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SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
by Batken
SDCC is putting out a maskless version of Kato which makes no sense and doesn't look good. Last year they had the two pack of The Green Hornet and Kato.

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:29 am
by Therin of Andor
Batken wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
SDCC is putting out a maskless version of Kato which makes no sense and doesn't look good. Last year they had the two pack of The Green Hornet and Kato.
There has been a recent set of various Bruce Lee Pops. Not surprising there will be a single Kato, but anyone with the duo pack from 2018, already, is unlikely to need a single, masked Kato.

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:23 am
by BATWINGED HORNET
Batken wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:07 pm
SDCC is putting out a maskless version of Kato which makes no sense and doesn't look good. Last year they had the two pack of The Green Hornet and Kato.
I understand the idea behind a mask-less Kato--trying to attract the basic Lee collector, but something tells me the face will look more like the older, gaunt version of Lee from his last few years (the image most marketed) than his appearance from the short-haired, fuller faced, GH-era.

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:02 pm
by zarm106
Here is more info on this thread.
Pop! Television: The Green Hornet – Kato (shared with Toy Tokyo)

https://sdccblog.com/2019/06/funko-san- ... xclusives/

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:43 pm
by Ben Bentley
Wowsers, I totally missed out on the duo pack from last year.

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:27 am
by Therin of Andor
Therin of Andor wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:29 am
There has been a recent set of various Bruce Lee Pops. Not surprising there will be a single Kato, but anyone with the duo pack from 2018, already, is unlikely to need a single, masked Kato.
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Kato Pop by Ian McLean, on Flickr

When you’re in a different Australian city and state, searching for hard-to-find Bruce Lee “Pop” figures for the spare parts to make a Kato to go with your Green Hornet “Pop” - and you find the rare, actual Kato instead.

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:11 pm
by Therin of Andor
Ben Bentley wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:43 pm
Wowsers, I totally missed out on the duo pack from last year.
New poses for the 2019 exclusive Pop twin pack (right), compared to the 2018 twin pack (left).

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Green Hornet and Kato Pops by Ian McLean, on Flickr

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:48 am
by THE BATPHONE!
Where is it exclusive to? I'm hoping I can get them to add to my Batman '66 funko pop collection!

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:10 pm
by BATWINGED HORNET
Good that there's a bit more GH '66 merchandise out there, but I'm not into the Pop figures. My one figure wish is that Hot Toys would have produced 1:6 scale figures of the '66 Hornet and Kato. Yes, I remember the Enterbay Kato figure, but his height was incorrect (next to that one would assume are characters supposed to be six feet or taller), and I think someone could deliver a more accurate Lee face as he appeared on the show.

Re: SDCC Exclusive Pop

Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:42 am
by Therin of Andor
THE BATPHONE! wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:48 am
Where is it exclusive to?
In 2018, there was a twin-pack at the run of big toy/comic conventions in the US. Sometimes the leftovers end up at retail in places like Australia. And on eBay.

Then there was unmasked single Kato, to go with the previous single Hornet.

For 2019's big toy/comic conventions in the US, there was the differently poses twin-pack. The leftovers have ended up at retail in places like Australia. And on eBay.
BATWINGED HORNET wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:10 pm
I remember the Enterbay Kato figure, but his height was incorrect (next to that one would assume are characters supposed to be six feet or taller), and I think someone could deliver a more accurate Lee face as he appeared on the show.
It's a very easy body swap...

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Green Hornet and Kato by Ian McLean, on Flickr

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Kato custom by Ian McLean, on Flickr

The Japanese "Mediacom Toy Corporation" Kato & the Green Hornet turned out to be 9" tall each, a little taller than expected (and as advertised on eBay). "Figures Toy Company" uses the regular 8" Mego-style figures for their "Batman '66" line, So, by cannibalising a retro Mego-style Captain Pike (from "Star Trek"), I was able to make my Kato more in scale with 8" Robin and 9" Green Hornet. Kato's head was swapped out onto Pike's body, the hands painted shiny black, the jacket sleeves slightly shortened with hemming web, and his tiny cuff buttons moved.