A cool figure line from the late 70s by Mattel, based off various Japanese Popy robots. I have all of the 24" Jumbo Machinders except Rodan. I still need a few of Dragun's weapons and Raydeens missiles. Daimos and Godzilla are my 2 favorite figures.
I also have most of the 3" diecast line and a few of the 5 1/2" diecast figures.
The 2 in 1 robots seem to be the most expensive (for the smaller figures), then next the 5 1/2" figures. The 3" figures are pretty affordable, I have a few loose ones to trade off as well. Not to sure about the diecast vehicles though. There are quite a few of these in the series.
I sold off my extra 24" Great Mazinga, Dragun and Gaiking this spring. i have a few of the 3' diecasts that I would trade for certain items on my want list. Would probably sell them to.
An antique shop in Grand Forks, ND has a few of the 5" diecast figures in their boxes for $65 each. Next time i go down there, i will try and contact him and see if i can get a better deal. We make a trip every 3 months or so to do some shopping and will probably go in October sometimes.
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As far as I know there wasn't a vintage Shogun Warriors version released. I'm not sure if there was ever a vintage Japanese version though.
I know there was a fairly recent 3 " ish Chogokin verision that came out of Getta 2. They may have been vintage Chogokin re-releases. The same series made Getta 1 and 3 as well. They are a tad bit bigger than the vintage guys, but loads nicer. They even have the gimmicks that the Shogun Warriors version lacked, like the Getta 1+2 have heads that lauch out and the Getta 3 has removable missiles on the side of his head.
I put the Shogun Grandizer next to the Getta crew just to show the slight size difference.
The Combatra is a good example too. The vinatge Shogun on the right and the newer on the left. The newer one actually transformers in to the battle station and the head shoots out.....which is kinda rad.
Gawd...I didn't realize how dusty that Voltes is...I should really clean some of the guys a bit better before I put them in.
I absolutely adore Mattel's Shogun Warriors line of large sized figures! The only one I owned during my youth was Godzilla although my older cousin, who lived in Telford, Pennsylvania, occasionally brought Mazinga down for me to borrow when he came to Delaware for visits. I actually ended up buying the Mazinga (with box) from him during my later high school years. Godzilla was quite possibly my favorite toy of all time! The shooting fist was a killer feature and Godzilla battled all sorts of other toy lines from Transformers to Super Powers. I was never one for mixing toylines during playtime, but for whatever reason that Godzilla transcended the individual toy line boundaries. ;^)
My collection today consists of two boxed Mazingas (my cousin's and another), loose Godzilla (my childhood one), boxed Rodan (unused and never opened), loose Dragun (totally incomplete), and loose Raydeen (missing chest missle).
On a similar note, do any of you collect the other random Mattel monsterish toys? I'm specifically thinking of Krusher, Gregory the Vampire Bat, and Suckerman. I think these three kinda fit well with the Rodan and Godzilla in a collection. Thankfully I saved my childhood Krusher and Gregory along with their original boxes. Sadly Krusher's "crushing action" doesn't work anymore. :^( I scored a boxed Suckerman a few years ago from a dealer friend for my collection. My parents never purchased Suckerman for me as a child because they feared he would mark up the walls. ;^)
I just got a loose Krusher recently. He doesn't work, but he looks really cool. I had a GID suckerman as a kid, I remember there was still a small piece of him laying around years later. I'd like to pick up another someday. I got a Shogun Godzilla for Christmas when I was three years old. I still remember it pretty well though. It was by far my favorite toy. Some neighbor kids stole him and for years I badly wanted another. I guess I found out who the culprits were and confronted them, so they give me their Shogun Raideen. Which was cool, but for me it didn't compare to Godzilla. Considering I wanted to be Godzilla. Who knows what the bastard's did to Godzilla? I guess I didn't take very good care of Raideen, I remember cutting his horns off at one point. He's long gone now. Later on we moved and the new neighbor kid owned a Godzilla. I let him know I wanted it. He didn't like me, so he destroyed it just to spite me. Later in life I bought an incomplete one along with Mazinger and Dragun, but had to sell them because I needed money. Someday I'd like to have all the Jumbo's. For now I'll have to settle for a one armed Raideen that I picked up recently.
