Golgo 13 from the Golgo 13 manga series is scheduled to be released as a Figma August 2009.
The figure would be the first to come packaged with a di:stage: Basic Set. A paper vignette in the image of a motel and speech bubbles for you to simulate a scene for the figure. This is really a smart move by MF/GSC to not only promote the stages but bundle package the price (note the price is 3800Yen ~SGD$58 now). I personally like the idea as it really gives the flexibility on how you want to display the figure.
Figure wise, this figma looks really good. With sharp and crisp sculpt really defining that "assassin" look. Nice details include the stripable M16 and attache case to pack the M16 in. Other accessories such as the cigar holding hand and alternate grinning face with clenched teeth really round off the figure well.
Seems like as good a Figma (if not better) then any!!
*Update 22 May 09: Pre-orders have opened at CSC shops for this Figma. PO price is SGD$55. Grab it while you can :)
If you are outside Singapore, you can get Golgo here at PlayAsia. They ship internationally.
* Product name figma Golgo 13 (ごるごさーてぃん ふぃぐま)
* Series Golgo 13
* Price 3,800 Yen (~SGD$58)
* Release Date 2009/08
* Specifications Complete painted posable ABS&PVC figure - stand and di
* Sculptor Max Factory - Masaki Asai
* Sold By Max Factory
* Distributor Good Smile Company
Quote from GSC"
From 'Golgo 13', a manga and anime series that began back in the 1960s, comes a figma of the professional assassin, Duke Togo.
* Using the smooth yet poseable joints of figma, you can act out various scenes.
* A flexible plastic is used for the suit, allowing proportions to be kept without compromising posability.
* Poses of him aiming his rifle can easily be taken using the joints placed in the neck.
* Two weapons are included - the well-known M16 as well as the 38-caliber revolver. The M16 can also be separated and stored in the included attache case.
* In addition to the normal face, a grinning face with clenched teeth is included.
* Various hand parts are included, including a hand to hold his cigar, as well as hands to hold his weapons in various ways.
* In addition to the normal figma stand, the new generation display base 'di:stage: Basic Set' will be sold together with Golgo 13. A paper vignette in the image of a motel and speech bubbles are also included to really recreate the unique world of Golgo 13.