Wow, very nice boxed Goldorak/Grendizer Will! That's the hardest to find Mattel Jumbo (especially complete), and a great one at that. :yes:
Loving that armed forces Outfits
I just scored a bunch of old 80's happy meal toy sets. As soon as I as they arrive I'll have to get pics..... Those things were gold to me and my sister back in the day.
Thanks for the feedback guys, Goldorak is an annoying one to find since it usually only turns up on ebay France or Italy, that one came from gay paris :-) The most underated in terms of "difficult to find" of the regular crew is definitely a high grade boxed Daimos. Rodan isn't a slouch either :-)
The Armed Forces outfits look to be pretty high quaity, I don't know a lot about them to be honest, there are some guys who specialise in this area on the boards so they might speak up.
The Superman badge was a premium for the Australian Sunday Mail newspaper Comics Club, actually I'm not certain whether it was from Adelaide or Brisbane, but it is early 40's. I just had a look in my Hake's Character Toys (6th Edition) and remarkably it is there with a photo incuded (page 942), gives some big values that luckily I didn't pay :smiley1:
Goldorak was sold in Quebec as well, I saw one at a flea market a few years back, my wife pointed him out. I passed and really regret that, he's freaking impossible!
I didn't know that about Quebec, that explains why you do very rarely see them show up in North America being sold by obvious "non-collectors", interesting.
The hardest of all the Mattel Shoguns is probably the German Hybrid Mazinga Z, it's a combination between Mazinga/er and Goldorak, I think I've got a pic, will add shortly...
You can find some obscenely neat European only toys in Quebec because of the French Language market importing the series and merchandise to that market from France. Here is some of the stuff I've found at flea markets and toy shows:
12" Captain Harlock dolls on G.I. Joe bodies
9" Super Joe Goldorak body pilot figures (I have one still)
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