I had this action figure in the 90s which I believed was manufactured by Bandai. It was a rubber samurai figure (it looked kind of evil, perhaps an oni in samurai attire) that wore a white armor.

You could detach the white armor and the rubber figure would stick to surfaces if thrown at them with sufficient strength.

I'm trying to find any information about this toy and the character on which it was based on, did anyone have this toy as a kid or has seen it before?

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    It does sound a bit like the Tacky Stretchoid Warriors. Does any of these look familiar ? virtualtoychest.com/t/tackysam/tackysam.html Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 14:58
  • Wow, I think it was exactly the one with the white kimono or at least very similar, thank you very much!
    – Ono Sendai
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 15:24

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I think the toy might have been an Giraya Ninja, a Japanese toy that was manufactured in 1990 by Bandai, it was also known as Tacky Stretchoid Warriors in the USA. The toy consisted of a stretchy rubber figure in armor. It could be removed from the armor and be slinged away against a wall where it might stick.

The toy was based on the Japanese series Sekai Ninja Sen Jiraiya that run from 1988-1989.

The story of the show is, according to Wikipedia

The Sorcerers Clan, led by the centuries-old Org Ninja Dokusai, had made its move to retrieve the treasured map of Pako that has been in possession by the Yamaji family for generations. Tetsuzan Yamaji, the 34th grandmaster of the Togakure Ryū Ninpō, entrust his son and daughter, Toha and Kei, to protect the Pako from the forces of the Sorcerers Clan. By donning the Jiraiya Suit inherited from his father, Toha becomes Jiraya, Master of the Togakure School, who must face against the evil Sorcerers Clan, as well as numerous ninjas from different parts of the world.

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    emphasis on "might" stick ;)
    – NKCampbell
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 18:43
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    Worthwhile adding in a picture since the question is largely focusing on the visual elements.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 20:06
  • So cool, thanks for the extra info!
    – Ono Sendai
    Commented Oct 13, 2020 at 21:47
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    It looks like you're saying that the toy from 1990 is based on a show that aired in 1998. I'm guessing that the toy is from the '90s, not the specific year 1990. Good answer otherwise! Commented Oct 14, 2020 at 20:29
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    @aherocalledFrog Nope, that was me not checking my numbers correctly. It was aired in 1988-1989. Thanks for mentioning it. I have corrected it now. Commented Oct 14, 2020 at 20:43

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