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!

Background:

S.H.Figuarts Frieza

Name: Frieza
Series: Dargon Ball Z
Manufacturer: Bandai
Line: S.H.Figuarts
Sculptor:
Designer:
Scale: Non-scale
Material: ABS, PVC
Release: June 2013
Original Price: ¥4,725JPY
Height: 110mm / 4.33inches

Packaging:

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.

  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza packaging front
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza packaging back
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza packaging
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza packaging inside

Accessories:

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.

  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza with optional heads
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza rock display base

Form/Sculpt:

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!

S.H.Figuarts Final Form Frieza

Articulation/Action:

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.

  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza starring arrogantly down
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza's captured prey
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza attack
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza wounded
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza's power attack
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza fist fight with Goku

Paint/Print:

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.

  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza head paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza body paint detail

Detail/Features:

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!

  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza vs Vegeta vs Son Goku
  • S.H.Figuarts Frieza vs Stormtrooper

Overall:

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!



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6 Comments

    Hi there! Very nice review of the toy! :) I was wondering if you know when he will be back in stock?. I’ve been searching up and down with one with a good price. But all that did have one are sold out! as a huge Frieze fan
    .this upsets me…

    • Hi Erica, thanks for visiting! Unfortunately there isn’t any news of Frieza being reissued at this stage so you’ll have to look for him on eBay or Amazon. There is a Golden version being released later this year and that particular one is still available for pre-order on most online toy stores such as BBTS. Hope this helps!

    • Thanks for the reply! And you’re welcome :) . I am well aware of the Golden Frieza and will be ordering him shortly!. I have seen him on Amazon.. And the price is crazy! Well I would expect that because of what you’re getting. I have been to other websites and seen that they had him for a good price. But it seems that a lot of people beat me to it..and he’s sold out… I’ll just keep high hopes of the toy return.. Have a nice day!

    • There is a slim chance they might re-issue him in the advanced color version like they did with Super Saiyan Vegeta and Trunks. I’ll keep an eye out for you and let you know if I hear anything :)

    • Sounds great! Man thank you! :)

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