Featured Member / Kilo Klub
- Mar 16, 2007
Wow, I had that toy too and it was one of my favorites. I had forgotten about it! I had a big Godzilla figure too that was about the same size. Back around the time when I had the original Stretch Arm Strong. Another cool toy I had was Micronauts.It's great that you had that personal connection. When you say that you recorded the English version of the Mazinger theme with him, what was your role? Back-up vocals?
This goes back a little before the 80's to the late 70's, but I have very fond memories of the Shogun Warriors line of toys/comics. I remember having the 24" Great Mazinga with missiles that shot off his fist, and Godzilla, also with the shooting fist and flame breath.
We were huge Godzilla fans anyway, watching all the Japanese monster movies on the Creature Double Feature on Saturday afternoons, here on Boston's TV Channel 56.
Micronauts had the Rocket Tubes set. It was really cool. There was a powerful fan that pushed air through the tubes and it transported the micronauts through it in shuttles. It worked like the tubes at the bank do. Office buildings used to have those, for sending documents fast from one floor to another.