"Bring Me the Head of Robin Mask!"
Premium Bandai to release 1:1 scale model of popular "Kinnikuman" character
Robin Mask remains one of the most enduringly popular characters from Yudetamago's manga and anime Kinnikuman, known in North America as Ultimate Muscle. Now Premium Bandai is making it possible to own a piece of this legendary hero, specifically a 1:1 scale model of his head.
The 1:1 Chōjin Head Series Robin Mask display model is made of soft vinyl. ABS, and painted plastic. It retails for 27.648 yen ($231.80 US) including tax. Pre-orders are available at the Bandai Premium online shop here until late June of 2015, with the final product scheduled to ship in October.
Although the model is hollow, it is not intended to be worn as a mask, and the manufacturers advise against doing so as injury could occur. Instead, collectors are encouraged to display the model in creative ways. Just imagine the possibilities:
As a tasteful centerpiece in the living room, perhaps?
To decorate one's office space?
Displayed on a bookshelf among other fine works of art and literature?
In place of a briefcase, to make a nerdy fashion statement?
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