By: Muliady Kodrata;
Edited by: Michael Elwin
Several weeks ago, I was impressed by Bandai's Star Wars model-kit. They really awaken my ‘force’ (my passive modelling skills). Now, we have these babies from Bird Studio/Shueisha, the Dragon Ball model kit, Figure-Rise standart series.
Yup, from its name alone you may have figured out that they’ll be different from those Bandai Master Grade ones (1:8 scale, series before these). This one came in 1:12 scale, it should be around 6”, just about in the same scale as S.H.Figuarts (well, it’s just our assumption though).
As for the 6” scale, these babies sure looks nice. Pre-Order is already opened for Super Saiyan Son Goku & Final Form Freeza. And you can be sure that this series will continue with other main characters such as Vegeta, Trunks, Cell, Bhuu, etc. So, first lets breakdown what we’ll be getting.
First of all is articulations. The downfall is, you can see on those pictures below, the joints are very noticeable. Especially at the knees area. But as you all may realize, that should be acceptable as other figures usually have the same kind of joints too (action figures with double jointed knee also have sticking out joints like that).
But the bright side is, these Son Goku figure will be moving better than most other action figures. Secondly, the seamlines. It’s a line that appears when you connect two separate parts. As you can see, the seamlines are quiet hidden in the muscle area. Well, okay, perhaps it's still noticeable, but still it’s quiet well hidden
The downfall is that you can not make custom adjustment to where the eyes would look, but it should be fine as most action figures are also like that, right?
Look forward to the entire line due this year!