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Fear & Loathing At Toyfair: X-Plus and Diamond Deal Still On!

Michael Cherkowsky

Once a year, the Javits center becomes a massive orgy of plastics, as toy manufacturers great and small convene to show the world how they are going to destroy its wallets with all of these wonderful toys for children and man children alike! As the head of Vampire Robots, I felt it necessary to slowly make my way along the greasy railway system of New Jersey to Manhattan, in order to witness this in person, for the first time ever, with my eyeballs.

On the right hand side of that above picture, you can see Mattel has a massive pavilion all to themselves. The only problem with their strange toy Utopia within a toy trade show is that you have to spend at least $500,000 a year with them. Afterall, they make Barbie and Hot Wheels! Who the fuck are you?! I approached their front counter. A woman with a name tag that said "Isla" asked me what I wanted. I said I was a vendor of new and vintage toys, with a concentration on Godzilla and Star Wars. She told me to get lost before she had one of her fiendish guards beat me like a government mule. I considered trying to sneek in and take pictures of whatever nonsense they had planned for the mass market consumers this year, but their utopian stronghold was closely guarded by jackbooted thugs with slick hair and teeth filed into sharp points. I had no intentions of having my skull caved in by these maroons over some toys! 

"I have appointments to keep! I'm a buyer you fools! Barbie gives young girls body dysmorphia and Hot Wheels encourages Climate Change deniers! " I cried at these monsters, before fleeing into a flurry of beanie baby shaped balloon being let go by the nice folks at Ty.

Confident that I lost the nazi ken dolls pursuing me from Mattel Toys. I made my way to the action figure quadrant of Toyfair. Many great toy companies were there, with their action figures on display. I'd provide you fine readers with many pictures, but I know why you're here. You want to know about the X-Plus deal, you swine! Well I'll tell you! Diamond and X-Plus are intending to import 24 more figures this year. !2 will be various Godzilla designs, with an additional 12 Kaiju. No figures were specified. The 25cm King Ghidorah was on display however, I'm told as a sort of statement of intent/placeholder for the line. Apparently the hold up has been that X-Plus had trouble with re-upping the license themselves. Could this be the meddling of Warner Bros? I suppose its possible....why not? This is all musing on my part of course and I could've been fed a line of bullshit. While these plans could entirely change over the course of 2015, I'd reckon anything and everything is up for reissue now, possibly including the 25cm line, which many believed would never be touched. 

Godzilla Vinyl Wars 

Godzilla Vinyl Wars 

In other news, Diamond is going to be releasing Ghostbusters figures later this year. The first wave includes Ray, Zeddmore, and Dana (not on display). They're also doing a 6 3/4" Nightmare Before Christmas line for later this year as well. 

Below is a random series of pics from booths including NECA, Kotobukiya, Blue Fin and some others... 

Godzilla Vinyl Wars CCP Burning Godzilla Exclusive Now on Pre-Order!

Michael Cherkowsky

Here it is! This is the big one folks! As mentioned on the Kaijucast podcast. A North American Exclusive to Vampire Robots, and part of the Godzilla Vinyl Wars line of figures from Medicom. It's based on the Burning Godzilla suit design from 1995's GODZILLA VS. DESTROYAH. This awesome sculpt was originally released by CCP in 2007. It now features a more movie accurate color way! There's only going to be 200, and we're capping pre-orders at 100. If you don't place a pre-order on him, you'll only be able to get him at conventions we're set up at this summer, while supplies last.

The pre-order price is $110, which includes shipping in the US! He's scheduled for release on 5/27/15. Your credit card will NOT be charged until he is in stock. Secure one via pre-order today or risk trying to get one in the melee of G-Fest this summer...

NOTE: Product images are of Medicom's prototype. Final product may differ. Release date is subject to change. 

Did you know we have a Pre-Orders page now?

Michael Cherkowsky

Happy New Year readers! Hopefully you've had a fine 2014 holiday season. As you contemplate items for sale on this site that you're wishing your loved ones had bought you for Christmas, we wanted to make a note of our Pre-Order page. As Vampire Robots learns and grows like a proper malignant AI, we've found the need to offer our customers the chance to purchase things we have incoming ahead of time, like any good toy seller. We've actually had the page up and running for a little while. With the holiday rush, there was not a lot of time for fanfare to promote it. 

You can pre-order any item on there, and you won't be charged until we have it and are ready to ship! You can also cancel your pre-order on any item all the way up until its in stock. Now, there may be times when we're forced to cancel your pre-order on something. All pre-order items are capped with a certain number we believe we're getting. It will be very rare that we will take unlimited pre-orders on something. However, in spite of our best efforts, sometimes we just don't get enough of something. If that's the case, its a first come, first serve basis. The good news is you can't be charged for something we don't have! We'll be offering our exclusive Medicom Burning Godzilla vinyl figure for Pre-order in the coming days, so its best to familiarize yourself with our system now. Stay tuned... 


OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! Burning Godzilla Vinyl Sofubi!

Michael Cherkowsky


The Godzilla Vinyl Wars line from Medicom goes full steam ahead in 2015, with a number of exclusives to various North American retailers. Vampire Robots is no exception, as we give you a first look at our own exclusive, the reissue of the Medicom/CCP Burning Godzilla! Originally released in 2007 in an orange "meltdown" color as well as a variant that came in Godzilla's traditional colors, this new release will sport the movie accurate burning pattern from GODZILLA VS. DESTROYAH! Measuring a mean 9 inches tall, and limited to only 200 for North America, you'll only be able to get this bad boy from Vampire Robots! His arrival is expected in Spring, 2015. We'll have more information, including more pictures and how to pre-order yours, very soon! Make sure to subscribe to this blog, and also like our facebook page to make sure you're up-to-date on the latest info!