REVIEW: 9″ Blank BUD and NADE
Jamungo’s BUDs (Blow Up Dolls) were one of the most popular blind-boxed toy lines of the past year. The 3.75” line was made up of 10 different designs on the same basic body. NADEs were made in the same scale as their BUD brethren. They were initially created in 2 colors – Grey and Orange.
Due to the lines’ popularity, Jamungo decided to create a 9” line of the figures. They have started off with blanks (white BUDs and NADEs) and will introduce 2 Kozik NADEs in October.
Both figures are packaged in the same military-like window-front box. There are a few drawings, but this is a figure the collector will want to remove…so he or she can eventually customize it.
Both the NADE and the BUD blank are 9” tall. They are made of rotocast
vinyl, so they are light and hollow. The blank BUD comes with a match
(also unpainted) for lighting its bomb-shaped head. There will also be
Glow-in-the-Dark versions of these figures available…knowing that there
is always a demand for GID figures.
I like trying my hand at customizing as much as the next guy…but with
these 9” blank BUDs and NADEs…you almost don’t want to even touch
them. They look good just the way they are. Nice and simple.
It was smart of Jamungo to go this route. People really enjoyed the
smaller version, and they are even working on a custom exhibition
(running Nov. 18 through Dec. 2) called The Bomb Project.
The blank BUDs ad NADEs are being distributed by DKE Toys and are available at the following:
Blank BUD and NADE Grades:
Fun Factor: 9/10