Vampire Robots

Vampire Robots Burning Godzilla Instagram Giveaway!

Michael Cherkowsky
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Attention Earth! 

Starting today, we're running a special contest on Instagram! The lucky winner, will get one of our exclusive CCP Burning Godzillas from the Godzilla Vinyl Wars line...What do ya have to do?! How do ya win?! Simple...you have to follow us on Instagram...

 

Baby got back! 

Baby got back! 

A face only a mother, or a godzilla fan...could love...

A face only a mother, or a godzilla fan...could love...

See...as much as we love Instagram, we've never really seemed to break that 1,000 follower barrier...yet. So, starting today, at 3pm Eastern Standard Time, and until Monday, November 27th, 9pm Eastern Standard Time, anyone who follows us, will be entered to win one of these guys. The catch...? The Vampire Robots IG account (@Vampirerobots) needs to be at 1,500 follows by 9pm EST on the 27th. As of today, its at 857 followers. That's 643 names that will be entered, and on the 28th, one will be randomly selected as the winner! 

 

"I caught a fish THIS BIG..."

"I caught a fish THIS BIG..."

"But Michael....I ALREADY follow Vampirerobots on IG...I WANNA WIN ONE TOO!"

Well TOUGH! This is for new followers only! And don't be trying to unfollow and follow again. We'll spot that shit. WE KEEP DETAILED FILES! 

Alright...alright...FINE! In the interest of making this fair. Any current followers who tag two people NOT already following us, will also be entered into the contest, but those two tags have to follow as well. That's right, BOTH! Make sure your friends actually follow...

Get him out of this bag before he suffocates! 

Get him out of this bag before he suffocates! 

If you don't know, this figure was our own exclusive in 2015! Part of the Godzilla Vinyl Wars line up, we had all 200 manufactured for the US. We're down to roughly 30 now. Of course, if you hate Instagram (and if you do, you probably also hate puppies and kittens, and maybe life...), and/or want to skip the contest and just get one for yourself now, you can do so here. It's $100, plus S&H.

So here's the rules: 
1. Follow Vampirerobots on Instagram (Must be a new follower) between 3pm EST Today, and 9pm EST on Monday 11/27...OR

2. Existing followers can tag two friends who also MUST follow between 3pm EST Today, and 9pm EST on Monday 11/27...

3. Our IG account MUST have at least 1500 followers by 9pm EST on 11/27. If we hit or exceed that number by then, ONE (and only ONE) lucky winner will be chosen at random. The winning follower will be contacted via DM on 11/28, to arrange delivery *PLEASE NOTE* While shipping and handling will be covered by any winner in the US, if the winner is international, they WILL need to pay a $40 S&H fee...Sorry! We can't cover international shipping (this also includes Canada and Mexico). So what are you waiting for?! This is one of the easier contests in the world, if not the universe...go follow us already! 

BOTTLE OPENER SALE!

Michael Cherkowsky
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ATTENTION HUMANS! 

We've decided to clear the deck, so to speak, on our current stock of magnetic bottle openers by Diamond Select Toys! With eight styles in stock to choose from, there's plenty here to grab and give away for Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/the Apocalypse! 

 

The best selling Godzilla magnetic bottle opener, from DST! 

The best selling Godzilla magnetic bottle opener, from DST! 

Godzilla, Mechagodzilla, and Angry Staypuft Marshmellow Man are all $15.00 each, plus shipping and handling, while supplies last. It should be noted that both Godzilla and MG have been discontinued by Diamond, so we will likely not be able to stock them again. Stay Puft is a SDCC edition from 2015, and is also discontinued. Quantities are limited on all three. 

"Angry" Stay Puft Bottle Opener 

"Angry" Stay Puft Bottle Opener 

Need To get that weird co-worker a Christmas Pollyanna, but fear he might shoot up your work place if you shop for him at your local dollar store, and he figures that out...? WAIT! He came to work on Halloween dressed in his Marty McFly cosplay right? Well, get him a Delorean bottle opener! Also only $15 right now during this sale. 

