More review of World Collectable Figure on the roll, today’s review is Gine from Dragon Ball Minus. Gine is a female Saiyan, the wife of Bardock, and the mother of Radittsu and Son Goku. Gine used to be a member of Bardock’s team, which indicates she was a low-class Saiyan warrior. While she was a part of that team, Bardock routinely saved her from many dangers on the battlefield. This caused her to develop romantic feelings for him, which Bardock eventually began to return and the two grew to have a special bond. Gine went on to work at the meat distribution center on Planet Vegeta. Unlike the most Saiyans that was depicted on planet Vegeta, Gine had a gentle and caring personality similar to her youngest son and both her grandsons, and because of that, she was not cut out for fighting. Even more, she developed a genuine union of companionship with Bardock; a rare case for Saiyans, who normally do not develop male-female relationships except for breeding purposes. Gine was first introduced in an interview with Akira Toriyama in the March 2014 issue of Saikyō Jump (released in February 2014), and her design was first presented in Dragon Ball Minus, a short story featured in the collected volume of Jaco the Galactic Patrolman (April 4, 2014). Well, that made her as an official character despite her absence in the Dragon Ball mainstream series. WCF Gine comes with plain white colored box with some promotional pictures of her but, it was designed simillar like WCF Future Son Gohan’s box as the front one features her with the background of Planet Vegeta, the location was pressumably in the meat distribution center. While the back only has warning signs for this figure, the full words of “World Collectable Figure” is written in Japanese but, also in romaji along with it short name “WCF” on the top of the box along with Jamma logo and gold colored Toei sticker (Japan import). Gine was released in February 24th 2015 and the product line is Dragon Ball Z World Collectable Figure Vol. 0, her product number is DBZ -02 and she was released as set with other 5 characters such as Bardock (-01), Kid Son Gokou with Saiyan getup (-03), Kid Vegeta (-04), Kid Bulma (-05) and Jaco (-06). The “-” symbol represents Dragon Ball Minus, which the story is set prior the event of Dragon Ball series. However, the title of the full manga is Jaco the Galactic Patrolman which is an twelve-chapter comedy manga by Akira Toriyama. It is the prequel to his Dragon Ball manga taking place 10 years before the very first chapter. Jaco and kid Bulma appeared in a different chapter which the story location was set on earth before the departure of Jaco with Bulma’s older sister Tights and an old scientist Omori. The franchise was still printed with DBZ logo despite it was set faraway before DBZ storyline. The box is a little better than the Caulifla one although I’m still not a fan of windowless box. Okay, time to unbox her!
The contents consists of 3 part of Gine figure which is her main body, head and Saiyan tail, the rest is her base display with some clear peg.
Gine was also included with clear red display stand, which the base got a single peg hole on top of the circular shape for attaching the clear colored peg but, the base has 2 pegs for Gine’s footing position. To make her fully assembled, we have to attach the clear peg to the base, then attach Gine’s body (peg hole on her back) into the clear peg. Then attach her saiyan tail to her peg hole on her butt and finally attach her head onto her neck. The base print was written Banpresto 2011 despite being released in 2015 but, there is a printed DBWC 0. But, it’s not a big deal at all.
Gine was a woman of average height and slender build but, like all WCF figures, she was done in a deformed/chibi proportion. She wore a sleeveless black and bodysuit and black combat armor highlighted with yellow and outlined by white, in addition to magenta armbands and white boots with yellow tip. Her armor also had a thigh-length hoop. Like all Saiyans in her respective universe, she naturally possesses a tail, which unlike most adult Saiyans, she lets sway freely rather than securing it around her waist. As for the posing, Gine is seen standing with left hand kept to her side in straight low position with fistful grip as the right hand against her waist, her head is positioned to the front side and her tail swayed to the right. Gine was a decent made, especially on the details of her combat suit and tail. She may feels a little simple on the sculpt work but, it’s more than enough to depicts her appearance. Her paintjob is also pretty solid, although there are still some paint issues on her clothing but, I don’t really bother about it as long as it’s not her head. Banpresto still did a good job and comparing to her promotional photo, the actual figure is looking pretty faithful enough, so I think there’s nothing wrong on her quality. The figure was made from a hard plastic.
Gine can still stand nicely without her base but, a little shake might still hurt her.
Gine had a lighter-pale skin complexion, onyx eyes, and shaggy hair reaching her shoulders. Like most of Saiyan race, she had black hair and black eyes. Her head also made from a hard material and it’s painted black paintjob. Well, despite the simplicity her face still looking great, especially that smile really captures her gentle personality and that Mowgli looking hair. In overall, she’s a fine made, atleast for me…
Comparing the figure between her original counterpart, WCF Gine is accurate enough. Banpresto did captured her image like how she’s in the Dragon Ball Minus manga, card and her game appearance except the deformed proportion because it’s WCF lol.
Gine looks as tall as DWC Mai, except her shaggy spiky hair made her seems a bit taller but, she’s a bit shorter than Super Saiyan 2 Caulifla due to her humongous head but, these are deformed figures so the scale may be inconsistent to fit the scale. In the Dragon Ball Minus manga Gine is shorter than Bardock, if Goku got the same body building like Bardock, it may indicates Gine is as tall as either Chi-Chi or Bulma.
Well, thanks to her removable head, I can make my own action figure of Gine although making an actual action figure of her would cost more budget since we need to make that combat suit….
Well, she’s fine so far… I’m quite happy with the figure, Gine is a perfect addition for your WCF Dragon Ball collections. But, once again I’m still disappointed with that peg hole on her back… Currently, Gine is getting quite hard to find but, she’s not that pricey as I can still afford to get ahold of her. Anyway, as you may know there are only a total of 2 Gine collectibles that have been released (this one and Bandai Dragon Ball Z UDM Burst Volume 9), and to note that she’s the first pure female saiyan to be made in WCF so, it kinda make sense if she’s getting hard to find, maybe….
- Good and detailed sculpt work.
- Solid paintjob.
- Good for displaying the figure in the cabinet or detolf.
- Currently the best Gine figure ever made.
- Minor misspaint but, it’s tolerable for a prize figure.
- That stupid looking peg hole on her back.
- Really wished they’d keep the peg jointed base display instead of adding clear peg stick.
- Plain looking box….
World Collectable Figure: Gine
Small Parts: 1/5
Accuracy sculpt: 5/5