25 Apr Vinyl Conflict: The World of Godzilla Toys
VINYL CONFLICT: THE WORLD OF GODZILLA TOYS
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.
In June, we began touring the experiential exhibition of this massive collection in a few venues in Los Angeles and Chicago. The first appearance took place Saturday, June 15th at the first ever, KAIJU-CON at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA.
Next, we appeared at the G-FEST XXIV, the International Godzilla Convention July 12-14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel in Chicago, Il. It was an entire weekend of concentrated Godzilla goodness with the most dedicated fans we’ve ever seen!
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.
THE AUCTION IS NOW LIVE FOR BIDDERS ACROSS THE GLOBE TO PARTICIPATE! Hit the button below to preview the online auction and register for bidding on iCollector.com.
EXHIBITION CATALOGS & POSTERS!
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.
This limited edition, silver foil hardcover commemorative catalog will be available only in-person at the touring exhibition or on our website.
- 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
$49.95 plus $61.00 shipping & handling International (please check with gallery for special world-wide shipping considerations.)
Multiple books can receive combined shipping…please check with gallery for totals.
EXHIBITION POSTER by Tom Whalen
VINYL CONFLICT: The World of Godzilla Toys features a stellar poster design by rock star illustrator, TOM WHALEN! Peekaboo is extremely excited to have partnered with Tom on this. Being a Godzilla nut himself, it wasn’t too hard a sell!
The poster graphics feature Anguris, King Ghidorah and Godzilla attacking Neo-Tokyo. The difference here being that these colossal kaiju are based on the sofubi/vinyl toy versions of these monsters wreaking full-sized havoc and mayhem!
This limited edition is printed on 100 lb silver foil paper and is somewhat stunning. Print measures 24″ x 18″.
Will be shipped roll-sleeved in a sturdy tube.
Supplies are limited so be sure to order yours today!
(*Please be aware, high reflective silver foil prints of this type are very sensitive. Even the most perfect, untouched-by-human-hands copies will show some type of micro imperfections. As discussed with our printer, any quality print naturally has these types of imperfections from production, however, this type of highly reflective foil makes them easier to detect. It’s simply the nature of foil print of this type. Rest assured, only the highest quality control will be used in issuing these prints and we will not send out copies that have any blemishes beyond what it the normal standard. We have already framed one and once flattened, these do not show up. We say this only to prepare you for even we thought when we first saw the proofs. Trust us, these are gorgeous!)
MULTIPLE POSTERS (Up to 4) SHIP FOR THE SAME PRICE! (Contact Gallery for combined shipping- We know, we’re trying to get the store to automate this! So sorry!)
(please check with gallery for special world-wide shipping considerations.)