Koichi Kawakita, RIP

Koichi Kawakita, RIP

GODZILLA SPFX Director KOICHI KAWAKITA has left the world but not before creating some of the greatest effects in Heisei Era GODZILLA films! Starting under EIJI TSUBURAYA in GORATH (1962) to his cameo in GMK (2001) to his official role as historian and exhibit coordinator ensuring the King of Monsters presence remained larger than life Read More…

Rattling the Kaiju CAGE

Rattling the Kaiju CAGE

Can you dig it? Can you dig it? Can you dig it? GHOST RIDER versus Legendary Beast WOLFMAN VS. GODZILLA with NICOLAS CAGE. Photo to SHIZUO NAKAJIMA director of the independent GODZILLA film featured in Famous Monsters #269 article by Mark Jaramillo producer of Kaiju Gaiden available here: http://www.captainco.com/products/famous-monsters-269-newsstand. Also check out the Kaiju Gaiden Read More…

Unleashed From The Vaults

Unleashed From The Vaults

Unfortunately, we were unable to publish everything that we wanted to in our recent opus, Monster Attack Team #11. One of the purposes of our new website is to rectify this and get as much unpublished material out there for all to enjoy. Our two most recent site additions are part of this: two interviews Read More…

Henshin Y’all!

Henshin Y’all!

Come join us and revisit those exciting days of… about twenty years ago! POWER RANGERS, VR TROOPERS, SUPERHUMAN SAMURAI SYBERSQUAD. Remember them? Sure you do! They’re all here in a brand new article written up by Dyvontrae Johnson, the head honcho of the Texas Toku Taisen event in San Antonio. Get those toys out of Read More…

Harlock Rocks!

Harlock Rocks!

The ultra-fantastic trippy space opera world of Leiji Matsumoto’s Captain Harlock is alive and well with the recent release of a CGI animated feature. Tim Eldred gives us the scoop on all things Harlock in his review of the film. Grab your space-boots, your eye-patch, your sword, laser pistol and skull and crossbones emblem, and Read More…

We got nothing to HIDE…

We got nothing to HIDE…

On the other hand, we have plenty OF hide, as in Hideto Matsumoto, late lead guitarist of superstar band X Japan, idol to millions, whose untimely tragic death 16 years ago shook the j-rock and larger rock communities to their very core. We have two full articles on the life and legacy of this monumental Read More…

Dude, Chill Out!

Dude, Chill Out!

Check out Tim Bean’s rundown of the festivities of this year’s Chiller Theatre convention, with three generations of Godzilla suit actors!

It Was 60 Years Ago Today…. Happy Birthday Godzilla!

It Was 60 Years Ago Today…. Happy Birthday Godzilla!

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of GODZILLA from (l-r) TAKASHI NISHINA, SHUSUKE KANEKO, ROBERT SCOTT FIELD, TERUYOSHI NAKANO & KOICHI KAWAKITA – the men who made and acted in GODZILLA. Image courtesy of Robert Scott Field.

The ULTRAMAN Nightmare Before Christmas…

The ULTRAMAN Nightmare Before Christmas…

  … as The World of TIM BURTON opens in Tokyo Nov 1, 2014 through Jan 4, 2015 with Mr. Burton being wooed by the shifty ALIEN DADA during opening festivities! More info in Japanese here: http://www.tim-burton.jp/ Illustration by Tim Burton

Feeling Alienated?

Feeling Alienated?

SUPER7 was awarded Brand of the Year, and Best Media Tie-In for their ALIEN ReACTION figures at the Designer Toy Awards in New York on Oct 11, 2014. Congratulations to longtime Monster Attack Team advertiser SUPER7! Check out their storefront here: http://super7store.com/alien-reaction-figure-set.html Photo of limited ReAction ALIEN Deep Space Mystery blind egg figures © MAT