Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Dragon Ball Z Super Dragon Stars Series- GOKU REVIEW !!!

I'm not sure how old these particular Dragon Ball Z figures are, but they recently started showing up in some local Walgreens and Walmart stores . I purchased this figure of Goku about a couple of months ago at a local Walgreens but is now just reviewing it . It is around the $ 19.99 price range, is in the six inch scale and the toy company is Bandai .

As you can see on the back of the packaging , Goku comes with two pieces that you need to complete the " Shenron " build-a-figure . Everyone else just comes with one piece of the character . Now for a look at Goku out of the packaging .

Even though Goku is in six inch scale , he looks to be a tad little shorter than six inches . The plastic used to make the figure feels similar to that of the Street Fighter Sota figures . Although I'm not a fan of Anime or Dragon Ball Z , I actually love this figure . I usually like realistic looking faces, not cartoonish looking ones. However the cartoonish face does not take anything away from how great this figure is . Plus Bandai did a great job of hiding / concealing some points of articulation . Goku has an ab crunch, but you can't see it because it is covered by his belt . There are wrinkles in his pants where the knee joints are , giving the illusion of wrinkles instead of articulated joints . Great job Bandai !!!
Goku comes with two sets of hands, four if you count the default hands . Two closed fists and two open palm hands. The open palm hands look as if they can be used for throwing things such as fireballs,  or for pushing or a forward slap . Plus both of his wrists can rotate the hands in a circular motion , allowing you to create multiple type punches with the fists, from jabs to uppercuts . The extra hands are a nice luxury for multiple fighting and punching poses .
                                                               FINAL    THOUGHTS    
(1)  ARTICULATION  LIMITS  - Goku has excellent all around articulation similar to that of a Marvel Legend or a DC Comics Multiverse figure . The only limited movement is up and down head movement .

(2) STANDING  ABILITY - The figure stands very well plus him being flat footed helps his stance .

(3) WHAT  I  LIKE  BEST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - The extra hands allow for multiple combat poses . The figure is fun to display in fighting poses . I like how some of the articulated joints are concealed as mentioned earlier .

(4) WHAT  I  LIKE  LEAST  ABOUT  THIS  FIGURE ? - There's nothing disliked .

(5) WHAT  COULD  HAVE  BEEN  DONE  TO  IMPROVE  THE  FIGURE ? - Even though I think that this is a perfect action figure , since Goku is a fighter , a small hole in the back of his middle upper back would have been nice so that he could be displayed in aerial kicking poses with a flight stand . To make up for this however , you can use those flight stands that uses clamps around the waists of figures .

(6) GRADING  SCALE  - No flaws found so a PERFECT 10 !!!

(7) FINAL  ANALYSIS  - There's an S. H. Figuarts figure of Goku out also, but if you want to save money purchasing this retail version at stores can be just as good .

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