Hi, and welcome back to our ongoing catalogue of Bomberman keshi. This looks to be the final article on classic Bomberman keshi! If you haven’t already, please start at the first post, then check out the list of articles we have on the subject.

Today, I’m focusing on the translucent half of the Super Bomberman 3 keshi line. This was one of the hardest sets for me to complete due to the rarity of the smaller figures. Big thanks to Ragey for helping me gather most of these.

Similarly to the Super Bomberman 4 set, this line includes both full-scale and miniature figures. The small figures are at about the same scale as those from the aforementioned line and the Super Bomberman 5 series. There are also painted variants, but we don’t currently know whether all figures received painted versions, or if only a few of them did.

Perhaps most notably, this is the only set of translucent keshi in the classic Bomberman series.

Super Bomberman 3  Series B

  • Year: Circa 1995
  • Number of figures: 10
  • Figure size: Normal (up to 5cmx5cm)
  • Known colours (translucent): Green, yellow, pink, blue
  • Painted variants exist

White & Black Bomberman


This figure, like the other miniature ones from this set, is currently pretty rare. I don’t even own the translucent version of this one! Not that I’m complaining, though – as we’ll soon find, the translucent material makes it harder to see the details in the keshi, so while it sounds cool, it’s probably for the best that this was the only set to utilize it.

This figure depicts the two heroes uniting hands (and feet!). The resulting wide base helps them stand pretty well. It’s a bit unfortunate that this piece is so rare, because it’s definitely one of the more iconic figures in its appearance.

Misobon


The Misobon mode, colloquially known as “Revenge” or “Bad Bomber”, was introduced in this game, so it only makes sense that there would be a figure showing it off. The ship itself greatly resembles that of the manual’s artwork, even down to the panels on the sides and the padding on the seat. The difference here is that Bomberman stands atop the ship instead of sitting inside it. Of course, because this means that the upper figure is just standing on its own little feet atop another rubbery figure, it’s subject to toppling.

Both pieces, separated.

There’s a silly personal aside to go along with this one. Because Bomberman himself has a very similar appearance to one of the Super Bomberman 5 figures, for the longest time, I suffered under the delusion that this was just another colour variant of that set. It wasn’t until I started seeing more of them in the same colours as the other Super Bomberman 3 figures, and packaged together with revenge ships, that things clicked…

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