Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Hero Never Dies Library : An Unauthorised Guide To Godzilla Collectibles


Sean Linkenback's Unauthorised guide to Godzilla collectibles is essential reading for geeky fans of the big G. Covering everything from toys to posters, laserdiscs to lobby cards and huge amounts of things in between, superbly illustrated with colour photo's. It's the kind of book where it's difficult to open without you finding something you'd love to have on every page. The book also incorporates a price guide but that's the least interesting aspect of the book to me. Of much more interest are the toy and poster sections, which make me drool.




The book itself is quite hard to track down for a decent price but it's well worth the cost for fans as this is as close as most of us will ever get to seeing most of the contents.


I have a couple of big G toys knocking around, the best of which is this beaut.

6 comments:

venoms5 said...

I skimmed through this at Borders a couple years ago. Not sure why I didn't buy it then, but when I did go back to pick it up, somebody had already bought it.

Anonymous said...

I love Godzilla films, it's my guilty pleasure!

My personal favorite, apart from the first flick (which is actually pretty grim and serious compared to the more campy sequels) are the Hesei-era films from 1984-1985, which portrays Godzilla more in the traditional role of villian or at least, a sort of violent act of nature. In particular, I really liked 1992's Godzilla vs Ghidorah and 1995's Godzilla vs Destroyah.

Then again, the earlier Showa era filsm did have some good flicks like Godzilla vs King Kong and Destroy all Monsters. It unfortunately also had real turkeys like Gozilla vs Hedorah. Man, it's like the director was on drugs when he was making that film:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox20l8LtE88

Yeah, that link from cinemassacre has reviews of all the Japanese Godzilla films, highly recommended.

A hero never dies said...

Brian, done that way too many times, the worst example was the hardback of the Fulci book Beyond terror, still don't have it now.

A hero never dies said...

Anon, Godzilla doesn't have to be a guilty pleasure around here, just a pleasure, thanks for the info.

robotGEEK said...

This looks great! I don't buy many books, unless they are film related, of which I have many. But this one seems to have missed my radar. I had no idea it ever came out. I'll have to see if my Barnes & Nobles carries it. Great write up man!

A hero never dies said...

rG. Are you a big fan of Godzilla? If so it's a must.

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