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MyKaiju Life

MyKaiju Life Timeline is chronicle of my life as a Godzilla fan. I’m grateful for those mentioned and unmentioned below for the influence they have had on my life.

  • Release of X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 2004 Statue

    The release of the X-Plus Yuji Sakai Best Collection Godzilla 2004 Poster Version Statue featuring MyKaiju design work.

  • Kaijucast Interview

    I had the honor of being interviewed by legendary Kyle Yount, fellow host of Collect All Monsters.

  • MyKaiju is Trademarked

    On July 21, 2020, MyKaiju© was officially trademarked by the United States of America.

  • Release of X-Plus Yuji Sakai Godzilla 1995 Kit

    My second project was create an official representation of Godzilla 1995 on behalf of X-Plus and Master Sculptor Yuji Sakai.

  • Collect All Monsters begins

    Episode Zero of Collect All Monsters aired live on December 28, 2019.

  • MyKaiju 2019 Year in Review

    MyKaiju 2019 toy photography in review.

  • I became an Official Godzilla Toy Photographer

    On the day Godzilla was born, I became an official Godzilla toy photographer.

  • X-Plus Toy Fair Booth

    It was a joy and pleasure to be invited to work the X-Plus booth at Toy Fair 2019.

  • MyKaiju Magazine Issue 2

    The second issue of MyKaiju Magazine was published and sold on September 9, 2020.

  • My Visit to X-Plus

    During my 2019 trip to Japan, I was invited to visit X-Plus Headquarters in Osaka.

  • G-Fest XXVI

    At G-Fest XXVI (2019), I had the great honor of meeting Akihiko Gee Okamoto and Kazuma Matsubara of X-Plus.

  • 25th Trip to Japan

    In 2019, I was off to Japan for my twenty-fifth trip.

  • TV Asahi Interview

    In 2019, I was on TV Asahi, a Japanese television network with its headquarters.

  • MyKaiju Magazine Issue 1

    The first issue of MyKaiju Magazine was published and sold on January 6, 2019.

  • Collector’s Corner

    I was interviewed Previews World and my Godzilla collection was featured.

  • Meeting Masami Yamada

    During my Japan trip in 2018, great friend Ed Holland of Monster Attack Team introduced me to the great Masami Yamada.

  • Japan 2018 Trip

    During my trip to Japan 2018 I documented as many Shin Godzilla places as possible.

  • MyKaiju 2018 in Review

    MyKaiju 2018 toy photography in review.

  • G-Fest XXIV Summit Kaiju Panel

    I had the honor of participating in the Summit Kaiju Panel at G-FEST XXIV (2017) along with fellow Godzilla and kaiju fans.

  • Meeting Shinji Higuchi and Keiichi Sakurai

    In 2017, I had the honor of meeting Shin Godzilla Director Shinji Higuchi and Shin Godzilla Cinematographer Keiichi Sakurai at the Famous Monsters Convention in Dallas, Texas.

  • MyKaiju 2017 in Review

    MyKaiju 2017 toy photography in review.

  • Shin Godzilla Showing in Philadelphia

    Shin Godzilla showing with friends at the Landmark's Ritz Movie Theatre in Philadelphia.

  • Japan 2016 Trip

    I was in Japan for the opening night of Shin Godzilla at Toho Cinemas in Shinjuku.

  • Wonder Festival 2016

    One of the best experiences from my trip to Japan in 2016 was attending my first Wonder Festival.

  • G-Fest XXIV

    The summer 2016 was full of travel! I first heard to G-FEST XXIV, where I had the honor of participating in the first Summit Kaiju toy photography panel put on by Jeremy Soles. From there I would head to Japan for a week, followed by a trip to Indonesia for work.

  • Meeting Kenpachiro Satsuma

    I had the privilege of meeting Godzilla suit-actors Kenpachiro Satsuma and Mizuho Yoshida at Monster Mania (2016) in New Jersey.

  • G-Fan 111

    I was so honored to be asked by J.D. to create the cover of G-Fan #111 and to receive a featured article.

  • MyKaiju 2016 in Review

    MyKaiju 2016 toy photography in review.

  • Return to Japan

    I was back to Japan in 2015 and back to collecting Godzilla.

