1977 was the initial release year for the Mattel Shogun Warriors figures, unknown to us in North America these figures were called “Jumbo Machinders” in Japan and the characters were actually well-known cartoon characters. We’d get an inkling of this later when “Force Five” appeared in syndication. Dragun would round out the first […]
Christmas 1977 is such a unique period of time, every kid in the country had space toy fever thanks to a certain movie. However, no physical toys existed (the cardboard promissory note was clever but come on) meaning it was a golden age for the Ideal Star Team (hastily slapped together to captilize on the […]
Kamen Rider V3 Shogun Warrior- Ok, technically it’s a Jumbo Machinder but you get the concept. Combining one of my favourite TV properties with one of my favourite toy lines is well, MAGIC! This is one of my top five wants but I need to shy away from big purchases. This is glorious though ain’t it? […]
This page is from the 1980 Popy toys catalog and even though i wasn’t born in Japan, it feels like childhood. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded digital edition of Rack Toys here.
It’s been a long time since I did a CBT here at PlaidStallions but yesterday I found a treasure trove of books at a local shop including this gem. I love the Shogun Warriors colouring books because they’re kind of nuts but in a real good way. They were the creation of Canadian cartoonist Owen McCarron […]
Tomy’s Mighty Max is a really neat toy that often gets mistaken for a Micronaut or a Shogun Warrior. I wish more records were included with playsets, I think it adds a neat quality. New Six Million Dollar Man Shirt in our Redbubble store! Don’t forget to join our new facebook group. Get the expanded […]
I cap off this theme week with one of my absolute favorite BIG toys of all time, Rodan! Toho movies were a treat for me growing up, rarely playing on TV, I can vividly remember watching each one I did catch. The weekly Godzilla cartoon and monthly Marvel comic were also enabling my love for […]
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My pal Eddie sent me this wonderful page from France yesterday and it’s all the reasons I collect catalogs, a wonderful smattering of what Superhero toys were available in 1977. A little Mego, some AHI rack toys and a whole bunch of cool as hell stuff we never saw like the Goldarak Action figures! I love […]
All i want for Christmas is a MIB Stretch Monster……and some Mego Superheroes…..and a Blip….covered in Shogun Warriors.