Miyamoto Musashi was a Japanese swordsman and samurai famed for his duels and distinctive style. Musashi, as he was often simply known, became renowned through stories of his excellent swordsmanship in numerous duels, even from a very young age. He was the founder of the Hyoho Niten Ichi-ryu style of swordsmanship and the author of The Book of Five Rings, a book on strategy, tactics, and philosophy that is still studied today.
First there was the Crazy Owners Historical Series COF-011 - 宫本武藏 Miyamoto Musashi 1:6 scale 12-inch Samurai figure (previewed HERE). Now ASMUS TOYS (never heard of them until now) has released pictures of their interpretation of 宮本武藏 / Miyamoto Musashi rendered in 1/6 scale. Me thinks this one is way cooler than the Crazy Owners' version.
The 12-inch Miyamoto Musashi includes: a Fully articulated male body, Customed Base with dynamic interactive theme, A tree trunk, A pair of Die-Cast Metal samurai sword, A wooden sword, An Aged back-pack, 3 pairs of swapping hands, Full weathered traditional Japanese samurai clothing, A wide-brimmed rain hat with installed magnet and A wooden sculpted demon god scuplture.
The HS looks much better than the Crazy Owners' version too.