  • MyKaiju Facebook Page Launches

    MyKaiju Facebook Page began on October 3, 2015. As of December 3, 2020, MyKaiju has been liked by 42,191 and followed by 46,572.

  • Dinner with Godzilla and Ultraman Suit Actors

    I had a wonderful time meeting and dining with Haruo Najajima, Tsutomu Kitagawa, Shinji Nishikawa, Satoshi “Bin” Furuya.

  • G-Fest XXII

    I was honored to be interviewed by Leslie Chambers of Leslie Chambers Kaiju Reviews! at G-Fest XXII.

  • My Godzilla Room Makeover

    My Godzilla room gets a great makeover.

  • MyKaiju Toy Photography featured on KaijuAddicts.com

    MyKaiju Toy Photography featured on KaijuAddicts.com

  • My Godzilla Room established

    After years of storage in my basement, my collection gets its own room.

  • I was living and teaching in Japan on 3/11

    It was March 2011, I was living and teaching in Japan.

  • Living and teaching in Japan

    The year 2008 was a big change in my life. It was the year my dream of living in Japan would come true.

  • Japan 2003

    In 2003, I made my fourth trip to Japan in early January, just in time to see Godzilla X MechaGodzilla (2002) in the theater.

  • My earliest toy photography

    This is my first attempt at toy photography.

  • MySciFiWorld is born

    My Godzilla website, The World of Godzilla, evolved into MySciFiWorld.com.

  • My third trip to Japan with my friends

    Off to Japan with my friends Eric and Chris.

  • My Second Trip to Japan with Family

    In January 1999, my mom, my cousin Jeanie and I flew to Japan to retreat and rest.

  • TV 29 Good Day Live Interview

    In 1998, I was featured on Philadelphia FOX TV 29 Good Day Live Interview with Grover Silcox, the morning before the release of Godzilla (1998).

  • I’m in Japan’s Favorite Mon-star

    My friend Jon told me that my website was listed in Steve Ryfle's new book.

  • G-CON 1997

    In the 1990s,Saturday was all about taking trips with my friends to New York City to search and shop for collectibles. This Saturday G-CON was happening at the New Yorker Hotel.

  • The Second Design of My Godzilla Website

    This was the second design of my Godzilla website hosted on AOL.

  • The First Design of My Godzilla Website

    This was the design of my first Godzilla website hosted on AOL.

  • Philadelphia Animation Society

    During the 90s, every second Saturday in the month I and my friends attended the Japanese Animation Society (a.k.a., the CFO).

  • My First Trip to Japan

    In 1994, my dream to go to Japan came true.

  • My Godzilla Collection

    In the 90s, my Godzilla collection although was small but it was significant. In 1994, it would grow in size with my first trip to Japan.

  • Collectible Shopping

    Since 1993, my friends and I travel far and wide for collectibles.

  • Yaohan now Mitsuwa

    In the 90s, a big part of my Godzilla life was going to Yahoan Department Store (now Mitsuwa Marketplace) in Edgewater, New Jersey.

  • Dreams of a Godzilla Magazine

    In the early 90s, I have always been an avid Apple Macintosh user and about three decades ago I used it to design my dreams of a Godzilla magazine/newsletter called Godzilla Traxs.

  • Christmas 1991

    I finally got my dream figure for Christmas.

  • First Trip to California

    Visiting my family during my first trip to California brought me back to collecting Godzilla.

  • Rocketships & Accessories

    It was 1984, Godzilla's 30th Birthday, and then I found my most favorite collectible shop, Rocketships & Accessories

  • Growing up watching Godzilla on TV

    Growing up, my life was all about watching Godzilla movies airing on Saturday afternoons on local Philadelphia TV.

  • My first Godzilla figure

    My first Godzilla was the vintage Godzilla King of the Monsters Bendy Figure by GLJ Toy Co., released in 1978.

  • Godzilla and Me

    One of my greatest memories growing up Godzilla was coming home early from summer camp because of illness.

  • Growing up taping Godzilla

    The 70s were all about me, Godzilla and my dad's audio tape recorder.

  • Growing Up Godzilla

    Growing up with Godzilla in the 70s was amazing

  • Wee Willie Weber

    Wee Willie Weber was a huge influence on my childhood.

  • My earliest Godzilla drawing

    This is my earliest known drawing of Godzilla