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Busou Shinki – Fubuki – Type Ninja

I got another review for you guys/gals, and this I have Shinki Fubuki! She is a type ninja with fox traits. Though, her legging shows a bird-like appearance. You can try Konami Style (Japan domain), Mandarake, or even E-Bay. I obtained mine from Mandarake for about $100 CAD, after a few very noobish happenings, with her arriving just this Friday.

(Link – MySite) – Fubuki with muffler/scarf.

(All images taken with a Lumix GF-1 – Pancake lens.)

Special Releases

Japanese Release Date: 26 December 2008

  • Fubuki (フブキ, Fubuki) Ninja Type, Full Set
    Character Character Designer: Unknown
    LE Konamistyle Japanese Exclusive

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Related Articles:

Battle Rondo review:
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1250

Diorama Studio:
http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=1459

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Fubuki is a limited edition figure, and I’m glad I managed to obtain her. I was keeping my eye on her for a very long time, and wanted her because of both Battle Rondo and Battle Masters. I saw her on Mandarake and thought I’d finally try ordering from there. This would now be my 5th Shinki (6th if you count two Renges).

It’s also amusing how she arrived on Friday the 13th, Renge Minion on Kitsune Wednesday, and Tsugaru right before New year’s day after being a tsundere.

Hmm….I dislike how people call her a “failninja” or “failfubuki”, or something close to those. She’s the starter for Battle Rondo and she was even picked out of a trash can and given to the player in Battle Masters. Poor Fubuki, nobody should treat you, or others like so :(. Fubuki and Benio should get a better reputation than from what I saw.

(Link – MySite) – Bubble wrapping to keep my loot safe.

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A.D 2035, there has been no world war 3, nor even invasions. The world has naturally evolved since 2006.

However, robots have now integrated into everyday life , and are active in various fields. “Shinki is a robot figure standing at 15 cm tall.

They have their own mind and emotions, and they co-exist amongst humans. People allow “shinkis”  to equip themselves with an array of ewaponry and armor, so that they can fight each other.

They fight for their pride to prove their strength or simply for victory! “shinkis that obey their owners orders and go to battle others of their kind are called “Busou Shinki”.

(Link – MySite) – Read above paragraph (above image) for the quote and summary of what they are.

(Link – MySite) – Busou Shinki for Battle Rondo. Fubuki is already in there so no code necessary. Pick her, an English guide and go!

(Link – MySite) – Cute!

(Link – MySite) – MSS Type Ninja/ninjya

(Link – MySite) – Fubuki’s 2008 muffler bonus.

(Link – MySite) – No display so just open up, drag the plastic, and view the contents within!

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(Link – MySite) – All of her parts.

(Link – MySite) – Uh? Is that left leg alright? It would be her right, but it’s on the left here.

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A one page two-sided instruction sheet on how to equip Fubuki.

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(Link – MySite) – I knew it! To note: even the clear plastic was stained.

(Link – MySite) – Fubuki activated.

(Link – MySite) – Fubuki: “Commencing memory startup…..Memory start up complete.”

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(Link – MySite) – “At your service, Master.”  (Link – MySite) – The tail is actually heavy.

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(Link – MySite) – All her parts on the instruction sheet.

(Link – MySite) – Fubuki: “Hello Master, what may I do for you today?”

(Link – MySite) – All her head configurations, including the one that was on her. Note the pegs to hold the mask.

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The armor was a bit of a pain and was reminded of how annoying Benio‘s waist armor was. You have to be a tad bit more forceful, but slightly less careful. You just have to peg, while with Benio you had to keep replacing parts after fixing another.

Also, do note the instruction sheet while studying the images. It’s just a little heads up if you’re the image studying type.

(Link – MySite) – Chest type is that of Benio’s with the clip.

(Link – MySite) – Much easier to piece onto Fubuki’s waist.

(Link – MySite) – A nice little idea to use pegs to place on the straps to hold the beetle-like armor.

(Link – MySite)                                           (Link – MySite) – Shhh! Fubuki is meditating ^^.

(Link – MySite) – ……Renge came to say hello?

