There goes Tokyo! For you kids who think the Geico Gecko is the height of reptile cool, may we suggest you go back and research the great misunderstood lizard king called Godzilla. He first appeared in 1954 and two dozen films have followed, as well as cartoons, comics and a lot of cool toys. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, his own classic-rock track (the 1977 ode by Blue Oyster Cult) and a big-screen revival by director Roland Emmerich in 1998. Did you know? In 1997, MTV gave Godzilla a lifetime achievement award. Seriously.