the Taku Sato Legacy & Ex-Gokin Great Mazinger
December 16, 2012, by Will Hoover
Here's some serious Shogun Warrior
reviewing here, folks! Well, these classic robotic Japanese market figures don't necessarily go by their translated
export names of course, but you get the idea. One thing is for sure, DiegoDoom's Channel really has some incredibly professional and quite informative vids for all us eager otaku! So if you love Shogun Warrior type robot figures, this amazing channel comes highly recommended.
Although this is quite a lengthy video, it's more than well worth a view (or even two) since Maddwoba's Channel does such a wonderful job of not only illustrating the vintage line of MattelShogun Warriors of the 1970s, but he also delves into the different variations of each figure.
This dedicated Shogun Warrior
fan even gives a brief history of the Marvel Shogun Warrior comics, as well as gives us a look at one of the tie-in Shogun Warrior coloring books.
On top of all that... he even mentions the Super 7Super Shogun Trooper figure that was released in 2010.
Of course it would be a dream come true for any robot toy collector to own a Super 7Super Shogun Trooper figure, but at the going rate of nearly $300 US (outside of Japan) in most cases, I'm afraid a lot of people are going
to be waiting a long time to get one of their own.
And just exactly WHY do the toy companies do
stuff like this? It's absurd that a collectible figure that was produced so recently (and in most cases, was actually
manufactured in the same country, China) should cost that much! Admittedly, since it was designed in Japan and
produced in relatively limited numbers, the import price alone would send the going price skyward, but... come on, guys!
I'm sure somebody out there loves action figures and collectible toys in general more than I do (though I'm
not sure who that could ever be), but PLEASE! The price of many of the toys hitting the market today
is simply getting way too far out of hand. At any rate, below is the original Japanese TV commercial
for the product.
Maddwoba's Channel is at it again with his review of Chogokin GX-47 Energer Z. This giant fighting robot is NOT to be confused with Mazinger Z. Both Japanese toy robots look quite similar however because Chogokin GX-47 Energer Z is actually based
on the original concept protype for Mazinger Z. Energer Z was
later retro-fitted into the line to be yet another super robot controlled by a pilot. In this case, by the
soul of Chogokin GX-45 Mazinger Z (Shin Mazinger).
Confused yet? Don't be. Just enjoy these wonderful action toy robots. If, that
is, you somehow manage to get your hands on one or more from outlets outside of Japan that don't cost you an imported
robot arm or leg!