Dragon Ball Z Archive

  • Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing! We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye? [via Dengeki]

    Check Out The Figures At The 49th Prize Fair

    Prize figures have always been appealing: you get a cheap version of a popular character, often in an outfit that we’d never see in scales. Plus, the quality gets better and better on them every year. With rising scaled figure prices and a worsening exchange rate, prize figures are looking better than ever, so it’s a good thing the upcoming lineup of them seems amazing! We have all the regulars out and about: Evangelion, Kantai Collection, Sword Art Online, Fate/Grand Order, Bakemonogatari, Miku, Lupin, and many many more. The noodle topper ones really seem to be taking the prize world by storm: I have a few and can vouch for how amazingly fun they are to display all sorts of odd ways. Any of them catch your eye? [via Dengeki]

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  • Very rarely does a figure line disappoint me as much as MegaHouse’s Dragon Ball Girls collection. High-quality figures of some of my favorite nostalgia anime girls? Yes please! But the results were… bad. They managed to make every character look like a pinup spread: totally changing their body proportions, personality, and faces to make them more “sexy.” I honestly found it kind of insulting: I don’t need Android 18’s boobs to be literally spilling out of her top in order to think it’s a great figure. Thankfully, Bandai is here to save they day! They are starting an HG Girls Dragon Ball line with Bunny Bulma and Android 18. These are just the poses I wanted from MegaHouse, bless you Bandai. Of course they are only prize figures, but that means a low price (¥1,800). They are exclusive, though, so you will need a proxy to pick them up from Bandai’s web store.

    Bandai Brings Us The Beautiful Ladies of Dragon Ball Z

    Very rarely does a figure line disappoint me as much as MegaHouse’s Dragon Ball Girls collection. High-quality figures of some of my favorite nostalgia anime girls? Yes please! But the results were… bad. They managed to make every character look like a pinup spread: totally changing their body proportions, personality, and faces to make them more “sexy.” I honestly found it kind of insulting: I don’t need Android 18’s boobs to be literally spilling out of her top in order to think it’s a great figure. Thankfully, Bandai is here to save they day! They are starting an HG Girls Dragon Ball line with Bunny Bulma and Android 18. These are just the poses I wanted from MegaHouse, bless you Bandai. Of course they are only prize figures, but that means a low price (¥1,800). They are exclusive, though, so you will need a proxy to pick them up from Bandai’s web store.

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  • I was at first quite excited for the Dragon Ball Gals line: a figure line of some of the most kickass ladies in anime? Yes please! Sadly, most of them have turned out to be character–inaccurate and painfully fanservice-y. I don’t even want to talk about what they did to 18. Yet somehow I still have hope that my faves will get great figures! And Android 18 is at least getting another shot, because they are doing a version 2 of her, along with an adult Chi Chi. They’ll also be adding Bulma riding with kid Goku to their Desktop Real McCoy line! [via Shonen Jump]

    MegaHouse Expands The Dragon Ball Gals Line Once Again

    I was at first quite excited for the Dragon Ball Gals line: a figure line of some of the most kickass ladies in anime? Yes please! Sadly, most of them have turned out to be character–inaccurate and painfully fanservice-y. I don’t even want to talk about what they did to 18. Yet somehow I still have hope that my faves will get great figures! And Android 18 is at least getting another shot, because they are doing a version 2 of her, along with an adult Chi Chi. They’ll also be adding Bulma riding with kid Goku to their Desktop Real McCoy line! [via Shonen Jump]

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  • Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z figures are, by their very nature, a little nostalgic. But MegaHouse has really been pushing the nostalgia train hard, especially with their newest Bulma (who I am guessing is their new Nami, and we’ll see a hundred different figures of her). Remember the Dragon Ball ending theme? With Bulma chilling in the rain? That’s what their new figure of her is based on! After the disaster of Bunny Bulma, I’m really happy they’re going with a less fanservice-y take on the character. Sure, she’s just in a shirt, but it’s such a sweet figure and I love how they did her face. Hopefully she’s not exclusive and I actually have a chance to buy her! [via yozakana’s Twitter]

