Gigan (2004) “Startup” Figure from X-Plus and Premium Bandai in December 2016
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
— Xilian Controller (GODZILLA: FINAL WARS)
The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their latest collaboration with Bandai; a new version of the Gigan figure from GODZILLA: FINAL WARS (ゴジラ ファイナルウォーズ, Gojira: Fainaru Uoozu, 2004).
Originally released by X-Plus in December 2013, the figure is now being reissued with a new paint scheme reflecting the cyborg monster’s introduction in FINAL WARS. In the movie, Gigan’s body is recovered off the coast of Hokkaido, where it has lain dormant for 12000 years. Revived at the command of the Xilian invaders, Gigan shakes off the centuries of sediment attached to its body and joins the alien forces attacking Earth.
To replicate this scene, the Gigan “Startup Version” features faded colors with extensive weathering. The figure also comes with a new light-up feature for Gigan’s visor which requires two LR44 button cell batteries. A test battery is included.
This item is sold exclusively by X-Plus’ official Shounen Ric website and the Premium Bandai website and will not be available from retail stores. Recommended for fans and collectors age 15 years and older.
Toho 30cm Series Gigan (2004) Startup Ver. /東宝30cmシリーズ ガイガン（2004） 起動ver.
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Power Supply Unit
Manufacturer: X Plus Co., Ltd.
Sales Agent: Plex Co., Ltd.
Product Size: Height Approximately 33cm (13 Inches)
Figure Material: PVC (Vinyl)
Power Supply Unit Material: ABS (Plastic), PE (Polyethylene), PVC
Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required
Package: Closed Box
Shipping: Late December 2016 – Early January 2017
Price: ¥20,000 (Approximately $193.38 US, Tax Included)