BTTF Delorean bottle opener

BTTF Delorean bottle opener

Have a niece who is really into Harley Quinn...? Like...REEEEEALLY into her? Worried that she's veered too heavily into the current, problematic depictions of Joker's girlfriend in comics and on film? Well, get her the classic depiction, feature in this bottle opener! Right now, she is only 12 bucks! 

Batman: TAS Harley Quinn Bottle Opener 

Batman: TAS Harley Quinn Bottle Opener 

We've organized all the bottle openers onto one page, for your convenience. You can check them out here. As stated earlier, some of these are discontinued, so we likely won't be stocking them again, should they run out. These make great stocking stuffers for the beer snob in your life, or maybe you're trying to decorate a bar. The sale lasts through November 27th. 

As always, to get up to date news on any and all sales at Vampire Robots, be sure to subscribe to our dispatches. You can do so on the right! 

 

 

GODZILLA RELEASE DATE ALL OUT ATTACK!

Michael Cherkowsky
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So we've had some shifting in the release dates for a number of upcoming Godzilla products...INCREDIBLE, BUT TRUE! Folks who have been collecting Godzilla Vinyl Wars have been used to Medicom's sporadic, slow output for a couple years now, but with the busy year X-Plus has been having, we've been seeing a lot of their US releases push back as well. 
 

X-Plus Sakai Godzilla'92

X-Plus Sakai Godzilla'92

Due on 11/15, we've still got some spaces available for the Sakai'92. He's $215 shipped in the US, $250 shipped overseas. 

More than likely shifting to December is the "Powered Up" Gigan'04. He was originally intended for an October US bow, but that ain't happenin'! There's been no up-to-date ETA yet, but our guess is it will likely be our final X-Plus release for the states for 2017. We still got some spaces available for him, $210 Shipped in the US, $245 Shipped overseas...
 

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Clearing to early 2018, for now, are the following...

 

"Blue Dorsal" Godzilla 2014

Due January 2018. $215 Shipped in the US. 

Due January 2018. $215 Shipped in the US. 

 


"Kiryu" Mechagodzilla'03

Due February 2018. $215 Shipped in the US. 

Due February 2018. $215 Shipped in the US. 

Mechagodzilla'93

Due February 2018. $180 Shipped in the US. 

Due February 2018. $180 Shipped in the US. 

"Kiryu" Mechagodzilla'02

Due February 2018. $215 Shipped in the US! 

Due February 2018. $215 Shipped in the US! 

Also shifting out of January, and towards March 2018, are the Gorosaurus and King Caeser figures from X-Plus' "Toho Giant Monster Series". You can pre-order them, or any of the other figures in the series, here. The upcoming Gigantics from X-Plus have also shifted to late March 2018 for now. We're only selling those at conventions, or as local pick ups. If you wish to special order any or all three, you can contact us here

Now we get to Medicom's Godzilla Vinyl Wars lines...I know a lot of people are frustrated (and some relieved) with the constant delays for US releases when it comes to this line. Believe me when I tell you that we are as well. There's several figures in the line which are about a year overdue now. While none of the existing preorders for those have been canceled yet, we've gone ahead and listed them as To Be Determined, or TBD on the pre-order page. With no new release dates issued, and no signs of them getting on a slow boat out of China, there isn't much more we can do. Diamond hasn't canceled them outright yet, so they seem to still be expecting them at some point...

There were two that were expected to arrive this week, but did not. We now have unofficial reason to believe that they will be showing up before year's end. 

Sunguts Godzilla'62

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Marmit Godzilla'71

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While still waiting on more official word, rumor has it that these SHOULD arrive stateside before Christmas. It could also be wishful thinking on our part. Preorder spaces for both figures are currently capped. Anyone wishing to get on a waiting list for either or both can contact us here.

