It all started the day I walked into Rocketships & Accessories for the first time and laid my eyes on it. There behind the glass was the Bandai Limited Edition Godzilla (バンダイ限定版ゴジラ), the prize of the Godzilla Boom of 1984. Bandai released this gigantic soft vinyl figure to commemorate Godzilla’s 30th anniversary along with a large Mothra larva and King Ghidorah. For me it was the ultimate Godzilla figure of my youth. And it would become the pride and joy of my collection during the 90s. It was priced at about $80. So I could never afford it. But I had its Bandai advertisement on the back of the highly-influential Asahi Sonorama publication the Monsters Catalog in 3D.