I regularly browse through Yahoo! Japan auctions and it never ceases to amaze me the weird and wonderful Datsun related items that pop up on there. In particular, the assorted collectible items and ephemera associated with the brand. Take this curious figure pictured on the left. This cheeky chap, standing just shy of a metre tall, must have been used for publicity for the Sunny range, possibly in a dealer showroom, as he proudly wears the logo across his chest. But what possible purpose could it have served? Sadly the auction listing gave little away in it’s description so I guess it’ll remain a mystery unless someone out there knows?

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