Bandai Collectibles is offering an all-new release of Super Saiyan Trunks, the boy from the future, as he appeared in Dragon Ball Z and comes in his civilian clothing, including the Capsule Corp jacket. Future Trunks gets a much needed update in the S.H. Figuarts line and comes in show-accurate colors, along with a brand new sculpt that fans will surely love. Trunks includes four interchangeable portraits, interchangeable hands, interchangeable hair piece, a sword and sheath.
Thank you to Bandai Collectibles for sending along their S.H.Figuarts Dragon Ball Z Super Saiyan Trunks (Boy from the Future) figure for review.
Availability: June 2023
Trunks 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.
Trunks is given an all new sculpt that is bulkier and taller than his 2016 predecessor, which is more show-accurate, including the colors and appearance. Trunks comes in his dark blue Capsule Corp jacket, a black tank top, which is non-removable, dark grey pants, light brown and dark grey boots, light brown and teal belt with a metallic silver belt buckle, along with the strap for the sheath, which is a dark brown and also given teal and metallic silver.
Trunks includes two head sculpts, one with purple hair and the face plate is removable, but there is nothing to swap it out with, and the gold hair, which includes four face plates, each with a unique expression. The screaming and grinning head sculpt define the character and are best used for action poses, while the normal and looking to the right face plates are best for standing poses. You’ll also notice between the first two and last two of the yellow hair is that the front piece is also interchangeable, allowing you to switch it out.
The strap and sheath are a little difficult to get on, as you have to plug the strap into the sheath, and the strap fits over his torso. I found it best to remove the head and arms to place the strap and sheath on while it’s connected, as that was the easiest way to do that.
The sword can fit in any of the four open grip hands, but you need to remove the back piece to slide the handle into the hand, and then placing the back piece back on.
Trunks includes a total of ten interchangeable hand sculpts, including closed fisted, four open grip, and six karate hands.
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.
Comparing him to his 2016 counterpart, you see the vast different in the sculpt. Including the size proportions, deco, articulation, and superior quality than what has come before. Next is a look at him with the new release of Vegeta, which works great side by side.
Overall, there’s a lot to love about Trunks 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.