[Alen Yen's ToyboxDX]
[Great Mazinger] Popy Great Mazinger GA-05
This is where it starts. Whether my 1st Great Mazinger was Shogun, or Popy, is now lost. But there's no question that this was the toy that I first bonded with.

I can vividly remember being five and utterly fascinated with Mazinger. Losing the jetpack was the reoccuring nightmare in my childhood. I would dream fitfully for years after I'd finally lost it for good.

When I began collecting in 1996, it was to recapture this toy. It seems with the blitz of new Mazinger projects, this humble toy has been somewhat neglected. But for me, when I hold it in my hand, everything good about my childhood comes flooding back ...


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