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Toylines (alphabetical order)
= Die-cast toys = (1974)
= Tin toys = (1974)
Captain Future (1978)
Il Etait Une Fois... L'Espace (1985)
Jumbo Machinder (1973)
Toylines (chronological order)
1973 Jumbo Machinder
1974 = Die-cast toys =
1974 = Tin toys =
1978 Captain Future
1985 Il Etait Une Fois... L'Espace
Company history
About Popy    
In the early 70's the parent company Bandai spun off the toy division Popy and allowed them to utilize an unproven toy material - die cast metal. That metal soon gained the trade name "Chogokin" or super metal alloy. Popy robots are often considered to be jewelry-like in their refinement and represent the pinnacle in engineering for die cast engineering in Japan. Much of the paintwork utilizes at least 4 colors and has an exacting glossy polished appearance. Chrome parts, transforming mechanisms, shooting fists, swords, axes, hidden compartments, and even magnets are used throughout the line. In the late 70's the United States was introduced to this masterful company with the "Shogun Warriors" toy line. Mattel re-packaged and distributed an assortment of the super-robots throughout the states.
From the News Archive
Bandai 2004 Soul of Popynica PX-03 - Akira - Kaneda's Bike - Diecast & PVC

Kaneda's Bike

Kaneda
Name Kaneda's Bike
Toy Line Soul of Popynica
Number PX-03
Manufacturer Bandai
Released 2004
Materials ABS, Diecast, PVC, Rubber
Scale
Category Chogokin, Vehicle
Series Akira
Designer Katsuhiro Otomo
Orig. Price ¥6,825
Kaneda
Posted 11/24/2007
Popy 1978 Ultraman - GA-94 King Joe

King Joe

King Joe
Name King Joe
Toy Line Chogokin
Number GA-94
Manufacturer Popy
Released 1978
Materials ABS, Diecast
Scale
Category Chogokin, Kaiju, Tokusatsu
Series Ultra Seven, Ultraman
Designer
Orig. Price ¥
Posted 10/27/2007
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