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February 2, 2016
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May 11, 2013
Peferct day for some Jumbo in the wilderness action.
A few years went by, since I made this the last time.
April 3, 2013
March 25, 2013
No, I don’t collect Ultraman stuff. My only vintage piece is this Popy set.
I also have a few 80ties Bandai Ultraman kaijus. That’s it. I think I’m more
a “Mirrorman guy” ;-)
I “rediscover” this piece last friday and thought it deserves some extra love.
Bought this Popy Ultaman 80 (ã‚¦ãƒ«ãƒˆãƒ©ãƒžãƒ³80) set more than 20 years ago.
I was a complete newbie at this time and had no clue how many (endless) cool
japanese toys are out there. Finding informations about these toys was pretty
difficult at this time. No ebay, no wikipedia, no TBDX, nothing.
I was into Shogun Warriors, tin robots, Popy Chogokins, Micronauts and many
none japanese toys at this time. I bought most of the stuff on flea markets and from
a toy dealer I knew personally here in germany. This guy was pretty cool. He was
specialized on superhero stuff, but also had cool japanese pieces from time to time.
He was travelling around in italy and got the toys from old toy stores, but also
went to big toy shows in the USA a few times a year. Great times! Buying and
finding toys was a real adventure.
I bought my Mattel Astro Robot Jumbos, lots of Shogun Warriors, tons of Popy
Chogokins etc over the years from him. His name was Peter Bergner, he also
had a store in Cologne. This was the german version ofÂ Kimono my House, only
without the japanese toys ;-)
The guy had a world famous Spiderman collection. He had everything you could imagine,
even a real Spidey costume from one of the 70ties movies.
…ok, back to the Ultraman set.
I remember that Peter bought the sofubi set on a toy show in Florida,
because he thought it could be something for me. I think I paid something
like $50 for it. This was lots of money for me at this time, a poor student.
Enough sentimental nostalgic memories. Here’s the toy…lets go.
It’s a “double blister box” with a pop-up flip side. Pretty cool!
The set comes with 13 figures.
The set comes with a little Popy Ultraman 80 catalog
Great set. I’m glad that bought it.
Finally a few foot markings…
December 27, 2012
September 10, 2012
I’m sure every collector out there is aware that Ed is parting with his magnificent DX Chogokin Black Daltanious at the upcoming Morphy Auction this Thursday. It is so flippin’ rare to see one of these, not to mention for sale. This is one of the holy trinity of Black DX’s Popy turned out. I would love to see this, the Garbin and the Godsigma together, although I’m not holding my breath. I’m sure we’ll all be watching this one VERY closely.