Die-Cast Metal Shogun Warriors 5″ figure
Invincible Guardians of World Freedom!
Dragun Launches fist & battle axes! Rotate Arms, Launch Axe Launch Fist
Made in Japan Manufactured by Bandai Co. Ltd Distributed by Mattel
Copyright Toei Doga
I remember accidentally breaking off the little plastic spikes on his head. I was so pissed. No chance of Dr. Saotome fixing my robot. Now that I am looking at the copy on the box I realize how little these guys can do. You can’t pose them, they can’t bend, just rotate arms and shoot. I have heard the Japanese versions can bend their legs, whoopee! Though I can’t say my Star Wars figures did much more. Still this is my favorite Shogun Warrior they have a lot of nostalgia for me. The red one. Like a shiny red sports car, it really is the best color.
These Dragun, Poseidon, and Raider hail from Getter Robo G/Starvenger fame. Not sure why those franchises did not setup merchandising right for the robots in the US. Instead Marvel purchased the rights and used them for their comic book Shogun Warriors and the robot line we got to see in the US. It’s too bad they did not produce a matching cartoon. I am a little surprised that these did not end up in the GoDaiKin line instead as many of the Popy robots made their way there.
Just got done editing my cousin’s posts, so now I can start working on putting my collection up again. Happy Holidays everyone! ***