Do you know where one could purchase the no.5 action figure from/at?
Hi there! The only No. 5 figure I know of is the one which comes in a limited edition set with the first volume of the manga (here’s one on eBay and here it is on Shogakukan). Outside of Japan, eBay is probably your best bet, but I don’t imagine it will come cheap.
Aside from the No. 5 figure, Kitan Club recently released some Taiyo Matsumoto mini-figures known as gachapon (capsule toys) featuring characters from Tekkonkinkreet, Takemitsu Zamurai, GOGO Monster, Zero and Hanaotoko. Purchasing options outside of Japan are very limited, but if you type ‘Taiyo Matsumoto Kitan Club’ into Google you have a couple of options (here is the whole set on Amazon Japan), but they come at quite a cost as well (they’re only 300 yen in Japan).
this is actually the figure i was referring to, apologies taiyomatsumoto ^_^
seems to be by the same maker (JUN Planning Co.) who made these as well:
Oh, I’ve never seen those before! The Tekkonkinkreet ones are currently on eBay (oddly, the listing doesn’t mention the manga), but according to ANN, Jun Planning went bankrupt in 2009. I found the No. 5 one on Amazon, but it appears to be long gone. I also found it for auction here (but it seems to have ended in May with just one bid). Searching ‘jun planning ナンバーファイブ’ gave me the best results, but I can’t seem to find one currently for sale. I’ll keep my eyes peeled, but unfortunately it seems incredibly hard to come by. :(
wow this is rediculous, was there a live action promotional video or movie planned for no.5? this models level of detail and face look like they were adapted from something other than the manga.
i wish i didn’t see this because now i am in love Q_Q
and the hunt is on!