Let’s kick off the Christmas season with some giant, exceedingly dangerous robot toys, shall we? John Reese—snug in his Snoopy shirt, maroon cords, and Adidas casuals—is showing off Great Mazinga. Lots of orange shag carpeting. Lots of wood. Bucolic painting hanging over the floral print couch. Possibly an urn filled with somebody’s ashes next to the lamp.
On the left is Pat, who got the Shogun that launches a big plastic fist. I got the one that shoots missiles out of his hand. When I say ‘missiles’, I’m not talking about a blinky light, or a sound effect, or a bit of missile-shaped foam. I’m talking about real, pointy bits of plastic that can be aimed at the eyeballs of children for fun and excitement. Good times.
Speaking of missiles, one of them appears to be missing. Better check the dog!
Here Dragun and Mazinga guard Darren Bryant, who’s captaining the forces of good from his inflatable Six Million Dollar Man Mission Control Center. In the background, Commissioner Gordon reaches for the Batphone.
Check out a 1976 – 1978 Shogun Warriors commercial here.
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I’ve got a couple of pretty incredible Christmas morning submissions already. Feel free to send yours to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The countdown is on…