Before I swerve back to Godzilla in the next phase of my Toho kaiju marathon, I'd like to offer some attention to another tokusatsu film from which the King of the Monsters is absent. While there is probably no question that Godzilla is the most popular kaiju out there, there is one other monster within the Toho canon…
Toho's monsters don't begin their existences as bodysuits. Illustrators must first sketch out every atomic spike, nuclear fang, and cybernetic proboscis adorning their rubbery hides. Check out Toho's designs for such classic kaiju as Mechagodzilla, Mothra, and Ghidorah.
Ghidorah is always awesome, but when you stick a toy Ghidorah into an X-ray machine - well, then he goes turbo-awesome. And Mothra looks even cooler, especially because you can see his motorized innards.
A new box set from Sony called "Icons of Sci-Fi: The ToHo Collection" hits shelves Aug. 18, and it's a pulpy tribute to the movie studio that brought you Godzilla, Mothra, and The H-Man. We've got some great screenshots.