R389 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Son Gokou Review

11 12 2015

Based off his design seen in the Dragon Ball Z Resurrection F movie, a new form of our beloved hero is released courtesy of Bandai S.H. Figuarts: Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Son Gokou. Standing 6″, this figures features great looking sculpt with solid quality paint apps powered by a dynamic articulation system. Included are swap-able parts: extra hands, a couple of alternate facial expressions, and a normal state head sculpt. Priced at about $40 (Amazon)

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R378 SDCC Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Goku Frieza Saga Version Review

19 07 2015

Released as a San Diego Comic-Con 2015 exclusive, this is Frieza Saga version of Goku. Features all the same parts as the mass release version with the addition of an extra facial express, deeper colors for his uniform, tied off belt part substitution, and symbols on his uniform. Included also are extra hands and energy effect part for putting Goku into his icon Kamehameha pose.

Priced at about $45 (at Comic-Con). Expect to pay a high price for this on the after market ($100+)

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R326 Bandai S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Son Gokou Action Figure Review

16 05 2014

Bandai adds to its Dragon Ball Z S.H. Figuarts line one of the most sought after and essential figures, normal state Son Gokou. This figure re-uses the S.H. Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Gokou body mold but with a much richer color pallete. The black haired version includes very nicely sculpted hair along with 5 alternate face expressions that can be swapped onto the figure. Included also are extra hands and energy effect part for putting Gokou into his icon Kamehameha pose. Priced at about $35 (amazon).

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Today’s Arrival: S.H. Figuarts Masked Rider Kabuto Renewal 2014 Version

9 04 2014

Thanks to the good folks at CSToysJapan.com, I finally got my hands on the renewal 2014 version of Masked Rider Kabuto.  Here’s a photo comparison against the original S.H. Figuarts release from October 2008. The box of the new version is very high quality, reminds me of an Apple product style box. The window packaging is gone and you get a very grain close up photo of the figure on the front. The box is less wide and tad taller than before.

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Thickness is definitely apparent here with the new box. There’s also a bit of weight to it.

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The back seems to embrace more white space along with using smaller photos of the figure. Text is still heavy as before.

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The new figure has better proportions and seems more humanoid than its predecessor. Note that the head sculpt is more TV show accurate.

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Overall, the renewal feels more filled out giving off the illusion that the person underneath the suit has some muscle. As you can see, the original version has not stood up to the test of time and Bandai truly delivered with an amazing remold of this beloved Kamen Rider.

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A full video will be posted soon so stay tuned.