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.
“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.”
Did anyone think that the stand-up cut-outs that Wil posted to his blog for Tabletop Day kind of looked like King of Tokyo monsters? I did, so last night I made these. :)
I scaled the images down to about 3.75 inches tall, printed front and back versions and glued them to some 4-ply mat board and got WHEEEEATON! and Day of Destruction ready to bring ruin to the city of Tokyo. They fit very well into the plastic stands. They needed some monster boards so a couple hours later… :) This morning I printed everything out and assembled the boards. Right now the number disks are just held on with thumb tacks so I’m going to need to find something more permanent.
If anyone wants to print their own copies, I uploaded a pdf to my Google drive account here. https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByD1Q_nbLnhvSHM4T1pJU2NJa1k/edit?usp=sharing
I also put the full size pages as jpegs in this post but I’m not sure if my settings will allow them to be downloaded so they are also available on imgur here:
Here are the blog posts on WilWheaton.net
Lil’ Wil http://wilwheaton.net/2013/03/how-about-a-couple-of-cutouts-for-your-tabletop-day-event/
and Lil’ Felicia http://wilwheaton.net/2013/03/a-felicia-day-standup-for-tabletop-day/.
Drawn by Lar Desouza http://www.lartist.com/ and released under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 license.
DEAR GOD. ITS BEAUTIFUL.
This right here is why the Creative Commons License is so awesome.
PLAY MORE GAMES!!