Lone Wolf & Cub (Kozure Okami) Action Figures from Triad Toys
Released in Japan in 1970 and spanning 28 volumes of manga, Lone Wolf and Cub quickly became one of the most beloved samurai tales of all time. Created by writer Koike Kazuo and artist Kojima Goseki, Lone Wolf and Cub (Kozure Okami) spawned numerous TV drama series, seven films, four plays and influenced numerous comics, films and video games. Triad Toys is proud to announce that it has entered into a three-year licensing agreement with Koike Kazuo Gekigasojuku K.K. to produce a range of collectibles, including 12-inch action figures and statues from this epic tale of loyalty, honor and revenge.
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"Lone Wolf and Cub (子連れ狼, Kozure Ōkami?) is a well-known gekiga or manga created by the writer Kazuo Koike and the artist Goseki Kojima. Its story led to the creation of six films starring Tomisaburo Wakayama, four plays, a television series starring Kinnosuke Yorozuya, and much more.
Lone Wolf and Cub chronicles the story of Ogami Ittō, the Shogun's executioner who uses a Dotanuki battle sword. He was disgraced by false accusations from the Yagyu clan and has been forced to take the path of the assassin. Along with his three-year-old son, Daigoro, they seek revenge on the Yagyū clan and are known as "Lone Wolf and Cub"." [wiki]
The Lone Wolf and Cub has been previously released as 1/6th-scaled action figures by ALFREX (above pic via Toys N Joys) and MegaHouse (Manga Version / below pics via completed ebay-auction) and are nigh sort-after collectible "classic" figures from the early days of 1/6. Not a whole lot of figures in this genre being released nowadays, so these might be a set to look out for, IMHO.