S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku

Background:

This is a re-issue of the original 2010 release of S.H.Figuarts Super Siayan Son Goku.

S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku

Name: Super Saiyan Son Goku
Series: Dragon Ball Z
Manufacturer: Bandai
Line: S.H.Figuarts
Sculptor:
Designer:
Scale: Non-scale
Material: ABS, PVC, POM
Release: April 2013
Original Price: ¥3,500JPY
Height: 165mm / 6.49inches

Packaging:

Packaging is a standard S.H.Figuarts format, which is to say that it is quite good for collectors as they are usually the same size for easy storage. I’m not too fond of the packaging artwork, it looks a bit bland but not really a big deal for me.

  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku packaging front
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku packaging back

Accessories:

Goku comes with an extra angry shouting face, pair of Kamehameha hands, pair of Spirit bomb hands and an instant transmission hand. Not a lot but plenty for most to have a good old fun time with. The angry shouting face is beautifully painted as you will see further down the review.

  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku's accessories

Form/Sculpt:

I am very impressed with the way Bandai has managed to capture the soft texture of Goku’s uniform with hard plastic and still retain the amazing articulation that it has. The body proportions are spot on and his golden Super Saiyan hair looks absolutely amazing. One thing I did notice was that unlike other S.H.Figuarts toy lines, Dragon Ball figures do not have die-cast feet. Again not a big issue but interesting to note.

S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku

Articulation/Action:

Pretty much any pose you can think of, or any pose you’ve seen Goku do in the anime, this figure can replicate without any trouble. All the joints are tight and hold poses well, with the exception of the joint holding the head on. I don’t know if I received a bad example, but every time I turn or tilt the head, it falls off. It’s a little bit annoying actually.

  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku instant transmission
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku KAMEHAMEHA!!!!!
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku Spirit Bomb!!!!
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku kick

Paint/Print:

As I mentioned earlier, the angry shouting face is absolutely brilliant as is the rest of the figure. Goku’s uniform and muscles do have lowlight and highlight paint app applied but it may be hard to see in the photos. As much as I love the brilliant paint app on this figure I still much prefer the SDCC version with the orange uniform, unfortunately that version is way out of my budget now.

  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku angry face paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku boots paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku muscles paint detail
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku uniform paint detail

Detail/Features:

Overall this figure is pretty straight forward but it does have one trick up its sleeve. The waist joint is expandable to allow for much more dynamic posing and allow Goku to really bend his body sideways.

  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku's waist unexpanded
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku's waist expanded

Lastly a comparison against S.H.Figuarts Piccolo and Super Saiyan Vegeta, scale looks spot on!

  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku vs Piccolo vs Vegeta
  • S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Son Goku vs Stormtrooper

Overall:

Everyone loves Dragon Ball, it’s a fact. If you’ve ever seen the anime or read the manga and you collect toys then this is a absolute must get. Even if you are just a casual collector I highly recommend this figure, you’ll have hours of fun, trust me I know XD

Thanks for reading!



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4 Comments

    I also think this is a pretty good rendition of the character, I have it in my collection and my only gripe is one of the arms doesn’t like to stay completely attached to the shoulder, which is a shame.

    • I don’t have any problems with the arms, but my head keeps falling off! But a bit of nail polish tightened it up and it’s not too bad now.

    Do you know if you can swap the regular goku faces with this head? for a broader range of emotion! :D

    • Hi Steve, I’m pretty sure you can but it will look a bit odd as the regular Goku face has black eyes and black eyebrows.

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