Tiger Mask II (タイガーマスク二世?) is a Japanese manga that was adopted into an anime series that aired from 1981 to 1982 as a sequel to the original Tiger Mask.
An episode from this series just so happens to be included on a VHS tape of shows that came to me from a distant aunt that I poured over as a kid back in the early 80’s. Needless to say, those NHK recordings have had a serious influence on my collecting..
Overall, this toy is just fantastic! It’s delivered in a DX Popy style box and it bears the spring loaded action and killer accessories that one would expect from any DX Popy toy. This toy is actually very similar to it’s Popy DX Chogokin super robot counterparts, as the box, accessories and paperwork are totally over the top. This 18″ bad ass toy totally delivers. Spring loaded madness, vinyl head/cape and some kick ass accessories really add up to an awesome vintage toy. If the chance presents itself, I totally encourage you to buy this if you are a fan of Popy. Honestly, it’s Popy at it’s best.. Believe me, you will not be disappointed.
Also, here is a comparrison shot with the Chokinzoku Tetsujin 28 SG-01 for scale.