The month of G. X-Plus announces Gorosaurus 1968, Gamera 1971 and a Gigantic GMK kit.
TOHO LARGE MONSTER SERIES GOROSAURUS 1968
The 25cm Gorosaurus is back…. sort of. This “re-issue” uses the Gorosaurus 1967 sculpt (from King Kong Escapes) and combines it with paint modifications so that it matches the look of the 1968 Destroy All Monsters version of the suit. Got that? Same figure, slightly different paint and ever so slightly different name.
The original Large Monster Series Gorosaurus 1967 Ric Boy came with a miniature of the sub from King Kong Escapes. From what I can tell from Google Chrome’s lacking translation of the X-Plus site, this sub is NOT included with this 1968 version. And I guess that makes sense since there was no 1967 sub in Destroy All Monsters. They’re getting ya on a technicality here!
Despite the apparent lack of an extra sub, this figure is still listed as a Ric, which leads me to believe that it will be available only from the Ric Site. Keep in mind I’m working off a crappy translation. Don’t get pissed if I got it wrong!
The Toho Large Monster Series (25cm) Gorosaurus 1968 is up for pre-order now at the Ric site. Orders will be taken until April 17. It’s expected to ship late May / early June.
The price is ¥11,988 (currently $99.79 USD). Click here to see more photos on the Ric Site and to order.
DAIEI LARGE MONSTER SERIES GAMERA 1971
This one sure took it’s sweet time. The 25cm series Gamera 1971 from Gamera vs. Zigra is finally up for pre-order. The Ric Boy version comes with a mini (swimming?) Gamera figure.
I still don’t know if there is a standard version which would be available on sites like Ami Ami and Hobby Search. Keep watching those sites to find out.
Orders are being taken now at the Ric site until April 17. It’s expected to ship late May / early June.
The price is ¥12,960 (currently $107.89 USD). Click here to see more photos on the Ric Site and to order.
ANOTHER GIGANTIC GMK KIT
The Sofvi.Tokyo website spilled the beans on yet another incarnation of the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2001. It’s another un-assembled, unpainted KIT. But this time, the fins will be translucent so that you could install your own lights while building it.
It will be available at the Super Festival 68 model and toy show on April 26, 2015. …OR, on May 5 at the Amazing Model Expo in Osaka. Sorry, I don’t which is which since I’m just — again — working working off a translation of the sofvi.tokyo site. Just know that if you see a listing in the future for a Gigantic GMK kit with clear fins on Ebay or something, it’s not a mistake.
According to sofvi.tokyo, the kit will be limited to 100 units. The list the price as ¥18,000 (currently $149.84 USD). NICE PRICE… if you good at building and painting!
DISCLAIMER: As usual, I get 95% of my info the same as you so please be lenient if I got any facts wrong!
GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1966 and Ebirah Vinyl Figure Set by X-Plus.
See more of his reviews at GodzillaFanFreaks Youtube Channel.
Gorosaurus appeared in the 1967 film King Kong’s Counterattack and Hollywood’s version of it, King Kong Escapes, a year later. Gorosaurus sported krazy, kangaroo-style kaiju kicks before getting downed by Kong – all in less than five minutes of screen time. He appeared again as a member on the DAM roster in Destroy All Monsters in 1968.
The Toho 30cm Series Gorosaurus 1967 vinyl figure was first released in 2008, at the very beginning of X-Plus‘ current ‘way of doing things’. It appeared again as a kit in 2010, and yet again as a special 1968 repaint version in 2011 and, finally, as a re-issue licensed for North America via Diamond Distributors. This review is for the Diamond Reissue.
Rich Eso reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Gorosaurus 1967 vinyl figure. We don’t hear much about this figure so it’s a welcome review!
In a super advance reveal, Diamond confirmed what most of us already knew: The X-Plus Godzilla 1989 and Gorosaurus would indeed be in Wave 7 of Diamond’s Reissues.
They are on display right now at Diamond’s booth at the San Diego Comic Con. Also on display are Wave 6 figures Godzilla 1955 and Anguirus 1955 which Pre-orders are being taken for right now. Wave 5 figures Godzilla 1962, 1968 and Hedorah were also on display.
No word yet on when Wave 7 figures G’89 and Gorosaurus will go up for Pre-order. November seems a likely time for that to me.
X-Plus / Diamond Wave 8
Wave 7 will be the final set of vinyl reissues which are part of Diamond’s current deal with X-Plus and Toho. But don’t fret! Plans are in the works to continue the reissues throughout 2015 and 2016. And for confirmation of that we need to wait until New York Comic Con in October 2014 where Diamond hopes to make an announcement!