X-Plus shared new pics and details for a fresh Godzilla 2000 offering. A soft vinyl replica of a previous maquette for Godzilla 2000 is being done. The original model was done by designer Yuji Sakai and this will be based on that, with his oversight. Check out their statement below and get more details over on the X-Plus website. He’s set to retail for 30,000 yen (about 275 USD) and be released in December 2021. Of note – only 500 will be made, and orders will be via lottery at select hobby shops.
Godzilla 2000: Millennium (released in 1999) was a much-awaited Godzilla film for fans, whose production was announced after a four-year hiatus following the previous installment in the franchise. Thanks to cooperation from TOHO Co., Ltd., after 22 long years, a replica will finally be released of the famous Maquette that is now revered among Godzilla fans as a masterpiece!
The piece was initially conceived during production of the new Godzilla film as a test model by Yuji Sakai, who collaborated as a designer on the film! This highly anticipated soft vinyl replica is being produced based on the original clay model created by Yuji Sakai as Real Master Collection Godzilla 2000 Millennium Maquette Replica – Soft Vinyl Version.
With Mr. Sakai overseeing the molding and coloring of the replica, the details of the original have been reproduced and extra focus has been given to reducing any sort of wear resulting from the use of soft vinyl material. It includes a plate featuring a caption for the model which helps give it a truly majestic aura.
Now is your chance to enjoy this amazingly intricate and timeless model! Modeled and produced by Yuji Sakai Planning coordinator: SAKAI YUJI Zokei Kobo