Update: these are now available on the X-Plus Japanese site.
Star Ace (X-Plus) is releasing the Kong and Skull Crawler DefoReal figures, which were shown at Summer Wonder Festival. The surprise is that they are being released as a set as well as individual figures. The separate figures don't appear to be any different, with the exception of Kong's left arm and possibly the Skull Crawler's tail, to allow it to stand. The set is 22.5cm tall, Kong is 15cm by himself, and the Skull Crawler is 16cm by itself, all come with logo bases. The figures will be $55 for Kong, $60 for the Skull Crawler, and the set will be about $110, those prices may vary slightly per retailer. Pre-orders are starting now at a number of retailers with release scheduled for 4th Quarter 2018.
Update: these are now available on the X-Plus Japanese site.
Star Ace is releasing the Kong: Skull Island Vinyl Statue in both a standard and deluxe versions. This is the same figure shown by X-Plus in the past (Star Ace and X-Plus are part of the same company). Updated: The deluxe adds a base, damaged helicopter, and a closed left hand that can hold the helicopter (standard has open left hand, note there is only one hand per version) and is limited to 800. It stands 32cm tall for the standard (approx 12.5 inches) the deluxe is 34cm tall (with the base, almost 14 inches), the standard will retail for approx $139.99, the deluxe is $179.99, both will be released around July 2018. Kong is available from Diamond (comic shops, Flossie's, and others), as well as Sideshow (links below). Some retailers are offering discounts.
Prime 1 Studio has officially announced their Ultimate Diorama Masterline King Kong: God of the Skull Island Vs. Skull Crawler statue. This statue stands 80.1 cm, is 66.9 cm wide, and 46.2 cm deep, it comes in two versions regular and deluxe, the deluxe limited to 500, adds two extra heads and hand with the propeller attached. The regular version will retail for 108,900 yen (approx $1021 US), the deluxe is 130,900 yen (approx $1228 US). It is scheduled to be released Apr-June 2019 from Prime 1 and Sideshow Collectibles.
Sideshow purchase links added below, both versions are available with payment plans up to 8 months.
Prime 1 Studio revealed their Kong: Skull Island statue that had been teased some time ago, and it was worth the wait. The statue looks awesome and features what looks to be hair in it, chain and propeller. It also has multiple heads (open mouth, closed mouth, showing teeth) and a separate propeller (possible from when it hits the Skull Crawler), these are most likely for a deluxe version. No info yet on release date or price but expect it to by available from their partner Sideshow Collectibles. Thanks to the various Facebook and Twitter users that posted these pics.
We came across this awesome collectible the Koma Designs The Ape King Resin Model Kit, much like the Maven Collectibles Sun Wukong that we posted about this is a fan created kit. This unpaint kit is for the serious collector and requires a bit of skill to complete but once done it can look pretty cool. Check out the pics and all the details below.
"ALL HAIL THE KING"
From an uncharted island in the Pacific, comes a creature beyond imagination, THE APE KING!
Sculpted by Emiliano Calderón and Diego D. Gonzalez.
The Ape King features:
Three easy to assemble parts.
Model kit is huge, approx 22in tall!
Base is approx 11X10in.
"Accu-Cast" model casting for quick and easy assembly.
Made from resin.
Arms attach with male and female plugs for easy assembly.
Please note: This item is a MODEL KIT.
It requires paint, glue, modeling tools and modeling skills.
This item comes in 3 unpainted parts.
This item does not include paint or glue.
Each is handmade by Artists.
For ages 21+
This item is an extremely limited edition. (link to purchase from Amok Time.com here)
Chronicle Collectibles post an image and a little bit of info on their Kong: Skull Island statue the was announced back at SDCC. The image seems to be design artwork of the statue. Of note it looks very similar to the Maven Collectibles statue and what was teased by Prime 1 Studio. Check out the pic above and their statement below.
"We teased Kong at SDCC, and now we’re ready to reveal a bit more! Coming soon from Chronicle Collectibles, our first statue from the hit film Kong: Skull Island. Designed from the original ILM assets by our very own Paul Francis, Mike Champion, and the director himself, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, this amazing limited edition piece will be available next year for pre-order."
Revealed at the Star Ace booth at NYCC is a Kong Skull Island prototype it appears to be a painted version of the prototype shown at Wonder Festival by X-Plus. While this seems odd it maybe because X-Plus doesn't have a separate booth there. The prototype looks awesome hopefully the final figure will look as good. More info as we get it pics via ToyArk and Kyle Yount.
Prime 1 Studio has teased that they will reveal their Kong statue at Summer Wonder Festival along with a teaser image (above).
From Prime 1
Countdown to Prime1's Summer Wonderfest begins with a big bang. Prime1 is pleased to present the King of monsters, the mighty Kong from Skull Island. This amazing sculpt is the first Prime1 project under the direction of the master sculptor, Pablo Viggiano. The hype beginsss.
