We here at Shrunk Collectibles are so proud and excited that we get to give you DBZ fans this much awaited Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List!
After all, we’re not just talking about some amazing Dragon Ball action figures here.
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You’re about to delve into one of manga and anime’s greatest franchises around.
As such, we decided not to limit ourselves with a simple SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Z checklist when we came up with this awesome action figure roundup.
Wide Range of Figures
So, we decided to scour everything we could get our hands on.
It ranges from Dragon Ball action figures based on the original Akira Toriyama series right up to those lesser-known releases like Dragon Starz and Dragon Ball Fighterz.
Wondering whether your favorite characters—could be Captain Ginyu or that kid Krillin— are included?
You’d be surprised to find out that there’s a whole gamut of DB action figure releases we’re covering in this Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List!
Enough talk, though: our adventure begins!
Our TOP 5 Dragon Ball ShFiguarts List
“Nice Rendition of a Classic!”
Our Rating: 5
Or, to be more specific, we’re talking about the Bandai Tamashii Nations SHFiguarts Dragon Ball Super SaiyanSon Goku Ultra instinct version of the character.
Not only is this one of the best Tamashii Nation releases you could get, but this shows how far the DB franchise has come.
Even Avengers Infinity War or Wonder Woman figuarts collector would appreciate it.
Consider this Bandai Tamashii Nations SHFiguarts Dragon Ball Super SaiyanSon Goku Ultra instinct toy as a more modern version of the SS Goku.
The one you’d usually find in any given SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Z checklist.
Yup, life used to be simple when it came to Saiyans.
But having new iterations of the last son of Saiyan is always a welcome treat for fans!
Super Warrior Packaging
Starting with the box on this figure, you’re getting the usual Bandai Tamashii Nation figuarts (SH, we mean) packaging.
It is a relatively modest window box with all the necessary brandings.
Particularly, we’re talking about the DB, Bandai and Tamashii Nation logos, along with—most importantly—those stickers/seals of authenticity that imports like this come with.
Colored Photo Image
Right in front, you’ll see a colored photo image of Goku in his UI form.
We have to say: it’s great that Bandai opted to use product images for this line instead of box art.
This gives fans and collectors the opportunity to get a glimpse of the high quality of these releases; you won’t be disappointed with it.
And this packaging’s relative simplicity is no knock on it.
It’s actually a nice, spot-on way of prioritizing the product itself more than just what the action figure is based on.
It’s no surprise that many a fanboy and fangirl have seen Goku’s totally ripped body before, and this toy is no exception to that.
In fact, Bandai should be commended on how well they did when it came to sculpting and painting this whole figure.
We especially appreciate the character’s torso, which captures the anime perfectly.
In addition to that, you’re going to love how Bandai did superb detail work on the tattered bottoms of Goku’s Gi.
One Minor Flaw
If there’s one thing that we’d nitpick, though, it’s the fact that you’re getting pretty much the regular Bandai SHF Goku head sculpt here.
The only difference is the paint job done on the hair.
Nevertheless, it doesn’t take away from how impressive the quality of both the sculpt and paint of the figure is.
And speaking of the paint job: Bandai didn’t skimp out on it by making it flat.
They opted instead to add some additional shading and gradients where they’re needed (such as the bottoms of the Gi and his wristbands).
Perfect for Battles
You won’t find much to complain about when you look at the articulation of this wonderful toy.
After all, the whole point of the Bandai SHF line is to provide fans and collectors some of the most poseable toys in the market.
So, whether it’s a Tamashii Nations SDCCexclusive SH figuartsZamasuPotara ver., Tao Pai Pai, or Super SaiyanRose, you could expect great articulation all around.
This line—and this toy, specifically—makes use of the usual combination of swivels, double hinges, and ball joints to make it as poseable as possible.
But what really impresses us here is the addition of a pelvic joint to allow more articulation between the hip and the thigh of the figure.
But hey, you’d expect nothing less from this toy line, and it’s great that Bandai won’t change the formula.
