Where to buy Kaiju from?

Ever wonder what are some of the best places to buy Kaiju collectibles from? Looking for some rare Bandai figures? How about the new Diamond X-Plus reissue figures from the Toho 30cm Series? What about the Toho Large Monster Series Biollante or King Ghidorah? Marmit figures? How about vintage figures such as Bullmark, Marusan and others? Who are good sites to trust? I have compiled a list of “Go to” merchants that I have used over the years and that I highly recommend. Watch on to see who I think we should be shopping with. If you have questions, please ask. FRESH!

 

Links for the following sites mentioned in the video:

 

http://www.showcasedaikaiju.com

http://www.clawmarktoys.com

http://www.flossiesgifts.com/Monsters-and-More-X-Plus-Godzilla-Doctor-Who-s/547.htm

http://www.thevampirerobots.com/godzilla/

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UPDATE: X-Plus Gigantic Godzilla 1962.

Pictures of this big beautiful bastard have been updated on the RIC site. Here are a few:

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In other news, the price has changed from 39,900¥ to 41,040¥, which is a measly $11 change, making the official price tag about $380. Not a big deal. The preorder window has also been extended to 6PM Japan time on May 9th. The RIC feature is to be painted up dorsal plates to look like Godzilla is charging up for use of his atomic breathe.  The final gimmick will be in a similar fashion to that of the RIC Gigantic G2K and 30cm Roaring G14.

Stay tuned for more news on this Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 as it rolls out!

-Rich

X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962!

On April 14, 2016, X-Plus officially announced on the RIC site the release of the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 from 1962’s King Kong Vs Godzilla!! ギガンティックシリーズキンゴジ!!Screen Shot 2016-04-14 at 10.27.38 AM

Pre-orders are open right now for the RIC exclusive with a price point of ¥39,900 which translates to about $365 based on currency exchange rates. The window for the RIC pre-order closes on April 18th!!! That is only 4 days! The release window for this figure is looking like it will be the end of May and/or early June!! That will be a busy month for collectors with the 30cm Battra and now a Gigantic Godzilla 1962!! Start saving your pennies!!

The Gigantic Godzilla 1962 will stand 48cm tall!!! Now, just to put this into perspective, the Gigantic Series Burning Godzilla is a hair shorter at 47cm!! This Godzilla is BIG! Godzilla 62 will also be 65cm from foot tip to the tail tip(if I read that correctly)! You are going to need a big ass shelf for this big sum bitch!! Godzilla will also be made of PVC, or as I like to call it, VINYL! BAM!

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Based off the translation from the RIC site, the RIC exclusive for Godzilla 1962 will be painted dorsal plates to give off the look of charging up dorsal plates. Instead of actually putting a light up gimmick, the dorsal plates will look similar to that of the Gigantic Series Godzilla 2000, the Roaring Godzilla 2014 and the Gigantic Series Burning Godzilla. Honestly, if this figure had a light up feature, it would probably cost a whole lot more money than it already does. On another hand, to get this figure to light up sounds like a real pain in the ass at the end of the day. That is a lot of wires and lights to shove up inside this figure. I am good with the RIC gimmick that they are going for. Which one are you going to get, RIC or standard?!

Upon announcement, these photo’s for the figure are unpainted. This leaves so imagination to us collectors to visualize what this big ass figure is going to look like when its all said and done but let me ask you this, are we really doubting X-Plus? Sure, there have been some hits and misses in the past but X-Plus has a very good track record so on my own account, I am not worried about what it will look like. I am sure it will look FRESH.

What else about this figure?! This is a brand new sculpt fro Kaibutsuya, the same company behind the Gigantic Series GMK and Burning Godzilla figures. While in Japan, a few other collectors and myself had the privilege of seeing this beauty still in clay form having the finishing touches sculpted on to it. When we saw this guy, our jaw’s hit the floor. You will not be disappointed! This is also a suit accurate Godzilla where as the previous Godzilla’s in this line were stylized. It is nice to mix things up and to have a suit accurate Gigantic Series release is a great addition to the line. Maybe we will get that M1 50cm Godzilla 1964 later down the road!!!