    Get Nostalgic With MegaHouse’s Newest Bulma

    Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z figures are, by their very nature, a little nostalgic. But MegaHouse has really been pushing the nostalgia train hard, especially with their newest Bulma (who I am guessing is their new Nami, and we’ll see a hundred different figures of her). Remember the Dragon Ball ending theme? With Bulma chilling in the rain? That’s what their new figure of her is based on! After the disaster of Bunny Bulma, I’m really happy they’re going with a less fanservice-y take on the character. Sure, she’s just in a shirt, but it’s such a sweet figure and I love how they did her face. Hopefully she’s not exclusive and I actually have a chance to buy her! [via yozakana’s Twitter]

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  • It’s time for yet another prize fair! How often do they even have these things? Almost too often, if you ask me, but then again there are a lot of prize figures out there and it’s not like they take a long time in development. This event was jam-packed with all the prize fair usuals: Evangelion, One Piece, Madoka Magica, Kantai Collection. But we also got a huge nostalgia-bomb! A good third of the figures shown off were from much older shows. We’ve got Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor… even some Magic Knight Rayearth figures from Break, which was a big surprise! I love that all these older licenses are opening up, though perhaps my wallet isn’t so thrilled. [via Dengeki]

    Check Out The Figures From The 39th Prize Fair

    It’s time for yet another prize fair! How often do they even have these things? Almost too often, if you ask me, but then again there are a lot of prize figures out there and it’s not like they take a long time in development. This event was jam-packed with all the prize fair usuals: Evangelion, One Piece, Madoka Magica, Kantai Collection. But we also got a huge nostalgia-bomb! A good third of the figures shown off were from much older shows. We’ve got Dragon Ball Z, Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor… even some Magic Knight Rayearth figures from Break, which was a big surprise! I love that all these older licenses are opening up, though perhaps my wallet isn’t so thrilled. [via Dengeki]

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  • X-Plus only had three painted figures at Wonder Festival, but… they were at Wonder Festival, so they get a post! The first and foremost (in both importance and size) is the huge Amazon from Dragon’s Crown. While I still think her proportions are laughable, honestly this looks better than some of the others! Then we have Fairy Tail’s Lucy Heartfilia in a massive 1/4 scale. It’s a swimsuit figure and we have quite a few of her already, so unless you want a giant version of her there’s not much here. Last if Frieza–or Freezer, tehe, in Japanese. [via moeyo]

    Winter Wonder Festival 2015: X-Plus

    X-Plus only had three painted figures at Wonder Festival, but… they were at Wonder Festival, so they get a post! The first and foremost (in both importance and size) is the huge Amazon from Dragon’s Crown. While I still think her proportions are laughable, honestly this looks better than some of the others! Then we have Fairy Tail’s Lucy Heartfilia in a massive 1/4 scale. It’s a swimsuit figure and we have quite a few of her already, so unless you want a giant version of her there’s not much here. Last if Frieza–or Freezer, tehe, in Japanese. [via moeyo]

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  • That’s right, it’s time for another prize fair! Because we can’t have some nice time off between Wonder Festival and Toy Fair. Oh no, that would be way too simple! Anyway, we have a TON of goodies for you. More than usual, even! All the regulars are here: Evangelion, OreImo, Attack on Titan, Fate/Stay Night, Vocaloid (yes, not just Miku–that is indeed Luka & Kaito on display!), K-On!, Love Live! School Idol Project, Kantai Collection, One Piece, Soniko, Sword Art Online, Dragon Ball Z, Monster Hunter, and so much more. We’ve even got some pleasant surprises like Sailor Moon prizes, so check them all out in the gallery! [via Hobby Maniax, UFO Prize, & Hobbylog]

    Check Out The Goodies From The 35th Prize Fair

    That’s right, it’s time for another prize fair! Because we can’t have some nice time off between Wonder Festival and Toy Fair. Oh no, that would be way too simple! Anyway, we have a TON of goodies for you. More than usual, even! All the regulars are here: Evangelion, OreImo, Attack on Titan, Fate/Stay Night, Vocaloid (yes, not just Miku–that is indeed Luka & Kaito on display!), K-On!, Love Live! School Idol Project, Kantai Collection, One Piece, Soniko, Sword Art Online, Dragon Ball Z, Monster Hunter, and so much more. We’ve even got some pleasant surprises like Sailor Moon prizes, so check them all out in the gallery! [via Hobby Maniax, UFO Prize, & Hobbylog]

