At some point in the late 70’s, Mattel were happily importing lots of Japanese robots and branding them as the Shogun Warriors. These robots were predecessors to toys like the Transformers and were extremely cool – especially when Mattel branched out a little to include Godzilla in the line!
With fire-breathing and a fast-and-furious fist, which kid would not want to set up fights between Godzilla and their giant robots?
To learn more about the toys, check out Toys to Remember and Wild Toys.
Image courtesy of Jose Johann Jaro
I’m not quite sure who has the rights to the Shogun Warriors these day…but I can tell you that they need to let Jose Johann Jaro
take the reins for a new comic book series if this sketch card from his deviantART page is anything to go by.
I can vividly remember the Christmas morning in my youth when I opened up the boxes of the Great Mazinger and Dragun…as well as spending the next few hours of that morning firing projectiles at my Father…my Grandmother…our dog.
The comic shop in my neck of the woods actually has two of the Shogun Warriors for sale and they are really in great condition but the price for them is a little out of my reach at the moment.
[Via] Vintage TV Commercials
Invincible guardian of world freedom….
I stumbled across this ad for a Cylon Lite Writer this morning while reading through issue six of the Marvel Comics series, Shogun Warriors. I’m not sure if I’m craving the pen more or a Mallo Cup at this moment…nah, I would rather have the Cylon pen!