swank kaiju toys of the day
Yesterday, I got a package in the mail containing a birthday present I ordered for myself -- or rather, won in an auction on eBay. It's a four-pack of Bandai Ultraman monster models. E-e-excellent!
Not only are they a hip thing to have on general principles, but they're also exactly the sort of toy the supremely fun Giant Monster Rampage rules were written for. I hope to get a copy of the rules for my birthday -- goodness knows if I'll ever playt, but my lovely wife sometimes enjoys the occasional game of Netrunner or Illuminati New World Order, and of course next time I see Musashi we'll definitely throw down kaiju-style, so who knows? Better yet, this group represents several different styles of giant monster, from robot to lizard to that funky crab-clawed creature I remember from the Ultraman TV series, so we could create any sort of monster for the game.
Of course, for now they get put away along with the other stuff I've already ordered...
Cecilia doesn't know it yet, but thanks to another eBay auction, she's getting her very own Godzilla toy. I have one just like this on top of my computer, and I've been looking for another to give to her for some time.