This 2007 reissue of an older Bandai from 1994 is a great example of what Bandai is capable of. This figure has it all: a superb paint job, an incredibly life like & screen accurate sculpt, and above all – mass amounts of charm.
Not much to say here, which in this case is a good thing. The sculpt is fantastic, riddled with the creases and multi-faceted scale design that the original suit boasted all those decades ago. Bemular’s flimsy arms are a bit larger and more sturdy in his Bandai counterpart – but I’ll let that one slide, as it is an improvement!
The paint job on this figure is truly hard to beat. The aqua toned highlights on Bemular’s back spines is a great touch, and the gold highlight that covers most of his front side blends beautifully with the brown vinyl of the figure. Bemular’s claws are painted a nice, deep chocolate brown – and his face is painted with detain and accuracy. Nicely done, Bandai!
Bemular is still a newer figure on the market, and can be found by anyone looking for one. They seem to be available still in quite the quantity. No sweat there.
Price: $10.99 – $16.99
This particular figure sells for what he should – adjusted retail price. He’s not rare in any form, just an obscure kaiju that most causal fans won’t be familiar with. Expect a decent $18-20 with shipping.
I would certainly hope so! As mentioned, Bemular is not a household name as far as giant monsters are concerned, but he is a classic none the less. After all, Bemular was the first enemy Ultraman ever fought! Therefore, he truly deserves such a splendid figure. Five Stars!
Jon @ UnCanny