Product: Naruto Trading Figure Collection Vol 1
Product Type: Trading Figures
Number of Figures in Range: Unknown
Suggested Retail Price (SRP): £1.99 each
TokyoToys.Com (UK Based)
Rarity: Hard to Find
Reviewer: Tom (Webmaster)
Click on the following links to see pics of the figures reviewed
Sakura | Sasuke |
Coming from one of the biggest anime merchandise manufacturers and based upon
the biggest anime of recent years, this was one range I was highly
anticipating - particularly as they were released in Japan just after my recent
I am a big fan of gashapon and trading figures from Japan as they
are often a decent representation of your favourite characters for the cost of a
lottery ticket. We rarely get figures of such quality in the west for less
then £7, so to obtain several figures for the same price cannot be argued with.
Each figure in the Naruto range is around 5cm (2") high and all come with
a decent stand which actually displays the figure effectively. Each
character is vibrant and colourful and are posed in ways which represent their
personalities making them instantly recognisable.
The Sakura figure (4.5cm approx) is the best of the bunch due to a combination
of facial detail and the pose, which perfectly reflect her two personalities in
the anime. Fans of Naruto will know that although Sakura puts on a
sweet and innocent front, her 'inner-Sakura' shows her true cunning, selfish
character and the figure represents this by having Sakura in a cunning action
pose and yet gives her a facial expression that represents the happier mask that
she wears. On top of this it is excellently detailed, and is the
most striking figure of the range.
The Sasuke figure (5.5cm/2.2" approx) also represents the character well by
having him stand with his hands in his pockets to represent his angst, and yet
his cold facial expression represents his amazing ninja ability and willingness
to fight anything that comes his way. The facial lines are slightly
thicker then the Sakura figure, but this is merely to show Sasuke's masculinity.
The figure is slightly dull appearance overall, but this is just how Sasuke is
in the anime, so the figure does a good job of representing him.
The Zabuza figure is the tallest of the collection (9cm/4.5" approx) and well
represents this highly threatening character by giving him an intimating pose
that towers over the other figures. Zabuza's excellent sword is included
with this figure and this tops off a great piece.
Lastly we have the Naruto figure which, although it does manage to
capture cheeky personality perfectly, does not quite measure up to the other
figures as the facial features are slightly heavy and look as though someone as
drawn over them in felt-tip. However, this criticism does only apply when
Naruto is compared to the other figures, by itself it is a good
representation of the character that should please fans.
Overall I would recommend these to any Naruto fan or just anyone who
would like to add some cheap fun figures to their desk. For £2 each, you
can't really go wrong and there aren't many other things this good for £2
(except a winning lottery ticket!).