Time for the first review of my newest batch: Golgo 13! For those who don’t know who this guy actually is, here’s a brief summary from Wikipedia.
Golgo 13 (ゴルゴ13, Gorugo Sātīn?) is a manga series written and illustrated by Takao Saito, published in Shogakukan’s Big Comic magazine since January 1969. In 1976, the manga won the 21st Shogakukan Manga Award for general manga. The series follows the titular character, a professional assassin for hire.
The manga is one of the longest running adult manga in Japan and has sold over 200 million copies in various formats, including compilation books. It has been adapted into two live-action feature films, two animated films, a television series and five video games.
I happen to have the NES game, which is actually quite hard, but still fun to play! If you are a fan of the series, I suggest to check it out!
Anyway, on to the review. Duke Togo, nicknamed Golgo 13, comes in the biggest box I’ve seen for a figma so far. Not surprising, because it also includes a basic set of di:stage!
The figma comes with all the basic stuff: some pair of hands, the figma stand and bag, but also some interesting other things. It comes with a cigar, pistol and of course Golgo 13’s sniper rifle which you can store in the suitcase!
You can make some pretty cool poses with the weapons.
And he looks pretty bad-ass with his cigar as well!
The main attraction point is of course the di:stage, which comes with a special papercraft! I’m sure it can’t be that hard, right?
Okay, this was actually quite a project. I’ll show you how I made it tomorrow.