Wednesday, 29 April 2015

June 2015 X-Plus Listings!

X-Plus has a heck of a lineup coming this June!

First and foremost is the highly anticipated Toho 30cm Series Legendary Godzilla figure from last year's blockbuster reboot from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. This thing is absolutely beautiful! Officially the figure stands at a whopping 32cm, making it one of (if not) the largest Godzillas in the 30cm series of figures. The RIC Boy exclusive, as revealed not too long ago, is a mini figure of the Male MUTO. Bare in mind that the MUTO figure is not in scale with Godzilla by any means, but regardless, it is still an impressive add-on. I'll definitely be buying the RIC Boy version! The standard version of this figure is already available to preorder from Hobby Search and Amiami.

Sunday, 26 April 2015

X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 2014 RIC Boy Exclusive Revealed!

X-Plus has revealed the exclusive add-on for their RIC Boy exclusive internet release for the upcoming Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014 vinyl figure: the Male MUTO!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Original Figure Review - X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Anguirus 1968

Much like the previously reissued X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Godzilla 1968, X-Plus recently released their reissue for their Anguirus 1968. Why are they reissuing these figures? If you're unfamiliar with X-Plus the company has essentially been releasing figures from the monster smash, Destroy All Monsters (1968,) as a means for collectors to build a display culminating with last December's release of the Toho Large Monsters Series King Ghidorah 1968. As of the start of 2015, X-Plus has been reissuing key figures for said display (Godzilla 1968 in January, Anguirus 1968 in March, Gorosaurus in May, and so on.) 

Original Figure Review - S.H. MonsterArts Mecha King Ghidorah

For me, this is the primary S.H. MonsterArts figure that I have been looking forward to for the last several months. Mecha King Ghidorah was another inevitable release into this figure line. The original S.H. MonsterArts King Ghidorah was first released back in September 2012 with reviews ranging from highly positive to somewhat mixed. Based on my experience with that particular figure :cough: broken wing :cough: I was prepared to be very careful when it came to handling Mecha King Ghidorah. 

Does this figure meet its expectations and corrects the issues presented in the original King Ghidorah figure? Let us take a look!

FRESH VINYL REVIEWS X-Plus Toho Large Monsters Series Godzilla 1973

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

X-Plus 30cm Godzilla 2014 & Kaiju Museum UPDATES

At a recent event, X-Plus debuted their fully colored version of the upcoming X-Plus Toho 30cm Series Godzilla 2014, which now has a release date set for June. Also, X-Plus has unveiled two new pieces for their upcoming Toho Kaiju Museum line: Godzilla 1964 and Mothra 1964. The Gigan 2004 sculpt was also updated to represent its upgraded form from Godzilla: Final Wars.

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Shinji Higuchi & Hideaki Anno to Direct Toho's NEW Godzilla!

Toho's official teaser image for the new Godzilla

Fan boys and girls rejoice! Toho recently announced the two men who will be bringing the good ole' classic Japanese Godzilla back for the first time in 12 years: Shinji Higuchi and Hideaki Anno.

Those two names should ring a bell for those who are into anime and tokusatsu. Shinji Higuchi has served as Special Effects Director for Shusuke Kaneko's highly regarded GAMERA trilogy (1995-1999,) and is the Director for this summer's highly anticipated two-part live action adaptation of Attack on Titan. He has also worked on multiple other films and anime worth checking out. Higuchi will be Director and Special Effects Director for Godzilla.

Hideaki Anno is a big name in the world of anime. He is the creator and director of the groundbreaking Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise, which he and Higuchi both worked on together, as well as served as director for the live action adaptation of Cutie Honey. Anno will be serving as Supervising Director and Writer for Godzilla.

These two men have been lifelong friends and big fans of tokusatsu and the Kaiju genre. Read more about Toho's official announcement and statements by both Higuchi and Anno at August Ragone's blog, The Good, the Bad, and Godzilla.