Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Play Toy HK VINART Gatchaman 11-inch Tall Vinyl Figure Set (G1 - G5): Battle of the Planets!

Science Ninja Team Gatchaman (科学忍者隊ガッチャマン Kagaku Ninjatai Gatchaman) is a five-member superhero team composed of the main characters of several anime created by Tatsuo Yoshida, originally produced in Japan by Tatsunoko Productions and later adapted into several English-language versions. The team is also known as Gatchaman.

The original series, produced in 1972, was eponymously entitled Kagaku Ninja Tai Gatchaman and is best known in the English-speaking world as the adaptation entitled Battle of the Planets (1978). The series had additional English adaptations with G-Force: Guardians of Space (1986).

This is Play Toy HK VINART Gatchaman 11-inch Tall Vinyl Figures (G1 - G5). The Vinyl Figure comes with main body, removable mask and weapon. Most are approximately 11 inches tall except for G4 Jinpei, the Swallow, who is about ten or eleven years old. The rest of the team are in their late teens.

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VINART Gatchaman Ken Vinyl Figure - G1 / the Eagle. Ken Washio (鷲尾 健 Washio Ken), a pilot, is a leader of the Science Ninja Team. "Gatchaman" designates the team leader. Ken's father disappeared during a flight, becoming Red Impulse. Ken did not know his father, and was raised by Dr. Nambu. He is called Mark in Battle of the Planets. His Weapon is the Razor Sonic boomerang. His mecha is an airplane.

VINART Gatchaman Joe Vinyl Figure - G2 / the Condor. Joe Asakura (ジョー 浅倉) is an Italian of Japanese descent. A race car driver, he is a sub-leader of the team. Joe was born George Asakura (ジョージ 浅倉 Jōji Asakura), the son of Giuseppe Asakura and his wife Caterina (members of Galactor, who were killed by a Galactor rose bomb when they tried to escape). Dr. Nambu rescued the boy, named him Jō to hide him from Galactor and raised him as his son. He is called Jason in Battle of the Planets. His Weapon is the Harpoon pistol, and also the shuriken. His mecha is a Race Car.

VINART Gatchaman Jun Vinyl Figure - G3 / the Swan. Jun (ジュン) is an American of Japanese descent. Raised in an orphanage, her last name is not disclosed in the anime. In her free time, she enjoys riding her motorcycle and runs Snack Bar J. She is called Princess in Battle of the Planets. Her Weapon is the Yo-yo. Her mecha is the Motorcycle.

VINART Gatchaman Ryu Vinyl Figure - G5 / the Owl. Ryu Nakanishi, a fisherman's son, is the manager of a yacht harbor and the main pilot of God Phoenix. He is the only person in the team who has a family (parents and a younger brother). He is called Tiny Harper in Battle of the Planets. His Weapon is the Harpoon pistol, but mostly fists. His mecha is God Phoenix.

VINART Gatchaman Jinpei Vinyl Figure - G4 / the Swallow. Jinpei (甚平) was also an orphan, and grew up with Jun. His last name is not disclosed in the anime either, and he lives in Snack Bar J with Jun. He is called Keyop in Battle of the Planets. His Weapon is Bolas. His mecha is a dunebuggy.

Release date: Q3 2016

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