"I want the statue!" Photo by Brett Homenick.
Today, I attended a special event with Godzilla series SFX director Teruyoshi Nakano. In celebration of Nakano-san's career, some props from Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) and Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) were on display, most notably the King Seesar (a.k.a. King Caesar) statue, Professor Miyajima's powerful pipe, and a alien ray guns from both films. The Mechagodzilla films have long been favorites of mine, and while it was cool enough to look at them, it was something else to hold them. Quite cool, indeed!