Munyu Munyu Zubaan
Review by siningy
The DX MMZ-02 Munyu Munyu Zuuban comes courtesy of HobbyLink Japan. It’s available, and on sale here!
Check out Sentai Seiya’s review of the Moe Moe Z-Cune by Sentai Seiyas here.
I’ve only seen some of Akibaranger, so I’m not too familiar with the Munyu Munyu Zubaan, but from what I understand, it is an Aoi-tan figure similar to the Moe Moe Z-Cune. The Munyu Munyu Zuuban transforms into a blade allowing Akiba Red to transform into Super Akiba Red. The MMZ-02 is also listed as a 1:1 replica and seems to be the predecessor to Bandai’s current Proplica line.
Being 1:1 scaled replica, The Munyu Munyu Zuuban comes in a gigantic box maybe 18in long. The MMZ-02 comes packaged in the top tray while the bottom tray comes with a stand allowing the Aoi-tan to be displayed in blade and figure form. An extra piece also allows the MMZ-01 to combine with MMZ-02 into Munyu Moe Zubakyuuun.
In figure form, Aoi-tan looks identical to the actual in show prop. The stand plugs into a connector on her back that can also rotate when the red button is pressed down. The figure form has no actual articulation, but the legs can be moved a little bit if you want to have her with one leg a bit forward of the other.
Transformation into blade mode is quick and simple. The right arm simply flips up slightly while the left one rotates up 180 degrees. Pressing the buttons on both sides of Aoi-tan allows the blade to fold up and the back connector folds down into a vertical position. The two black buttons on the ‘knees’ unlock the legs and allows them to extend and fold into the handle. The handle locks into place when a red button on the inside of each leg pops out a tab to secure the blade.
The blade form of the Munyu Munyu Zuuban looks like a relatively convincing knife with an obvious girl shaped handle. The colorful hair on the blade is really gorgeous and a trigger on the back plays sounds. Unfortunately I didn’t have any spare batteries to test out the function.
Munyu Munyu Zuuban is definitely not for everyone. In fact, the original retail price and rather unique nature of the Aoi-tan probably put off many potential customers. If you can get past all this, it is a really cool display piece and one of the few affordable 1:1 scale accurate replicas on the market. It’s probably not something I’ll keep out when company is over…but I don’t regret owning one. HobbyLink Japan currently has these on sale for roughly 30 dollars, which is quite a steal given the quality and size.
|Posted 12 August, 2015 - 01:00 by siningy|