I don’t have a problem with hero worship, but I think that a line needs to be drawn somewhere, especially after seeing this

(The second-to-last picture shows, worryingly, that they think he’s Japanese.) 


4 comments on “Oooo-kay

  1. Karen says:

    Well, given the melting pot the US is, he may actually be part Japanese somewhere back in his ancestry.

    For those of us who don’t read Japanese, what does the page say? It almost looks as if the “doll” is life sized. The poses with weapons are just bizarre.

  2. Miko says:

    It’s a small figurine, about the size of an average doll. The text is mainly about the specifications, and the details of the optional extras (that little stool is made of read wood!). There is a huge market for collectable figurines here in Japan, consisting mostly of adult males … which might explain the bizarre fighting poses.

  3. Petra says:

    And a huge market in the US, too, I might add.

    Mainly for all the “lovely” collectable figurines from Japan!

    The prices are just out of this world for some of the stuff – and people are crazy for it. It is a very definite niche-market (but by no means a small one) with followers who are into mangas and anime and such things.

  4. Miko says:

    Not only the US, but Europe too. I can’t count the number of times I was asked about anime and manga when I was there … mainly by strapping young males who could’ve been doing much more interesting stuff with their lives (such as chatting up middle-aged women).

    Damn, I wish there was a niche market for middle-aged women!

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