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‘Dragon Ball’ fan mods hoverboard to look like flying cloud

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A “Dragon Ball” fan knew how to make the best of a hoverboard — by transforming it into a functional “Flying” Nimbus cloud, as seen on the hit anime.

The fan, known as Yes Ranger, tested out his homemade creation in the streets of Taipei, dressed as Goku. Watch his super fly demonstration below:

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‘Dragon Ball Z’ and Ford unleash another bizarre car ad

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Remember that offbeat Ford ad from last week featuring Dragon Ball Z’s Krillin and Gohan? (Of course you do.) Well, it was only the beginning of the weirdness.

The automaker has now unveiled a second spot in a marketing campaign for that appears to be called “Dragon Ball x Ford.” While the first commercial was for the Ford Focus, this one showcases another mid-size sedan, the Fusion. In this case, there’s at least a tenuous connection between DBZ and the car. (Fusion, get it?)

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‘Dragon Ball Z’ is getting adorable LEGO-like minifigures

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Although they aren’t quite LEGO Dragon Ball Z minifigures, these Figmes from Bandai are certainly the next-best thing to them.

Set for release in March in Japan, the first wave features Goku, Super Saiyan Son Goku, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, Frieza and Cell.

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This weird ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Ford car ad is everything you could wish for

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After gathering the Namekian Dragon Balls and uttering the special Namekian password, obviously the first thing (and the second thing, and the third thing) anyone would wish for is a car. A sensible car at that.

At least that’s what Krillin and Gohan Dragon Ball Z do in this strange new ad for the 2016 Ford Focus. I’m not sure which is the weirder aspect of this spot: Krillin’s fixation with fuel efficiency, or that somewhere a group of Ford executives decided DBZ fans represented an untapped market for car sales (however, I’d have loved to listen in on that meeting).

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‘Dragon Balls’ are a real thing at this Japanese restaurant

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It’s a great time to be alive — a restaurant in Nagoya, Japan is selling Dragon Balls on their menu, in honor of the Dragon Ball anime series and spinoffs. The search is over.

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This live-action ‘Dragon Ball’ fan short may be the best you’ve seen

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If you’re still smarting from the 2009 disaster Dragonball Evolution (rest assured, we feel your pain), this impressive live-action fan short may go a long way to soothe your pain.

Produced by Black Smoke Films, “Dragon Ball Z: The Fall of Man” boasts solid cinematography, and effects that rival a lot of film and television products. As to the story:

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John Cena goes Super Saiyan in WWE/’Dragon Ball Z’ mash-up

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Though he’s often compared to Superman, this gif (created by reddit/r/squaredcircle user noise_filter) depicting WWE superstar John Cena as a superpowered Saiyan straight out of Dragon Ball Z may be a more accurate comparison. Because when you think about it, Cena and Goku have quite a bit in common.

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‘Dragon Ball Z’s’ Broly unleashes hell in fantastic stop-motion short

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As Dragon Ball Z‘s Saiyan of Legend, Broly’s vast powers reach far beyond the hit anime and manga, to the toybox.

Casting a  23-centimeter SH Figuarts action figure as the star, YouTuber counter656 has created a fun, and undeniably energetic, stop-motion animated short in which the massive Broly makes fast work of some Gundam robots before turning his attention to the main attraction: Super Saiyan Goku.

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‘Dragon Ball Z’ is somehow even more epic with finger puppets

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When a disagreement between roommates can’t be resolved with reason, rock-paper-scissors or a thumb war, the only logical solution is to reenact Dragon Ball Z with finger puppets, a musical interlude, and a liberal amount of terrible hand puns.

As you may have guessed, the folks at HigaTV do just that in this highly entertaining, and highly energetic, video called “DragHAND Ball Z.” Hey, you were warned about the puns.

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Amazing ‘Dragon Ball Z’ CG tribute could go Super Saiyan

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The Dragon Ball Z CG Tribute Project may not be as well known yet as the Akira Project, but if these animation tests are any indication, it’s going to be amazing.

The work of a team of animators, character and concept artists, modelers and more, it’s precisely what the name suggests: a CG-animated sequence created as a tribute to Akira Toriyama’s manga and anime epic.

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Meet the Guy With the ‘Dragon Ball’ Hairdo

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Shaquille Dent has emerged over the past couple of days as a social-media sensation for — if you hadn’t already guessed — his sensational Goku-inspired, gravity-defying hair.

Now an animation student at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Dent discovered while he was a junior in high school that he could sculpt his hair into enormous spikes. Although his original style was a tribute to Dragon Ball Z, he told BuzzFeed he recently bleached part of his hair as a nod to Yu-Gi-Oh!

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These ‘Dragon Ball Z’ costumes just solved your Halloween dilemma

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If your plans for dressing as your favorite Dragon Ball Z character for Halloween began and ended with an orange T-shirt and an excessive amount of hair gel, you may just be the target audience for these new masks and costumes from Japanese retailer Gee! Store.

Officially licensed, and incredibly faithful to the blockbuster anime franchise, these latex masks of Goku, Piccolo and Frieza make dress-up easy. To complete the look, Gee! is also selling matching costumes. Hey, who said dressing up had to be difficult?

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Worlds collide in these ‘Dragon Ball Z’-superhero mashups

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In Dragon Ball Z, two characters can fuse, creating a single being with their combined powers and attributes. But what would happen if fusion spilled over into other universes — like, say, those of Marvel and DC Comics?

French artist Pierre-Marie Lenoir has a pretty good idea, which he explores in a series of illustrations called “Fusion” that merges DBZ with some well-known comic book heroes. Whether it involved a Fusion Dance is anybody’s guess.

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Watch sheep re-enact ‘Dragon Ball Z’ in (what else?) ‘Dragon Ball Sheep’

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If ewe you ever thought the only way to improve upon Dragon Ball Z is for the cast to be replaced by sheep, then a.) there’s probably something wrong with you; and b.) today’s your lucky day.

In the parody “Dragon Ball Sheep,” two raging ruminants face off, with the ultimate fate of the planet — or maybe just the meadow — at stake. Be warned: The video contains lots of shouting and flashing lights. Also, wool. Possibly three bags full …

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These gorgeous superhero watercolor paintings make a splash

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Artist Clementine Campardou challenged herself to paint a new picture each day that she’d share through an e-newsletter “Colour Up Your Day.” Over the course of two years, she’s produced more than 500 paintings, mostly beautiful watercolors, featuring an eclectic mix of subjects, ranging from birds and flowers to movie characters and superheroes. A lot of superheroes.

Superman, Wonder Woman, Silver Surfer, Wolverine, Supergirl, Gambit — they’re all there, in some cases multiple times, alongside the likes of Goku, Totoro, R2-D2, Astro Boy and Ken from Gatchaman. Oh, and Prince.

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