Gigan 50 Project: The Fiftieth Anniversary of Gigan

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Fabulous Gigan, being Fabulous!

A fun photoshoot of a Gigan v/s Godzilla battle. Read more about it on the Hobby Japan website: Gigan has changed its design and appeared in Godzilla works multiple times, but with the support of many fans through the crowdfunding “Gigan Suit Launch Project”, it was decided to revive the “original” Gigan suit as a motif. The suit was produced by the staff of Monsters, led by Shinichi Wakasa, who has molded many monsters, including Godzilla in the five Millennium series. Based on the materials of the first Gigan, designed by Takayoshi Mizuki and modeled by Nobuyuki Yasumaru, it has been revived to the present day with the image of that time intact. (read more)

Doctor Who’s 59th Anniversary

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I would have totally spaced this if it weren’t for Brian, reminding us all that today IS the anniversary of Doctor Who! In his post on IG, he shares the sentiment with a bit of his Who collection. I feel like I came to the Whovian party a bit late seeing that I didn’t discover it until 1983. Time is relative though. Check out more of Brian’s posts on his IG… they’re just good fun.

Forty-four Years Ago, in a Place Several Hours Away…

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Sometimes reviled, sometimes nostalgically adored, this show encapsulates everything that was a variety show in the 1970s. I was eight years old on November 17, 1978, and this show will always have a place in my heart. You can judge if you wish, but unless you’ve experienced the dark times, or the plethora of variety specials and shows of the 70s, you just can’t really understand what it was like. Let go of your conscious, cynical self, and give it a view. If nothing else, it has the very first Boba Fett adventure, but I love it for so much more.

Multiverse Nouveau: All Ages Coloring Book
Multiverse Nouveau: All Ages Coloring Book

A Collection of Sci-Fi and Fantasy illustrations by Darran Hight a.k.a. Doctor Multiverse, this was a labor of love. Please check it out… Thank you 🙂

Robotech 30th Anniversary 1/100 Rick Hunter GBP-1J Heavy Armor Veritech

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Forty-Five Years Ago, on the Silver Screen

It is a period of civil wars in the galaxy.  A brave alliance of underground freedom fighters has challenged the tyranny and oppression of the awesome GALACTIC EMPIRE. Striking from a fortress hidden among the billion stars of the galaxy, rebel spaceships have won their first victory in a battle with the powerful Imperial Starfleet.  The EMPIRE fears that another defeat could bring a thousand more solar systems into the rebellion, and Imperial control over the galaxy would be lost forever. To crush the rebellion once and for all, the EMPIRE is constructing a sinister new battle station.  Powerful enough to destroy an entire planet, its completion spells certain doom for the champions of freedom.

It was as if millions of voices gasped, then suddenly… there was a mad rush for more. I was seven years old, and twenty-two days old when Star Wars was released in theaters on the twenty-fifth of May 1977. Those years between six and ten seem to be most people’s happy place. I know they are mine. From Star Wars to the X-Men, Micronauts and video games, it was a great time to be a nerd. Would I be the same person that I am now without Star Wars? Probably not. As an older adult I am now focused on the fun that I used to have pre–Empire Strikes Back. That’s because the narrative was mine to make. Sure, there were books and comics, but I really enjoyed creating my own adventures with my figures and drawings. Star Wars was fuel to my already overly active imagination.

A long time ago, at a Drive-In that still exists today, a seven-year-old me was taken by his father to see Star Wars. Alright, it was forty-five years ago. We went to the Sacramento Six a-lot in those halcyon days, but we rarely went to a showing more than once. Star Wars was one of those films that my dad had no problem seeing over and over.  I thought it was pretty OK too.