Son Gohan’s powerful new transformation from Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is perfectly presented in a brand new collectible item.
Crafted by producer Tamashii Nations and available for pre-order through Sideshow, the Beast character Son Gohan depicts a young Saiyan charging his incredible Special Ray cannon, recreating the tense moment from the epic climax of the film. The statue retails for $110 and will begin shipping around November.
Gohan isn’t the only notable character in Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero to inspire collectible merchandise. At the beginning of the year, Bandai Premium released an adorable toy version of Pan. This item features articulating joints and interchangeable sides, meaning consumers can recreate some of their favorite scenes and moments from the movie.
About Dragon Ball: Super Hero
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero premiered in June 2022 and went on to gross more than $86 million at the global box office; Although it didn’t make as much money as its predecessor, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, the film remains one of the highest-grossing animated films in history alongside One Piece: Stampede and Detective fame. Conan: Red bullet. Instead of focusing on protagonist Son Goku, the story focuses on Gohan’s relationship with his mentor Piccolo and his daughter Pan. It also sees the return of the evil Red Ribbon Army and of one of Dragon Ball’s most iconic and dangerous villains.
The Dragon Ball Super manga is currently adapting the events of the film. This decision has angered some readers because of its repetition; However, this move is not without precedent. The manga also adapted the events of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F and Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
The Cultural Impact of Dragon Ball
Akira Toriyama’s original Dragon Ball manga series appeared in Shuiesha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump from December 1984 to June 1995, producing 42 volumes. The story follows Goku happily fighting from childhood to adulthood as he ardently practices martial arts and battles eccentric but dangerous villains like galactic tyrant Frieza and sweet-loving Majin Buu. The series has strongly inspired all members of the Big Three shōnen genre and ranks alongside Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, Tite Kubo’s Bleach and Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto as one of the best-selling manga of all time. with over 260 million copies sold worldwide.
VIZ Media distributes Toriyama’s original manga and Dragon Ball Super manga in North America. Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero is available to rent through Amazon Prime Video.