Goods: Kotetsu and Barnaby PVC and Action Figures (Tiger & Bunny, Figuarts)

Kotetsu figure by Megahouse released!

Title: G.E.M. Series Tiger & Bunny Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
Available: September 2012
Price: 7,140 Yen (w/tax) 20% off at cdJapan

Title: G.E.M. Series Tiger & Bunny Barnaby Brooks Jr.
Available: February 2013
Price: 7,140 Yen (w/tax) 20% off at cdJapan

They made a very nice face sculpt of Ojisan :D

I’m not as excited by Bunny but he does have his trademark tsuntsun face and an extra head without his glasses.

Title: Kaburagi T. Kotetsu – 12 Perfect Model
Available: March 2013
Preorder ends: TBA
Price: 18,000 Yen
Tamashii Store Exclusive
Order link: http://p-bandai.jp/chara/0042/item-1000077237/?TOP_A

Title: Barnaby Brooks Jr. – 12 Perfect Model
Price/Available: ???

These are pose-able action figures with clothing made of fabric material by Medicom Toy. Real Action Heroes are 1/6 scale and about 30 cm tall. But the prices are usually 3 times higher than most action figures/PVC statues. Usually the head/face sculpts are quite true to the original designs. And they can be lots of fun (if you can save up enough $$$ for them..) We can strip them and put them in moeyukata like this way and that (^///^)

I would love to have these 2! (*o*)

Woohoo~ I think they can be stripped! XD But I’m not too keen on amputating Bunny’s legs due to the boots (which seems to be similar to my Chun Li RAH). I hope he does have a pair of proper feet and not just a pair of boots orz;; Kotetsu’s feet looks safe though.

Title: Wild Tiger – 12 Perfect Model
Price: 25,000 Yen (that’s crazy orz;;)
Available: December 2012

Title: Barnaby Brooks Jr. – 12 Perfect Model
Price/Available: ???

There’s also their heroes suits version and they have led lights that glow :D But 25,000 Yen for each… It’s a big -NO- for me. Wishlisted but I’m sure fans will snap them up. I’ll be content with their Figuarts, albeit the much smaller size.

2012 May Restock!

Tiger & Bunny Barnaby Brooks Jr S.H.Figuarts
Price: 4,500 Yen 4,o5o Yen (discounted price at CDJapan)
Date: April 2012

Store exclusive action figure: Tiger & Bunny Barnaby Brooks Jr S.H.Figuarts Tamashii Nation 2011 Limited Edition
Price: 6,000 Yen 5,1oo Yen (discounted price at CDJapan)
Date: April 2012

Check out the official site of Figuarts for more updates!
Official site: http://tamashii.jp/special/tiger_bunny/index.html

Update! Kotetsu looking cute and awesome in his chibi figure form!

Title: Chibi-Arts Tiger & Bunny Kotetsu T. Kaburagi
Price:
3,465 Yen (w/tax)
Availability: June 2012.
Description: 本体、帽子、帽子用前髪、マヨネーズ、チャーハン、マヨネーズチャーハン、バーナビーへのプレゼント、交換用腕パーツ 一式、交換用表情パーツ×2種、専用台座、セリフパーツ+台座 一式

Managed to snag myself one ojisan! :D Also available for pre-order, casual wear Tiger and Bunny figures will be exclusive items sold only at Bandai’s online store. The good news is that they will be made-to-order and each person can order up to 24 pieces.

Barnaby Brooks Jr. Figuarts ZERO PVC is up for preorder!

