Tuesday, July 3, 2007

robin menko

Menko card of Robin from RAINBOW SOLDIER ROBIN, from my small collection of Menko cards.

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Menko cards are a Japanese phenomenon, a baseball card type of thing that are used in a flip card game popular among Japanese schoolchildren from the 40s until the 80s.

Rainbow Soldier Robin is of course the 1966 Toei black and white television cartoon created by Shotaro Ishinomori.

Fun fact: I bought my Menko cards from Bob "Flaming Carrot" Burden at an Atlanta convention sometime in the 1980s.

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