This is a Tsuburaya Godzilla 1954 from a set which was produced in 2001. The shodai Godzilla stands about nine inches tall. He is articulated at the arms and legs. Loose figure since he was part of a set.
THIS IS A FANTASTIC BOOK by a master of special effects who has passed on. We are sad that that the world has lost a creative filmaker and businessman and a true gentleman Kawakita-san.
We obtained the advance copies of this book by attending the Heisei Godzilla Movie Festival running in November 2009 in Tokyo. On each Saturday of the month not only was a movie shown but there was a pre-screening a talk with some of the people involved in the movie production.
The book was officially released on November 30th 2009. Kawakita, Koichi is the editor/author of the book and the most recent special effects master of Toho Films. The title is Heisei Godzilla Chronicle; 55 years a star; 20th annniversary. It covers what are known as the Heisei period Godzilla Movies: Godzilla vs Biollante, Godzilla vs King Ghidora, Godzilla vs Mothra, Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs Space Godzilla and Godzilla vs Destroyer. Each movie is given a separate section which is broken down by the weekly production schedule. There are many behind the scenes and action shots! The photos are from Kawakita's personal collection. Each movie has extensive artist's concept sketches of all the monsters and vehicles. There is the full story board from Godzilla vs Biollante. There are biographies and photos of all the production staff including directors, cinematographers, suit makers, prop makers, model makers-everyone who was involved in the special effects or behind the camera production.
There is so much in this book we can't cover it all.The book has 271 pages; soft back book dimensions 8 1/2 by 12 inches.
This Shin Godzilla writing pen was available in limited quantities at some of the Toho Cinemas showing Shin Godzilla. Due to the popularity of the movie most of the theater exclusive items were sold out within days of the opening of the movie in Japan on July 29, 2016. The Shin Godzilla figure on top of the pen is soft vinyl and is a nicely detailed figure considering it is about 1 3/4 inches high I especially love the long tail. It includes a foot print replica which says Shin Godzilla in Japanese on a chain. It is black ink and the length of the pen from the head of the figure is about 8 inches. It comes in its original packaging.