Bandai have fully revealed that new body style Goku from a while back. Labeled Imagination Works – the figure is roughly 1/9 scale (7 inches) and features a hybrid seamless body style. The arm features no elbow joints covered in a silicone layer, while the various clothing features texture detailing. Enhanced articulation engineering is present throughout to go a step beyond normal S.H. Figuarts.
It comes with both regular and Super Saiyan hair, multiple hands (looks like the standard Goku hand styles from S.H.F.). Looks like there will be two heads, 2 facial expressions for each head. There will also be swappable eye expressions per head. The upper body clothing is using a softer material (not fabric) to allow bending while posing, so the gi is detached from the body sculpt. The legs feature a pop out knee to keep the silhouette. Wrists and ankles look to use a ball joint. There is paint detailing on hair and clothing to add depth.
Overall it looks sharp and is a new mixed media format. Not quite One:12, not quite S.H. Figuarts. Around NECA and McFarlane scale.
The figure is due out in October 2020 in Japan. Price is 11,000 yen ($101.00 USD). Stay tuned for more details and pre-orders. Read on to check the translated details and official pics. Thanks to RamenRider for the heads up!
(Auto Translated from Japanese Below)
All are high quality about 1/9 scale movable figure series
When creating a three-dimensional 2D character into 3D, the 1/9 scale, which is larger than the standard 1/12 scale, enables “dense modeling” and “detailed coloring” to create a “best appearance”. “IMAGINATION WORKS” is a series of “Highest peak movable figures” sent by Soul Nations in pursuit of “. The first is “Goku”.
● Molding Sculpture
Son Goku’s sculptural beauty in pursuit of the best appearance.
・Three-dimensionalized by adding details of the fabric to create the texture of the dogi.
・Hair mold that makes you feel a bundle of hair.
Reproduce the fine color difference that can be made with about 1/9 scale.
-In addition to metallic coloring, the head has added highlights. In addition to the stereoscopic effect, the impression in the play is reproduced.
-By adding a shadow to the dogi, in addition to the dense modeling, it creates a more three-dimensional effect.
● Texture Texture
Real texture that produces the best appearance.
-Uses a seamless structure on the arm. The elbow joint has no divisions and can be moved.
Overwhelming play value
-2 types of facial expressions and 3 types of eyes are included for black hair and Super Saiyan. Up to 12 patterns can be reproduced.
● Movable Articulation
Various poses are possible without breaking the form.
-A wide range of motion is realized by the pull-out joint and upper body garment made of soft material.
-The new knee joint structure allows you to bend your legs while maintaining a silhouette.
■ Product Specifications
Height: about 180mm
Material: PVC, ABS, silicon
■ Set Contents
・ 1 face part for black hair
・ 2 line-of-sight parts for black hair
・ 1 head part for Super Saiyan
・ Two face parts for Super Saiyan
・ 3 types of eye parts for Super Saiyan
・ Replacement wrist parts left and right 4 each
· Pedestal set