That's cool, I never had a Raydeen. I still have my childhood Mazinga and Godzilla. I somehow managed to keep 12 of Mazinga's 14 missles since I was 10 years old. I did have to replace one of his legs that got cracked though, otherwise he hasn't been upgraded. Friends and relatives that remember these from 30 years ago can't believe I still have them when they see them.
Wow, that Mazinga is SWEET!!! Look at all those missiles!
I've got a second edition Dragun that I bought at a yard sale a few houses away for $10, no accessories, 2nd edition (no arm sawblades), but in great condition.
Jumbo Machinders are expensive - especially if you have to MAIL them - but no one can deny you sure as h3ll get a lot of toy for your money.
I still can't believe that I was able to hang on to so many of his missiles. It's not like I never played with him, either. I played with him a lot, he was always one of my favourite toys, and was the first step down the road towards my interest and appreciation of Japanese robots and toys.
$10 for a good condition Dragun is a great deal, even if he isn't complete.
I hear you about the price of Jumbo Machinders. I would love to get some of the original Popy versions but these things are just so damn expensive and difficult to collect. After Megos, the JMs are my favourite toy line. Who can resist two foot tall Japanese robots that shoot missiles and fists?
Sweet pic Ray, I love seeing childhood toys.
I still have my Mazinga, I never had him as a kid but I played with my neighbours and eventually bought him when the family had a yardsale. He's pretty beat but hey, he's the original garage sale find.
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Thanks, I agree that the first issue Mazinga is much cooler. I remember a friend getting the later version for Christmas a year later, with the chest decal and less missiles, and we both thought he got ripped off.
On a side note, we just bought a new camera and I'm looking at my picture and wondering why the reds look so splotchy (on Mazinga's chest "V" and Dragun). It was taken in low light conditions, my office/toyroom isn't too bright, and I used a flash. I wonder why the reds look strange? Any camera experts here?
I had friends that had the tall one shoguns but, myself I had the medal 4" ones, (6 total). By the way, does any one know a site that show the varies Shogun Warriors and gives their names. Except for Combata, thanks to Marvel Shogun Warrior Comic Book, the rest of my 5 are unknown.