I am also going to take a guess the legs will be reinforced to support the weight of the figure so it does not slouch or droop in the warmer months. The tail will need to be assembled right out of the box. The box will most likely be fashioned in the same manner as the GGMK and GBG. Be prepared for a big ass box too!

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X-Plus collectors thought a Gigantic Series Godzilla 1954 was going to be coming next but this came out of left field! That only means we will have a 5th release in this line later down the road with the G54. Time will tell! Amiami, Hobby Link Japan and other online retailers have not offered the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962 just yet on their sites. Expect them to pop up in the next few days or so. Stay tuned for more pictures once they are unveiled by X-Plus!!

FRESH! I can’t wait to get this guy!

-Rich

S.H. Monster Arts Godzilla 1954 new pics!

Some new pictures of the S.H. Monster Arts Godzilla 1954 popped up from a Japanese toy magazine earlier this week! IMG_7947

Release date for the figure slated for July, right around the same time Shin-Gojira releases in Japan on July 29, 2016. Godzilla 1954 (ShodaiGoji) is sculpted by master sculptor Yuji Sakai. According to this magazine print, the price point at the moment is 8,424円 which translates to $75.26 US dollars. Not that bad if you ask me. My early impressions of this figure are looking great. Can’t wait to get it. FRESH~

REVIEW X-Plus Godzilla 2001 Yuji Sakai RIC Exclusive!

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Fresh out of the box comes the X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 2001.  These are just a few pictures from my review for this figure and I can tell you right now this figure is certified FRESH.  I picked up the RIC Exclusive of this figure which comes with the awesome blue light up dorsal plates. Check out my review and hit me up in the comments section. LIKE/SHARE/SUBSCRIBE (if you want of course). BAM!IMG_6745IMG_6751IMG_6772

 

 

S.H. Monster Arts Godzilla 1954!!

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Coming out of way left field from Tamashii Nations and Bandai, the next figure in the the S.H. Monster Arts line will be the Shodai-Goji, Godzilla 1954! This will not be a web exclusive as the just announced Godzilla ’54 will be a wide release.  The first images of Godzilla ’54 appeared on the Tamashii website early Friday morning, February 19, 2016.  Godzilla ’54 has a tentative release for July 2016. Quite fitting to have the first Godzilla release the same month as Shin Godzilla?!  Pricing and detailed specs for the figure have not been released at this time. This new Godzilla will be on the heels of the GMK Godzilla which makes the summer of 2016 quite reinvigorating for the S.H. Monster Arts line.

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This is a good time to be a Godzilla 1954 fan because NECA released their version of Godzilla 1954 last year. X-Plus debuted the Gigantic Series Godzilla 1954 slated for release during the summer months as well. Once again, collectors have many options to help feed their FRESH VINYL addiction!

So, what is next? Many SHMA collectors had their doubts about the line for some time as re-issues have taken the release window for more than half a year, leaving the most recent non re-issue release Mecha King Ghidorah from June 2015. The Godzilla 1964 (Mosu-Goji) is currently the only Showa release in the line, until now that is. With the announcement of the Godzilla ’54 coming literally out of no where, this could only leave us to wonder what else Tamashii and Bandai have up their sleeves. Time will tell!

 

FRESH~

FVL RETRUNS in January 2016!

This is a public service announcement brought to you by…me, Mr. Fresh Vinyl..who the heck did you expect!? King Kong!? Heck no! Fresh Vinyl Live will return in January 2016! It has been a while since we had a live broadcast so guess what?! We have lots of new toys to talk about. The last live show was filmed at G-FEST XXII and a pre-recoreded show was filmed in Osaka, Japan in November 2015. There have been lots of new toys announced, released and teased for 2016! Keep an eye open for a show date and time soon! Plan for around mid to late January! IT. WILL. BE. FRESH!

FVL