REVIEW: MYBU: Perfect Match Series 1
Bubu Company recently released their first platform toy – MYBU. The MYBU Perfect Match Series 1 consists of 5 different design styles with male and female figures, for a total of 10 different toys. For this review, we’re looking at the boy and girl BabyBu designs.
Here is some background on these characters:
Sleep, eat, poop and then sleep some more. Sure, there might be the occasional afternoon appointments with Big Bird or Elmo but that’s pretty much the pampered life of a baby. The worry free BabyBu’s are just like that too. This oh-so cute couple doesn’t have a care in the world as long as they have each other. This Bu is for the couple that shamelessly talks goo-goo-gah-gah in public and calls each other tooth-achingly sweet pet names – because we all want someone to shampoo our hair, lullaby us to sleep and run to our side when we cry. Ah, the signs of true BabyBu love.
The figures are each packaged in their own specific window-front box. While you can see the figure inside, the box has drawings of the character printed on all four sides. The above story is printed on one side, background of the MYBU: Perfect Match Series on another, and directions on the third panel. Inside, the figure is secured in a single plastic tray.
Each MYBU figure stands 3” in height and has 7 points of articulation (neck, shoulders, wrists, ankles). The figures are dressed in removable clothing (also made of plastic) that can be swapped between MYBU figures. The BabyBu, which we’re looking at, includes a removable shirt/bib, shorts and hat.
In total, there are 5 different MYBU styles in the Perfect Match Series 1: AstroBu, DebonairBu, IceCreamBu, TrendyBu and BabyBu. Then each of these styles has a boy and girl version, for a total of 10 different figures.
My initial reaction to the MYBU line was that they reminded me of the old-school Playmobil toys I played with as a little kid. (What made me think about the Playmobil toys is the solid black circular eyes and shade of the figure’s skin.)
Some of these designs are definitely for a more grown up crowd, since several characters are actually wearing lingerie under their removable clothes. The BabyBu figures that we are looking at might be a little more appropriate for youngsters, but they are recommended for ages 15 & up.
It’s fun that you can change the outfits between all of the figures. While I haven’t yet tried that, I can’t imagine it being difficult.
You can pick one up at the following:
URabbit: All - $78HK ea.
Look around for these, they should retail around $9.99
Fun Factor: 8/10
Have these figures? What do you rate them?