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GFANTIS was created by Daikaiju Enterprises and is the official Kaiju of G-Fest.
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YMSF USA LLC presents the first ever and fully licensed Gfantis 8 inch vinyl figure made in Japan.  This project is managed by Tony Preto of Tempting Toys.  Tony has been in the collectible business for over 20 years. Other collaborators include Y-MSF Japan,  comic artist Matt Frank (IDW Godzilla, Gamera, Ultraman, Transformers, Power Rangers/G-Fest contributor), modeler/painter extraordinaire Steve Ceragioli, graphic/logo designer Steve Forde  (and owner of Gohero) and Daikaiju Enterprises (aka JD Lees publisher G-FAN magazine/promoter of G-FEST).  As you will see below, a finished prototype by Hideyuki Nohara and Y-MSF Japan has already been created.  This figure is all set to go to production in JAPAN once funded.  

Y-MSF Japan has been making cool kaiju 6 & 7 inch licensed figures in Japan (and recently in China) for almost 17 years. Y-MSF focuses primarily on characters in the 6/7 inch scale which other companies often overlook and never produce. Their exceptional sculpting process sets their figures apart from figures of the  same character produced by other companies. With 27 figures (in a slew of color variations) and counting we are please to be working with them to bring this long overdue awesome 8 inch Gfantis figure to you.

Daikaiju Enterprises (DKE) is the publisher of G-FAN magazine, the world’s only journal devoted to giant movie monsters, especially those hailing from Japan.  DKE also hosts the annual collectors convention known as G-FEST, attracting over 2500 monster fans for a weekend celebration of the genre.  In 1999 they commissioned the creation of their own Kaiju, Gfanti

  • $25 Art Print drawn by Matt Frank 11" x 17" (28cm x 43cm) 
  • $25 GFANTIS Figure Project T-shirt (S, M, L, & XL)
  • $30 GFANTIS Figure Project T-shirt (XXL & XXXL)
  • $85 GFANTIS 1.0 7 inch GRAY sample figure based on our unreleased first figure
  • $85 GFANTIS 1.0 7 inch BLACK sample figure based on our unreleased first figure
  • $90 GFANTIS 2.0 8 inch figure unpainted MADE IN JAPAN.
  • $95 GFANTIS 2.0 8 inch figure painted and MADE IN JAPAN.
  • $125 GFANTIS 2.0 8 inch Translucent figure with metallic paint apps. (Kickstarter Exclusive)
  • $350 ALL IN. Includes the art print, t-shirt (any size), GFANTIS 2.0 8 inch figure, the unpainted GFANTIS 2.0 8 inch figure, and the translucent Kickstarter Exclusive GFANTIS 2.0 figure.   Due to their limited nature items NOT INCLUDED are the 1.0 Black & Gray 7 inch figure samples and the 1.0 7 inch figure painted by Steve Ceragioli.
  • $1,000  Y-MSF Japan vault figure gift pack which includes 5 previously produced Y-MSF figures. 2 t-shirts, 2 GFANTIS 2.0 figurs, 2 unpainted GFANTIS 2.0 figures, 
  • $1,250 Resin copy of Gfantis 2.0 prototype MADE IN JAPAN
  • $1,500 Resin copy of Gfantis 2.0 prototype MADE IN JAPAN painted by Steve Ceragioli

GFANTIS PRINT - While our prototype is done and available for you to see below, our Gfantis art print by Matt Frank is still a work in progress.  This allows us to have updates during the campaign.  Please check back to see the progress! Prints are available for $25.

Finished Art Print by Matt Frank (low resolution & cropped to deter those nasty art thieves).
Finished Art Print by Matt Frank (low resolution & cropped to deter those nasty art thieves).
Matt Frank's inks just about done and should have it colored soon.
Matt Frank's inks just about done and should have it colored soon.

HAZMAT GFANTIS T-SHIRT - So many people told us at Gfest how awesome our Gfantis shirts were.  Now if you chance to own them again!  Sizes Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large at $25.  Sizes Doubles XL and Triple XL T-shirts are $30.  If you select a pledge reward for a figure you can add in the proper amount in order to get a shirt.  Sometime after the end of the campaign you will have a chance to tell us what size shirt you want.

G-Fest XXIV GFANTIS Figure Project T-shirt (some details may vary).
G-Fest XXIV GFANTIS Figure Project T-shirt (some details may vary).

