Bandai Collectibles is offering an all-new release of Super Saiyan Vegeta, as he appeared in Dragon Ball Z and comes in his Saiyan armor. Vegeta gets a much needed update in the S.H. Figuarts line and comes in show-accurate colors, Vegeta includes three interchangeable portraits, interchangeable hands, and folded arms. Since Dragon Ball Super, Super Saiyan Blue has become the new transformation and new normal for the franchise. This new release however is a classic, one that will continue to be remembered no matter how many levels of Super Saiyan he achieves.
Thank you to Bandai Collectibles for sending along their S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Vegeta (Awakening Super Saiyan Blood) figure for review.
Availability: June 2023
Vegeta is packaged in a window box with artwork and images of the figure on the front, sides and back. The opening flaps are where the instructions are placed, and specifies what parts can be swapped out. He comes packaged in a plastic tray for safe keeping along with his accessories.
Vegeta is a fan-favorite character in the Dragon Ball franchise and is given a much needed update to one of his most classic appearances, in his Saipan armor, which includes a light beige and gold chest and boots, dark blue shirt and pangs, and light grey gloves. The premium deco, enhanced articulation and beefier sculpt is where this figure shines, which includes new articulation in the waist and hips.
Vegeta’s face portraits includes normal, grin and scream, and each includes the front part of the hair attached. The facial expressions, including the eyes are also unique on each one, with white eyes and a black pupil. The hair is painted in a metallic gold to represent his Super Saiyan appearance. It’s unclear if this is Super Saiyan 1 or 2, but it could be the second form (Super Saiyan 2) given the shininess of the hair.
He includes a right thumbs up hand, and folded arms that are swapped out with his other arms.
Vegeta includes 9 interchangeable hand sculpts, including closed fisted, right thumbs up, a set of martial arts, and two sets of energy blast hands that can all be swapped out.
The articulation includes a ball jointed head, swivel-hinged and butterfly shoulders, swivel biceps, double-hinged elbows, swivel-hinged wrists, ball jointed torso, ball jointed waist, swivel-hinged hips, swivel thighs, double-hinged knees, hinged and rocker ankles, and hinged toes.
Overall, there’s a lot to love about Vegeta and this new figure is surely a must for fans. The design and enhanced articulation are well executed and the colors are remarkably accurate to their on-screen appearance. This is an essential piece to any Dragon Ball collection, so make sure you grab him while you can.