A figurine by Manas Workshop, which produces original works and figurines derived from movies and animes, at the company’s studio in Beijing, China. Photo: Simon Song

Collected by actors Louis Koo and Huang Xiaoming, action figures based on Chinese movies and anime are hot property

  • China’s film merchandise industry is in its infancy, but one growth area is the making of action figures based on characters from animated films such as Nezha
  • They compete for fans’ attention with Marvel and DC Comics action figures, and piracy is a problem
Topic |   Cinema

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A figurine by Manas Workshop, which produces original works and figurines derived from movies and animes, at the company’s studio in Beijing, China. Photo: Simon Song
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Anthony Daniels with the components of his C-3PO costume. His new memoir, C-3PO: The Inside Story, tells of his iconic role in the Star Wars franchise.

Being C-3PO: Anthony Daniels on his role in Star Wars franchise voicing droid character for more than 40 years

  • Actor’s memoir, C-3PO: The Inside Story, examines the cultural impact films have had and reveals his anger at not getting enough ­recognition for his efforts
  • It’s an account of how an actor can develop intense ownership of a character
Topic |   Books and Literature

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Anthony Daniels with the components of his C-3PO costume. His new memoir, C-3PO: The Inside Story, tells of his iconic role in the Star Wars franchise.
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