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Bandai: S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Super Super Saiyan God Goku

Super Saiyan God Goku is the latest release from Bandai’s S.H. Figuarts line of Dragon Ball Z Super action figures. And if you’ve been keeping up with the show, you know this form almost from the start when he battles Beerus.

No need to spend a lot of time on Goku, or Kakarot, as Fwoosh has covered the character before, many moons ago. You can read the review here. But to give a quick update, this form of Super Saiyan God is the first SSG form that we see in Super. Goku uses it to battle the God of Destruction, Beerus. The form would be seen again throughout the series. It’s a super-powerful form, but is eventually dwarfed by more powerful versions.

The most important aspect to the figure is this the second Goku on the new base figure, the first was Super Saiyan 3 (huge-ass yellow hair) and some elements on the Super Saiyan 1.5 (I think that’s correct) Goku. What’s new? Knees, hips, waist, ab-crunch, arms — well, the whole dang figure. But the key changes are the knees, hips and ab-crunch. The knees are double jointed as before but this time the knee cap separates in two spots instead of one. At first I didn’t like this but over time it’s grown on me. The new hips are the t-crotch hinged combo and they are super stable. The ab-crunch was the most difficult to get used to as the joint breaks up the go, but after playing with it over the last week, I love it and I’ve gotten used to the break in the shirt.

There are some other differences, the arms are smaller, and they should be. DBZS Goku isn’t as huge as his DBZ self; he’s leaner and meaner. Even though I like the early sculpts arms quite a bit, these new arms have also grown on me.

The SSG Goku’s head has a ball joint that is smaller than the previous version and as a result swapping heads leaves Goku with a loose head if swap heads. It’s not a bad loose, and could be fixed with your favorite loose joint filler. I read that you can switch the heads at the neck, but I haven’t tried that.

Goku comes with the usual goodies of extra faces and hands. They’re all good and you can recreate your favorite poses.

My son and I are having quite the discussion about the color of the gi. I know that Bandai often does manga colors and anime colors, I don’t know if Goku is represented in one or the other. But I did confirm today that with the SSG aura Kakarot’s costume does have a lighter color in the anime.

I love this figure. It’s hand candy, the new joints make it less floppy, and it is well designed. Definitely worth picking up if you are a fan of Dragon Ball Z. You can pick him today here:

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