On August 8, X-Plus announced the Toho 30cm Series Favorite Sculptors Line Varan 1958. Based on a previously released resin kit, this vinyl features Varan (or Balun) from his first appearance in the 1958 film, Varan The Unbelievable.
While the movie was black and white, this figure will come painted in accurate tones which match the original suit created by Keizo Murase.
The figure is said to be 7 inches (18cm) in height (to the tip of its upraised tail) and about 16 inches (41cm) long. Keep in mind that this figure would be even longer if the tail were laying flat behind it, somewhere around 20 inches long.
If this figure is made the same way as previous X-Plus Varan releases, then we can expect the back spikes to be made of translucent vinyl. Speaking of previous Varans, X-Plus has released 3 of them. It started with the 30cm Series (Standing) Varan which came out in both color and monochrome paint schemes. X-Plus also previously released the now super rare Large Monster Series (25cm Series) Crawling Varan, posed much like this new 30cm Series FSL version. If you are on the hunt for either, you’ll need to make sure you’re looking at the right one!
The standard version of this figure comes without any extras and is available from the usual Japanese online stores.
RIC EXCLUSIVE VERSION
The Ric Boy version comes with a mini Mountain God statue as seen in the movie. It stands at about 6.29 inches (16cm) tall. Now THAT is gonna be a SWEET item there. Not so mini like so many other mini extras from X-Plus.
The Ric will cost you ¥22,680 (currently $203 USD). You can preorder one from X-Plus’ Shounen Ric website. You will also be able to order one from The Godzilla Store though it hasn’t yet shown up on that site yet. Ordering from either of these sites will require a forwarding service like Tenso.com since neither store will ship outside of Japan.
Preorders for the RIC will end on September 4, 2018. The deadline for the standards will vary from store to store.
The new Toho 30cm Series Favorite Sculptors Line Varan 1958 is expected to be released this October.
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