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But does it come with a tiny

But does it come with a tiny Vic Morrow?

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Posted by VF5SS on 15 July, 2015 - 16:45
At least we knew what this one was

Weirdly in 1978 this was about the only thing from those Shogun Warrior Vehicles that we knew what it was and had been exposed to its movie. (astonishingly Message From Space actually got a major US theatrical release... which might explain why we really stopped getting Japanese imports until the age of VHS...).

Anyway the Liabe was a pretty fun toy if you had seen the movie and knew the ships. No Vic Morrow required. It was rather normal compared to some of the other Shogun vehicles. Does anyone remember the 'Sky Jet"? The Liabe seemed positively normal and sleek by comparison.

I'm still heartbroken. One day in 1978-79 my Grandmother dragged me along with her to a department store that was having a going out of business sale, in Queens, NY. I forget the name of the place. But right there on the shelf in front of me, marked down to around 50 cents each were the plastic model kits of the 3 Message from Space ships and a gorgeous Battle of the Planets Phoenix. I had never seen these models before. I would never see them again. And Grandma would not let me get such stupid scifi things and insisted I get some airplanes and cars :_(. At least I was able to reach a compromise/trick her and ended up with some of Aurora's last SF offerings, which all looked like planes to her. But still I had the God Phoenix in my hands.... :_(

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Posted by faelon on 16 July, 2015 - 02:24
 
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