Now I realize what these big funny bots are, and they are worth quit a penny, I've seen them here on local sites for 5 bucks a piece and i was never interested just two days ago one was sold, but now i will be on the lookout for these, they would be great trading material.
Post by Captainamerica on Apr 17, 2007 20:02:57 GMT -6
Gort, there was a 3" Raider/Lyger in Spain and maybe Italy.
I love the Shogun Warriors! They were the gateway to my die-cast robot collection. I collect Great Mazinga (and Mazinga Z), Grandizer, Dragun, Raider, and Poseidon. All were products of japanese manga and anime legend Go Nagai. Check out my collection in the rogues' gallery (warning-may cause stroke for robot fans) I've got the 5" line covered as well as three different versions of the Grandizer 2 in 1!
I'm not much of a fan of the vehicles though. Several are associated with the 5" and 2in1 line, but some are just damn goofy ( and are actually original Power ranger toys-ack!!!)
I got a "robot" that I need info on. It stands 2 feet tall, is red and blue with some lightning bolts on its legs and wheels on its feet. In its left hand is an axe that it throws and in the right hand it has a box that throws stars. It was probably made in the late 70s, early 80s. The head has a mask that kinda looks like the Statue Of Liberty. Made in Japan is the only writing on it. If ANYONE knows anything please let me know. THANKS!!!
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HEY THANKS ALOT SKELETON CREW THAT WAS IT!!!!! :DI found it on this web site if you or anyone else wants to see www.wildtoys.com/shogun/ShogJumbo/dragun.asp Now my next question... Whats it worth and who would wanna buy it? I thought I heard it discribed on one of those antique shows that it was whorth like $300! Could that be right? its in good shape except for some decals coming off and I no longer have the box any more. Help here would be great. Thanks Again
Dragun is pretty cool, there were a few versions of the" Jumbo figure released. Does he have all his axes and stars (should be 3 axes and 6 stars I think)? Bare he's probably worth about $30-$40, complete worth just under the $100 mark depending on condition and if he is an early release version or not. Still an awesome figure to own and a great find!
Post by THE KNOCK-OFF MESSIAH on Feb 7, 2006 19:31:04 GMT -6
thats a foriegn variant . i forget his name he's parts from daimos and gaiking awesome by the way i love these! one of the best toys of our childhood. i still get the new ones that power rangers put out last night my dumb cat broke draguns wrist shooter so now i have to get a new one speaking of which i notice yours has black shoulders and hands. is that another south american variant? i have mazinger, daimos,dragun and raiden.
The red guy that looks like Gaiking is a South American variant, specifically from Venezuela. I don't think it has a name, it's just made from repainted parts of other robots (Daimos legs, Dragun left arm and Gaiking body, head and right arm). All of them were made in the late 70's by a venezuelan licensed company named Famosa, you can check the link above for more info.
If you look close, you may notice a few minor details on all the figures, like Dragun shoulders, hands and legs, Great Mazinger head and brain condor and Gaiking head and arms. All of them are venezuelan variants.
The Jumbos are sweet. I have a Gaiking, Great Mazinger, Dragun, and Raideen... and will always want more
It sucks that the US only got the figs that we did( there were many more released in Japan), and most were dumbed down at that. Has anyone ever seen a Japanese Gaiking next to a US release Gaiking...it makes the US release look like a cheap knock-off.
The Japanese versions are pretty cool and there are so many more figures than what was released in the Shogun Warriors line (especially Cargosaur). I am only missing Roadan and only had to resort to Ebay for my Godzilla and Raydeen. Picked the others up at pretty good prices mostly locally (and a few from someone at Yo Joe).