"Game of Thrones": 10 Questions for Season 7
Funko is expanding its Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z offerings with six new Pop! vinyl figures.
Arriving in July, the latest wave features 3.75-inch versions of Gohan, Trunks, Krillin, Majin Buu and, from the original story, Bulma and Goku and his Flying Nimbus.
Bandai Namco has debuted a teaser trailer for Dragon Ball Fusions, the new role-playing game for Nintendo 3DS.
Previously called Dragon Ball Fusion Project, the game trumpets “infinite possibilities,” with players able to fuse just about any character from Akira Toriyama’s blockbuster series.
You know those plans you had for lunch? Cancel them, and instead watch “Toys vs. Toys,” this amazing 20-minute stop-motion animated short that pits, well, toys against toys … with nothing less than the future at stake.
It’s the work of Johnny McHone, who imagines evil forces — Darth Vader, the Borg and the Xenomorph, among them — are traveling through time, slaughtering beloved, innocent characters. All that stands in their way is Link and a group of heroes, including Goku, Luke Skywalker, Donatello, Wonder Woman, Sailor Moon and Mario.
We’ve seen Dragon Ball fans take to the convention floor and even the streets of Taipei on their own versions of the Flying Nimbus, and now one Goku-clad skateboarder recently turned heads in Santa Barbara, California, atop a rolling yellow cloud.
Dragon Ball Z fans will undoubtedly recall the episode in which Vegeta, realizing he couldn’t defeat Frieza, trembled and cried. In case rewatching the scene wasn’t enough, now it’s been captured in a new figure Bandai.
The 4.5-inch HG Vegeta features a vibrating display stand so you can relive the moment for as long as the battery holds out.
LitUpInteriorDesign creates one-of-a-kind lamps from repurposed objects, say, like Dragon Ball Z figures. Why? Because they’re kind of amazing.
However, these aren’t just any one-of-a-kind lamps made with repurposed DBZ figures. Oh, no. Here, the large bulb is cleverly positioned to resemble the character’s energy attack, creating a pretty dynamic lamp (well, as dynamic as lamps get, anyway).
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:
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?)
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.
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.