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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Giant Robot and Kaiju Cross-Sections

Some of my favorite illustrations to look closely at, are cross-section pieces. To see how an artist has envisioned the inner workings of any given being or mech is really fun. I had an acquaintance in high school that would do very intrigue cross-sections of anime robots. It was really enjoyable watching the process in […]

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