GFANTIS 1.0 6" FIGURE SAMPLES GRAY & BLACK - Before this Kickstarter, we previously created a 7" version of Gfantis.  We've saved several samples of that 7" figure and are offering them here.  These are the best samples we've managed to put together (and while they are not perfect they are indeed unique).  10 are available in grey and 10 are available in black. If you select this reward and would like to add other items such as t-shirts or 8" Gfantis figures please add in the proper funds at the time of your pledge.  Sometime after the end of the campaign you will have a chance to tell us what size shirt you want.

Seen here: Gray & black s GFANTIS 1.0 7 inch figure samples.
Seen here: Gray & black s GFANTIS 1.0 7 inch figure samples.
Here are examples of both of the gray and black 7 inch 1.0 figure samples with minor defects and all. For full dislosure these are not exclusive to the Kickstarter campain, but we are offering the best ones at the lowest price to those who pledge.  The 10 pieces of each offered have already been set aside and acounted for, thus only ones of lower quality will be sold outside of the kickstarter at a substantially higher price.
Here are examples of both of the gray and black 7 inch 1.0 figure samples with minor defects and all. For full dislosure these are not exclusive to the Kickstarter campain, but we are offering the best ones at the lowest price to those who pledge. The 10 pieces of each offered have already been set aside and acounted for, thus only ones of lower quality will be sold outside of the kickstarter at a substantially higher price.
GFANTIS 2.0 prototype sculpted by Hideyuki Nohara. The final vinyl figure will slightly vary and will be MADE IN JAPAN.
GFANTIS 2.0 prototype sculpted by Hideyuki Nohara. The final vinyl figure will slightly vary and will be MADE IN JAPAN.

 GFANTIS 2.0 - 8 INCH FIGURE 

There are several versions of the 2.0 8 inch Gfantis figure available:

1. An unpainted version of the figure is available for $90 - This is our ISOTOPE option.

2. A fully painted version of the figure is available for $95 - This is our URANIUM option.

3. A Kickstarter Exclusive version produced in translucent orange with metallic paint apps. is also available for $125 - This is our PLUTONIUM option.


ADDING ADDITIONAL REWARDS TO YOUR PLEDGE

Often times during a Kickstarter campaign, people want to purchase more than what is available in any given pledge level.  You will also be able to do this here for many of our items.  For example, if you pledge for a 1 fully painted Gfantis figure, but would also like to purchase a t-shirt, simply add in the proper amount of funds (either $25 or $30 depending on size) to your pledge amount.  Sometime after the Kickstarter is over, we will contact you and give you a chance to allocate any extra funds you may have added in for t-shirts, prints or additional figures.  IF you ARE one of the lucky people who for example selected a 1.0 6 inch figure sample or the hand painted sample you can add additional funds to your rewards to obtain 2.0 8 inch figures.  Once again, after the campaign ends you will be given an opportunity to tell us which 8 inch figures you wanted (either unpainted, painted or an exclusive - or perhaps all 3) just be sure to add in the proper amount for each item once you make your pledge.

EXCEPTIONS - If you were not one of the lucky people who were able to select either of our 1.0 7 inch figure samples or any item limited to just 1 backer, you will not be able to add those on later.  Those are limited due to available quantities.  

GFANTIS 2.0 prototype sculpted by Hideyuki Nohara. The final vinyl figure will slightly vary and will be MADE IN JAPAN.
GFANTIS 2.0 prototype sculpted by Hideyuki Nohara. The final vinyl figure will slightly vary and will be MADE IN JAPAN.
Color test features added by Sean McGuiness.  This is only going to be used for reference and does not reflect the final figure (which will look much better of course)..
Color test features added by Sean McGuiness. This is only going to be used for reference and does not reflect the final figure (which will look much better of course)..

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE FIGURE - We are also offering the chance to own a figure which will only be made available during this Kickstarter campaign.  This is the 8 inch Gfantis figure produced in translucent/clear orange vinyl and will have metallic paint applications.  These figures are available at a cost of $125 each.  All color renders by Sean McGuiness.

KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - TRANSLUCENT ORANGE WITH METALLIC APPLICATIONS
KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE - TRANSLUCENT ORANGE WITH METALLIC APPLICATIONS

STRETCH GOAL - If we are able to reach the $12,000 mark on this campaign we will be able to produce our glow in the dark "aka NUCLEAR GLOW" 8 inch Gfantis figure.  Once this figure if unlocked you will be able to add additional funds to your pledge to gain access to this reward.  Remember, you can change you pledge amount at any time during the campaign.

NUCLEAR GLOW IN THE DARK - STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKS AT $12,000
NUCLEAR GLOW IN THE DARK - STRETCH GOAL UNLOCKS AT $12,000
G-Fest XXVI ad. Hope to see you there in July.
G-Fest XXVI ad. Hope to see you there in July.

Daikaiju Enterprises LTD., copyright 1999 - 2019. GFANTIS name and likeness used with permission.

Risks and challenges

We are only asking a fraction of the cost of production and our partner in Japan (Y-MSF Japan) has a 16 year track record of following through once a figure has been green lit for production. As you can see the prototype is finished and we are all lined up to go to production in JAPAN. Your only risk is time and that's why the turn around is 12 months. However, release time might be earlier, but we need buffer just in case of unanticipated delays, etc. We will continuously keep our backers updated on our progress with updates, etc.

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    We thank you for supporting us on our journey to bring Gfantis to a toy shelf near you! There is no reward to be mailed for this tier.

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    HAZMAT GFANTIS T-shirt (S, M, L, XL)

    We made a limited number of promotional t-shirts for G-fest XXIV several years ago and many expressed interest in buying them. This is your chance to get it. Sizes at this price point include SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE AND EXTRA LARGE only. Larger sizes are slightly more expensive and are offered in a separate reward tier. Shirts ship via USPS first class mail within the United States and first class international to Canada.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here. The rate is based on where the buyer lives so that information will be provided after the campaign.

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    NEUTRON GFANTIS Art Print by Matt Frank

    By selecting this reward you will receive an exclusive 11" x 17" (28cm x 43cm) ART PRINT by famed comic book artist Matt Frank. It will likely ship via USPS first class mail within the United States and first class international to Canada. However, we may use other carriers such as FedEx or UPS within the USA if necessary.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here. The rate is based on where the buyer lives so that information will be provided after the campaign.

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    HAZMAT GFANTIS T-Shirt (XXL & XXXL)

    We made a limited number of promotional t-shirts for G-fest XXIV several years ago and many expressed interest in buying them. This is your chance to get it. Sizes at this price point include 2XL and 3XL only. Smaller sizes are slightly less expensive and are offered in a separate reward tier. Shirts ship via USPS first class mail within the United States and first class international to Canada.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here. The rate is based on where the buyer lives so that information will be provided after the campaign.

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    FISSION Gray GFANTIS 1.0 6" figure

    A very few of these samples were sold at Gfest XXV, and it was later decided to offer most of them as bonuses with this Kickstarter campaign. The manufacturer could not meet standards, thus the figure was canceled. These few samples are the only examples of the 6 inch figure that were ever produced. However, they do not represent a final product. To get any idea what you will be getting please refer to the photos on the left. No two figures are exactly alike and have minor issues such as air bubbles, slightly stretched arms, uneven color and loose tails. It shall ship via USPS first class mail within the United States and ship via first class international to Canada.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here.

    Warning: Item is an adult collectible figure sample not suitable for children under 15 years old.

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    FISSION Black GFANTIS 1.0 6" figure

    A very few of these samples were sold at Gfest XXV, and it was later decided to offer most of them as bonuses with this Kickstarter campaign. The manufacturer could not meet standards, thus the figure was canceled. These few samples are the only examples of the 6 inch figure that were ever produced. However, they do not represent a final product. To get any idea what you will be getting please refer to the photos on the left. No two figures are exactly alike and have minor issues such as air bubbles, slightly stretched arms, uneven color and loose tails. It shall ship via USPS first class mail within the United States and ship via first class international to Canada.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here.

    Warning: Item is an adult collectible figure sample not suitable for children under 15 years old.

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    ISOTOPE - Unpainted GFANTIS 8" figure

    UNPAINTED GFANTIS 8 INCH FIGURE - Generous backers at this level will receive an unpainted GFANTIS figure. Cool for customizing, etc. It shall ship with one of a variety of carriers (UPS, Fedex, or UPS) within the United States and first class international to Canada.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here. The rate is based on where the buyer lives so that information will be provided after the campaign.

