X-Plus was at Summer Wonder Festival 2023, and had a number of reveals and a few surprises with those. First there was a celebration of 20 years of the Large Monster Series, particularly Ultraman, with a joint X-Plus/Tsuburaya display/booth that included basically all the figures from the first four series, Ultra Q, Ultraman, Ultra Seven, and the Return Of Ultraman, as well as other information. Most photos thanks to Gonzalo Colarte.
As far as the new reveals we got the X-Plus/Omega Beast joint figure, Shin Godzilla, it is Gigantic scale but doesn't seem to be drastically different from previous releases, it is for what appears to be a new line the Favorite Products Line. Also on display was a 30cm Series FSL Baragon that looks to be releasing Nov 2023. Two new DefoReals were revealed a Nightmare Gamera with Gyaos, and a Mothra Larva, Gamera was fully painted while Mothra was a prototype, their release dates were only a month apart Nov and Dec 2023 respectively. The surprise was a Godzilla Tower, which is part of the Toho Maniacs line as well as a Gotengo it seems, the Tower is scheduled to be released Dec 2023. One thing fans seem to be on the fence on is inclusion of the balloon (from the "heroes" escape scene). There was also a number of already announced figures on display as well.
On the Ultraman front there was an image of two new Ultra 5000 figures, a number of new Ultra kaiju figures, new Shin Ultraman figures including Zarab as well as some FSL Ultra kaiju. There was also a number of current and soon to be released figures on display as well.
For Ray Harryhausen/X-Plus/Star Ace isn't slowing down, There was the Metropolis Maschinenmensch 1/2 scale bust and a 1/4 scale statue, there was new Minaton statue, the Hydra from Jason and the Argonauts, the Griffon.
X-Plus is also continuing their push into model kit, they are expanding their Universal Monsters line, as well as Jurassic Park/World kits, The Redosaurus with Lighthouse, and kits of Red Sonja and Marilyn Monroe was shown as well. As always we will update with release information once available.
Medicom is releasing the Godzilla Vinyl Wars Godzilla 1973 Anraku Ansaku 2nd Term lottery figure. This figure stands 26cm tall and will retail for 16,500 yen. The lottery can be entered on the Medicom website from July 24th to August 10th, and is scheduled to be released December 2023.
X-Plus has announced their Summer Wonder Festival exclusive figures, the Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1954 "King of the Monsters Godzilla" Soft Vinyl Assembly Kit, and Large Monster Series Garamon Garamon's Counterattack Version. The Godzilla kit is the same as the Godzilla Store version but is molded in brown instead of black, it is 28cm tall once assembled, it will retail for 12,000 yen and be released Aug 2023. Garamon is 24cm tall, includes two badges, will retail for 15,000 yen, and be Aug 2023. Both are limited to 100 pices at the event, with a web lottery of another 100 pieces after the show. Summer Wonder Festival is Sunday, July 30, 2023 at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall.
Bandai is releasing the Fantazzzy TOYS Gigan Soft Vinyl Jungle Green Version figure, a sofubi styled figure. This figure stands 18cm tall, and will retail for 14,080 yen, it can be pre-ordered July 26th on the Bandai website with release scheduled for later this year.
The Godzilla Store is releasing a number of figures, many exclusives, check out the pics and details below.
X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1954 King of Monsters Godzilla Soft Vinyl Assembly Kit Godzilla Store Limited Edition - Based on the figure sold in 2017, it includes solid and clear parts, and will retail for 12,000 yen.
Godzilla Store Limited Movie Monster Series Hedorah 2023 Summer Version- This figure is 15cm tall and will retail for 2,970 yen.
Marusan Godzilla Toho 450 Godzilla Store Limited Figures- All are approx. 30cm tall and will retail for 27,500 yen.
Marusan Godzilla Toho 350 Godzilla Store Limited Figures- All are approx. 22/23cm tall and will retail for 16,500 yen.
All are available for pre-order with release the end of the month.
Also available is the first 8 DeAgostini Toho Kaiju Collection issues, they will retail for the same price as the DeAgostini website, these will be available every other week starting August 12th.
X-Plus is releasing the Real Master Collection Favorite Sculptors Line Destoroyah Aggregate, this resin figure is based on a kit by Kokuryu Koubou/Black Dragon Studios. The figure stands 34cm tall, it is 35cm wide, and is 56 cm in length, it comes with a stand, and it will retail for 49,500 yen. It will be available for pre-order July 23, with the release scheduled for Oct 2023.
