These Super Robot stickers became so popular from 1978 up to the early 80's. Every kid during those days would know very well these robot cartoons that were televised after school hours. Who would forget - Voltes V, Mazinger Z, Mekanda, Grendizer, Dangard Ace, Star Rangers, Balatak, and G-Force?
During my childhood days, I would buy them from Mang Ruben the vendor near the front gates of our school in St. James Academy, Malabon. A whole sticker was cut into smaller pieces and depending on size it was sold for 20 - 35 centavos for the small ones, 50 - 90 centavos for the average sized stickers and 3-4 pesos for a whole page. The more popular stickers like Voltes V and Mazinger Z would command a higher price than the unknown robot stickers.
|Voltes V Sticker|
There are many strange looking robots and characters which were new to me because I am only familiar with the ones shown on TV. Looking at these stickers I would wonder what is the relations of Great Mazinger with Mazinger Z … are they brothers or the latter’s father? What is the relationship Voltes V with Combattler V? They look the same and their individual spaceship looks alike. Then the dreaded thing happened, Pres. Marcos, the dictator of the Philippines, cancelled all these shows. I have so many questions then that were left unanswered. By looking at these stickers, all I can do is imagine a story on what happened with my favorite robots.
I was lucky enough that a friend shared these and sold it to me. These stickers are great and fan reminder of my past and I would like to share them with you.