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MAN-E-NEWS// Turtle Tetsujin : Hinomaru Charity Special from Peter Kato…

Peter Kato has just sent over some rather interesting news regarding his latest charity based toy project- the Hinomaru Charity Special Turtle Tetsujin. As we near the 1 year anniversary of the earthquake/tsunami in Japan, the country’s people are still recovering from the effects of this catastrophe, so to show a continued effort to support their rebuilding, Peter has teamed up with My Plastic Heart (NYC toystore & gallery) & the NY Japanese American Lion’s Club Charities Inc, to insure all proceeds from the sale of these guys will be donated to the people of Japan at the affected site.

Limited to an initial run of 40 (Peter has stated that more will follow if they prove successful), each hand cast clear resin figure comes with a solid red circle signifying hinomaru: Japan flag/ rising sun embeded in its chest. Available to purchase exclusively through MPH now, the beautifully finished turtle-bot can be yours for just $25 plus shipping…

“I chose the Lion’s Club Association because they had the means to make 100% of the profits go direct to Japan. I intend to do this every year with a new figure or series to raise money for donation to the cause…”- Peter

The Hinomaru Turtle Tetsujin is actually Peter’s second Japan fundraising toy project. In a collaboration with Toy Tokyo, Peter released his first ever toy series, ‘The Pocket Powers’, at last year’s SDCC, with all the profits of the initial white/red edition going straight towards the cause. Consisting of 100 assorted 80’s inspired resin mini-figures, anyone interested in picking up the series in their OG colours should head over to Toy Tokyo, where a few batches still remain…

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