The World Hero series was released in Japan in 1980, toy maker Popy had been distributing the 3 3/4" Kenner Star Wars figure in cool display boxes as opposed to the cards the rest of the world received.
With the success of this figure format, Popy sought to expand the 3 3/4" offering to more licenses, particularly the TV heroes of Japan.
What resulted is one of those wonderful bits of foreign toy magic, as a litany of popular Japanese heroes were released as if they were made and sold by Kenner.
I have fallen completely in love with this line and wish I'd discovered them ten years ago.
Visit the Popy World Heroes Archive here.
This one is a work in progress and as always, I'd welcome help and information.
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