And now for the big news on the GVW front! Medicom finally spilled the beans overnight about both of the upcoming Marmit Burning Godzilla figures! The standard size figure is intended to be a Toho Theater exclusive in Japan next month, no doubt to coincide with the theatrical bow of the new anime film GODZILLA MONSTER PLANET. The larger scale Marmit burning godzilla will be a Japanese exclusive to wholesaler "Canyon Crest", bowing around the same time. Vampire Robots is scheduled to get both in January! Preorders are currently capped, but if you're interested in joining the waiting list, you can contact us below. 
 

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X-PLUS ONSLAUGHT: WRATH OF THE GIANT MONSTER SERIES

Michael Cherkowsky
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A day long thought impossible is upon us...the X-Plussies laughed and howled, certain of their collecting superiority...CONFIDENT that the 25cm Giant Monster Series (a.k.a. "large monster series") would never see reissuing through Diamond...Rumors of Tuna stank organizations sitting on the distribution rights to this Godzilla series have turned out to be unfounded though! Diamond has revealed the first wave of 25cm Godzilla figures! 

First Up...

 

GOROSAURUS! $130 Shipped! ETA: 1/2018

GOROSAURUS! $130 Shipped! ETA: 1/2018

NEXT...

KING CEASER! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 3/2018

KING CEASER! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 3/2018

NEXT...

DESTOROYAH! $280 SHIPPED! ETA: 3/2018 

DESTOROYAH! $280 SHIPPED! ETA: 3/2018 

NEXT...

HEDORAH "LANDING STAGE"! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 4/2018 

HEDORAH "LANDING STAGE"! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 4/2018 

NEXT... 

MOTHRA IMAGO FORM! $210 SHIPPED! ETA: 6/2018

MOTHRA IMAGO FORM! $210 SHIPPED! ETA: 6/2018

NEXT....

BARAGON W/VARAN SET! $210 SHIPPED! ETA: 7/2018 

BARAGON W/VARAN SET! $210 SHIPPED! ETA: 7/2018 

NEXT...

MOTHRA LARVAE/MANDA SET! $210 SHIPPED! ETA: 9/2018 

MOTHRA LARVAE/MANDA SET! $210 SHIPPED! ETA: 9/2018 

NEXT...

JET JAGUAR! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 10/2018 

JET JAGUAR! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 10/2018 

NEXT...

MEGALON! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 1/2019

MEGALON! $130 SHIPPED! ETA: 1/2019

NEXT....

KUMONGA! $150 SHIPPED! ETA: 1/2019 

KUMONGA! $150 SHIPPED! ETA: 1/2019 

 

Keep in mind, prices and release dates are ALWAYS subject to change. Our "Shipped" pre-order prices are only good in the US. There will be additional costs for overseas customers, which includes Canada. Images used are also taken from X-Plus' original Japanese releases, and final US releases can differ (as X-Plus is known to do...). As always, be sure to subscribe to the blog in order to get the most up to date details on these and future X-Plus releases. 

Vampire Robots Now Accepts Apple Pay!

Michael Cherkowsky

ATTENTION EARTH! 

As of right now, you can use Apple Pay when checking out on our website. If you're using iOS 10 on your phone, and/or Apple's MacOS Sierra, then you can instantly purchase from anywhere with a simple tap and click, using your saved payment and shipping information! 

"BUT MASTER CONTROLLER MIKE! HOW DOES THIS WORK?! I DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL THE THE THINGS!" 

It's simple really...Apple Pay will display as a payment option, IF you're using Safari as a browser, and your apple stuff is up to date...(for God's sake, do your updates!)

While in check out, clicking "Apple Pay" will automatically enter your stored shipping and billing information and will allow you to select your preferred shipping method. You can then approve the transaction with one of the following devices...

  • iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and later.
  • iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and later.
  • Apple Watch paired with a supported iPhone.

That's it! It's a faster, more secure way for you to pay for your Godzilla figures, vintage Star Wars, or whatever goods on the site might peel your banana.  Before you ask, NO! We still don't take trades, or IOUs, or "Services Rendered"...whatever that means. As always, for the latest updates on what we're doing, you can subscribe to our blog on the right side over there...

