Since his first appearance in 1954, Godzilla captured the world’s imagination. A combination of ancient folklore, moral prophecy and good ol’ movie making magic gave birth to one of the longest and most successful franchises in entertainment history
On Gojira’s 65th anniversary and celebration of Legendary Pictures’ GODZILLA: King of the Monsters, Summer blockbuster movie, Peekaboo Gallery is proud to offer from a single collection, one of the largest gatherings of vintage Godzilla, kaiju and related Japanese monster memorabilia to ever go up on the auction block.
The exhibition and auction is called, VINYL CONFLICT: The World of Godzilla Toys. In this unprecedented collection, there will be something for everyone, from small novelty items and movie posters to some of the most rare vinyl toys from makers such as Bullmark, Marmit, Bandai and Marusan. Most of the contents are rare items only found in Japan or limited show exclusives. Never has such as definitive selection of Godzilla merchandise been available in one place.
VINYL CONFLICT: The World of Godzilla Toys, features the Mark Livolsi Collection. Mark was a life-long devotee of everything monsters and fantasy however, nothing more than his unquenchable love of Godzilla. One can witness this in the meticulous attention to curation within this massive collection. Mark was a highly talented and well-celebrated lead feature film editor. You may have heard of some of his films such as The Jungle Book, Saving Mr. Banks, The Blind Side, Wedding Crashers, The Devil Wears Prada, Vanilla Sky, Wonder and the forthcoming, The Lion King. Mark’s passion for Godzilla was well known in Hollywood among his friends and colleagues and now, with this dedicated exhibition and auction can you share in the joy of this wonderful personal collection.
Beginning in June, we will tour the experiential exhibition of this massive collection in a few venues in Los Angeles and Chicago. That first appearance will take place Saturday, June 15th at KAIJU-CON at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.
Next, we’ll appear at G-FEST XXIV, the International Godzilla Convention July 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, Il.
The auction event itself will occur with our friends at the world’s largest Halloween & Horror Convention, MIDSUMMER SCREAM at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. The live auction event will occur over 2 days, August 3rd and 4th, 2019.
We are working on other events in this Godzilla tour so please keep an eye open for more announcements in the coming weeks.
VINYL CONFLICT: The World of Godzilla Toys will perhaps be one of the definitive art books on the subject of Godzilla collectables. Almost 300 full-color pages, expert photography, over 1200 items gathered into 850 lots, historical introductions and a themed progression of Godzilla toy history, this book is what Godzilla fans have been waiting for. The cover and main show illustration by rock-star illustrator and graphic artist, Tom Whalen! Historical intros by Godzilla collectable author, Sean Linkenback.
· Silver Foil Hardcover Book
· Almost 300 Full Color Pages
· Over 1200 Items in 850 Lots
· Measures 11.25″ x 9.25″
· Art Stock 86 lb Paper
· Sewn Binding
Multiple books can receive combined shipping…please check with gallery for totals.
*CURRENTLY, BOOKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER. BOOKS WILL SHIP TOWARDS THE END OF JUNE. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES. BOOKS ALSO AVAILABLE IN-PERSON AT OUR TOURING EXHIBITION AND AT THE AUCTION ITSELF. RESERVE YOURS TODAY!