This papercraft is White Bomberman (better known as simply Bomberman, also White Bomber, Cheerful White, Bomber John and Shirobon), the hero of the Bomberman video game series, the paper model created by João Vieira.
He is the primary representative of the Bomberman people, who became the usual inhabitants of Planet Bomber. Like all Bombermen, he has the ability to generate bombs in his hands. There are many incarnations of him represented in the different games of the series, which usually don't keep a constant description of the character. He is often saving his home planet from disaster.
White Bomber is usually portrayed as the heroic, upbeat, yet cheerful and jolly type, but sometimes goofy, all too willing to make friends with people he had once considered enemies. His bright, kind spirit and courage are greatly appreciated by others. He never holds back while fighting and focuses a lot on training to be the strongest warrior ever.
The games are set on Planet Bomber, located in a galaxy known as Bomber Nebula. In the home computer games Bomberman and 3-D Bomberman, Bomberman had a green shirt depicted with reddish overalls, hair, a visible mouth, hair, and a white hat. In Bomberman, the hat was swapped with a helmet and antenna, and he was given a blue suit with white and pink limbs. He also had a white horizontal stripe on his back, which was replaced with a black belt in subsequent appearances. This is actually based on the enemies seen in Hudson's NES version of Lode Runner, but this appearance has more or less remained constant in the series.
The character's origins are rarely touched upon, but it is generally agreed that Bomberman was the first robot of his kind. The NES game begins with the eponymous character growing tired of making bombs in an underground factory, and after hearing a rumor that a robot can become human by reaching the surface, he decides to escape to gain his humanity. The ending with Bomberman running to the right and his organic self emerging from the left was intended to signify his miraculous transformation into the human known as Runner, as the player sprite was reused from the NES Lode Runner. This suggests that the unnamed underground empire was the recurring Bungeling Empire from early Brøderbund games. This connection was largely absent since the series continued, but references remain in later Hudson games such as Battle Lode Runner, Cubic Lode Runner and Bomberman: Act Zero. In the TurboGrafx-16 game, Bomberman is revealed to have been used as the basis of subsequent lifelike Bomberman robots due to his demonstrated ability to think and reason like a human being. As he is more often identified as a Bomberman, he is still occasionally viewed as a robot.
Bomberman is eventually shown having joined an intergalactic police force stationed at Bomber Base to help protect the galaxy. This has been elaborated upon in later games, where a scientist named Dr. Ein directs Bomberman's objectives. Max, from the same police force, is often sent with White Bomber in his missions, and sometimes acts as a friendly rival. Since then, Bomberman decided to move from planet to planet to save them from disasters; this earned him the title of "The Legendary Hero" of Planet Bomber, with others appreciating his abilities.
Bomberman's archnemeses are Professor Bagura and the Hige-Hige Bandits. His original enemy was Black Bomberman, but when Black Bomberman reformed, the two became allies.
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Height: 18 cm
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