September 08, 2006

WOULD-BE WEEBLE #2

I chose to base my second Would-Be Weeble, on another wonderful toy from the 1970s, Mazinga of the Shogun Warriors series. The 24-inch plastic robot eluded me as a child due to it's "dangerous" spring-loaded missiles and I've remained Mazinga-less thanks to the hefty price tag it now carries. I've always admired his design and I think it makes for a decent Weeble, relatively speaking. At least a Weeble version would have been safe enough to meet my parents standards.

10 comments:

chuckbaris said...

I too have dreamed many times of owning my own Mazinga. Alas it goes on the list of toys I probably will never purchase along with Great Garloo, and those giant quarter scale monsters side show released.

But a man can dream.

chuckbaris said...

Might I also make a would be weeble request?
It occurs to me that Krusher would make a good weeble.

Kirk D. said...

You mention Great Garloo and then you go and request Krusher? Baffling!
(I guess you're over Master Wu now.)

jason said...

I was (and still am) the proud owner of a Mazinga. I even managed to hold onto all the missiles somehow. Great toy.

Love the weebles - keep 'em coming!

Kirk D. said...

Lucky you Jason. Send me that Mazinga and I'll make any custom Weeble you wish! : )
Glad you're enjoying them, I've sure got a bunch that I want to do.

Todd Franklin said...

I like, I like! I was in the same boat, always wishing for one of the large Shogun Warriors, but instead I just had the small ones. I did have a large Dragun in my collection, but eventually sold him.

nemo434 said...

The medium size Shoguns were really the best of the bunch. All the Shogun-ny goodness you could ever ask for and crafted out of a chunk of metal heavy enough to clobber a little brother with to boot.

Anonymous said...

I still have my Shogun Godzilla. It's definately one of my top five best toys ever in the history of all mankind. Ever. Man, I love that toy. It has seen better days. He's missing some toenails, the "fire" lever on the back of his head broke about 2 weeks after I got him, and his head falls off occasionally. But I still have his shooting hand. I don't understand it, but I have it.

I also have Gaiking, but that's another story, for another time.

God bless the Shogun Warriors!

John

Kirk D. said...

To all you guys who had, and still have your Shogun Warriors.. I feel for you because I can only assume that you're all currently blind in both eyes.. right? And can you even count the number of times you were admitted into the ER with other firing-fist and missile related accidents?

You are all very brave individuals.

Anonymous said...

I miss my Shogun Warriors (yeah, I had the full-sized ones, but not sure which one I had) and those other similar-sized toys that kicked footballs and shot basketballs. Me and my brother had those, but along with most stuff we had, they're gone from existance. I often ponder what happened to our toys as we grew older. They simply seemed to disappear. At least I still have my G.I. Joes.

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