Dec 20
Cacophanus

Available From HobbyLink Japan – HLJ.com

By Cacophanus from Mecha Damashii

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Following the unboxing, here is the review for the Robot Damashii Bozune from the series Aura Battler Dunbine. This is a solid figure but the accuracy to the design has produced some interesting results.

The fact we even have a Bozune figure is cause for celebration and Bandai hasn’t held back on this rendition. It’s very faithful to the original design by Yutaka Izubuchi as well, but in so it has resulted in a few minor issues.

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Like most aura battlers, the Bozune is meant to be airborne and as such it means that if you want to display these figures properly you will need the appropriate Tamashii Stand (sold separately).

The reason I mention this is that the Bozune is unique in terms of its feet configuration compared to other aura battlers. Unlike the Dunbine, which has feet like a bird with two toes swept forward and one back, the Bozune has a different setup.

Specifically, the Bozune’s feet have one prong forward and two either side. This means there is nothing to stabilise the rear and the result is that due to the original design, this figure has some trouble standing up on its own.

Admittedly, I was able to pose the figure standing but it wasn’t easy and really it needs a stand to be shown off properly.

Like prior aura battler releases in this line, the wings at the rear need to be affixed carefully, as they are fragile. However, once attached the wings are very poseable and the general articulation across the figure is excellent.

The sculpt is also utterly spot on and captures one of the stranger-looking aura battlers very well indeed. Again, you can also open up the cockpit but like the other aura battler figures, it lacks a pilot.

In terms of gimmicks, you have some interesting “hands” with their own flame bomb launchers in the palms. Due to the configuration of the fingers, you need additional parts to hold the aura sword and gatling auto cannon.

The gatling auto cannon also comes with a strap that allows you to holster it over the aura battler’s shoulder. This belt can also be partly detached to place it properly. One point to take note of is that the switch that releases the belt is fragile, so don’t pull on it too vigorously.

The final point is that this is actually quite a bit bigger than the Robot Damashii Dunbine (shown above), so it seems that Bandai is at least keeping to the scales from the series.

All in all, this is a really good and very accurate figure of the Bozune. If you are like me and love Aura Battler Dunbine, then you need to get this, if only to complete your very own aura battler army.
 

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