Playmobil Naruto Shippuden Figures Review
For the launch selection, we have 12 characters from across the Naruto Shippuden story, some headlines, and some surprising choices. In all, we have Naruto, Sasuke, Sakura, Kakashi, Iruka, Tsunade, Yamato, Shizune, and 4 members of Akatsuki: Kisame, Hidan, Kakuzu, and good ol’, unassuming Tobi. Cracking a few open, we can get an appreciation for the printed details like the Akatsuki clouds and clothing wrinkles, which are super sharp and well done. The color matching between molded plastic and paint is also spot on. Some parts are molded in a more rubbery material, such as Sasuke’s hair, or Tobi’s dango. Also, Naruto’s headband and Sasuke’s belt are made of a flexible material, so you can set the figures up easily out of box. Every character has an accessory that relates closely to them in some way, which is really nice. All of the figures have standard Playmobil articulation in the neck, shoulders and waist. However, some characters have their waist articulation hindered by their draping robes. Also, some details are only printed on the front of the figures, such as Tsunade’s obi belt. Despite the elements that could have been improved, we still think these look great. It helps that each figure also includes a clear base for easy display. These Naruto Playmobil figures are such a dream come true for fans. We almost can’t believe it!
Should I get it?
If you’re a fan of Naruto, definitely seek these out. Playmobil has done a very good job at representing these iconic characters in their trademark style, even in the small details. The novelty of this mashup is too good to pass up!
- The paint and printed detail are sharp.
- The colors are spot on.
- The accessories are fun and appropriate for the characters.
- They just look really nice. The Playmobil aesthetic lends itself to translating the graphically simple Naruto designs well.
- Impeded articulation for some figures in the waist.
- Some painted details are only printed on the front of the figures.