Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Super7 Shogun Figures Line

I woke up this morning with all the Shogun Warrior Facebook groups all aflutter about the new Super7 Shogun Warriors Figure line presented at the 2017 New York Toy Fair...

Super7 Shogun Warrior Action Figures 2017 NY Toy Fair


These prototype test shots are quite handsome, even in gray. The graphics are quite like the packaging for the original Shogun Warriors (note that Super7 must be working with the current license holder). Earlier Super7 produces the Super Shogun Star Wars figures - new jumbo machinders of the Stormtrooper and Boba Fett, in several variations (these tend to debut at the Star Wars Celebration event but can still be purchased directly from Super7 - with the exception of the first Storemtrooper - so please don't pay those exorbitant aftermarket prices).

From the photos the first release appears to include:
  • Great Mazinga (Great Mazinger)
  • Garada K7 (Mazinger Z Villain)
  • Getta Dragun
  • Dublas M2 (Mazinger Z Villain)
  • Mazinga-Z (Mazinger Z)
  • Rokuron Q9 (Mazinger Z Villain)
It's an interesting selection introducing new characters to the US and perhaps echoing the current sofubi release of the classic Mazinger Z villains in 55 cm by companies like Mandrake and others in retro-styled boxes. For myself, I can't wait to once again hold new-packaged Shogun Warrior figures!

From other photos it appears that Super7 will also provide new M.U.S.C.L.E Shogun Warrior figures - an interesting tie-in sure to delight the Shogun Warrior community!

These are the other photos provided by Super7's Instagram:

Shogun Warrior Action Figures:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQslG68Aoli/?tagged=nytoyfair2017
https://www.instagram.com/p/BQqSo4SgOwG/?tagged=nytoyfair2017


Release date from a few sources is 2017 Spring or Summer. I can't wait!

-- John

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Popy Jumbo Machinder Updates

 Popy Jumbo Machinder Updates

I had a chance to get the following pages online:
That pretty much wraps up my current Popy collection (barring doubles). I'll update the list as the collection expands.

-- John

All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy, Banpresto, Unifive or Yutaka images and captions are copyright Popy/Bandai and used without permission. All other content, including images and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2017 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton, by clicking here.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Jumbo Machinder February 2017 Updates

No theme to today's update - still trying to get caught up on images I took a few weeks ago. I did manage to update another Popy Jumbo Machinder page - this time...





I also got some additional images and content up for the following JM Accessories:

 

As always, if anyone has any additional information to add, please contact me.

All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy, Banpresto, Unifive or Yutaka images and captions are copyright Popy/Bandai and used without permission. All other content, including images and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2017 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton, by clicking here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

More Jumbo Accessory Updates



Finally had some time to publish to the Jumbo Accessories page some photos I took over the holidays along with additional content describing more of the Popy Jumbo Accessories I have in my collection:

As always, thanks to Matt Alt for the useful translations - also, if anyone has any additional information to add, please contact me.

All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy, Banpresto, Unifive or Yutaka images and captions are copyright Popy/Bandai and used without permission. All other content, including images and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2017 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton, by clicking here.

Monday, January 2, 2017

More Updates Including the JM Accessories Pages and Goldorak

I took more photos and updated the Goldorak page - seemed like a good time since I took many photos comparing Goldorak to Grendizer.



Updated Goldorak Page

Also Updated the old Jumbo Fists page - now called Jumbo Accessories, with images and new content for the following:


Also created separate pages for Unifive JM releases:




 All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy, Bandai, Banpresto images and captions are copyright Popy/Bandai and used without permission. All other content, including images and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2017 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton, by clicking here.

    Friday, December 30, 2016

    New Bandai Pages

    I had originally created my jumbo machinder list based on the Mattel releases, then an expanded Popy list with a new landing page, ultimately expanded to other manufacturers. Bandai was glommed onto the Popy list but it makes more sense to break it out into its own page.

    New Bandai Page

    - New Five Robo Page
    - New Jumbo Wildforce Megazord Page
    - New Jumbo Wildforce Isis Megazord Page
    - New Jumbo Storm Megazord Page
    - New Jumbo Tunderstorm Megazord Page
    - New Jumbo Thundersaurus Megazord Page

    I took tons of additional images and will soon post many comparison shots of the various Mattel releases. Also more Popy releases will be added shortly.

    All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy, Banpresto, Unifive or Yutaka images and captions are copyright Popy/Bandai and used without permission. All other content, including images and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2017 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton, by clicking here.


    Wednesday, December 28, 2016

    Jumbo Machinders by Manufacturer

    Today I changed the navigation of the site a bit and divided up the Jumbo Machinder menu into manufacturers with a new, generic jumbo machinder landing page that lists manufacturers. I also added the following:

    New Jumbo Machinders landing page
    Mattel Shogun Warriors page (not new, just moved)
    Popy/Bandai page (updates below)
    - Popy Grendizer page
    - Popy Raideen the Brave page
    New Toynami and Super7 Super Shogun page
    - Super7 Stormtrooper page
    - Super7 Boba Fett Empire Version page
    New Unifive page
    New Yutaka Gettar Robo Go page

    Please let me know if you see any inaccuracies or issues.

    -- John

    All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy, Banpresto, Unifive or Yutaka images and captions are copyright Popy/Bandai and used without permission. All other content, including images and editorial, is Copyright © 1997-2017 John Eaton and/or contributors unless otherwise stated. If there are any comments or objections, please contact John Eaton, by clicking here.