Anime, Movies, Toys

The Terrifying Lows and Dizzying Highs of Dragonball Toys


Remember a couple of weeks ago, when we looked at the incredibly pitiful Dragonball: Evolution movies figures, and there were all those blue pieces that looked like a build-a-figure? I thought they might be some kind of chi energy armor thing for Goku, but I was wrong. so, so wrong. Thanks to this sadly much better pic from Action-Figure, we can now see that the blue figure is indeed Goku in his Oozaru form. Wait — I should clarify. The weird, goofy-ass alien Oozaru form from the movie.

Don’t believe me? Look at the head, and then click here (although you shouldn’t click there if you don’t want to be spoiled or keep any affection whatsoever for Dragonball). Totally the same thing. Why the figure is translucent blue and wearing Chinese armor is beyond me, although it does make me want to weep openly like a little girl. Now, there’s pretty much only one reason why I haven’t written off the whole damn franchise:


Yes. A small gashapon of the best Dragonball image ever, which inspired the amazing episode when Piccolo and Goku try to get their driver’s license. Sometimes, you just have to look at the silver lining, I suppose.

P.S. — If you’re looking for DVD Day, there ain’t one, because there are no DVDs of note being released today. Well, maybe The Midnight Meat Train, but that’s it.