X-Plus (and Star Ace) made a big splash at NYCC with a number of reveals and an awesome display. Some big reveals (pun intended) were Gigantic Mechagodzilla 1974, DefoReal Rodan (painted), a Skull Crawler to go with Kong Version 2, and the Yuji Sakai Godzilla Final War RMC Poster Version resin statue. Gigantic Mechagodzilla has not been seen in over a year, it was an unpainted prototype but appears to be at least closer to release. The DefoReal Rodans (two, possibly Ric and standard) were not only revealed for the first time but was painted as well (pic from Eric Stolp). We are also getting a Skull Crawler to go with Kong it wraps around he like in the film. Then there was the beautiful Yuji Sakai Godzilla Final Wars statue, which is based on a kit, is incredibly detailed including a base. And we have a paint Allosaurus from One Million Years B.C. and looks like it comes with a caveman with spear (pic from Eric Stolp). Also on display was a number of other figures previously shown. Pics here are via our friends at Power-punch.net.
Marusan is releasing a number of figures in February including Godzilla 1964 Green Glitter, Metarica Godzilla 1971, Gigan 1972 Blue version, two different Giant Guilala, clear green and regular green, Gold Giant Gorilla (Kong), Gappa Family in Gloss Black and Ultraman Ace. Godzilla '64 has a glitter green body (like the '55 last month) stands 23cm tall, and retails for 10,800 yen. Godzilla '71 (with silver and gold highlights) and Gigan are both 23cm tall, Godzilla retails for 7,560 yen and Gigan for 8,640 yen. The Guilala both stand 40cm tall, the clear green version retails for 16,200 yen and the regular version retails for 21,600 yen. The Gold Giant Gorilla stands 28cm and retails for 17,280. The Gappa family (same mold as previous releases) retail for 15,120 yen. And Ultraman Ace stands 30cm and retails for 10,800. All figures can be pre-ordered now from Marusan, some are available to ship internationally, and all will be released in Feb 2019.
Marusan has four Super Festival 77 exclusives (already held in Japan), Hedorah Metarica Star Eyes, Mechagodzilla 450 Lucky Bag, Hedorah 450 Beige Test Version Unpainted, and Giant Gorilla '67 (Kong) 450 Beige Test Version Unpainted. Hedorah Star Eyes features a metallic paint scheme, stands 24cm tall, and retails for 10,800 yen. Mechagodzilla comes in three clear colors with metallic highlights (in a blind/random single figure pack), it stands 30cm tall, and retails for 16,200 yen. Both Hedorah 450 and Giant Gorilla 450 stand 30cm tall and retail for 12,960 yen. All were available in limited quantities.
Marusan is releasing three figures in Sept for there Jet Black Object 450 collection, one new and two re-releases. The new figure is Baragon '66, the re-releases are Godzilla '66 and Giant Gorilla (King Kong) '67. All three figures are 300mm scale (approx 12 inches), will retail for approx $120 US, with pre-orders now and a Sept 2016 release from Hobby Search and other retailers.
Kawakita’s company Dream Planet Japan, Inc. produced a Mechani-Kong figure for Super Festival 62. Photo courtesy of Koichi Kawakita. © Toho Co., Ltd.
The toy and collector's show Super Festival 62 was held on April 28th in Tokyo.