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