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Kaiju Bromides

Posted in Kaiju misc., The Kaiju Art Collection, Tokusatsu with tags , , , , , , , on September 9, 2008 by REdYOdA

Max Toy Bromide Project
These Kaiju Bromide cards are truly amazing little works of art!

I recently received The Max Toy ‘Bromide Project’ cards from Mark Nagata (Alex Wald’s wonderful San Francisco themed painting pictured above) and they are incredible!
Bromide Sets
I have collected quite a few of these artistic cards (appx. 200), pictured above is the Max Toy Set and the Godzilla Classic Box Set. The Japanese seem to always have a real flair for packaging, no exceptions here…as is common with Bromides, each card is sealed in it’s own little envelope and packaged together with colorful artwork and then secured by a neatly tied string!

I have scanned about 30 of my personal favorite Bromide Cards and started a new high-res flickr set. I chose not to scan any of the Max Toy Bromides… as they are for sale now over at the Max Toy store, try and pick up a set if you can…you won’t be disappointed!
Bromide Project
The term Bromide  has been around a very long time…since the 19th century! Bromide actually refers to a type of photographic paper that is coated in an emulsion of silver bromide. Here are some flickr examples.

As sometimes happens in Japan…things do get lost in translation…the Japanese use the word ‘Bromide’ to cover a wide range of commercial portraits and cards, regardless of what process was used for developing. Japanese ‘Bromides’ typically feature celebrities, popular Geisha, singers, and luckily in our case… kaiju!
Varan Bromide

Click Varan above to visit The new Bromide Gallery!


Varan The Unbelievable!

Posted in The Kaiju Art Collection with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2008 by REdYOdA

Varan appeared in two Kaiju Eiga (Japanese Monster Movies), Varan The Unbelievable ,and alongside some monster pals in Destroy All Monsters.

His ‘cameo’ on DAM is very short. Apparently the suit was in such disrepair, Varan is just shown quickly in background shots.  Varan currently resides on Monster Island.

Click Veran to enrage er…enlarge!