Crayon Shin-chan x Sanrio – Bandai

Crayon Shin-chan x Sanrio by Bandai

Company: Bandai

Release: 2023

Size:  +/- 6cm

Main distribution: Japan / USA / UK (Gashapon Machines)

This is a Gachapon set of a Crayon Shin-Chan x Sanrio collaboration. It is also part of a Gashapon series called “narabundesu” or “lined up” by Bandai. Several IPs have gotten this treatment, existing out of characters walking in a line.

Crayon Shin-Chan is a Japanese Manga series that also got an anime and is broadcasted worldwide.

In this collaboration, the characters of Crayon Shin-Chan have Sanrio character accessories, and the Sanrio characters wear their respective Crayon Shin-Chan’s character clothing.

They come in small, orange Gachapon capsules from a Gachapon machine. Despite being somewhat transparent, it’s hard to see what you have due to the small size and large leaflet covering most of the figure.

Crayon Shin-chan x Sanrio by Bandai - capsule

Each figure has a separate stand and is wrapped in plastic, and comes with a coloured leaflet.

Crayon Shin-chan x Sanrio by Bandai - leaflet

10 different figures can be collected, 5 from Crayon Shin-Chan, and 5 from Sanrio.

I got 1/10.

Bo Suzuki ボーちゃん

Crayon Shin-chan x Sanrio by Bandai - Bo Suzuki

Bo Suzuki (ボーちゃん) is paired with Pompompurin, so he is wearing Pompompurin’s ears and hat and tail, and carries a Pompompurin face pochette with a shoulder strap. Furthermore he’s wearing a red T-shirt and purple pants, with white socks and purple shoes. He is in a running pose, with his right leg and left hand forward, and his left leg and right hand backwards. He has his iconic oval shaped head and his iconic sniffle dripping from his nose. He has an open mouth 😮 expression, presuming from the running.
The branding is on the back of his head. It reads in raised front: ©U/F ©’23 SANRIO Ⓛ M 2685958 B.CHINA and the 4 dots of Bandai.
The stand is clear and has no branding.

My local Gachapon shop got these in, and I thought they looked quite funny and iconic.

Both Shin-chan and Hello Kitty are well known and I grew up with, so I wanted to get one of them. So we gave it a try.

Alas, I got Bo. Probably one of my least favourite due to his constant snot situation…

If anyone would like to trade or buy him let me know.

If you like Crayon Shin-Chan, or Sanrio, you’ll like these. They are highly detailed and in nice poses.
If you don’t like these franchises or don’t like collabs, you’ll probably give these a miss.

Got any more details / information you think I should add? Or did I get something wrong? Do you own any of these figures? Which one is your fav? Do you agree or disagree with my findings? Let me know in the comments below!

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