JAKKS DBZ Series 14 - First Look!
The FUNimation Z Store has listings and images for all of the Series 14 figures.
Ooh, Vegeta in plain clothes.
Hat tip: zeb11
Comments (23) | Bookmark this entry | September 25, 2003 | Jess Horsley
SPONSOR NEWS: Bandai UFS at Explosion Toys!
The first wave of new Bandai DBZ figures has arrived at Explosion Toys! Orders have begun to ship to customers who have placed pre-orders.
If you missed out on pre-ordering, Explosion Toys is extending the pre-order pricing for all Dragonballtoys.com readers! Simply type in the following code in the Comments section of the order form:
Your order will be discounted when it is processed. This code is also valid for phone orders – give us a ring at 908.276.7225 and be sure to mention the above code to the sales associate!! The special discount is valid on all orders placed before October 1, 2003.
Jakks Series 12 figures are also currently in stock – check them out before they are gone!
Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | September 25, 2003 | Jess Horsley
SPONSOR NEWS: Action-HQ brings it to you FIRST with the Hottest Dragon Ball Figures EVER!
Check out the newest DBZ figures from Action-HQ!
Ultimate Figure Series:
When they labeled this series Ultimate, they definitely meant it! Realistically stylized paint job and sculpt, these are some amazing 5” tall figures. Very comparable to McFarlane figures or at least the best you can get for Dragon Ball Z characters. But the most highly prized aspect of these figures is their 19 pt articulation. You can pretty much pose them in any battle ready position. Also, the vest comes off the figures and an extra set of hands are included (open hands & fists). These just release brand new series are from Bandai Asia 2003.
Each at just $15.95!
Set of 6 Imagination Figures:
When Bandai Asia created this series, they definitely were on the right track. These diaramas from of your favorite figures from the 3 series are highly stylized and posed for ACTION! And the quality on these are superb with both colored and clear soft pvc plastic. Sizes vary but are around 4” tall. Just released and made by Bandai Asia 2003. Get the set of 6 for just $22.95!
Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | September 21, 2003 | Jess Horsley
Unproduced Irwin prototypes
Soda, of the DBT MB moderator staff, has acquired some unproduced Irwin prototype figures, including a Super Saiyan Great Saiyaman and Goku in letterman jacket. Check out the link for images.
Comments (2) | Bookmark this entry | September 19, 2003 | Jess Horsley
DeAgostini DBGT photos
Brangeta and * Gohan * from the DBT Message Boards have sent in images of their DeAgostini Dragonball GT Figures, including Chiao Tzu, Frieza, Oob, Tien, Android 18, Bra, SS Goku, Mr. Popo, and Yajirobe. Check out the link to see what these figures look like in their packaging!
Comments (3) | Bookmark this entry | September 18, 2003 | Jess Horsley
SPONSOR NEWS: Get Your Toy On at ExplosionToys.com!
Looking for anime and import toys? Check out ExplosionToys.com!
These items just in:
Dragonball Z Series 12 Figures by Jakks – select from five new fully articulated 5.5” figures!
Berserk Kubrick Set B by Medicom – set includes four fully articulate 2.5” mini figures!
Serial Experiments Lain Collectors Dolls – three new styles of 8” dolls by ToyNami!
Godzilla 2004 Figures by Bandai – a large selection of all new vinyls from Japan!
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Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | September 18, 2003 | Jess Horsley
Changes on the figure pages
I’ve changed the way that images are displayed on the individual figure pages - now, instead of having the image on the page, which is updated when you click one of the thumbnails, only the thumbs appear on the figure page, and the large images open up in a new window.
Just thought you all might like to know.
If you’re interested in the order that I’m going to be addressing tasks, click the “continue reading” link.Continue reading "Changes on the figure pages"
Comments (5) | Bookmark this entry | September 17, 2003 | Jess Horsley
What’s new at Bandai Asia
Bandai Asia has sections devoted to both the new DBZ Ultimate Figure Series (scroll down) and the new Gashapon series, Dragonball Z Imagination Figures (ah, the subtlety of Japanese names), which are set for release this month, according to the website.
If you haven’t already, add Bandai Asia to your bookmarks!
Comments (1) | Bookmark this entry | September 17, 2003 | Jess Horsley
Bandai Ultimate Figure Series - Detailed Images
Blackjack from the DBT Message Boards sent in the following pictures of the new Bandai Ultimate Figure Series wave 1 figures!
- Front shot of Gokou with the shirt removed and the extra pair of hands
- Front shot of Vegeta with the armor removed and the extra pair of hands
- Vegetto still in the package
- Back of the package
- Notice the package is from Bandai H.K. and is not intended for sales in USA. I wonder what package will the people get from the online store?
- Gokou and Vegeta seem to be in scale relative to each other, not like the figures from Irwin.
- Back shot of Gokou and Vegeta. The feet are made too small. It will take minutes to make Vegeta stand.
- Figures with the head and hands removed. They are exchangeable.
- Gokou without the shirt. Notice the shadow on the muscle and the pant.
- Bandai doesn’t call it Full Action Figure for no reason. You can put the character in almost any pose that a person can.
- The ball joins under the arm pit and under the waist are not painted! How could they?
- Notice the shadowing effect on Vegeta’s body. The shadow on the glove is over-done.