“A Wonderfully Scaled Broly Figure”
Our Rating: 5
It’s hard when you’re a super warrior raised on Earth and your brother’s a galactic assassin working for an alien despot.
And that’s pretty much how you could summarize Goku and Broly’s relationship!
Speaking of Broly, our next entry in this Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List is this hulking Saiyan—err—well, not so much in this version.
Now, this is a worthy addition to our Dragon Ball SH Figuarts Listbecause it manages to do something new to the whole figuarts line.
And that is to create a specific scale and size unique to the character.
That is something not usually found in toys from an SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Z checklist or the Dragon Ball Xenoverse line.
This Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List we have for you is different, though: like we said, we searched high and low for all these great Saiyan toys.
The best part about this Broly toy is, like we said earlier, its scale.
Sure, we’ve seen this toy line go smaller or thinner (as with Kid Krillin, the ZamasuPotara toy, or Tao Pai Pai).
Or we’ve seen it stick to the regular size of their releases (like how Goku and the SSGSSVegeta toys are pretty much the same size).
But it’s rare to see Bandai go somewhere between a large figuarts toy and a regular-sized one: that’s exactly what you’re getting with this Brolyaction figure.
Just the Right Size
It’s bigger than a Figuarts Goku but smaller than Broly in his unarmored version.
We’re talking about the one where he’s gone all SS during battle and has become totally swollen.
And it’s to be commended, as it gives you a more accurate depiction of the character as he appeared in the DBS: Broly movie.
Apart from its size, there are a few other notable features that you’re going to like with this toy.
Saiyan Hunt Tools
This is where you’d probably notice Bandai recouped the expenses for adding some bulk and height to this figure.
Now, we’re not saying that this Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List entry is sorely lacking in the accessories department.
It’s just that it’s a bit of a downer considering you get more from other releases.
The Accessories You Get
All in all, you’re getting a total of three interchangeable head pieces and six sets of hands for this figure.
Don’t get us wrong: they all look good, what with the nice paint job and sculpting done on them.
However, we wish that Bandai added a different hand pose for one of the pairs, since they look very similar to the other one (the grappling pose).
Still, quality over quantity is the name of the game here, and you’re going to be happy to play along!
Yes, the figuarts line is known for being very poseable, so much so that you could do lots of dynamic articulation with the joints on these things.
The problem is, this Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List entry has its drawbacks caused by the overall design of the character.
And this is something that’s plagued the Broly character even if we’re talking about the SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Z checklist entries you’d find on the web.
Most of the time, the armor pieces tend to hinder what an otherwise super poseable figure this could have been.
So, yeah, if there’s one thing you should take note of, it’s that you have to be extra careful with this.
When trying to move any given joint on this Tamashii Nationyou could scuff the nice paint job on it.
“A Toy that Exudes Energy!”
Our Rating: 5
Next up on our Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List is Goku in his classic kaioken pose, and it is a doozy!
Whether you’re talking about an SH Figuarts Dragon Ball Z checklist or just general toys based on the DB franchise, this is an instant classic.
As far as Dragon Ball action figures go, we usually get either a regular version of the character.
Or we get one of the many Saiyan forms they take on once they charge up all that energy.
In this case, though, you’re getting a Goku that’s in between transforming from a regular ol’ super warrior to his first Super Saiyan form.
And, this is one of the most accurate toy renditions of a movie or TV scene ever—Avengers Infinity War or Wonder Woman be damned!
A Fighting Figure
If there’s one thing that Dragon Ball Fighterz has taught us, it’s that your hair raises when you charge up enough Ki.
This Goku figure, for better or worse, has a somewhat modest accessory count.
You get 3 face plates of varying expressions; a couple of hair pieces (his normal hairstyle and the Kaioken one); and three sets of hands.
A Small Disappointment
Bandai didn’t spend more on the sculpt here—given that this is just regular Goku with a different paint job.
So, you would expect they added a couple of energy effects in here.
Sadly, that’s not the case, which leaves us wanting more in terms of accessory count for this release.
However, what it lacks in that department, it more than makes up for in bot articulation, sculpt, and the paint job.
Don’t be mistaken: this figure does not glow in the dark, but it gives off this very interesting look to it.
