Ani-Merch': 12" PM Kotetsu T. Kaburagi!

As much as shows like Tiger & Bunny are all about high-flying heroics and men (and women!) in flashy suits, they're just as much about the people behind them as well. Bandai seems to agree with this, and Kotetsu T. Kaburagi has had much love from them as much as his super-hero identity, Wild Tiger has!

Following the lead of companies such as Medicom and Hot Toys, Bandai had recently taken the plunge into the 12" Action Doll market with their 12" Perfect Model (or 12" PM) line, with the debut figure being none other than Wild Tiger himself.


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What's the best way to follow up an effort like that? Doing one for Kotetsu as well of course! Standing at again, a near 12-inches in height is the ultimate figure of the "old man" (don't tell him we said that okay!) himself!


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Fully decked out in his trademark outfit, everything from his striped cap, his two-toned vest, and even the buttons on his neck tie and buckle on his belt, have been expertly recreated.


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What's more, he also comes wearing his Heroes Bracelet and wrist watch on his arms, and even has swappable face/head parts to show him wearing his eye-patch mask for those times when he needs to go incognito!


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With the underlying body beneath all this excellent tailoring, 12" PM Kotetsu will be able to strike just about any pose you fancy: Running? Check. Flailing after Barnaby feebly? Check. Getting depressed after being yelled at by his daughter, Kaede? Triple Check!


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The figure is a Tamashii Webstore Exclusive, so you'd need to check with your local store to see if they'll be bringing him in. Kotetsu is scheduled for a March 2013 release.

「ワイルドに吠えるぜ!!」

- Q