Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Hallowe'en

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Andy entered this Polar Lights Godzilla in the G-FEST Model Contest and was awarded a blue ribbon! A happy and safe Halloween to you and yours.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

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We won this masterpiece at our first G-FEST. Built by Matt E., it is a Paradise Godzilla 1964, from the film "Godzilla vs. The Thing."

Friday, October 29, 2010

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At nearly a foot tall, this burning Godzilla by X-Plus is really impressive. [purchased at Spaceman Floyd's in Madison]

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Extra-large "American Bandai" Kiryu and Final Wars Godzilla square off, with alien spacecraft/slow cooker lurking in the background.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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This 8.5" frosty giant Millenium G was made by Bandai in 2002.

Monday, October 25, 2010

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This eight-inch 2002 Bandai figure gets the look and proportions of GMK Godzilla just right.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

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Here's one of those "theater exclusive" figures--a crazily colored Godzilla 2000.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

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Banpresto released this 12" Godzilla '54 in 2002. It is probably my favorite "original Godzilla" figure. The combination of size and detail are really enjoyable.

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Last year's "G-mazing Exhibit" included this Matt E. train-chomper.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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The Millenium Godzilla suit is faithfully rendered in this 2007 Bandai six-inch figure.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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Bandai presents: Final Wars Godzilla [2006]

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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Matt Evangelista is responsible for this ferocious GMK Godzilla, currently displayed at Spaceman Floyd's in Madison.

Monday, October 18, 2010

G-FAN # 93 Has Arrived

G-FAN 93 is in our possession, and it looks to be an excellent memento of G-FEST XVII. Of particular interest is a reprinting of "The Chicago Shimpo," a Chicago Japanese-American newspaper that covered G-FEST and Akira Takarada's visit. Expect a full write-up in the near future.

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Another super-deformed mini, depicting the infamous flying scene from "Godzilla vs. the Smog Monster."

Sunday, October 17, 2010

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X-Plus produced this GMK Godzilla in 2004.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Yuji Sakai's Concept Works Godzilla 1964- a fan favorite suit design.

Friday, October 15, 2010

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A favorite from this year's Dealers Room: newborn Minya hitching a ride on Papa G's tail.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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1968 Godzilla, brought to you by the folks at Bandai. I love the look of this figure, which faithfully presents the suit from "Destroy All Monsters."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

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Super-deformed mini Godzilla '54

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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I love this little gashapon-sized Bullmark repro. It reminds me of the figures glimped in "Smog Monster" and "Godzilla's Revenge."

Monday, October 11, 2010

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Featured today is the 2009 "American Bandai" Godzilla 1954.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

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Another Yuji Sakai design of Godzilla, taking delight in kicking simian posterior, in "King Kong vs. Godzilla."

Saturday, October 9, 2010

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Godzilla makes his icy entrance from "King Kong vs. Godzilla" in this super-deformed mini-diorama. Note the submarine's distress signal around the iceberg's edge.

Friday, October 8, 2010

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Godzilla became "Gigantis" in his second cinematic incarnation [it's a long story] and was ultimately buried in ice. His fate is hinted at in this frosty-colored Bandai figure from 2006.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

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Another Matt E. jaw-dropper--Godzilla 84/85 standing victoriously over the battle-damaged Super X. This piece was featured in last year's G-Mazing Display at the Perry Library.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Matt Evangelista built this massive 1964 Godzilla, currently on display at Spaceman Floyd's Cosmic Toys in Madison, Ohio.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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In keeping with the Godzilla 1954 theme, this interestingly colored figure seems to be partially based on the maquette made during the design phase of the original movie and used in some publicity photos. This figure was produced by Marmit in 2004.

Monday, October 4, 2010

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I love the detail on this 2007 Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1954, part of a four pack we picked up at G-FEST. The figure stands about 3.5 inches tall.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

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The original Godzilla suit is represented in this 1998 Bandai six-inch figure, complete with black-and-white highlights.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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This miniature diorama by renowned sculptor Yuji Sakai brings Godzilla [1954] to small-scale life.

Friday, October 1, 2010

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This slightly translucent, shades-of-grey Godzy looks like he stepped right out of his first film.