Some call him Tobi, some call him Madara, but today we’re unboxing Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts Obito Uchiha – Hollow Dreams of Despair action figure.
I’ll be real with you, Obito is not exactly my favorite character. The Tamashi Nations team has been absolutely killing it with the Naruto line, and there’s a cool accessory in this Obito figure that made me want to get it.
It’s already available in Japan and will drop in February 2024 at your typical retailers.
The front of the box showcases Obito in brushstroke art. On the side he’s got his white mask. On the other side he’s in action and throwing a jutsu. Plus, it’s made in China, which in terms of quality control is a good sign.
The back gives more of a preview with several poses and a sneak peak at the accessories.
By default, Obito comes with a straight face and a regular Sharingan, and it looks fantastic. The hair is spot on, and the purple shade on the body is accurate. The battle-damaged arm and sleeve details add a gritty touch, and the attention to detail on the broken-up waist and sword piece is dope.
Obito comes with a teeth-gritting, mean-mug face that’s super detailed. The face scars and the Rinnegan are on point. Next up is a smirking face with the Mangekyo, looking equally sharp. Lastly, there’s a fire jutsu face with the Mangekyo, although it’s weird that the fire effect part isn’t included.
But that’s not all. There’s a masked head that looks fantastic, although it lacks painted eyes. The headband is a hard plastic, and the instructions warn to be delicate with it.
Now, let’s talk hands – open grabbing hands, pointing hands, jutsu hands, and holding hands for accessories.
Here’s the cool part – a metal chain that almost looks like black oxide, adding an extra layer of authenticity. Obito also comes with the Uchiha gunbai giant fan, a notable part of his arsenal. The blade hands, literally with blades coming out of his palms, add a nice touch.
And as a bit of DLC , there’s a Sage Mode face that works with Naruto Jinchuri Entrusted with Hope. It looks so dope when you put it on Naruto with the toad sage cloak.
Just like other figures in the Naruto line, Obito has a ton of articulation.
However, be careful with the shoulder joints and the arm on the left side, as they can be a bit tight. The figure offers a great range of movement, from head to toe, and the toe articulation is a nice touch.
In all honesty, I wasn’t expecting this Obito figure to impress me as much as it did. The accessories are top-notch, and the fig’s poseability is a standout feature. Yes, there are some minor joint issues, but they shouldn’t pose a major problem if you move it the right way. I thoroughly enjoyed posing Obito, and that Sage Mode face sealed the deal for me.
If you’re a Naruto fan or simply into high-quality action figures, the SH Figuarts Obito is definitely worth considering.