Title: Figuarts ZERO Barnaby Brooks Jr. PVC figure フィギュアーツZERO バーナビー・ブルックスJr.
Price:
3,675 Yen (w/tax)
Official order page
: http://p-bandai.jp/category/0001/item-1000014179/
Preorder deadline: from 23 January 2012 till ??? TBA
Availability: June 2012. Store exclusive and made-to-order, so if you must have it, then don’t miss it!
Description: Approx 155 mm tall. Includes: figure, additional hair part, additional face part, sash (2 types), base

Title: Figuarts ZERO Kotetsu T. Kaburagi PVC figure フィギュアーツZERO 鏑木・T・虎徹
Price:
3,675 Yen (w/tax)
Official order page
: http://p-bandai.jp/category/0001/item-1000013283/
Preorder deadline: from 25 October 2011 till 23 January 2012
Availability: April 2012. Store exclusive and made-to-order, so if you must have it, then don’t miss it!
Description: About 155mm tall, includes figure, base and additional arm part (holding the birthday present)

Try ordering from:
1) biginjapan.com and
2) tokyohunter.com
3) CDJapan

It works out to approximately the same as if you go through a proxy.

These guys are looking very good!


Title: Tiger & Bunny (タイガー&バニー)

Rating: Recommended

Summary (from wiki):
The series takes place in a fictional, re-imagined version of New York City called Sternbild City, where 45 years before, individuals with superpowers called “NEXT” started appearing and some of them became superheroes. Each of a city’s most famous superheroes work for a sponsor company and their uniforms also contain advertising for real-life companies. Their heroic activity is broadcast on the popular television show “Hero TV”, where they accumulate points by each feat accomplished and the best ranked hero of the season is crowned “King of Heroes”.

The story mainly focuses on veteran hero Kotetsu T. Kaburagi aka Wild Tiger who is assigned with a new partner, a young man named Barnaby Brooks Jr. However, Barnaby and Kotetsu usually have trouble working together as they have conflicting opinions on how a superhero should act.

Cast:
Hirata Hiroaki as Kaburagi T. Kotetsu 鏑木・T・虎徹 (Wild Tiger)
Morita Masakazu as Barnaby Brooks Jr. バーナビー・ブルックスJr
Kotobuki Minako as Karina Lyle (Blue Rose)
Inoue Go as Keith Goodman (Sky High)
Tsuda Kenjiro as Nathan Seymour (Fire Emblem)
Ise Mariya as Pao-Lin Huang (Dragon Kid)
Kusunoki Taiten as Antonio Lopez (Rock Bison)
Okamoto Nobuhiko as Ivan Karelin (Origami Cyclone)
Yusa Kouji as Yuri Petrov (Lunatic)

Comment:

This is one of my favourite animes from the last season. Besides fast-paced, action-packed animation characteristic of Sunrise’s works, the plot is engaging and entertaining. There are colourful personalities with interesting backstories and refreshing villians and side characters. And having Yusa Kouji voicing one of the good/bad guys is an icing on the cake for me.

The Kotetsu x Barnaby (reversible) pairing is also very popular among the fujoshi and BL mangaka. Thanks to the BL fan-service in the anime lol.

That’s Bunny (in suit) giving Tiger (in old suit) the ohime-sama dakou
(lit. Carrying the Princess in his arms)

Figuarts are planning to release the whole series of characters from the anime. Fortunately I’m not aiming to collect all of them ^^;; maybe only the ones of Kotetsu and Barnaby if they look good.

The first two mecha suit releases of Tiger and Bunny (right) were snapped up in a flash.I would like to get those two on the left, so I’ll be watching their release closely. Update: For those who missed out preordering Tiger’s mecha, they’re now bundling him with the character setting guide.

Release dates for some of the other figures are not announced yet. I’m quite sure we can buy most of them from usual online hobby stores but they’ll probably sell out fast.

And not to forget, these cute goods of the characters in chibi form <3 Rubber keyholders.

And trading figures… I haven’t bought any of them tho… lack of $$$. ^^;;;

And of course the evil Animate Japan exclusive Blu-Ray DVD tokuten Deformation chibis. Preorders are already sold out.

Update: 19 February 2012! More exclusive made-to-order items from the maker’s online store :)

Title: Deformeister Petites Special Edition デフォルマイスタープチ TIGER&BUNNY Special Edition
Price: 3,150 Yen (w/tax)
Available: June 2012
Link: http://p-bandai.jp/chara/0042/item-1000014998/
No. of designs: 6

Kotetsu’s cap is removable!

