A wonderful update as our Halloween Countdown progresses a look at the HG Toys classic Godzilla playset which includes a story of kindness and a tale of nerd vindication, all that and a new Plaidstallions Trading card, after the jump.
Readers of this blog might recall that I have had a near life long ambition to own this play set ever since I saw it in the back of Famous Monsters as a kid. Enter fellow Tricephalon fan Doug (goes by Manziz on the Mego Museum message boards ) who alerted me to one on EBay. Sadly the seller blocked all Canadians (grrrr!) so Doug took it upon himself to buy it and ship it to me.
And here it is, set up in my office just in time for my Halloween Monster display. I am completely blown away not only by Doug's kindness in QBing this purchase for me but also the fact at how cool this set is in person. Even my kids were immediately enthralled by it and all it's little details. Their favourite bit is also mine:
Angry old lady shaking her cane at the monsters, bliss...
In the midst of our transaction, Doug suggested also that the set would make a great trading card, which made a lot of sense. It took me longer than it should have but card 36 is one of my favourites of all time. It goes without saying it's dedicated to Doug and of course, Godzilla.