Well this is about as generic an 80’s ninja product as you could ask for… I’d love to see how bad the illos are inside. And how many dolphins died in that tuna net…
I must admit I’ve had a difficult time in researching this post, and the pedigree of the property involved. Reading below, it’ll become pretty evident that while yes, I have a network of nerds who can identify any antique handgun … Continued
I absolutely love this particular ‘trading figure’ from the FiguAx‘s 2006 AZUMI line. On the heels of the successful live action film, these faithfully represented the design evolution of Yu Koyama’s tragic sword girl over the course of the successful manga series. … Continued
Found at the superb photo-blog DRILLPOP. Great VHS clamshell art from the 1963 flick Yagyu Bugeicho: Kengo Midare Gumo (aka Yagyu Chronicles 7: The Cloud of Disorder). This prolific B&W ninja series starring Jushiro Konoe is just great, track these down… My … Continued
Don’t know if this is old stock, a warehouse find, or new print runs, but Ninja-Weapons.com has all sorts of old 80’s ninja posters for sale, and CHEAP! I got these two CLASSICS for Christmas, 1983 I think… I still … Continued
LOST this auction on eBay years ago… still bitter! A great 80’s poster for a British touring circus, centered on some sort of ninja show. Maybe some trapeeze folk and acrobats in black pajamas with swords in their belts, or … Continued
Go-Go Yubari aside, who can resist Japan’s sexiest schnoz and such great costuming (from Azumi 2.) It’s the bangs that really make the whole package work, IMO. Found at the photo-intensive Chiyaki shrine.
…but a Hong Kong cheapie for sure, and you know this painting made a VHS clamshell back in the day. Aahhh, the pistol crossbow. Sooo 80’s. Seen even as late as The Last Samurai… Found at Undead Film Critic
Yep, it’s official – I LOVE the hooded Kagemaru and hate the unhooded drawings. Say, while you’re here, check out the newly updated Kagemaru vinyl figure post over in Toys and Statues!
Mitsuteru Yokoyama is probably the second most prolific creator of crossover ninja properties next to Shirato Sanpei. Both Kagemaru of Iga and Masked Ninja Akakage expanded from their pulp roots to multiple incarnations in anime and live action film/television. I’m … Continued