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You’re gonna love these! Finally, the wait for Speed Racer Minimates is over! This set of 2 classic Minimates features Speed Racer with the Mach 5 vehicle and Racer X and the Shooting Star vehicle. Each figure stands 2 1/2-inches tall. They’re ready to race around your desk and impress all your coworkers. Vroom, vroom! ::Speed Racer is the title of an English adaptation of the anime Mach Go Go Go which centered around automobile racing. The series is an early example of an anime becoming a successful franchise in America.::Mach Go Go Go was first created by anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshida (19331977) as a manga series in the 1960s and made the jump to TV as an anime series in 1967. The central character in the anime and manga was a young race car driver named G? Yoshida selected the names and symbolisms in his creation very carefully. The M logo on the hood of his race car and the front of his helmet stood for his family name Mifune, an homage to Japanese film star Toshiro Mifune (and not “Mach 5″ as the dub would suggest). His given name Go is also a Japanese homonym for the number 5 (the number on his race car). This is also represented by the letter G embroidered on his shirt.
From the hit Japanese Animated Movie Akira!, Manufacturer: McFarlane