Godzilla 1954 (Biting Train Color Ver.) Wonder Festival Winter 2017 Exclusive from X-Plus
Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd.
Special Thanks to Jun Umeji
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
The Japanese toy company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of their Event Exclusive Toho 30cm Series: Godzilla 1954 (Biting Train Color Ver.) figure to be sold at the upcoming Tokyo hobby show, Wonder Festival. The Winter 2017 Festival will be held Sunday, February 19th at Makuhari Messe exhibition center.
Toho 30cm Series: Godzilla 1954 (Biting Train Color Ver.) — Event Exclusive /東宝30cmシリーズ 「ゴジラ1954（電車咥え総天然色ver.）」 イベント限定商品
Sales Agent: Plex Co., Ltd.
Prototype: Ryu Oyama, Horizon Studio
Product Size: Height Approximately 34cm (13.4 Inches), Length Approximately 42cm (16.5 Inches)
Figure and Display Stand Material: PVC (Soft Vinyl)
Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required
On Sale Date: February 19, 2017
Price: ¥23,000 (Approximately $203.84 US, Tax Included)
■ Set Contents
In 2011, Horizon Studio released the painted garage kit “First Godzilla/Train Biter” (初代ゴジラ／電車咥え) by sculptor Ryu Oyama (Kaiju Remix Series, X-Plus Gigantic Series: Godzilla 1995). Based on a famous publicity still of Godzilla’s attack on Shinagawa Station in the original GODZILLA (ゴジラ, Gojira, 1954), Oyama’s sculpt depicted the King of the Monsters clutching a passenger train in his hand and jaws, and came with a display base featuring the ruins of the Sukiya Bridge in Ginza.
In February 2016, X-Plus offered a monochrome, soft vinyl version of Oyama’s Godzilla as part of their Toho 30cm Series, with the figure was painted in grey tones to replicate the look of the black-and-white movie.
This month, X-Plus will release two new editions of the “Biting Train” figure. The first is the Color Version, sold exclusively thru the company’s Shounen Ric website. Painted in “total natural colors” inspired by the original Japanese film posters, this version features a green train. The figure also comes with a new, battery-powered light-up feature for Godzilla’s dorsal fins.
The second edition is the Wonder Festival Event Exclusive painted Godzilla with white eyes (in the style of Godzilla’s appearances in GODZILLA, MOTHRA & KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL-OUT ATTACK and ALWAYS- SUNSET ON THIRD STREET- 2) and holding a red train. Unlike the Shounen Ric version, there is no light-up gimmick.
The production run for the Event Exclusive Godzilla 1954 is limited to 100 pieces. 50 figures will be sold during Wonder Festival at the X-Plus booth on a first-come, first-served basis. The remaining 50 will be offered by Shounen Ric, which will hold an online lottery to purchase the figure via mail order.
Recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older.