Continuing from where we left off last time (which was 1963), things are about to get a lot more three-dimensional.
GODZILLA GAME (Ideal, 1963)
Godzilla - All-Plastic Assembly Kit (Aurora, 1964)
And speaking of continuously inflating prices, the Aurora Godzilla kit may as well be the symbolic figurehead of American Godzilla items. This item is the perfect conflation of the era in which it appeared: the explosion in popularity of model kits, the beginnings of Godzilla as an icon (when movie monsters were at an all-time high), even the Baby Boomer do-it-yourself mentality comes into play here. All of these things add up to a recipe for instant nostalgia, and in short, everybody wants this model kit. It was mentioned above that items being desired by more than one type of collector drive up prices--and, for the record, vintage model collectors are voracious. This kit has continued to shoot up in past years, with no signs of stopping. If you don't have it, get it quickly. By the time the sting wears off from the price you paid, it will have gone up so much, you'll feel quite justified!
Rodan the Flying Monster (Ken Films #229 & #529, 1964-65)
Varan the Unbelievable (Ken Films #236 & #536, 1965)
The very next year after RODAN was brought into collectors' homes, Ken Films released VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE, in black and white and silent with subtitles. As above, there are also four different releases in all; two 8mm sizes and two Super 8.
"King Kong" Trading Cards (Donruss, 1965)