i recently got into the SH Figuarts DBZ figures with an emphasis on the Saiyan Saga. I didn’t want to pay an exorbitant price for Krillin, so, after seeing an image that indicated he was of acceptable scale next to Figuarts Goku, I picked up Figure Rise Krillin instead.
As I was assembling him this evening, I was surprised and pleased to find that he comes with unadvertised parts to have bare shoulders and a bare chest under his gi if one desires, and since that’s how he looked in the Saiyan saga, I used those parts. However he doesn’t seem to have optional slippers instead of his boots. So it turns out I can either have a full-on Android Saga Krillin or a Saiyan Saga Krillin wearing boots, which just doesn’t look right.
which brings us to the question: Does anyone know of a way to give Figure Rise Krillin slippers instead of boots? I’ve triple-checked to make sure I didn’t miss any parts and I’ve fiddled with the boots to see if they can be converted, but it doesn’t seem that they can. However, I thought I’d ask here just in case someone smarter than me figured something out.
Aha! That explains it. I was a little confused by why he had two Goku-looking faces in there too, but I figured maybe they were a holdover from the set that included Goku and Krillin together. Of course they’d work for Gohan, too.
It's just the foot parts of his boots without the rest attached, and the legs of the pants modified a bit to facilitate the change. However I'm torn as to whether I want to fully remodel the feet to more closely resemble the actual slippers. On one hand, it would be more accurate and just require a bit of paint, plus right now he looks like he's wearing his formal shoes or something with his outfit -- but on the other hand, the way I did this, the mod is reversible and I can put him back in the boots if I want. So for now, at least, I'll keep him this way.
The change makes him a bit shorter, so he looks better with Figuarts Goku and the rest of the gang, too!
Now we're just waiting for Tien and Yamcha to show up!
(I wish he came with a happy face or two in addition to the others. Why do we need a stoic face, a shouting face, and a surprised shouting face? I'd happily ditch the third of those in favor of a big smile instead, if I could!)