Shin Godzilla Red Figure Kit from X-Plus and Kadokawa in March 2017
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Last summer the Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. and the publishing giant Kadokawa Corporation announced they were be partnering on a product tie-in for Toho’s SHIN GODZILLA (シン・ゴジラ, Shin Gojira, 2016) in which Kadokawa would release a pair of mooks (a cross between a magazine and a book) that would be packaged with either a clear red or a glow-in-the-dark green figure kit of the new Godzilla. Scheduled for release in August 2016, the publication/figure sets were never produced.
But, inspired by the demands of Godzilla fans, on December 22nd Kadokawa began taking pre-orders on a new collaboration with X-Plus; a Shin Godzilla limited edition color kit that would be sold on its own. Using the same sculpt as the standard Toho Daikaiju Series: Shin Godzilla figure recently released by X-Plus, the kit is molded with red clear soft vinyl to replicate the nuclear energy that glows from Godzilla’s body in the film.
Unlike the traditional X-Plus Godzilla figures, this item is a kit that must be fully assembled. Model adhesive (not included) is required, and the individual pieces may need to be trimmed with a knife or heated with a hair dryer to fit snugly. Please read the instruction manual carefully before assembly.
This item is sold exclusively by the Kadokawa website and will not be available from retail stores. Pre-orders are open until January 31, 2017. Recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older.
X-Plus is also releasing a glow-in-the-dark purple “roaring” Shin Godzilla kit in conjunction with Premium Bandai.
Toho Daikaiju Series: Shin Godzilla Soft Vinyl Assembly Kit (Red Clear Version) Premium Bandai Limited /東宝大怪獣シリーズ「シン・ゴジラ」ソフビ組立キット（レッドクリアVer.）
■ Set Contents
Godzilla Body Parts (18 Pieces)
Manufacturer: X Plus Co., Ltd.
Sales Agent: Kadokawa Corporation
Product Size: Height Approximately 25cm (9.8 Inches), Length Approximately 50cm (19.6 Inches)
Material: PVC (Soft Vinyl)
Shipping: Late March 2017
Price: ¥10,800 (Approximately $92.10 US, Tax Included)
For more information on SHIN GODZILLA, please see the earlier coverage here on SciFi Japan:
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
- GODZILLA RESURGENCE: More Exclusive High-Res Photos from Toho
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- Toho’s SHIN GODZILLA International Sales Materials
- SHIN GODZILLA: Exclusive High-Res Photos from Golden Village Pictures
- Funimation Films Promo Materials
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Information and High-Res Photos from CatchPlay (Taiwan)
- SHIN GODZILLA North American Theatrical Release News from Funimation Films
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Info, Trailer and High-Res Photos from TGV Pictures (Malaysia)
- SHIN GODZILLA Advance Tickets for North America On Sale Now
- SHIN GODZILLA International Exclusive: Thai Info, Trailers and High-Res Pics from Sahamongkolfilm
- SHIN GODZILLA Roars Onto the Big Screen in 60 Carmike Cinemas in October
- SHIN GODZILLA Stomps on Australian and New Zealand Cinemas in October
- SHIN GODZILLA US Theater List from Funimation Films
- SHIN GODZILLA New York Premiere Coverage and Review
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- SHIN GODZILLA Roars Into Theaters Tonight for Limited Engagement
- SHIN GODZILLA Capsule Reviews
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- Win SHIN GODZILLA Poster from Funimation Films!
- SHIN GODZILLA Extends Run with Encore Saturday Matinee and Screenings in Select Cities thru October 27
- SHIN GODZILLA Update: Matinee and Extended Run Theater List from Funimation Films
- Shin Godzilla 25cm Figure from X-Plus in December
- Shin Godzilla “Luminous Purple” Figure Kit from X-Plus and Premium Bandai in March 2017