Let me take you to school for a second. Before the mouse, there was the rabbit. Most people think of Mickey's appearance in Steamboat Willie as Walt Disney's first foray into the anthropomorphic mascot world. But a year before that, in 1927, a short animation by Disney and Ub Iwerks featured Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. That said, the similarity between the lagomorph and the rodent isn't a coincidence; Oswald was indeed reworked into Mickey Mouse, and the rest is history.
Medicom is paying tribute to Mickey's progenitor with two entries into their VCD series. The first is a greyscale winking Oswald, the other a winking version with blue shorts. While the head sculpts are different the body and apendages are the same for both models. They're both limited edition and run ¥20,520 (about $190). You can pick them up starting today on Yahoo! Japan and other Medicom distributors.
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