Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hot Toys City Hunter: Saeko Nogami Collectible Figure PREVIEW

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City Hunter (シティーハンター, Shitī Hantā) is a hardboiled manga series written and illustrated by Tsukasa Hojo, published by Shueisha in the Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1985 to 1991. The series follows the exploits of Ryo Saeba, a "sweeper" or private detective who works to rid Tokyo of crime, and Kaori Makimura, a tomboyish girl who manages Ryo's business affairs. Their "City Hunter" business is an underground jack-of-all-trades operation, contacted by writing the letters "XYZ" on a blackboard at Shinjuku Station. [source: wiki]

Saeko Nogami (野上冴子, Nogami Saeko) is a Tokyo police detective who often uses the City Hunter team to do her job for her. Saeko is the daughter of the chief of police.

Hot Toys Comic Masterpiece Series CMS03 City Hunter: 1/6th scale Saeko Nogami Collectible Figure. Product Specifications: The 1/6th scale Saeko Nogami collectible figure specially features: Authentic and detailed realization of the Saeko Nogami character from the City Hunter manga series with Newly developed head sculpt, Detailed hair sculpture, TrueType body with 28 points of articulation that stands approximately 28 cm tall, Three (3) pairs of interchangeable palms including: One (1) pair of palms for mini-knives holding, One (1) pair of relaxed palms, One (1) right palm for hammer holding, One (1) left palm for gun holding. Each head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume: One (1) white jacket, One (1) purple long-sleeve V-neck shirt, One (1) black skirt, One (1) pair of tights with garter belt, One (1) pair of underpants, One (1) pair of dark blue high heels

Weapons: One (1) “Anti-Mokkori” 100-Ton Hammer, Six (6) mini-knives with holder, Two (2) pistols with leather-like holster, One (1) pair of handcuffs

Accessories: One (1) pearl-like necklace, Figure stand with Saeko Nogami nameplate in Japanese and manga title logo

And here are pictures of the pair of them, Hot Toys 1:6 scale Ryo Saeba and Saeko Nogami standing side by side. Is Hot Toys trying to muscle in to Medicom's territory? Medicom has been the king of 1:6 scale anime and manga 12-inch figures for the longest time. At least Hot Toys' prices are much more affordable!

Artists: Head Sculpted by Hiroki Hayashi, Head Painted by JC.HONG, Head Art Directed by YULLI, Costume Design by Hai Lim

Release date: Q4 2011
**Prototype shown, final product may be slightly different
For sale in Japan and Hong Kong only

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