“ Manufacturer: LJN „
I am back in Thundercats territory with a review for this small bear type creature, known as a Berbil. The Berbils made a handful of appearances in the show, often popping up to assist Lion-O and his gang when they faced the evil wrath of Mum-Ra. The Berbils are essentially a peaceful race, who live in quiet dwellings in the forest. Spending most of their days gathering fruit or being idle, they are rather like Ewoks and I think that could be what they have been loosely modelled on.
One of the leading authority figures in the Berbil tribe is Berbil Bill. He is the equivalent of a Chief Chirpa, bringing an air of authority and command wherever he goes. Berbil Bill is fractionally taller than some of his counterparts, he is a little bigger than Berbils Belle and Bert, who you can also get in the action figure range. He stands at about four or so inches tall.
Toymaker LJN have produced a faithful action figure, which looks very much like the character from the show. Bill has a metallic silver body which is shiny and articulated with the right grooves and lines. On top of this, he has small brown tufts of fur which sit around his shoulders, paws and ears. There is texturing on his fur suggesting he is furry and ruffled.
The figure feels quite hollow, compared to some of the other Thundercat action figures, but he is in no danger of snapping. Bill can be moved on his arms, though his legs do not allow for movement which is a shame.
A fine bit of facial detail including a cute button nose completes this small bear and you can generally pick him up for a few pounds second hand. Trying to find one boxed, mint will be difficult, as they were in quite short supply when initially released.