Greetings. Back in May last year I was sent an email by a certain vinyl toy production company, completely out of the blue. Turns out they've been producing other Go Nagai series figures, and this gentleman knew of X Bomber. Irony of ironies, Go Nagai's company didn't have reference material for the chosen characters from certain angles so guess who got asked to provide some!
After seeing the images here I got back in touch with him, and he tells me these are works in progress - the paint application process is being finalised and after that they'll be going into full production. I've probably got the initial designs he sent me at home, I'll get those over to Crash for his gallery at some point. I've been promised a set as and when, which is very good of him, so I'll let you know when they arrive.
Not sure if it's been noted elsewhere, but at the time the intention was that the figures would be 27cm long, soft vinyl? I only really noticed that last night funnily enough, I thought they'd be the size of those bobble head things but clearly that isn't the case if that's still their intention. Should be interesting to see the final product!
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