Toynami Shogun Warriors
One of the most exciting things to happen recently is the acquisition of the Shogun Warriors trademark by Toynami and the resulting releases of jumbo machinder sized figures. Toynami currently has the license to make several Japanese toy lines including Godzilla, Voltron, Robotech and Macross. They forayed into the JM market with the release of the 1964 Godzilla Shogun Warrior - rather than finding a Mattel figure and doing a recast, Toynami decided to go with a brand new sculpt while still retaining the features from the Mattel release, like the shooting fist, rollers under the feet and tongue-of-flame. The figure is a bit of an amalgam of the Popy Jumbosaurus and Mattel Godzilla, with appropriate back-fins and more defined, clawed-feet. The initial release was molded in black with an anniversary edition released at the San Diego Comic Con in 2015 molded in green with a box a bit more in line with the original Mattel box. In between the Godzilla releases, Toynami released in 2011 Golion and Dairugger XV (which to my knowledge had never been offered in jumbo-size), did an amazing jumbo-sized Bender from Futurama in 2012, then re-released Golion in new Voltron packaging in 2016 - these are new 60cm (approximately 24 inches tall) figures made from vinyl with limited articulation (heads turn, arms and legs are jointed) and great sculpts.
- 2009 Shogun Warriors Godzilla (black - Limited to ?)
- 2011 Shogun Warriors Dairugger XV -Limited to 500
- 2011 Shogun Warriors Golion- Limited to 500
- 2012 Shogun Warriors Futurama Jumbo Bender - Limited to ? (probably 500)
- 2015 Shogun Warriors Godzilla SDCC2015 Exclusive (green - Limited to 300)
- 2016 30th Anniversary Jumbo Lion Voltron
These are limited-production toys (Limited to 500 numbered pieces - numbering is on the box) and fairly expensive ($200+ each), targeting the nostalgia market.
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