X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

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Which Figure Would You Like to See X-Plus Produce?

Battra Imago
5
7%
Destroyah
4
6%
Gabara
16
24%
Kamakiras
7
10%
King Seesar
9
13%
Mecha-King Ghidorah
12
18%
Megaguirus
6
9%
Monster X
2
3%
Orga
2
3%
Space Godzilla
4
6%
 
Total votes : 67

Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby tbeasley » Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:49 am

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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby klen7 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:08 am

^ Bigger than I expected
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Baltan II » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:54 am

What a great figure of Shin's second form!
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:02 pm

klen7 wrote:^ Bigger than I expected


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On a more serious note, aren't the 2nd and 3rd form xplus figures made to scale with the Gigantic Series fourth form?
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby klen7 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:05 pm

^ Thats the rumor. Which would make 3rd form larger than the typical 30cm figures i believe.

I was shocked at how small the 2nd for SHMA, so maybe thats why my sense scale is a bit skewed here.
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:26 pm

So I need to know, how fragile are the X-Plus vinyls? I ask because a local arcade had their 68 Ghidorah as one of the prizes if you acquired 44,000+ tickets. However, the other night when we were there, they were no longer giving away that Ghidorah because the right wing broke off. How could the right wing break off if it is a vinyl figure?
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby klen7 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:22 pm

There are always exceptions, but in general they are fairly sturdy -- one such exception is the wing joints on the King Ghidorah. The first release of that had some issues. The Diamond reissue of the G'99 had a clamshell support that put too much pressure on one of the spines and caused damage in cold situations if the box got tossed around, but otherwise there aren't a lot of widespread issues for this company.

Even if there are the occasional issues, X-Plus does not have anything close to the QC issues that plague SHMA or Chikyu Bougioen/Albatross
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:40 am

While I don’t have the ‘68 Ghidorah, if it’s anything like the ‘64 Ghidorah (which I do have), the wings don’t feel like vinyl. They are much harder and feel more like styrene plastic or something similar. Which would make sense because there’s no way you could make such large and thin wings out of the softer vinyl used for the body without MAJOR drooping issues. I suppose that they could be made out of harder vinyl akin to vinyl records (which can also break...). But my gut tells me they are plastic.

But whatever they are, they are very large, heavy, and quite thin. The material feels decently brittle. So, while they are sturdy enough, it’s not a vinyl bandai toy that can be handle roughly... if you drop this guy or bump him too hard in the wrong way, the wings are totally going to break.

Plus, vinyl can totally break. Vinyl can be made in a very wide range of hardness or softness. The harder vinyls (like records, or even the old 80’s-early 90’s bandai figures) can be broken quite easily, especially if dropped on a hard surface.
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:38 am

Maybe it was the 64 one then because the crack did look like it was styrofoamy.
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:27 am

Well, like I said, I would highly suspect both versions are made of similar materials.

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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:43 am

Okay, I just realized something, are the X-Plus vinyls not articulated at all? I always thought they could move at the shoulders, thights, and top of the tail like the Bandai ones did.
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:14 am

No, they’re vinyl statues. No articulation. More accurately, they are model kits that are prebuilt and prepainted. Most of the x-plus sculpts were originally released by other companies as unassembled resin or vinyl model kits.

Edit: hmm, maybe not “most”, but definitely several.
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:33 am

canofhumdingers wrote:No, they’re vinyl statues. No articulation. More accurately, they are model kits that are prebuilt and prepainted. Most of the x-plus sculpts were originally released by other companies as unassembled resin or vinyl model kits.

Edit: hmm, maybe not “most”, but definitely several.


Crap, then they aren't what I'm actually looking for. What I want are highly detailed vinyls that have some articulation as I've given up on MonsterArts.
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:56 am

Unfortunately what you want doesn’t really exist. For articulated “realistic” vinyl sculpts, bandai is pretty much the only game in town. There have been some higher quality bandai vinyls from the “P-Bandai” line (“P” for premium). They’ve got a pretty cool looking Showa Ghidorah set coming out soon.

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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:46 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Unfortunately what you want doesn’t really exist. For articulated “realistic” vinyl sculpts, bandai is pretty much the only game in town. There have been some higher quality bandai vinyls from the “P-Bandai” line (“P” for premium). They’ve got a pretty cool looking Showa Ghidorah set coming out soon.

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Where can I preorder?
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby klen7 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:41 pm

The preorder for those ended months ago. They are supposed to be shipping in December. You can still use a middleman like awesomecollector.com, but expect to pay a mark-up on an already pricey toy


::edit:: and in a move that echoes what some fans are claiming that Bandai is trying to be X-Plus with this new premium line, the Premium G'54 that just came out has ZERO articulation
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Re: X-Plus Vinyl Figures Discussion Thread

Postby Dr Kain » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:57 am

klen7 wrote:The preorder for those ended months ago. They are supposed to be shipping in December. You can still use a middleman like awesomecollector.com, but expect to pay a mark-up on an already pricey toy


::edit:: and in a move that echoes what some fans are claiming that Bandai is trying to be X-Plus with this new premium line, the Premium G'54 that just came out has ZERO articulation


Well "OH GODZILLA! WHAT TERRIBLE LANGUAGE!".

I have no idea what I'm going to do then to get an actual Showa Godzilla collection. I guess I shouldn't have sold off my old vinyls when I got into MonsterArts then as I had expected MonsterArts was going to go all out and be the "Be All End All" of Godzilla collections.
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