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T's Facto (T Yamawaki) is releasing another Godzilla 2014 resin kit to be on display at Summer Wonder Festival. The kit, which comes unassembled and unpainted, will be 32cm tall and 42cm in length once assembled (approx 13inches/17 inches). It is very similar to to previous Godzilla 2014 kit he released that one had a roaring head/pose. The kit will retail for 35,000 yen (approx $309 US) and be released in August2017, pre-ordering should be up soon on his site and can also be done at Wonder Festival.
Maven Collectibles has announced the pre-ordered of their awesome Sun Wukong NeoType 1/6 Scale Kit, this kit depicts Kong battling the large Skullcrawler from Kong: Skull Island. The detail on this kit is amazing and along with the size makes this a must have for a serious collector. The kit is unbuilt and unpainted, comes with two heads (roaring and none roaring). It can be ordered from the Maven Collectibles website here, and will retail for $800 (plus tax and shipping) which can be paid in full or split in two payments. Check out all the details below.
Expected to ship: Dec 2017 – Jan 2018
(Item shown is a prototype. When shipped, the final production piece may differ slightly in appearance.)
Produced by: Maven Collectibles
Sculptor: Camilo “Chris” Aldana
Art Director: Jason Rosa
# of Parts: Approx. 13 pieces
Height x Width x Length: Approx. 17.8” (45cm) x TBD W x TBD L
Product Weight: Approx. 15.00 lbs (6.8 kg)*
From Maven Collectibles - “Is that a monkey?”
Maven Collectibles is excited to unveil this showstopping 1:6th Scale Resin Model Kit. This piece features meticulous craftsmanship (digitally sculpted by Chris Aldana), art direction/model concept by Jason Rosa, and accurately portrays on screen VFX references & original conceptual art. A complete tribute to Legendary Pictures’ groundbreaking film, this kit truthfully serves a piece of the action! From the powerful anatomy of Kong to the skull crawling details of his malicious foe, this piece is incredible! Giving you a Museum and Luxury Grade sculpt that tells your friends & family you are curator to modern art. This is sure to be a breathtaking gift for any Kaiju or Monster Film Collector!
This is an unbuilt & unpainted model kit, personal assembly or hired assembly is required.
“Right off the bat, I knew we needed to do something large and powerful”, says Jason Rosa (CEO/Art Director of Maven Collectibles).
This diorama style kit is something rarely seen in the resin model kit community given the complexity and workload. The main focus is capturing the original concepts, ideas, and film’s aesthetic in a larger than life sculpture. There’s amazing balance of strength and textures present, no detail was overlooked. Scrutiny like Kong’s battled scarred chest, face and chipped ear are all in the proper place for the largest iteration of Kong to date. Of course, the monstrous proportions of the under-earth dwelling menace is not forgotten here either!
“NEOTYPE™ is a very special line for us, it’s for the hardcore fan/collector. A place where we offer what we consider, the ultimate collectible for said property. There isn’t that many great representations of this character and he’s such an important Pop Culture icon. I felt this was the perfect piece to jump off this line. That said, we needed someone special and very in-tuned to the many demands this piece requires.”- Jason
Chris Aldana digitally sculpted this piece but brought so much more to the table. The overall cohesion here is magnificent, with nods to the many iterations of this wondrous beast. Details such as the Skull Island’s gate shown in the kit’s circular plinth, the building size waves that peak at Kong’s ankles, and the anatomy of both creatures-all accurately showcased! This is some of Chris’ greatest work to date and the collaborative process here gives you a taste, of what will be a NEOTYPE™ Kit mainstay.
Being a resin model kit, it allows for customization options in the build such as – 2 interchangeable headsculpts; Kong’s “mean muggin” grimace and/or “roaring portrait” head sculpt. Also, you can finish this to cater to your personal collection. Paint him Bronze w/ patina and make a faux bronze sculpture, or even paint him in a black & white 1933 throwback. Whether you are a seasoned professional like Jon LeGrand or at a beginner skill level, this is a perfect kit to get ignited into the hobby! Estimated at 13 pieces in total, it’s engineered/designed for a no-nonsense build.
**When you finish this we would love to see it, use Instagram hashtag #supamavens and show us your work!**
What is presented here is a complete work of art that tributes a long awaited revitalization to a beloved icon. The idea was to screenshot the presence of the new King of Skull Island. “Sun Wukong” which is Chinese for “Monkey King”, serves as this kit’s name, a mythical figure seen in many legends around the world. However, this could very well in fact be King of them all!
Note to our fans, this section will include all Monsterverse collectibles (Legendary Godzilla/Kong etc.) going forward. Some older posts pertaining to Monsterverse/Kong collectibles are under the Other Kaiju Toys section, we will move them to this section time permitting. Thank you.