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Announcing Japanese Giants #10

Postby edgodzi » Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:03 pm

Now printing!
Japanese Giants #10
Commemorative Issue for the 50th Anniversary of Godzilla (1954)
64 pages printed on high-quality slick paper with color cover

Featuring:
Color wraparound cover illustrated by Hugo Award winning artist Bob Eggleton
Godzilla (1954)
* Making of Godzilla by Ed Godziszewski
* Staff biographies by August Ragone and Ed Godziszewski
* Original story by Shigeru Kayama - synopsis
* Who was Gojira? by Richard Pusateri
* Deleted/Altered Scenes
* Godzilla-The Radio Drama
* Japanese Film Industry circa 1954 by Stuart Galbraith
* Haruo Nakajima interview by Steve Ryfle and Oki Miyano
* Godzilla-The Score by Jim Figurski
* Akira Takarada interview by Steve Ryfle and Oki Miyano
* Rialto Pictures-The Uncut Japanese Original by Keith Aiken
* Oxygen Destroyer Blueprints by Bill Gudmundson
Acting in Tokyo SOS by Norman England
50 Years of Movie Making and Movie Watching by Neil Riebe
Profile of Toho Production Designer Yasukyuki Inoue by Oki Miyano
Toho Production Design Roundtable Discussion by Oki Myano
Mini Reviews
* Onmyoji by Bob Johnson
* Giant Robo by Jim Walsh
* When You Sing of Love by Andre Dubois

Featuring several rare and unpublished photos, design sketches, and quotations.

Order by sending check or money order for $10 ($8 plus $2 postage), payable to Ed Godziszewski:

Japanese Giants
PO Box 30078
Chicago, IL 60630

For more information on this issue as well as back issues, please contact: edgoji@yahoo.com
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Postby gfanikf » Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:41 pm

bump :)
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Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Thu Sep 16, 2004 12:09 am

You don't accept PAYPAL by any chance do you Ed?
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Postby Jim Ballard » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:29 am

The Giant Pacific Octopus wrote:You don't accept PAYPAL by any chance do you Ed?

I was wondering that myself, my bank doesn't like me writing cheques in foreign currencies :|
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Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Mon Sep 20, 2004 2:53 pm

^. I'm as "foreign" as you since I'm from Canada. But ED.G PM'ed me and told me he DOESN'T have a Paypal account set up. :cry:
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Postby Jim Ballard » Tue Sep 21, 2004 4:43 am

Well, last time I tried to write a cheque in US dollars my bank kicked up a fuss and refused to clear it. Hmm, I guess I could ask Goro if he could pick me up a copy, then send him the cash via PayPal :|
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Postby kpa » Tue Sep 28, 2004 4:37 pm

Just a reminder: JAPANESE GIANTS #10 starts shipping this week. Check out Henshin! Online http://www.henshinonline.com/ for full details and a look at Bob Eggleton's amazing cover illustration of Godzilla '54.
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Postby Robert Saint John » Wed Oct 13, 2004 11:55 am

Got this yesterday. Folks, you *really* want this for your permanent library. Easily one of the top English G publications, ever. The quality of the content and layout are so pro, I wish it was hardcover. As it stands, it's probably the best G related item under $100 I purchased this year.
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Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:28 pm

I'll have to pick this up off of EBAY since I always have trouble writing U.S moneyorders.

How's the deleted scenes section MECHASCORPIO? Does it have a pic of Godzilla eating that cow??
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Postby Robert Saint John » Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:55 am

The Giant Pacific Octopus wrote:How's the deleted scenes section MECHASCORPIO? Does it have a pic of Godzilla eating that cow??


I don't think the pic is captioned as such, but yes, I do believe that is a picture of G with a cow in his mouth! I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't asked!
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Postby KaijuZoo » Thu Oct 14, 2004 12:51 pm

mechascorpio wrote:
The Giant Pacific Octopus wrote:How's the deleted scenes section MECHASCORPIO? Does it have a pic of Godzilla eating that cow??


I don't think the pic is captioned as such, but yes, I do believe that is a picture of G with a cow in his mouth! I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't asked!


It is indeed captioned on the opposite page: "Godzilla puppet with prop cow hanging in its mouth". In the photo itself, the cow is rather indistinct but very cool none the less given its historic significance (i.e. deleted scene).

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Postby edgodzi » Fri Oct 15, 2004 4:53 pm

Well, I can't believe I did this, but I incorrectly listed the zip code on the address for ordering JG. The correct zip code is 60630, not 60030. Since al Chicago zip codes are 606xx, I think they should be able to figure it ou and get things delivered correctly (so far around 30 order arrived correctly even with the wrong zip code), but it is nice to do it right the first time...

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PO Box 30078
Chicago, IL 60630

SORRY!!!!

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Postby Jim Ballard » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:07 pm

The Giant Pacific Octopus wrote:I'll have to pick this up off of EBAY since I always have trouble writing U.S moneyorders.

http://store.extremecollectables.com/jagiis10.html

I'm looking forward to it guys! :)
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Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:16 pm

They wanted to charge me $41 shipping!!!!!

