X-Plus has announced that they will have a Toho Large Monster Series Frankenstein Soft Vinyl Glow In The Dark Kit at Super Festival 80 April 28th. This kit is based on the previously release Frankenstein figure with both glow in the dark and black parts, and it will retail for 8,000 yen. There will be 75 available at Super Festival with another 75 available via a web lottery afterwards.
X-Plus has announced the Mechagodzilla 1975 Luminescence version, this figure uses the same mold as the version released March 2013. This figure stands 26.5cm tall, features a light up gimmick for the eyes, and retails for 14,040 yen ($117.16 US). It can be pre-ordered now on both the Japanese and US Ric sites, with release scheduled for July 2019.
X-Plus and Bandai are releasing the DefoReal Shin Godzilla Frozen Version figure based on the final scenes of Shin Godzilla. This figure stands 13cm tall and is 20cm tall to the tip of his tail, it retails for 7,992 yen. It can be pre-ordered now from the Bandai Premium webshop (it may be available from X-Plus as well), with release scheduled for June 2019.
X-Plus is re-releasing the Real Master Collection Gotengo Vs. Manda 1963 statue, originally released in 2013 for the film's 50th Anniversary. It doesn't appear to be much different from the former release accept it seems this one can't be separated from the base. It stands 32cm tall, is 52cm in length (the Gotengo is 42cm in length), and will retail for 49,680 yen ($414.58 from the US X-Plus site). It can be pre-ordered from X-Plus (both Japanese and US sites) and the Godzilla Store now with release scheduled for June 2019.
X-Plus is releasing the Large Monster Series Godzilla 1999, the Ric version has a cool extra in a replacement lower jaw (open mouth) and a ship that allows fan to reproduce a scene in the film. The figure stands 23 cm tall and 47cm in length, it will retail for 15,660 yen. The figure can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for May 2019. Also on the Ric site is the Hibiya Godzilla Square Godzilla Statue figure, it is just for the images and info, as it has to be pre-ordered from the Godzilla Store (pics at bottom).
X-Plus has two more figures Monster X and Gigan Night Color Version, both are Large Monster series and Ric only figures. Monster X stands 28cm tall and approx 16cm wide and comes with a support pedestal. It will retail for 16,200 yen and can be pre-ordered from the X-Plus site. Gigan is the same figure released in 2012 but features a new paint scheme and light up eye. It stands 23cm tall and will retail for 14,040 yen, it can be pre-ordered now from the X-Plus site. Both are Japanese exclusive figures and will be released in May 2019.
X-Plus was at Winter Wonder Festival 2019 and had a number of reveals, the biggest reveal (pun intended) was Gigantic Godzilla 2019. This figure was just a prototype but looked awesome, no release date was given but it should be out around the film's release or afterwards. Also on display was Mecha King Ghidorah, this figure was teased when X-Plus showed the two '64 Ghidorahs, it was also a prototype and did not have a release date. What was ready for release was a new Godzilla 2000 LMS figure which should be released May 2019. Next to him was artwork for the second figure designed by Dopepope (Irys was the first), which again he knocked it out of the park. There was a image of a new Godzilla 1964 figure which looks to be when Godzilla comes ashore and sees Rodan. Also on display was Mechagodzilla and Godzilla both appear to be 1974 versions but it is unclear if they were new figures or re-releases. There was a number of DefoReal figures on display, Kong Battling the Mir Squid, and Frozen Shin Godzilla. There was also some Ultraman releases shown including a new Bemstar, and Gomora among others. Check out our Facebook page for more pics, pics from X-Plus, John Ruffin, and others.
X-Plus has announced that they will be releasing their Godzilla/Toho vinyl figures to US customers via their US site. This is a win for US fans because up to now fans would have to go the route of a buying service, or some other means, to get these figures. That round about method would cause them additional cost. While fans would still be paying international shipping it makes it much easier to get these figures now. There are still questions particularly if this affects their agreement with Diamond or not, Diamond cancelled most unreleased figures they had planned. Check out the X-Plus press release below.
GODZILLA FIGURES PRE-ORDER TO FINALLY OPEN TO OVERSEA
Thank you for choosing us and our figures.
Ever since we've opened our website, we had many questions about the availability of our most popular line-up, Godzilla series figures for international customers, but due to legal issues, we could not sell directly outside Japan. We knew the demands of the international customer, and we were working relentlessly to make it possible.
We have good news! Starting from Items dispatched in April, we will be directly offering our Godzilla and other monsters from TOHO KAIJU series to our international customers!
For the first batch of pre-order includes:
- TOHO 30cm series Yuji Sakai Modeling collection Godzilla(2002) “battle in the storm” Shonen RIC Exclusive ($238.83)
- TOHO Large Kaiju series King Caesar Shonen RIC Exclusive ($117.16)
*There will be some items exclusively available in Japan as well.
We'd like to thank you again for choosing us, and we will continue to strive to deliver great quality figures to more people worldwide.
Shonen Ric / XPLUS Co., Ltd.
X-Plus is releasing the DefoReal Godzilla 1971 Fuji Susono Fierce Fight Version figure, a figure based on the final battle with Hedorah. This figure stands 13cm tall, the Ric version has Hedorah's eggs in his hands and a damaged eye, the standard version does not have the eggs or damaged eye. The figure will retail for 6,912 yen and can be pre-ordered now (from X-Plus for Ric), and from other retailers for the standard, with release scheduled for June 2019.
X-Plus has three different Yuji Sakai Shin Godzillas coming to Winter Wonder Festival, two kits, one clear and one red, based on the previously released figure, and one base on the Hibiya Godzilla Square statue. All are 30cm series figures, the clear and the red are the same size as the previously released figure, both are 10,000 yen, the red will be available for pre-order at the X-Plus booth, the clear at the Yuji Sakai booth both are limited quantities. The Hibiya Godzilla Square one includes a base stands 30cm tall (35cm with the base), and retails for 32,400 yen, it will be at the Godzilla Store booth. Also at the X-Plus booth will be a Gigantic Series Glow In The Dark Ultraman figure (same mold as the 2016 figure), it will be 14,000 yen. Winter Wonder Festival 2019 takes place at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Center, Sunday Feb 10, 2019.