I am a fairly new fan. I purchased the anime for my nephew some time back but did not watch it myself until a few months ago. My mom watched it before I did (shame shame on me!). Heihachi is my favorite samurai whom I hope to cosplay in the future. There is not a lot of merchandise out there for this series (that I've been able to spot in stores or at conventions) but at a con in May I found a booth that had the entire set of the Way of Samurais Figure Collection. Verrrrry nice.