Bomberman Jetters products

Beast Shooter
Trading Card Game
Menco Stadium
* Soft toy
Surprise Bomber Camera
Pencil case

From the word go, Bomberman Jetters was designed to be multimedia and marketing sensation, releasing multiple lines of competition-orientated figurines and card games!
Some toys included Bomber Points.

A majority of Bomberman Jetters products released during its launch (including Legend of Bomberman and the console game) included tokens printed on the product's packaging or manual, awarding a Bomber Point (or BP) value equivalent to 10% of the product's regular retail price. These were part of the Explosive Campaign (爆裂キャンペーン), a promotion that awarded exclusive prizes for mailing in Bomber Points, with three tiers of prize depending on the value of their Bomber Points.

Big Blast Course (大爆コース)

The Explosive Deluxe Set (爆裂DXセット), which included the "Bomberman Original TV" (ボンバーマンオリジナルTV), a white television with built-in VCR and Shirobon's bobble sticking out the top, in addition to a Sony PlayStation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Game Boy Advance consoles, plus sets of Bashoot and Beast Shooter merchandise. This prize was limited to 10 winners and required 700BP.

(src: Bomberman Jetters (PS2) pack-in cross-sell)

Middle Blast Course (中爆コース)

The Explosive CD Player (爆裂CDプレーヤー) prize awarded a portable CD player (no idea if it was Bomberman-themed or not) and the Original Explosion CD (オリジナル爆裂CD), an exclusive CD containing... sound effects of explosions from various Bomberman games, in addition to other sounds of destruction including a house falling down. [src] This prize was limited to 100 winners and required 300BP.

(src: 16-Shot Blog)

Little Blast Course (小爆コース)

The Limited Explosion Hobby Set (限定爆裂ホビーセット) awarded a set of four exclusive colour variant toy sets: two sets of Beast Shooter Shirobon and MAX, and two sets of Bashoot Shirobon and MAX. It's unknown which specific toys were included, or any differences they had to the retail sets. This prize was limited to 890 winners and required 50BP.

The campaign ran from November 15th 2002 to January 31st 2003. Bomber Points were removed from all products released after the cut-off date.

Bashoot is a series of small plastic figurines (approximately 3cm tall) mounted on customisable platforms referred to as discs (ディスク). The disc is comprised of three parts: the top base (トップベース), the battle ring (バトルリング), and the bottom base (ボトムベース); the figurine is referred to as the chip (チップ) and rotates into the peghole on top. The various parts can be swapped out for different performance in rolling or colliding with other discs.

(src: Monthly CoroCoro Comic (月刊コロコロコミック) December 2002)

The intended play pattern is to use the Easy Shooter (イージーシューター) to launch the figures into each other, and take turns to see which player can knock over the most discs. The Starter Set pack-in leaflets suggest other games, including:
Bashoot Race (バシュットレース), racing the discs around a circuit.
Attach Relay (アタッチリレー), where players swap discs with the target they hit.
Double Sumo (ダブルスモウ), a 4-player sumo-wrestling match.
Quick Shoot (はやくだシュート), a basic last-man-standing game on a small arena.

Shirobom (A)

Shirobom (B)


Birdy (A)

Birdy (B)


Gangu (A)

Gangu (B)

Mighty (A)

Mighty (B)





Flame Bomber (A)

Flame Bomber (B)

Mermaid Bomber

Grand Bomber (A)

Grand Bomber (B)

Thunder Bomber (A)

Thunder Bomber (B)

Hige Hige Bandit Grunt
Some images sourced from Monthly CoroCoro Comic October 2002, December 2002 and January 2003.

Modding Parts Booster / 改造パーツブースター

(src: grwkg650)

Small blind boxes containing 1 coloured disc, 1 figurine, and 1 customisable part. Each box has three possible figurines and either three or four possible parts. Released from October 2002 to early 2003 and retailed for 380 yen. [src]





01 ボトム改造パーツ
Bottom Mod Parts
・ Shirobon (B)
・ Mighty (A)
・ Gangu (B)
・ plastic roller
・ anchor
・ metal roller
・ slope
02 リング改造パーツ
Ring Mod Parts
・ MAX (B)
・ Fire Bomber (B)
・ Mermaid Bomber
・ rubber ring
・ metal ring
・ cheap ring
・ DX metal ring
03 ボトム改造パーツ
Bottom Mod Parts
・ Louie
・ Birdy (B)
・ Mighty (B)
・ flower bottom
・ pinpoint bottom
・ tail bottom
04 リング改造パーツ
Ring Mod Parts
・ Hige Hige Bandit Grunt
・ Thunder Bomber (B)
・ Grand Bomber (B)
・ bar ring
・ nikutaki ring
・ spring

Starter Set / スターターセット

Starter Sets provide all the essentials for basic play: 5 figurine chips, 5 discs (one pre-assembled, the rest on sprues), and an Easy Shooter with spring, head and flame attachment. Released October 2002, retailed for 980 yen. [src]

