Friday, December 2, 2011

54. VOLTES V, MAZINGER Z, & DAIMOS STICKERS from the Past


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.























































31 comments:

  1. Does anyone know what is the name/title of the japanese animation series on the 7th image from the bottom. specifically the image on the center.
    Thank you.

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    1. that's Combattra or Combattler V. Voltes V's predecessor ;)

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  2. What a beautiful and nostalgic collection! Like you I am a big fan of these 70s anime robot cartoons long before these Dragonball and Ghost Fighter.
    I never got to know the ending of Voltes V because of Marcos' ban, until only in the 1990s when I watched in the cinema the complete Voltes V series (I think it was in 1991 when it was shown in the cinemas).
    Thank you for sharing. Brings back so many good memories of the olden times.

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    1. I like Gigantor he is the mighty flying robot & guardian of the future defender of world peace is my favorite cartoon show on ABC 5/TV5 from the 1960's & 1970's era. Thanks! From:Wayne

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  3. Btw,I also love the entrance song of Daimos and its lovely romantic ending song ( similar to the ending song of Voltes V)

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  4. Hi Anonymous,
    Sorry I am not familiar with Japanese animation series on the 7th image from the bottom. Maybe someone can help us identifying it.

    Hi Dennis,
    Thanks for your comments. It is nice to reminisce on our childhood days. Kahit tumatanda na eh isip bata pa rin. Gusto ko din si Daimos, crush ko dati si Erica ang leading lady in Richard . Minsan mag laro tayo ng tex cards. LOL.
    Ed

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    1. panalo bro! klasik!super robots & live action japanime.was in grade school when i had my share of those..kaya lang dinikit ko lahat sa workbooks/notebooks ko dati tsk!:(

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    2. Voltes V bagong robot superhero galing sa Japan kapalit ni Mightor at Moby Dick okey ba??? Salamat Po! Wayne

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    3. Si Gigantor ang pinakamagaling na robot ipinalabas sa ABC 5/TV5 noong 1960's at 1970's noong araw bago mag-martial law sa Pilipinas dahil isinara ni Pang. Ferdinand Marcos noong 45 na taong nakaraan. Salamat Po! Wayne

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  5. Hi Ed. Great post! I loved VOLTES V. My original die cast was the ULTIMATE! I wish I still had it. Before I left Mla, I was thinking of looking for another one. Michelle O.

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  6. Hi Michelle... thanks for your comment. I am sure you can still get a Vintage Voltes V toy on eBay or in Greenhills. Happy Holidays. Ed

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    1. I like Transformers a group of refugees from Cybertron became freedom fighters led by Optimus Prime & his Autobots protector of mankind against Decepticons led by Megatron & his minions try to conquer the world Autobots save the world over the Decepticons Optimus Prime & his army remain on earth as protectors of peace. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

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  7. the 7th photo.. is that the one shaking hands? the one on the left is great mazinger(with a V in his chest) and the one on the right is the getter robot(first version).

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  8. Wow that's a lot! Its good to know that you are also a fan of Voltes V and Mazinger Z. It's also fun collecting such valuable items. Like me, I always surf online at PIJ and it's also in this site where most of my Mazinger super alloy collections came from.

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    1. Thanks Markcer for your compliments. You can also follow me in FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinoy-Kollektor/225049194225774

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  9. I enjoy your blog post. It’s awesome! It includes helpful tips. Additionally, it has a nice layout. We appreciate your sharing it around. I will return for many more updates. I just ordered these consoles at PIJ! I’m excited! I’m going to have these in week! http://bit.ly/Voltes

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    1. Hi voltes V, I saw your site PIJ... May I ask how can you buy from that site. Most of the sellers accept bank deposit to Japanese Banks and ship only to Japan. Do they accept PAYPAL? Is there a third party who can facilitate payment and mailing here in the Philippines?

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    2. Pinoy Kollektor, yup they accept paypal. bumili na kasi ako before sa kanila eh. Hmm. third party? Wala ata eh. basta bumili lang ako sa knila via Paypal. Mabilis ang shipping and maganda ang packaging :)

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    3. I want to collect toy robots soldiers & vehicles from Japanese television shows & comics from Japan became a popular culture throughout the world. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

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  10. Nice post and great anime of Grendizer. All anime of this post looking great.Thanks for sharing this.I just got Grendizer super alloy from PIJ. This link for your help http://bit.ly/Grendizeralloy

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    1. I am the big fan of anime my favorite is Gigantor/Tersujin 28 a super flying robot & defender of peace & protector of the future.Thanks! From:Wayne

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  11. Wow i never thought Voltes V diecast toy robot was expensive that time, my brothers and I should really be grateful to our parents for giving us that toy as a gift

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    1. You are very lucky that your parents gave you a Voltes V toy. I hope you were able to preserve it

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  12. I would just like to share this email

    Hi Ed,

    Thanks for sharing your collection, it was really nice to see those old super robot advertisements again, I can honestly say na wala ako nyan, pa-copy na lang :)
    But I do have some of the stuff posted in your site (and I thought I was the only one who kept and never applied the stickers nor colored their Purefoods coloring books). Heck, I even have the plastic stickers that came free inside Chippys & Cheese Curls!
    Even upto now, my (and my brother's) Questors, HK super robot comic books, and pocketbooks are still covered in plastic.
    I noticed you don't have the old Shogun Warriors comics series from Marvel, those would be a cool addition to your collection.

    Like yours, our school also had a "Mang Ruben," although in female form. Even though her prices escape me, I still have her stickers, some loose, some sheets completely intact.

    I remember having those rub on stickers and tex back then, but now, only the Lotte baggie and a few texs remain.
    I think I still have the Mazinger & Voltes playing cards though. Last time I saw them, they were in their cardboard boxes.

    Also, thank you for posting your die-casts, like you, I am also fond of Japanese toys, not just Voltes V ... BTW, I am drawn to your ST Camp Big Falcon.

    I haven't thought of scanning all my collection, but since visiting your site, it might be a good idea after all.
    And if I may, share some pics I used sometime ago for my FB page...

    Its great to meet people that not only appreciate but also share and preserve what is dear to our childhood.
    Thanks!

    And if I'm not mistaken, one of the characters from the 7th image (from the bottom) is Yatterman.

    DV

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  13. some of my robot comic collection. got mine when I was in Japan several years ago. saw them in a corner of a small manga store next to the train station in Sayama City.
    owner suggested that i get a whole series of mazinger z containing around 15 books. he was selling them as a group. could not cram them in my suitcase so i only got 4 copies that were sold as loose items. sayang kung hindi lang mabigat ang magbuhat!

    http://i47.tinypic.com/11lmlp4.jpg
    http://i45.tinypic.com/153mq9l.jpg
    http://i47.tinypic.com/9k9w9g.jpg
    http://i47.tinypic.com/2006z4j.jpg

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    1. I am the big fan of comics & superheroes I like Marvel Superheroes & Justice League that's all my favorite comic heroes in films television animated series & media in popular culture throughout the world. Thanks! From:Wayne

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  14. Huhuhu i cried when I saw these stickers..I used to have them when I was a kid also..we bought it in cubao circa 1978...thanks bro..

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    1. They are collector cards & stickers featuring anime superheroes & robots in popular culture brought from Japan became popular throughout the world. Thanks! From:Wayne

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  15. Great vintage stickers from the 80's.
    To all nostalgic lovers, email me at holidayland@hotmail.com if you want to buy super robot stickers.

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    1. I am the big fan of classic anime my favorite is Gigantor/Tetsujin 28 animated scifi robot series aired since 1964-66 based from the novel by Mitsuteru Yokoyama creator of the animated robot series in films
      television comics/manga & media aired on ABC 5/TV5 during the 1960's & 1970's at the time & its my favorite flying robot before Voltes V Power Rangers Transformers & more. Thanks for the information. From:Wayne

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