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Re: "Heisei Godzilla Perfection" book coming soon (Feb 10)

Postby ebirahsmeg1 » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:21 am

Sorry folks, I've had this book since this 18th, but no time to look at it thoroughly or post a review until now.

Overall,.this isn't a bad book, but is far more text heavy that the Heisei/Champion Matsuri Perfection once you get past page 64. There were some nice, intriguing stills here & there, but as I've brought up before, the Heisei series has been one of the most covered film series books-wise (and figure-wise), so there really wasn't much in the way of riveting "Wow! I never saw/knew that before!" stills or info to get one's blood pumping. Unless you are a diehard GvsBiollante fan (a film that, while I do indeed like it, is quickly starting to grow into one of the series' most overrated films...especially amongst Japanese Godzilla fandom which laughably ranked this as the best film of the entire Godzilla series) or an avid G book collector such as myself, then definitely give it a go...otherwise, more novice book collectors might want to take a pass or just stick with Heisei Perfection book instead.

I posted a few of the more interesting stills, such as:

A concept drawing for Deutalios:
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An interesting Super X 2 concept that more closely resembles the Super X-1 in shape:
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And for the fans who seem to have a thing for Megumi Odaka (personally, I never understood the fascination over her....far more attractive women throughout all eras of the series than her), there is a retrospect interview with her towards the end of the book and, not to be mean, but....um....let's just say that time hasn't been all that kind to her and just leave it at that. :freak:
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Re: "Heisei Godzilla Perfection" book coming soon (Feb 10)

Postby B34sT » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:02 am

Wow it's pretty cool to see that Duetalios was actually a mix of rat and angler fish. Would definitely have been strange to see Godzilla eating that.

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby Zeruel » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:41 pm

I never new of this until today, but there's another book in the Completion line - "Godzilla x Mechagodzilla Completion," covering both "Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla" and "Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S."

http://hobbyjapan.co.jp/books/book/b253421.html

EDIT: Just noticed that is was briefly mentioned in this thread (viewtopic.php?f=28&t=21814&start=40), but not in the context as being the 2nd book of the Completion series.
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Re: "Heisei Godzilla Perfection" book coming soon (Feb 10)

Postby Rody » Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:57 am

ebirahsmeg1 wrote:And for the fans who seem to have a thing for Megumi Odaka (personally, I never understood the fascination over her....far more attractive women throughout all eras of the series than her), there is a retrospect interview with her towards the end of the book and, not to be mean, but....um....let's just say that time hasn't been all that kind to her and just leave it at that.

She still looks pretty to me. :shrug:

Since the Gamera Heisei Perfection Book doesn't seem to have its own thread, I'll just share this here: HobbyLink Japan has it on sale for 2,750 yen ($23.96). If you don't have this book yet, grab it now!

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Re: "Heisei Godzilla Perfection" book coming soon (Feb 10)

Postby GigaBowserG » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:22 am

Rody wrote:Since the Gamera Heisei Perfection Book doesn't seem to have its own thread, I'll just share this here: HobbyLink Japan has it on sale for 2,750 yen ($23.96). If you don't have this book yet, grab it now!


Thank you! I've been keeping an eye on that elsewhere, but was going to wait till next paycheck before ordering.
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 am

Dang that Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla and SOS completion book looks amazing!
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby Zeruel » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:35 pm

The next volume appears to be coming out on December 9, focusing on "Godzilla vs. Destoroyah."

http://wave.ap.teacup.com/hazawagumi/2761.html
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby GigaBowserG » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:29 pm

Zeruel wrote:The next volume appears to be coming out on December 9, focusing on "Godzilla vs. Destoroyah."

http://wave.ap.teacup.com/hazawagumi/2761.html


Thank you for linking! This one should be a really interesting entry.
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:32 pm

Godzilla 1984 Perfectionis up for preorder. Being one of my two personal favorite films and my absolute favorite suit, I’m likely to order it anyway but I am curious what people think of the other perfection books. I thought I’d heard really great things about them but the review of the Biollante book a few posts up has me questioning that memory...

