OMG, I’m doing a SHF Dragonball gallery! It’s been a while, I know, but we are back today with a look at two new releases. Both of these dropped in Japan recently, and will be hitting US retailers soon – S.H. Figuarts Dragonball Z Future Trunks V2, and S.H. Figuarts Blood Awakening Super Saiyan Vegeta. Papa Vegeta is a redeco of the previously released Super Saiyan Vegeta (V2) which is from 2016 but still holds up today. Future Trunks is a complete re-do on the original release, giving him all the modern technology, sculpt and scale expected in the modern line. Read on for some quick thoughts and then over 65 HD images.
Oh yeah, we have some quick shots showing off a non-Dragonball item – S.H. Figuarts Chainsaw Man. All of these were provided by Bandai Tamashii Nations so we could review them, so thanks to them for sending them through!
Awakened Super Saiyan Blood Vegeta – Solid figure, as the original was. Richer colors pop, and I prefer this one. Once the new Latent Power Trunks drops to match, these guys will be standing tall on the shelf together. Bottom line, no brainer pick up at the cheaper price of around $35 USD.
Super Saiyan Future Trunks V2 – So, big upgrade here. Didn’t realize how old timey the original was until I had both in hand. First thing – he’s wayyyy bigger. So scale works a bit better since Vegeta is short. The sword on the original release had a separate part for the hilt to slide into the sheath on his back, the full sword went to the side. Here, the full sword fits in the sheath. The sheath also has a different connection point. It still popped off during posing a lot, but the little nub did not break off, which my V1’s did over the years. The one negative – the neck connection area. Depending on how you pose it, there can be a big gap. It takes focus and attention to get there to be no gap. A slight bump or move can make the gap return. So be mindful in your posing. On the plus side, new articulation for the jacket, arms and legs work well.
Chainsaw Man – Well done piece. The anime is not my thing, but looks well done. The figure is super fun to play around with, tons of articulation, just screams to be posed out in crazy flying, slicing moves. If you dig the lore, then the piece is worth a pick up for sure.
You can check all our previous S.H. Figuarts Dragonball galleries here. And you can check our SHF Dragonball reference guide here, including a checklist. I have 40+ figures I still need to open and photograph, but I am still buying them all. One day I’ll catch up, hopefully! :) Until then, check Vegeta and Trunks below!