Godzilla Action Figures

Most people think of Godzilla as an amusing piece of camp culture, a big rubber monster that comically tromps through a model set of downtown Tokyo. But Godzilla, who roared onto the Japanese scene in 1954, emerged from real-life horror—the nightmarish death and devastation that followed the U.S.’s 1945 nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Those who survived the attacks—and in fact, most of the island nation of Japan—spent the...Continue Reading
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