The Toho Large Monster Series Mechagodzilla (1975) Light-up Version (東宝大怪獣シリーズ メカゴジラ(1975) 発光Ver.) by X-Plus is now available for preorder.
This exclusive reissued vinyl has a fantastic, movie-accurate sculpt based on the suit used in the 1975 movie Terror of Mechagodzilla (メカゴジラの逆襲).
X-Plus reports that it will stand 26.5 cm tall (a little over 10 inches). This new version will come LED lights in the eyes which you can activate by connecting the supplied power supply (requires two AA batteries).
If this figure remains the same as the original release, then it will have articulation in the neck, jaw, shoulders, wrists and ankles.
You can recreate the entire Terror of Mechagodzilla line-up on your shelf with the previously released Large Monster Series Godzilla 1975 and Large Monster Series Titanosaurus.
HOW TO ORDER
You can order one now at the Japanese X-Plus site for ¥14,040 (about $125 USD). (Forwarding service required.)
You can also order one direct from the North American X-Plus site for $117.16.
This figure will not be available as a Standard Version from other Japanese stores.
Preorders opened on April 12 and are scheduled to end on May 8. There is a possibility that preorders will end sooner if X-Plus reaches their goal early.
This figure is expected to ship in July 2019.
• This reissue is based on the original 2013 release which came in both Standard and Ric Exclusive versions. The Ric gave you the option to remove the head and replace it with an exposed robot brain as was seen in the movie. You won’t get that feature on this reissue, but you will get the light-up eyes!
The Large Monster Series Sanda vs. Gaira (Version 2) Gargantuas set is now shipping from Japan. And you’ll pleased to know that the pole we all thought would be stuck up Gaira’s ass is actually going to have a clear plastic cradle at the top of it instead. If you’ve ordered this set, you’ll probably be hearing from your source very soon.
If you ordered it from us at Kaiju Addicts and Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles, they’re already on their way to you!
If you missed out on ordering, NOW is the time to try to pick a set up from the secondary market. Yes, you’ll have to pay an inflated Ebay price, but it’s only going to get worse as time goes by. Hunt these guys down NOW.
Leslie Chambers Reviews and Compares the 30cm Series Godzilla 1989 and Large Monster Series Godzilla 1989
Leslie Chambers reviews both the 30cm Series Godzilla 1989 and the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1989 vinyl figures by X-Plus. Both are Ric Exclusives and you’ll also get a look at those Ric Extras!
• See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.
X-Plus has opened the preorder window for the Toho Daikaiju Series (aka Large Monster Series, 25cm Series) Godzilla 1999 (宝大怪獣シリーズ ゴジラ(1999)) vinyl figure. It’s based on Godzilla’s appearance in the 1999 film, Godzilla 2000: Millennium (ゴジラ2000 ミレニアム).
X-Plus has just announced the Toho Large Monster Series Gigan (1972) Night Color Light-up Version / 東宝大怪獣シリーズ ガイガン(1972) ナイトカラー発光Ver. / vinyl figure.
Fantastic news for those bummed out by the recent 25cm King Caesar Cancellation by X-Plus and Diamond. You can now order one from Japan! Preorders are open now. Read on for all of the details!
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.
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.
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.