A new Dragon Ball Goku figure has dropped and this one has Son Goku taking the battle to the court!
This Son Goku figure, which seems to be targeted at basketball and Dragon Ball fans alike, shows fan-favorite Goku in a way fans may not be used to seeing him! Instead of saving the world, it seems he’s traded in his karate Gi for basketball kicks, and just in time for the NBA playoffs!
The collectible figure is brought to us by ABsinthe & SeeYou Studios. ABsinthe Studios recently made a name for itself with its scandalous My Dress-Up Darling Kitagawa Marin figure that has a removable bikini.
According to the description on the website, the basketball Goku figure is made from resin and PU (polyurethane). Its dimensions are estimated to be about 37 x 21 x 20cm.
Where can I buy this basketball Goku figure?
If you’re already itching to purchase the figure, you can do so via the 4ugk website.
While there is no official release date yet, the Goku figure is currently available for pre-order.
At the time of this article, fans and potential buyers can expect to dish out a whopping $253.14 for the statue. However, if that’s too rich for your blood, fans can also put down a deposit of $86.65 and pay the rest in full later.
You may want to act fast, as it seems only 188pcs are available at the time of this article! That means it will most likely be a limited run series so once it’s sold out the only option is to hope that a collector will sell it via eBay in the future.
Will there be more basketball-playing Dragon Ball figure characters from the series released?
If you’re not exactly a Goku fan, but still a basketball and Dragon Ball fan, you may be wondering if another one of your favorites will be immortalized in a statue as well.
While there are no other basketball-related pre-orders open for any other characters at this time, the 4ugk website does have promotional images featuring several other characters in basketball gear. They may be hinting at future releases for characters like Piccolo, Vegeta, and Frieza.
While not part of the same collection, there is also a Buu x Chicago Bulls figure available on the site. It features the villain in a Chicago Bulls jersey, wearing a pair of Jordan 13 basketball shoes. It is available for purchase at $117.39.
Why do Goku’s shoes look so familiar?
Some of you may have noticed that this figure doesn’t have Goku dressed in his traditional orange and blue Gi.
While the figure plays off the general color pallet Dragon Ball fans know and love, it makes sure to restyle his usual get-up into more appropriate athletic wear featuring a jersey and basketball shorts.
The most significant change, however, is Goku’s footwear. At first glance, he’s just sporting some very stylish orange and blue high-top basketball shoes. If you’re a casual sneaker fan, you may have spared them a passing glance. However, if keep up with shoe releases, especially anime-related, you may recognize these kicks from the Anta x Dragon Ball Super line of shoes.
These particular shoes, the Anta x Dragon Ball Super “Son Goku” Men’s Basketball Culture Shoes, are not only meant to give this Goku figure extra street cred. They’re actually available for purchase as well!
You can find purchase the Anta x Dragon Ball Super “Son Goku” Men’s Basketball Culture Shoes here, along with a ton of other character-based shoes from the collection. They currently retail for $169.00.
Does the Dragon Ball Goku figure have a risque option?
If you’ve been keeping up with the latest trend in new figures, you may have noticed some slightly more scandalous figures on the market.
Figures of Eren from Attack on Titan and Marin from My Dress-Up Darling have both been given the risque treatment, releasing figures that not only have a nude option but are anatomically correct as well!
From what we can tell, this Dragon Ball Goku figure seems to keep all of his clothes on!
Whether that’s a plus or a disappointment, is up to the purchaser!