End of dispatch. 

Vampire Robots' 2017 "Year Of The Monster" Convention Tour!

Michael Cherkowsky

ATTENTION EARTH! 

As we march deep into the heart of the year of our lord 2017 A.D., the convention season here in the Northeast corridor slowly begins to cycle up! Here at Vampire Robots HQ, we're gearing up for our biggest, busiest convention year yet!

In fact, we're so excited about this year's line up of conventions, we're calling it "The Year Of The Monster" tour. Why "Year Of The Monster"? Well...frankly, three of the first six conventions this year have the word "monster" in their names. Two of the six that don't are still oriented to movie monster fandoms and collectibles, and well, if you don't see why its called that at this point, why are you even reading this blog??? 

Anyway, in addition to three tried and true events that we love doing, there's three brand new ones as well! Its shaping up to be a busy first half, since in the past, we've only managed to do an average of four events by mid-July. As we've already stated, we've got six lined up already! Here's a list, in chronological order...

 

MONSTER MANIA 36! 

 3/10 - 3/12

Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, Cherry Hill NJ

Situated within close proximity to our HQ outside Philadelphia, this is our Go-To local show. This will also be our seventh MM appearance as a vendor. The march MM is usually our first real event of each year, and, like you, the attendee, we've been couped up all winter and are jonesing to get out! We also get a stock pile of awesome merchandise through the holiday season that often doesn't get seen by eyes other than our own until this show! Because of all this, we tend to go BIG at the March show, and this one will be no exception. We've got lots of brand new stuff that's been saved up, as well as lots of planned show specials. We're intent to come out swinging at this one and make it our biggest and best MM to date! 

MAD MONSTER PARTY CAROLINA! 

3/24 - 3/26

The Hood Center, Rock Hill, SC

Our first First Time event of the year! This will be our first time at MMP EVER! This will also be Vampire Robots' first convention down south! We have yet to venture past the DC area and we're looking forward to this one! We'll be haulin' a sampling of everything we stock, and are looking forward to meeting some new faces, and maybe putting a face to customers we've only previously dealt with through the web store. 

 

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APRIL FOOLS TOY SHOW

4/2

Nu Shrine Center, New Castle DE

We'll barely have enough time back from MMP and South Carolina to shake the dust off our boots before we jump right into our next BRAND NEW EVENT for 2017! One of the longest running toy shows on the east coast, and a great place for vintage toy hunting. We'll be bringing some vintage items out for this. 
 

CHILLER THEATRE EXPO!

4/21 - 4/23

Hilton Parsippany, Parsippany NJ
 

Another tried and true convention on our circuit! The April Chiller tends to be our favorite of the two chiller events each year, and with the return of Godzilla related guests from Japan this year, we expect it to be a call back to the "good ole days" for east coast Godzilla nerds! Its also moved back to the Hilton Parsippany, so it will be our first time vending at Chiller at this venue, one that seems to be preferred among its long time vendors.

 

We take a short break from the convention circuit in the month of May, and then we're back at it with...

MONSTER BASH CONFERENCE! 

6/23 - 6/25

Doubletree Hilton, Mars PA

We've wanted to add this convention to our roster since the very beginning of Vampire Robots, and this year, we finally do it, just in time for Monster Bash's 20th anniversary! 

G-FEST XXIV! 

7/14 - 7/16

Crowne Plaza Chicago O'hare, Rosemont IL

Our annual big event for the year. This one might be our biggest G-FEST yet! In addition to returning guest Shinji Higuchi, co-director of the recent SHIN GODZILLA, G-FEST will have legendary Japanese Sci-fi/Fantasy artist Yuji Kaida in attendence for the first time ever! 

