Bandai Tamashii Nations launched a new line last year called Imagination Works. This is a premium level line in 1/9th scale that will feature characters from multiple brands. It’s first offering was Goku from Dragonball Z in his most recognizable form – an orange gi with base and Super Saiyan hair. It’s parts, accessories and articulation are similar to S.H. Figuarts with slight upgrades, so like a Super Saiyan S.H. Figuarts :). I’ve really enjoyed SHF Dragonball over the last 10 years, so I wanted to give it a look. We’ve run the figure through the motions after the break, read on to check it out along with some additional thoughts. He’s in stock now and shipping from TheToySource!
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The new Dragon Ball Super – S.H. Figuarts Hit Figure is scheduled to go up for pre-order tonight. The figure is an online exclusive, and is available from Toyark sponsor Premium Bandai USA, as wall as Premium Bandai Japan. The figure includes three interchangeable expressions, interchangeable hands, a swap out armor piece to put his hands in his pockets, and a Time-Skip effects piece. The figure will stand at 6.5″ tall.
The strongest warrior of Universe 6! The assassin Hit is finally joining S.H. Figuarts series!
From “Dragon Ball Super” comes the legendary hitman from Universe 6, Hit, available for the first time from S.H. Figuarts. Includes a wide range of accessories such as facial expression and hand parts that allow you to recreate his striking poses and even put his hands in his pockets. Also comes with effect parts based on his “Time Prison” attack.
– Main body
– Exchangeable left hand x 4, Exchangeable right hand x 5
– Exchangeable expression parts x 3
– Exchangeable chest parts
– Waist armor for putting hands in pockets
– Effect parts set
The S.H. Figuarts Hit is priced at $60. Pre-orders begin at 8:00 PM EST. It will be released in July 2021. Check out the new photos after the jump.
The product page has gone live for the Dragon Ball Z – S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Full Power Son Goku. The new Goku figure stands at 5.5″ tall, and includes four swap out face parts, and interchangeable hands. The faces includes a normal face, a screaming face, a gentle face, and a clenched jaw face. This will be a general release, available just about anywhere Dragon Ball S.H. Figuarts are sold. Look for pre-orders to go live in the coming days. The figure will be priced at 3,850 Yen (about $37 USD). It is due for release in June 2021. You can see the new photos after the jump.
Tamashii Nations has announced the Dragon Ball Z – S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Full Power Son Goku. The figure will be released in June 2021. The preview photo shows off three different portraits. Pre-orders should open on January 8th, 2021. You can click the banner image above for the full preview image.
Time for a look at the first Premium Bandai USA exclusive – Dragonball Super Zamasu. This is his base form, before he merged with Goku Black. Once they merged, a “Fused” Zamasu was born, and that is the version we got in S.H. Figuarts last year. With this exclusive, the shelf trinity is complete, allowing us to have all the forms for the evil Kai. As a figure, it’s a pretty tame release – 3 sets of hands, 4 faces. No accessories. Sculpt and engineering wise it’s very similar to the retail Fused Zamasu (aside from the heads), with the addition of a sash on his lower half. While nothing pops out making this release epic by itself, it is a core character and look from Dragonball Super and a welcome addition to the line.
As we mentioned, this was a Premium Bandai exclusive, but those are only open via pre-order for a set period of time. If you are looking to pick him up now, you’ll have to hit retailers with mark up or eBay. Make sure to grab any you dig when they are being offered for pre-order, otherwise you’ll be paying later on. Currently Burter and Guldo are open.
Read on to check out our set for Premium Bandai Zamasu!
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Next up in our year end looks at recent S.H. Figuarts Dragonball releases is Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegito. This was a Premium Bandai exclusive, the first along with Zamasu to be offered that way in the USA. This is actually the second release for the character in this look – the first was a repaint of the Buu Saga Vegito as a SDCC exclusive. This go around we get modern technology on the body with double jointed knees, hip area upgrades, ab cuts. The energy beam is similar but upgraded as well, and has an attachment to work with Zamasu. An energy ball with peg that pops into a special hand allows for him to hold it hover style, which is a nice add. After that, it’s standard SHF Goku-esque fare with multiple hands and faces.
All in all it’s a solid figure and lets more of the masses get a hold of a key character from the DB Super line up. As we mentioned, this was a Premium Bandai exclusive, but those are only open via pre-order for a set period of time. If you are looking to pick him up now, you’ll have to hit retailers with mark up or eBay. Make sure to grab any you dig when they are being offered for pre-order, otherwise you’ll be paying later on. Currently Burter and Guldo are open.
Read on to check out our set for Premium Bandai SSGSS Vegito!
