A special website is offering an unusual character good: limited edition, hand-crafted, carved leather wallets based on Duke Togo (aka Golgo 13) the stony-faced assassin of Takao Saito's long-running Golgo 13 seinen manga. The wallets feature a carving of the Golgo 13 logo with its famous skeleton wearing a crown of thorns.
Each wallet is hand-made and retails for 140,400 yen ($1178.82 US) including tax. The release run for these luxury goods is limited to only 120 wallets total, and since each wallet is crafted individually, there is a turn-around time of up to 10 months after placing an order.
Golgo 13 began serialization in 1968 in Shogakukan's Big Comic seinen manga magazine, making it one of the longest running manga series that is still currently being published.
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