I was born at night but not last night....
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Postby KaijuZoo » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:26 pm

The Giant Pacific Octopus wrote:They wanted to charge me $41 shipping!!!!!

I was born at night but not last night....


To be sure, this comment CAN'T be referring to the Extreme Collectibles link above, they are upfront and have a swell $6.00 shipping regardless of the quantities of items ordered ... to wit...,
"Special on Shipping
A one time (per order) total $6.00 shipping and handling fee for as many items or size of items you order.(This applys to orders inside U.S. only)."

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Postby Jim Ballard » Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:30 pm

Actually, Octopus is correct, international shipping is $41. The $6 shipping, as it says, applies to the U.S. only.

Using the remains of my Birthday money, I picked it up anyway. $41 wasted or not, it's well worth it in my humble opinion. I also picked up a few more goods at the same time, so I don't feel as ripped off as I would have.

At least I can sleep well tonight knowing it's on the way :)
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Postby KaijuZoo » Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:13 am

James Ballard wrote:Actually, Octopus is correct, international shipping is $41. The $6 shipping, as it says, applies to the U.S. only.

Using the remains of my Birthday money, I picked it up anyway. $41 wasted or not, it's well worth it in my humble opinion. I also picked up a few more goods at the same time, so I don't feel as ripped off as I would have.

At least I can sleep well tonight knowing it's on the way :)


Jim, Regardless whether located in Pacific Ocean or UK, $41 is ridiculous. I have shipped toys and books from US to UK, HK, Taiwan, Italy, Japan etc. and could ship the mag to you in England for only $9.00, arrival in 4-6 days ...
"Service summary for your 1 pound , 8 ounce Global Priority Mail - Flat-rate Envelope (large) to Great Britain and Northern Ireland:
Itemized Service Summary
Service Item Price
Global Priority Mail - Flat-rate Envelope (large) $9.00
TOTAL CHARGES $9.00"

Please see USPS International Calculator at
http://ircalc.usps.gov/

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Postby The Giant Pacific Octopus » Tue Oct 19, 2004 12:27 pm

^Exactly. I'm from Canada (Toronto to be exact). Extreme Collectables is from Indiana. I'm just up the street for crying out loud. I'm not overseas. Yet when I filled the forms out they said $41 S+H!!!!!!
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Postby william newell » Sat Oct 30, 2004 4:57 pm

Well, I just recieved my copy and let me say that to me, the cover alone was worth $10! I haven't read it yet, but just skimming thru it has my mouthwatering in anticipation! Heartfelt thanks to Ed and all the others responsible for what looks to be a great mag! Now if only it was monthly...
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Postby william newell » Fri Nov 19, 2004 11:23 pm

I finished this awhile ago and let me say, if you haven't yet picked this up, do so immediately! definately worth every penny! And the article with production designer Inoue was a real eye-opener for me. It was nice to see someone who did so much for the series get some much needed credit. Really a great mag chock full of cool info. One question I do have, was Inoue-san in any way involved in the Inoue Arts line of garage kits? Just curious...
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Postby edgodzi » Mon Nov 22, 2004 12:42 am

william newell wrote:I finished this awhile ago and let me say, if you haven't yet picked this up, do so immediately! definately worth every penny! And the article with production designer Inoue was a real eye-opener for me. It was nice to see someone who did so much for the series get some much needed credit. Really a great mag chock full of cool info. One question I do have, was Inoue-san in any way involved in the Inoue Arts line of garage kits? Just curious...


No, Mr. Inoue founded Alpha Productions, but he was not involved with the garage kit company Inoue Arts.

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Postby william newell » Mon Nov 22, 2004 2:21 am

^^Thanks, thats something I've been wondering about for a while now, now I need wonder no more. While we're on the subject though, something I've always wanted to see is a book or article(in English)about the sculptors of garage kits and what other work they've done. Sure, we've all heard of Yuji Sakai, but how about who sculpted the kits for Paradise, Volks, and other manufacturers? Just something I've always been curious about. (To be honest, I've always thought this would be a great subject for a book, chock full of great pictures of build-ups... I'm sure there are at least three or four other people out there who would enjoy this as well,lol.)
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Postby swfreakjpb » Tue Nov 23, 2004 1:56 am

WOW!!!! I wish I knew about this mag back when it started. I just got it and can not wait to read. It seems like its just packed full of cool stuff from flipping through it. I hope I can get Mr. Eggleton to sign mine when he comes to town for a Con next November.
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Postby kpa » Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:02 am

HIGH PRAISE DEPT: During the after party for the GODZILLA FINAL WARS premiere, Toho President/Godzilla series Producer Shogo Tomiyama was shown JAPANESE GIANTS #10 and loved it. He praised the in-depth articles on GODZILLA '54 and Toho's production designer Yasuyuki Inoue, and even said it was better than Godzilla books and magazines he'd seen in Japan!

With praise like that, Ed and everyone involved with JG should feel pretty pleased with what they've accomplished.
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Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:40 pm

How long does it normally take to ship out? Also, any time frame or details on JG #11's release and what that issue will be focusing on?
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