Lego, a famous toy brand, is releasing mini figures of the characters in the movie “Speed Racer” in April 2008. Rain, who stars in the said movie, will also have his mini figure after his character.
The “Speed Racer” Lego figures include Speed, who is played by Emile Hirsh, his fiancèe Trixie (Christina Ricci), Racer X (Matthew Fox) and Taejo Togokan (Rain).
Rain’s figure is dressed in a white suit with a red dragon printed on it. His car also has a Korean touch to it because the name “Togokan Motors” was printed in Hangul, the Korean alphabet. This is a significant feature because it is the first time Hangul appeared in a world-renown toy.
The “Taejo Togokan and Racer X” set is composed of 237 plastic blocks and will cost about $19.99.
“Speed Racer” was based from the classic series created by the pioneer of film animation Tatsuo Yoshida and directed by the Wachowski brothers.