To be specific, it has a certain glow to it provided by the mostly metallic red hues all over the figure itself.
In fact, Bandai even went so far as to add that red tint to the skin of the character in matte.
All in all, this is one of the most visually appealing versions of Goku we’ve seen in a while.
And as far as articulation goes: feel free to pose this any which way you want.
The overall sculpt and design of the character allows the Figuarts joints to truly shine here.
Missing Energy Effects
Again, the only thing missing in this whole package is the addition of energy effects.
It would have instantly made this one of the best Dragon Ball action figures of all time!
“A Figure with Saiyan Energy”
Our Rating: 5
If you can’t choose between the SSGSSVegeta or, say, the hundreds of Goku figures out there, then this might be the toy for you.
When Goku and his rival use their fusion technique, you get Gogeta, and Bandai truly did an amazing job with this figure release.
This Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List entry could easily be included in any “best of” list when it comes to DB toys.
That’s for a good reason: it’s (almost) got everything.
Suffice it to say that this is one toy you should add to your collection.
We say that because we’ve noticed that the price on this one has kept going up ever since it was first released a couple of years ago.
Best of Both Worlds
Whether you like Goku’s warrior spirit or Vegeta’s more brash approach to life, you’re getting a mix of both in this Gogeta toy.
Now, when it comes to accessories, we’re going to say that it leaves you wanting for more.
We mean, come on: you can’t just release an amazing fusion “god Saiyan” and not include even just a single Kamehameha energy effect with it.
But hey, Bandai sells those effects separately, so there’s still hope if you want those accessories to add to this already amazing figure.
To be exact, you get: three face plates featuring different expressions; three sets of interchangeable hands; and a couple of hair pieces.
We here at Shrunk Collectibles, of course, are partial toward the god Saiyan hair, but to each his own, of course.
Super Warrior Detailing
We especially love how Bandai managed to do a good job not just with sculpt of the whole toy, but with the material choices they went with.
We’re, of course, talking about Gogeta’s vest here.
It is made up of a soft pliable rubber instead of simple pvc or, worse, a rigid mix of PVC and ABS.
As a result, posing the character’s torso is an absolute cinch, with almost no risk of scuffing the paint job on it.
As far as the paint job on this thing goes, we’ll say it’s not the best we’ve seen but also definitely not the worst.
We would have prepared some more gradients and shading to the pants, vest, and gauntlets, but it’s just fine as it is.
“Hands-Down a Sleeper Hit!”
Our Rating: 4.5
Rounding up our top picks from the Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List is a character that was specifically made for the DBS series: the Zamasu Potara ver. Action figure!
And rightfully so, considering that this character has become one of the biggest hits coming out of the franchise’s latest anime interpretations.
You’re going to love everything about this figure, and we’re not exaggerating here: it’s that good.
For one, it’s not your usual musclebound Saiyan; for another, this is one of the sleekest Dragon Ball action figures to have ever released.
Plus, this is not an, so you could get it at fairly affordable prices, too!
How it’s Done!
We initially thought we were going to be disappointed with the accessories that came with this toy, but we were thankfully wrong.
You get the usual—and honestly modest—accessories here: three face plates and a few sets of hands
But instead of adding additional hair pieces here and just having a total of five interchangeable hand sculpts, Bandai did us fans better.
They replaced those missing accessories with a nice silver energy effect that you could attach to Zamasu.
What really gets us isthe giant right arm accessory for when he’s shapeshifting.
So, you lose a couple of pretty much standard accessories and get a couple of more premium ones in return: definitely not a bad deal.
Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List—Our Final Word
There are literally thousands of toys based on the DB franchise out there.
Ever since the manga and anime released in the 80s, the series has been going strong and has shown no sign of slowing down.
Of course, it’s very hard to hit the right notes in adapting the iconic characters if this franchise into toys.
Thankfully, Bandai does a splendid job with their releases, which gives fans and collectors very little to ask for.
This Dragon Ball SH Figuarts List shows just that: top-notch quality for a top-notch manga and anime franchise!