IF Labs variant information

As you all know by now, the first shipment of IF Labs Dragonball Z figures that are popping up in stores everywhere have a sticker on them that says “Specialty Edition Paint”. Here’s the rundown on what is different between the specialty shop versions, and the versions you’ll find eventually find at the big discount stores:

Cooler: The special edition has metallic silver armor, while the standard edition will have white/bone colored armor.

Lord Slug: The standard edition will have a darker cape, with a deeper maroon underneath than the specialty edition.

Goku: The colors will have a slightly more faded look on the standard edition than the specialty edition.

Piccolo:The standard edition Piccolo will have less dust and blood than the specialty edition. Also, the standard version will have the thin red lines around the eyes, while the specialty edition won’t.

The Piccolo figures have arrived in Irwin’s warehouses, so they should hit stores soon.

And finally, there is a possibilty that the bases that come with the figures will be re-done to make them more substantial, as the actual production version is made of much thinner plastic than the IF Labs folks had desired.

I think that answers most questions I’ve been asked.

Posted by Jess Horsley on January 24, 2002 05:31 AM


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