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.
Tamashii Nations has updated with photos and details for their upcoming S.H. Figuarts based on The Avengers movie. These figures were revealed earlier this month at the Tamashii Nation 2020 Virtual Event. The figures will be general releases, though pre-orders have not yet gone live. Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor rescheduled for release in April 2021, while the Hulk is set for a May 2021 release. Each figure will be priced at 8,800 Yen (about $84 USD).
The Iron Man Mark VI “Battle Damage” Edition will include multiple interchangeable hands, swap out battle damaged parts, interchangeable armor pieces, and numerous flight and blast effects. The Captain America “Avengers Assemble” Edition will include masked and unmasked portraits, interchangeable hands, a shield, and a damaged shield. The Thor “Avengers Assemble” Edition will include multiple interchangeable hands, a wired fabric cape, Mjolnir, a spinning Mjolnir, and a lightning effect. Finally, the Hulk “Avengers Assemble” Edition will include two swap out portraits, and multiple interchangeable hands.
You can see the new photos after the jump.
Bear witness to the ultimate power of the Saiyans Kakarot! The Giant Ape, destroyer of planets! Today we are taking a look at the biggest S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball figure to date – Great Ape Vegeta! This is a giant, heavy, beautiful hunk of plastic. It’s not in scale, as that would be about the size of a small child, but it is quite big for Figuarts. Coming in at 12.7 inches, he towers over other SHF. And he keeps his proportions, articulation, and overall quality. Technically Shenron could be argued bigger, but he was a much skinnier and overall had less mass, so I think Vegeta here takes the crown.
He comes packed with 3 alternate hands, a set of hands gripping a tiny Goku, tail, tail stub, alternate face plate, Yajirobe with sword, and a stand for it all. Yajirobe can be attached to the stand so you can recreate the tail cut scene.
All in all it’s a great centerpiece for the Saiyan saga figures, surrounding him with them makes a great display. If you have the space and the coin, definitely worth a pick up. Read on to check out our in hand shots of him courtesy of TheToySource!
STRIKE A POSE! Captain Ginyu is on the scene and ready to let everyone know the power of the GINYU FORCE! This is the first S.H. Figuarts release towards a complete team from the Frieza Saga of Dragonball Z. Recoome, Burter, Guldo, and Jeice are all coming in one way or another down the line. He stands tall, roughly about the size of Nappa, but has an increased range of articulation. Many of his iconic and silly poses can be achieved due to this, which is awesome. Pack ins are solid with 4 extra sets of hands, 3 extra heads, damaged chest plate and a Namekian Dragonball. All in all it is another great release, filling in core cast from the Z sagas. Once the team is assembled, it will be a great nook on the shelf. We’ve run him through a set so read on to check out pics courtesy of TheToySource!