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May 27, 2009

The Sun Is Shining: BOKU-RA NO SANBARUKAN!!

Filed under: Co. POPY,Erik Sjoen,Toy Love — erik sjoen @ 4:07 pm

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“Sun is shinin’ the weather is sweet. Make’s you want to move…” No no no, wait, kill the Bob Marley.. Que the Akira Kushida!! That’s it! “Taiyou ga moshimo nakatta. Chikyuu wa tachimachi kooritsuku ..”. Perfect, now we’re talking. Ahh, Sun Vulcan Jumbo Machinder greatness. Behold its beauty!!

“Iiguru! Shakku! Banzea!” – “Eagle! Shark! Panther!”

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I love the show, I love the toys and I REALLY love the fucking song. Man, you guys, that was my JAM!! No Lionel’s “Dancing On The Ceiling” for me (although it was a huge hit at the skating rink). I’ve been accused of singing this bastard of a song out loud in Japanese bars accompanied by young women while devastatingly embarrassing my friend Mattew Alt.

What’s up Alt? Jim thought it was hilarious, right? Right…

I’m a fan I guess. I’ve been singing that awesome song for 27 some odd years..

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See… I even had the Sun Vulcan guys over to hang out on my very outdated TV-tray while I watched bootleged VHS tapes of daytime NHK programing (notice the “Eagle! Shark! Panther!” in reverse order).

Nowadays, I can karaoke “Baku-Ra No Sanvulcan” in the comfort of my own living room with my newly acquired SV Jumbo Machinder, who by the way is the only one I can get to kick it with me whilst I do so… Give us a cold bottle of shochu, a couple bottles of hoppy and it’s on!

“Follow The Sun, Catch The Sun. Taiyou sentai Sunvulcan!!!!!” Have a listen:

As an added bonus here I give you scans of my reading material circa September 1981. Notice my beloved Popy Sunvulcan Jumbo Machinder had more than one use.. As a tactical prop in the show, the SV Jumbo showed it’s stuff pictured here from the August 1981 episodes..

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BIG PROPS TO AY, TO WHOM THIS WOULD HAVE NOT BEEN POSSIBLE. LOVE YA SENPAI!

1 Comment

  1. Nice one man. The jumbo is really the only version of SV that I like, somehow the size trumps the somewhat conservative design. The version in the print ad definitely looks like a wood proto…I wonder who ended up with all of those???

    Comment by Mike Parisi — June 5, 2009 @ 6:22 pm

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