Thursday, February 18, 2016

Throwback Ad Thursday: Sgt. Frog Action Figures

Released by Kaiyodo in 2006, these are some genuinely cool Sgt. Frog figures.

Ironically, these figures made it to North America before the anime did. One day I'll have to write a post about all the trouble it was bringing the show to the states. ADV Films produced no less than three vastly different test pilots with the intent to bring Sgt. Frog to American television. Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon were even interested, but it never happened and Funimation would end up acquiring the license and released the show on DVD in 2009.

However, when these figures were released in '06, Sgt. Frog wasn't completely unknown in the West. Tokyopop had already brought the manga over in 2004 (and succeeded in publishing an impressive 21 volumes before the company shut its doors in 2011).

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