It was 1984 and I coveted the giant Godzilla in the window. I had never seen such a thing. The Bandai Limited Edition Godzilla (バンダイ限定版ゴジラ) released during the great Godzilla toy boom to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the release of Godzilla (1954). What happened in Japan reached America’s shores and the display shelf of Rocketships & Accessories. There I was first introduced to Bandai figures and my small Japanese Godzilla collection began. But my desire for this amazing Bandai figure was a dream delayed but not denied. It was reissued in 1988 and it was my Christmas gift in 1991. I can report today, after 38 years of waiting, the original Bandai Limited Edition Godzilla is in my possession. And it lives up to my expectations and more.