was told this catalog came with a Popy Raydeen, if so, then
why the HUGE picture of Grandizer on the front? It actually looks
like it is more of an advertisement for jumbos in general and attachment
arms in specific. It's also a little bigger size wise and smaller
page count wise so perhaps it was just an additional toss in catalog.
Either way it's still damn cool... Please excuse my nonsensical
rants about these things, sooner or later we'll get the legendary
ALT to tell us what they *really* say!
FRONT COVER (top
JUMBO LINE UP (right)
(L-R) Getta Poseidon, Raydeen, Grandizer, Getta
Dragon, Getta Liger
The super interesting thing about this picture is that the Grandizer
and Dragun seem to be of prototypes, rather than actual production
pieces. They might not even be Polyethylene, possibly carved out
of clay or wood. This happened a lot on boxes where they would take
pictures of the prototypes to get the printing going and then ended
up making some changes to the figures before they were mass produced
so the images on the box looked slightly different than the toys.
See Getta III for a great example
of this. In this case, Grandizers arms are all zig-zaggy and shaped
differently, and his waist is blue rather than yellow. On Dragun,
check out those wacky hip stickers..
(left, second from top)
Here's a really good shot of almost all of the Arm Attachments.
Both the XX & ZZ Series. If these look cool and you want to
know more about them, be sure to check out the article
"attach this" we wrote about them.
JUMBO ARM CASTLE
(left, third from top)
ZZ-8 was this "castle" with all kinds of jumbo arms sticking
out of it so you could stick all of your arms on it and make a very
fortress. I think this is a mail- in coupon
for it but I could be very wrong.
GRANDIZER'S SPACER (right
Another Mail-In special was the spacer for Grandizer.
Popy gave away a ton of these every month for a long time yet it's
still a pretty rare piece, maybe because of the size (it's huge)
lots of them got thrown out by parents when the kids moved out,
maybe because it's so damn cool that a lot of kids kept it after
they grew up. Who knows exactly. Check out Grandizers
Profile for more info and actual pics of it!
CONTEST FORM (left
I think Matt Alt said this is some kind of a
mail-in for for the Jumbo Coffin Box Holder Thing. And yes that
is the official name. Check out Catalog
#3 for more pics of that. Aparently this is a survey form asking
what are you favorite arm attachments, your favorite Jumbos, your
favorite chogokin, your favorite popynica, etc.. so then after you
finished pouring your heart out you'd mail this in and popy would
choose a few each month and send them some free arm attachments
and the coffin box. Unfortunatly the contest expired in 1978.
BACK COVER (right