Friday, October 7, 2016

Pangaea Toy PG-06 1/6th scale Samurai General 12-inch action figure from The Last Samurai film

The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic historical war film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well as Ken Watanabe, Shin Koyamada, Tony Goldwyn, Hiroyuki Sanada, Timothy Spall, and Billy Connolly.

Tom Cruise portrays a formerly retired officer (US Army Captain Nathan Algren) of the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment, whose personal and emotional conflicts bring him into contact with samurai warriors in the wake of the Meiji Restoration in 19th Century Japan. The film's plot was inspired by the 1877 Satsuma Rebellion led by Saigō Takamori, and the westernization of Japan by foreign powers, though in the film the United States is portrayed as the primary force behind the push for westernization. To a lesser extent it is also influenced by the stories of Jules Brunet, a French army captain who fought alongside Enomoto Takeaki in the earlier Boshin War and Frederick Townsend Ward, an American mercenary who helped Westernize the Chinese army by forming the Ever Victorious Army.

From Pangaea Toy:
We are proud to introduce our new general, SAMURAI GENERAL. Samurai was the military nobility in Japan during the Shogunate. SAMURAI GENERAL is featuring a newly developed head sculpt with rooted hair, formal kimono, detailed sculpted Japanese armor with gauntlets and greaves, sword with metal blade and sidearm.

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Pangaea Toy PG-06 1/6th scale Samurai General 12-inch action figure FEATURES: Authentic sculpted head with rooted hair, ACI TOYS Body "EDWARD" with 30 points of articulations, 4 interchangeable armored hands. COSTUME: SHITAGI (underclothing), KOSODE (robe), HAKAMA (trousers), pair of KYAHAN (legging), pair of WARAJI (straw sandals).

Armor: DO (cuirass) with WATAGAMI (shoulder armors) and 7 KUSAZURI (tassets), 1 TATE-ERI (armored collar), pair of SODE (shoulder guards), pair of KOTE (sleeve armors), HAIDATE (thigh guard), pair of SUNEATE (shin armors) with TATEAGE (knee guards)

Weapons: UCHIGATANA (die-cast metal blade with plastic handle), WAKIZASHI (side inserted sword)

Pre order of SAMURAI GENERAL will start on 7th October, 2016.


Kaltier said...

Very nice. When can i preorder this alex? " iz wazza goo death "

Alex Teo said...

So far The Little Box has it on pre-order >