S.H.Figuarts Final Form Frieza
One of my favourite villains from Dragon Ball comes to life in the form of a S.H.Figuarts action figure, this is the Dragon Ball Z rendition of Final Form Frieza!
Series: Dargon Ball Z
Material: ABS, PVC
Release: June 2013
Original Price: ¥4,725JPY
Height: 110mm / 4.33inches
I love that the colour scheme of the packaging perfectly compliments the character. The artwork is simple but effective, and the box is sturdy and collector friendly. Inside the figure and accessories are stored in two separate trays.
What Frieza lacks in stature, he more than makes up for with the amount of accessories included in this set. He comes with 2 extra heads, a “crossed armed” arm, 2 extra pairs of optional feet, 3 extra pairs of optional hands, 2 energy ball effect parts, an extra optional tail and a large rock display base.
I really love the sleek design of the character in the anime and it does translate relatively well to toy form although the joints do distract from the design, but that’s a compromise I’d happily take for good articulation. Other than that the proportions are good, the sculpting of the muscles are nice and defined. Bandai couldn’t have done a better job!
Articulation is unsurprisingly good, as is with all S.H.Figuarts toys I’ve handled. Frieza comes with the now standard double jointed elbows and knees which works wonders for articulation. I did find the tail makes the figure slightly back heavy in a neutral pose but the balance is quite easily found for most poses.
The paint application on this guy is very nice, especially the glossy metallic purple parts. Although the top of the shoulder joint being in white does bother me slightly, I understand that this was done to avoid scratches. You may not be able to tell from the photos but the muscles are actually shaded, it definitely looks much nicer in person.
What’s really nice is that the Dragon Ball figures in the S.H.Figuarts line are made to scale with each other so they look great on display together. Now I just need the Ginyu Force to display with Frieza!
For every hero there must be a villain, and I do like Frieza despite his arrogance and pride. This is a very well made toy, even though it is a Tamashii Web limited edition it isn’t terribly difficult to get a hold of, at a very decent price too so I’d happily recommend it to any DB fan!
Thanks for reading!