I've found this picture in my hard drive, from somebodies collection (sorry about the credit, I don't remember the owner). Looks really nice, but the attached wheels gives him a weird look. Still, I don't understand the changed name
I had a few of the smaller ones in the late 70s. By the time I got them,the kid that choked to death on the Battlestar Galactica toy had stopped the production of toys firing things for awhile so mine were the versions that didn't have any of those features. I also had one of the huge ones. I used to pretend it was Galactus.
Post by spankweasel on Jul 13, 2008 10:16:00 GMT -6
I just bought a 24'" shogun warriors Diamos in good condition, with slighty worn labels with fist intact, but missingthe yellow leg missiles. this beautiful baby cost all of 8 dollars at a flea market today. Yippy Skippy
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Post by spankweasel on Jul 13, 2008 14:24:06 GMT -6
When I saw it on the table, i thought the woman would charge $25 -$35, so i said, " out of curiosity, how much for the 'robot'." I used the term robot, cause i wanted to see if the woman knew what she had. She said 8 and I assume she charged by the size of the item, probably thinking it was a power ranger or newer. hopefully, i will find the missiles, it looks great without anyway. I love my new 'robutt'.
Thats for sure, though happening less and less as time goes on. If your looking to upgrade your stickers, I have a site bookmarked that sells repro label sheets for the big guys (just can't think of it off hand).
Ah man, awesome find! This last year, I went to a flea market and picked up a Shogun Warrior: Godzilla w/ fist, but lever on the back of head for the tongue was broken... got 'em for $5.00! So stoked! You guys ever pick up the Jumbo Machinders' book that lists all the ones that were for sale back in the day... it looks like there was close to 100 different 24" figures!
They have one for the metal versions, but also one that contains all the big jumbos that were never released in the states... looks to be close to 100 different characters. I am drooling over the book.
In 2004 I was lucky enough to visit the Bandai Museum in Tokyo before it moved. The collection of vintage robots there (including Popy stuff), and the mint condition they were in, was astounding. That was the only time I had ever seen a 24" Shogun Warrior in person, and they are extremely impressive!
I have all the 24" ones except for Rodan . Sadly I remember from my childhood that some family friends sons where twins and they had two of everything including the Rodans..in the box..well the boxes where used to store Xmas bows. very sad. I ended up buying all the others pretty cheap over the years and have the models , comics and a few small ones. I don;t get into all the variations fron Japan , just the classics from mattel.
I love shogun warriors but was never lucky enough to have any of the 24 inchers. But i did have the Rodan. And hardly a day goes by that i dont wish i could find it especially when the see the prices they are going for on ebay. I even had a chance to buy one a couple years ago and that price was a super bargain copared to todays prices.
I've found this picture in my hard drive, from somebodies collection (sorry about the credit, I don't remember the owner). Looks really nice, but the attached wheels gives him a weird look. Still, I don't understand the changed name ]
Mattel was trying to market the toy as an entirely different character from Gaiking. That's why the motorized version is known as Zargon
I am the master of Foreign variations for just about any and all 80s toylines. I have the largest collection of Brazilian made toys in the USA!
Nice trivia! I don't actively collect those, but when I come accross those smaller ones I can't resist. Robot toys with die-cast metal are always a plus. I have 3 so far and the Marvel comics, which are a lot of fun (and rather easy to collect - it's a short run and they are not valuable).
Of course the 24" are splendid. I used to pass in front of a used record store going to work where they had a Getter RoboDrakun on display. That always brought me a smile