Peter Kato has just released his newest resin: Hinomaru Turtle Tetsujin. The figure is cast in a beautiful clear resin with a red resin ball (representing the flag/rising sun of Japan (Hinomaru)) suspended inside it.
The figure, sold through My Plastic Heart, is being made for charity. All proceeds will go to NY Japanese American Lion's Club Charities (JALCC) Inc, with the money going directly to those who suffered from the 3/11/2011 disasters.
For such a beautiful piece, and such a great cause, the price is a bargain: just $25 each. You can buy the figure on My Plastic Heart's website. Here are more images:
Last year, Peter released another set of figures for disaster relief. It was a set of Pocket Powers which debuted at SDCC and was sold through Toy Tokyo. Here's a pic:
Kudos to Peter for his creative toy making and generous releases. Shout outs also to My Plastic Heart, Toy Tokyo, and the JALCC. Ganbatte Peter. Ganbatte Japan.