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96 thoughts on “Goods: Kotetsu and Barnaby PVC and Action Figures (Tiger & Bunny, Figuarts)”

  1. The Tiger and Bunny Perfect Models look very nice.
    I would like to have one but they are expensive.
    I like the Perfect Models though. ( Even though I never watched the show. )

  2. Wow, these look so good! I love Barnaby’s style. Definitely my favorite sculpt from this company.
    What i notice about these figures is the hand size. They always looks a tiny bit bigger for some reason. XD

    The prices for these is just a tiny bit more expensive than the Blackjack one i saw this morning.
    The sad thing is that the Blackjack one is not made by the same company these were made from. So i don’t know to much about ZCWORLD products….but the figure is amazing… ;_;
    It’s going to kill me all day trying to make a final decision on to get it are not.OTL
    1/6 is small??

    1. @dandycorsets: Yeah their face sculpts usually good. I hope they give Barnaby proper feet. *fingers crossed* Otherwise he’ll look really weird wearing yukata with a pair of boots DX

      Hehe you’re right! If I’m not wrong, the general anatomy guideline is that hands are usually about the size of the person’s face. These do look a little bigger!

      The first person I thought of when I saw the Black Jack figure was you :D I’m tempted by this figure too cos he looks fabulous. ZCWorld seems to be a Hong Kong company. They make quite pretty 1/6 accessories. I’m not sure of the quality but they sure look good!

      1/6 is like half the size of your dolfie cutie if I’m not wrong… 30cm.

    2. I wanted to get him so bad, but I don’t have the funds for that. I went looking for reviews on the company’s other dolls and i’m not to fond of how the anatomical structure looks. (looks kinda like robo cop lol.) Things could be different for this figure but….i guess i’ll wait. Will have to take a chance hopefully there’s still some left after if i have the money.

    3. @dandycorsets: I would love to have him too but that price! DX Though I’m still kinda regretting my decision for not bombing my cash on Setsuna F Seirei’s RAH the last time. He was also an exclusive like these two. I may cave at the last minute. Who knows? D: But I’m not that keen partly cos his hat on his head sculpt is fixed.

      Well, usually RAH figures are robo cops inside XD Speaking from experience. I would think that Kotetsu-san’s body should be similar to Lulu’s.

    4. I caved, but I caved way to late. No more Blackjacks on sale! Gahhh OTL
      http://www.zcgirl.com/v2/Headline.aspx?topic=120&lang=en
      amazing pics of the faaaaace aww… I also saw him up on ebay already but…he is not released yet! so i’m not sure if it’s a boot leg are what, it’s very weird! o-o

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/ZCWO-1-6-Premier-Collection-Black-Jack-FIGURE-Freeship-NR-/380474613653
      can figures like these be boot legs? hmm…… o-o

      Did you cave for any of the Tiger and Bunny RAH’s?XD

    5. @dandycorsets: I think you should wait for the release and see how much it is then. Sometimes people cancel orders or there’s actually more stock than initially put up. The one on ebay seems legit but I haven’t bought from them before so I can’t say for sure :P

      I didn’t cave XD (proud of self but I’ll probably regret if they make a Lunatic (Yuri casual form) But since its not likely to be made, I should be ok ^^;;

  3. Aaaaah, man, I want these~~
    Yes, the price is crazy, but I’m sure if I had enough cash, it would be worth to spend that amount in these two ;w; They look absolutely amazing.

    1. @Lehanan: I heard that the casual wear version could be exclusive items orz;;; I hope not cos it’ll add at least 20% to the total price if we are to get them.

  4. I have a question for you about figure making companies. Which company is better figuarts or GEM? The reason I ask is I have purchased both Kotetsu and Barnaby from Figuarts and now GEM is making Kotetsu figure. Is that one going to be better than one I bought?

    Is there a company that is better than another?

    Thanks Pony!!

    1. @TatsukiHoneyBunny: their sizes are different but because we paid for proxy that’s why we ended up paying almost the same as the megahouse version when we bought the smaller size figuarts.

      Megahouse makes pretty awesome figures too. So you can consider getting their version as well if u like their sculpts.

