X-Plus was at the Miyazawa Model Exhibition yesterday where they revealed a few new vinyls set to come our way in March 2017. The samples have not yet been painted, but that just lets us focus more on these amazing new sculpts of Burning Godzilla, Titanosaurus and Kaiser Ghidorah.
Preorders will be taken early in 2017.
Today, X-Plus has moved the show to Tokyo Comic Con where X-Plus vinyl boss, Gee Okamoto, was kind enough to send some photos our way.
Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1995
With the recent releases of the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1995 and the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 (in all of its three versions) you may find this new 30cm Series version to be unneeded. The hell with that! I say this is probably the ULTIMATE version to have! The Gigantic is stylized and not movie-accurate. The 25 is pretty damn good but has face issues, and thick-paint-on-face issues on top of that. But this one is looking like a freaking masterpiece to me. This is THE ONE.
Just LOOK at that sculpt!
As for the Ric Boy Exclusive: there will be no light gimmick. While that may at first seem like a travesty, let’s remember what happened with the Large Monster Series version and its light gimmick. Eyes were often unevenly lit, and the face needed to be smothered in a thick, opaque, detail-killing coat of paint.
I’m actually kind of glad that we don’t have to worry about this amazing sculpt suffering the same fate as its shorter version. But then, what will the Ric extra be? The frozen version of the Gigantic Series G’95 already came with a mini Super X3. I would be floored if maybe they included a Junior Godzilla. We’ll have to wait and see.
Standard: ¥22,680 ($199 USD), Ric: ¥24,840 ($218 USD). Coming in March 2017.
Toho Large Monster Series Titanosaurus
東宝大怪獣シリーズ 「チタノザウルス （メカゴジラの逆襲）」
X-Plus will complete it’s Large Monster Series Terror of Mechagodzilla line-up with this new Titanosaurus, ready soon to join your Godzilla 1975 and Mechagodzilla 1975 on the shelf!
Note the translucent fins on the head, back and tail. That’s something the 30 doesn’t have. As for which one looks better, I’ll leave that to you.
Standard: ¥14,580 ($128 USD), Ric: ¥15,012 ($132 USD). Coming in March 2017.
Toho Large Monster Series Kaiser Ghidorah
The true identity of Monster X, Kaiser Ghidorah, (sometimes spelled Keizer Ghidorah) from 2004’s Godzilla: Final Wars.
This figure is in the smaller Daikaiju Series (Large Monster Series) but there’s a lot more to it than most figures in the series, hence it’s 30cm Series pricing.
Standard: ¥19,980 ($175 USD), Ric: ¥21,600 ($190 USD). Coming in March 2017.
Toho Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla
Also on display was an unpainted Daikaiju Series Shin Godzilla Standard molded in black and a painted sample of the Ric Boy version. I’m assuming this painted version is a sample from the factory and not X-Plus’ master sample painted in Osaka. Its violet paint apps seem different from earlier photos and seems a bit “airbrushy” to me. They may be going for a faux light look.
The Standard version will have only red accents. I seriously can not wait for these. Getting both!
Preorders for the X-Plus Shin Godzilla have already closed.
Also on display at both shows were the new Toho Large Monster Series Ultraman Jack (Appearance Pose), Toho Large Monster Series Kingstron (from Return of Ultraman), and a painted version of the upcoming 30cm Series Gyaos.
There were also appearances by the 30cm Series Gamera 1967, Large Monster Series Godzilla and Mechagodzilla 1975 to support the new Gyaos and Titanosaurus.
Here is a gallery of extra photos taken at Tokyo Comic Con.