Jetters Team
・ Shirobon
・ Shout
・ Birdy
・ Bongo
・ Gangu
Buglers Team
・ Bagura
・ Thunder Bomber
・ Fire Bomber
・ Grand Bomber

Bashoot Shooting Stage Set / バシュットシューティングステージセット

Released November 2002, retailed for 2980 Yen. A large boxed set with the contents of both Starter Set releases, plus an exclusive board game supplement. Full contents include:

(src: Rakuten)
・ 10 x translucent blue figurines
・ 2 x Easy Shooter (with spring & flame attachment)
・ 10 x discs (2 pre-assembled)
・ 4 x stage board A (one-sided)
・ 4 x stage board B (double-sided)
・ 4 x corner weights
・ 5 x cardboard shield
・ 3 x instruction sheets
・ 1 x joint sticker sheet
・ 1 x double-sided tape
・ 2 x name sticker sheets

Special Box / バシュット福箱

Released early 2003, retailed for 1000 Yen. A small box set similar to the Modding Parts Booster blindboxed sets, with a mixture of predetermined and random contents.

・ 1 x "Clear Type" Shirobon figurine
・ 1 x "Clear Type" MAX figurine
・ 1 x random "Clear Type" figurine *
・ 2 x "pearl white" discs
・ 3 x random Bottom Mod/Ring Mod parts
・ Bashoot Battle Strategy File leaflet
Shirobon (B)
Gangu (A)
Gangu (B)
Flame Bomber (A)
Flame Bomber (B)
Grand Bomber
Thunder Bomber
Mermaid Bomber

The "Clear Type" figurines are cast in translucent plastic with paint applications, and exclusive to this set. The random parts are the same as the Modding Parts Booster 01 and 02 sets.

Due to the size of the box, the figurines are prone to getting crushed or warped, meaning the character will be leaning to one side... and since it's blind-boxed, you won't know their condition until it's opened! In addition, it's easy to accidentally chip off the paint applications, perhaps because of a lack of bonding with the translucent plastic. Be careful, I guess!

Bakuretsuman is a series of soft-plastic figures (approximately 6 to 7cm tall) that mount on hard-plastic bases with a detachable articulated disc-firing arm, allowing them to swivel and turn.

The objective of the game is to strike the pressure plate on the opponent's figure's chest, which pops its torso off*. Alternately, the disc-firing feature can be used for target practise or to perform trick shots.

Released in November 2002, retail price 680 Yen. [src]

(src: Monthly CoroCoro Comic (月刊コロコロコミック) October 2002)

01 バクレツマン シロボン
Bakuretsuman Shirobon

(src: Mandarake)

02 バクレツマン マックス
Bakuretsuman MAX

(src: taito10311031)

03 バクレツマン マイティ
Bakuretsuman Mighty

04 バクレツマン サンダーボンバー
Bakuretsuman Thunder Bomber

(src: Mandarake)

Included in each package is:

  • 1 x Bakuretsuman body (バクレツマン本体) (3 parts: torso, legs & pressure plate)
  • 1 x base (台座)
  • 1 x shooter arm w/ disc (シューター)
  • 5 x cardboard Bomb Plates (ボムプレート) w/ pressure plate sticker

* At least, in theory that's how it works! The peg holding the torso together is so tight nothing short of brute force and ignorance will separate them. Don't break your toys!

Beast Shooter (ビーストシューター) is a franchise from Konami of squat plastic toys around 4.5cm tall that roll around on "cores" exposed beneath their flat bases. These cores could be swapped out to change how the toy would roll: known cores include centre core (センターコア), a large marble; dash core (ダッシュコア), a rolling wheel; and cap core (カープコア ), a static display base.

The toys are packaged with an Attack Shooter (アタックシューター) for launching them forward, as well as thematic targets to knock down or use as obstacles. The instruction manual proposes a number of possible play styles, split into "speed type", "power type" and "skill type":

The Versus Field (BM-03) boxset includes a playing mat that seemingly adds a grid-based play style into the mix.

BM-01 シロボンシューターセット
Shirobon Shooter Set
RRP: 680 Yen [src]
RELEASE: November 21st 2002 [src]
1 x Shirobon figure
1 x Shooter
3 x bomb targets
1 x sticker sheet
1 x instruction sheet
BM-02 マックスシューターセット
MAX Shooter Set
RRP: 680 Yen [src]
RELEASE: November 21st 2002 [src]
1 x Shirobon figure
1 x Shooter
2 x Grunt targets
1 x sticker sheet [src]

BM-03 爆撃バトル!バーサスフィール
Bombing Battle! Versus Field
RRP: 1980 Yen [src]
RELEASE: November 21st 2002 [src]
1 x gold Shirobon figure
1 x gold huge bomb (巨大爆弾) figure
1 x silver Mighty figure
1 x silver MAX figure
2 x Shooter
1 x field
18 x guard wall
1 x sticker sheet [src]

