Thursday, January 28, 2016

Figured Out: Shinsuke Nakamura in plastic form

I have a love for action figures and statuettes. Always have, probably always will. Japan has a love for ultra detailed figures and statues of their own right. Last year, New Japan Pro Wrestling once again got in on the action as they debuted the Purokaku Heroes series with Kazuchika Okada.

Now NJPW has the second figure in that line coming soon, even though he won't be with New Japan for much longer. Just last night the announcement was made that he will debut for NXT against Sami Zayn at Takeover: Dallas, just before Wrestlemania.

The new Shinsuke Nakamura figure comes in his red leather attire that he's made famous as the King of Strong Style. And while like the Okada figure, he isn't poseable, he should look dominant when placed next door to the slightly shorter WWE figures.

While I am generally not one to shy away from import toys, Nakamura isn't going to come cheap. While available from Diamond Distribution (the guys that deliver to comic shops), his estimated retail is around $54. While I suspect a few hardcore fans might not be able to resist, he is well out of my price range.

Check with your local comics provider, if you're interested in ordering a Nakamura of your own.

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