Thursday, March 21, 2013

Japanese posters and paperwork

We talk a lot about toys, but there are scores of other things related to characters, and those are also fun to check out. Maybe first and foremost are the TV shows, comics, and movies that the figures are based on. I think watching them adds some context for the toys and makes them more fun to collect.

In recent months, I've had a chance to watch a bunch of DVDs of 1970s TV shows, which are really, really expensive to buy, but fortunately also available to rent at some local shops. There are also quite a few movies out there, mostly related to the big properties like Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen Rider, etc.

Along with the shows, there's a very rich selection of print based material, going back many decades. You've got manga, photo books, pop up books, bromide cards, stickers, and much more. A lot of it is amazing stuff. Then there are posters, which seem to have a loyal fan base as well. Here's a look at some, along with some paperwork from anime, kaiju, and tokusatsu lines:


 More after the jump:

Gekko Kamen (Moonlight Mask)

Gekko Kamen paperwork

Thunder Vs. Gaira
Lupin the 3rd
Click here for another post I did two years ago with more pics of Japanese posters.


riCkNatioN said...

Pics taken at Nakano Broadway? :)

andy b said...

Yep. The shop gets a lot of action, and the posters in the hallway display change all the time.

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