Update: this is now available from X-Plus and the Godzilla Store.
X-Plus is releasing the Favorite Sculptors Line 30cm Series Godzilla 1974, previously shown in prototype form. This figure is based on a Monster Maker 28 kit, it stands 31cm tall, and is 32cm in length, the Ric version features light up fins, with the Ric retailing for 24,200 yen, the standard is 23,100 yen. It can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for Oct 2023.
Super7 has announced the Toho ULTIMATES! Wave 4 Space Godzilla & M.O.G.U.E.R.A. figure set, and individual figures. Check out the details on both below.
Toho ULTIMATES! Wave 4 SpaceGodzilla & M.O.G.U.E.R.A.
Fans of Godzilla and Kaiju collectors everywhere rejoice, because looming on the horizon are a pair of new titans to add to your collection! Super7’s latest Toho ULTIMATES! are a pair of Heisei-era favorites: M.O.G.U.E.R.A. and SpaceGodzilla! Featuring intricate sculpting and premium paint detail, these 7” scale, highly articulated, made-to-order Toho ULTIMATES! are ready to take on foes, human and Kaiju alike, and garner a place of honor in your Godzilla collection!
Exclusive Super Pack
Assemble the complete Toho ULTIMATES! Wave 4 collection and receive an exclusive Super Pack with a set of alternate heads specific to these characters! Available only with the purchase of the full wave of Super7 ULTIMATES! Figures from Super7.com.
Toho ULTIMATES! Wave 4 Space Godzilla
SpaceGodzilla has descended from the depths of the cosmos seeking to destroy Godzilla and conquer Earth! This 7” scale highly articulated Toho SpaceGodzilla is inspired by the Heisei-era film Godzilla vs SpaceGodzilla and features intricate sculpting, premium paint detail, and interchangeable heads & hands, as well as multiple crystal formation accessories. SpaceGodzilla may have been able to escape the intense gravity of a black hole, but you’re not going to be able to escape the even more intense desire to add the made-to-order Toho ULTIMATES! SpaceGodzilla figure to your Kaiju collection!
Toho ULTIMATES! Wave 4 M.O.G.U.E.R.A.
It may have been designed to stop Godzilla, but M.O.G.U.E.R.A. needs to team up with its would-be adversary if Earth is to be saved from the terror of SpaceGodzilla! This 7” scale, highly articulated Toho ULTIMATES M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is inspired by the Heisei-era film Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla and features interchangeable heads, a set of removable wings, and hinged drill hands that open to reveal Spiral Grenade Missiles. M.O.G.U.E.R.A. is the best defense humanity has against the Kaiju threat and the made-to-order Toho ULTIMATES! M.O.G.U.E.R.A. figure is your best defense against a collection without a Kaiju-stopping mech!
Retail price: Set - $170, Individual figures $85
Release date: April 2024
Banpresto's Ichiban Kuji Prize division has announced the Godzilla Minus One prize items, like with previous prize/lottery items there are figures as well as other items. The prizes are as follows A prize Godzilla (2023) SOFVICS, B prize dorsal fin plate, C prize Godzilla design mug cup, D prize gauze towel, E prize acrylic stand collection, F prize black tumbler, G prize canvas style illustration board & logo sticker, H prize monster head Magnet, Last One Award Godzilla (2023) SOFVICS Heat Radiation Version, and Double Chance Campaign Godzilla (2023). The figures are 23cm tall, and the entry fee is 900 yen, the items are scheduled to be released Nov 18th 2023. There is a good chance that the A prize will be available for purchase as has other A prize figures have been in this series before.
Update: the main prize figure is now up on Big Bad Toy Store's website, and should be up on other retailer's sites as well soon.
Updated: with all images.
Uman Studio is releasing the Mechagodzilla 2003 Statue, a premium resin statue. This statue stands 85cm tall, 85cm wide, and 90cm deep, it features light up eyes, the statue features a damaged cityscape base, with nameplate, it is limited to 150 pieces, and the statue will retail for $2038.00. It can be pre-ordered now from select retailers like Orzgk.com (which shows it at a large discount) with release scheduled for Q3/Q4 2023.