World of Nintendo toyline. That doesn't mean they won't be able to stand alongside that line, however, thanks to ThinkGeek's Totaku line of figures. Featuring characters from many non-Nintendo properties, Totaku is a series of non-articulated mini statues reminiscent of Nintendo's Amiibo or the now defunct Disney Infinity series. The biggest difference between Totaku and other similar lines, however, is that there is no in-game functionality. These are simply mini-statues and nothing more. Still, I realize I use my Amiibo and Infinity figures far more as just cool figures rather than use them for games, which probably is something ThinkGeek realized, too. Let's check out Banjo-Kazooie, the 28th figure in the Totaku collection, after the break...
Height: 4 inches from the bottom of the base to tips of Kazooie's wings.
Figure Number: #28
Non-Scalper Price: $10 dollars
* The mini-statue is quite nicely composed and features Banjo the bear and Kazooie the Breegull playing their musical instruments. There is no articulation; this is a simple, articulated figure that's bright and colorful.
* The sculpt is really good on Banjo. His fur is nicely detailed and his banjo has paint applications on all of the vital places.
* Kazooie is bright, colorful, and has her wings thrust up in the air. She's also holding a small horn (or a kazoo, perhaps?) in her mouth.
* Turn the statue around and you can see how Kazooie is riding along in Banjo's backpack, just like in the games. The clasp on the back also looks similar to the Rare logo.
* The paintwork is bright and colorful overall but there are definitely some areas that are a bit sloppier than others. I particularly had problems on the backpack clasp, the belt, and the separation between Banjo's shorts and fur.
This is the first figure of Banjo and Kazooie I've reviewed on the site.
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