"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog


Friday, July 8, 2011

COOL JAPANESE TOY ADS OF THE '70s!
Popy's "Great Mazinger" Product Line

「人気独占!ポピーのグレートマジンガー シリーズ」


Full-page inside cover from "TV Magazine" (Kodansha, December '74)

1 comment:

Tom Francis said...

I had this! Great figure, BIG figure! Stood like 2-3 feet tall if memory serves. So so articulation; lots of up and down for the limbs, and you could rotate the wrists, I think. Regardless, one of my favorite robot toys EVER! Thanks August!