It’s Michael!

March 16, 2010 at 2:44 pm 1 comment

I can’t get enough of this video featuring a Michael Jackson doll that slides into playgrounds and soars through the sky. It’s a fan-vid made for a toy company called Marusan. They’re known for classic monster figurines made of soft vinyl, but I guess this is their way of keeping with the times.

Even after he became known as Wacko Jacko, MJ remained incredibly popular in Japan. I went to his History concert in Tokyo several years back and adoring fans were still fainting at the shrill of a high note. But will they faint for a vinyl Michael? Heheh, probably not, but it’s still cool to see him as an action figure. He comes in two versions with removable masks: A werewolf and a zombie, both a la “Thriller.”

You probably can’t pose him like you do with GI Joe figurines, but watching the videos makes the doll look fun. The entire time, the kids are asking, “Where’s Michael?!….oh there he is!” The doll is a whopping $58 in Japan, which I suppose doesn’t sounds as bad in yen. I can totally imagine all kinds of MJ collectors buying it for their showcase.

Rest in peace, Michael!


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