Friday, June 12, 2015

Popy Godzilla!

This year I managed to cross a toy off my want list that has been there since I first saw it in 1995. The Popy "Jumbosaurus" is the Japanese equivalent to the Mattel Shogun Warriors Godzilla. Mattel kept a few of the trademark items (like the firing fist and the wheels on the feet) but the differences outweigh the similarities as I'll detail below.

First off, I didn't get this guy in the box, I don't have that kind of money. Here is a shot of the box back in 1978. From a toy store appearance of Ultra-Seven.

As you can see, he's more "Godzilla-y" than our version.

The flicking toungue action that the US version has isn't here, instead he has a talk box in his stomach.

You can see the talk box here, wanna know what he sounds like? Thanks to some help from my daughter, I've created a little video that answers that.

And of course, it's inevitable that I'd see a "side by side" comparison with the two (expect another series of pictures when the Toynami version comes out)

The US G has is slightly taller and more rounded in general.

This looks like the greatest sandbox fight ever.

More Shogun Warriors


Kracalactaka! said...


Unknown said...

Congrats! Very cool toy

David said...

We were robbed again. They had a Godzilla that looked liked Godzilla. We had, whatever it was we had.

J_D_La_Rue_67 said...

Damn! Mattel's Gojira's one of my "wet dreams"! And now you introduce me to the "Jumbosaurus"...
Totally dig your blog.

Unknown said...

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