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Rare/Bizarre Merchandise

Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

Has anybody come across any rare, bizarre, or just interesting Astro Boy merchandise? If you have images of it, go ahead and share it here.

Here are two things that I found today:

A tin (?) Astro Boy figure being offered on a Yahoo Japan auction:

[url]http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d169487337[/url]

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...and an Astro Boy head-shaped cat box thing (not sure if this is official AB merchandise):

[url]https://twitter.com/batten_one/status/627117914450079745[/url]

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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 4 years ago

I think these have to be some of the most bizarre pieces of Astro Boy merchandise I've ever seen
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This one I believe is a Korean bootleg.

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Postby Shiyonasan » 4 years ago

Wow, that second one is very bizarre indeed. :eek:

Here are some others I just remembered about:

I think most of you have probably seen this one already, but I've always thought that the KAWS Astro Boy figures are very strange:

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To keep the cheap Korean knock-off trend going, here's an "Astro Boy" bag from Korea:

[url]http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/kazu_0079/GALLERY/show_image.html?id=46937378&no=1[/url]

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Lastly, this one is more rare than bizarre, but here's an Astro Boy skeleton figure from 2000:

[url]http://page13.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r130515753[/url]

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Postby Dragonrider1227 » 4 years ago

I have seen that first one and it is strange indeed. I get the feeling it's supposed to be a reference to something.

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Postby Little Brown Fox » 4 years ago

The cat thing looks more like a kitty head to me. But then, it has been referenced that his silhouette looks kind of like a cat's...

That skeleton thing is neat; I want it. :T Granted, it's not the most ideal piece of merchandise that I'd like to own as a first... but it's still pretty cool.
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Postby Novacain » 4 years ago

"Little Brown Fox" wrote:The cat thing looks more like a kitty head to me. But then, it has been referenced that his silhouette looks kind of like a cat's...



It definitely looks like a cat-woman thing to me.

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Postby EyeOdyssey » 4 years ago

There's also that one bit of artwork that was on auction depicting Tenma happily beating his son over the head with a metal bar.

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Look at that grin. That isn't the face of a deeply traumatized madman who lost his son from a car accident, that's the face of some dude who got the highest score on the high striker.
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Postby Little Brown Fox » 4 years ago

I actually think he's supposed to look angry, there... did you add the "BATTER UP!" caption, or was that already there?
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Postby EyeOdyssey » 4 years ago

I figured that he was supposed to be enraged. I just wrote something about his joy for the sake of comedic effect.
I was the one who added the "batter up" caption. It just seems right with it. I do have unedited versions of the images though.

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"It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.
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This one's also kind of strange looking. I don't think you're supposed to drive a car like that.
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Postby Uran-chama » 4 years ago

I've seen this pic around a bunch of times. It's a twofer- strange Astro Boy and Simpsons merch

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That bootleg Korean bag is great btw and that skeleton one is really neat too.


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