NSU Lecture Series: Japanese Kaiju Toys and Contemporary Art
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During the 1960s and 70s in Japan, children tuned in every Saturday to watch movies and TV shows where super-heroes battled monsters to save cities from destruction. Japanese companies produced an array of soft vinyl kaiju (monster) toys based on their characters. Decades later, kaiju toys were rediscovered by collectors who included influential artists, musicians, designers and writers who were attracted by their fanciful, creative designs and wild, psychedelic colors. These collectors areView more