X-Plus has just announced the Toho Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 (東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「ゴジラ1995」 少年リック限定版) vinyl figure on their Ric Boy site.
The figure is listed as being 26cm (10.2 inches) tall, although further down the page they say that it will be between 25 and 26cm.
Click on the above photo for a big, hi-res version!
Note: these shots are of an early version of the figure and the obvious seams will likely be filled and concealed on the main production run. Also note the OUTSTANDING appearance of the burning patch on the figure’s chest. It has the same AWESOME look as the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995. DAMN, THIS LOOKS GOOD! (Again, click the above photo for a really large look at a higher res version. Take a good look at the head sculpt while you do!
The Godzilla 1995 Ric Boy will come with a light gimmick. All of the fiery patches on his chest, belly and thighs will ignite with LED light. But it doesn’t end there! Godzilla’s eyes will also be ablaze when you flick that power switch! Even though it hasn’t been shown, X-Plus tells me “of course” the fins will light up as well.
This figure will likely take top spot as X-Plus figure with the most spectacular light gimmick. (I’m sure this is one figure many collectors will be turning on a LOT more than other light-up figures.)
Perhaps the extra lights and work required to insert them is part of the reason for this figure’s INSANELY high price tag. The Ric will set you back ¥25,920 (currently $206.35). Yeah, you read that right. It’s going to be a 25cm Series figure with a 30cm Series price tag! (Price won’t stop me, though. It WILL be mine!)
If you’re not ready to dish out over 200 bucks (plus shipping from Japan) you could opt for the Standard Version which X-Plus tells me WILL be available and that they’re working on the final details of those right now. No word on prices for those yet. Keep checking sites like Hobby Search and AmiAmi.
The official pre-order deadline for the Ric Boy version June 15. If you’re set up with an account at the Ric Store, you can order it here. The figure is expected to ship late July/early August.
And don’t forget: this Godzilla 1995 vinyl can be paired up with the Toho Large Monster Series Destroyah which will come out later this year!