Continuing gift-giving recs for December. Panosh made the M.U.S.C.L.E.-esque tiny ninja figurine line N.I.N.J.A. Mites in 1986, and they have since garnered a small but INSANE fan base who pay a ton for the l’il bastards. This 30-piece set is … Continued
A mere $720 can buy you this INCREDIBLE tin-litho wind-up figure on eBay right now. I think the only thing cooler than this mechanical rope climber is the artwork on the box! The seller Japan Premium Shop brokers some superb … Continued
This 4″ pewter shinobi statuette is pretty neat. I tend to like anything with a kama… You can find these all over eBay and online shops like this.
…on my short list of X-Ma$ desireables is this Manyu Senbou 1/7 scale PVC figure. Anyone out there feeling generous? Those are some ludicrous breasts, but otherwise I love this kunoichi statuette. It has that mix of modern and ancient … Continued
It takes 100 ninja to properly celebrate the 100th post on Vintage Ninja! Since going live in June, enthusiastic response from readers and thousands of visits from every continent on the globe have given me a real sense of connecting … Continued
PVC figurine and cheap toy purveyors SOMA had all sorts of lines in what I call “Smurf-scale” – cartoon characters, animals, pro wrestlers, whatever… Here’s three of what I think were an assortment of 8 or 9 ninja in various … Continued
Kaiketsu Lion Maru‘s simple skull-masked ‘shockers’ were absolutely awesome, and I believe for the first time there’s a licensed action figure representing them! This 5″ vinyl boutique figure is from RealxHead / Fewture Models. Jointed arms, rotating hands and head, … Continued
By popular demand, here’s some detail shots of Werewolf and Strykor, the masked monster Ninja Assassins:
You just can’t beat no-name, unlicensed ninja toy lines from the 80’s. Sometimes, low-end toy companies got a little adventurous, a little strange in their action figure design. But no one got more downright demented than ‘Select Merchandise’ did with … Continued
If only this were MY stuff… A collection of Kagemaru of Iga merch from a Yokoyama art book.