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    URANIUM Standard GFANTIS 8 inch figure

    STANDARD GFANTIS painted 8 inch figure. At this level you will receive one fully painted and assembled GFANTIS 8 inch figure made in Japan. We have limited the number to what we can get made within 3 to 6 month after the the end of this Kickstarter campaign. It shall ship with one through a variety of carriers (UPS, Fedex, or UPS) within the United States and first class international to Canada.

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here. The rate is based on where the buyer lives so that information will be provided after the campaign.

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    PLUTONIUM GFANTIS 8 inch Kickstarter EX

    This is a KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE 8" painted Gfantis figure cast in translucent orange vinyl with metallic paint apps. With this tier you will receive 1 limited edition Kickstarter Exclusive figure fully assembled. It shall ship with one of a variety of carriers (UPS, Fedex, or UPS) within the United States and first class international to Canada.

    *IF YOU SELECT THIS OPTION but would still like to purchase an unpainted or painted 8" figure(s) just add $90 for each unpainted figure or $100 for each painted figure you would like. At the end of the campaign you will have an opportunity to allocate those funds and tell us what additional items you would like. The same goes for t-shirts or art prints.

    As with all items within this Kickstarter campaign ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency.

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    KING OF ALL IN - MONSTER PACKAGE DELUXE

    You want to make this easy on yourself? Here is your chance to go all in (mostly). With this reward you will receive one of each of the following items:
    - Shirt (regardless of size)
    - Print
    - Unpainted 8" Figure
    - Painted 8" Figure
    - Kickstarter Exclusive Figure

    Items NOT INCLUDED are the Gray and Black samples and the painted 6" figure sample.

    (unlocked items will not be included in this reward, but you will be able to add funds onto this as per usual to make sure you get anything else added into the Kickstarter once they are unlocked).

    ALL INTERNATIONAL buyer(s) outside the USA are solely responsible for customs/duty charges in their country of residency. Also, since we are based in Nevada we are required to collect sales tax from buyers residing here. The rate is based on where the buyer lives so that information will be provided after the campaign.

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    MELTDOWN - Gift Basket of Y-MSF Figures

    This is a total ONE OF A KIND offering. This SECRET GIFT BASKET includes 5 previously produced Y-MSF figures All of these figures were produced in limited quantities and/or unpainted samples which were not released, long sold or only available as exclusives. In addition to this secret repository of Kaiju goodness, you will also receive TWO 8" unpainted, TWO 8" painted and TWO Kickstarter exclusive Gfantis 2.0 figures. PLUS 2 of any and all stretch goals unlocked in this Kickstarter! You also get 2 Gfantis art prints along with 2 Gfantis shirts in any size. Be that one lucky person who gets to show off every surprise you got! We guarantee it's worth more than the cost asked for! BOOM!

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    GFANTIS 2.0 prototype copy MADE IN JAPAN

    Cool limited offer to get a copy of the GFANTIS prototype MADE IN JAPAN! In this digital age most companies don't bother with physical prototypes, but Y-MSF Japan still makes their SOFUBI old school and make a physical prototype for each of their figures. Generally they cost between US$4,000 to $5,000 each to product which quite a bit more if they were to them made n China or elsewhere. However, Japan definitely has the best sculptors! It's the price we pay to insure a quality product. Due to certain issues we are only going to make this pledge available to residents of the USA & Japan only. Free shipping within both of those countries and it will include a certificate of authenticity. Please note we plan to ship this at the same time as the production figure.

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    GFANTIS 2.0 prototype copy painted

    Cool limited offer to get a copy of the GFANTIS prototype MADE IN JAPAN professionally painted by STEVE CERAGIOLI. In this digital age most companies don't bother with physical prototypes, but Y-MSF Japan still makes their SOFUBI old school and make a physical prototype for each of their figures. Generally they cost between US$4,000 to $5,000 each to product which quite a bit more if they were to them made n China or elsewhere. However, Japan definitely has the best sculptors! It's the price we pay to insure a quality product. Due to certain issues we are only going to make this pledge available to residents of the USA & Japan only. Free shipping within both of those countries and it will include a certificate of authenticity. Please note we plan to ship this at the same time as the production figure.

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Funding period

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