Review by JoshB
Kigurimix are a series of bottle cap figures released by Tomy in Japan. Each figure is about 2 inches tall, and is permanently attached to a base. When activated,a Kigurumi will dance along with music, or with each other! Kigurumix figures respond to sound, whether it is a clap of the hand or a techno beat. Please see our feature article for more background information.
Norimonoman is a panda vehicle that can hold one Kigurimix figure. It is part of the Kigurumiman series, a sub-line of Kigurimix that features sentai-styled figures with its own backstory.
This particular panda is a Warumono-type. Waru, in Japanese means "Bad". There is also a good guy version, called Iimono-type. Each panda comes with the same accessories:
- Sticker sheet
- Tail pipes
- Steering wheel
- Coin box
- Pull string
No Kigurumiman is included with the panda.
You attach the ball end of the pull string to the panda's mouth, and when it moves it has a kind of wobble action. The tail of the panda is also the same kind of ball connector, so you can connect a string of pandas together to make a long Kigurumiman panda chain.
The sticker sheet has no particular guide so most stickers can be placed wherever you want. The steering wheel goes into a groove in the cockpit but has to be removed to fit a Kigurumiman.
The coin box is puzzling. Is the Norimonoman meant to be a coin-operated battle panda? Or is it just an amusement ride?
|Posted 10 February, 2005 - 21:44 by JoshB|