We're getting into a real ven diagram here about the things I love in life. I'm a HUGE fan of the Tokusatsu genre. It's a pretty broad genre, but all of the giant monster / mecha stuff really captured my heart as a kid. I loved Power Rangers, Ultraman, and Godzilla. The 1990's Godzilla movies were all really great (my favorite is Godzilla vs. Biollante) and I rented them from the video store at every chance I could get. In 1995, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah marked the end of the 90's Godzilla movies. There was a five year break before I found out that Tristar was planning to release a Godzilla movie.
Two years later, an honest-to-goodness TOHO Godzilla movie was release in theatres; Godzilla 2000. It was probably the single most exciting movie-theatre watching experienceof my childhood.
All this buildup is to say that there has never been a proper TOHO Godzilla pinball machine released (I'm not counting the Sega Godzilla machine since that was based on the Tristar Godzilla). I mean, talk about a machine that would design itself! All that destruction!? All those monsters!?
Sigh...Well, to get a little Godzilla out of my system, I made this mock poster in the style of the old Godzilla posters. It says "Godzilla Pinball" down the side. King Ghidorah and Godzilla are going at it! Ah man, I need to dig up my vhs's...
I leave tomorrow for my trip to Las Vegas with a planned stop at the Pinball Hall of Fame. I'm going to go in on my birthday! I can't think of a better way to celebrate the annual success of my continued survival! I'll try to post from the road!