Medicom has already shown off its incredibly sweet 12-inch Kaneda Real Action Hero figure from Akira; although they made him an in-scale bike, it’s obvious that 90% of the play value in having a Kaneda toy is having him scream back and forth with a Tetsuo figure. Medicom obliges with the above, due out in October for $200 with a bevy of spare heads with different but still smugly evil expressions. I’ve gotta agree with ToysREvil on this one; it’d be nice if this came with a big mutant arm, but what I’d really want is his throne for him to slouch on.
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