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Naruto & Sasuke - Awesome StatueNaruto & Sasuke - Awesome Statue

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Naruto story is reaching the final chapters on Bandai Namco's new game, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4. I've been so excited watching the trailer, massive battles and great effects, and last battle of Naruto and Sasuke at Valley of the End. I have preordered the game immediately but one thing that I missed was the ultimate collector edition (US and Europe only) that only Bandai Namco (Bamco) Europe and US could sell it.

Bandai Namco approached Tsume-Art for a collaboration to make a special piece based on the latest Naruto game. Cyril Marchiol, the owner of Tsume-Art, decided to make 2 in 1 statue after he saw game box art, Uzumaki Naruto or Uchiha Sasuke, 1/6th scale statue, fighting each other like on the final battle. It is limited edition, 500 pieces each, with the total of 1,000 pieces. You could watch the interview with sculptors and also painters working on the project in the video below.

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Because of distribution limitation, I couldn't buy them directly on Bandai Namco store. Forwarder is the only option for most fans outside Europe and US countries. It means very high cost, and no guarantee if something were broken inside the box. I hold my urge to buy hoping Tsume will decide to sell it on their website. And finally my prayer's (and others) answered. In 10 minutes of selling, the combo Naruto+Sasuke statue was sold out. Not long after that, the individual statues were too.

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Here are the box and what's inside. There are no metal plate (apparently it is exclusive for HQS and those two are not HQS -> Awesome Statue category) but you got certificate as a proof of authenticity and it's manually numbered.

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It is easily assembled and straight forward. There is magnet inside so you expect to hear snap sound. Put the big effect first then the body. And then do the rest for other pieces.


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It looks magnificent, right? :)

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Naruto's and Sasuke's base has similarity on theme because you could display them together. Both has blue-ish ground with cloud effect for Naruto and more hard and electric for Sasuke.

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Let's focus on the face first because they are the most important part of this statue.

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Look at Sasuke's Rinnegan and Sharingan, and Naruto's blue eyes

100% true to the original artwork of Masashi Kishimoto. I have never so impressed with Tsume-Art approach on face department since HQS Eyeshield 21 (that 3 in 1 statue looks exactly like they came out from anime screen). When I first look at the prototype photos, I knew that the face would be spot on. But I didn't expect it to be so damn good. It's pure perfection!

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Now look at the details of sculpt, color, and pose..

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With this kind of (big) scale, you will expect nothing less of details. Both statue have beautiful sculpt thanks to Muhammet Ay, Cyril Farudja, and Patrick Tran.

See the zipper of Sasuke's white short-sleeved shirt and Naruto's jacket? Neat.
And the sculpting of their clothes looks lovely. See the scattered cloth (even on the end of Naruto's pant! Good detail!). The stretch on their clothes has been sculpt in considerably amount. We can sense movement just looking on it. Especially on Naruto's outer jacket.. Thumbs up! Also look at Naruto's inner armor shirt pattern.. It is not printed. You could feel its raised.

The color of their clothes is absolutely vibrant. It's pop! And you could expect a great deal of shadows on the stretch of their clothes. But what I love most about the coloring is their skin tone. Sasuke's is kinda pink white-ish and Naruto's is kinda red cream-ish. Sasuke looks pale but not too white, and Naruto looks exactly like he was supposed to be. Wow! I am impressed about the result. Good job, Guillaume and Michael!

Now let's see them together, shall we?

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Naruto vs Sasuke (Bamco x Tsume)

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I think this the best angle to display them together, don't you think so?

I know.. right? It's so.... beautiful! Tsume really nailed it. They've done a satisfactory job translating the box art into 3D Statue. I tried to compared that angle with the logo. Watch this!

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Now I am gonna post the rest of Narusuke combo photos.. Enjoy!

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The thought of almost not buying them is regrettable. But one thing lacking with this statue is no battle wounds. They are too clean for a battle scene.
Despite of that, I still think the statue is the best Naruto and Sasuke representation. Good job, Tsume. Keep up the good work!


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These do look nice, but I'm still not a fan. Naruto seems off to me, some uncanny valley Naruto thing where I just never really seem to like them in 3D (considering that, somehow Toriyama characters translate magnificently, go figure!). Sasuke also seems rather larger than Naruto, and Naruto is lacking expression. I'm glad people are enjoying these, certainly better than the absolute swill Megahouse has been releasing. Tsume actually seems to want to do right by the fans and the characters justice instead of just putting out whatever and knowing people will buy it just because it's Naruto.
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Nice review. These really are two of the best statues I have ever owned. Here is my review too. :D
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nice review! the images are awesome!!! i really want that sasuke fig but the price :(
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lightningmaid 不思議な
Beautiful pictures! I really like this set.
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