I only watched Independence Day movie starring Will Smith – https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116629/ once. May watch it again to see if I notice – Did You Catch the Godzilla Easter Egg in Independence Day? https://www.newsbreak.com/news/0Pcj8M2g/did-you-catch-the-godzilla-easter-egg-in-independence-day. Here’s a photo I found: https://whatculture.com/film/independence-day-10-easter-eggs-didnt-notice?page=9
I wasn’t paying attention to the toy in question or I would have recognized it. From the IMDB link above:
(at around 1h 18 mins) Dylan is playing with a King Ghidorah toy at MCAS El Toro.
What is Kaiju?
As part of my on-again, off-again Godzilla/Kaiju theme series – https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/tag/kaiju/, see also Trivia Question: Kaiju
I wasn’t aware of the term “kaiju” for a long time. For a simple explanation that is open to some debate among kaiju fans, we can go with Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiju.
Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning “strange creature”. In English, it has come to mean “monster” or “giant monster”, referring to creatures of a large size seen in movies from Asia. Many kaiju movies are made in Japan. It is a type of tokusatsu entertainment. … The most well-known kaiju is Godzilla.
In some cases, I see it translated as “strange beast” and in other places as “monster.” Some purists would argue it only applies to Japanese movies of a certain genre; I tend to take the broader view that it includes a lot of other beasts/animals/monsters, like King Kong and other giant beasts. Had I titled this blog post “Godzilla,” then thrown in kaiju, some would have gotten the reference.
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