Continuing the Styling collections, now I’m gonna review Dragon Ball Styling: Bulma Brief! Fortunately, my friend seems impressed with my Chi-Chi review, so he wants me to do more review of this line. I also interested to do more review again & I choose Bulma! She is a scientist and the daughter of Capsule Corporation’s founder Dr. Brief and his wife Panchy, and is Goku’s first friend. She used to be the girlfriend of Yamcha, but moved on and, eventually, became the wife of Vegeta. With him she had a son named Trunks and a daughter named Bulla. Bulma is the most significant female character in the series. Aside from Goku, Bulma is the single longest-running character in the entire meta-series, being introduced in the first Dragon Ball chapter and episode, Bulma has a temperamental personality while being very tomboyish and girly at the same time. While known for her extreme intellect, she is also considerably spoiled and vain. Bulma is shown to typically believe that she is one of the most beautiful girls ever and uses it as an excuse for her selfish behavior. Bulma’s selfishness prevents her from being able to ride the Kintoun. To be honest, Bulma was never been to be my kind of girl, the only thing good about her is her extreme intellect & that semi buxom body. Like Chi-Chi, Bulma’s box was designed having blind box as well & it was colored light purple pink-ish & blue purple-ish with the promotional pic of the figure on the front box. The box also has the series introduction written in english but, the main promotional pic still blocking half of the introduction. On the back view, most of Bulma’s figure informations written all in Japanese with some print of the prototype uncolored figure & the sketches. There are also 2 versions of Styling Bulma, which is anime paintjob that was released regularly cheap, & the other one is the manga paintjob with the bonus of alternate sub machine gun & army bag that was released exclusively expensive. The one I’m going to review is the regular one… There’s no way, I’m going to spend more bucks just because of alternate color & few extras. This time, the box got silver with red prints of Toei sticker, which means I got Asian import of her. Well, let’s take a look inside the box then.
Yes, the contents are mostly part of Bulma’s body with a gun & Display Stand. Bulma’s half right arm is removable, same goes to her gun, I don’t know what kind of gun she’s holding….
The same as Chi-Chi’s step, you need to attach her upper torso/belly to the lower body, then attach her head to her neck & attach her half right arm to her right arm. The joint style was a peg shaped, & there’s a funny feature of her pony tail is articulated & removable. The peg & the head hole appeared to have dull flesh colored mold, meaning her entire hair was simply painted turquoise. Her knife holster was articulated as you can twist them.
& you’re done! Styling is very user friendly indeed so, instruction manual isn’t needed. This version of Bulma came from her appearance in the early Dragon Ball series as well but, this design only appeared in one of the manga chapter’s cover titled “Bulma’s Big Mistake!!”. Other than that, this half naked oufit never actually shown in the anime nor even appear much in the manga storyline. Of course, who would ever want to wear bikinis during the gun fight or war anyway? The outfit was slightly different from the figure, the figure has her short jeans really wear down below her belly button while the cover art shows her belly is half covered. Bulma also got pretty nice details on her sculpt work, her body mold is also a shiny flesh color, the bikini, red string on her right arm, her green army pouch, red & yellow gloves, red & green army boots, & short jeans was painted. The paintjob was done good enough although, the misspaint or anything are still spotted but, not that bad. The figure’s material is a complete PVC & ABS made, & she’s 11.5 cm tall. Her proportion is a matured teenager girl’s body, Bulma is posing standing with her right leg a little bend almost in cross positions, while her upper body was slightly bend down with her head bend up a little. In her teen years her bust measurement was 85 cm, her waist measurement was 58 cm, and her hip measurement was 84 cm.
Bulma’s head sculpt was done pretty meticulously. She has very detailed hair sculpt, just look at those lines & her red bun thing for the ponytail… Unlike Chi-Chi, Bulma has blue eyes while eyelashes appeared to be simply black, her eyebrows are turquoise colored like her hair… Wow, contrast to Chi-Chi, Bulma is looking pretty natural but, what’s lacking is her lips needs a black outline for a better looks of her mouth. Bulma’s expression appeared to be a standard smile, her eyes are looking to the left side. Her fringe still got seamlines which kinda funny to see.
Like Chi-Chi, Bandai also included a single display stand for Bulma to maintain the figure balance, the display is a thin & clear colored table with 1 footing for Bulma’s bended right foot & 2 pegs to attach the peg hole on Bulma’s underneath boots.
Due to the Asian import I got, the candy/chewing gum isn’t available inside the box.. I don’t know why but, It doesn’t really matter anymore because I don’t really like those happydent white like chewing gum. So, no candy review on this review.
Since Bulma’s gun is removable, we can use it for other figures such as Figma or even SHF. The scale of the gun fits perfectly to 1/12 scale figures, the figure I uses here is from Figma Lum.
BONUS: PERVY SHOTS
Frankly, Bulma’s body seems pretty standard like every PVC scaled figure, typical sexy busty teenager but, I’ve seen lots of hotties better than her. But, since this was based from her very early appearance in DB series, Bandai tried to make how teenager body looks on past Bulma.
Compared to Styling Chi-Chi, Bulma is taller & she’s older than Chi-Chi however, from the body size it seems like they’re not meant to be scaled pretty accurately to the show. You can see how small Bulma’s head compare to Chi-Chi’s head, because of the hair? Not really, I actually looked on their faces, Chi-Chi’s face & eyes is larger than Bulma one.
Here comes the final thought, I say yet another fine figure to be add for your DB collections. Bulma was done very accurate to her anime counterpart, although we never get to see her wearing this in the anime. But, this figure still one of the best made for me, despite their small size Bandai still did meticulous effort to add details & full paintjob on the figure. They have to! Because I’ve seen smaller figure better painted than this. Once again, I will not get the exclusive version since she’s way too expensive & as for the upcoming Styling, there are 3 products that up to preorder which are: Launch Good Mode (Regular), Launch Bad Mode (Exclusive) & Super Saiya-Jin Son Gohan. Well, I don’t know if I’m interested on Launch or not, because her regular version seems to be doesn’t come with any extras & it’s unfortunate that Bandai once again never fail to piss me on making her Bad Mode as an Exclusive.
- Nice sculpt work & pretty accurate to the series.
- Perfect for displaying the figure in the cabinet or detolf.
- The removable gun fits perfectly for any 1/12 scaled figures.
- User friendly to handle.
- No extra accessories.
- Slight paintjob problem on some part but, not a big deal.
Dragon Ball Styling: Bulma Brief
Small Parts: 0/5
Accuracy sculpt: 4/5
Loli & a Teenager….
It’s though being a husband, eh?
Thanks for reading!