Sunday, February 22, 2015

Now you can get your own David Lo Pan figure

Happy birthday to legendary Asian American actor James Hong, who was born on February 22, 1929 in Minneapolis! He's been featured in over 400 films in his career. Lately, it seem he's getting known for his characters like the goose from Kung Fu Panda, and Balls of Fury, but for me, his most iconic roles were in Blade Runner and Big Trouble in Little China. 

Funko announced earlier this year that they're releasing a set of action figures and Pop vinyl figures based on Big Trouble in Little China. I might just have to clear off some shelf space for those. These are arriving just in time for the 30th anniversary of Big Trouble in Little China next year, so it will be interesting to see what else is done to celebrate the occasion.

Of course, for those of you who can't wait,and who feel creatively inclined, there's the papercraft version of Lo Pan that's been out for a while, as well, although I've always screwed up mine when trying to get it put it together. Perhaps you'll have better luck.

In any case, thanks James Hong for all of the great memories!

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