SciFi Japan

    X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for April 2018

    Photos courtesy of X-Plus. King Crab © Tsuburaya Productions. Gaira, Sanda and Godzilla TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Product Info and Exclusive GIANT High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus! Author: Keith Aiken Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd. Special Thanks to Shingo Fujimoto

    A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE

    The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and 70 daikaiju-sized photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in April 2018. X-Plus` monster figures can be purchased directly from the company`s official Shounen Ric website. Shounen Ric offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers including SFJ`s sponsors Anime Jungle and Flossie`s Gifts & Collectibles. Most X-Plus figures are recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Toho Daikaiju Series: Sanda /????????? ??? Sales Agent: PLEX Corporation Product Size: Height Approximately 24cm (9.4 Inches) Material: PVC, ABS Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required Package: Window Box Shipping: April 2018 Price: ¥12,960 (Approximately $121.05 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Sanda Display Stand with Support Arm The primary focus of X-Plus` Daikaiju Series for April is the fan-favorite Toho classic, WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (????????????? ???????, Furankenshutain no Kaiju: Sanda Tai Gaira, 1966), with the monsters Sanda and Gaira released both separately and in a 2-figure set. The sculpt of the heroic Brown Gargantua, Sanda, features details such as the dry, monster`s cracked skin. The figure also comes with a built-in gimmick to move the monsters` eyes.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    The Sanda figure`s eyes can move from side to side. Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Toho Daikaiju Series: Gaira /????????? ??? Sales Agent: PLEX Corporation Product Code: 411-PSSG04R Product Size: Height Approximately 22cm (8.7 Inches) Material: PVC, ABS Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required Package: Window Box Shipping: April 2018 Price: ¥12,960 (Approximately $121.05 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Gaira Display Stand with Support Arm The sea-dwelling, man-eating Green Gargantua, Gaira, is accurately depicted with a slick scaly body. The figure also features a built-in gimmick to move the monsters` eyes.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    As with Sanda, the Gaira figure`s eyes can move from side to side. Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Toho Daikaiju Series: Sanda vs. Gaira -- Shounen Ric Limited Edition /????????????????????????????? Sales Agent: PLEX Corporation Product Code: 411-PSSG04R Sanda Size: Height Approximately 24cm (9.4 Inches) Gaira Size: Height Approximately 22cm (8.7 Inches) Material: PVC, ABS (Figures); PVC (Display Stand) Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required Package: Closed Box Shipping: April 2018 Price: ¥27,000 (Approximately $252.18 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Sanda Gaira 2 Interchangeable Sanda Arms 2 Interchangeable Gaira Arms Display Base 2 Display Stands with Support Arms Instruction Manual The Shounen Ric website is offering the Sanda and Gaira figures packaged together in a Limited Edition WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS set. The features and display stands for the individual figures are included, along with bonus arms for both to allow the monsters to also be posed grappling as depicted in a famous publicity photo for the film. An exclusive display base for this pose is also part of the set.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE Toho Daikaiju Series: Godzilla (2001) /FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE ????????? ???(2001) Sales Agent: PLEX Corporation Prototype Sculptor: Shunsuke Niwa (MONSTER MAKER 28) Product Code: 411-PSGN04R Product Size: Height Approximately 28cm (11 Inches) Material: PVC Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required Package: Closed Box Shipping: April 2018 General Distribution Version Price: ¥16,275 (Approximately $152.01 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Godzilla Body Godzilla Tail Shounen Ric Limited Edition Light Up Version Price: ¥17,820 (Approximately $166.44 US, Tax Included) Product Code: 411-PSDG03R Power Supply Unit Material: ABS ? Limited Edition Contents Godzilla Body Godzilla Tail Power Supply Unit Instruction Manual Who will be the last monster standing? The popular Godzilla design from GODZILLA, MOTHRA, KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK (?????????????? ??????, Gojira Mosura Kingu Gidora: Daikaijuu Sookoogeki, 2001) returns to the Toho Daikaiju Series with this new soft vinyl figure. Part of the FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE based on previously released/limited edition models from top sculptors, the Godzilla (2001) figure was created by Shunsuke Niwa of the studio MONSTER MAKER 28. Niwa is also the sculptor of the Toho Daikaiju Series: King Ghidorah (2001 Edition) released in April 2017 and the Toho Daikaiju Series: Mothra (2001) & Baragon (2001) set from this past January. The Shounen Ric website is offering an exclusive version of Godzilla (2001) with a built-in light-up gimmick for the monster’s dorsal fins, not available from other retailers. The LED lights are powered by a battery box using two AAA batteries (sold separately).

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Shouenen Ric Light Up Version. Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.

    Daikaiju Series: King Crab -- Shounen Ric Exclusive /??????????????????????????? Product Code: 411-TSKG04R Product Size: Height Approximately 25cm (9.8 Inches) Figure Material: PVC Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required Package: Window Box Shipping: April 2018 Price: ¥16,740 (Approximately $156.35 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents King Crab Body King Crab Tail King Crab from Tsuburaya Productions’ ULTRAMAN ACE (??????A?????, Urutoraman Eesu, 1972-1973) joins X-Plus` Daikaiju Series figure line in April. Introduced in Episode 15: CURSE OF THE BLACK CRAB (??????, Kuroi Kani no Noroi), King Crab was one of the Super Beasts sent by the evil alien Yapool to battle Ace and the defense team TAC (Terrible Monster Attacking Crew). This item is sold exclusively online by Shounen Ric and will not be available from retail stores.

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © Tsuburaya Productions.


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