Christmas of 1978, I asked Santa for something special. I told him I wanted Raideen from Shogun Warriors! He acted like he didn't know what that was, I thought Santa knew everything. Just incase, I told my parents what I wanted too. Suffice it to say, I was a very happy boy on Christmas.
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This was a Mattel toy production of a Japanese giant robot series. The American version of the cartoon was called Force Five which I didn't discover until I was in college. None of the characters were in any way linked in the original programs, but the American version tried to link them together.
Raideen was always my favorite. I loved the whole bird of prey look he had.
Next I got Godzilla
Unfortunately I no longer have Godzilla or Raideen, but I do still have...
A few of the Shogun Warriors have eluded my grasp, but I feel they should be mentioned!
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