Mattel #2514 Collectors Shogun Warriors Gaiking


#2514 Gaiking

Gaiking is my personal favorite of the 3" collectors Shoguns. His heavy gold-painted die-cast torso is wonderfully shaped into a skull. His red plastic legs, black arms and large yellow horns all jut out in odd angles from this nearly 4" figure.

For background information on this figure, there's much more information on Sky Devilsaur Gaiking here.


Gaiking was initially released in a small box with a top-fold to hang from a peg. See Variations below.

Mattel Catalog Specifications:

 (First appearance: Mattel Toys 1978 Retailer Catalog Page 51)

"Great way to build a collection!"

3-inch Collector's Warriors
"Six Shogun(r) mini-figures. 3-inches tall! All have die-cast metal parts, arms that move, heads that turn. They're fun, colorful, supremely collectible! 4-color window boxes continue the distinctive Shogun line look. Shogun warriors in the 3-inch size...mysterious defenders of justice!"

#2518 Asst. Pak 48/Wt. 13 lbs.


Gaiking Skinny and Wide Box Variations

Gaiking Skinny Box on Backer Card Variation

Skinny and two Wide Box Variations

Skinny Box on Card Back

Non-US Releases

  • Gaiking also appeared via Mattel in Europe in both the skinny and the wide boxes (so two more Mattel variants).
  • In 1983 Nacoral released Gaiking as part of Robots del Dr. Infierno - you would pull the figure from a display card so it's unknown if it was ever offered boxed/packaged. He has slightly different paint.
  • Speculation:
    • Bandai may have released the figure via the GoDaiKin line with extra stickers on a backer card 
    • Bandaimay have released Gaiking in a skinny box with Kana in some Asian Markets, also sharing the extra stickers from the GoDaiKin release

John's Notes

This is one of the more common Collector Shogun figures - I used to see these loose pretty often at toy shows. He's often missing one or both horns and the eye stickers are commonly  missing.

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