Miyazaki Toy Is The Closest You’ll Ever Get to The Legendary Director

How beloved is animation director Hayao Miyazaki? They make toys not of his characters, but of the director himself. Bigshot Toyworks has announced a new collectible figurine honoring the legendary 73-year-old Japanese filmmaker.

The resin-made toy, designed by Martin Hsu, will be limited to 300 pieces. The “Miya-san” tribute figures will be available for pre-order at $95 starting Tuesday, January 21, at 2PM EST.

Proceeds from the sales of the figurine will be donated to an as-yet-undetermined charity chosen by Martin Hsu and Klim Kozinevich. The projected ship date of the product is April 2014.

(via Super Punch)


  • Evan

    Looks like somebody confused Miya-san with Martin Scorsese!

  • That is Cool

    That is quite a cool figurine. If I had a little more free money to spend, I’d probably buy one, if the proceeds went to a good charity.

  • Ken

    Thanks for the reminder.

  • Nathan

    Would be cool if it looked anything like him (which it doesn’t).

  • Rowsdower

    So it’s Miyazaki by way of…Groucho Marx? Woody Allen?

  • Pedro Nakama

    Is there some sort of stereotype that all animators/animation crews collect action figures? In my spare time I prefer hunting and fishing.

  • http://www.geloyellow.com/ Gerard Lopez

    Looks like the KFC guy

  • Nicky

    As I once heard in an Avenue Q song, “Stereotypes are based on truth”.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    That would be nice.

  • Klim Kozinevich

    Do you know the details? Marin is on his way to Japan now and he can look into it. Thanks for the heads up

    • Koiyuki

      Apologies for the delay. http://totoroforestproject.org/is where you find out more about it. I’m not certain if Hayao, himself, set it up, but he’s made many efforts to stop construction of leveling the forest that inspired that movie, including this event set up in ’08