Japan inspired SW action figures ! Questions about it

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Japan inspired SW action figures ! Questions about it

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Hi !

A few weeks ago, I initiated a thread regarding the Disney/SW mashup action figures such as Mickey/Luke Skywalker and appreciated a lot the answer some of you kindly gave me --> viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40519&sid=5cac01135 ... 9e9a8b7ebb

In the meantime, I've discovered the Tamashii Nations SW action figures ! These are Star Wars versions of traditional japanese archetypes, I suppose. For instance, a real peculiar C3PO ! Take a look --> https://www.tamashiinations.fr/star-war ... ation.html

Also : a Samuraï Darth Vader --> https://www.tamashiinations.fr/star-war ... ation.html

Any piece of information regarding these figures will be much appreciated, especially the most intringuing of them : the C3PO "Karakuri". I've done some research, and found out that "Karakuri" refers to something mechanical, also to a traditional mechanical puppet from old times. Do you know more about it ? You will see by yourself that the droïd wears a piece of fabric, also a kind of flask (what's in there is beyond my understanding.). I suppose it refers to a character that japanese know...

And maybe YOU know ! Thanks in advance :)

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I’ve never seen these before, @igabiva to me they look like Japanese Samurai figures with Star Wars mixed in.
Absolutely love the ERG one.
Have you found a distributor for these, are they current figures?
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Yes. They've been manufactured since 2016 (roughly). You can buy them online : i did it myslelf (French official website)

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igabiva wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:08 pm
Yes. They've been manufactured since 2016 (roughly). You can buy them online : i did it myslelf (French official website)
Thanks, I’ll have a look.

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