Modified from High Quality Deluxe (HQDX) Bardock by Banpresto
It's strange that there isn't a 6"(17cm) complete figure (statue) of Super Saiyan Bardock being released yet and by far the closest is Shodo 5 Super Saiyan Bardock Candy Toy Figure however its small size makes it less than appealing to me. I'm referring to when Bardock blasting through his limit break to become the first legendary Super Saiyan.
Probably Banpresto or Bandai would eventually release one what I sure wouldn't want to wait any longer. Luckily for me, I have managed to get this modified & custom painted figure of High Quality Deluxe (HQDX) Bardock by Banpresto around 2005. Of course I'm not the modeller of this intriguing figure but just a collector who appreciate the fine works.
From my observation, the main modification is replacing the head with the super saiyan hair, the red hair band and scar on his left cheek. Very awesome face expression of Bardock right death stare with that really pissed off look just like Saiyan uses rage to transform to super saiyan. Not much done to the main body I guess except some small holes drilled to accommodate the those blue wavy custom effect parts surrounding him. The yellow aura is the use of Bandai's effect parts and lastly, the base is been sprayed with yellow with orangish shading.
I thought Bardock never had reached the level of Super Saiyan, at least not in the original timeline and well, it wouldn’t make much sense since in that case, Bardock could have had the chance to defeat Freeza in the confrontation when the latter destroyed Vegeta planet... Until now, for me this is the character that never was... =D
Till now Bardock is kept off the main storyline however he does get a lot of success in OVA and game. The time travel thingy sure expanded more versions to Bardock. How cool to see Bardock attaining new heights in his own quest.
Those effect parts really enhance the look on fighting poses of any characters..
That’s why Bandai introduces a lot of special parts these days! Looks good on Gunpla too : )
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