Great Mazinga

Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Chest Detail

Mattel No. 9860 Great Mazinga!

 

Mazinga Third Release (Great Mazinga)

 

The third release of Mazinga further simplified the figure and appears to have been released in 1978. Mattel also re-labeled the toy as "Great Mazinga," probably to have a better tie-in to the die-cast toy line (or maybe Mattel thought that the longer name would make up for all that was taken away from the original toy). The head mold is even more rounded, and the removable plane is replaced by an non-removable "plug" (removal of this plug often results in a cracked head or cracked torso...common in loose figures). The chest "V" is replaced by a red decal and the knee shield decal is often missing. This version comes with 10 clip-vaned rockets (click here for a comparison) and is probably the most common of the three versions.

Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Front


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Head Detail


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Firing Fist


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Back Detail


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Leg Missile Banks



The box for the Great Mazinga:

The box art and text reflect changes made to the toy. The box front also has the following printers codes added: R6493> P643>9860"

Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Box Front


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Box Contents


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Box Printers Code


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Box Side Detail


Mattel US Mazinga Third Release Box Side Detail 2


 Box Text:
  • Gauntlet Fists
  • 2 Swords
  • Arms Raise & Lower
  • Leg Rollers
  • Head Turns
  • Fist Fires Rockets
  • Triggers
  • Rockets
No Batteries! No Electricity!

CONTENTS: GREAT MAZINGA™ warrior 23 1/2" tall, with rocket-launcher fist, 10 rockets, two swords & accessories. Arms are detachable. Comes FULLY ASSEMBLED. Swords and rockets not for use with all SHOGUN© Warriors.

©Y. & K. Toel
Distributed by Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA 90520. MADE IN JAPAN. Manufactured by Bandai Co. Ltd.



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