Sunday, September 19, 2010

ACI Toys 1/6 Vladimir Putin, Judo Master Preview

Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: Владимир Владимирович Путин [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr vlɐˈdʲimʲɪrəvʲɪtɕ ˈputʲɪn] born 7 October 1952) served as the second President of the Russian Federation and is the current Prime Minister of Russia, as well as chairman of United Russia and Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Russia and Belarus. [source: wiki]

Though he is not the first world leader to practice judo, Putin is the first leader to move forward into the advanced levels. Currently, Putin holds a 6th dan (red/white belt) and is best known for his Harai Goshi (sweeping hip throw). Putin earned Master of Sports (Soviet and Russian sport title) in Judo in 1975 and in Sambo in 1973.

And from ACI Toys comes this 1/6 scale 12-inch Vladimir Putin in Judogi. Judogi is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used for Judo practice and competition.

A judogi comprises three parts usually cut from different styles of fabric, a very heavy uwagi or jacket, a lighter canvas style zubon or pants, and a cotton obi or belt.

This 1:6 scale Judogi even comes with flag and embroidered name

Although not the first world leader to be done in 1/6 scale, he'll make a nice addition to what's already available out there and join up with Barack and Bush :)


Anonymous said...

ACI originally planned to have it in their "Men in Suit" series in June 2009 but they now changed the plan. Collectors may buy a set modern suit to make a simple kitbash. With Lenin (H2W), Stalin (Wild Toys) and now Putin (ACI), I can establish an iron curtain on the other side of my cabinet (vs. Bush (BBI), Obama (DID/HT), Reagan and Clinton (both Talking President). Cool !

alex teo said...

thanks for the input :) certainly would be nice to see all your presidents/world leaders in a group picture CHEERS

Covenant said...

That is freakin' creepy!

alex teo said...

Like LOTR Gollum creepy? Ha Ha