This is just the first HALF of 2017! We're planning to book plenty more conventions and shows through the year. There's at least one more Monster Mania in the cards for us, and Chiller's Halloween weekend expo. There might even be a few surprises. Be sure to subscribe to the blog here (right there on your right...see it? No, no, There! You've got it now...), and also be sure to like our Facebook pa, follow us on Instagram, and Twitter for more convention updates. 

Now Accepting PayPal/Overseas orders!

Michael Cherkowsky

As of this past friday, 12/2, we've started accepting paypal at checkout! 

ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTH! 

At long last, you can use paypal at check out when purchasing from Vampire Robots! It's something we've wanted to integrate with the the site for a long time, but just couldn't, due to the site being hosted through Squarespace. We COULD have used it as an option, but it would not have been seamless. Now it is, and so now we have it! 

This also means we can now officially accept orders from overseas through the site as well! No longer will you customers in Europe or Asia need to reach out to master controller Michael and ask him to awkwardly calculate a shipped overseas price for you. The site can do all that for you now, and you can pay securely with paypal! 

For more of the latest news in all things Vampire Robots, be sure to subscribe to our blog here! 

X-PLUS LEFTOVERS SALE!

Michael Cherkowsky

Well, the convention season for 2016 is over here at Vampire Robots. We had another good run, but its getting cold here in the east, so its time to pack it in. Of course, this also means we've got a few leftovers of X-Plus 30cm toho Kaiju. A lot of these guys were extras we picked up to accommodate the needs of a busy convention circuit. Here they are, listed in order of their original release from earlier this year...

 

GIGAN '72 

GIGAN '72 

BARAGON '65 W/OPTIONAL '68 HEAD

BARAGON '65 W/OPTIONAL '68 HEAD

TITANOSAURUS 

TITANOSAURUS 

RODAN'64 

RODAN'64 

GIGAN '04 

GIGAN '04 

MECHAGODZILLA'03 W/OPTIONAL DRILL BIT HAND 

MECHAGODZILLA'03 W/OPTIONAL DRILL BIT HAND 

All of these guys are in stock and ready to ship! Baragon, Titanosaurus and Rodan are even on sale! They'll be at these sale prices until they run out. If you've held off getting any of these, now is probably the time to get them. If you need to Christmas shop for a Godzilla nerd in your life, this is possibly the deal you've been looking for to make their holiday. Quantities are limited on all of these, so once they're sold out, they're sold out. We won't be restocking them. As always, for the latest on our sales and other VR news, make sure to subscribe to the blog! 

EXCITEMENT TIME: Godzilla 2000 v2 from X-Plus USA!

Michael Cherkowsky

So here is an item that master controller Michael has been quietly waiting in anticipation for since it was first teased at San Diego Comicon this past summer. A second edition of Godzilla'00 from X-Plus! Why is this so exciting, especially when the original 30cm is slated for reissue, an item long considered by many X-Plus-heads to be a grail item? Well, for kit builders, this was once the KOC vinyl kit! 

 

While not quite the same height as the regular X-Plus 30cm series (he comes in at 28cm) this release can be equated to the Sakai releases in the series (also being reissued in the US in 2017), without the heavy Sakai price tag! 

Now the photos shown here are of someone's build up of the original vinyl kit from KOC. You can look at more of them at http://gemini555.com/koc-godzilla2000/koc-godzilla2000.html. There will be a photo at the bottom here of what X-Plus prototype looks like. WHY is Michael so excited about this release though? Well, the 30cm is clearly more accurate. Its safe to say it really nails that suit, BUT, its also a very static pose. This one on the other hand, has a much more dynamic, engaged pose. He's got more of a battle stance, ready to take on Orga, or the dweebs who dubbed his movie for US release! Also, this kit has long been on Michael's want list since his days as a kit builder. 

Expected to released 7/27/17, the suggested retail on this guy is $160.00. Pre-Order price with Vampire Robots is $160 shipped in the US, or $195 shipped overseas. You can place you order here. 

 

Diamond's photo of the impending X-Plus reissue

Diamond's photo of the impending X-Plus reissue