– Renge: “Mastah? Who is this?”
Me: “She’s Fubuki, and she is a Type Ninja. She shall be staying with us from now on so do be kind.
– Renge: “Ah, so you won’t mind if I battle her then? I’m a bit bored after training you.
– Me: “Oi! No!…….Hey!….Wait damn it!
– Renge : “It’s ok Mastah, I shall win this one and make her my minion!
– Me: “You aren’t even repaired after trying to attach Figma parts onto your body….”
– Renge: “That’s your fault for not stopping me in time! Idiot Master!”
– Me: *sighs*
– Fubuki: “……..”

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– Renge: “Prepare to lose Fubuki! I shall prove to be the best for my Master!
– Me: *whispers to self* – “So much for a warm welcome.
– Fubuki: “….”

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– Renge: “Aiiiie!~ Impossible! I should be Class B! Wait!? Is she also a Class B?!”
– Me: “Yes! She is also a class B, she just downloaded her memory from the main databank.”
– Renge: “Idiot Masteeeerr!
– Me: “Well, I did try to warn you but you wouldn’t listen.

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– Fubuki: “There shall be neither victory, nor defeat; Master wouldn’t be pleased with either.”
– Renge: “……..?”

Draw! Shouts random female announcer from nowhere.

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Well, guess I’ll let them get used to one another……

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Many minutes later…….

(Link – MySite) – Renge and Fubuki are now great friends – Kon!

(Link – MySite) – How predictable! Renge stole Fubuki’s fox tail.

Fubuki: “Renge? May I have my tail back? Renge?” *shakes Renge*

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(Link – MySite) – I guess they’re both tired after greeting one another haha!

Fubuki’s Battle Rondo and Diorama Studio images in the next article! I have 54 images here!

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Final Thoughts:

Awesome figure! I’m glad I managed to get a hold of a mostly-mint condition (even possible?) Fubuki. Her gear, armor, and everything is absolutely awesome. If you can find her, get her! No holding back, chop chop!

Pros:

– Sweet attention to detailing! I mean, for something that is from 2008, the design and everything is top notch. She is pretty much faithful to her concept art counterpart. Fubuki’s thigh and legging armor impressed me the most about her. Even her katana was amazing.
– The Muffler/scarf was a nice addition to this get. It’s similar to the Figma order special that I got with Figma Shamal.
– The articulation on her is absolutely awesome! No complaints.
– The box is actually pretty sweet. The quote alone actually made her awesome. It’s probably because it’s a gem from the near past?
– Her joints and everything were pretty stiff and/or smooth. No looseness what-so-ever.

Cons:

Full-armor articulation: Her upper body struggles with articulation from the torso up.
My Fubuki’s legging armor ended up having a rusted screw. A slight of rust was also spotted on Fubuki’s hair piece, probably? I’m debating whether to get the screw replaced now, or keep it and risk it.
Her waist armor is a bit of a pain to put onto her body. You have to pull both sides to make it fit onto her waist to the point were you risk snapping the rubber.
– The muffler restricts head movement, and even pops off when in full armor.

Thanks for viewing and hoping to snap more images of her on her “outdoor adventure” later! Peace!

  • Hauptsturmfuhrer_Mikuo says:

    glad to see I corrupted another with Fubuki 🙂

    also agreed with some of your cons.. the Muffler part is most disappointing

    May 15, 2011 at 1:54 am
  • Persocom says:

    Awesome, you got yourself Fubuki when I wasn’t looking. Really nice to see her and a review for her. I’m still planning to get that elusive winged version eventually and this didn’t help the desire go away XD It’s also good to know they did a good job on her, after all she’s the most familiar character of the entire series because we all start with her.

    May 15, 2011 at 10:15 am
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    @Mikuo: Me wanting Fubuki and seeing yours, ya lol.

    @Persocom: Yup, after a few noobish happenings *glares at visa*. I did see that winged one and it got sold a day after I got my Fubuki :(. If you were on I could of linked you it before another person took it. Good luck on getting winged!

    May 15, 2011 at 7:11 pm
  • Catherine Meyers says:

    What a nice and cute figure. You have a nice collection also, great blog, are you interested in doing link exchanges? Let me know to the email here if you do ^^

    Cathy

    May 25, 2011 at 10:19 am
  • ArcticKitsune says:

    Thank you! Sure! Guess I shall also e-mail you, but I got the affiliates stuff here:
    http://ghostlysubstance.swgbex.com/Blog/?p=552

    May 25, 2011 at 8:14 pm

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