Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Cars 2: Kimura Kaizo

Here we have the Mattel 1:55 scale release of Kimura Kaizo! This character was released in late 2011 and was #11 of the original Cars 2 "Deluxe" size assortment.

Kimura is a Sumo Wrestling referee (known in Japanese culture as a Gyōji) and was briefly seen in the film during the "arrival to Japan" montage (screen shot above). See my older post, featuring the two wrestlers Pinion Tanaka & Kingpin Nobunaga, HERE.

In real life (see image HERE), Gyōji referees actually do wear purple robes with various designs on them, as well as wear a black hat and hold a wooden fan/paddle (called a gumbai), similar to what you see in Cars 2. Leave it to Pixar to do their research! No detail slips past them. 

If you missed buying Kimura for your collection back when he was released, you can still find him easily on Amazon or eBay using the link below:
Cars 2: Kimura Kaizo

FINAL REMINDER: If you haven't yet, be sure to enter this week's giveaway HERE for your chance to win a brand new Disney Parks Up inspired Dug Spinner Pin! Only 24 hours left to enter.

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