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24 Season 5 Kunch Outfit

Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch

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Jeff Parker checks in tonight with a look at an additional outfit available for your Enterbay Jack Bauer - tell us all about it, Jeff!

A big shout out to Michael as always, for maintaining our thrice weekly fix of toy related goodness.

A few months back I reviewed Kunch’s season 7 outfit for Jack Bauer and on the whole I was very impressed, it had a couple of minor issues but was still a good quality outfit, and it certainly expanded on Mr Bauer’s then limited wardrobe. So I’m pleased to say that with this set, not only does Jack get an even better selection, but the quality has improved further as well.

As far as the various seasons of ‘24’ go, everyone has their own ‘heroes and villains’, but it seems that season 5 often tops the list of the one the fans enjoyed the most.  And so Kunch have now revisited the series and given him one of his more iconic outfits, and they’ve done another sterling job!

Packaging - N/A
Like the season 7 set, this basically just comes in a poly-bag; so don’t go expecting anything too grand. But once again it did come cushioned within a nice big jiffy mailer bag and was in perfect condition when it arrived.

Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch

Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch

Tailoring - Shirt ***1/2 Jacket and Jeans ***
This time around we get 4 items in the set, his jeans, a belt, a western styled shirt and a hooded jacket.
Although the shirt isn’t 100% accurate in terms of the fabric used, it’s still my favourite garment in the set. Firstly it should actually be a few degrees darker and have a feint vertical stripe it should also have buttons/studs on the double pointed pocket flaps. However, these are the ‘pernickety’ finer points, as the overall look of the shirt is actually very good, and the tailoring works fantastically on the RM body. When I first unpacked it I was surprised to see the lower arm seam to be on the outside, but then I realised they were meant to be worn rolled up, so it was actually a nice bit of observation in the tailoring because once rolled, it makes the seam virtually disappear without bulking up at all. It’s also worth pointing out here how my supplier went that extra nine yards when distributing these. I first got this set sent courtesy of Wai Man @ onesixthbruce way back in late July, but after taking a few pictures I noticed it had microscopic red dots running alongside the buttons, but Wai Man had already noticed and arranged for replacements to be sent out for all the garments affected. So I’m now lucky enough to have two shirts meaning I can pick a couple of buttons off of the old shirt to give my new one those extra pocket studs… cool.  

The jacket is also very nicely observed, but still has a few small inaccuracies but like the shirt it still looks petty convincing. The actual garment worn on screen was made by CP Company, so it wouldn’t have come cheap; it has more of a casual/military collar as opposed to the classic suit like lapels on the garment here. This is however an easy fix, all you need to do is dampen it down then iron it so the lower lapel runs higher giving you a much smaller point. It should also have tramlines of double stitching going down the front under the pockets.
Apart from that the rest of the details are very well observed, all the pockets are working and the zip does up nice and high. If you are a stickler for detail then it might be worth taking the oversized zip-pull off, but I’m happy with it as is.

The jeans are also far better than on the season 7 set, the fabric used seems slightly thinner and the ageing/weathering is more pronounced, but the biggest improvement is in the cut, as the length is now much better suited to this figures height. All the pockets are working, as are the belt loops. Which takes us nicely on to the last piece in the set, the belt. This is exactly the same as the last one and is plain black pleather with a slide through silver buckle. I did however decide not to use it on this occasion, as Jack wears the shirt un-tucked, so you don’t see it anyway, and by leaving it off you cut down on the bulk around his waist.

Quality - ***1/2
The general production quality and observation on the tailoring is all very good, not quite Harue good, but good nonetheless.

They have been creative on things like the seams for the shirt sleeves, and instead of giving us oversized stitches on the shirt and jacket pocket flaps they have starched and treated the fabric so they can cut it to have a sharp edge that doesn’t fray. All the pockets are again working and I had no loose threads or uneven seams on mine. The zipper does up fine and has a smooth action, though if truth were told it could do with having a smaller zip-pull. Lastly the shirt does up with two small concealed press studs, these do a good job of holding the shirt in place, but I think a third stud at the bottom would improve the look further.

So to sum up, it’s a good looking set that approximates the season 5 outfit very well, it has a couple of small issues, but they’re the sorts of things only pedants, obsessive and reviewers would pick up on, so if you’re not one of the sad, sad people that inhabit one of those camps, you’ll be more than happy!

Value - ***1/4
Kunch, the company that make this set are based in China, so I’m guessing you might find it popping up in a few places if you’re willing to root around, however mine was once again supplied by onesixthbruce.co.uk, and they are selling it for 27.99 shipped anywhere in the world. 

I gave the season 7 set a value score of ***, and this set is only 2.50 more and comes with an extra shirt, so it definitely deserves a slightly higher score.

Overall - ***1/4
Like the season 7 set before, this is really for your hard core ‘24’ fans. But if you do consider yourself to be a…? What is the collective term for ‘24’ fans… ‘Nutter’! Anyway, if you are one, and you already have the Enterbay figures, then this is a must have.

It’s a shame it doesn’t come with any distinct packaging, but as this isn’t an ‘officially licensed’ bit of 24 merchandise I guess that might be hard to do. It is still however a very nice set, and I’d recommend it pretty highly!

Now it’s time to wait and see if we get any other outfits for Mr Bauer.

Scoring Recap:
Packaging - N/A
Tailoring - Shirt ***1/2 Jacket & Jeans ***
Quality - ***1/2
Value - ***1/4
Overall - ***1/4

Where to Buy -
Again, like on the season 7 set, if you’re UK, Euro or in fact anywhere on this blue planet floating in space that we lovingly call home, then check out onesixthbruce.co.uk, he can sort you out where ever you are for the fixed price stated above. Other than that it’s time to don your Deerstalker and start searching ebay looking for a deal.
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch
Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch

Jack Bauer 24 season 5 sixth scale outfit by Kunch


This product was purchased for the review by the reviewer. Photos and text by Jeff Parker.

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