      I think their kotetsu looks pretty handsome but since I’m not that big a fan and I already have the figuarts one, I decided not to get him. I’m waiting for his RAH action figure and would consider getting it instead depending on the price.

    2. Thanks. I am not going to purchase the other one. I just was curious. I just happy I have and will have both kotetsu and Barnaby figures.

      I am starting to collect figures and if there was a company that make better ones than the rest.

      I am starting to ramble…Thanks!

    1. Noteworthy tidbit – the CD Japan preorder deadline ends this monday, December 5th. Since Japan’s time zone is ahead from other places through the world, some people might have just one day left to order the figure.

  5. @ponytale – Thanks! It looks like I do not have to pay until the items become available. Which can be a bad thing for me. Because i will pre-order something then forget about untill I get an email say “You owe us money!!” Ooops!! I think I give the proxy you listed a try!

    Thanks for all the help. My wallet does not thank you(lol) but otaku side does! ;o)

    ——
    on a random note: when I post here(your blog) with PC and no website info, I get my wordpress picture icon but when I am on my Mac and have website info I get the rabbit thing that dances.
    Do you know why that is? if not, it is okay. I just found it to be interesting.

    1. @TasukiHoneyBunny: I know! It’s bad for our bank accounts but I also know the feeling of regret when I found out about limited edition goods I wanted only after they’re out-of-stock or sold out.

      I think its a gravatar thing… you probably have registered your icon with gravatar so it loads up when you enter your email/website? ^^ If you don’t, then a random avatar pops up.

  6. @people

    Lol why do u all want alter to release these? They might be very well done but alter is expensive!! Bandai products also has very good quality and it’s alot cheaper!

  7. Those chibi trading figures were sold out within 24 hours of announcement. I was shocked!!

    Anyway ponytale, have I ever told u that I love your blog? You always reveal these nice exclusives. Please keep on writing more about figures on boys! And of course some of the most obscure goodies from BL games.

    1. @Urusaiii: yeah, all the T&B figures are sold out within less than a few hours. Even the 2 limited edition bundles with the Blu-Rays too ^^;;;

      Thanks for the love! XD Hope to keep doing this for as long as I can <3

  8. I’m happy I’m not that T&B fan, I like anime but it’s not “ooh need to buy all of these!!”, like most fans I know. I specially like Kotetsu, and this figure looks great, but missing is not a pain to me. I’m pretty happy with his plushie.

    1. @planck-chan: me too *_* I skipped the mechas and chibis.but its scary how the overall effect from the masses spills over and I become tempted by them too. But I did order one Kotetsu casual wear figure cos I like him in casual wear. His plushie is cute! XD But I must resist OTL;;

  9. Me wants ;A; But I’m gonna spend like 100USD for the Akira new figure and I’m like… well, broke? XD

    I would kill to get these ones OTL

    1. @TasukiHoneyBunny: Yes its exclusive, so you can either use a proxy go to the sites I listed above to get them. *whisper* They probably made their staff order 24 pieces each for resale lol~

  10. Gosh!! All the togainu no chi figures AND tiger bunny plushies are around march/ April!!!
    WHY Do they do this to us!!??

  11. I’m a bit confused, where on Bandai’s site is Kotetsu available for pre-order? I can’t seem to find him anywhere Q~Q

  12. o.O the figures are exclusiv for bandai shop and the both shops have order little of it? I will buy it by amiami…is cheaper -.-

    1. @Levi: They’re exclusives so you won’t be able to get it from amiami. Here’s the official store link p-bandai.jp/category/0001/item-1000013283/

  13. now that alter is going to make plushies of these two
    im hoping that they will also make pvc figures *-*
    with that on mind, i will skip these ones :P

  14. Really? On all page it isn´t the human figures only the mecha figures. And by tamashii and bandai isn´t a release of the human figures.

    1. @Levi: Some of the figures do not have a release date yet, that’s probably why they didn’t put them up on the website. The ones shown are prototypes and coming soon ^^ We have to wait for the official announcement. The human figures are also released by S.H.Figuarts who are doing the mechas.