- OK, family picture time. Gokou is in scale with Irwin’s Chi-chi but the Jakks Gohan is a little bit large.
- Saiyan group picture. Again, the UFS is scaled smaller than the Irwin’s. My guess is 1/12.
- Something went wrong with the de-fusion process.
Comments (4) | Bookmark this entry | September 17, 2003 | Jess Horsley
JAKKS DBZ 2-Packs Series 3 Lineup
According to Atamaii.com, JAKKS’ third series of Dragonball Z 2-Packs will feature a father & son theme. The lineup includes:
- Vegeta & Trunks
- Goku & Gohan
- Bardock & Goku
Obviously, the Bardock figure will be an original mold, and based on the second series, I think it’s a safe assumption that the other figures will be original molds as well.
Comments (2) | Bookmark this entry | September 15, 2003 | Jess Horsley
Toys R Us 7-Pack pictures
Saiyan has posted photos of each of the figures included in the Toys R Us Exclusive 7-Pack on the DBT message boards. The pictures include shots of the exclusive Police Goten (not Gohan, as it says on the box) and Police Trunks, as well as comparison shots on the Irwin re-deco figures.
Comments (4) | Bookmark this entry | September 13, 2003 | Jess Horsley
SPONSOR NEWS: Anime Offerings from Explosion Toys!
In addition to the Bandai Ultimate Figure Series, the first set of which should be arriving this month, check out these offerings from Explosion Toys:
Neon Genesis Evangelion Micro Figures - This series was manufactured by Kaiyodo. Set includes Sachiel Double Head Type, Sachiel Normal, Rei Ayanami Normal, Rei Ayanami Bandaged, EVA-01 with pallet gun and EVA-01 with progressive knife. Figures are approximately 3.5” - 4” tall.
Cowboy Bebop Ein & Edward Plush – High quality UFO catcher plush imported from Japan!
Vampire Hunter D Leila Bust - The youngest member of the Markus Bros. vampire hunting team, the Leila resin bust features excellent detail, and striking resemblance to the character in the anime. Approximately 7” tall. Sculpted by Susumu Sugita.
Soundwave & Condor Re-Issue Transformer - Transformers Generation 1 Reissue figure comes packaged in “book style” with collector cards and a small poster.
Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | September 13, 2003 | Jess Horsley
A new CMS for Dragonballtoys.com!
As I’ve had it up to here —— with DBT’s old content system, I’m switching over to the tried and true Movable Type. It’s a much more versatile system, that I’m much more comfortable with.
I’ve imported all of the old Coranto entries, you can now search the entire history of news at Dragonballtoys.com!
The “Submit News” feature has been temporarily disabled, while I work up how to do auto-signup in MT.
I’ll be tweaking the remaining elements that need it (comment form, etc) tomorrow, and the whole process should be completed by this weekend.
Comments (0) | Bookmark this entry | September 12, 2003 | Jess Horsley
JAKKS Announces DBZ Lineup for Fall 2003
Battle Warriors Series #4
Available at retailers nationwide by the end of September, Battle Warrior Series #4 features real actors’ voices from actual programming, along with flashing lights for the ultimate in DragonBall Z action and excitement! Series #4 includes Battle-Damaged Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Gohan and Super Saiyan Trunks. Battle Warriors Series #4 has a suggested retail price of $9.99.
Two-Pack Series #2: The Art of Fusion
DragonBall Z Two-Pack Series #2 features The Art of Fusion. Available at retailers nationwide by the end of September, Art of Fusion introduces brand new DragonBall Z figure sculpts from JAKKS! The two-packs include fusion characters Super Saiyan Vegeto and Kibitoshin, Super Saiyan Goku and Super Saiyan Vegeta with special fusion mechanisms, and Super Saiyan Goten and Super Saiyan Trunks fused to create Super Saiyan Gotenks! Two-Packs Series #2 has a suggested retail price of $12.99.
Movie Collection Series #5
The ultimate in DragonBall Z collector figures, Movie Collection Series #5 is based on FUNimation’s DragonBall Z home video releases. Available by end of September at retailers nationwide, Series #5 assortment includes Battle Damaged Goku, Super Saiyan Legendary Broly and Super Saiyan Trunks, and has a retail price of $14.99.
Small Vehicles Series #4
DragonBall Z Small Vehicles Series #4 is currently available at retailers nationwide and include three-wheeled Car #668 with Gohan and Capsule #991 with Krillin. Both assortments feature lights and sounds and has a suggested retail price of $12.99.
Striking Z Fighters Series #5
Currently available at retailers nationwide, Striking Z Fighters Series #5 feature metallic paints with awesome detail and each figure comes with an exclusive, collectible Dragonball Z base. Series #5 includes Goku, Piccolo, Super Saiyan Trunks and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks and has a retail price of $7.99.
Comments (2) | Bookmark this entry | September 11, 2003 | Jess Horsley
Bandai Utlimate Figure Series available in HK
The first series of the new Bandai Utlimate Series is available in Hong Kong. It includes Goku, Vegeta and Vegito. The figures come with an extra pair of hands. The shirts are removable and I believe the heads are removable.
Look for pre-orders to start arriving soon!
Originally posted by “blackjack”.