Guan Yu, aka Yunchang, was a general serving under the warlord Liu Bei in the late Eastern Han dynasty of China. He played a significant role in the civil war that led to the collapse of the Han dynasty and the establishment of the state of Shu Han in the Three Kingdoms period, of which Liu Bei was the first emperor. Guan is respected as an epitome of loyalty and righteousness.
Guan was deified as early as the Sui dynasty and is still worshipped by many Chinese people today, especially in southern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and among many overseas Chinese communities. He is a figure in Chinese folk religion, popular Confucianism, Taoism, and Chinese Buddhism, and small shrines to Guan are almost ubiquitous in traditional Chinese shops and restaurants. He is often reverently called Guan Gong (Lord Guan) and Guan Di (Emperor Guan).
No descriptions of Guan Yu's physical appearance exist in historical records, but his beard was mentioned in the Sanguozhi. Traditionally, he is portrayed as a red-faced warrior with a long lush beard. Guan Yu is traditionally depicted wearing a green robe over his body armour. Supposedly, Guan Yu's weapon was a guan dao named Green Dragon Crescent Blade, which resembled a glaive and was said to weigh 82 catties (about 18.25 kg or 40 lbs).
Inflames Toys together with Newsoul Toys will be releasing this 1/6 scale The Spirit of Chinese Civilisation Guan Yunchang 12-inch figure and it certainly looks amazing. Scroll down to see the pictures.
Looks really nice! But you may need to consult with a Feng Shui master re: where best to display the figure in your home. You know, just in case! :-)
Better than 303toys?
Don't know if they are better but at least a different offering to spice things up :)
this looks better than 303 toys, but the price is steep! temptation!
where to get it..i like to have it
You can try TFH (link: http://www.tfh.com.sg/product-details.php?p=7429)
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