One of the things I love almost as much as pro wrestling is action figures, so it is with some happiness that New Japan statues and toys are on their way to American shores.
First up is a super-detailed line of PVC statues featuring detailed likenesses of New Japan wrestlers. The only announced and revealed figure so far is Kazuchika Okada, but the Rainmaker is absolutely gorgeous in his trademark pose. Now here's hoping that one Mr. Nakamura will follow soon after.
In figures with articulation news, New Japan also has a series of super-deformed mini-figures on the way. These guys were actually released a couple years back but are only making their way over here recently, probably due to New Japan’s rising international popularity.
Each figure stands about 2.5 inches in height with a whopping three points of articulation. But they come with accessories like half a wrestling ring, Tenzan’s mask and title belts. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Satoshi Kojima and Hiroyoshi Tenzan will never be this cute again, folks.
Like most import toys, these will cost you a penny to pick up but all look pretty awesome, so if you are collector inclined check them out at your favorite import toy store.