Sliming up my desk all day today is the Soft Series Hedorah (All Fours Version) ヘドラ 上陸期 四つん這いVer. vinyl figure by X-Plus.
This figure comes from the newer Soft Series. It’s actually soft and squeezable yet remains sturdy and has a bit of heft to it.
It’s scaled with the Daikaiju Series (aka Large Monster Series, aka 25cm Series). And it’s particularly interesting because it’s one of the few Toho kaiju which X-Plus has done more than once in this scale. (They also made a standing posed version of this Landing Stage smoggie.
It was released just a little over a year ago. And I realized that I’ve hardly looked at it during that time. Which is absurd because this thing is freaking cool!
It’s also great to have another crawler in the 25cm Series. Smoggie here joins Anguirus 55, Varan, Anguirus 68, Ebirah, Manda, Baragon 65, Kumonga and others.
Today I have 2 questions.
Which do you prefer? The Standing Landing Stage Hedorah ready to suck smog out of the smoke stacks or this new crawling version?
Also, do you have any Soft Series figures? What do you think of them? Ya dig the squooshiness or prefer regular vinyl?
When you have well over 100 X-Plus figures, each one tends to blur out of focus in lieu of the collection as a whole. ‘X-Plus of the Day’ is when I select one of them and keep them on my desk for the day in an attempt to enjoy and appreciate it away from the busy shelves.