More of Dragon Ball World Collectable collections! Today it’s going to be Ranfan for the review!! Ranfan is a competitor in the 21st Best Martial Arts Tournament on Earth who uses her beauty, sex appeal and the guise that she is a defenseless woman as a weapon. The figure line was called Dragon Ball World Collectable (DWC) but, more recognizeable as World Collectable Figure (WCF), is a line of smaller scale Prize figures by Banpresto. The figures also features them in deformed/chibi style with a single display base. DWC Ranfan was sealed with yellow to orange colored box with some promotional pictures of her, the front one features her with Tenka Ichi Budokai arena background in Dragon Ball artwork style. While the back only has warning signs for this figure, the full words of “Dragon Ball World Collectable” only written in Japanese but, the short name of “DWC” appeared on the top of the box along with small Ranfan promotional photo and gold colored Toei sticker (Japan import). DWC Ranfan was released somewhere in July 2009 and the product line is Dragon Ball World Collectable Figure Vol. 04, her product number is 029 and she was released as set with other 7 characters such as Announcer (025), Kid SonGokou (026), Jackie Chun (027), Bacterian (028), Giran (030), Namu (031) and SonGokou in Oozaru form (032). The front box looks interesting although, I’m not fond with windowless box. Well, we shall see inside the box!
The contents consists of 1 part of Ranfan figure and her base display.
Ranfan was included with clear red display stand with 1 peg, to make Ranfan standing we must use this base on her foot. Well, she’s going to need this so badly because she couldn’t withstand due to her big curly hair.
Ranfan is an adult woman with blue eyes and large curly/afro purple colored hair. Ranfan wears blue shirt to her shoulders, a pair of pale green pants and red sneakers. In this figure, Ranfan is posing standing with her right arm bending and sticking to her waist with her fist and, left arm in loose position. Her legs position are different, her right leg is stretched while the left one appeared to be slightly bend. She was done in deformed style so, I’m not going to discuss much of her proportions but, for a chibi figure she still retained her adult appearance. Ranfan was done almost perfectly, except lacks a little detailings on her sneakers but, those sneakers are too damn small. Even smaller than Mai’s boots so, I think people won’t even care about them. Overall sculpt work of her is simple nothing feels meticulous. Still another decent job from Banpresto and comparing to her promotional pictures, the actual figure looked exactly the same. The whole figures was made from hard plastic.
Despite her simple design but, Ranfan’s head was done quite detailed and looks faithful to her anime counterpart. They really captured her flirty expression smile with that red lipstick and mole on her left cheek. She has blue eyes with some white lighting and her eyes are looking to the left because, she was supposed to be looking to the camera view like her promotional pictures shown on the box. Ranfan has purple colored curly/afro hairstyle, the same to her eyebrows and eye liner. She also has long bangs on 2 side near her ears.
Comparing the figure between her anime counterpart, DWC Ranfan was done perfectly the same. There’s nothing significant missing from her except that sneakers but, like I said… Who cares about them!
DWC Ranfan is shorter than Mai, even with Ranfan’s standing pose… Mai looks bigger and taller than her, I presumed Mai is older than Ranfan in the series but, it’s just another of my wild imagination lol.
It’s another satisfactions for me on her so far, she got top quality as well like Mai! Despite her old release date and rare status, Ranfan wasn’t pricey as Mai. Well, it’s because Ranfan is a minor and long forgotten character, I guess it’s pretty obvious if people do not pay any interest on her anymore. Still, if you like DWC/WCF, then this is a great addition for your Dragon Ball collections despite the simple details I still recommend this. Anyway, more DWC review on the way!
- Good and simple sculpt work.
- Good for displaying the figure in the cabinet or detolf.
- Good looking box.
- Some incomplete and misspaint on the paintjob but, it’s tolerable for a prize figure.
- Really wished her head also removable like Mai did for custom purposes.
- Expensive price but, it’s understandable by her current status.
Dragon Ball World Collectable: Ranfan
Small Parts: 1/5
Accuracy sculpt: 4/5
Thank you for reading! 🙂