Mattel #2516 Collectors Shogun Warriors Great Mazinga



2516 Great Mazinga

Great Mazinga (Greate Mazinger) may be identified by his black torso with blue plastic limbs. His skull shaped head has several horns projecting from it. A large red plastic "v" projects from his chest. Note that he's referenced as "Great Mazinga" rather than just "Mazinga" which coincides with the name and figure design changes made to the jumbo and die-cast action figure, also in the 1978 Mattel retailers catalog.

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


Great Mazinga 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.


Great Mazinga Skinny and Wide Box Variations

Great Mazinga Skinny Box on Backer Card

Skinny and two Wide Box Variations

Skinny Box on Card Back

Non-US Releases

  • Great Mazinga also appeared via Mattel in Europe in both the skinny and the wide boxes (so two more Mattel variants).
  • In 1983 Nacoral released "Mazinger" 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 and the plastic chest "v" has been replaced with a sticker.
  • Bandai released the figure via the GoDaiKin line with extra stickers on a backer card 
  • Bandai also appears to have released Great Mazinga 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.

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