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October 31, 2009

Bullmark: Diapolon Big Size Vinyl

Filed under: Co. BULLMARK,Stephan Halder,Toy Love,Toy News — chogoman @ 3:44 pm

Here is Diapolon with the rest of the Bullmark Big Size gang.

October 26, 2009

Popy Jumbo Machinder Grendizer Spacer

Filed under: Co. POPY,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 4:34 pm

TV Magazine December 1975



October 25, 2009

An Old Friend

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Toy Love — Prometheum5 @ 6:42 pm

This last week I was home on break from school and graced with some wonderful news… it was the classic tale of an older friend having some toys in his basement he wanted to unload for cheap, but this time just what toys he wanted to unload was just so perfect. As most of the TBDX community seems to know by now, I am not as old as the majority, so when I have fond toy memories, they are not of Mazinger Z, or even Tranzor Z, or any of the Force Five/Shogun Warriors characters, but something from a later era… the show that really cemented my love of all things robots, and even secretly implanted a love for giant monsters, which has only recently surfaced! Transformers G2 aired around 1993, and sparked my fascination with all things mechanical, but I have so many more fond memories of the wonder that was Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, which aired in 1995. From the theme song to the wonderfully outlandish characters, and even those darned commercials (Too hot to handle!), MMPR took the love of robots that Transformers had sparked, and combined it with crazy special effects, an amazing cast of characters, and most important of all, guys in suits. I have yet to actually see an episode of Ultraman, or any of the other shows from the heyday of men in rubber suits stepping on miniature model cities, but MMPR did it with as much pizazz as the next live action series, and that has always been something that left me hungry for more. But, we were talking about toys, right? I’ve dragged you through this introspective history lesson because I have been brought back together with an old friend… he’s not complete right now, but I’ll get the extra parts eventually, and they’re not important. He’s big and bulky, and has minimal articulation, but he has a huge chrome sword that scared my mom. The Megazord will always be the number one monster-slayer in my mind, and now in my collection as well. I realize I’m gushing, but this toy will always be one of my favorites, and I’m glad to have him back.

Something to note, in true Christmas ’95 fashion, I don’t have a Dragonzord yet… suffice to say I’ll be on the look out for one when I have the cash, and there will be more gushing.

October 24, 2009

鋼鉄神ジーグ Kotetsushin Jeeg

Filed under: Declarations,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 6:42 pm

MORE poster goodness.. I love this artist. I have them all except this one. As a child I scored the Grendizer and Gaiking for a few bucks each maybe in Japantown.. The Gakeen is especially well done. This one is new to me.


Compliments of my brothers at Does anyone know the name of the artist that did all of these? Anyone? I would love to know and give praise. He (I’m guessing??) did a majority of my mid to late 70’s Terebi Magazine covers (and posters within). So dope..

Happy Halloween!

Filed under: Co. TAKEMI,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 6:05 pm

Maz style.. Oh yeah! Don’t you just LOVE carded sets? Well, it’s that time of year again. Costumes, candy and the ability to play dress up that only comes once a year. I guess I’ll be busting this off the card. Funny, as it will look INSANELY hilarious plopped smack dab in the middle of my fat ass head.. I think Chris, Mark or Matt might be able to dig up a picture of me at Bar GojiraYa sporting a T28 mask. Funny looking I tell ya, keeping in mind these were made for little kids heads.


On second thought, maybe I’ll just stay home throw on my mask, maz bling, strap in my 9 and fly my brain condor around the house. Did I mention, in my underwear?

GunDAMN these sofubi rock!!

Filed under: Co. CLOVER,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 5:51 pm

I love robot sofubi. I especially love Gundam sofubi. Minister Alt is to blame for this.. That’s right YOU, it’s all your fault you cheap bastard. Well, in reality, they certainly are not cheap anymore. Such total CRAP! The perfect kind in my opinion..


I have an unrequited love for carded sets of Gundam sofubi. Unfortunately, they are often elusive and very sought after these days. This one in particular is just amazing:


Gotta catch em all!! har har… Nevermind..

October 22, 2009


Filed under: Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 11:49 pm

New best menko ever!!


October 20, 2009

Bandai : Andy Galaxo aka Blue Fighter

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Stephan Halder,Toy Love,Toy News — chogoman @ 5:48 pm

German version of the Bandai Blue Fighter Mekarobo.
Andy Galaxo – The space tramp

Flash! Man! King!

Filed under: Co. BANDAI,Declarations,Toy Love,Toy News — thomas @ 12:49 pm


Since this guy was mentioned in the Cafe, I figured I would post a short review. Please ignore the worn condition of my Flash King – I’ll mention it when chrome is supposed to be present somewhere ;)


Filed under: Co. POPY,Erik Sjoen — erik sjoen @ 1:13 am

Poster goodness:


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