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Old 08-31-2021, 11:14 AM   #1
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NECA Usagi Yojimbo

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Old 08-31-2021, 11:14 AM   #2
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Neca gets rights to Usagi Yojimbo





HILLSIDE, NJ, August 31, 2021 — NECA is thrilled to announce an incredible addition to its bestselling line of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles action figures! In partnership with award-winning creator Stan Sakai, NECA has licensed world-famous comic book series Usagi Yojimbo, starring Miyamoto Usagi, who appeared many times in the classic and modern TMNT cartoon series as well as the comic books.

Set in Edo-era Japan, Sakai’s continuing story of the rabbit r?nin (masterless samurai) has drawn praise for its faithful reflection of many aspects of traditional Japanese culture. Since its beginning in 1984, Sakai has won numerous awards for the series, including the National Cartoonists Society Award, the Parents’ Choice Award, the Harvey Award for Best Cartoonist and over ten Eisner Awards in addition to being inducted into the Eisner Hall of Fame in 2020.

NECA has been a long time ViacomCBS partner and have produced an expansive line of collector products based on the franchise’s movies and animated series, including collector figures, prop replicas, accessories, collectibles and more—available at Target, Walmart, and local comic book stores across the United States as well as internationally through authorized distributors around the world.
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Old 08-31-2021, 11:42 AM   #3
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Old 08-31-2021, 11:50 AM   #4
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Why he look so angry
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:02 PM   #5
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Why he look so angry
He's worried what they might do to his knees.
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:12 PM   #6
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Super7 could get a license too as long as NECA's isn't an exclusive one.
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:18 PM   #7
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Why he look so angry
I just Googled "Fred Wolf Usagi Yojimbo" and the first three photos of him look angry like this, so it makes sense... Maybe he'll have an extra head though.
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Old 08-31-2021, 12:43 PM   #8
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Do we think that this will mean we will get other Usagi Characters like Gen, etc?
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:22 PM   #9
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What are the implications of this partnership?

Are we getting more Usagi variants from the toon line? Space Usagi? Samurai Armor Usagi? Usagi in robes?

Are we getting Gen, and other Usagi characters from the comic book universe? Netflix Usagi?

I'm absolutely thrilled with this announcement. 2022 will be my best TMNT year yet with the Neutrinos and Usagi. My absolute favorite characters!
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:24 PM   #10
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He's worried what they might do to his knees.
He was quite expressive in the FW cartoon. I hope they include alternate head sculpts or face plates.
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:26 PM   #11
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What are the implications of this partnership?

Are we getting more Usagi variants from the toon line? Space Usagi? Samurai Armor Usagi? Usagi in robes?

Are we getting Gen, and other Usagi characters from the comic book universe? Netflix Usagi?

I'm absolutely thrilled with this announcement. 2022 will be my best TMNT year yet with the Neutrinos and Usagi. My absolute favorite characters!
My take is that it's just in connection to the TMNT cartoon line, so it would just be basic Usagi.
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My take is that it's just in connection to the TMNT cartoon line, so it would just be basic Usagi.
I'll be curious to see if they end up putting a TMNT logo on the box when he finally sees release.
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Old 08-31-2021, 01:49 PM   #13
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Do we think that this will mean we will get other Usagi Characters like Gen, etc?
Originally I thought they just wanted the rights to Usagi for TMNT, but it does say they licensed the comic series. That would be great for the fans.
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Yay! I'm so thrilled and excited for this!

Usagi was one of my faves back in the day, and I also really enjoyed him in the 2003 and 2012 cartoons. I'm a huge fan of the comics, and have been for a long time. It would be awesome if NECA did a Usagi line, but I think thats pushing it. I don't know if they would sell enough for NECA.
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Old 08-31-2021, 02:30 PM   #15
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i'm wondering if he'll come with a giant egg or urn? heck it wouldn't surprise me if lotus blossom was announced and they were a two pack.
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i'm wondering if he'll come with a giant egg or urn? heck it wouldn't surprise me if lotus blossom was announced and they were a two pack.
I think you have him confused with Hokum Hare.
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I hope this means we're getting a full line of characters from the book. But I'm very happy either way.

I think it also bodes well fur Super7's version, as I had though it was delayed because of the upcoming cartoon. Obviously that isn't stopping NECA from doing a more classically styled Usagi.
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I've passed on most of the NECA cartoon releases but this one will be a must-have! It looks great!
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Old 08-31-2021, 03:21 PM   #19
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Here's the part that is a bit confusing... according to Stan Sakai's FB page:


NECA will be bringing out an Usagi figure based loosely upon the 90's TMNT cartoon design!


Is the Usagi figure depicted above an amalgamation of toon and comic book elements?
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I think you have him confused with Hokum Hare.
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