It’s been a hot minute (again), but today we have another entry for our S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball galleries. This go round is Tao Pai Pai, a big baddie from the original Dragon Ball anime. He comes packed with a ton of stuff – alternate gi parts, 7 total hands, 3 faces, the 7 star Dragon Ball, a giant pink pillar that he zooms around on like Aladdin, and a stylized stand to raise him up on said pillar. It’s a really well executed piece – that I wish I cared more about. I personally got into the Dragonball Universe with Z, so I don’t have the connection to OG anime characters beyond maybe Kid Goku and Krillin. I am staying complete here since I’ve been in the grind for 10 years with this line, but personally I’d be happy if they reduced focus on this part of the history. That being said, read on to check out some shots of Tao Pai Pai and his epic pink pillar courtesy of Entertainment Earth!
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Tamashii Nations has posted the product page for their upcoming S.H. Figuarts Tao Pai Pai (aka Mercenary Tao) from the original Dragon Ball animated series. The younger brother of Master Shen is a skilled assassin and mercenary who charges a premium for each kill. Hired by The Red Army to kill Son Goku, Mercenary Tao nearly succeeds, but is ultimately defeated (multiple times) by the young fighter.
The Mercenary Tao figure stands just under 6″ tall. It includes multiple interchangeable hands, interchangeable portraits including his tongue attack, replacement pants, a 7-star Dragon Ball, flying columns, a stand for flight display, and large and small flight effects. For its Japanese release, the figure is a Bandai Premium Web Exclusive. Tao Pai Pai is priced at 7,150 Yen (about $67 USD), and is set for release in February 2020. Check out the photos after the jump.
Tamashii Nations have revealed the next Dragonball S.H. Figuarts and it’s… Tao Pai Pai? This is hardcore original Dragonball here, being one of the big baddies in that series. I have to admit I got into DB during Z, and had to look this guy up to refresh my memory. The figure looks solid with a beefy sculpt. He also had an Android form, so hopefully we will get some of that as additional parts when they fully reveal his release. He’s due to show at Unboxing Toy Convention in Mexico this weekend so expect more pics and official details then.
To catch up on Tao Pai Pai, aka General Tao, hit this link at NeoSeeker.
Here’s also a cool recap video from Geekdom101 on Youtube.