Let's dig around some more in the dark corners of Ebay! First up, a very recent item, and one that I'm sorry to say I didn't win. It's a Mothra Fishing Lure, by Takara, from 1998. It's one of those things you have to stare at a while, until then you conclude, "of COURSE it exists"! I do hope to own one, one of these days.
Next up, a neat Godzilla mini-pachinko game from 1992:
No doubt, in your Internets travels, you have seen the "Godzilla Toilet Paper Holder." Well, this is the Godzilla Electric Razor, from 1987:
Can't you just imagine buying one of these, and opening it up, to discover it's full of somebody's powdered beard shavings? Ugh, I just made myself gag a little. We'd better keep moving.
Do you remember when GODZILLA, MONSTER OF MONSTERS came out for the NES? What a great time that was. (And what a hard game that was!) Shortly after that, a promo poster could be found in some games that announced a RODAN game! Sadly, this game never saw the light of day.
This is supposedly a "Backstage Pass" from a Grateful Dead concert. Apparently somebody in management is a fan.
And speaking of fans, here is an unassuming book from 1982 called "Build Your Own Japanese Pagoda" (I can't read that title without my brain adding, "And SAAAAAAAAVE!") It's a punch-out papercraft kit that is apparently pretty detailed:
That's pretty cool....what's even cooler, though, is that the author added a bonus at the end of the book:
Well done, Alan Rose. Let's all stand up and give him a hearty Sphinx salute. "SAAAAAA-LUTE!"