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    X-Plus Giant Monster Figure Lineup for March 2019

    Photos courtesy of X-Plus. Godzilla, Gaira and Sanda TM & © TOHO CO., LTD. Ultraman 80 and King Maimai © © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS.

    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 daikaiju-sized photos of their giant monster figures scheduled for release in March 2019. The company`s official Shonen-Ric as X-Plus website offers Exclusives and Limited Editions with bonus features or extra pieces not available from other retailers, with shipping on some items also now available to customers in North America, Hong Kong, Korea and Taiwan. The standard "General Distribution" versions of the figures are sold by stores and online retailers, including SFJ sponsor Anime Jungle. 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 Limited Edition: Godzilla (2016) Second Form Clear Version /????????? ???? ???(2016)?2?? ???Ver. Sales Agent: Plex Co., Ltd. Product Size: Height Approximately 12cm (4.7 Inches), Length Approximately 53cm (20.9 Inches) Product Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figure; Some Assembly Required Shipping: March 2019 Price: ¥16,200 (Approximately $149.00 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Shin Godzilla Body Shin Godzilla Tail Display Base Instruction Manual First released by X-Plus in October 2017, the odd crawling form of Godzilla from SHIN GODZILLA returns to the Toho Daikaiju Series in a new Limited Edition version, molded in clear vinyl. With a total length of approximately 53cm, the sculpt faithfully reproduces Godzilla’s long, awkwardly shaped body with prominent gills and large eel-like eyes. The back of the figure is sprayed with silver paint to contrast with the clear vinyl on the rest of the body, producing an overall glossy feel under light. This item is sold exclusively by the Premium Bandai website and Toho’s official Godzilla Store. It will not be available from Shonen-Ric or retail stores.

    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.

    Toho 30cm Series Limited Edition: Godzilla (2016) Third Form Clear Version /??30cm???? ???? ???(2016)?3?? ???Ver. Sales Agent: Plex Co., Ltd. Product Size: Height Approximately 29cm (11.4 Inches), Length Approximately 48cm (18.9 Inches) Product Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figure; Some Assembly Required Shipping: March 2019 Price: ¥21,600 (Approximately $198.67 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Shin Godzilla Body Shin Godzilla Tail Display Base Instruction Manual First released by X-Plus in November 2017, the bipedal third form of Shin Godzilla also returns in a new Limited Edition version, molded in clear vinyl. The 30cm Series figure depicts the King of the Monsters’ altered appearance in the film. The back of the figure is sprayed with silver paint to contrast with the clear vinyl on the rest of the body, producing an overall glossy feel under light. This item is sold exclusively by the Premium Bandai website and Toho’s official Godzilla Store. It will not be available from Shonen-Ric or retail stores.

    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.

    DefoReal Series: Godzilla (1998) /?????? ???(1998) Sales Agent: PLEX Corporation Product Size: Height Approximately 13cm (5.1 Inches) Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figure Package: Window Box Shipping: March 2019 Price: ¥6,912 (Approximately $63.57 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Godzilla Limited Edition Price: ¥7,992 (Approximately $73.51 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Godzilla Baby Godzilla on Display Base The American version of Godzilla from TriStar Pictures` GODZILLA (1998) comes to the DefoReal Series in March. Also known in Japan by the nickname "Emegoji" -- after the film`s director, Roland Emmerich -- the monster was a vastly different take on Toho`s King of the Monsters. The DefoReal figure maintains the line`s balance of cuteness and coolness, mixing the SD (Super Deformed) style with realistic reptilian textures. X-Plus` Shonen-Ric website and Toho`s official Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition version with a bonus hatching Baby Godzilla on a display base (that even includes a fish!), not available from retail stores.

    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.
    Limited Edition version with bonus Baby Godzilla on display base. 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. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Daikaiju Series: ULTRAMAN 80 Fighting Color Ver. -- Shonen-Ric Exclusive /??????? ??????80 ?????Ver. ???? Product Size: Height Approximately 23cm (9 Inches) Material: PVC (Figure), ABS (Display Stand, Support Arm) Specifications: Complete Painted Figure Shipping: March 2019 Price: $117.16 US/¥14,040 (Tax Included) ? Set Contents Ultraman 80 Light-Up Display Stand Support Arm Instruction Manual First released in June 2014, the Daikaiju Series: ULTRAMAN 80 Version 2 figure is being reissued with fighting coloration. After carefully studying the colors of Ultraman 80 in battle scenes, X-Plus has adjusted the tone of the red parts of the suit and added muddy details to the silver parts of the body. This new edition comes with a built-in LED light system for 80`s eyes and color timer. By turning the switch, the color timer can be changed from solid blue to blinking red. The light-up gimmick uses four LR44 coin batteries (sold separately). This item is sold internationally by the Shonen-Ric website, 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
    The figure comes with a light-up feature for 80`s eyes and color timer. Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS
    Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

