X-Plus Launches New FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE With 30cm Vakishim
Product Info and High-Res Photos, Direct from X-Plus!
Source: X-Plus Co., Ltd.
Special Thanks to Jun Umeji
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Note: This item is still in the unpainted prototype stage. SciFi Japan will run photos of the finished, painted figure as soon as they’re available.
The Japanese collectibles company X-Plus Co., Ltd. has provided SciFi Japan with information and high-res photos of Vakishim, the first giant monster figure in their new FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE.
Vakishim was introduced in Tsuburuya Productions’ ULTRAMAN ACE (ウルトラマンA（エース）, Urutoraman Eesu, 1972-73) Episode 3: BURN! SUPER-BEAST HELL (萌える 超獣地獄, Moeru Choujuu Jigokuu), a Super-Beast synthesized from a caterpillar and a space monster by the evil alien Yapool. The fan favorite returned in ULTRAMAN MEBIUS (ウルトラマンメビウス, Uruotraman Mebiusu, 2006-07) asnd has appeared in various Ultra shows and movies over the past decade.
The FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE offers soft vinyl figures based on previously released/limited edition models from top sculptors. It will act as an “umbrella line”, incorporating figures from X-Plus’ Toho and Tsuburaya Daikaiju and 30cm Series, the Gigantic Series, and more. The 30cm scale Vakishim is sculpted by Koji Sugimoto of the Japanese studio GORT, which has produced figures of Tsuburuya creatures for Medicom Toy as well as sculpts of American characters like the Predator and T-1000. Sugimoto accurately captures the look of the monster with suit wrinkles and other details, including metal fittings on the nails of Vakishim’s hands.
X-Plus’ official Shounen Ric website is offering a limited edition version with an exclusive light-up feature for fourteen places on Vakishim’s body, including the eyes and back. The gimmick will require two AAA batteries (sold separately).
The FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE Vakishim joins X-Plus’ lineup of figures scheduled for release this May. Recommended for fans and collectors ages 15 years and older.
FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE Tsuburaya 30cm Series: Vakishim /FAVORITE SCULPTORS LINE 円谷30㎝シリーズ「バキシム」
Prototype Sculptor: Koji Sugimoto (GORT)
Product Size: Height (Including Horn) Approximately 29.5cm (11.6 Inches)
Material: PVC (Soft Vinyl)
Specifications: Painted; Some Assembly Required
Package: Blind Box
Shipping: Mid-May 2017
General Distribution Version Price: ¥21,384 (Approximately $187.83 US, Tax Included)
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Shounen Ric Limited Edition Price: ¥21,384
Product Code: 411-TSGB05R
Power Supply Unit Material: ABS (Plastic), PE (Polyethylene), PVC
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