Continuing the success of its Minato Namikaze and Hinata Hyuuga figures, Luxembourgian toymaker Tsume-Art has unveiled three figures in its XRTA Figures line. From the anime Naruto Shippuden, it’s the First, Second, and Third Hokages! Hiruzen Sarutobi, the Third Hokage, is expected to release Summer 2018.
Sarutobi Hiruzen, who debuted in the first chapter of the manga, is the oldest and longest-serving Hokage. A wise, compassionate and peaceful leader, he was a student of both his predecessors and had mastered every ninjutsu in Konoha, thus earning the title “God of Shinobi!” During Orochimaru’s invasion of Konoha, Hiruzen fiercely battled the reincarnated First and Second Hokages, ultimately sacrificing his life to seal away the two with the “Reaper Death Seal” sealing jutsu. Though he attempted to further seal away Orochimaru, his advanced age allowed him to only seal Orochimaru’s arms, preventing the latter from performing Ninjutsu ever again.
XRTA Figures Hiruzen Sarutobi stands 16.5 cm (6.5") tall and is sporting the character’s combat armor. Compared to the flashier attire of his predecessors, this Hokage’s black jumpsuit and green gauntlets are much more low-profile. Every crease in the suit and every detail on the armored head gear has been carefully crafted, while Hiruzen’s signature Shinobi forehead protector is showing its age amidst the thick metallic coloring. Wearing a stern expression with the transformed staff of Monkey King Enma in hand, the Third Hokage remains a fearsome Shinobi even in his twilight years!
HIRUZEN SARUTOBI XTRA BY TSUME
Suggested Retail Price: €59.99
Product Height: 16.5 cm/6.5"
Release Date: Summer 2018