https://www.amazon.co.jp/ゴジラ1984-コンプリーシ ... s=Godzilla

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby GigaBowserG » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:50 pm

canofhumdingers wrote:Godzilla 1984 Perfectionis up for preorder. Being one of my two personal favorite films and my absolute favorite suit, I’m likely to order it anyway but I am curious what people think of the other perfection books. I thought I’d heard really great things about them but the review of the Biollante book a few posts up has me questioning that memory...

https://www.amazon.co.jp/ゴジラ1984-コンプリーシ ... s=Godzilla


The Destoroyah Perfection is fantastic. Tons of behind the scenes info, and plenty of "cutting room" content that was extremely neat to read up on. Heisei Perfection's also really good, though the sections for each of the covered Heisei movies feel like they could've been expanded further with more info/concept art. Biollante Perfection is a pretty huge book; lots of text and plenty of concept art at the start, can't really complain about the content it provides.

Really looking forward to G1984 Perfection, hoping it expands upon the creation of Bakan/Bagan and possibly all the other crazy ideas Toho cooked up between Terror of Mechagodzilla and The Return of Godzilla. There are so many of them.
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:32 pm

Good to know. I assume all text is in Japanese? I started learning it about a decade ago but didn’t stick with it unfortunately.

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby G1985 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:18 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Godzilla 1984 Perfectionis up for preorder. Being one of my two personal favorite films and my absolute favorite suit, I’m likely to order it anyway but I am curious what people think of the other perfection books. I thought I’d heard really great things about them but the review of the Biollante book a few posts up has me questioning that memory...

https://www.amazon.co.jp/ゴジラ1984-コンプリーシ ... s=Godzilla


My copy arrived from Amazon.JP last night. Thank you, canofhumdingers for that link!

GigaBowserG wrote:Really looking forward to G1984 Perfection, hoping it expands upon the creation of Bakan/Bagan and possibly all the other crazy ideas Toho cooked up between Terror of Mechagodzilla and The Return of Godzilla. There are so many of them.


At first glance, I see nothing in the book re Bagan, "Godzilla vs The Devil" or any of the other post-Terror ideas. If it's there, it's not a sketch or picture.
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:34 am

Oh cool. I haven’t ordered one yet. How is it? Is it worth the cover price in your opinion?

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby GigaBowserG » Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:43 am

G1985 wrote:At first glance, I see nothing in the book re Bagan, "Godzilla vs The Devil" or any of the other post-Terror ideas. If it's there, it's not a sketch or picture.


It's in the back, the lovely "prot & scenario" section :) Looks like it mainly covers "KING of MONSTERS: Resurrection of Godzilla", "Resurrection of Godzilla" (with Tanaka's Bagan), and the many rewrites of what became The Return of Godzilla. Only saw that one image in a tweet, though.
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby G1985 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:53 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Oh cool. I haven’t ordered one yet. How is it? Is it worth the cover price in your opinion?


Definitely worth cover price. I paid under $50 to Amazon.JP (incl shipping). There was less never-before-seen pictures and conceptual art pieces than I was hoping for. But to be fair, I own a lot of Godzilla 1984/1985 books already. Had this been my first book for this particular movie, I'd have been ecstatic.

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby canofhumdingers » Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:08 pm

Thanks for the info. I own the two books I’ve highlighted from your photo below. How’s the perfection book compare to them in terms of having unique material?

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby G1985 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:58 am

canofhumdingers wrote:Thanks for the info. I own the two books I’ve highlighted from your photo below. How’s the perfection book compare to them in terms of having unique material?

https://i.imgur.com/fAQ8heG.jpg


I'll get back to you tonight with an answer!

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby Godzillian » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:55 am

Just an fyi the perfection books are great but are extremely text heavy. Plenty of pics to be sure but loads of text
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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby cloverfan98 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:55 am

I need to get the Gamera one.

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Re: Hobby Japan Godzilla Perfection/Completion Books thread

Postby Ryu » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:09 pm

Sorry, but I have a question:
The book of Godzilla Against Type-3 Kiryu (Mechagodzilla) Completion, was it worth buying? My doubt is in terms of content, behind the scenes, interviews and concept art. Is this good or a disappointment?
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