(1982-83)
The original series of ten figures, mainly drawn from Popy's DX Chogokin range. The exceptions were some Popinika components for the larger robots, and the even larger Tetsujin 28, the only released figure from the Choginzoku line.

Name

Size
Features Origin Notes

Combattra
DX
Splits into five modules - Battle Jet, Battle Clasher, Battle Tank, Battle Marine, Battle Craft 1976 PA-78/79/80/81/82 DX Combattler V from Cho-denji Robo Combattler V Previously issued in America as part of Mattel's Shogun Warriors line.

Daltanias
DX
Splits into three modules - Atlaus, Beralios, Gunper 1979 GB-01/GB-02/PB-81 DX Daltanias from Future Robo Daltanias  

Gardian
DX
Splits into three robots - Garbin, Delinger, Protteser 1979 GB-09/GB-10/GB-11 DX Gardian from Gordian Warrior Reviewed here. Later retooled as the Machine Robo Baikanfu figure.

God Marz
DX
Splits into five robots - God Gaian, Majin Sphinx, Majin Titan, Majin Uranus, Majin Shin, Majin Rah 1981 GB-68 DX Godmars from Six God Combination Godmars Reviewed here.

Godsigma
DX
Splits into three robots - Thunder King, Earth King, Ocean King 1980 GB-18/GB-19/GB-20 DX God Sigma from Space Emperor God Sigma Reviewed here.

Goggle V
DX
Splits into three vehicles - Goggle Jet, Goggle Tank, Goggle Dump 1982 GB-70 DX Goggle Robo from Dai Sentai Goggle V Reviewed here.

Golion
DX
Splits into five lions - Black Lion, Green Lion, Red Lion, Blue Lion, Yellow Lion 1981 GB-36 DX Golion from King of Beasts Golion Reviewed here. Re-released in 1984 as part of Matchbox's Voltron line.

Sun Vulcan
DX
Splits into two robots - Cozmo Vulcan, Bull Vulcan 1981 GB-32 DX Sun Vulcan from Taiyou Sentai Sun Vulcan  

Tetsujin 28
DX
Removable body parts show inner workings 1981 SG-01 Tetsujin 28 from New Tetsujin 28-go  

Voltes V
DX
Splits into five units - Crewzer, Bomber, Panzer, Frigate, Lander 1977 PB-01/02/03/04/05 DX Voltes V from Cho-denji Machine Voltes V  


(1984)


The second range featured the first introduction of ST Chogokin to the line, in an attempt to lower the price of figures and hook fans. Also issued were the first vehicles from the Big Scale Ships range of playsets. There was considerable attention paid to tying figures together - I guess the marketing logic was a kid might give the ST Dynaman a go, like it, get the DX as it must be even better, then decide to get a Dyjupiter to go with it. A number of Series I figures were included in Series II assortments, some in changed packaging.


Name

Size
Features Origin Notes

Biodragon
V
Transport for DX Bio Man 1984 Big Scale Ships Biodragon from Choudenshi Bioman  

Bio Man
ST
Transforms into Biojet 1984 GC-12 ST Bio Robo from Choudenshi Bioman  

Bio Man
DX
Splits into two units - Bio Jet 1, Bio Jet 2 1984 GC-13 DX Bio Robo from Choudenshi Bioman Reviewed here.

Daidenjin
ST
Transforms into Denjin Spaceport 1980 GB-14 DX Daidenjin from Denshi Sentai Denjiman Reviewed here.

Daimos
DX
Transforms into Tranzer 1978 GA-85 DX Daimos from Tôshô Daimos Reviewed here.

Daitetsujin 17
ST
Transforms into Flying Fortress 17 1977 GA-81 DX Daitetsujin 17 from Daitetsujin 17 Reviewed here.

Dyjupiter
V
Transport for DX Dynaman 1984 Big Scale Ships Dyjupiter from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman  

Dynaman
ST
Transforms into Dyna Mobile or Dyna Garry 1983 GB-97 ST Dyna Robo from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman Reviewed here.

Dynaman
DX
Splits into three vehicles - Dyna Mach, Dyna Mobile, Dyna Garry 1983 GB-96 DX Dyna Robo from Kagaku Sentai Dynaman Reviewed here.

Leopardon
DX
Transforms into Marveller 1978 GA-90 DX Leopaldon from Spider-Man Reviewed here.


(1985)


As the line's ongoing commercial failure began to really bite (and Chogokin sales began to fall in Japan), Bandai issued fewer new figures, although a plethora of reissues from Series I and II once again joined the line in updated packaging.


Name

Size
Features Origin Notes

Abega
V
Seperates into three transforming units - Alpha Jet/Robot, Beta Jet/Robot, Gamma Jet/Robot 1983 PC-39 DX New Super Abega from Lightspeed ElectroGod Albegas Reviewed here.

Laserion
ST
Poseable 1984 GC-15 ST Laserion from Video Warrior Laserion Reviewed here.

Laserion
DX
Separates into exo-skeleton and endo-skeleton/space ship 1984 GC-17 DX Laserion from Video Warrior Laserion Reviewed here.

Machine Dolphin
V
Transforms into Dolphin Jet or Dolphin Robot; comes with Machine Man figure 1983 PC-43 DX Machine Dolphin from Seiun Kamen Machine Man Reviewed here.

Vavilos
ST
Transforms into V Spaceship 1984 GC-16 DX Vavilos from Uchuu Keiji Shaider Reviewed here.

Vavilos
DX
Transforms into V Spaceship or Big Magnum 1984 GC-20 DX Vavilos from Uchuu Keiji Shaider Reviewed here.



(1986)


Bandai as a last ditch effort renamed the line for its' final series, trying to make it sound a little more action-and-adventure, I guess. Four years of figures being drastically discounted hadn't been lost on Bandai, however, who only issued a small handful of new figures.


Name

Size
Features Origin Notes

Daileon
DX
Transforms into Daileon Base 1985 GC-29 DX Daileon from Kyojuu Tokusou Juspion  

Dancougar
ST
Feet separate to become Cougar Tank and Liger Tank 1985 GC-31 ST Dancougar from Dancougar - Super Beast Machine God  

Dancougar
DX
Separates into four transforming units - Eagle Robot, Mammoth Robot, Cougar Robot, Liger Robot 1985 GC-30 DX Dancougar from Dancougar - Super Beast Machine God Reviewed here.

Goggle Caesar
V
Transport for DX Goggle V 1983 Big Scale Ships Goggle Caesar from Dai Sentai Goggle V  


I'm not sure on a lot about these little figures. They were 3" tall non-transforming versions of 1970s Chogokin characters, presumably sold as pocket money toys by Popy. At some point, probably early on (though the packaging doesn't actually bear any dates), they were issued as part of Godaikin. All six of the figures had been previously issued by Mattel as Shogun Warriors Collectors Figures .

The Godaikin cards also didn't carry any individual names so where a Godaikin name doesn't exist (two characters were only issued in this form for the line) I've used the Japanese one. In terms of look and colours, most of these bear only a passing resemblance to the characters they are based on.


Name

Origin

Combattra

From Cho-denji Robo Combattler V

Daitetsujin 17

From Daitetsujin 17

Grendizer

From UFO Robo Grendizer

Leopardon

From Spider-Man

Mazinger Z

From Mazinger Z

Voltes V

From Cho-denji Machine Voltes V

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