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March 17, 2004


Filed under: Toy News — Rumble Crew @ 1:22 am

The CHOGOKIN EXPO 2004 is coming! And wouldn’t ya know it? Bandai’s releasing a handful of new toys to commemorate the event.

First up are two new entries in that shrunken-down series of old-school diecast love, the THE CHOGOKIN line. A black repaint of Raideen and a miniature first-version GA-01 Mazinger Z.

There’ll also be a recolored version of the GX-13 Dancougar and — somewhat improbably — a reissue of the wacky rocket-punch-firing pen sold by Popy in the 1970s. Use it to sign the second mortgage you’ll be taking out on your house to afford the trip to Tokyo!

Although the items above will only be intially available at the show, they’ll get a normal, Japan-wide release this summer.

CHOGOKIN EXPO 2004 will be held at LaForet Harajuku in Tokyo, from April 2nd until May 5th. Admission’s 700 yen a head. According to Bandai’s website, over 400 vintage chogokin toys will be on display.


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