Incredible news for 5 inch scale collectors!! In Italy, Corriere dello Sport (a daily sports newspaper) will be having 5 inch scale (13cm) DBZ figures at newsstands... very similar to how DeAgostini DBGT figures were sold 15+ years ago!!! 😍 There will be 28 characters! These should begin distribution at the end of August, on August 26th, 2019. The statues will be published weekly: every Monday as attachment to the newspaper at the Italian newsstands participating in the initiative.
a large dragonball
Final Form Frieza
Frieza (form 1?)
Frieza form 3!
Spirit Bomb Goku
With any luck, this series will prove to be popular, and much like the DeAgostini DBGT figures, perhaps they will end up making a second set of figures. A set that could include Tien, Yamcha, Chaozu, Bulma, Nail, and more!
They will be 14.99 Euro ($16.81) which is pretty expensive for small statues without articulation, but this may be an opportunity to fill in characters in Irwin, Jakks, Super Battle Collection, DeAgostini, Editions Atlas, and AB Super Guerriers collections with characters that may not have been made before, or at least made in this size!
I've attached a picture of a figure made for a different purpose, to show the quality to expect.
Last Edit: Aug 12, 2019 10:29:43 GMT -6 by Branjita
Someone named Daniele Panda Fadda (who lives in Italy) corrected me on Facebook, saying that the figures would be a different material than the Capitan Tsubasa figures (that soccer player above). Said they would be made of something called metal resin, and not PVC.
Metal resin is apparently what their Marvel 3D collection was made of. She said it is heavier, but more fragile than PVC.
Based on these photos, I would assume we can expect pretty high quality sculpts! The price of them is very high, especially if you were to get them from Italy and sent to the US. At $16.82 each, and a heavy weight, these will be more expensive and more troublesome to obtain than DeAgostini figures.
I don't have a clue what metal resin could possibly be.
But these very much seem similar to DeAgostini and Editions Atlas DBGT figures. The Vegeta and Piccolo resemble the Bandai Real Works ones. Based on their photos (if you imagine the bases being a consistent size), it appears that these will scale pretty well. Vegeta will be quite small next to Piccolo.