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  • We’ve already shown you a few of the more memorable pieces at Good Smile Company’s booth: Belldandy & Holly Bell, the Attack On Titan goods, 7th Dragon Miku, Bayonetta, and Nyaruko. But of course there are more than just a few figures in a booth as big as Good Smile’s! They had lots of Madoka merchandise as you’d expect, in fact it was almost their whole lineup! Nendoroids and scaled figures a plenty. In fact there were tons of Nendoroids from a lot of different shows and series as well as figmas and scaled figures. We’ve got Vocaloids, Samus,  Dangan Ronpa, and a few of their past exclusives. Check them all out in the gallery!

    NYCC 2013: Good Smile Company Booth Overview

    We’ve already shown you a few of the more memorable pieces at Good Smile Company’s booth: Belldandy & Holly Bell, the Attack On Titan goods, 7th Dragon Miku, Bayonetta, and Nyaruko. But of course there are more than just a few figures in a booth as big as Good Smile’s! They had lots of Madoka merchandise as you’d expect, in fact it was almost their whole lineup! Nendoroids and scaled figures a plenty. In fact there were tons of Nendoroids from a lot of different shows and series as well as figmas and scaled figures. We’ve got Vocaloids, Samus,  Dangan Ronpa, and a few of their past exclusives. Check them all out in the gallery!

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  • Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy always brings a ton of items to conventions, but this year seems to be a record with how many different pieces he’s decided to show up with, and if you’re looking to score some of these for yourself, you’ll have lots of opportunities to! On Friday, Erick will be signing from 3-4 PM at Clutter’s booth (#504) and on Saturday, he’ll be over at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208) from 5-6 PM. First up is a piece that can’t be bought, but can only be won: an edition of 5 custom Daryl Dixon Funko figures from The Walking Dead with custom paint to make him look like the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Why? I have no clue, but it looks pretty cool, so let’s all just go with it. You can win one by buying any ESC-Toy piece at the con from the many booths selling his work or via his website’s releases during the period. First up in releases is the Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour version, which will be an edition of 20 that will retail for $30 and will be available at Clutter’s booth during Erick’s signing. Also available at Clutter’s booth will be the Little Spiker print, available beginning Preview Night, for $25 and will be an edition of 25 and the I’m Your Puppet print, also for $25, but an edition of 20. Next up, over at the Tenacious Toys booth will be the Bloody Lurker collaboration with Frombies that is limited to 7 pieces for $75 each and available during his signing as well as a Solid Snake print from Metal Gear Solid available on Preview Night for an unknown price, but will be an edition of 20, and a Fr*eza print edition of 10 for $25. Over at Big Kev’s Geek Stuff’s booth (#Z16-Z17), some more prints will be on hand for the comic fans: a One P*ece x Luffybot print, also an edition of 10 for $25, and a Batgirl print, edition of 20 for $25. If you’re not able to make it to the convention though, don’t sweat! A ton of releases will be available online, today, Wednesday the 9th at 12:00 PM EST. The Mr. 2600 Classic version (20 pieces, $30 each), Leatherface Hooper customs (12 pieces $30 each), Camo Maru customs (6 pieces, $30 each), Little Spiker Mossdown (21 pieces, $100 each),  S. Maria Camo (7 pieces, $225 each), Final Fantasy Shinra Storm Cloud custom (1 piece, price TBA), Final Fantasy Judge’s Rage custom (1 piece, $325), Star Wars Camo Vader custom (1 piece, price TBA), Metal Gear Solid Split Camo Snake custom (1 piece, $325), and Wet Suit Maria Supu (3 pieces, $100 each) will all be available at that time. I know I have my eyes on the Dali x Crow Bear for sure!

