Vampire Robots

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

The Independence Day Sale At Vampire Robots!

Michael Cherkowsky

ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTH! 
 

The second of our two big summer sales is about to kick out the jams! Yes! It's so exciting even Gonzo journalist Dr. H. S. Thompson might return from the great beyond for it. Starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 25th at 7am EST, and running until Wednesday, July 6th at 11:30pm EST,  you'll be able to apply the promo code "STARSPANGLEDTOYS" at check out to receive 20% off your total order. In addition to that, a number of in stock items will be on sale! Things like our exclusive Burning Godzilla from the Godzilla Vinyl Wars line, or the Shogun Warrior Boba Fett from Funko! You can apply the promo code to whatever the sale price is for even bigger discounts. Even brand new items arriving from NECA during the sale are applicable! Celebrate this great nation's day of independence by partaking in rabid consumerism, the way God and the Founding Fathers intended! 

NOTE: Sale is open to US customers only. Promo code not applicable to new or existing pre-orders, or special order items. 

GODZILLA OBLIVION # 4 SPECIAL G-FEST GIVE AWAY!

Michael Cherkowsky
SURPRISE! We're going to have TWO GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 covers for G-fest. What the hell is happening exactly? Read more below! 

SURPRISE! We're going to have TWO GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 covers for G-fest. What the hell is happening exactly? Read more below! 

ATTENTION G-FEST ATTENDEES! 

As some of you are already aware, Vampire Robots has commissioned a special exclusive cover of IDW's GODZILLA OBLIVION issue number 4, with art by comic artist, G-fest regular, and all around mad man Jeff Zornow. Limited to 1200 copies, and only $5, these will be available exclusively at the Vampire Robots table at G-fest july 15th through the 17th. 

However! Today we are also announcing that the first 50 people to stop by the Vampire Robots table will ALSO get an additional variant cover of GODZILLA OBLIVION issue number 4...

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Michael Walsh Variant Cover

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Michael Walsh Variant Cover

So what do those first 50 attendees have to do to get this fine item? Well, its FREE! Free with any purchase of $10.00 or more that is...The first 50 attendees to spend $10 or more at the Vampire Robots tables, starting G-Fest Friday, July 15th, will get this variant cover with their purchase. 

Since we'll only have 50 copies available, there is honestly a very good chance you will miss out, if you do, don't dispair! We'll be donating an additional 20 copies to that wonderful gentleman David Nunes and his "G-FANS Helping G-FANS" initiative. You'll have an extra 20 chances to get a copy the rest of the weekend, and you'll be helping a good cause too! You can find out more about G-Fest, and how you can also contribute to G-Fans Helping G-Fans here.

 

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Vampire Robots Exclusive Cover, art by Jeff Zornow

GODZILLA OBLIVION #4 Vampire Robots Exclusive Cover, art by Jeff Zornow

Of course, you'll still be able to pick up our exclusive variant cover of GODZILLA OBLIVION issue number 4 all weekend long, or while supplies last at least. 

As always, for more updates on this, and other products and events, subscribe to our blog, Dispatches From Master Control! 

*Please note that the Michael Walsh variant cover is NOT a Vampire Robots exclusive. It's a general retailer variant and shipped to retailers on 6/22/16*

X-PLUS GODZILLA PRE-ORDER PRICE ADJUSTMENT

Michael Cherkowsky
Godzilla'92 & Godzilla'84 30cm Vinyl Figures from X-plus, currently available for Pre-Order at Vampire Robots.

Godzilla'92 & Godzilla'84 30cm Vinyl Figures from X-plus, currently available for Pre-Order at Vampire Robots.

So we've made a price adjustment here at Vampire Robots on the following two X-Plus Godzilla figures. Originally solicited from Diamond Comics Distributors as $169.99 MSRP, they've been adjusted to $160.00. Our pre-order price on each is $160 Shipped in the US ($195 shipped overseas). 

Godzilla'84

ETA: 11/30/2016

$160 Shipped in the US ($195 overseas)

 

Godzilla'92

ETA: 1/27/2017

$160 Shipped in the US ($195 overseas)
 

 

If you already pre-ordered these guys with us, you don't need to do anything. Your order total has already been adjusted accordingly. As always, prices and release dates are subject to change. For up to date news, subscribe to our blog  (right there, on your right!).