X-Plus has been teasing a Yuji Sakai Shin Godzilla for some time now, and now it's official. The Ric version of this figure features a clear vinyl with silver paint behind it to highlight the red parts of Shin's body (pics reflect difference). Based on a kit this figure stands 29cm tall, and will retail for 28,620 (for the Ric). It can be pre-ordered now with release scheduled for August 2018 (note the Ric version is also available from the Godzilla Store). Two other items from the Ric site, there is a teaser for a 30cm Jet Jaguar, and a interview with Yuji Sakai (bottom).
Mr. Sakai: I'm sorry that I had to give up due to the circumstances of adults such as laws and ordinances although I had repeated research with full-body luminescence. Some luminescence will not be Godzilla of that scene. I apologize, but I said that I should stop firing. In order to make it specification with special feeling suitable for Rick limitation without emitting light, Godzilla in the play was reproduced by the painting method sticking to transparent soft vinyl. I think that the power of a work is sufficiently conveyed even if it does not enter a light source if it is made into a work which looks bright with a painting technique. If this is thought to be amazing with this, it is a request.
Like the fans who would have wanted full-body luminescence, neither I nor the production team staff are disappointing, but I think that this frustration can be resolved in another form.
Q. How is the appearance of the reproduction of Sakai prototype which is the concept of this series?
Mr. Sakai: For now, there is no material more than resin in the reproducibility of prototype, it is a fact that there is a difference in size and detail if it is aligned with the finished product of resin. Still I am confident that the cost effectiveness is the best as I and the staff make efforts aiming at the highest quality of the soft vinyl products. Actually, fans who have acquired my resin kit also have added value to this series and many people have bought a model collection. I am pleased every time a product arrives as a sample myself and I am opening the exciting box (laugh) . I do not think that I can understand how satisfied I am with this series.
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It was an interview that Mr. Sakai's hot feeling was conveyed to "Sakai Yuji Art Collection Collection Godzilla (2016)".
Please also look forward to the future development of "Sakai Yuji Sculpture Collection".
Profile of Mr. Yuji Sakai
Born in Fukushima Prefecture, born 1958. A monster prototype centered on Godzilla.
Itself has been shaping the garage kit more than 160 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 He has many fans.
As a work of a movie, he was involved in modeling of Godzilla Junior as a modeling staffing 1994 "Orochi's model" in 1994 "Godzilla VS Destroya" and in 1995"Godzilla 2000 Millennium" as a design work as a design work Their work is not limited to models, such as shaping.
In his book "GODZILLA DREAM" and "GODZILLA DREAM evolution" (published by Hobby Japan Co., Ltd.).