There’s something you may not know about me, but I collect S.H. Figuarts. The ones I am collecting mostly right now are the DBZ figures. There have been a few new figured announced that I want to talk about. First up is the Bluefin Tamashii Nations S.H Figuart of Goku that is an SDCC 2015 exclusive.
Time to reveal one of our two SDCC exclusives for this year… S.H. Figuarts Goku Frieza Saga Ver.!Complete your…
I was pretty excited when I knew that one of the exclusives this year was going to be Dragonball Z. However, this figure is very close to the Goku that I already have, which is in the regular form before powering up to Super Saiyan. The Gi is different with the proper symbols, and there is a new face. That said, I will probably get him although I don’t really need to have two Goku’s. I wish that this variant had come with a Halo, that would have been fun, still waiting for that one. So this was a pretty luke-warm announcement for me.
What I am *really* excited are the two non-SDCC releases that have just been announced. One of the figures I am missing from my collection is Super Saiyan Vegeta. This figure was released as a web exclusive, and has been going for upwards of $400 dollars on eBay, it’s crazy! The thing about exclusives is that sometimes it’s a heartbreaking endeavor to a collector. Sometimes you miss a figure announcement, life happens, or you want to wait to buy the figure to space out purchases. However, a bunch of re-sellers snatch up any exclusives just to flip them online.
I was sad at the realization that perhaps I would never get a Vegeta. My highest hopes were that a SS head would come with another figure, like if they ever would release Nappa. HOWEVER!!! S.H. Figuarts is releasing a new version of Vegeta, the “Advanced Color” which will be a Tamashii Web Exclusive.
This is quite an exciting announcement as I can now add Vegeta to my shelf, where he should be! But additionally they will be releasing this power up effect part which I am just in love with! I love all the effect parts they have been adding as it really builds character in a scene you are building.
The one I am perhaps the most excited about, however, is the “Awakening Version” of Goku:
I already have one version of Goku, two on pre-order that will be on the way, another one I will probably get from SDCC and now this one!! I guess five Goku’s is as many as you need. Not to mention I also have a medicom kid Goku and a Santa Kid Goku. Ok, perhaps I am going a little Goku crazy. But look at this! The ripped clothing, the facial expression, this figure is amazing!!!!! It’s really specific, but I’m planning on having different shelves for the different sagas within the anime. This one will fit in really well with my Frieza saga shelf!
I’m also planning on trying to do some toy reviews for the S.H. Figuarts DBZ line, so this will be more motivation to get all of these figures! For now, I wait, ANXIOUSLY!