    ESC-Toy Brings a Bunch to NYCC

    Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy always brings a ton of items to conventions, but this year seems to be a record with how many different pieces he’s decided to show up with, and if you’re looking to score some of these for yourself, you’ll have lots of opportunities to! On Friday, Erick will be signing from 3-4 PM at Clutter’s booth (#504) and on Saturday, he’ll be over at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208) from 5-6 PM. First up is a piece that can’t be bought, but can only be won: an edition of 5 custom Daryl Dixon Funko figures from The Walking Dead with custom paint to make him look like the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Why? I have no clue, but it looks pretty cool, so let’s all just go with it. You can win one by buying any ESC-Toy piece at the con from the many booths selling his work or via his website’s releases during the period. First up in releases is the Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour version, which will be an edition of 20 that will retail for $30 and will be available at Clutter’s booth during Erick’s signing. Also available at Clutter’s booth will be the Little Spiker print, available beginning Preview Night, for $25 and will be an edition of 25 and the I’m Your Puppet print, also for $25, but an edition of 20. Next up, over at the Tenacious Toys booth will be the Bloody Lurker collaboration with Frombies that is limited to 7 pieces for $75 each and available during his signing as well as a Solid Snake print from Metal Gear Solid available on Preview Night for an unknown price, but will be an edition of 20, and a Fr*eza print edition of 10 for $25. Over at Big Kev’s Geek Stuff’s booth (#Z16-Z17), some more prints will be on hand for the comic fans: a One P*ece x Luffybot print, also an edition of 10 for $25, and a Batgirl print, edition of 20 for $25. If you’re not able to make it to the convention though, don’t sweat! A ton of releases will be available online, today, Wednesday the 9th at 12:00 PM EST. The Mr. 2600 Classic version (20 pieces, $30 each), Leatherface Hooper customs (12 pieces $30 each), Camo Maru customs (6 pieces, $30 each), Little Spiker Mossdown (21 pieces, $100 each),  S. Maria Camo (7 pieces, $225 each), Final Fantasy Shinra Storm Cloud custom (1 piece, price TBA), Final Fantasy Judge’s Rage custom (1 piece, $325), Star Wars Camo Vader custom (1 piece, price TBA), Metal Gear Solid Split Camo Snake custom (1 piece, $325), and Wet Suit Maria Supu (3 pieces, $100 each) will all be available at that time. I know I have my eyes on the Dali x Crow Bear for sure!

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  • Since Sega just showed off all their new prizes at Wonder Festival, this season’s Prize Fair was a little more subdued than usual. In fact, we pretty much only had 2 companies representing the prize figure world: Taito and Banpresto. Taito didn’t have any new information, but we do have the sculpts for their new Persona 4 Area figures! Elizabeth in particular is looking pretty awesome. To make up for the lack of content, Banpresto brought way more stuff than usual! We’ve got the franchises we always see, like Fate/Zero, One Piece, Precure and Macross, but they had lots of other goodies too. The ones that catch my eye are the dearth of Pokemon figures: everything from plushes (including the new Eevelution, that was fast) to the awesome Eevee in the header to N himself! Oh, and they are also working on a fantastic looking SQ prize for Soniko, making up for the crazy expensive Ichiban Kuji one! [via xx_bo_ri_xx’s Twitter]

    The 31st Prize Fair Features Soniko, Pokemon, Persona & More!

    Since Sega just showed off all their new prizes at Wonder Festival, this season’s Prize Fair was a little more subdued than usual. In fact, we pretty much only had 2 companies representing the prize figure world: Taito and Banpresto. Taito didn’t have any new information, but we do have the sculpts for their new Persona 4 Area figures! Elizabeth in particular is looking pretty awesome. To make up for the lack of content, Banpresto brought way more stuff than usual! We’ve got the franchises we always see, like Fate/Zero, One Piece, Precure and Macross, but they had lots of other goodies too. The ones that catch my eye are the dearth of Pokemon figures: everything from plushes (including the new Eevelution, that was fast) to the awesome Eevee in the header to N himself! Oh, and they are also working on a fantastic looking SQ prize for Soniko, making up for the crazy expensive Ichiban Kuji one! [via xx_bo_ri_xx’s Twitter]

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