Bandai’s Dragon Ball Stars continues to be a popular line amongst fans and collectors as they are expending this years line with more figure offerings, including a new World Martial Arts Tournament Stage Playset. This wave includes Instinct Goku, Super Saiyan Gogeta and Super Saiyan Vegeta (version 2) all based on the series.
Thank you to Bandai America for providing their Dragon Ball Stars Series 15 figures for review.
Each figure is packaged in the standard window box as seen in this line, with the Dragon Stars and Dragon Ball Super logo’s on the front, images of the characters from the series on the side, and on the back is a look at series 15 and 16.
Ultra Instinct Goku is a repaint from the previous figure offering with black hair as opposed to the silver, and the hair has a glossy metallic shine to it. The body is also a reuse and he is in battle damaged pants that are torn, and a shirt that is nearly ripped off and the remnants of that hang around his waist. The belt around his waist is repainted to blue, and was originally orange on the silver hair version. The pants also appear to be different shade of orange than the silver version, but other than that there isn’t much different about them other than the hair.
Super Saiyan Gogeta is the Fusion form of Goku and Vegeta, and the figure includes a removable halo that plugs into the back of his head. The figure is sculpted in his black and orange vest, white pants, a blue belt, blue knee warmers and black shoes. The figure’s hair is a metallic yellow to indicate his Super Saiyan form, and he also has black wrist bands.
Super Saiyan Vegeta is an entirely new figure sculpt from the first few waves offered, and is an update that you need to own. As you can see everything is different about this figure, including the much lighter shade of blue in his Saiyan armor, and also the armor itself is thinner fitting on him. The armor is painted in white and gold, as are the boots. The head sculpt is also larger than the previous offerings, and the hair stands taller and is a different shade of a metallic yellow.
Each figure includes interchangeable open hands, and the articulation is the same throughout the line.
Overall, Bandai’s Dragon Stars series 15 figures are surely a must among Dragon Ball fans and collectors. Each character depicts great likenesses to the series and are highly detailed. As stated in the video multiple times, it’s a shame they haven’t fixed that pin in their shoulders, otherwise these would be perfect. Also, the removable of the build-a-figure concept from this line is also a bummer, but hopefully they’ll bring that back if fans are vocal enough online.