Eighth Man Super Hero Tin Toy Yonezawa "8 Man" Robot Blue
"8 Man" Robot. 12" tall battery operated Japan Anime Robot. Originally designed by Yonezawa Japan. This new version is just like the original and complete with beautiful Box Art. Very limited edition of only 1,000 pieces. Robot Island LLC is exclusive North American Agent for this new product line. Feel free to contact us with wholesale inquiries. The character and story were created in 1963 by Kazumasa Hirai and manga artist Jiro Kuwata. Murdered by criminals, Detective Yokoda's body is retrieved by Professor Tani and taken to his laboratory. There, Tani performs an experiment that has failed seven times; Yokoda is the latest subject to have his life force transferred into an android body. For the first time, the experiment succeeds. Yokoda is reborn as the armor-skinned android 8 Man, able to dash at impossible speeds, as well as shape-shift into other people. He shifts himself into Yokoda, this time christening himself as "Hachiro Azuma". He keeps this identity a secret, known only to Tani and his police boss Chief Tanaka. Even his girlfriend Sachiko and friend Ichiro do not know he is an android. As 8-Man, Hachiro fights crime (even bringing his murderers to justice). He smoked "energy" cigarettes, to rejuvenate his powers, that he carried in a cigarette case on his belt. Part of a new series presented by "THE CONSCIENCE LTD." Outer graphic box shows some minor rubs or crease as received direct from factory.