Still another Dragon Ball World Collectable figure review again! After SonGokou Saiyan Saga, it’s time for Pikkoro Saiyan Saga for the review! Pikkoro Jr., usually just called Pikkoro also known as Ma Junior, is a Namekian and also the final child and reincarnation of the Pikkoro the Great Demon King, later becoming the reunification of the Nameless Namekian. after fusing with Kami. 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 Pikkoro was sealed with dark orange colored box with some promotional pictures of him, the front one features him with Kame house background in Dragon Ball artwork style. Interestingly, since Pikkoro Saiyan Saga also released as a set with SonGokou, their background art of Kame house are matched when put side by side according to the product number. While the back view of the box 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 Pikkoro promotional photo and gold colored Toei sticker (Japan import). DWC Pikoro was released somewhere in February 2009 and the product line is Dragon Ball Z World Collectable Figure Vol. 01, his product number is 002 and he was released as set with other 7 characters such as SonGokou Saiyan Saga (001), Kid SonGohan Saiyan Saga (003), Radittsu (004), Yamcha Saiyan Saga (005), Vegeta Saiyan Saga (006), Nappa (007) and Saibamen (008). The front box looks interesting although, I’m not fond with windowless box. Okay, let’s open him from the box!
The contents consists of 2 part of Pikkoro figure and his base display.
Pikkoro was included with clear red display stand with 2 pegs, to make him standing without having worried of falling. Unlike Goku, his footing position matched to the base’s pegs perfectly.
Pikkoro is a very tall and muscular Namekian, Namekian is a humanoid with plant and slug-like characteristics, including green skin and antennae on their head. Pikkoro’s body is mainly green with some pink patches and three red conjoined rings on their ankles and wrists, making them look like they have ankle bands and wristbands. He wears a dark purple gi with a sky blue obi belt, accompanied with white turban with purple on top and a white cape. When fighting seriously, Pikkoro usually removes his turban as well as his cape. His footwear is a pair of pointy brown shoes. In this figure, he is posing standing with slight open legs and his arms are in crossed arms pose. Perhaps, this is the iconic pose yet, he usually did this in the series. He was done in deformed style so, I’m not going to discuss much of his proportions but, for a chibi figure he still retained his adult appearance. For me, Pikkoro was done very accurate as I didn’t spot any missing part. Overall sculpt work of him was made quite good because of his turban’s details, cape and his lower gi’s fabric details, he also feels a little meticulously made. Banpresto still did a fine work on him and comparing to him promotional pictures, the actual figure looked exactly the same. The whole figures was made from hard plastic.
Pikkoro’s head is bald and has 2 antennae on his head like a slug but, in this figure he’s wearing his turban. Pikkoro got 2 pointy ears like elf but, he doesn’t have any eyebrows since he’s fully hairless… His expression is shown smirking with his left side of mouth hanging to his cheek, he also lowering his eyebrows (thought he’s hairless) to show meaner looks. Pikkoro’s irises are painted plain black, he is looking up to the front view. The finishing was great although, he suffered some paint dirt on his turban.
Eventhough his base display didn’t match, Pikkoro can still stand nicely but, still… A single shake might hurt him.
Comparing the figure between his anime counterpart, DWC Pikkoro was done perfectly. Banpresto really captured his appearance in Saiyan saga. Wait?! How can I tell he’s from Saiyan Saga?! Well, there’s a little facial differences as the series run.. During Saiyan saga, Pikkoro’s irises are smaller but, the white parts are larger than his later and current appearance. He has this face until Freezer saga perhaps, due to merged with Nail and Kami, his face changed a bit or he’s getting matured/older. You can see the difference on the Saiyan Saga anime and his artwork showing his current appearance. Still, both version Pikkoro still looks badass!! Anyway, how can you tell this is anime counterpart? It’s because of his pink patches and his blue colored obi belt, whereas the manga counterpart his obi belt was colored red and his patches was yellow.
Pikkoro is slightly taller than Goku but, they almost looked equal only Goku got bigger head due to his spiky hairstyle. Still, both still looks cool when put together side by side or facing off! In both manga or anime, Pikkoro is way taller than Goku.
So far so good and pretty satisfied with the figure, I have no complain at all on him as he was done perfectly. Due to his old release date and rare status, DWC Pikkoro also became hard to find but, he’s not expensive than I thought but, still expensive than regular WCF figure. However, I still recommend this If you like DWC/WCF, then this is a great choice for your Dragon Ball collections, Pikkoro is perfect and the quality is pretty top too. Next, it’s going to be WCF review, Stay tuned!
- Good and detailed sculpt work.
- Good for displaying the figure in the cabinet or detolf.
- Good looking box.
- Some paint transfer and a little dirt but, it’s tolerable for a prize figure.
- Expensive price but, it’s understandable by his current status.
Dragon Ball World Collectable: Pikkoro Saiyan Saga
Small Parts: 1/5
Accuracy sculpt: 4/5
Thank you for reading! 🙂