X-Plus 25cm Titanosaurus Rises!!

Earlier this month X-Plus teased a 25cm Titanosaurus, which is now available for preorder. Titanosaurus is slated for a late March/early April 20117 release. The RIC exclusive for the figure is offered with a closed fan tail option while the standard option will be an open fan tail. The RIC is priced at 15,012¥/$127. No standard release has been announced at this time, but one can speculate that it will be announced shortly…I guess.  The release of this figure will complete the Terror of MechaGodzilla 25cm line as both the 25cm Godzilla 1975 and MechaGodzilla 1975 have been released already, over three years ago.  Preorder window for the RIC Exclusive closes on January 16, 2017 at 18:00 local time in Tokyo.

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X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 1992 Yuji Sakai REVIEW

Hey guys! Before you watch this video, go in with the mindset that this is my opinion based on how I have seen things evolve within the X-Plus community. New “collectors” within the past 2 years or so seem to not realize how a production line works in a Chinese factory with a small production window. X-Plus has grown immensely in the last few years. They are cranking out more figures in a small window of time. Variances are going to happen from the production line to that of what we see on the prototype. All in all…there is too much bitching and complaining going on over STUPID shit. Enjoy my review:

New X-Plus for 2017!!

Oh boy, X-Plus is running out of the gate for 2017 already! X-Plus is set up at the Tokyo Comic Con and they have teased a new Toho 30cm Series Burning Godzilla, a 25cm Toho Large Monster Series Keizer Ghidorah and Titanosaurs.  In addition to these new figures, a 25cm Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla is on display as well. It looks like this is either a frozen Shin Godzilla or just an unpainted prototype.

The Toho 30cm Series Burning Godzilla should be a FULL SIZE 30cm figure. The RIC Exclusive version has not been revealed at this time but it appears from the placard that the standard version will be ¥22,680/$198 and the proposed RIC will be ¥24,840/$217. When I was in Japan with fellow collectors Kyle, David, Jon and Dell, a year ago at the time of this writing, we saw what appeared to be a prototype 30cm Godzilla 95. I have to go back and look at my pictures from the X-Plus HQ, but the official 30cm Godzilla 1995 pictured here to what I saw appears to be different. Also take note, this will now be the third Burning Godzilla, not including the SDCC or the Freezing GBG, to have come out from X-Plus. We have the original Gigantic Burning Godzilla and the 25cm Burning Godzilla. I can tell you from these early prototype photos of this new 30cm BG, the detail looks way better than the 25cm’s detail. The 25cm Burning Godzilla had somewhat of a lackluster detail and paint job on the face while trying to cover the vinyl to prevent bleed through for the RIC version. Here is to hoping this 30cm version of Burning Godzilla is a home run!  Release should be first quarter of 2017.

For the first time in X-Plus vinyl form, from Godzilla Final Wars, Keizer Ghidorah will be released in the 25cm Toho Large Monster Series line. The proposed standard price will be ¥22,680/$198 and the proposed RIC Exclusive is ¥24,840/$217. Not much of a big difference between the proposed standard and RIC price. One thing is for sure, Keizer Ghidorah will be a pretty big 25cm figure!  Release should be first quarter of 2017!

Now the 25cm Godzilla 1975 and 25cm MechaGodzilla 1975 will have the final piece to complete the line up with a 25cm Titanosaurus! The proposed standard price will be ¥14,580/$127  and the proposed RIC Exclusive is ¥15,012/$131. Hmm…that does not sound right based off what is on the placard. $3 difference from the standard to the RIC. I cannot translate what is on the placard so we will have to wait for further info from another source for the time being. Most of us avid X-Plus collectors already have a 30cm Titanosaurus. Will you be jumping into the 25cm version?!  Release should be first quarter of 2017!

Here is the 25cm Shin Godzilla. The Shin Godzilla in the picture appears to be a prototype,…or is it? This kind of looks like a frozen form of Godzilla from the end of Shin Godzilla once the blood coagulate kicked in, freezing Godzilla’s blood and rendering him frozen in place. Or, this is just an unpainted vinyl prototype made of dark vinyl awaiting the red highlights. The placard states releases dates for December 2016 and January 2017 to coincide with the releases dates for the first and second batches. Yes, there are two batches of the standard 25cm being released because the demand was so high for this figure. Is it just a unpainted prototype or a Frozen form Shin Godzilla?! You tell me!

