Like Josh, I do not care for Dragonball personally, but I know lots of you do so here is whats in store for collectors in 2009. There was a larger series of figures from the different Dragon ball series that appeared to be fixed pose. The big push where the capsule toys, which I thought looked pretty good actually as far as gashapon/collectible figures went. But I'll let the press release do all the talking...
Bandai America leverages its expertise in designing detailed, high quality action figures to bring the legendary DragonBall Z series to life in a must-have lineup for collectors in Fall 2009.
The Dragon Ball franchise consists of Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball GT, and is one of the most successful anime properties of all time. It was born in Japan as a manga comic by the famed artist, Akira Toriyama and the animation series was created by Toei Animation Co., Ltd. Since its debut, it has exploded into an international phenomenon spawning over 500 episodes, 17 movies/features and generating over $4 billion in related merchandising sales. The franchise has also hit number one in many countries outside of Japan, including the U.S., France, Spain, Hong Kong and Mexico.
The Fall 2009 DragonBall Z line’s Capsule Figures are sure to be a fan favorite. Open the DragonBall Z capsule to reveal several pieces of a special figure – put them together to create a highly detailed character that can be displayed on the included stylized base. Collect all seven of the numbered DragonBalls to complete this assortment of figures.