Krillin return to the S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z line by Bandai Tamashii Nations and Bluefin Brands, and he gets a brand new figure compared to his 2014, with an improved likeness. Krillin was one of the first characters to be introduced in the Dragon Ball series, the prequel to Dragon Ball Z. Like Goku, he was originally trained by Master Roshi in Martial Arts, and is a human from Earth.
Krillin has been a much requested character in the line, and for those that missed out on the 2014 figure, or even if you have it, getting this new modern update is long overdue considering the roles he’s played in the franchise and being Goku’s best friend. It’s taken them 8 years to get us a new Krillin, and fans are surely in for a surprise as this figure has been worth the wait.
Thank you to Bluefin Brands for sending along their S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Krillin (Earth’s Stongest Man) Figure for review.
Availability: March 2022
Krillin is packaged in the standard S.H. Figuarts window box, with artwork including images on the front, right side and back. Inside the box is a sheet of instructions behind the cardboard packing, and Krillin comes packaged in a plastic tray along with his accessories.
Krillin is given a brand new figure sculpt, and comes in his orange and blue Z Fighter outfit as seen in the series, including the Z Fighters symbol on the upper left, and a blue belt made of soft plastic in the front. The outfit includes sculpted wrinkles as that’s been consistently offered throughout the line, which gives it a more realistic look. He also comes in dark blue boots with brown laces, dark blue bands on his wrists, and a dark blue undershirt that you can see on the chest and shoulders.
Krillin comes with four new head sculpts with 4 different facial expressions than the 2014 release, so there is that new detail as well, 11 interchangeable hand sculpts, including 5 pairs and one holding a bad of Senzu Beans, and a Destructo disc that works with two of the open hand sculpts.
Each of the heads has their own unique expression based on various scene’s and fighting techniques from the series, and are easily placed on the body for display. In the package, they have a peg attached to it, and that has to be removed first before placing it onto the body.
The interchangeable hands allow Krillin many different poses and recreating fighting techniques for display on your shelf, and the Destructo disc plugs into two of the open hands used for this accessory. The Destructo disc is made of transparent plastic, with blades around the edges as if it can cut through objects or opponents as seen in the series.
Krillin’s articulation includes a ball jointed head, hinged neck, butterly shoulders, ball jointed shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, ball jointed wrists, ball jointed torso, swivel hips, ball jointed knees, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, ball jointed ankles and hinged toes. The front of the belt can also swivel.
Overall, Krillin is a great looking figure and comes with some great accessories and interchangeable parts. Getting a new release for the character is long overdue, and this has been worth the wait. He is a must for any Dragon Ball Z collection, so make sure to pick him up, including at one of stores listed below: