One Sword, One christmas, Many Memories

SST Lazer Sword.  Manufactured by Super Sonic Toys of L.A. Calif.  This was the competitor of the Star Wars Lightsaber
SST Lazer Sword. Manufactured by Super Sonic Toys of L.A. Calif. This was the competitor of the Star Wars Lightsaber

¬† ¬†So picture this… it’s christmas 1977. I am 7 years, 7 months old. My future wife, Misty, is 5 months old. Star Wars is still the number one subject on my mind. It was a dark time in the world of Star Wars. There were many items to read, look at and listen to, but toys were nowhere to be found. The closest thing to toys were models and paper crafting books.

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#Shogun Warriors Utility Belt

#Shogun Warriors Utility Belt

   I had this set back in the day and I still have the fondest memories of it. The belt, gun & communicator were pretty standard and can be found molded in different colors on several Batman sets and others. The winners of this set were the Raideen bird missile shuriken, the Dragun battle-ax and the Great Mazinga sword. My set came from a trip to the Rancho Cordova, California, Pay-Less store one summer. This utility belt set fueled weeks of giant robot role play and I am proud to report that no even alien or terrestrial menace took over the neighborhood on my watch that Summer.