X-Plus Large Monster Series Rodan 1964 Diamond Reissue Shipping Next Week

Toho Large Monster Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho Large Monster Series Rodan 1964 North American “Diamond” Reissue is arriving in stores this week. (Tuesday-Wednesday).

If you are building a 25cm Destroy All Monsters line-up on your shelves, you’ll need this figure as a stand-in for the 1968 version (since a ’68 was never made.) X-Plus themselves have been using this figure in all of their DAM photos.

If you haven’t preordered one yet, now is the time to start thinking about it! You can order one from your local comic store. But be sure to use the North American name:

Godzilla Kaiju 8in Series Rodan 1964 Previews Exclusive

You can also ask the guy at your local comic shop to order item MAR188103.

OR, CLICK HERE to order one from Kaiju Addicts and Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles for $134.99.

By |2018-09-22T19:21:01+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Rich Eso Reviews the Large Monster Series Rodan 1956 by X-Plus

Rich Eso reviews the Toho Large Monster Series Rodan 1956 (東宝大怪獣シリーズ ラドン(1956年版)) original release vinyl figure by X-Plus. This figure is getting reissued by X-Plus and is due out this month!

• See more content from Rich at his Fresh Vinyl Reviews YouTube Channel.

By |2018-06-16T03:52:19+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Rich Eso Reviews the Large Monster Series Rodan 1956 by X-Plus

Preorders Open for Rodan 1956, Mothra 1964 DX and Frankenstein

X-Plus April Announcements: Rodan 1956, Mothra 1964 and Frankenstein.

X-Plus just hit us with THREE knock-out announcements featuring two reissues and the all-new Frankenstein. Preorders are open for all three and they are all set to be released this June. Let’s run through all of the details in movie order. Click the photo or the more link to get all of the details.

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By |2018-09-09T02:33:50+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Preorders Open for Rodan 1956, Mothra 1964 DX and Frankenstein

Rich Eso Reviews the X-Plus 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure

Rich Eso reviews the Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 (東宝30シリーズ 「ラドン(1964版)」) original release vinyl figure by X-Plus. This one, or course, pairs up with collector favorite, the 30cm Series Godzilla 1964. This Rodan was recently reissued in North America through Diamond in June of 2016. If Rich has you wanting one after watching this, go hunt one down NOW before they all disappear!

• See more content from Rich at his Fresh Vinyl Reviews YouTube Channel.

By |2017-11-10T07:06:33+00:00November 10th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rich Eso Reviews the X-Plus 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure

Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Full Kaiju Addicts Review: Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

The Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus really does look like it literally flew out of the movie and onto your shelf. It’s based on Rodan’s second film appearance as seen in Ghidorah, The Three-Headed Monster, 三大怪獣 地球最大の決戦 (1964). What makes this a monster of a figure is its nearly two-foot-long wingspan. It stands in perfect scale with his buddy, the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1964. And it is a marvel of sculpting, texture and paint.

It was originally released in Japan way back in 2012. It was reissued for the North American market (through Diamond Distributors) in June 2016 as the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Rodan 1964 giving collectors who missed out another chance at grabbing this amazing vinyl.

This review was made with the 2016 North American (Diamond) Reissue.

Click Here for the Review!

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By |2017-12-29T20:05:56+00:00March 12th, 2017|Categories: Kaiju Addicts Reviews, REVIEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Full Review: Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Nick Adam Unboxes the 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Diamond Reissue by X-Plus

Nick Adam, from The Monster Report unboxes the 30cm Series Rodan 1964 North American (Diamond) Reissue released in early 2016.

This figure is still available. You can grab one from (through Flossie’s) for $149 or at your local comic store.

See more of Nick’s video’s at his Youtube Channel: The Monster Report.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:25+00:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Nick Adam Unboxes the 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Diamond Reissue by X-Plus

Gojira851 Unboxes and Reviews the 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure

Matt Jacobson, a.k.a. Gojira851 unboxes and reviews the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Rodan 1964, a North American reissue (Diamond) of the Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus.

See more of his videos at Gojira851’s YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:33+00:00July 19th, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Gojira851 Unboxes and Reviews the 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure

Toho 30cm Series Rodan Diamond Re-Issue Lands June 15

X-Plus Rodan Diamond Reissue gets released next week.

This is not a drill. Repeat: This is NOT a drill.

Radar stations everywhere report a flying mass of giants objects approaching! Duck and cover! And clear a space on your shelf!

The Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1968 vinyl figure has been reborn as the Godzilla Kaiju 12in Series Rodan 1968 for North America thanks to a deal between X-Plus and Diamond Distributors.

After an almost yearlong wait, this figure will start arriving on Wednesday, June 15.

If you placed a pre-order, get ready to bug your comic store manager or your favorite online retailer for a status.

Miss out? We have extras coming in at Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles for only $149.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:35+00:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Toho 30cm Series Rodan Diamond Re-Issue Lands June 15

Leslie Chambers Reviews the Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Leslie Chambers reviews the Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 vinyl figure by X-Plus. This review covers the original release. A North American re-issue is soon expected to be distributed by Diamond Distributors.

