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.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

New JM Knockoffs page and Kaiju Updates


Mattel Godzilla Head Detail

I had a chance today to update the Godzilla page and Rodan page with new content and images, something I've been meaning to do since those pages haven't been updated since the early 2000s back when I originally created them!

Jugarama Aquaman (left) and Popy Kamen Rider X (right)

I also added a new Jumbo Machinder Knockoffs page with additional link to the Jugarama Aquaman that I own. Check out the comparison images between the Jugarama Aquaman and the Popy Kamen Rider X.

-- John



All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy 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, December 26, 2016

New Popy Pages

For 2017 I decided to continue documenting my collection to include the various manufacturers of the jumbo machinders I've managed to score over the years. The first is a Popy landing page that you can find here.


I've also included new pages of content and images for the following:

More to come as I get time to put the pages up. I'll also be creating pages for Toynami and the Funko/Super 7 Shoguns shortly along with other, classic jumbo machinder manufacturers.

-- John

All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel, all Popy 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, December 24, 2016

Mattel Dimension 1978

This is a Mattel Dimension catalog from 1978 - these were sent to various advertisers so they can have clear images to use in print ads - think of these as being used for stats to include in newspapers and the like. It's quite rare and the only one I've found in many years of collecting.


Click the link above for the page...

-- John

All Mattel images and captions are copyright Mattel 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 23, 2016

New Colorforms Content and Images

I finally had some time today to added some additional images and content regarding the Shogun Warriors Colorforms Adeventure playset. Previously I had one image on the old Wildtoys site under a Misc. heading. I'm trying to add details formerly missing.



Let me know what you think!

-- John

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Set 301 Permanent Redirects from Wildtoys Shogun pages to ShogunWarriors.org pages

Set 301 Permanent Redirects from Wildtoys Shogun pages to ShogunWarriors.org pages


I got around to putting a bit of VB script into the Wildtoys pages that remained "live" for Shogun Warriors content so they point to the new pages in the ShogunWarriors.org site. If anyone happens to see anything weird or a page that I've missed, please contact me so I can fix things. All the old pages will show up as blank - the search engines should all redirect to the updated pages.

-- John

Monday, June 27, 2016

Updates and New Ben Cooper Mask

For the first page to update with better quality photos I've redone the Ben Cooper Halloween Costume and separated it into its own page. I've also created a new page for the Ben Cooper Halloween Adult Mask. New pages here:


More to come!

-- John

Sunday, June 26, 2016

New Links Page

I had time today to add a new Links page to the Misc top-level menu:
http://www.shogunwarriors.org/p/links.html

If you have a page of related toys or manufacture reproduction parts or new figures, let me know and I'll place a link on the page for you.

-- John

Updates and Page Clean-up

I managed to do a few updates and clean up some of the moved pages. Mostly I've been scrubbing out all the style sheets that no longer apply and removing tables where they are no longer needed in the HTML. I've also added some content here-and-there (mainly to the Rodan and Gaiking pages).

Pages edited so far:
I've also moved a page I missed during the initial migration: Jumbo Missiles which is now a new menu item from the Jumbo Machinder menu.

Back when I created the original Wildtoys.com site we were all still struggling with crappy 28.8 modems (dark ages, right?) so I tried to keep the images light-weight via compression and size, with links to larger images. Now that most are on high-bandwidth connections I'm thinking of reshooting fresh images of my collection with details of boxes, etc. Thoughts on this? I'm thinking of featuring one item a week until I have everything redone. 

Comments? Please do!

-- John

Saturday, June 18, 2016

New Shogun Ads and TV Commercials Page

One of the things about collecting for a very long time is that I have this backlog of items that I've been wanting to add to the site. Now that it's much simpler to add pages and articles, I'll mix in updates to existing pages with new stuff - this is the first new page that I'm calling "Advertisements"

http://www.shogunwarriors.org/p/advertisement.html

It's under the Misc topic in the main menu and I've uploaded a couple of newspaper ads that I've found in my web searches. I've also linked to the many Shogun and Popy videos available on YouTube (most by longtime Anime and Jumbo friend, Brad Walker - no telling how he found these). Much thanks to Brad, by the way - I didn't ask him if I could link to these but he's contributed to the site in the past so I'm going out on a limb thinking that he won't mind.

Some of the things you'll find in those videos: a strap on Dragun's Star Shooter (first Shogun video); several videos featuring the XX accessories; and some amazing footage of the Jumbro Daiku Maryu and Grendizer Spacer!

-- John

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Moving Links and Updating Pages

I've moved all the Shogun Warriors content from Wildtoys.com to ShogunWarriors.org - the new home. I'm thinking of leaving the existing images "live" at Wildtoys for now - as long as I have that domain I don't think that should be an issue. I've reordered a few things in this new incarnation:

  1. New top-level navigational links - I've simplified things a bit by retaining some of the same landing pages but breaking up the content into individual sub-link menus. I've also removed "Shogun Fists" from the top-level menu and into a sub-menu for Jumbo Machinders. Along the way I also removed the Mazinga v3 (Great Mazinga) into its own Jumbo Machinder page. I think that makes more sense.
  2. There's a new "Misc" link where I've broken up the page that used to be my catch-all into separate categories for Jigsaw Puzzles, Model Kits, Catalog Ads and Miscellaneous Items.
  3. I've moved the old "What's New" to the new domain and updated the links.
  4. I've changed the referrer from the main Wildoys.com menu to point to this domain for Shogun Warriors - I've tried to capture all the other links that pointed inward to wildtoys and redirected them here - it will take time for everything to propagate.
  5. I've tried to clean up pages - especially the misspelled words (hard to believe I wrote that stuff 18 years ago!) - I guess I just didn't care too much back then but now I do. If you see anything misspelled let me know
  6. New content coming soon!

-- John

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Introduction

I've decided to start pulling elements out of my Wildtoys.com website and hosting them using blog format. This is for the simplicity of using a CMS instead of hand coding pages (when I first started Wildtoys every page was hand coded and I continued that practice - now it's simply no longer necessary or practical). The idea is to reform the Shogun Warriors section of Wildtoys and begin hosting using something easier. This is the first post.

-- John Eaton