X-Plus has just announced another 30cm Godzilla! Preorders are open now for the Godzilla 1967 (Son of Godzilla) vinyl figure. It will come as a Standard and also as a Ric Boy Exclusive with TWO Minya extras. Read on!…
William Schmeiske, on his Youtube channel Godzilla 65, reviews the Toho Large Monster Series ‘Son of Godzilla’ Commemorative Set by X-Plus. This set was released at Wonder Festival 2016 (Summer) in Japan and includes reissues of the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1967 and Minya.
Also included is a slightly reworked reissue of the Toho Large Monster Series Kumonga. The original release had purple eyes to match the eyes as they appeared throughout most of the movie. There were times, though, where Kumonga’s eyes had gone red as they are in this set.
William also places this set beside the Large Monster Series Kamacuras released last year. Together, all four figures complete X-Plus’ Son of Godzilla, 怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子 (1967) kaiju line-up.
Wonder Festival Commemorative Toho Large Monster Series ‘Son of Godzilla’ Set, 東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ゴジラの息子」セット
X-Plus has announced even more reissues! This upcoming set will include the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1967, Minya 1967 and Kumonga 1967… all in one box!!!
Update: X-Plus just released photo of the set and, for some reason, Kumonga has red eyes. (?) I don’t remember this guy ever having red eyes. I could be wrong, of course. But even if he did at one point, most of the time (probably 90% of the time) they were purple. Not sure I like this.
Anyway, it’s being put together specially for Summer Wonder Festival 2016 (garage kit convention) which will take place Sunday, July 24 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
Don’t get excited yet. These sets will be more difficult to get than usual.
Only 200 sets will be made. 100 of them will be available at Wonder Festival. I believe they may be limited to only one per customer. Another 80 sets will later be sold to winners of an online lottery which will take place soon at the X-Plus Shounen Ric webstore. The final 20 sets will be made available at the Amazing Model Expo which will be held August 13.
The price will be ¥30,000 ($286 USD).
Good luck to all who will pursue this set. Especially those who have already preordered the upcoming Large Monster Series Kamacuras or Kamacuras set. We’ll now have a complete Son of Godzilla lineup on our shelves!