Monday, 9 March 2015

Super Saiyan Son Gokou: Dragon Ball Z (S.H.Figuarts)

S.H.Figuarts S.S. Son Gokou
You don't wanna mess with this guy! He's one angry blonde dude ready to blow up everything on his path. This is the Son Gokou we saw the first time he changed the colour of his hair and turned super, which was one of the beautiful moments in Dragon Ball history. With Bandai-Tamashii Nations' mastery in making all these articulated and well-detailed action figures, it's incredible to see our favourite DBZ characters somewhat come to life but on a 6-inch scale especially Son Gokou. We need to see more of their good work but for now let's take a closer look at the S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Gokou!

Right off the bat, you can see that the rendition is pinpoint accurate. The shape and appearance on his hair, and the expression on his face looked just like what we saw in the animated series. However, there is a bit of splotch right at the tip of his hair which may probably ruin his flawlessness but it's not a big deal.

If you've been collecting these S.H.Figuarts DBZ figures, then you'll immediately realize that the body mold of this figure is the same as with our last year's Son Gokou. It's also important to mention that the Super Saiyan version of Gokou was the one that got released first before we got the Son Gokou in his "de-powered" version.

Though they may have the same body mold, the colours are different. Obviously, Super Saiyan Gokou got that brushed-up yellow hair while Son Gokou's is just black and "normal". You can see that Super Saiyan Gokou's suit has the brighter orange while Son Gokou is red just like in the animated T.V. Series. Everything else is the same except for a couple of features.

The accessories are mostly composed of interchangeable parts that probably couldn't compete with our Marvel Legends Iron Fist. There only 3 pairs of swappable hands and plus the one hand holding two fingers for his "Instant Transmission Technique". He got two swappable faces in which neither one of them is on a good mood. There's unfortunately no "kamehameha blast effect" that might possibly make him twice more awesome.

The articulation is standard S.H.Figuarts with 32-points of movement. There are no changes or anything added to the figure. The only thing that's needless to mention is that Super Saiyan Gokou is as moveable and poseable as those Dragon Ball Z figures in this toyline.

Not recommending this figure to a DBZ collector is like telling you not to add water when making a soup. Gokou's Super Saiyan form is one of the most recognizable version of him that fans would never forget and this is why this action figure is a must-get. It is a likeable figure by S.H.Figuarts. Despite the lack of very essential accessories, it's still up there at the high end.

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