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1978 Figures

"Invincible Guardians of World Freedom!"

With a simple declaration of purpose, the Shogun Warriors were unleashed on toy shelves by Mattel in 1977 (according to the 1977 Mattel Toy Fair catalog). Shogun Warriors was a US creation - bringing together giant robots from three separate Japanese animated series (Great Mazinger, Reideen, and Getter Robo G) as one group with none of the original storylines preserved.

Shogun Warriors is fairly unique in that it offered many different scales and price points for kids to collect - of the same characters. There was a 24-inch assortment, a 5-inch assortment, a transformable deluxe 5-inch assortment, a 4-inch assortment, a vehicle assortment of varying scale, and some unique items which fit none of the categories.

The first year had three offerings, according to this catalog: 24-inch versions of Mazinga (later renamed Great Mazinga), Raydeen, and Dragun.
Additionally, the five-inch Shogun Warrior series was a 1977 release, consisting of four figures: Mazinga, Poseidon, Raider, and Dragun.

5-inch Warriors Figures

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Dragun
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Raider
 

3-inch Collector's Series Warrior Figures

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Combatra
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Gaiking
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Grandizer
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Great Mazinga
 
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Poseidon
 

24-inch Figures

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Dragun
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Raydeen
 

Vehicles

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Grand Car
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Heli-Capter
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Kargosaur
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Sky Jet
 
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Solar Saucer
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Vertilift
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Varitank