Ray Harryhausen’s Rhedosaurus 2.0
Awakened from its long hibernation by reckless atomic bomb testing, the Rhedosaurus rises from the ocean depths to attack the human population. It is a vicious ancient creature that creates havoc in a modern New York. The monster attacks and crushes a train car in this new version.
Traditionally sculpted by the artisans of the famed creature shop of Kaibutsuya, this detailed Rhedosaurus statue is made from soft vinyl and stands 32cm tall. The diorama base featuring the train car is polyresin. Each piece is hand-painted to bring out the details of the sculpt.
The Rhedosaurus comes in two variants, either in vibrant color or depicted in the monochrome of a black and white movie.
X-Plus was at Super Festival Extra Vol. 6 and revealed some new figures, kits, and more. The display was light on Godzilla/Ultraman items but still had some cool reveals these included a Cyclops bust (second bust revealed after the Kraken bust), Two Horned Cyclops figure, Creature From The Black Lagoon (the kit is based on the sequel), Trog statue (Trog was a creature who appeared in the 1977 fantasy movie Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger. A cross between a human and ape with a unicorn horn.), King Maimai Larva Stage, and a new version of the Star Ace T-rex a redheaded version. There was also hints at future kits.
There was also a number of current pre-orders on display including Godzilla Ultima, Gamera kit, Jurassic Park T-rex kit, Metropolis Maria Silver Screen Edition kit, and the various Space Cyclops releases.
Wonders Of The Wild Spinosaurus 2.0 Land Version
Star Ace’s “Wonders of the Wild” series has a new version of the Spinosaurus, the largest carnivore of the early Jurassic period. It was like the Tyrannosaurus Rex except for a longer snout and large spine protrusions, indicating that it would have had a large sail-like feature on its back. This version is based on recent discoveries that the Spinosaurus had shorter front arms than previously thought. This dinosaur may have been as long as 15 meters and weigh over 13 tonnes. This version features a new color scheme and depicts the dinosaur on land.
Famed dinosaur sculptor Sean Cooper has re-created this amazing ancient creature based on the fossil evidence. This unique paint job depicts the creature as he may have been on land, after devouring his prey. The polyresin base is habitat diorama featuring the remains of another creature. This polyresin statue has been hand painted by the artisans at Kaibutsuya and is 32 cm long. It is mounted to an environment base with a name plate identifying the scientific name and habitat.
The Deluxe set includes a sculpted replica of the fossil as it was found by paleontologists.
Size: Spinosaurus: 32cm long, 8cm wide, and 17cm tall, Fossil Replica: 37cm long 20cm tall, and 2.5cm deep.
Price: Spinosaurus: $248.99, Spinosaurus and Fossil Replica: $328.99, Fossil Replica: $99.99 (approx).
Release date: Q4 2023.
Star Ace is releasing the Snake Woman Naga Soft Vinyl Statue in two versions NX (standard) and DX (deluxe). Check out the details below.
SNAKE WOMAN (NAGA) 30CM SOFT VINYL STATUE WITH CARPET (RAY HARRYHAUSEN)
In mythology the Naga were beings that could be either human, serpent or something in between. Ray Harryhausen created this dancing Snake Woman and her fluid movements are a testament to his mastery of stop-motion puppetry for The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad.
Star Ace has recreated the Harryhausen puppet as a 30cm tall soft vinyl statue, posed in mid-dance with her four snake like arms extended in all directions. The lower snake portion of her body is detailed with realistic snakeskin texture, and she sits on a base that simulates the exotic carpet of the sultan’s palace.
The Deluxe version also comes with a backdrop that represents the walls of the palace to complete the diorama.
Size: W 33CM X L 28CM X H 21CM
Price: NX $298.99, DX $348.99
Release date: Q2, 2023
Pre-order from Star Ace and other retailers.
Iron Studios is releasing the Jurassic Park/World Icons Statues, these include the Velociraptor A, Velociraptor B, Velociraptor C, Velociraptor Blue B, Mosasaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Dilophosaurus. Prices are $49.99 for the Velociraptors and Dilophpsaurus, $89.99 for the Brachiosaurus, and $219.99 for the Mosasaurus, and they will all be available Q3, with all being available for pre-order now from Iron Studios and other retailers.
