Brain Bomber

I’ve had this set completed for a long time by now, but I wasn’t going to post it because my Brain Bomber is missing his cape. I now have two Brain Bombers, both missing their capes. And they’re even the same colour! Madness.

If I had a line of these, it would kind of look like they're dancing.

If I had a line of these, it would kind of look like they’re dancing.

This is the only figure in the set that includes an attachment, which is going to make it super hard for anybody to get a perfect set of these guys. Being primarily handled by children around twenty years ago, it’s not surprising that many Bomberman keshi you’ll find for sale are missing their attachments. If I ever come across a Brain Bomber who has his cape, I will take pictures and revise this article.

By the way, check out that pose. It’s kind of funny to see Brain Bomber looking like he has such an attitude. In various Super Bomberman 2 artwork, though, he did kind of flap his cloak back a lot instead of covering himself all the time as he does in later artwork, so maybe it’s supposed to reflect on that appearance. Or maybe it’s just because most evil Bomberman with capes do this sort of pose.

Gotta look fabulous.

Gotta look fabulous.

Plasma Bomber

Plasma Bomber is one of my favourite characters in the Bomberman franchise, so when I first found out about Bomberman keshi, I obviously wanted one. I saw the Super Bomberman 3 variation of him first, but it was in a Japanese Yahoo! auction that had long ended. I thought I would never have a Plasma Bomber of my own.

Boy howdy was I sure wrong.

Depicted: about how wrong I was.

Yeah, I’m just swimming in these guys now; I have six including the one from the Super Bomberman 3 set. One of them even still has the little knob thingy on his head from production. I should probably sell some off but I am a hoarder.

What can I say about this figure? His shoes have all the nifty little details on them from his artwork. I’m not sure if his hand is up in the air because he attacks by throwing bombs in the game, or if he’s waving “hello” to us. Maybe it’s both. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s a cool pose. Interestingly, his feet are oriented in just about the exact same way as Brain Bomber’s. Maybe that’s not actually interesting. I think I’ve run out of things to say.

That’s all I have for this article! Please check back now and then, as I do intend to showcase even more keshi in the future. My other sets are incomplete, but some are missing just one or two figures. It may be a while.

If you like Bomberman, well, so do I! Obviously! Please take a look at my other articles on the subject. Thanks for reading!

This article was updated a couple of times to include new pictures of duplicates in different colours. The most recent change was the picture of even more Plasma Bomber duplicates, on 11/5/2017.

h/t: Linked artwork comes from the Super Bomberman 4 manual, scanned by me, and the Super Bomberman 2, Panic Bomber (Virtual Boy), and Super Bomberman Panic Bomber W Japanese manuals, scanned by Ragey. Special thanks to a close friend of mine for gifting me most of those duplicate figures. <3 <3 <3

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