Rounding out the year with some more S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball galleries! Today’s set is for Final Battle Jiren – the big bad from the last stretch of Dragonball Super, and his final form at that. He’s significantly beefed up, shirtless and comes with some expressive faces. A single energy ball and 4 sets of hands total round out the package. In all I like this one better than the standard Jiren, mainly because they ditched the raw shiny plastic. Everything has a matte application, even the black pants, and feels overall higher in quality. Paired up with Ultra Instinct Goku, it’s a great rep of the series on a shelf.
Read on to check out some shots showing what he can do. He’s out now and comes courtesy of TheToySource!
Tamashii Nations has updated with product pages for their all-new Pac-Man collectibles. They are releasing a Pac-Man S.H. Figuarts action figure, a Chogokin Pac-Man, and a Pac-Man Proplica. These were originally revealed back at the Tamashii Nation Virtual Event in November.
The S.H. Figuarts Pac-Man stands just over 4″ tall. It’s based on the iconic promotional artwork used for legendary video game. The figure has over 22 points of articulation, and will include multiple interchangeable hands, two swap out face parts, an 8-bit Cherry accessory, and an 8-bit Blinky accessory. The figure is due for release in May 2021. It will be priced at 4,420 Yen (about $23 USD).
Fans looking for something a little different may want to check out the Chogokin Pac-Man. This release features a Pac-Man mini figure that stands a little under 1″ tall that fits inside a 4″ tall robotic Pac-Man mech suit, which features diecast metal parts. The robotic Pac-Man is fully articulated, has moveable eyes, has fists that detach, and can be transformed into a makeshift vehicle mode. The set includes four robotic ghosts (Inky, Blinky, Pinky, and Clyde), and a figure stand. The Chogokin Pac-Man is due out in August 2021. It will be priced at 8,800 Yen (about $85 USD).
The final Pac-Man piece is a Proplica Pac-Man. This release is meant to be a replica of the actual Pac-Man from the game. It has a wheel on the bottom that allows you to roll the Pac-Man along. His mouth will open and close when being rolled, and he will also play the iconic “Waka-waka” sound effects as he moves. Roll him long enough, and you will hear the “coffee break” intermission music. The Proplica Pac-Man stands a little over 3″ tall, and will include a display stand. It’s due to hit stores in June 2121. It’s priced at 3,850 Yen (about $37 USD).
Check out the photos of all three after the jump.
Back in 2010, Medicom and Bandai teamed up to release a few figures based on Akira, one of the most popular and influential anime films ever released. They are teaming up again to reissue both the Kaneda 1/6 Scale Figure, as well as Kaneda’s Motorcycle under the Project BM label. Akira is based on a manga of the same name. It follows a teenage biker gang, led by Kaneda, trying to survive in Neo Tokyo. When Tetsuo, one of the bikers, gets into an accident, it awakens dormant powers. as he struggles to maintain his sanity, it’s up to Kaneda and to face his long time friend in the hopes of preventing a worldwide catastrophe.
The Shotaro Kaneda 1/6 Scale Figure is being re-released by Medicom. It will stand just under 12″ tall. Kaneda includes removable goggles, a faux leather outfit, multiple interchangeable hands, an ABS Laser Cannon, and an attachable battery pack for the laser cannon. The figure is priced at 24,800 Yen (about $239), and is due for release in June 2021.
The Soul of Popynica Kaneda’s 1/6 Scale Motorcycle is being re-released by Tamashii Nations. The motorcycle measures over 19.5″ front-to-back. It features diecast metal parts, a working suspension, removable plating, and multiple light up features. The motorcycle also has built-in sound effects. It makes a running sound when the gas pedal is pressed, and a braking sound when the brake pedal is pressed. You can attach a speaker to the bike for higher quality audio. Kaneda’s Motorcycle is priced at 59,400 Yen (about $573 USD). It is due out in May 2021.
Check out the photos after the jump.
The product page has been posted by Tamashii Nations for their upcoming Dragon Ball Z – S.H. Figuarts Burter and Guldo Figures. These Ginyu Force figures comes as set. In Japan, the set of figures are listed a Premium Bandai Web Exclusive. Burter stands at 7.8″ tall, and includes swap out hands, two portraits, and a six star Namekian Dragon Ball. The Guldo figure is a fixed posed figure with swap out arms for two different poses. Guldo stands at 3.5″ tall.
In Japan, the set will open for pre-order on December 18th, and will be priced at 9,900 Yen (about $96 USD). Look for it to be released in May 2021. North American release details are not available at this time. Check out the new photos after the jump.
Pre-order will go live on Premium Bandai USA starting at 8:00 PM EST. The set will be priced at $90, and will be released in June 2021.