2017 is starting off hot! I can’t fathom these orders right now at the time of this writing. Get your wallets ready people. Diamond is still releasing their reissues and we also have a new Sakai G92 on the way along with a new repainted RIC Gigan 2004. X-Plus teased a MechaGodzilla 93 a few months ago, so, our plates are full. That is all I have for now! Save up your pennies so you can buy vinyl, fresh vinyl! BAM!

Jet Jaguar Reissue on the way from X-Plus!!

X-Plus is reissuing the 25cm Jet Jaguar!!

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Jet Jaguar is expected to drop at the end of June or early in July this year! The price tag for this is 12,960¥ or $118! Great price right? RIGHT! Better than some of those auctions on eBay or YJ asking for over $500!! The hell with that!!

At this time, it appears this is a RIC only reissue If this is the case, we will not see a standard available on sites like Hobby Search or Amiami. As has been with other re-issue 25cm figures (Godzilla 68, Rodan 64, Anguirus, etc), this will only be able to be purchased through the RIC site.

Jet Jaguar will feature a light up gimmick for the eyes. I’ve been saying the light up gimmick on the X-Plus figures are becoming tiresome but this is a fine example of when it will stand out!

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Also, the original RIC Jet Jaguar came with an extra set of arms as the standard figure comes with open hands already set in place. The RIC extra came with extra arms with clinched fists. This new RIC comes with an open left hand and a cliched fist on the right! Mix of both!!

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The preorder window is open NOW and it will close on May 24th at 6PM Japan time!

I have the 25cm JJ from the G73/JJ from a few years back but this is a must have for me, easily! Fresh!!

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

New X-Plus Announcements!

NEW X-PLUS ANNOUNCEMENTS!! Ok, hopefully by now you have seen these pictures since they popped up on Facebook! At the Spring Miyazawa Model Exhibition, X-Plus revealed a 25cm Leatherback from Pacific Rim, a 30cm MechaGodzilla 1975, a 30cm Battra larvae and a Gigantic Series Godzilla 1962!

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Photo provided by: Dengeki Hobby Web

Gee Okamoto, representative from X-Plus HQ, mentioned last year that we would see Pacific Rim figures from X-Plus and now they are ready to roll out the first release. Leatherback is the first release.  The Pacific Rim line is to be in the 25cm scale. This is a big ass 25cm figure that is for sure. No price or release date for this guy as of yes.

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Photo provided by: Dengeki Hobby Web

 

From the Toho 30cm Series, MechaGodzilla 1975 will be released at the end of June 2016. The price point is looking to be ¥19,440 which is translated to about $179.  First impression of this figure is beautiful. The wear and tear looks spot on. Lots of wrinkles and nice paint apps.

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Photo provided by: Dengeki Hobby Web

Up next is the a Gigantic Godzilla 1962 (King-Goji)! This is a new sculpt from Kaibitsuya! The previous releases in the Gigantic line were stylized where this new Godzilla is quite suit accurate. I love it. While I was in Japan in December 2015 I had the privilege of seeing this figure in clay form still being sculpted. This is a BIG figure. No release date or price set yet but I am going to guess this is going to be over $300 before shipping. Can’t wait for this!

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Last week X-Plus announced via the RIC site a Toho 30cm Series Battra larve! This is a reproduction of the Gow Row kit that came out a few years ago. The RIC exclusive for this release will be light up eyes and horn. This is expected to release at the end of May 2016 with a price point of ¥19,980 or about $183.

We have a hot summer ahead of us from X-Plus. This news also comes on the heels of the Blue Fin announcement that they will be distributing a 25cm King Ghidorah and a 25cm Biollante!! Check out the news for those figures at Kaiju Addicts here!

Start saving your pennies guys! New FRESH VINYL is a coming!!

-Rich