Rich Eso Reviews the X-Plus Legion

Rich Eso reviews the Large Monster Series Legion 大怪獣シリーズ 大映特撮編 「レギオン」 vinyl figure by X-Plus. It’s from what is arguably one of the very best kaiju movies ever made: Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, ガメラ2 レギオン襲来 (1996).

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By |2017-05-28T07:57:27-04:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rich Eso Reviews the X-Plus Legion

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Large Monster Series Legion

Leslie Chambers reviews the Daiei Large Monster Series Legion (大怪獣シリーズ 大映特撮編 「レギオン」) vinyl figure by X-Plus.

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See more of Legion on Kaiju Addicts.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:29-04:00September 24th, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Large Monster Series Legion

Rick Esco Unboxes the X-Plus Legion and Kamacuras 3-Pack

Rich Eso‘s evil twin, Rick Esco Unboxes the Large Monster Series Legion and the Large Monster Series Kamacuras Ric boy by X-Plus.

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By |2017-05-28T07:57:30-04:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Rick Esco Unboxes the X-Plus Legion and Kamacuras 3-Pack

New and High Resolution Photos of X-Plus Legion at Scifi Japan

X-Plus Legion vinyl figure.
PHOTO: X-PLUS

SciFi Japan has just posted an array of high resolutions photos of the recently announced Large Monster Series Legion vinyl figure by X-Plus which we reported on earlier here.

And what’s extra special about this batch is that it contains many new photos seen there for the first time. Click on any of their photos for a super-close, exploded view on your monitor!

Click Here to see the Photos at SciFi Japan

By |2017-05-28T07:57:34-04:00June 27th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on New and High Resolution Photos of X-Plus Legion at Scifi Japan

X-Plus Legion to Attack This Summer

Prototype of the upcoming Large Monster Series Legion by X-Plus.

It’s been exactly twenty years since Legion first attacked movie theaters in 1996’s Gamera 2: Attack of Legion (ガメラ2 レギオン襲来). And X-Plus is right on cue with plans to bring this insectoid kaiju to vinyl on the film’s 20th anniversary.

X-Plus tweeted this photo of the upcoming Large Monster Series Legion vinyl figure on their table at Super Festival 71 held in Japan.

If you have the X-Plus Large Monster Series Gamera 1996 in your collection and he’s feeling lonely, be sure to tell him he’s due for some company.

Also on display was the upcoming Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 and a painted version of the upcoming Large Monster Series Leatherback from Pacific Rim.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:36-04:00April 23rd, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on X-Plus Legion to Attack This Summer

X-Plus Shows Off Gigantic Godzilla 2000 and Legion at Summer Wonder Festival 2015

The X-Plus table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

X-Plus proved that it’s got the goods at the 2015 Summer Wonder Festival, ワンダーフェスティバル held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in Chiba today (July 26, 2015). And it looks like we’re in store for some fantastic releases in the coming months!

Starting on the left is our first good view of the upcoming Legion displayed with the Large Monster Series Gamera 1996 which you already have (or wish like hell you had now). Further down stands the new Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2000 followed by the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 which will hit shelves next month. (Make sure you grab this ’95 now while you can; Destroyah will be arriving later this year!)

LEGION

Closer view of the Large Monster Series Legion on the X-Plus table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

This Large Monster Series Legion figure (from Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, ガメラ2 レギオン襲来) looks like it’s going to be a shelf-buster like Biollante, King Ghidorah 1968 and the upcoming Destroyah. It towers over the 25cm Series Gamera 1996 as well it should… but by this much? Time to pop the movie in and have a look.

UPDATE: Here’s a new angle!

Another view of the Large Monster Series Legion on the X-Plus table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

Too tall or not, SIGN ME UP RIGHT NOW!

GODZILLA 2000

Closer view of the Gigantic Series 2000 Godzilla 2000 with orange fins.

Next up is the Toho Gigantic Series Yuji Sakai Modelling Collection Godzilla 2000. You can get more information on this already discussed figure on my previous post here.

Here, we can get a glimpse of how well this sculpt translated into vinyl. As for those fins: I’m not sure but it seems to be the general consensus on the X-Plus Kaiju Collectors Club Facebook Group, that this represents Godzilla powering up for a blast of atomic breath (which was, indeed, orange in the movie.) We also think that this orange-finned figure will be the Ric Boy version. I say that because…

The Gigantic Series Godzilla 2000 on display at Yuji Sakai's table at Summer Wonder Festival 2015.

A more standard, purple-finned version of the X-Plus figure was on display at Yuji Sakai’s table in the same room. Methinks I’ll be gettin’ this one!

KIRYU 2002

Finally, the 50 units of the awesome vinyl version of the Toho 30cm Series Kiryu 2002 Ric Boy (with blue backpack) sold out at the show. The web lottery for the remaining 50 units should start soon. Keep watching the Ric Boy site for that to begin. More on Kiryu 2002 on my previous post here.

Note: I really don’t know the source of these photos since they’re plastered everywhere now. If I used on of your pics, please let me know and I’ll add a photo credit below it.

So, what do you think? Are you getting Legion? Getting Godzilla 2000? If so, which version? Are you preparing for a face-off with Destroyah later this year and getting the Godzilla 1995 next month? Are you going for the Kiryu 2002? Let us know in the Comments below (and be entered for a chance to win a free Kaiju Addicts Photo Book (details to come)).

By |2017-05-28T07:57:47-04:00July 26th, 2015|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |1 Comment