X-Plus has recently announced the Daiei Special Effects Large Monster Series Gamera 1999 which now up for preorder.
This vinyl is based on giant turtle’s appearance in the Heisei-era film, Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999).
It’s reported to be about 19cm tall (7.48 inches). This is comparable to the previously released Large Monster Series Gamera 1996.
This release is timed to pair with an upcoming Large Monster Series Iris from the same movie.
RIC EXCLUSIVE VERSION
The Shounen Ric Exclusive version will come with an alternate head with a closed mouth for both looks. The Ric will cost you ¥14,040 ($123) at the Japanese X-Plus Ric site.
Preorders for the Ric Boy will end October 30, 2018.
A standard open mouth standard version is available from Japanese retail stores. You can order one at:
All three stores have English language versions and will ship direct to you overseas from Japan.
U.S. X-PLUS STORE
You can also buy this figure direct from X-Plus via their new North America site found at us.ric-toy.com. The site is in English and X-Plus will ship this directly to you.
Unfortunately, this method currently comes with an expensive shipping cost. Earlier this week, they were charging around $90-some dollars to ship to the United States. That’s practically the same cost as the figure! X-Plus has been alerted of this (Hey, Jamie!) and has made some adjustments bring the price down to $60-something, which is still a bit high when compared with EMS shipping from Hobby Search. Give it a try and see what the shipping will cost you. And now that X-Plus is still working on the shipping costs, so hopefully prices will come down even lower soon.
This is the second “modern” Gamera 1999 release from X-Plus. The first was the 30cm Series Gamera 1999 (see Review). And this is the second Heisei Gamera to appear in the Large Monster Series (25cm Series).
The Large Monster Series Gamera 1999 is expected to ship in December 2018.