Toy Review: Kato Legends in 3-Dimensions Bust (Diamond Select Toys)

Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty. If you know me, then you know I’m a huge Green Hornet fan. First […]

Another challenge for the Green Hornet, his aide Kato, and their rolling arsenal, the Black Beauty.

If you know me, then you know I’m a huge Green Hornet fan. First introduced to him on a rerun of Batman and I was smitten, Van Williams as the Green Hornet and Bruce Lee as Kato. Bruce Lee definitely stole the show. His martial arts skill at the time was still brand new to an American audience. I still remember in the episode Kato facing off again Robin, and I was seriously cheering for Kato. 

When I saw that Diamond Select Toys was coming out with a Kato statue, I knew I had to have it. And damn if it wasn’t worth it. 

Created by Joe Allard and sculpted by Rocco Tartamella, this 10-inch bust is just absolutely amazing. It seriously looks like Bruce Lee as Kato. Seriously the amount of detail makes this statue. From the fine lines in the hair to the folds on the clothing, how much this looks like him blows my mind.

Really nice paint apps as well. No messes. I especially love the eyes. It’s one of those cases where they look like they are following you.

This is a great piece for your collection. The realism is just amazing here. Hopefully we get a Green Hornet soon.

Thank you very much to Diamond Select Toys for allowing us to check this out

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About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 50 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian originally started up the site Pendragon's Post to share his voice. Well, that voice has been shared and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don't forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife's chagrin.