Icons is the newest Iron Studios line, composed of statues of the most famous dinosaurs from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, in miniatures over stylized pedestals with the movie logo, thoroughly presenting the same realistic details in their anatomy and painting as seen in their larger-scale statues. A new collection that shall add even more collectors, bringing an affordable, cost-effective format, both in price and in physical space, impressing with their richness in detail and standard of quality and excellence, which are trademarks of Iron Studios.
Introduced in a preview with their prototypes at SDCC 2022, more Jurassic news from the Icons line were revealed in detail on the monthly show Inside Iron Studios Day on YouTube. Already available for Pre-Order, check out also the other Icons statues of Jurassic Park like the Dilophosaurus, three different versions of Velociraptor (A, B and C), and from Jurassic World like T-Rex, Compsognathus, and the Velociraptor Blue with two different versions by Iron Studios. Soon more dinosaurs from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World will come to expand this collection which already has the approval of fans and collectors.
Star Ace is releasing the Triceratops Soft Vinyl Model Kit, a kit based on there original Triceratops vinyl figure. This kit stands 17cm tall, and 40cm in length once assembled, is 10 parts, is limited to 400 pieces, and will retail for $98.99. It can be pre-ordered now from Star Ace and other retailers with release scheduled for Q1/Q2 2023.
X-Plus is releasing the 1/8 Scale Metropolis Maria Plastic Model Kit Silver Screen Version, a new color version of the gold kit previously released. It is approximately 26cm tall when completed (Maria about 22cm tall, base about 4cm tall), it is molded in silver, clear, and dark gray, and it will retail for approximately $49.99 (less at some retailers). It is available from multiple retailers with release scheduled for April 2023.
The silent film "Metropolis," directed by Fritz Lang and released in 1927, a pioneering science fiction movie, is one of the first full-length films in the genre; in 2001, this film became the first film added to UNESCO's Memory of the World Register. Maria, the mechanical human created by the scientist Rotwang in the film, is one of the first and most iconic robots ever depicted on the silver screen -- and now X Plus brings us an amazing model kit of Maria for your own collection! This kit depicts Maria standing in front of a chair in a memorable pose from the film. This version of the kit is molded in silver. Order this truly iconic character for your own collection today!
Graveyard Gallery is releasing the Dream Rocket Giant Robo Luminous Silver Metallic Version figure. This figure stands 24cm tall, it features a metallic paint that glows in the dark, and it will retail for 13,000 yen. It can be pre-ordered now until Dec 12th from Graveyard Gallery with release scheduled for April 2023.
Elasmotherium Rhino (Brown color/Black color)
The Elasmotherium ranged the wide-open plains of Eurasia as recently as 29,000 years ago, making it contemporary with early humans. It was most likely made extinct by the change in climate during the most recent Ice Age. Elasmotherium was as large as a Wooly Mammoth, measuring from 4 to 5 meters in length and standing over 2 meters tall. It may have had a large horn up to 2 meters long used for defense and digging.
Star Ace presents a new statue sculpted by renowned animal sculptor, Sean Cooper as part of the Wonders of the Wild series. This polyresin prehistoric rhinoceros features two bird companions to help keep the larger animal free of bugs, just as birds do for modern rhinos. The Elasmotherium is attached to a base representing its natural habitat.
This polyresin statue is 28cm long and stands 14cm tall. The Elasmotherium will be available with either black or brown fur.
PRODUCT SIZE: STATUE: APPROXIMATELY L 280MM W 140MM H 165MM
RELEASE DATE: Q2, 2023
RETAIL PRICE: $284.99
Bandai is releasing another Crayon Shin-chan Kaiju Shirimarudashi item, the Kaiju Shirimarudashi Roll Paper Cover. This plush Godzilla like character features a human like butt which you can place rolled paper and pull it out of it, it is 41cm tall, 30cm wide, and 31cm deep, and retails for 5,060 yen. It can be pre-ordered from Bandai and other retailers with release scheduled for May 2023.