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Barnaby Brooks Jr

Chibi-Arts Barnaby Brooks Jr!

Review by Animaven

It’s no secret that I love “Tiger & Bunny.” It was, quite possibly, my favorite show to come out of 2011 - a year that brought us “Steins;Gate,” “Madoka Magica” and the incredibly undervalued “Mawaru Penguindrum.” My figure collection count for “T&B?” 13, with two in shipping.

I’m a fan.

While Wild Tiger is undeniably my favorite, what is Tiger without Bunny? Therefore, Chibi-Arts’ Barnaby Brooks Jr.

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His box is pretty standard. The glue kind of came un-glued a bit on the back, but that’s probably just a problem with shipping things in Texas (yes, even in October).

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And here’s Bunny in his case! As you can see, he has a good amount of extra parts and accessories. Three faces, two hair pieces, four sets of arms? That’s a lot. And, of course, there’s the curry plate and the plushy bunny. He’s fully loaded.

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Bunny out of the case! He’s got a little sass going, with the hand on his hip. A little odd for Bunny, but that’s okay. Misplaced sass does come back in this figure.

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Here he is from the side. He kind of bows forward a bit in the waist and hips, but he doesn’t have to stand that way. The stand is very easy to use, quite convenient. Chibi-Arts is usually pretty good about that.

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And now Bunny from the back! All is well here.

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Here’s Bunny’s face without the glasses. I’m not terribly fond of him without, so I’ll keep the glasses on for much of this review.

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Whether he’s thinking sad thoughts or, as fangirls like to dream, thinking of Tiger, Bunny blushing is incredibly adorable.

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Here’s that sass again. Honestly, I don’t get it. He’s probably just hamming it up for the cameras, but still… Sass just wasn’t a major part of his character.

Ready to squee?

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This is my absolute favorite pose. The chibi aspect of this figure makes him look kind of like a lost little boy, or something. Honestly, he’s just adorable here. The bunny is really easy to put into his arms, and then you just melt looking at him. Such a sweet pose. It almost makes me forget I like Tiger more.

This is how I feel fangirls will react upon seeing him with his toy bunny:

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You can see on that picture that his hand isn’t shoved all the way into the wrist socket. The one thing I don’t like about Chibi-Arts is their tendency to snap if you push too hard. If you watch the video below, you’ll see why it worries me (towards the end). In any event, I won’t push too hard with them, so the hand kind of sticks out a bit.

Hungry?

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Tiger makes Bunny a plate of shrimp curry in the show - Chibi-Arts included it. Blue Rose comes with Pepsi and Dragon Kid comes with cheese puffs, or something like that, and steamed buns. This group likes to eat.

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One of the more heart-wrenching moments in the series is the whole “We believe in heroes” thing. It seems natural that skeptical Bunny would have the banner.

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All in all? He’s a great figure. He’s (mostly) easy to play with, looks fantastic and has a lot of versatility both with what you can do with him and the amount of different things to do with him, thanks to his accessories. Bunny is definitely a fun one to play with, and when you throw him in with the others…

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Well, a good time is had by all.


Posted 11 May, 2012 - 10:16 by Animaven