I've read the cloak is surprisingly quite restrictive. It's made of multiple parts yet still hinders the legs. I've also read that Tamashii gave this Trunks not only a new neck peg that's medium sized and doesn't work with any previous heads but the faces were also modified and can't fit on the SS armor Trunks heads. If there was any doubt that Tamashii doesn't want people swapping parts around, there shouldn't be after this release (which is absurd, part swapping is one of the most appealing aspects of the line).
Last Edit: May 2, 2017 18:23:45 GMT -6 by timone317
Kid Goku is phenomenal. When it was first revealed, it was great to see but it had awkward faces. Now it looks like it was ripped out of the anime.
The larger body isn't accurate for SSG Goku but I think I can live with it if they don't decide to make a smaller body. I really like whatever they did with the hair, the glossy/pearlescent finish is perfect for the form. Reminds me of the gashapon (which is amazing).
Yamcha looks great, I'm glad they made the longer hair, and I need that Tien now.
MAJIN VEGETA. It didn't seem like it would ever be made, and there it is...it looks perfect. The jumpsuit could be a bit darker, though.
Without going into a rant...just look at how good all these figures look with the pale orange skin tone...I'm beyond pleased right now. I was quietly afraid the SS3 Goku would have the darker/pinker skin tone used on the Awakening Goku. genuinely happy to see all this.
I hate to force a complaint but they had a good opportunity to help hide the clothing split on the shoulders of SS3 Goku/Yamcha by coloring the shoulder swivel sockets orange. They did this for the Majin Vegeta prototype, the fly joints/sockets that hold the shoulders match the jumpsuit.t.
---------------------------------- No new Super prototypes...a shame, but it's still cool to see all the updates. Also, the event poll has some very interesting character selections such as Raditz, Bardock, Cooler, and Gogeta. I don't think it's crazy to assume that a prototype exists for each character on the list (obviously excluding those that HAVE been shown), so this seems pretty exciting.
Last Edit: Apr 30, 2017 0:00:12 GMT -6 by timone317
At 5.04 in this video you can see the scouters were made to fit on pegs on the faces and I can confirm the scouters are sealed onto the faces (but I'm sure they can be pried off).
as for the TP heads...again, they have the peg where the left ear goes so they wouldn't be any good for Gohan. / cape may have to be pried off and the torso will definitely require resculpting/repainting if you intend to get a new Trunks body.
really excited for this line, it really took off on another level. but i wont be counting the chicken while its still an egg. Remember how happy people were with nappa only for it to be not released for years (and with a different model), so unless theres an official release i wont get my hopes too high about it.
not to get off topic but dude, how have you been Ascat? I was just wondering what happened to you the other day.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2017 23:39:28 GMT -6 by timone317
For now, I'm pretty damn happy to see Buu Saga (Majin?) Vegeta and (2.0?) SSG Goku. I'm very surprised (and pleased) to see Tien, Yamcha, and Kid Goku updated and would really like to know what's going to happen with those releases. I don't know if I'll be disappointed if they don't show any Super prototypes but I'm certainly hoping to see something from Super.
Last Edit: Apr 28, 2017 20:48:48 GMT -6 by timone317
Change to the index, I added color highlights to signify which releases are regular, web exclusive, or convention exclusive. Should come in handy for anyone unfamiliar with how the releases are/were handled.
Last Edit: Apr 24, 2017 13:07:08 GMT -6 by timone317
In this thread, we will be discussing anything and everything to do with the S.H. Figuarts SS3 Son Goku (2017 Edition). It's OK to go off topic, but let's try and mostly stay on the topic of SS3 Goku. Thanks!
Last Edit: May 23, 2017 18:25:58 GMT -6 by timone317
In this thread, we will be discussing anything and everything to do with the S.H. Figuarts World Tour Son Goku (Kaiohken Version). It's OK to go off topic, but let's try and mostly stay on the topic of Son Goku. Thanks!
Last Edit: Apr 26, 2017 1:05:51 GMT -6 by timone317
There's very little solid consistency between the various palettes but the purple wrist band/sash combo shows up quite a bit in the anime.
It took me a bit of time to get used to it but now that Super has the purple wrist band/sash, I've accepted it as the standard color.
looking at the footage again...it seems the palette used in the Ressurection F Future Trunks Special Edition may actually be a dark blue/dark purple combo but the difference is very subtle. I'd imagine if DBZ were truly remade, Goku would have a palette similar to the one seen on the 2.0 SS3 Goku.
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2017 21:31:23 GMT -6 by timone317
Really like what I'm seeing and beyond glad they improved the eyes a little. It looks like the hair might have a glossy finish similar to the PCE hair parts and if this is the case I really like it. I never like gloss coats on figures but they look great on super saiyan hair.
I'm very, VERY excited for this release. I may still have issues with that underwhelming SDCC sash and how it barely works with the design but this has been on my factory release/custom wishlist since the the 2014 Goku was released. The ki glow paint app that's actually effective, the red kamehameha effect that can also be used with SS4 Goku (when it comes out)...and...well...other compelling reasons. I love it even though you can make a long list of reasons why it shouldn't have been made.
On the other hand...I'm extremely disappointed that so many people seem to hate it. I'm well aware that people are sick of Goku releases, especially those that use the old design, but this is an event exclusive. It's been said many times by many people, exclusives are NOT essential, they are bonuses. This is an ideal bonus release.