    Daikaiju Series: King Maimai DUEL IN THE SUNSET Color Ver. -- Shonen-Ric Exclusive /??????? ??????? ????????Ver. ???? Product Size: Figure Height Approximately 26.5cm (10.4 Inches) Specifications: Complete Painted Figure Material: PVC Shipping: March 2019 Price: $117.16 US/¥14,040 (Tax Included) ? Set Contents King Maimai Body King Maimai Tail Instruction Manual First released by X-Plus in June 2013, King Maimai from RETURN OF ULTRAMAN Episode 32: DUEL IN THE SUNSET (?????, Rakujitsu no Kett?), returns to the Daikaiju Series with a new paint scheme based on the Protean Monster`s iconic sunset battle scene against Ultraman Jack. X-Plus` sculptors have carefully recreated King Maimai`s unique design, including the texture of the wings and its insect-like monstrous body. And much effort was put into the coloring as well, with one side of the body lightened by the sunset and the other side covered in shadow. This item is sold internationally by the Shonen-Ric website, 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
    Ultraman Jack sold separately. Photo courtesy of X-Plus. © TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS

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

    Gigantic Series: Godzilla (1989) /??????????? ???(1989) Sales Agent: PLEX Corporation Product Size: Height Approximately 52m (20.5 Inches), Length Approximately 51cm (20 Inches), Width Approximately 62cm (24.4 Inches) Material: PVC Specifications: Complete Painted Figure; Some Assembly Required Package: Closed Box Prototype Production: Monster Store Shipping: March 2019 Price: ¥54,000 (Approximately $496.68 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Godzilla Body Godzilla Tail Shonen-Ric Limited Edition Price: ¥54,000 ? Set Contents Godzilla Body Godzilla Tail Interchangeable Lower Jaw Instruction Manual From GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE (??? VS ?????, Gojira Tai Biorante, 1989), the fan-favorite “Biogoji” Godzilla design comes to the Gigantic Series. Shonen-Ric and the Godzilla Store are offering a Limited Edition of this figure features dorsal fins molded in phosphorescent material that will glow in the dark. This version also comes with a bonus interchangeable lower jaw so Godzilla can be posed with his mouth closed.

    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 Limited Edition figure comes with glow-in-the-dark fins. Photo courtesy of X-Plus. TM & © TOHO CO., LTD.
    The Limited Edition Godzilla also comes with a replacement closed lower jaw. 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.

    Toho Daikaiju Series: Sanda vs. Gaira Soft Vinyl Statue /????? ??????? ???????? Sales Agent: Plex Co., Ltd. Sanda Size: Height Approximately 22cm (8.7 Inches), Width Approximately 19cm (7.5 Inches) Gaira Size: Height (Without Support Arm) Approximately 18cm (7 Inches), Width Approximately 16cm (6.3 Inches) Product Material: PVC, ABS (Figures), Iron (Support Post), PVC (Display Base) Specifications: Complete Painted Figures; Some Assembly Required Shipping: March 2019 Price: ¥24,840 (Approximately $228.47 US, Tax Included) ? Set Contents Sanda Gaira Display Base Support Post Instruction Manual The Sanda and Gaira figures released by X-Plus in 2018 have been reworked for a new set based on a famous publicity still for WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (????????????? ???????, Furankenshutain no Kaiju: Sanda Tai Gaira, 1966). Sanda features a newly-sculpted lower body. He is posed to confront Gaira, who is depicted in a dynamic leap as portrayed by legendary suit actor Haruo Nakajima. Gaira also has a new lower body sculpt, comes with a support post and display base, and is painted to display wounds from the Self Defense Force`s maser cannon attack. Each figure includes a built-in gimmick to move the monsters’ eyes. This item is sold exclusively by the Shonen-Ric and the Godzilla Store. It will not be available from retail stores.

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


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