Kamakura had quite a bit of exposure during the 2000s relaunch line. In just three years, he had three small figure releases, plus a 12 inch figure. His first version, the dreaded banana headed, Action Attack monstrosity, stands as one of the downright goofiest figures of the era. This one succeeded it, and improved upon its unfortunately masked predecessor.
Included in a two pack alongside another figure (Storm Shadow) previously equipped with Action Attack, Kamakura was significantly redesigned rather than just refitted sans action gimmick. While he’s wearing the same sort of belt and sash combo that he sported before, he’s returned to the armored boot, kneepads and gauntlets of the Devil’s Due comic design.
His accessory complement included a fairly unique looking sword and scabbard, a nice variation from the standard few ninja swords that seemed to permeate the 2002-2006 era. He also sported one of those strange and useless wrist communicators, along with a very familiar looking Uzi. I guess he borrowed it from his sensei. Kamakura hit shelves two more times in this same deco. In the later Valor vs. Venom discount store single packs, he was given recolored weapons. With the even cheaper 2008 single figures, he wasn’t given any accessories. Wow, a ninja without so much as a sword. Incredible.