Hayao Miyazaki Figure by Martin Hsu and Bigshot Toyworks

A 6" figure tribute to the legendary master animator

Sunday marked the 73rd birthday of legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, the celebrated director behind such classics as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away and countless more beloved films. To celebrate the occasion, our artist friend (and huuuuuuge Miyazaki fan) Martin Hsu has teamped up with Bigshot Toyworks to create and produce a limited edition run of six-inch Miya-San figures.

Details are sparse -- full specs, pricing and presale/release dates are still forthcoming -- but it's a definitely a cool little collectible for any Miyazaki fan. For further information, head over to Martin's website.

Here's also Martin's annual birthday sketch for Miyazaki-sensei titled "Bug Whisperer":

If you like that, you should also get yourself one of Martin's Miyazaki Club t-shirts designs, fashioned in the style of the old Mickey Mouse Club. I told you he was a fan.

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