More spelunking into interesting crevices of Ebay. First up, I discovered only this week that there is a companion piece to the Mothra Fishing Lure we talked about earlier, and it's none other than Godzilla himself:
You can run into lots of great fan-made T-shirts, but this one was so good, I bought several...one for myself, and several to give away. Unfortunately, the seller told me they were going to stop producing them, so I don't think they are made any more:
The Japanese have not lost the important, child-like ability to see things in bizarre and different ways. For instance, put Godzilla on the end of a stick, and what does it look like? Why, a hammer, of course.
This toy noise-making hammer was made by Takara in 1991:
Here's a neat, stylish, and very clever poster that was included with a version of the Japanese "Mothra vs. Godzilla" soundtrack LP:
Isn't that wonderful? I'd love to find a better scan or photo of the artwork. It gets better every time I stare at it.
And finally, this summer wasn't the FIRST time that Godzilla went to Hawaii. A company called Bou-Ken-Oh produced a line of amazing shirts several years ago, and they are mind-altering. I'd not be caught dead in a Hawaiian shirt, but I would wear these everywhere, they are that amazing. This first one is called "Godzilla Movie Monsters:"
Let's look at some close-ups while we all recover from the awesomeness:
Oh, my stars. Words just fail me. Ebirah? Gorosaurus? Are you kidding me?! That's truly something. And I have a good look at one more, called "Godzilla's Revenge:"
|Even the box is stylish!|
|I'd love to print this hugely, for wrapping paper!|
Look closely at the paperwork, and you can see that they made several other movie-themed shirts, such as GIGANTIS THE FIRE MONSTER (hey, another American title, that's weird), GODZILLA AGAINST MOTHRA, DESTROY ALL MONSTERS (awwwww MAN I want to see that one!), and many more!