  15. @Mayon better made figures… HMMMMM
    well, i guess i could wait and see if that happens….
    its not like im loaded with money anyways x.x
    i wish we could see other companies making them soon
    so we dont miss these pair in case they are the only ones that will be made e.x

  16. They get sold out pretty fast, and if I were to own a card, I will definitely buy every single figure/merchandise related to TnB (and end up having to live in the street cause I will go bankrupt).

    lol. Damn you TnB, why make me fall in despair and get depressed? ToT But I really really want to oen that Bunny suit figurine…. /plots to steal

    (On another note, I am glad I pick up TnB. and got My life was never complete without it. lol.)

    1. @Lurker: Lol~ you love the series so much! Hopefully you can get the figures you want! Be prepared for an onslaught of TnB goods besides the figures too.

  17. I just saw these up on tsuki-board, they look so awesome! The other mecha type figures sold out so fast…if i am lucky i hope to get my hands on tiger and his bunny~ XD

    1. @sigma: yeah the mecha were sold out within hours ^^;; I have a feeling their casual wear PVCs would too.

      However, I’m inclined to think they’ll reissue them with a second shipment. They probably didn’t anticipate that much of a demand at first.

      Good luck getting them! XD

  18. Ojisan is too thin :c
    I was so going to get these, but someone said in a forum that since the series got popular, other -better made- figures would be made… So I guess I’ll wait.

    @Levi : the lil guys will be released in October. Beware of the sold out!

    1. @Mayon: You have a good point… Let’s see how it works out XD If these PVCs of the boys are in the affordable range, I’ll try to get them as well. If better quality ones come out, then I’ll decide later! Are you referring to the keychains? or the Chibis?

  19. I’m very inclined to buy the PVC’s, though still fighting the urge since it’s not one of my domain series.

    Then again, I’ve only yet avoided seeing the anime because I know I’d go out and buy everything related (including tons of doujinshi) if I were to fall for its charms ; h ;

    1. @Oru: It’s quite an entertaining series with a fair share of characters who have their own quirks. The PVCs look good! If you’re sure you can avoid watching the series forever then its ok ^^;; but if you think you might succumb, then might as well do it now so that related goods won’t cost a fortune if you want to buy them later OTL;;

  20. Gosh, they’re really gorgeous! Barnaby looks very sexy and Kotetsu is also hot, damn! Figuarts tend to be sold out in miliseconds, it’ll be a hard and epic battle to order them.

    I still need to resume this series, only watched 2 episodes. Everybody (into BL I mean XD) loves the fanservice that feeds all famdom. But at the same time if I became a real fan, I’d be really disappointed if I could not get the figures.

    1. @planck-chan: yeah, it’s incredible how fast this series sold out ^^;; The series is good! I enjoy it a lot but I don’t think I’ll be too upset if I can’t get some of the figures for now (Maybe until much later lol~) I’m only interested in their casual wear form. I don’t find their suits that attractive. And they’re not cheap either. My wallet will be much happier if they’re priced around figma price.

  21. I woudl like have the both human from tiger & bunny only + keyholders….but it don´t gives a release date. On the tamashii homepage are all release to nov. and no stand than. I think both figures comes in dec….I must show on amiami for the preoders dayly!

    1. @Levi: Yeah those are showned during an event to whet our appetites! The release dates will be announced later if they don’t have it at this time… so we have to be patient and alert :P

  22. im amazed how everything is sold out!
    i tried 10 different stores to get tiger (mecha version), AND HE IS SOLD OUT
    i did find one with bunny, but i want both, not just one
    im keeping an eye on HLJ in case reopen orders close to release date…

    i hope the pvc figures arent exclusives…
    i also do not plan to get them all
    just the pair, cos i like them
    i see them more like a bromance pair than yaoi…
    i just cant picture them doing the nasty >_>
    or even falling in love lol
    bromance is good enought for me lol xd

    1. @Shirokaze: I believe they’ll do a reissue of those figures, considering the popularity… they want to make those money too right?

      You have a point about the bromance rather than Yaoi XD lol~ they look cuter like that together. Shounen-ai?

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