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April 2, 2011
Sorry guys: APRIL APRIL
Got thousands of Dollars offered for my Gaiking…
…but the Gaiking only was “digital” ;-)
A bit Dragun Box a bit Dangard 2in1 box, a bit imagination…ready is the “german” Gaiking.
April 1, 2011
Finally yesterday a big package arrived.
Not a package from Japan. This time a big one from germany.
The story of this package started ca. 2 weeks ago.
I found a pretty mint looking Shogun Warriors Dragun on german ebay by accident.
The item description was “Ritter des Weltalls”…that means “Knight of Space”.
You find “Ritter des Weltalls” under the Shogun Warrios Logo on german boxes.
Nobody bid on Dragun (no wonder) and I got him for 1 Euro…luck!
It seemed that this guy was specialized on Smurfs (!), he had dozens of them in
his ebay shop. But I thought its a good idea to ask him if he has more robot stuff.
Again luck. He had much more Shogun Warriors. They came from a toy store liquidation.
A real “warehouse find”! I was gettin’ nervous ;-)
I made the guy an offer and he says YES. Well, he thought his Shogun are worth nothing.
Ok…I’m a fucker…but the Shoguns get a good new home.
Here’s the lot. All in all: 1 Mazinger, 3 Draguns, 1 Raider, 1 Poseidon, 1 Daimos 2in1,
1 Voltes V 2in1, 1 Gaiking 2in1. Most of them in “german” multilanguage boxes.
I was very happy getting a Voltes or Voltus V in near mint box. Strangely he has a US box.
Don’t have a clue how he made it to germany.
But wait. The Gaiking box looked pretty strange. I’m not sure I’ve seen this one before.
I heard from another german collector that there are a few strange “german” box
variations, but never found one myself.
Here’s a foto of the “german” Gaiking (left) side by side with my US boxed version.
Pretty bizarre design mix of the box.
Here are the back sides of the boxes. Again “german” Gaiking box on the left.
Again, very bizarre. Never seen that kind of design on Shogun warriors boxes,
with the black fond etc.
Gaiking himself (“german” on the left) looks “normal”.Â I couldn’t find any difference
between him and the US Version.
Looks that I really had luck with this Shogun Warrios find.
BTW…there was also a Smurf in the parcel…maybe I start collecting them too ;-)
Has anybody infos about this Gaiking. Josh? Or some of the european guys?
Discuss in the BBS
Uh…. NO. Not a Jumbo Machinder. A big ass vinyl maybe… I might sound elitist but the term “jumbo machinder” is thrown around like the “F” word in a bar these days. This is a VERY, very large vinyl. (stepping off soapbox). BUT, it’s far more cool than my 1981 Popy Jumbo T28 in my opinion. I know it’s sacrilegious to say, but I really, really, really love this darn thing..
I’m a huge fan of the character, so for me this is the holy grail. Great sculpt, great delivery. MAN!! This thing rocks. Get one now!
You be the judge: