The Legacy of Mattel’s Shogun Warriors: From Anime and Jumbo Machinders to International Phenomenon

Mattel’s Shogun Warriors line holds a special place in the hearts of many toy enthusiasts and collectors. Launched in the 1970s, these action figures brought together the worlds of Japanese anime and jumbo machinders, creating a captivating fusion of Eastern and Western influences. Inspired by popular shows like Mazinger Z and Getter Robo, the Shogun Warriors toys boasted impressive size, intricate details, and exciting play features. Their introduction marked a turning point in the toy industry, captivating children and adults alike with their larger-than-life presence.

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Vintage Henshin: The Rise and Fall of the SHOGUN WARRIORS

With a scant nineteen videos uploaded to this channel, Vintage Henshin has some of the richest content on tokusatsu that I’ve seen on the interwebs. The tone is perfect for the content and the aesthetic of the visuals is delightful. The video I’ve embedded is a great essay on some of my favorite toys from […]

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Godzilla Ultimates Shogun Godzilla 8-Inch Action Figure

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Super7 ReAction figure for the Shogun Godzilla. The 3¾ figure is a great little monster, and I love mine. Then Super7 announced this guy. It stands a whopping eight inches tall and has all the functionality of the original Mattel toy. The one and only thing that […]

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