The Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 (東宝30cmシリーズ 「ゴジラ（1984）」), originally released in 2013 is getting another reissue with tweaks.
X-Plus recently announced the upcoming Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 – Shinjuku Decisive Battle Version. And it’s coming with two significant new features.
The figure will come with a light gimmick. The dorsal spines will glow with light when you connect the “battery box” to it. Contrary to early online discussions: all three rows of fins will emit light.
And, the figure will have an alternate paint scheme. I’m really not sure what they’ve done other than add dusty highlights. I’ve read online that the skin is darker but going by the photos, it looks the same as the original to me (except for those highlights a plenty). The dorsal fins are also different in that they aren’t as white as the ones on the original. Perhaps this is due to the material being translucent vinyl.
This figure will be available as a Ric Boy only and preorders can be made only on the X-Plus Ric Boy site. There will not be a standard version.
Preorders will be taken until August 30. It will run you ¥20,000 (about $199 USD).
Apparently this figure will have a limited production run and all order may not be filled. There is a 2-figure limit for each household.
If you are a Facebook regular and know Mike Johnson and Jamie Davies, this is definitely a figure you’d need their help getting!
It’s expected to ship in late September / early October.
• See more photos of the Godzilla 1984 Shinjuku Version at the Ric Boy site (Japanese).
• If you know how, Preorder the Godzilla 1982 Shinjuku Version at the Ric Boy Online Store (Japanese).
See my Review of the original Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1984 release. (Sorry, it’s one of my earlier reviews and not as polished.)
DIAMOND RE-ISSUE OF ORIGINAL OUT IN NOVEMBER
Note: a North American reissue of this figure in its original state (sans the light gimmick and highlights) will be released in the United States and Canada (through Diamond Distributors) in November 2016. It has an MSRP of $160 but will be available for less from most of your favorite U.S. X-Plus stores.