Bandai - You've seen him at the movies. "Video Head Guy" figure is now available

That crazy Video Head Guy, seen in cinemas across Japan, will be sold as a hardcore figure doll!

If you have been to a movie cinema in Japan in the past several years, after the previews, before the movie starts, perhaps you have seen a pantomiming guy with a video camera head - the bad guy who is secretly taking a video of the movie in the movie theater!

I personally feel spooky every time I see his dancing in the theater. Am I the only person who feels that way?

It's a promotional commercial for the "No More 映画泥棒" (Eiga Dorobou) - meaning No More Movie Theft" campaign to tell people that secret videoing is a serious crime, with penalties of up to 10 years in jail and fines of up 10 million yen (about USD100,000). The commercial started appearing in movie theaters in 2007.

Here is the YouTube video showing 3 kinds commercial of No More Eiga Dorobou ↓↓↓

Since the pantomiming Video Head Guy is a strong memorable character, he has been gaining in popularity (We even saw some people in the costume last Halloween! Have a look at Tokyo Halloween here.). And today Bandai announced that they are going to release the full-fledged 150mm-tall figure dolls of the video camera guy as well as the other showy character "Lamp Guy", in August.

The extra hand parts come with them and also their knees and elbows are flexible, so that you can pose them any way you like.

Models: S.H. Figuarts Kamera Otoko; S.H. Figuarts Pato-lamp Otoko

  • Price: ¥3,240 each

Video Head Guy T-shirts, keychains and straps are also available:

  • T-shirts: ¥3,240 each
  • Keychains: ¥200 each
  • Straps: ¥302 each

These items can be bought here.