X-Plus recently revealed their DefoReal Shin Godzilla Clear Version, and now it is officially up for pre-order. This figure is the same previously released (in 2017)but in a clear painted vinyl, it stands 13cm tall, and retails for 6,600 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus and the Godzilla Store and will be released March 2020.
X-Plus has announced two exclusives for Tokyo Comic Con DefoReal Green Hedorah, and DefoReal Mini Shin Godzillas. Hedorah appears to be the same figure previously released but in green, it will be limited to 50, with a web lottery to follow, and retails for 5,000 yen. The mini Shins are smaller than those released previously, 5.5cm tall (9.5 to tip of the tail), come in three colors, red, black, and purple (clear vinyl, blind bag one each), limited to 150 with web lottery to follow, and will retail for 1,000 yen. All will be available at Tokyo Comic Con Nov. 22nd to 24th.
The Godzilla Store is releasing the Gigantic Shin Godzilla 4th Form Red Version, it looks to be the same sculpt as the regular version but in red vinyl. The figure stands 47cm tall (approx 18.5 inches) and is 83cm in length (approx 33 inches), it will retail for 49,500 yen (approx $455 US). It can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for March 2020.
X-Plus has officially revealed the Godzilla 2000 and Orga DefoReal figures, basically mini versions of their larger cousins. The Godzilla 2000 Ric comes with a replacement lower jaw with boat, stands 13cm tall, 10cm wide, and 18cm in length, and it retails for 7,700 yen (7,000 yen on the US site). The Orga Ric features the wide open mouth (looking like he is swallowing Godzilla), the standard is like the larger version it looks to include the alien like the Ric larger one. It stands 15cm tall (to head, 16cm to dorsal fin), and is 23cm in length, it retails for 12,100 yen (11,000 on the US site). Both can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus with release schedule for April 2020.
Bandai is releasing the X-Plus Large Monster Series Shin Godzilla Freezing Version figure, from the ending battle in Shin Godzilla 2016. This figure stands 26cm tall, 37cm to tip of the tail and is approx 44cm in length, it will retail for 20,350 yen. It can be currently ordered from Bandai and may be available from X-Plus as well, with release scheduled for March 2020.
X-Plus has announced the 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection Godzilla 1984 Shinjuku Subcenter Battle Version figure based on the climatic battle with Super X. This figure is 29cm tall and 48cm in length, the Ric verson features a light up gimmick for his fins. The Ric will retail for 29,150 yen, the standard for 27,500 yen, it can be pre-ordered now from X-Plus, Bandai, The Godzilla Store for the Ric and other retailers for the standard, it is scheduled for release in Feb 2020.
Also check out an interview with Yuji Sakai from the X-Plus site below with production images.
The “Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection” series is based on Yuji Sakai ’s garage kit brand “Godzilla Dream”, who is famous as a male of Godzilla modeling. Based on his strict supervision, love and commitment is stronger than anyone else, and commercializes his high-quality prototype and paint reproduction.
Q. Yuji Sakai's latest collection “Godzilla (1984) Shinjuku Subcenter Decisive Battle” has finally started to be booked. Please tell us when this prototype was made with the motif of the scene.
Mr. Yuji Sakai (hereinafter, Mr. Sakai): This work was unveiled as a new garage kit at the Wonder Festival in the summer of 2017.
In this movie's climax, the scene where Godzilla confronting Super X isn't moving but closes its mouth and makes it look cool, and I've always wanted to make it three-dimensional.
No.1 suit and No.2 suit exist in 84 Godzilla, there is a difference in the arrangement of the dorsal fin and the head, the No.2 suit is used for Godzilla in this scene.
The 84 Godzilla, the origin of the Heisei VS Series, was reproduced based on precious materials based on treasured valuable materials, including the posterior arrangement and shape of the No. 2 suit as well as posing.
The biggest dorsal fin in the center is actually only 84 Godzilla, and it is not used at all in the later Biogoji suits. I would like you to pay attention to that area.
Q. Sakai-san's 84-year-old Godzilla is only 30cm in length. I heard that the resin kit was very popular, but I was really looking forward to making this Godzilla soft vinyl.
Mr. Sakai: 84 Godzilla has been shaped with 20 cm, bust and Godzilla complete works so far, but I always wanted to make it with a powerful 30 cm size, so I was happy when I was able to announce it at the summer festival in summer 2017 is.
Whenever we present a new work at Wonfes, we always devise the height, angle, lighting, and background of the exhibition so that those who come to see it can understand the concept of the work.