See more of Leslie’s reviews at his YouTube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:37+00:00March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Leslie Chambers Reviews the Toho 30cm Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure by X-Plus

Not X-Plus, But… Quick Review: Rodan 1993 Figural Bank by Diamond Select Toys

The Rodan 1993 Figural Vinyl Bank by Diamond Select Toys.

I don’t usually review the cheap stuff, but the recently released Rodan 1993 Figural Vinyl Bank by Diamond Select Toys keeps catching my eye. I got the urge to talk about it so here I am with my third “Not X-Plus, But…” figure review.

Standing a little over 9 inches (22cm) tall, Diamond’s Rodan bank has a wingspan of about 15 inches (38cm). It’s very sturdy and is very stable standing on its own.

Sculpt-wise, it totally captures the essence of the Heisei Rodan from 1993’s Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II. I wouldn’t say it’s perfect, though. The torso seems a bit wide. Because of that, and it’s lack of good detail, I’d have to say it may be considered slightly stylized.

Being an X-Plus collector and a realism buff, I originally dismissed this “bank” when I first saw it. But, seeing as how Rodan 1993 is totally unrepresented in my collection, I got one. What the hell? It’s only SRP $29.99.

Close-up of the head sculpt.

It was when I walked passed it a few times today that it started to catch my eye. Rodan 1993! I got a little tinge of excitement even though this figure is pretty crude when compared to the X-Plus quality which I’ve become accustomed to. But, I love seeing that Heisei Rodan head when I walk by it! But, that gappy seam at the base of the neck bugs me.

Back view.

And then I remember, this is a bank. You can insert coins into a slot on the figure’s back and retrieve them by removing the head.

Why the hell anyone would want to save a fist full of coins in a Rodan figure is beyond me. I can’t help thinking that turning a figure into a “bank” somehow puts it into it’s own licensing category or something, and thus the only way Diamond could make these.

Coins can be retrieved by removing the head.

The head is on fairly snug but will give way with a slight back and forth tug. Note: when you receive your Diamond Select Rodan Bank, the gap under the head may be much more pronounced than you see in this mini review. That’s just because the factory didn’t insert them on all the way. You can easily tweak it on tighter after you de-bag and de-tag it.

But, be careful when you do! Rodan’s beak and head “spikes” are fairly sturdy, strong and sharp. Keep this in mind if you plan on giving it to your kid as a “Don’t Touch Daddy’s X-Plus, Touch This Instead” figure.

Size comparison with the X-Plus Large Monster Series Rodan 1956.

The Diamond Select Rodan 1993 Vinyl Bank is around about the same size as the two Showa Large Monster Series Rodan figures by X-Plus. Here you see it with the Large Monster Series Rodan 1956. If you don’t mind mixed quality on your shelves and scale is not an issue for you, then this bank would look good in your 25cm series collection.

Size comparison with the X-Plus Godzilla 1992.

Serendipitously, this bank is almost in scale with the X-Plus 30cm Series. Seen here with the X-Plus 30cm Series Godzilla 1992 (closest relative available from X-Plus), Rodan is a bit taller than he need be to be in scale with Godzilla. Remember, Rodan was a little guy in 1993.

So, again, if you don’t mind mixed quality on your shelves, this bank is an “okay” fit with your X-Plus 30’s. And, don’t forget: as mentioned in my Gee Okamoto Interview, X-Plus plans to begin work on a Mechagodzilla 1993 figure next year!

This thing makes me HUNGRY for an X-Plus version. For now, this will have to do.

Diamond Select Rodan Bank with N-Scale buildings.

The Rodan 1993 Figural Vinyl Bank may be subpar for X-Plus and resin kit purists, but if your collection is a bit more eccentric, this thing is pretty damn nice. Especially for the low SRP of $29.99.

Please note that this bank is seen here in somewhat dramatic lighting and won’t look as good out of the bag… unless you apply your own dramatic lighting.

Just released, you can grab this thing practically everywhere. You’d do best to find one at a local comic store so you don’t have to worry about dishing out an extra $10 or so for shipping. Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles has them ready to ship for $25.99. Vampire Robots has them for $25. Amazon has them for $31.

By |2017-05-28T07:57:42+00:00December 24th, 2015|Categories: Not X-Plus, But ..., X-PLUS NEWS|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Not X-Plus, But… Quick Review: Rodan 1993 Figural Bank by Diamond Select Toys

GodzillaFanFreaks Reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure

GodzillaFanFreaks reviews the X-Plus Toho Large Monster Series Rodan 1964, 東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ラドン(1964年版)」 vinyl figure.

See more of his reviews at GodzillaFanFreaks Youtube Channel.

By |2017-05-28T07:58:01+00:00August 14th, 2014|Categories: Reviews From Other Sites|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on GodzillaFanFreaks Reviews the X-Plus Large Monster Series Rodan 1964 Vinyl Figure