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Toylines
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.
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