Black Rock Shooter Figma Review

An epic action figure that came bundled with an OVA DVD. See what’s included in this Black Rock Shooter Figma SP012.

The Black Rock Shooter Figma by Bars Project was my very first action figure / figma. For those that are unfamiliar, these are much smaller than normal PVC figures, but they can be fixed in so many poses and altered in many ways.

There are many different pieces that come with the Black Rock Shooter Figma. Most are standard for a Figma, but for some reason this one came with two stands and two arm braces. Most just come with one — as a learned after unboxing several more.

There’s also a claw, a second stand, and a second arm to hold the cannon up. A small bag of chains are also included since Black Rock Shooter is often pictured surrounded by chains.

I have to stress this fact: Pull the plastic from the various joints of the figure. Yes, some PVC figures come apart so you can easily slip the plastic off, but that is not the case with figma figures. The only pieces that come apart on this figma are the bangs, the face, and the hands. I accidentally broke my figma in half while taking off the plastic.

This Figma comes packaged with three faces, one already attached and two extra. These can be switched by removing the bangs, pulling the face off, placing a new face on, and placing the bangs back on. There are two different types of bangs, one that has flames and one that does not. The flames look like they’re coming from Black Rock Shooter’s eye when everything is attached.

Black Rock Shooter also comes with six extra hands, giving you three different hand styles or postures. There are closed hands, slightly closed hands, and two types of opened hands. The slightly closed hands are needed to hold the sword or cannon. All you need to do to switch the hands is pull out the current hand and slip in the other. They are circular, so you do not have to worry about putting the hand in a specific way.

The sword and cannon feel like a cheap plastic. The sword is thin, but the cannon is rather large and hollow. Be careful when placing the sword in Black Rock Shooter’s hand. It may break if you force it too much.

The figma has several different joints at the wrists, elbows, shoulders, waist, legs (hips), knees, ankles, rib cage, neck, twin tails, and the back of the coat. Some of these joints are really obvious, but others are hidden relatively well.

Additionally, this Figma came with a DVD of the Black Rock Shooter OVA. The DVD is region free, and it comes with a number of different subtitles including Japanese, Chinese, English, German, Spanish, Italian, and French. This OVA is basically a shorter and intro version to the full Black Rock Shooter anime. In my opinion, it’s a really lame anime. It switches back and forth between the real world and dream world. In the real world, the main character is a girl in middle school trying to make new friends. In the dream world, Black Rock Shooter fights other characters who look similar to the main character’s friends from the real world. It really isn’t that interesting.

And that’s everything that comes with the figure. The price is a bit high for a figure, even a figma, but it could be a lot worse. The figma has a number of options and looks fantastic. If you’d like to buy one yourself, grab it off of Amazon using my link below. If you use my link, I’ll get a small kickback to help power my website and YouTube channels. Don’t worry, it won’t cost you anything extra!