yuta tabuse

Legendary Yuta Tabuse immortalized in special Medicom Toy BE @ RBRICK

Medicom Toy has paid tribute to the legendary Japanese basketball player Yuta Tabuse, through a 400% and 100% BE @ RBRICK toy.

Tabuse went down in history by becoming the first Japanese basketball player to play in the NBA.

The Japanese player has played professionally since 2002 and today, at age 40, he continues to play as the starting point guard for Utsunomiya Brex, an organization located in Tochigi prefecture.

yuta tabuse

Yuta Tabuse is the first Japanese player to receive his own BE @ RBRICK, joining NBA luminaries such as Larry Bird, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal and Allen Iverson.

In both versions of the BE @ RBRICK, Tabuse appears dressed in the local Brex uniform in black and gold, as well as his number “0”; he also wears black shoes without any brand.

His long curly black hair is also part of the design, highlighting his eyes and nose. Finally, his trademark goatee completes the toy’s look.

Yuta Tabuse in the NBA

It was in the 2004-05 season that Yuta Tabuse first appeared with the Phoenix Suns accompanying the legendary Steve Nash.

yuta tabuse

Despite playing only 4 games and averaging 1.8 points, a rebound and 0.8 assists in 4.3 minutes played, Tabuse was the sensation, setting a record for daily visits to a player page on, and also becoming the third jersey. best-selling in the league at the time.

Yuta Tabuse BE @ RBRICK’s Medicom Toy 400% and 100% is now available for purchase at atmos, for an approximate cost of $ 130 USD.