOS: X-PLUS

Again, no word on when most of this is coming out or even going up for pre-order. And, so, we wait.

2017 is going to be a kickass year for X-Plus.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00February 18th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Reveals the Gigantic Series Shin Godzilla and a LOT more!

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Toho 30cm Series Sanda vs. Gaira (War of the Gargantuas) Vinyl Figure Set

Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho 30cm Series Sanda vs. Gaira (War of the Gargantuas) vinyl figure set by X-Plus.

See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:36+00:00May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Toho 30cm Series Sanda vs. Gaira (War of the Gargantuas) Vinyl Figure Set

GodzillaFanFreaks Reviews the X-Plus Sanda vs. Gaira Set (Diamond Re-issue)

GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Sanda vs. Gaira War of the Gargantuas vinyl figure set (Diamond Re-issue).

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By |2017-05-28T07:58:08+00:00March 5th, 2014|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on GodzillaFanFreaks Reviews the X-Plus Sanda vs. Gaira Set (Diamond Re-issue)

Rich Eso Reviews the X-Plus Sanda vs. Gaira (Gargantuas) Vinyl Figure Set Diamond Re-issue

Rich Eso reviews the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Sanda vs. Gaira “War of the Gargantuas” Diamond Re-issue Set. That is a long ass name.

And, in case you missed it, here’s a link to my review.

See more of Rich’s reviews on his Fresh Vinyl YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:58:10+00:00February 2nd, 2014|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rich Eso Reviews the X-Plus Sanda vs. Gaira (Gargantuas) Vinyl Figure Set Diamond Re-issue

Brutazilla Reviews the X-Plus Sanda vs. Gaira Gargantuas Vinyl Figure Reissue Set

X-Plus recently unleashed re-issues of their Sanda vs. Gaira (“War Of The Gargantuas“, 1966) vinyl figures licensed for North America. These figures have been highly sought after by collectors and it’s a dream that they’re finally available again despite concerns from collectors that the paint jobs aren’t as nice as the originals. Here, X-Plus reviewer “Brutazilla” shows them off.

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By |2017-05-28T07:58:13+00:00January 9th, 2014|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |1 Comment