It has been a while since last time I have been interrested in Dragon Ball Z goods. But the flame has been revived recently, after I purchased Dragon Ball Z Burst Limit game for xBox360. Meeting again with Goku and all the DBZ crew was really moving, especially since I could plunge again into the great Saiyajin, Frieza and Cell sagas, with great graphics, and most of all, original japanese voices. So wonderful. It gave me shudders ^^;
Next step was the purchase of a Capsule Corp t-shirt. Quite sober but evocative toward fans. I proudly wear it hehe.
And consequently, after seeing what Medicom Toy was preparing, and since I missed some Dragon Ball figures… here is the result ^^;
12-inch action dolls are sure from another category. I was already impressed by the work done on Misa and Light, but I managed to restrain myself, mostly due to the price. But at last, the child inside me took the upper hand, and Goku and future Piccolo got me.
Though, there doesn’t seem to be differences between the scupt and paint job of those tall action figures and the complete models I use to collect. Some ALTER or GSC products look even better regarding this aspect.
The impressive part, first of all, is the real clothes and how well made they are. All is very accurate. However, I have read some fans think that the orange of Goku’s uniform is too light, but that does not shock me at all.
The two straps of his blue belt contain metal wires so that is it possible to set them in the way we want, giving windy impression etc… the only irritating thing is that its hook-and-loop fastener breaks easily. But that’s only a detail.
Then the number of articulation points offers a large range of possibilties, and feel really robust, compared to fragile little Figmas and Nendoroids. Even the neck has an articulation system joint, wisely hidden by a softer plastic. See, this kind of material does not only serve for flexible chests ^^;
Question to Medicom RAH serie fans : how do you consider anime charcter dolls such as Lelouch, Misa, Light, Goku… compared to comic character like the recently annonced Batman and Joker? Less interresting? Same quality? do you collect both?
Since I have absolutely zero knowledge about this kind of figure, I was wondering what experts think about the emergence of the anime world in this category of figures, so far populated by comic and movie world ^^
Kaioken!! (original picture here)
A little aside topic about “what-figure-to-buy” rules, made to be broken. Let me continue this little story.
So, last rule infringed was about trading figures, because of ARIA gashapons, remember? Well, actually, I could have add to the list the “no action figure” rule. One I barely respected, until Figmas appeared.
What is remaining then? nothing much, really. Now, as long as I am seduced by a figure, I would grab it. No more additional rules to assist my conscience, last surety of my self-control ^^;
I made a little swerve with this huge action doll, and I will do another one when Piccolo will be release in December. I wonder how many Dragon Ball Z character will be turned into RAH. I heard that kid Gohan would be released as well, but only available via mail order, found in Piccolo box. Like for the Super Saiyajin version of Goku, but some stores like Play-Asia seem to propose it, so I hope it would be the same for Gohan. And I would not mind a Vegeta ^^
The best of the best for me would be Cyborg 18, but I don’t have real hope about that. Anyway, Sawada Keisuke did something really cool for this Son Goku, and I am looking forward Piccolo, for great fighting scenes!
- Manufactured by Medicom Toy
- 1/6 scale completed pvc/abs fashion doll, with real clothes
- First released in August 2008 in Japan
- List Price of 14,800 JPY
And to end with, a little size-comparison with another famous shonen hero, Monkey D. Luffy (figure is 1/8 scale, from MegaHouse).