Bandai, Tamashii Nations' Daruma Club Vol. 1 - Japan Style Daruma
The traditional ‘Daruma’ doll is named after Bodhidharma, legendary Buddhist monk and founder of Zen, which implies positive energy, such as love, happiness and persistence, etc. It is one of the most popular talismans of good luck in modern Japan, and are also viewed as a symbol of perseverance and hope.
Nowadays, Daruma is designed into various sizes, with different materials to spread this kind of energy. A new series of collectible art toys - DARUMA CLUB from TAMASHII NATIONS, the sub-brand of BANDAI emerges at this moment to spread this positive energy in a fun way.
Based on traditional daruma dolls, the highlight of each 90mm tall DARUMA CLUB art toy is the additional arms and legs which allows the figure to stand up and makes it more humanized. In order to spread this traditional culture widely and arouse the interests of a younger generation, DARUMA CLUB has brought in popular characters such as Peko Chan, Ultraman, Creamy Mami and Stay Puft Marshmallow Man etc.