Friday, February 12, 2016

Mexican Aquaman

Tracked down a toy I've wanted for ages recently and it's certainly not the Aquaman, let alone a Shogun Warrior you're probably familiar with but I can explain some of this mystery after the jump. 

You see in Japan, Popy created a Jumbo Machinder (which is what Shogun Warriors were based on)  of one of my favourite Japanese TV characters, Kamen Rider X!

I happen to be mildly obsessed with Kamen Rider characters.

As much as I would like one of these, they're expensive and my kids need to visit a dentist in this life time. 

Enter Mexico with a home grown lower cost equivalent to the rescue!

A Mexican company called Jugarama (which sounds like a Russ Meyer film festival that I'd most definitely attend and buy a shirt) released Kamen Rider X as "Aquaman" and while I wouldn't describe him as "cheap" I would say he falls into the category of "more affordable". 

Here is a boxed shot I found:

My original thought that maybe the series aired in Mexico, X had an underwater base, so calling him "Aquaman" wasn't a bad idea but I've asked several Mexican toy collectors and they've said nope, so it's a mystery!

This is X with his 12" Henshin Cyborg counterpart.

Funny Story: I only won this guy thanks to an error. I was at a pub with friends and didn't want to be rude with my phone. So i placed a last minute bid under the table and pushed send when  i accidentally added a zero. I had bid thousands instead of hundreds on this.

I sat there smiling, pretending nothing was wrong for the longest 60 seconds of my life. In the end, he cost me almost $125 more than I had but that's a whole lot better than the possible alternative. 

Don't be like me kids, don't drink and Ebay.

Happy Weekend People!


Unknown said...

I can't count how many times I've ebay'd drunk late at night and then had to be sure and beat my wife to the mailbox for the next week infill my ill-gotten goods arrived...

Plaidstallions said...

After a particularly stressful Christmas one year I did get several "Mystery boxes" that clearly were the result of drunk nostalgia for Christmas past. That was weird.

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Anonymous said...

Ahh, the memories of the drunken eBay mystery least it's not just me!


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