Tuesday 6 March 2018

Dragon Ball DBZ Scultures Zoukei Tenkaichi Budoukai 5 Raditz Custom Painted Figure

Comparison between the painted version (left) and orginal (right)

I like Raditz, not for his villainess but more of the character design as Goku's elder brother. His stance is great like he is ready to kick some butts and the sculpt is awesome in terms of size (5.9" - 14cm) and stature. Raditz look like he came straight out of the anime and we don't often find good quality Raditz figure. This is probably by far the best figure of Raditz. High quality figures from Big Budoukai 5, Volume 4 of the SCultures Dragon Ball figure line by Banpresto. Raditz was sculpted by Japanese sculptor Varoq, who did the Trunks from SCulture 4 and SSJ2 Goku from SCulture 6. The sculpt of the massive amount of hair looks so cool. 

Simple assembling of solid PVC and ABS and each come in three pieces - upper Body, lower Body and base. The only parts that are ABS on this figure are the base, and the scouter. Details can be seen on the scouter lens on close up. The figure is not able to hold up on its own hence it has to be attached to the base for a sturdy ready-to-fight stance. Great pose and nice detailing and painting. Plus the muscles on limbs rocks as they look so toned and bulged with veins on them. The red bands on Raditz' limbs were given by his father, Bardock, featured on manga side story after Raditz won in tournament.

 It's even more awesome when I got the custom painted by previous private owner, adding a little more details such as battle damage marks in the armor, facial lines, armor lines and other shadowing on the figure. Does Raditz looks more anime like after the enhancement?


chrismandesign said...

Yeah !!!... He does look much better in the custom paint version, more dramatic and badass if you will... It’s great work on an already great statue, the sculpt is top notch !!!... I know you have a weakness for Broly, but even being much less powerful, Raddits wins my heart as the true Saiyan outlaw !!!... =OOOOO

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Chrismandesign
Can't agreed more that the original sculpt of this PVC statue awesome. Adding to the fact that few good figures of Raditz were made and not one as good as this. I more into these custom painted recently as it makes the statue one step more!

deSMOnd said...

This is 3D color application?? Very popular color scheme for Dragonball characters recently..especially Goku!

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

>> Desmond
The custom paint is done by expert hands, not the factory painted. I have not gotten those that u mentioned.

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