Wow. It’s a really awesome time for U.S. fans right now. Godzilla and Ultraman celebrities are popping up left and right all over the country. If you told me two years ago that I would actually be able to get some of these autographs, or even “meet” them in person, I would have thought you were nuts. But it’s really happening!
Friends of mine have been kind enough to get autographs for me over the last two years since these conventions always seem to take place far, far away from where I am. That changed last October when I got to actually MEET Haruo Nakajima, Kenpachiro Satsuma and Tom Kitagawa. See pics of that here.
For someone who never even dreamed of having a single autograph from anyone from Godzilla or Ultraman, I’ve now amassed quite a collection now! And I LOVE it!
Anyway, to the point of this post. I’m pleased to announce that we will be bringing autographs to our webstore, Flossie’s Gifts & Collectibles. In cooperation with a celebrity specialist for pop culture conventions, Flossie’s is pleased to make available the first batch of autographs to our store.
First up is Satoshi “Bin” Furuya who was the suit actor for the original Ultraman as well as Amagi from Ultraseven. And then there’s Hiroko Sakurai who played Science Patrol member Akiko Fuji, also from the original Ultraman. She also played Yuriko Edogawa in Ultra Q.
We have three photos styles for each star. And each are available in a variety of Sharpee colors. And they’re available now. So, if you had the same problem I had, and none of the cool conventions were in your area, this is a chance to bring home something from our childhood heroes.
I’ve tried to keep the price down as low as I could. They’re more costly than they were at the show, but way below the stupid prices on Ebay. Also, we took a risk by getting these as the price tag for this lot was mighty steep. If it works out, there will be more from on the way from the Godzilla films.
I researched the best way to present these autographed photos to you. I purchased acid-free sleeves to store them in along with acid-free cardboard backings to keep them flat. I also chose the sturdiest mailers I could find and will even slap on TWO “Do Not Bend” stickers; one on each side.
Though I was not able to attend the signing, the autographs were obtained from people I trust completely. Plus, I was even provided with photos of each star signing a pic from each batch of the different styles we have.
They were signed this past weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. And we have a limited quantity: 40 in all right now. But that’ divided up between two stars, six photo styles and three different color sharpees.
I would be genuinely pleased as hell if I’m able to help get some of these to some of you who watched these conventions pop up crazy far from your reach like they’ve been for me until recently. And even to those of you outside of the U.S. I hear Godzilla and Ultraman stuff is particularly hard to get in Europe. If you get one, please come back and leave a comment!
Feel free to email me with any questions concerning the autographs! Use the email at the top of this page.