Thursday, June 28, 2012

Mythic Monsters on Display

Andy and his grandparents were stunned to discover this display awaiting them at the entrance to the "Mythic Creatures" special collection at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Look closely and you will see figures from Godzilla, Ultraman and Spectreman!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

G-FAN # 99: Perfect Timing

Today's mail brought the brown mailer we're always hoping for; the envelope containing the latest G-FAN.

In a neat development, the print mag scooped the website and Facebook page in reporting the Saturday night film at G-FEST, which will be "Godzilla vs. Destroyah," a movie made for the big screen.

With a month to go, this issue arrives at just the right time. Can't wait to dig into its contents!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Surprises in Columbus

A quick trip to Columbus yielded some unexpected treats today. We literally stumbled upon a Japanese specialty gift store (Hana Gifts), and with minimal effort, found two Masked Rider photo books and an Ultraman board book with removable stickers!

As if that wasn't enough, while at a nearby Half Price Books, Andy spotted a CD entitled "Howl: The Grunts and Growls of all Toho Monsters" which includes a club music track peppered with kaiju roars called "Godzilla's Coming to Town." The other 48 tracks are, as advertised, grunts, growls, and sound effects from the movies you know and love. The Gargantuas, Minya, even the Meganuron from Rodan and the monsters from "Space Amoeba" are represented.

Inspired by our good fortune, we watched  "Great Decisive Battle: Super 8 Ultra Brothers" this evening and couldn't be more hyped up for G-FEST if we wanted to be! Quite a day...