Mattel #2997 Collectors Shogun Warriors "17" (Daitetsujin 17)


#2997 "17"

One of the more difficult to find in the Collectors Shoguns, "17" is less than 3 1/5" tall, has a red, white and blue painted metal torso, and has a winged conical head (sort of like a plane or spaceship). His arms are molded of red plastic while his legs are black plastic. He has the number "17" embossed on his chest in red.

For background information on this figure, there's much more information on Daitetsujin 17 here.


17 as a Collectors Shogun Warrior was only offered in the 2nd version Wide Box.

Mattel Catalog Specifications:

 (First appearance: Mattel Toys 1979 Retailer Catalog Page 52)

"Invincible Guardians in miniature! Shogun(R) stalwarts 3 inches tall. All have die-cast metal parts, arms that move." 
The line has been expanded from the original six to a full ten with the addition of:

#2994Voltus V
#2995 Dangard
#2996 Leopardon
#2997 "17"
Yet even with the expanded line the assortment has the same count/weight. They apparently just give you fewer of each to make room for the additions.
#2518 Asst. Pak 48/Wt. 13 lbs.


"17" 2nd Version Wide Box
2nd Version Wide Box Back

Non-US Releases

  • "17" also appeared via Mattel in Europe in the wide box.
  • Bandai released the figure via the GoDaiKin line with extra stickers on a backer card 
  • Bandai may have released Daitetsujin 17 in a skinny box with Kana in some Asian Markets, also sharing the extra stickers from the GoDaiKin release

John's Notes

This figure is quite rare for some reason and it's rarely found in various markets for sale.

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