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Pack your bags, Japan has created yet another awesome reason for a Geyser of Awesome field trip. Let’s go to the city of Kawasaki and visit the Kaiju Sakaba, or Kaiju Pub. It’s a a bar dedicated to Ultraman’s monstrous kaiju adversaries.

Visitors are greeted at the door by an impressively well-behaved Baltan Alien. The pub’s interior has been thoroughly decorated with Ultraman-themed furniture and memorabilia and even some of the food resembles tasty little Kaiju. We sure hope Guillermo del Toro visited the Kaiju Sakaba while he was working on Pacific Rim.

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"This Valentine’s Day, we’re canceling solitude!"

Pacific Rim was an awesome movie, but we hadn’t considered how much of the dialogue is so well-suited for delightfully geeky valentines. That is, not until we saw these wonderful cards made by Portland, OR-based artist and illustrator Benjamin Dewey. The limited edition set of 30 cards features just about every character from the film. The Jaegers, their pilots, the scientists, even the ferocious Kaiju are feeling the love.

Visit Benjamin’s Etsy shop to view the entire series and perhaps even order a set

Follow Benjamin Dewey here on Tumblr where he shares his excellent Tragedy Series webcomic.

[via Nerd Approved]

South Korean LEGO artist OliveSeon (previously featured here) used LEGOs to recreate an awesome scene from the movie Pacific Rim in which the Gipsy Danger Jaeger battles the Knifehead kaiju. You know a monster is pretty freaking huge when someone wields a ship as a bludgeoning weapon to fight it.

If you haven’t already seen the movie, we hope this fantastic LEGO diorama motivates you to do so. Visit OliveSeon’s Flickr page to view more of his outstanding LEGO sculptures.

[via /Film]

It’s time for another Geyser of Awesome field trip! Let’s all fly to Japan and go play at the Kurihama Flower Park and where we’ll slide down Godzilla’s tail.

Kaiju Slide = Super Awesome

This playground Godzilla is nearly 30 feet tall and weighs 5 tons. All one has to do to ride down the slide is first climb a set of stairs leading right into the monster’s crotch. 

According to Kotaku’s Brian Ashcraft:

"The reason why there’s a huge Godzilla at this park in Kanagawa is because in the first Godzilla film, the beast emerged out of the ocean at a nearby beach, known as Kanonzaki. To mark this, there was a Godzilla slide erected at the beach in 1958, which probably inspired other, far less impressive Godzilla slides on Japanese playgrounds throughout the country.

The slide at Kanonzaki fell in to disrepair by the early 1970s. You can, however, still see “Godzilla’s footprint” at the shore. A new, far more impressive version of the slide was built at nearby Kurihama Flower Park in 1999. It still stands today.”

[via Kotaku]

Kaiju + Cats = Monster Kitty = Awesome
We love this awesome Kaiju Negora painting by Konatsu.
It’s going to be part of Monsters from the Island, a group neo-kaiju & sofubi show at The Clutter Gallery in New York. The show is being guest-curated by Monster Island NYC, opens on Saturday, March 9th and runs through April 6th, 2013.
[via Spanky Stokes]

Kaiju + Cats = Monster Kitty = Awesome

We love this awesome Kaiju Negora painting by Konatsu.

It’s going to be part of Monsters from the Island, a group neo-kaiju & sofubi show at The Clutter Gallery in New York. The show is being guest-curated by Monster Island NYC, opens on Saturday, March 9th and runs through April 6th, 2013.

[via Spanky Stokes]

Holy smokes, it’s a bright pink Christmas tree monster. Christmas Kaiju!
This is a “Pink” holiday Garamon Tree created by Atom Gray and Kiera Harrison (aka Miss Magpie) of Maneki Nekro studios. The sculpture stands “approximately 30” tall on a turntable base, comes pre-wired with bright pink lights, includes the ultra-ornaments as well as the gift-wrapped city buildings, and can be purchased HERE right now…”
[via Spanky Stokes]

Holy smokes, it’s a bright pink Christmas tree monster. Christmas Kaiju!

This is a “Pink” holiday Garamon Tree created by Atom Gray and Kiera Harrison (aka Miss Magpie) of Maneki Nekro studios. The sculpture stands “approximately 30” tall on a turntable base, comes pre-wired with bright pink lights, includes the ultra-ornaments as well as the gift-wrapped city buildings, and can be purchased HERE right now…”

[via Spanky Stokes]