I was trying to think how to best wish you all a Happy Halloween when I saw one of X-Plus Collector David Eric Dopko‘s photos that just says it all.
By John Stanowski Originally posted October 30th, 2018 on Kaiju Addicts.
Jeremy Soles, of Summit Kaiju, has been dishing out awesome X-Plus figure composites and is a fresh voice. He’s not afraid to avoid “shouting” in his photos. He often chooses to “step back” and show figures from a distance. This gives them a fresh, surprising and realistic quality.
(All Photos ©, Jeremy Soles.)
By John Stanowski Originally posted May 28th, 2016 on Kaiju Addicts.
Yesterday, X-Plus tweeted a photo of the upcoming Large Monster Series Pacific Rim Leatherback under a black light with exciting results. Seen above is the Standard version of the figure glowing as the monster did in the movie.
And the Ric Boy version looks even more brilliant…
Before you get excited, these photos most likely look more brilliant than they would in person. Taking photographs in low light requires longer shutter speeds and it’s difficult to capture what the eye sees. This is good news for the toy photographer as you should be able to reproduce these results.
That’s assuming, of course, that X-Plus shot the same figures we’re all about to get and didn’t use special paint just for these photos.
Leatherback is available to pre-order Now!
If you want the Ric Boy version you better act now. Pre-orders close on May 24. And don’t forget that Japan is in our future, so make your deadline May 23.
The Ric comes with a wider mouth, erect head tendrils, extended gill plates on the back and more greenish paint highlights all around.
By John Stanowski Originally posted May 21st, 2016 on Kaiju Addicts.
Toy photographer, John Ruffin, is featured in the current edition of G-Fan Magazine (Issue #111). As you can see, he and his X-Plus vinyl collection have made the cover! An earlier post John made on the art and technique of toy photography will be included. If you can’t wait to get the issue, you can visit his website at http://mykaiju.com/.
You can get more information on G-Fan Magazine here.
By John Stanowski Originally posted February 18th, 2016 on Kaiju Addicts.
X-Plus collector and diorama photographer, Steve Harron, likes to keep our jaws on the floor. His latest shot features his Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 1954 advancing through the bay to a row of unsuspecting N-scale buildings.
By John Stanowski Originally posted December 11th, 2015 on Kaiju Addicts.
Collector Sam Torres takes some seriously AWESOME X-Plus diorama shots.
(All Photos ©, Sam Torres.)
By John Stanowski Originally posted August 16th, 2015 on Kaiju Addicts.
Fellow Philadelphian and X-Plus collector John Ruffin takes photos of a wide array of awesome Japanese toys and collectibles for his web site My Kaiju Godzilla. With John’s permission, I’ve selected a small sampling of his skills to share with you here.
(All Photos ©, John Ruffin.)
Visit My Kaiju Godzilla for more kaiju shots from John Ruffin!
By John Stanowski Originally posted February 4th, 2015 on Kaiju Addicts.
Sugoi! Have you ever wondered what your X-Plus Gigantic Series Godzilla 1995 vinyl figure would look without those itchy, burning patches? Now, thanks to collector Mark Callaway ((Leslie Chambers) a regular on the X-Plus Kaiju Collectors Club Facebook Group), you don’t have to!
Mark made the bold move to cover those brilliant, translucent firey patches of red and orange with a fresh coat of standard Godzilla-black.
He feathered in an ash white over those burning dorsal plates as well. The only part he couldn’t resolve were those tiny, piercing eyes which he left as they are.
So, why the hell would anyone give up those awesome burning patches that came with the figure?
That’s easy. Mark has more than one!
By John Stanowski Originally posted November 17th, 2014 on Kaiju Addicts.
Nakajima-san And X-Plus!
Godzilla suit actor Haruo Nakajima (中島 春雄) posed with this X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Gaira for collector Dell Champagne Martinez this weekend at the Monsterpalooza convention in Burbank, California.
Nakajima-san is mostly known for wearing the Godzilla suit from 1954 to 1975, but he also dabbled with other kaiju. He wore the Gaira suit in The War of the Gargantuas (フランケンシュタインの怪獣 サンダ対ガイラ) in 1966.
I wonder if Dell had trouble getting his X-Plus figure back. Nakajima-san doesn’t appear to want to let it go!
See my Kaiju Addicts X-Plus War of the Gargantuas Vinyl Figure Review.
By John Stanowski Originally posted March 30th, 2014 on Kaiju Addicts.
KaijuCast Controller, Kyle Yount, and X-Plus Collectors Loren Portillo, Jonathan Peter Lee and Dell Champagne Marinez pose with legendary suit actors Haruo Nakajimi (Godzilla) and Bin Furuya (Ultraman) at the Kirk Von Hammett’s Fear FestEvil this past weekend in San Francisco. They show off their love of X-Plus vinyl figures with the X-Plus Pose while the esteemed guests enacted Ultraman’s Spacium Pose.
By John Stanowski Originally posted February 11th, 2014 on Kaiju Addicts.
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