Good morrow, fellow enthusiasts! Jon @ UnCanny Here.

As the title says, the controversial Japanese Vinyl Maker Y-MSF – which apparently does NOT stand for Yielded-Masses of Shaved Fat – has an entire page of their official site dedicated to their future plans. Now, before I get into these future plans, I have to warn you. The list you’re about to see will, more than likely, make your brain jump into immediate “SWEET HOLY SHISA!” mode… Y-MSF plans to make figures of some very desired kaiju… but as I stated, be warned that some of these figures were announced/teased months to years ago and still have not seen the light of day. Now, with that out of the way, here’s what they’re promising:

Now what we see here is a couple of Godzillas that Y-MSF has already produced, as well as Kumonga. A prototype for Gorosaurus and Hedo Goji are also here, as well as an announcement for a planned Showa MechaG, King Ghidorah, and Biollante! Thats pretty incredible, yes? We could absolutely use more vinyls of Gorosaurus, Showa King Ghidorah and Biollante! But will they ever see the light of day? Thats the true question...
Now what we see here is a couple of Godzillas that Y-MSF has already produced, as well as Kumonga. A prototype for Gorosaurus and Hedo Goji are also here, as well as an announcement for a planned Showa MechaG, King Ghidorah, and Biollante! Thats pretty incredible, yes? We could absolutely use more vinyls of Gorosaurus, Showa King Ghidorah and Biollante! But will they ever see the light of day? Thats the true question…
This roster here should be enough to get any fan excited. A new Kamakiras, Bio Goji, Anguirus, Gigan, Rodan, and MORE!? Incredible, yes? And the sculpts all look pretty fantastic. Here's to hoping they get made, and have a better paint scheme than the one shaded poop-brown Varan they hit us with...
This roster here should be enough to get any fan excited. A new Kamakiras, Bio Goji, Anguirus, Gigan, Rodan, and MORE!? Incredible, yes? And the sculpts all look pretty fantastic. Here’s to hoping they get made, and have a better paint scheme than the one shaded poop-brown Varan they hit us with…
Here we have some pretty exciting announcements as well. Both of the Gargantuas are shown in prototype here as well as one of my favorites, Ebirah! Their previously released Open-Mouth Megalon is here as well, along with a prototype for a Hedorah that looks awfully similar to the ones they've already released in a bazillion paint-schemes. The one that really catches my eye, though - is King Caesar (Seesar)! He is one of my favorite Showa Creations, and is easily one of the least-produced Kaiju in vinyl form. Here's to hoping!
Here we have some pretty exciting announcements as well. Both of the Gargantuas are shown in prototype here as well as one of my favorites, Ebirah! Their previously released Open-Mouth Megalon is here as well, along with a prototype for a Hedorah that looks awfully similar to the ones they’ve already released in a bazillion paint-schemes. The one that really catches my eye, though – is King Caesar (Seesar)! He is one of my favorite Showa Creations, and is easily one of the least-produced Kaiju in vinyl form. Here’s to hoping!
This panel is last for a reason; its rather underwhelming. Here we see a very similar Gabara to the one they've already released, as well as Y-MSF's incredibly puzzling Oodako octopi and giant sea serpents and rocks... etc. The only one of these that truly interests me is the flying Hedorah. But that will all depend on the paint they apply. We shall see!
This panel is last for a reason; its rather underwhelming. Here we see a very similar Gabara to the one they’ve already released, as well as Y-MSF’s incredibly puzzling Oodako octopi and giant sea serpents and rocks… etc. The only one of these that truly interests me is the flying Hedorah. But that will all depend on the paint they apply. We shall see!

It may sound like I am not a fan of Y-MSF, but that isn’t really the case at all. These figures are produced in the same beloved 6″ scale as most Bandais, and the company has given us some decent to wonderful sculpts of Kaiju we rarely see produced in vinyl form, such as Gabara, Kumonga, and Varan. I sincerely appreciate what they are doing for us fans as a company – they’re not making safe choices. They’re giving the fans what they want to see – rare favorites! This has my utmost respect, as it is a risky business move.

Their figures do, however, leave a bit to be desired. The paint schemes are often very, very flat and bland – often ruining nice sculpts with a one-off matted appearance. The vinyl is typically very flimsy and thin as well. Given that these are made as display pieces, though, I can forgive the vinyl. But their paint schemes truly need some improvement. Their Megalon, Varan, Minya, and all Godzillas have really suffered from this. The only Y-MSF to date with a pretty decent paint job, in my opinion, would be their DAM Manda. Its not entirely accurate or anything, but at least it is eye catching.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Y-MSF existing roster, here’s most of the figures I just mentioned. You can find the rest of their previous releases in the above four photos:

To learn more, just visit their official site HERE. It is in Japanese, so use Google Translate if you can (Chrome is excellent with this). I don’t know about you guys, but I am sincerely hoping most of these prototypes make it into our hands. Here’s to hoping and until next time, true believers!

Jon @ UnCanny

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2 Comments »

  1. These look like very promising offerings.

    I wanted to mention that on the X-plus site, they have pictures of new figures in production – a 25cm Biollante rose version, as well as classic Mogera and Varan! They all look pretty amazing, what we have come to expect from X-plus.

    • Absolutely! I am particularly excited for the X-Plus Varan. I dont collect many of X-Plus products, however – I tend to buy more items at lower prices than one item at a higher price. Love me some classic vinyls :). Thanks for reading, Tim!

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