More X-Plus USA GODZILLA SERIES Figures from Diamond in 2017
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Hot on the heels of their recently announced GODZILLA 12IN SERIES 2016-17 lineup, Diamond Comic Distributors has revealed two more figures for 2017. The new additions are sculpted by Yuji Sakai, the artist renowned for his work on the Toho films as well as hugely popular collectibles including model kits, statues, toys, books and the S.H. MonsterArts line.
SciFi Japan has Diamond’s product information for these new X-Plus USA Godzilla figures, along with — as always — exclusive high-res photos courtesy of X-Plus Japan.
The Yuji Sakai Godzilla figures will be available from comic book and collector’s shops including SFJ’s sponsors Anime Jungle and Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles. To find a comic shop near you, visit comicshoplocator.com.
GODZILLA 12IN SERIES: GODZILLA 1989 VS. BIOLLANTE VERSION FIGURE
Item Code: APR158699
Product Size: Height Approximately 11 Inches, Length Approximately 19.5 Inches
Material: PVC (Vinyl)
Expected Ship Date: February 22, 2017
From X-Plus USA. GODZILLA VS BIOLLANTE (ゴジラ VS ビオランテ, Gojira Tai Biorante) is the second film in the second era of Godzilla films, released in 1989. In the film, Godzilla battles an enormous plant kaiju named Biollante, who was created by a scientist using cells from Godzilla himself! The story concept was found in a contest where the producers solicited ideas for the film from Japanese fans. Over 5,000 story ideas were submitted, and the winning entry that was selected was from Shinichiro Kobayashi, a dentist and occasional science fiction writer. Director Kazuki Omori then adapted it into the film’s script. In 2014, the movie was declared the favorite of fans in Japan.
This 12″ scale figure depicts Godzilla as he appeared in the film — his first in the new era to feature an opponent. Originally released in Japan as the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection: Godzilla (1989) Alert Level Four: Osaka Landing (東宝30cmシリーズ 酒井ゆうじ造形コレクション ゴジラ（1989）「第四種警戒体制 大阪上陸」) in September 2014.
GODZILLA 12IN SERIES: GODZILLA 1991 VS. GHIDORAH VERSION VINYL FIGURE
Item Code: APR158700
Product Size: Height Approximately 11 Inches, Length Approximately 18.3 Inches
Material: PVC (Vinyl)
Expected Ship Date: April 26, 2017
From X-Plus USA. GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (ゴジラvsキングギドラ, Gojira Tai Kingu Gidora, 1991) was released in 1991, and was the first film in Toho’s second era of films to feature a kaiju from the previous era — King Ghidorah. Directed by Kazuki Omori and featuring special effects by Koichi Kawakita, the film was the eighteenth installment of the Godzilla series and was one of the most popular entries in the series.
Godzilla’s evolution continues in this film, as the King of the Monsters continues to get bigger, bulkier, and more powerful. This 12″ scale figure captures the massive size and intricate detailing of the Godzilla suit from the film.
Originally released in Japan as the Toho 30cm Series Yuji Sakai Modeling Collection: Godzilla (1991) Gidogoji Hokkaido Version (東宝30cmシリーズ 酒井ゆうじ造形コレクション ゴジラ1991「ギドゴジ北海道バージョン」) in April 2015.
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