Monday, September 08, 2008

Shonen Jump 40th Anniv. Sofubi Toys - New, In Stock

NCS was first introduced to Weekly Shonen Jump back in the 80s. We were just punk kids back then, wandering the wilds of New York City where bookstores like Kinokuniya and Asahiya became occasional haunts. A portly but attractive salesgirl at Asahiya pointed out Shonen Jump and recommended it. Each issue of Shonen Jump was as big as a dictionary but way more enjoyable to read. We were hooked. Shonen Jump celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer and a barrage of merchandising is making the rounds to mark the occasion.

The first salvo is a quintet of Sofubi (soft vinyl) toys featuring Goku, Kinnikuman, Naruto, Ichigo, and Luffy who hail from five of the most popular works featured in Shonen Jump. Each figure measures 10cm or 3.93" tall and is designed by PansonWorks. Pricing is set at US$12.90 each or US$56.90 for the complete set of five figures. «NCS Photo Gallery»

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