Android 21 is based on her appearance in Dragon Ball FighterZ video game, and in her true form she turns pink and has the skin tone of Majin Buu. Her true form copies the traits of the Z Fighters, Frieza, Cell and Majin Buu rolled into one. The character is an android just like Android 16, 17, 18, 19 and Cell. Just like Majin Buu, she also has a good and evil side to her, with a different character design, and her intellect rivals that of Dr. Gero himself.
Thank you to Bluefin for the providing their Dragon Ball FighterZ S.H. Figuarts Android 21 Figure for review.
Availability: August 2019
Android 21 is packaged in a standard window box with nicely done artwork of the figure and her accessories on the front, left side, and back.
Android 21 features a great figure sculpt and is based on her evil side in its true form, with pink skin that is similar to Majin Buu as they share the same biology. She is sculpted and painted with a black tank top, black sleeves, gold bracelets around her wrists, a gold necklace, baggy light grey pants, a gold belt, black and gold shoes, black nail polish on her fingernails, and a gold ring on her middle left finger. The sculpt includes some sharp edges, especially in the hair that you don’t see too often because of safety regulations, but the S.H. Figuarts line has been known for these sharp points.
Her head sculpt includes four interchangeable portraits and each has a unique expression on her face. Three of these have evil looking red and black eyes, and the other has blue eyes that looks more human. All of the portraits share the same earrings and facial details. Her hair is ball jointed in the back, and the sculpting on this is very well done with a great likeness.
Her tail is similar to Frieza’s and is articulated, and is on a swivel hinge joint, with another hinge joint around the center of the tail. The shade of pink is the same as her skin, and even though the tail has limited points of articulation, you can create some dynamic poses with it.
Included with Android 21 are 9 interchangeable hand sculpted, a donut for her to eat (like Majin Buu, she has the ability to turn humans into candy and chocolate and eat them), and four portraits.
Her articulation includes a ball jointed neck, ball hinged shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed waist, swivel-hinged hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles. Her hair and tail also has points of articulation.
There is also some weight to the figure and depending on the pose, it may be difficult to get her to stand on her own. It will take some practice and patience, but you can create some great poses with her with all of the accessories, articulation and great possibility that this figure has.
Overall, Android 21 is an excellent figure and a great addition to the line. The figure features a great sculpt, paint applications, accessories and a great likeness. The only downside here is that she doesn’t have closed fisted hands that so many other figures in the line has, but with all the hands she’s given, you hardly miss it.