From a British assassin who is licensed to kill (see earlier post HERE) to a Japanese hired killer...
Golgo 13 is a manga series written and illustrated by Takao Saito, published in Shogakukan's Big Comic magazine since January 1969. In 1975, the manga won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga. The series follows the titular character, a professional assassin for hire, Mr Duke Togo.
This is 3R x Fewture 1:6 scale Golgo 13 Duke Togo 12-inch Assassin For Hire Action Figure which was released not too long ago (mentioned briefly HERE in my March 2013 HAUL). Duke Togo (デューク・東郷), or as he is more widely known, "Golgo 13", is a M16 bearing assassin who will take on any job for the right price. Anyone can hire him, including private citizens and world governments. If he's not bedding women he's infiltrating a hostile country, waiting hours for the perfect shot in the most extreme conditions. Golgo 13 is just as adept in the urban jungle. Those who deal with him must make sure not to cross the Duke or they might find themselves the target of his rifle.
The rather large packaging opens to reveal the fully dressed figure in the main tray with his Khaki greatcoat / trench coat packed separately. His disassembled M16 rifle in stored in a gun case.
Here's the 3R x Fewture 1:6 scale Golgo 13 Duke Togo 12-inch Assassin For Hire Action Figure straight out of the box, dressed in all black suit with gray shirt and red tie, black socks and shoes.
Hot Toys had released their version of Duke Togo / Golgo 13 before but it was way too costly. I was thinking "no movie tie-up" and yet so expensive so I had to let it go because I just felt that the Hot Toys version just wasn't value-for-money :( This time around, this seems much more affordable.
Scroll down to see the close-up pictures of the 3R x Fewture Golgo 13 Duke Togo 1:6 scale head sculpt and lots of other pictures as well
Other 1/6 scale accessories included with the 3R x Fewture 1:6 scale Golgo 13 Duke Togo 12-inch figure set: Khaki greatcoat / trench coat, M16 rifle taken apart and stored in rifle carrying case, 3 watches, four extra hands and figure display stand.
Close-up view of the three watches included. I still don't know why they included 3 watches when one would have been sufficient.
Here's a look at the disassembled M16 rifle with sniper scope stored in the metal gun carrying case. The M16 is not exactly the preferred choice for sniping so Duke Togo must have a thing for it.
Weapon parts removed from the rifle case and shown: M16 upper receiver and lower receiver plus 30-round magazine and sniper scope. The Skynet produced 1/6 scale Golgo 13 Duke Togo 12-inch figure which I got in 1999 came with an insanely cool stripped down M16 that was broken into eight parts: Rifle butt, sniper scope, upper receiver, bolt carrier group, lower receiver, rifle barrel with front sight, hand guard and 20-round rifle magazine. Check out the pictures HERE
Assembled M16 rifle with sniper scope with metal rifle carrying case and metal figure display stand
3R x Fewture 1:6 scale Golgo 13 Duke Togo 12" Assassin For Hire Action Figure armed with his M16 rifle. Scroll down to see more pictures
NEXT: 3R x Fewture 1:6 scale Golgo 13 Duke Togo 12-inch Assassin For Hire Action figure with his Khaki greatcoat / trench coat
Check out the 1999 released Skynet 12-inch Golgo 13 Duke Togo 1/6 scale figure I had posted earlier HERE with a fully stripped down miniature M16 assault rifle which could be assembled - pretty neat!