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Gaiking wings

I would also mention that the tabs on the wings can break off if handled improperly. I let my nephew play with this and right away, he broke the tabs clean off.

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Posted by JoshB on 24 April, 2007 - 08:02
I had one

The 70's Gaiking I had possessed a firing hand (it's right) that was also jointed.

I remember it being a lot sturdier than the new one. While I like the opening face I would have traded that for a firing hand. Though I seem to recall they were selling them after-market for some insane price)

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Posted by Shadow27 on 24 April, 2007 - 13:01
The Mattel Shogun Warriors

The Mattel Shogun Warriors version of Gaiking had a jointed right elbow and a firing fist. Those were heavily modified from the Japanese release for the US market back in the late 70s. This new version is based on the original Japan Popy version, so it is a very different beast. The old Shogun Warriors version can be had on ebay for not too much money (relatively speaking).

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Posted by JoshB on 25 April, 2007 - 15:46
more about Gaiking

Hey, hey, c'mon...I got a review to write next week! LOL Seriously, I planned to do the Mattel and then Famosa Gaikings next... (Unfortunately, I don't have a Popy or Nacoral Gaiking, yet though.)

Nice call about the wings though. As an adult collector who really only displays my toys, I sometimes either forget or don't even realise which points are prone to breakage, simply because I treat them all very, very gently. Especially my Jumbos.

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Posted by NekroDave on 25 April, 2007 - 18:59
Getting harder to find

I got this one back when all the other U-5 s were out. I really like the original style of the Jumbo, but I still have the affection for the Shogun version from my childhood. I have the rarer white missile version of the Mattel Gaiking displayed proudly beside this U5 release. They look great together for the full representation of Gaiking Jumbos.

Grandzinga....

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Posted by Grandzinga on 8 October, 2009 - 10:32
Full representation?

Nah, you'd still need the Popy, the Nacoral and both Famosa versions! ;)

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Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 8 October, 2009 - 11:56
 
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