Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Mothra 2001 and Baragon 2001 GMK vinyl figure set

Yes, yes, yes! Know what I mean? Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho Favorite Sculptors Line Large Monster Series Mothra 2001 & Baragon 2001 (FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE 東宝大怪獣シリーズ「モスラ(2001)&バラゴン(2001)」) vinyl figure set by X-Plus. It was released in February 2018.

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

By | 2018-03-11T18:03:20+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Mothra 2001 and Baragon 2001 GMK vinyl figure set

Full Review: Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 vinyl figure Review.

The Toho Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus has a fantastic, movie-accurate sculpt, a dazzling spread of seemingly individually sculpted scales, an insanely awesome paint job (which you really do need to see in person to fully appreciate) and an amazing “presence” on the shelf. Check out this review packed with new photos and see why I think it’s one of the best X-Plus figures of 2017.

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By | 2018-03-04T21:06:13+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 now up for Preorder

X-Plus Favorite Sculptors Line Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure.

The preorder window for the Favorite Sculptors Line Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus is finally open.

This vinyl is from a previous Monster Maker 28 (MM-28) kit and has been slightly modified by the original sculptor, Shunsuke Niwa for the X-Plus vinyl version. It comes from the same series that brought us the recent Large Monster Series King Ghidorah 2001 and the Mothra 2001 & Baragon 2001 set.

X-Plus reports that this figure is 28cm tall (about 11 inches). That’s practically the same height as the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001. If you already have the Sakai, you may want to pair it with the rest of your GMK vinyls and skip this new release. But keep in mind this new figure was made to stand with the others in the set.

RIC EXCLUSIVE

X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 with light-up fins.

A RIC Exclusive version will feature light-up fins and cost ¥17,820 (currently $164). Reservations started today, February 9, and will end on February 26 at 6pm (Japan time).

You can order the RIC version from the X-Plus site.

Standard versions (without the light gimmick) are available to order from:

• Hobby Search – ¥13,950 ($128.52)

AmiAmi.com – ¥13,980 ($129.59).

Hobby Link Japan – ¥15,500 ($150.61).

Expected release is April 2018.

I originally talked about this new GMK, as well as it’s place with the other GMK figures in this December episode of Kaiju Addicts TV.

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By | 2018-02-14T02:17:42+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New X-Plus Large Monster Series Godzilla 2001 now up for Preorder

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 Vinyl Figure Review.

The Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus was first announced in late 2015. It was released in Japan in late February / early March, 2016. It was re-issued by X-Plus for the United States and Canada in June 2017.

This figure is based on Godzilla’s appearance in the 2001 Shusuke Kaneko film, Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, the third movie in the Millennium Series.

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By | 2018-01-20T09:41:40+00:00 December 30th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure by X-Plus

X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2001 Diamond Reissue will be Released June 7

X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2001 will be released July 7, 2017.

North American Sakai GMK (Diamond) Reissue will be in stores and ready to ship starting July 7, 2017

The Yuji Sakai celebration continues with the upcoming release of the X-Plus 12in Series Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2001 vinyl figure, a re-issue of the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001 which was originally released in Japan last year.

This re-issue is being made available to stores in the United States and Canada only. And thanks to the arrangement between X-Plus and Diamond Distributors, you can order one of these vinyl masterpieces from your local comic store or favorite online store.

At Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles, we have several pre-orders still available. This figure has a suggested retail price of $230. But you can grab one from Flossie’s for only $179.99 plus shipping. That’s $50 off!

3-Month Payment Plans are available if needed. Email me for details or just read about it on the Sakai 2001 page at the Flossie’s website.

They start shipping in under two weeks. Time for you to start watching your email for a note from the store you ordered from or to give your comic store a call to see if they’re on top of things.

Didn’t order one yet? …

Click Here to Order One Now at Flossie’s

By | 2017-05-28T18:35:57+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2001 Diamond Reissue will be Released June 7

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Fin Emission Version by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 (2016) Blue Fins Emission Image Version vinyl figure by X-Plus. He also compares it side by side with the original release.

This figure is set to be reissued in North America through Diamond Distributors. It originally had a release date of January 2017, but the release was pushed back a few months. You can pre-order one now at Flossie’s.

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

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:21+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Fin Emission Version by X-Plus

Kaiju Addicts TV: First new figures for 2017, King Ghidorah’s new box and Godzilla 1984’s sculpt modification and more

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.

By | 2017-05-29T20:26:05+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts TV, X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Kaiju Addicts TV: First new figures for 2017, King Ghidorah’s new box and Godzilla 1984’s sculpt modification and more

Gigantic GMK North American Reissue Delayed

Gigantic Godzilla 2001 Blue Dorsal Fin Version figure by X-Plus.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Fin Emission Version North American reissue (coming from X-Plus and Diamond Distributors) which was originally planned for release this month in the U.S. has been delayed.

Diamond has changed the release date to “To Be Decided” because as of now, X-Plus is unable to provide a firm shipping date.

Note that it takes a cargo ship about one month to cross the Pacific in good weather; about a month and a half with bad weather.

(The reissue of the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1999 is still set to release in a couple of weeks.)

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:26+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gigantic GMK North American Reissue Delayed

X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 (Blue Fins) gets Diamond Reissue

Gigantic Godzilla 2001 Blue Dorsal Fin Version figure by X-Plus.
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X-Plus Gigantic GMK gets re-issued… AGAIN! This time it’s just for North America. This is yet another chance to add this beast to your collection!

Today, Diamond Distributors made a whopper of an announcement: The Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 (Blue Dorsal Fin Emission Version) vinyl figure by X-Plus will be getting a North American release.

This figure (sans the blue dorsal fins) was the very first entry in X-Plus’ Gigantic Series which was released in December 2013. It was made available again in unfinished kit form. And, most recently, was reissued in Japan again with translucent dorsal fins (tinted blue) earlier this year. This latest re-issue is licensed for sale in the United States and Canada and is expected to come out in three short months.

More angles of the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Reissue.
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This reissue has a suggested retail price of $424.99 and was originally expected to ship in January 2017. It now has a shipping date of “To Be Decided”.

You can preorder the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Blue Dorsal Fin Version vinyl figure at your local comic store and save big on shipping. Tell the guy behind the counter you want to order Item Code: AUG169272.

You will also be able to order this from your favorite online retailer. Just give them time to catch on that it’s available. This news literally came out of nowhere.

Pre-order this now for $378 at Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles at a discounted price.

• See my Kaiju Addicts Review of the original Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001.
• See High Resolution Photos of the Japanese (Blue Dorsal Fin) Re-issue at SciFi Japan.

By | 2017-10-18T18:48:50+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 (Blue Fins) gets Diamond Reissue

Gigantic Series GMK Godzilla 2001 Gets Re-Issue… and Blue Fins!

Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Reissue with blue fins from X-Plus.
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Yes, you’re getting another shot at the Gigantic GMK

Back in December of 2013, X-Plus released the very first figure in the Gigantic Series: Godzilla 2001 (or GMK). This behemoth is 7 1/2 pounds of badassery. It is very detailed with a deep, intricate stylized sculpt which gives it an unparalleled fierce personality. It was later re-issued as an unpainted kit. Since then, it’s scarce presence in the aftermarket comes with a skyrocketed price.

It’s back again.

In yet another joint venture with the Premium Bandai Store, X-Plus is re-issuing this figure (fully assembled)… but with a twist. It’s cold, white dorsal fins will come with a faux light emitting look using translucent vinyl tinged with blue. (To be clear: it does NOT light up. The clear vinyl and paint just gives the impression of light.)

More angles of the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001 Reissue.
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Also, I could be wrong about this, but there seems to be subtle blue highlights brushed over the body to make it even more unique.

A bonus item will be included which will employ the Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack movie logo. More details on this extra will come later.

This figure will set you back ¥37,800 (currently $344.54 USD).

Pre-orders are being accepted right now at the X-Plus Ric Boy online store and from Premium Bandai. There is a limit of 3 figures per order.

It will NOT be available from other stores (except later in the inevitable gray market and aftermarket).

Shipping is expected to occur in September 2016.

• More information (in Japanese) and photos are available at the Ric Boy site.

• See my Kaiju Addicts Review of the original Gigantic Series GMK release.

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:35+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

New Godzilla Autographs in stock at Flossie’s

New Mizuho Yoshida and Kenpachiro Satsuma autographs in stock at Flossie's!

Fresh from Monster-Mania Horror Convention in Cherry Hill, NJ (just outside Philadelphia), for the first time: autographed photos of Mizuho Yoshida (GMK Godzilla suit actor, Legion, Dagahra)! Plus we’ve restocked on Kenpachiro Satsuma Burning Godzilla pics and, for the first time, Gigan ’73!

Click Here to Get Them at Flossie’s!

By | 2017-05-28T07:57:37+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on New Godzilla Autographs in stock at Flossie’s