Preorders for the Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1967 by X-Plus are now open!
This suit is based on Godzilla’s appearance in the movie Son of Godzilla (怪獣島の決戦 ゴジラの息子) from 1967.
The vinyl will stand at about 33cm (almost 13 inches) tall making it one of the taller figures in the series.
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The Ric Boy version of this figure comes with a lot of extras including a set of alternate interchangeable arms and, not one, but TWO in-scale Minya figures! Note that the Minya figures were both previously released.
Also note: machine translations of the X-Plus site seem to indicate that the two Minya figures will be soft (as in squeezable) like figures in the Soft Series.
The Ric Boy will cost you ¥23,760 (currently $208 USD) at the X-Plus store which you can order here (IF you are one of the lucky ones who managed to create an account on an all-Japanese site. Note that a forwarding service like Tenso.com will be necessary since X-Plus will not ship these overseas.
Preorders for the Ric Boy will end October 30, 2018.
Yes, there will be a Standard. It will come with only one pair of arms and no Minya figures. The MSRP is ¥19,980 (about $175 USD) but you can get one for less at the usual Japanese online stores:
The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1967 is expected to release in December 2018.
Well, this one took me totally by surprise. Since this suit is widely regarded as being the derpiest design of all time, I somewhat expected X-Plus to wait to pull it out of the bag until most other, probably more wanted, suits were released.
But I can understand that this guy may be at the top of the list for some due to nostalgia so I won’t judge. I can also many collectors grabbing this guy for no other reason than to get a step closer to having a complete Godzilla line-up on their shelves someday.
And, yo, what is up with the size? 33cm? Is that a typo? That’s practically 13 inches! I’m pretty sure that sets this vinyl up to be the tallest Godzilla (albeit by a narrow margin) in the 30cm Series.
Also, Son of Godzilla is actually a pretty badass movie. It has a good human story and also features the giant Kamacuras and Kumonga. I can’t help but wonder if maybe this release is a precursor to a 30cm Series Kamacuras? Sign me the hell up right now!!
I really don’t see a 30cm Series Kumonga happening anytime soon since it would need to come in a Gigantic Series-sized box. I don’t know, though. The size of the box for the Large Monster Series Legion was pretty damn big. And the figure itself was way large for the line. So, who knows? Maybe a Kumonga with a more dynamic pose could be in the works.
But, even if the 30cm Series Godzilla 1967 and its two Minya extras are destined to be the sole representatives for Son of Godzilla in the series, it’s still nice to finally get another Big G on the 30cm shelf! …and it does bring you one step closer to having a complete Godzilla lineage. (Someday!)