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Toho Dai Kaiju Collecting Cards (Toho Studios Giant Monster Cards)

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The atomic bomb blasts that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 reverberated in postwar science fiction. Mutant creatures like Rodan and Godzilla were born of atomic "accidents" or legitimate tests by world powers. The monsters created by radiation or atomic blasts soon grew wildly out of control and threatened fictional and real cities. These creatures reflected the world's uncertainty about atomic energy and its uses and fears of human annihilation at the hands of those who controlled "the Button" that activiated atomic weaponry. The frequent reissue of toys and movies that feature these atomic-created monsters suggest that the fears of nuclear catastrophe remains with us to this day.

  • Manufacturer: Yamakatsu
  • Material: printed paper | printed cardboard
  • Origin: Japan
  • Object ID: 115.60
  • Credit Line: Gift of Andrew Molloy
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