In this 84 Godzilla, I wanted to get a lot of cool pictures from customers, so I placed a photo of Shinjuku at night in the background, but many people took pictures and tweeted coolly. It was popular.
I am very happy to announce that this work can be delivered as a soft vinyl finished product this year, which is the 35th anniversary of the release of the "Godzilla" movie in 1984.
Q. Mr. Sakai selects items for our products that are released each time, recreates the shape, supervises coloring, etc. Please tell us the points that you were particularly particular about this Godzilla.
Mr. Sakai: In producing the coloring sample this time, we reviewed and verified various 84 Godzilla documents at that time and colored them with a focus on newly discovered items.
Speaking of the dorsal fin, the color was a pearl paint that was bluish in the material at the time, so that color was reproduced.
Q. The limited edition is illuminated and the dorsal fin emits light.
Mr. Sakai: Yes, the limited edition shines with the dorsal fin of the same light-emitting part as the other Heisei Godzilla and other suits.
Since the scene in the play that became the motif this time is a night scene, I hope that the light emission specification will convey the atmosphere.
Q. Please tell us about our special effects image cuts and shooting.
Mr. Sakai: Every time I witness the shooting. Taking care of all angles, I photographed with the staff and photographers to convey the charm of this 84 Godzilla to customers.
Q. We are working hard to reproduce Sakai's prototype and coloring as much as possible when commercializing this finished soft vinyl product.
Lastly, please give a message to the customer from Mr. Sakai.
Mr. Sakai: In this scene, 84 godzillas in this pose are my favorite Godzilla that I really wanted to build. And above all, I've always wanted to have a finished soft vinyl product, so I am very happy to deliver it to you.
I would be happy if you could select the regular version or the limited version of the dorsal light emission and add it to the collection.
Profile of Yuji Sakai
Born in 1958 Born in Fukushima Prefecture. A monster prototype teacher centered on Godzilla.
Itself has been shaping the garage kit more than 170 installment in the "Yuji Sakai molding workshop" to be presided over
worked many also prototype of figure-model of the leading manufacturer, has a reputation in the reproducibility and biological sense of dynamism and abroad Have many fans.
In 1994, Yamato Takeru worked as a model for Orochi. In 1995, Godzilla VS Destroyer worked as a modeling staff member for Godzilla Junior. In 1999, Godzilla 2000 Millennium modeled as a design work. The work is not limited to modeling, such as modeling.
In recent years, he has been supervising monster modeling at the Eiji Tsuburaya Museum in Sukagawa City, Fukushima Prefecture.
His books include “GODZILLA DREAM” and “GODZILLA DREAM evolution” (published by Hobby Japan Co., Ltd.).
X-Plus has announced two new figures the 30cm Series Favorite Sculptors Line Mogera, and Large Monster Series Baragon Fierce Battle Color Version. Mogera was seen previously at NYCC and Super Festival, and is based on a Asai Zokei kit, it stands 25cm tall, features light up eyes and also comes with a Mysterian ship that's 7cm in size. Baragon is the same figure released in 2013 with a new paint scheme and light up horn and eyes (no second head), it stands 23cm tall. Mogera retails for 25,300 yen ($213.64 US), Baragon for 14,300 yen ($120.75 US), both are Ric exclusives, available from both the US and Japanese sites, can be pre-ordered now with release Jan 2020.
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.
X-Plus had a small display at Super Festival 82 but still had a few surprise reveals. On display was new figures DefoReal Mothra 2019, which we originally saw at Wonder Festival via a photo card display, DefoReal Godzilla 2000, DefoReal Orga, Favorite Sculptors Line Mogera 1957, Ultraman Gaia, and Baltan Jr. and Builgamo set, as well as some forthcoming releases. All the new DefoReals were unpainted prototypes Mothra and Orga did not have release dates Godzilla 2000 had a Feb 2020 release date he also had an second lower jaw with a crushed boat (Ric exclusive?). Mogera appear to be based on a Asai Zokei kit, and has a Jan 2020 release date, Ultraman Gaia had a price but no release date and the Baltan Jr and Builgamo set had no release date, these were all fully painted.
X-Plus is releasing the 30cm Series Super Mechagodzilla Super Fight Color Version (fierce battle color). This is the same figure that was released in 2017 with a new paint scheme and light up eyes, it has a non detachable Garuda. It is 35cm tal and retails for 27,500 yen ($225.31 US), it can be pre-ordered from both the Japanese and US X-Plus websites with release scheduled for Dec 2019.