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Hobby Figures Mugen in color!

The kind folks at Hobby Figures hooked us up with some new high-resolution images of their pre-painted Mugen cold cast figure from Samurai Champloo this morning that we’re happy to be able to present below. They also informed us that while not yet described on the official product page, Mugen will ship with magnets embedded in the arm and leg parts for optimum easy assembly. The kit retails in June at 1/8 scale (14.5 cm tall, 26 cm long) and features a sculpt from Takahashi Tsuyoshi (Ichigo Eiga Ippai Sake). Retail price is 12,800 yen, and the kit is a limited run of 2,000 pieces worldwide. High-resolution images below:

Hong Kong-based Hobby Figures brand hits the ground running with Samurai Champloo’s Mugen

I received a press release yesterday from a new Hong Kong-based figure company known as Hobby Figures Global. Unlike other companies operating out of the region they seem determined to do right by artists, fans, and IP holders alike, having expressed an ambitious vision that includes an officially licensed figure line from Samurai Champloo, as well as a PVC lineup from Queen’s Blade which will be rolled out over the coming months. Sample images and details on their first figure (Samurai Champloo’s Mugen) can be found below.

The potential for a morally and ethically righteous figure company operating out of Hong Kong is one that has me personally incredibly excited, and with their ability to coordinate production combined with international sculpting talent it’s possible they could become a potent force in the figure market in the near future. I’m happy to be able to introduce their first figure here in the hopes that it’s the beginning of wonderful things to come:

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