Beast Saga Blind-Boxed Action Figures
Item No.: BS-03 Manufacturer:Takara-Tomy Includes:Spear, shield, 2 dice, trading card Action Feature:Dice launch out of stomach Retail:525 yen (or about $7) Availability: September 2012 Other: Also translated as "Bamed"
I don't know what Bamet Burst is. I'm no ornithologist, and since he doesn't even have wings I might be missing some larger point. This clear version (as well as the painted version) are awesome-looking figures but as to authenticity, I'm too bird-ignorant to know what it is I'm looking at here.
The figure has 4 points of articulation and is is pretty clear. The jewel-like look is really nicely done here, as the clear, sort of colorless plastic is set of by a rich, deep clear blue. Devoid of paint save for his gold eyes, the figure looks really weird. And great. The sculpt is wonderful, but the color combination feels like a product which fell out of a time warp. This is like the negative-universe version of another real toy.
The plastic color brings out the feather detail nicely, while the white plastic sort of absorbs the detail and lets the blue shine through. It's almost a shame they didn't hold this color scheme for the inevitable penguin, because man it looks fantastic. I guess you can pretend it's a penguin. Why not? I won't judge.
The figure includes the token dice launcher, which is the same as pretty much every figure. In addition to the green die (same as the regular Bamet) it includes an orange arrow die, and it has some sort of significance. I don't know what it is. I like the figure though, and the dice launcher works pretty well.
The set is rounded out by a spear and shield which were also included with the regular painted Bamet as well as Rynas. I like the clear figure better than the painted one, even though the painted one is quite excellent. You may as well get both versions, really, because what else are you going to do with your money? Save it? I'd like to see you try! Anyway, go ahead and get one of these if the chance comes up.
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