Popy Godzilla!

Popy Godzilla!

This year I managed to cross a toy off my want list that has been there since I first saw it in 1995. The Popy “Jumbosaurus” is the Japanese equivalent to the Mattel Shogun Warriors Godzilla. Mattel kept a few of the trademark items (like the firing fist and the wheels on the feet) but the differences outweigh the similarities as I’ll detail below.
First off, I didn’t get this guy in the box, I don’t have that kind of money. Here is a shot of the box back in 1978. From a toy store appearance of Ultra-Seven.
As you can see, he’s more “Godzilla-y” than our version.

The flicking toungue action that the US version has isn’t here, instead he has a talk box in his stomach.

You can see the talk box here, wanna know what he sounds like? Thanks to some help from my daughter, I’ve created a little video that answers that.

And of course, it’s inevitable that I’d see a “side by side” comparison with the two (expect another series of pictures when the Toynami version comes out)

The US G has is slightly taller and more rounded in general.

This looks like the greatest sandbox fight ever.

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About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


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  • nitty 101 on June 12, 2015

    Congrats! Very cool toy

  • David on June 13, 2015

    We were robbed again. They had a Godzilla that looked liked Godzilla. We had, whatever it was we had.

    • wayne moises on July 16, 2015

      I watched all the classic Godzilla & his band of monsters on cable television Encore & Starz channel tribute to the king of monsters.Long live the king of monsters Godzilla Forever. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne http://www.sonypictures.com

  • J_D_La_Rue_67 on June 15, 2015

    Damn! Mattel's Gojira's one of my "wet dreams"! And now you introduce me to the "Jumbosaurus"…
    Totally dig your blog.

    • wayne moises on July 16, 2015

      He is the giant fire breathing reptilian & a true icon of Japan named Godzilla king of the monsters. Thanks! From :Wayne

  • Wayne Moises on March 10, 2024

    He is the king of the monsters turns 70 years old today became a popular character from Toho Studios Tokyo Japan under his Japanese name as Gojira in English as Godzilla hero of Japan.

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