Back in 1997, Bandai issued these two really cool sets, of 20 kaiju each, which loosely translates to the title I've given here. The boxes were identical, except for a tiny "A" or "B," which made it a little tricky for us English-speakers. They came with twenty highly-detailed rubber monsters, some of which you had to assemble (it is still tricky to this day getting the right tail on the right Godzilla), as well as a large card showing eight small pictures of Japanese Godzilla movie posters.
Today we are going to look at Set A, which is mostly black and silver, with a couple of light blue monsters thrown in for no apparent reason.
|The Japanese characters after the "A" apologize for taking all of your money, while laughing at the buyer at the same time...weird, huh?|
|Set "A" group photo!|
|Four Godzilla suits--notice that one has four toes, and the rest of these, three!|
|Mecha-King Ghidorah, original Rodan, original Mogera, and poor, overlooked Magma! We haven't forgotten you!|
|Hush, kids! Don't disturb them! It's a mama and two babies!|
|"Death Ghidorah" from the first 90's Mothra movie, Water Mothra from the second, Spacegodzilla, and Ebirah!|
|The ever-faithful and amazing Angilas, Mechagodzilla II, and Varan, who we also haven't forgotten!|
|The 90's version of MOGUERA, Battra, and Little Godzilla! Awww!|
Well, that's all twenty, because the two Mothra larvae count as one, apparently--but thanks, Bandai, for giving me twins, so I can re-enact the ending of what we call GODZILLA vs. THE THING! Next time we will look at set "B," so stay tuned.