(src: manual)
BM-04 出動!ジェッターズセット
Dispatch! Jetters Set
RRP: 780 Yen [src]
RELEASE: November 21st 2002 [src]
1 x Mighty figure
1 x Birdy figure
1 x Bongo figure
3 x block targets [src]

(src: teyanddeh)
BM-05 出現!ボンバー四天王セット
Clash! Bomber Shitennou Set
RRP: 780 Yen [src]
RELEASE: January 30th 2003 [src]
BM-06 超発進!ジェッターズマシンセット
Departure! Jetters Machine Set
RRP: 780 Yen [src]
RELEASE: January 30th 2003 [src]

Custom Menko Battle BANG! (改造メンコバトルBANG!) was a series of collectible battling menko produced by Takara in 2002. Players can customise their menko by placing metal weights inside the plastic frame to offset its centre of gravity. [src] [src]

Two Bomberman Jetters branded Starter Sets (スターターセット) were released in October 2002, priced at 980 Yen. [src] They appear to be the only Bomberman products for this line.

  • BA・01: contains Shirobon, Mighty, Birdy, Bongo, Gangu and Shout
  • BA・02, contains Bagura, MAX, and the Bomber Shitennou

(src: shuryuma)

[information coming sometime, hopefully, maybe...!]

A competitive trading card game by Konami.

(src: Monthly CoroCoro Comic (月刊コロコロコミック) January 2003)

Menco Stadium was a series of collectible battling menko produced by Konami in November 11 2001 [src]. The menko are interchangable rectangular cards depicting characters from anime or Konami video games (including Metal Gear Solid and Tokimeki Memorial) and are slotted into a thick soft-plastic protector.

A special set of rules can also be used, awarding points based on how a card is flipped. [src] Certain cards even boast special traits, including the ability to change position, win additional points for reversing or knocking out the opponent's card, or an immunity to either reverses or knockouts. Dice rolls and janken (rock paper scissors) moves are also printed on cards.

A Bomberman Jetters booster pack containing 5 menko and 5 protectors was released on November 21st 2002, priced at 480 Yen. [src]. There are 18 possible menko to collect.

No. Serial #
Special Rule
じゃん けん
Dice roll
サイ コロ
01 00793 Shirobon
Attack: Knockout +1
攻撃・ ノックアウト+1
[3] Scissors 2
02 00794 Shirobon
Attack: Reverse +1
攻撃・ リバース+1
[1] Rock 4
03 00795 Shirobon & Louie
  [7] Paper 3
04 00796 Shout
  Crystal Rock 6
05 00797 Shout
Hand: First move
[9] Paper 5
06 00798 Birdy
Defense: Relocate
[9] Scissors 1
07 00799 Bongo
  [8] Rock 2
08 00800 Gangu
  Fire Rock 1
09 00801 Mighty
Defense: Knockouts nulled
Crystal Paper 5
10 00802 Bugler
  [8] Scissors 6
11 00803 MAX
  [9] Paper 3
12 00804 Dr. MechaDoc
  Lightning Scissors 4
13 00805 Mujoe
  Moon Paper 1
14 00806 Hige Hige Bandits
  [0] Rock 5
15 00807 Thunder Bomber
  Crystal Scissors 6
16 00808 Grand Bomber
  Moon Scissors 1
17 00809 Mermaid Bomber
  [1] Rock 5
18 00810 Flame Bomber
Lightning Paper 6
(because of the broken images on the Internet Archive's backup, a majority of the attributes are unknown)

A plushie of Shirobon definitely exists! See soft toys for info (or lack thereof).

(src: raffine_cat_0203)

A fake plastic camera that secretly functions as a BB gun. Pellets are loaded next to the flash and the shutter button fires them through the lens. Unknown release date, unknown manufacturer, and the only Jetters affiliation is the packaging art and pre-applied stickers.

Thanks to Suto Kuroi for the image!

A set of two pin-back buttons or badges promoting the console and Game Boy Advance Jetters video games. Distributed exclusively at the Japanese touring buses in Shinjuku, Ahikahabara, Fukuoka and Osaka, only available from September 28th to October 13th 2002.

(src: Suruga-ya)

A metal can-style pencil case; a prize only available in 2002 as part of a promotional campaign for Bomberman Jetters: Legend of Bomberman [src]. Depicts the Jetters on the front and the Hige Hige Bandit grunts on the back. Approximately 18cm wide, 7.5cm long, and 2cm deep. [src] Does not come with thematically appropriate pencils, unfortunately.

(src: mimickeyjp)

Sleep safe, knowing the Jetters are protecting you and your one-of-a-kind Bomberman Jetters bedsheets! Available in blue and yellow fabric variants. Notably the source of rare romanisations of the characters' names, including "Burdy" and "Gang".

page last modified: 24/02/2018