Here is the first in my new series called If Toys Could Talk. 1984 was another Godzilla toy boom. After a nine year hibernation, Godzilla made his return to Tokyo and the big screen on December 15. A wave of toys swept Japan and reached America’s shores, where I would find them on the shelves of Rocketships & Accessories. There I discovered the first line of Godzilla soft vinyl figures, the Godzilla Collection, by Japanese toy manufacture Bandai. Except for garage kits, they were the most accurate representation of Godzilla figures I had ever seen. These and future Bandai figures became highly collectible and sought after. They became the feature and foundation of most fan collections well into the new millennium. In 1984, Friday afternoon and Saturday morning I could be found at my favorite shop buying the next Bandai I could afford. My first three Bandai figure were MechaGodzilla 1974, followed by Godzilla 1964 and Godzilla 1962. Then to go along with my Godzilla 1984 books, I added the The Godzilla Collection No. 47 Godzilla ’84 figure (バンダイ 『グレートモンスターシリーズ GODZILLA’84(84年度版ゴジラ)』).