“ Manufacturer: LJN „
The adorable Berbil Bert is who we have here. He differs from his friend Berbil Bill in that he was blessed with blue fur instead of brown. It is unusual for a bear to be blue, but he does live in the Thundercat universe, so we can pass over that. Bert is a Berbil, a sort of robotic bear, who lives in the forests. When the Berbils aren't collecting fruit and berries, they help Lion O' and his pals battle against the evil Mumm Ra. The Berbils made a few appearances in the show, though if truth be known, they hate combat and would much rather live in peace.
LJN who make the Thundercats toys have made three Berbil toys. Bill, Belle and this one, Bert. Bert is the most striking of the three because of his blue fur. This is offset with tufts of white fur on his chest, shoulders, ears and ankles. I adore the cute expression on his face. He looks surprised, like he has just been startled!
The head is in proportion to the body and despite very small features, has been detailed well with a neat button nose and perky eyes. On his body, the bear carries a sack which has small bits of fruit in it, so he has obviously just come back from the forests with supplies. The trouble with the toys is that the Berbils are a touch static. You can move the arms, but that is about it, thus their poses will be restricted. On a plus side, they are quite common and you can pick up a loose Berbil for a couple of quid these days. Fun, affordable and essential to the Thundercats toy range, I would definitely buy one of these chaps and put him on display.