Mothra Imago will be here in August
The Toho Large Monster Series Mothra Imago 1964 North American (Diamond) Reissue is currently on a cargo ship headed for the United States.
This reissue of this massive vinyl sports a movie-accurate sculpt of the giant moth from Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964). It’s sculpted in flight and rests on a metal pole which is supported by a sandy base complete with the giant egg seen in the movie.
While this figure is in the smaller Large Monster Series (25cm Series), it’s a real beast with a 21.5-inch wingspan! It is in scale with the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1964 and most other figures in the line.
The base also includes a sculpted Godzilla footprint which can be used to interconnect both figures into one single diorama.
This figure will be the third Large Monster Series Diamond Reissue and comes to us hot on the heels of the Large Monster Series Angurius 1968 and, more recently, the Large Monster Series Hedorah Landing Stage version.
Diamond’s “On the Water” Report indicates a release date of August 15, 2018. Won’t be long now!
If you don’t have an X-Plus Mothra already in your collection, then you should be having googly compound eyes for this. It will be a beyond amazing addition to your X-Plus collection.
ORDER IT NOW AT FLOSSIE’S
You can preorder one from us at Flossie’s for $166. (Note that the price is subject to change until we get confirmation from Diamond).
Mothra may be available from other online stores. If you don’t see it available yet, don’t worry. For some reason, Diamond does not have it listed as being available for retailers yet. This is just a case of someone falling behind and not following what’s going on. As soon as they realize, they’ll make it available to stores and then you should start to see it showing up on other stores sites.
You could also preorder one from your local comic store, but, again, you’ll need to wait a short while until Diamond lets those stores know about it. As soon as that happens, I will update this post and give you the Item Code so that you could help your comic store guy find the figure on Diamond’s website.
Finally, I never made a review of this figure. But I did make one for the 1961 version which this 1964 version’s sculpt is based on. You could get a feel for some of the details and its size by checking out my review for the Mothra Imago 1961.
What the hell does Imago mean anyway? Imago is the final, fully developed stage of an insect; typically winged. So, basically, this is Adult Mothra.