S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr.

Background:

From the ever popular Super-Hero anime series “Tiger & Bunny” comes the super rookie Barnaby Brooks Jr. He is the newest addition to Hero TV, partnered with Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, a.k.a Wild Tiger. Although he possesses the same super human strength as Wild Tiger, he is much more level headed, logical and strategic.

S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr.

Name: Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Manufacturer: Bandai
Line: S.H.Figuarts
Sculptor:
Designer: Masakazu Katsura
Scale: Non-scale
Material: ABS, PVC, POM, Zndc
Release: Oct 2011
Original Price: ¥4,500 (approx. $53AUD / $55USD)
Height: 154mm / 6.06inches

Packaging:

As always, the S.H.Figuart packaging does not disappoint. The uniform size packaging of this series means that it is extremely easy to stack and store making it very collector friendly, plus the artwork always looks amazing. The main figure can be clearly seen through the front window so you know exactly what you are getting!

  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. packaging front
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. packaging back
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. packaging
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. packaging inside

Accessories:

Bunny comes with a limited number of accessories which includes one optional “Amazon.co.jp” sponsorship arm guard, pair of open pal hands, his Good Luck mode leg part and a Tamashii Stage. The first time I swapped over the arm guard part I found it extremely difficult to put it back on, but it does fits nicely in there, eventually. I can’t say the same about the Good Luck mode leg however, I tried for about 2 minutes to take his standard leg off, sweating profusely in the process as I was afraid to break his hip joint in the process. Eventually I gave up…I just couldn’t risk breaking the toy and I would probably advice you to do the same.

  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. with optional arm guard part
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. with optional hand parts
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. with his Good Luck mode leg part
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr.'s Tamashii stage

Form/Sculpt:

It’s no wonder this toy sold out so quickly, I mean look at it, it is absolutely beautiful. The streamline proportions of the sculpt makes it look like it jumped straight out of the screen, unrealistic for a power suit yes, but stunning as a toy! I really love the way Bandai has executed the clear parts on the figure, it gives the whole thing more depth. As usual the feet are die-cast which makes the toy very planted and easy to pose.

S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr.

Articulation/Action:

Speaking of poses, this guy is pretty amazing. All the joints have just the right amount of friction making them easy to move but stay in place with no slippage. The only restriction in movement I’ve encountered is the head, due to the design of the neck cowl armour the head is unable to tilt backwards but he can look pretty much straight down at his own feet.

  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. ready for a fight
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. heroic stance No. 01
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. heroic stance No. 02
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. power punch
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. dash
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. flying kick

Paint/Print:

For such a little guy the paint job is quite incredible. The facial detail is really nice with 7 different colours on there alone, and the rest of the body is just as good. Everything is really tidy with the exception of a small area on the top right thigh being slightly fuzzy but that is to be expected from a mass produced toy. If I was to be really picky, I’d say the colour matching of the white between the foot and the rest of the toy could have been a bit better – the white on the foot is more of a standard gloss white as opposed to the pearl white used elsewhere.

  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. head paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. back of head paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. chest paint and print detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. back paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. arm guard print detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. feet paint detail

Detail/Features:

Standing next to Wild Tiger you can see how much slimmer Bunny is, they really do make a great team both in their heroic exploits and on camera!

  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. with S.H.Figuarts Wild Tiger
  • S.H.Figuarts Barnaby Brooks Jr. - Stormtrooper has a new weapon!

Overall:

I highly recommend this toy to any anime fan, especially if you have seen the anime series. If you haven’t, you should! This toy is very well executed, heaps of fun to play with and looks great on display.

The only downside with this toy is the fragile hip joints. I would recommend that you be very careful with it and unless you have really steady surgeon like hands, I wouldn’t attempt to swap the Good Luck mode leg part.

Thanks again for visiting, be sure to check out Wild Tiger’s review (link below) if you haven’t already done so.


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