Batsu had nurses on the brain last month and couldn’t help but pine for a figure she saw last summer. Fortunately, bastu has a friend that specializes in finding rare toys – often at bargain prices. That friend just so happened to be present the first time Brightfeather was spotted – all the better since neither of us could remember what she was called. A few weeks later, quite possibly the greatest abomination ever made by Bandai was put safely in my hands. After which I had to carry it out in the open through the streets of akiba… until remembering a reusable bag in by purse – phew!
Busou Shinki seems to be a concept series developed by Bandai for the express purpose of pandering to other mediums (anime, game, etc.). At present, through the purchase each figure, you are enabled a free trial period playing as that character in some sort of online game. I have not, nor do I intend to investigate further.
Aside from all of that, Nurse Brightfeather is one of the greatest concept characters ever developed. Part nurse, part cyborgic angel, and mind-numbingly moe, with far more interchangeable parts than I’ll ever understand. She comes with an elaborate back-pack style artillery, showcasing detachable scalpel blades (that double as wing-like apparati) and crash paddles, as well as an over-sized syringe. Other parts include glasses, two different chest-plates, two different facial expressions, two different hairstyles, and a menagerie of hands. Tiny, yet deliciously poseable perfection.