X-Plus continues its Legendary lineup with Pacific Rim Knifehead

PACIFIC RIM, KNIFEHEAD © LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT. PHOTO: X-PLUS Today, X-Plus announced the Large Monster Series Pacific Rim Knifehead (大怪獣シリーズ パシフィック・リム 「ナイフヘッド」) vinyl figure. It comes in both Standard and Ric Boy Exclusive versions. The figure looks like another outstanding high-end vinyl with fantastic attention to detail, especially in its musculature and many skin textures. At first glance, though, something seems to be off. It could be that I'm simply too accustomed to seeing only the NECA versions (which seem to clash on a couple of details with this figure). Well, I'll reserve judgement on that until it arrives (because, oh, hell yeah, I'm getting it.) 【動画投稿】ご予約受付中のナイフヘッドを、回転台に乗せてくるっと回してみたシンプルな動画です。#パシフィックリム pic.twitter.com/FjrfIzVgWF— 少年リック (@shounen_ric_xp) October 31, 2016 Above is a recent Twitter video from X-Plus. You'll note the clearly visible seams. Note that this is just the prototype. The finished product will look a lot better. The X-Plus Ric Boy site reports that the figure stands about 30cm (11.8 inches) tall. One wonders why it's not in the 30cm Series, but instead the Large Monster Series, where a typical figure stands only 25cm. I won't guess right now and, instead, save that for the future review. The new Knifehead figure will be considerably larger than the Large Monster Series Pacific Rim Leatherback which was released last August. But don't worry. It's supposed to be that way. According to Pacific Rim Wiki, Leatherback, a Category IV kaiju is 267 feet tall. Knifehead, a Category III, stands taller at 315 feet. So though it may be hard to see in the movie, these guys just are not the same size. Artist Jaroslav Kosmina back this up in his now famouse Kaiju Size Chart: Knifehead Ric Boy Exclusive Version PACIFIC RIM, KNIFEHEAD © LEGENDARY [...]