This seems to be a lucky week for vintage toy collectors!
On YJ Auction right now, seller besdirect is listing several highly sought-after, extremely rare toys for bid. Chogokin, Jumbo Machinder, Bull Mark, and more! Listings are ending soon (1-4 days), so make sure to set your timer, and don’t miss it!
A great find for Popy toys and Voltes V collectors!
Popy Large-scale Otorijima Big Falcon Base for Voltes V
(Voltes V on the left is not included in the set)
This is a SUPER RARE toy released from Popy. You rarely see this on eBay or Yahoo Japan Auction. It is even more difficult to find than Popynica Chogokin Big Falcon Base, which is already a rare item itself.
The five docks installed in this base can store Popy’s Volt Machines (sold separately), which makes it a neat way to display your Voltes V collection.
Since the auction photos don’t really show how it works, I pulled some photos from an external site to show what the inside looks like (please note this is not the same item as the one listed on the auction right now). These are photos taken by a collector from Fun to Toy.
You can see that it’s built almost like a parking lot for machines…
Inside the dock is decorated with cardboard, printed with interior patterns.
There aren’t many gimmicks to the base, but having an option to be able to dock individual Volt Machines in compartments makes it an attractive item to collectors.
Great item for Great Mazinger and Popy toy collectors!
There has been many toys featuring Great Mazinger’s Science Fortress in the past, but this set currently listed on Yahoo Japan Auction is one of the most highly acclaimed ones among them.
The set has many cool gimmicks and accessories. It includes two Brain Condor jets. You can dock Brain Condors inside the island and launch them as you wish. Missiles fire from the base’s front, and you can even launch a little Great Mazinger on the side.
The set includes:
A Great Mazinger
2 Venus A
4 Brain Condors
It’s listed from a seller with good reputation, and comes with an original box. Only 3 days left, so make sure to watch it!
Space Ironmen Kyodine is one of the many Toei tokusatsu sci-fi shows that ran on TV in 70s.
As the title suggests (kyodai means brothers), Kyodine are two cyborg brothers Skyzel and Grounzel who fight against invading alien army and protects Earth and their younger human brother.
Today we have three Popy Chogokin toys in great conditions featuring Kyodine brothers and their alternate, transformed look, Skyjet and Groun Missile!
All three toys are dead stock items. As you can see, there’re little dents in packaging but overall fantastic conditions. All are sold by the same seller with good reputation. Use this opportunity to get all three of them!
Update (04/10/2013): MANDARAKE BIG AUCTION has started. Check the list of all items being auctioned on Mandarake Auction Site!!
Mandarake – Japan’s largest used manga/anime vendors will begin its quarterly Big Auction through April 5th to April 17th this spring (Japan time).
MandarakeBig Auction (大オークション) is held every three months each year, and quite literally it is a HUGE auction specializing in highly collectible anime/manga/toys. There are approximately 1,500 rare and hard-to-find items auctioned each time. On their website Mandarake has a preview of a few selected items that are planned for auction.
WE CAN BID ON ANY MANDARAKE AUCTION ITEMS. If you have any items you are interested in bidding, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can discuss what and how you want to bid, and how much you want to bid up to, etc (10% Mandarake charges + Japanese tax + Rinkya Stores commission apply, see below for details). Feel free to ask any questions!
From the preview I’ve personally picked some items that I like to share with our Rinkya blog readers.
#1 Popy Chogokin Mazinger Z first edition
Height: 114mm | Including:protective sponge cover for the body, protective styrofoam for missiles, 2 punch hands, 6 missiles, a mint-condition instruction manual.
Mazinger Z first edition, the origin and a masterpiece of Chogokin series, is planned to be sold on auction. It is in a beautiful condition without any paint chips, damages on stickers, missing parts…It looks almost brand new. Starting bid is 2,000,000JPY.
In addition to Mazinger Z, they are putting a heavy focus on Go Nagai comics and related merchandise/items for this auction including life-scal Devil Man, Jumbo Machineders, some rare magazines, collected editions, encyclopedia of UFO Robot Grendizer, paper craft kits that came with magazines, etc.
#2 Revised rough drafts of Castle in the Sky, revised by Hayao Miyazaki.
#3 Original painting (genga) used for the cover jacket of Tetsujin No.28’s Asahi Sonorama sonosheet (Flexi disc).
#4 Vintage motorcycle tin toys One of the large featured collections in this season’s Big Auction also includes vintage tin-made mortorcycle toys. More than 150 tin motorcycles will be available on auction. Don’t miss out on it if you are collecting them!
#5 8-man B/W anime cel
#6 Jumbo Machineder Spartan K5
#7 Prince of Tennis autograph and original sketch by Takeshi Konomi
#8 Astroboy wooden truck toy
Extra fees: Please note that after the final closeout price, Mandarake charges 10% auction fee, 5% sales tax, and Rinkya will charge commission at Rinkya Stores rates (800 yen base, plus 100 yen per 1,000 after). Shipping not included. I recommend you read Rinkya Stores FAQ if it’s your first time using Stores service, and ask any questions via email if you like
You can check out more items on Mandarake’s web preview here. All items on Mandarake auction are checked and evaluated by their experienced specialists. Cels and gengas above 10,000 JPY are accompanied with certificates of authenticity (unless the original seller specifies not to). Contact us via email at email@example.com to request bidding on Mandarake Big Auction, discuss bidding prices, and ask questions if you have any! We’ll do our best to get you what you are looking for.
Tmashii Nations, Bandai’s collectible toy brand, presents an innovative and unique robot in collaboration with Disney’s most celebrated character: Mickey Mouse.
Chogokin Chogattai King Robot Mickey & Friends are 7 individual character figures that can be transformed and combined to form a one giant robot. The team members are: Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Pluto, and Steamboat Willie.
When you look close, you can see intricate details they put in making them.
For example, inside mecha Mickey’s eyes you can actually see a small Mickey Mouse piloting the robot… sweet!
They even made a really cool promotional video to go with it. It’s worth watching just for the transformation sequence.
Chogokin King Robot Mickey & Friends will start selling tomorrow (March 30th), but you can start pre-ordering from our Rinkya Store now!
Search for all chogokin items on Yahoo Japan auction, including old pre-Bandai lineup and current models.