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Playmates: TMNT Usagi Yojimbo Signed By Stan Sakai Giveaway

The samurai rabbit ally of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is back on TV, and he is also new to the modern toy line. The good part is that we have a look at not one, but TWO of his new Playmates figures, and the BEST part is, we are giving away a Usagi figure, signed by his creator himself, Stan Sakai!

As a child of the 1980s, the Ninja Turtles have been with me for most of my life. My brother and I were into the original line so much that a new toy could not be released without us begging and pleading with our parents to buy it. We had just about everything, and it made for one of the biggest and most satisfying action figure lines of all time.

With so many figures, it can be easy to get a little lost in terms of highlights because things can just run together, but man, Usagi Yojimbo was always one of my favorite TMNT toys. Back then, I had no idea that Usagi was his own entity prior to his inclusion in the TMNT franchise, all I knew is that a samurai bunny went together with ninja turtles perfectly. Since the original days, we have had the good fortune of having Usagi fight alongside the Turtles in several instances, and now, as the currently Nickelodeon show enters its final season, the butt-kicking, but calm and collected, rabbit we know and love it back.

So of course there will be toys! While the 5-inch and 12-inch figures featured here (we will have a look at the armored version later this week) started to trickle out to market over the past few weeks, Nick and Playmates coordinated a splash with a release of an SDCC exclusive version of the figure, too. I missed out on that one due to the limited run, but I am happy to be able to add these two to the collection because nothing beats a good rabbit ronin, and these two figures are done well in the established style.

If you have been collecting the modern line, there is no way you will want to miss these figures, as the standard 5-inch is probably one of the best figures in the line thus far. However, if you are just a Usagi fan in general, these make for some great new representations for your shelf. I wish my classic collection wasn’t currently in storage to compare the two figures, but I love that the outfit used here matches what I consider to be the most iconic look for the character.

But, you can see the virtues of these figures in the pictures, right? What you are really asking is, “what about the Samurai Usagi with the horse, and how do I win the one signed by Stan Sakai?” Well, TMNT fans, do not worry because we have you covered, and it could not be any easier. Check out the rules below and enter for your chance to win!

Thanks to our friends at Playmates for making this giveaway possible, and good luck to all – this is a really awesome prize!

Here are the official rules and contest fine print, so PLEASE read carefully!

Please read the following entrance criteria and rules very carefully so that your entry will count!

Entrance Criteria

To enter, simply respond to this article below using the Leave a Reply function. In your reply, tell us your favorite thing about Usagi Yojimbo. It can be anything related to him, we just want to hear your thoughts.

  • The drawing will be open to everyone (excluding staff, holders and employees of and Playmates Toys).
  • You MUST include a valid email address when you respond (the winner will be contacted via email).
  • You must be over 18 to enter.
  • Entries thought to be outside of the above criteria may be removed from consideration without the entrant being notified.

Prize Drawing

1 (ONE) winner will be drawn AT RANDOM from the respondents and the chosen winner will receive 1 (ONE) copy of the Wal-Mart Exclusive Usagi Yojimbo with Horse set, personally autographed by Stan Sakai.

Fine Print

  • The entry period will end at 11:59:59 pm CDT on Wednesday, August 9th 2017. No entries will be accepted after that time.
  •  Shipping will be free to the winning entrant.
  •  The selected winner will be contacted via e-mail (the e-mail attached to the reply) and he/she will have 48 hours to respond with their shipping information. If you do not respond within 48 hours, you will be disqualified and we will randomly select another winner.
  •  Staff members at, and employees of Playmates Toys, are not eligible for this contest (sorry guys!)
  •  By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to hold and Playmates Toys and their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of the use or redemption of the prize.
Good luck and thanks for reading!