What’s up guys? Yes, as the title said this review will be spoiling about S.H.Figuarts Freeza Final Form Resurrection Version from Dragon Ball Super! Freeza is the emperor of Universe 7, who controlled his own imperial army and feared for his ruthlessness and power. He is the descendant of Chilled, the second son of Great King Cold, the younger brother of Cooler, and the father of Kreeza. Freeza is the catalyst antagonist of the entire franchise, as it is his actions that led to Goku arriving on Earth. He has made several comebacks since his fight with Goku on Namek, including multiple invasions of Earth. Recently, he has been chosen to represent Universe 7 as the tenth member of Team Universe 7 for the Tournament of Power as a replacement for Good Majin Buu. This makes him the most recurring villain of the Dragon Ball series. After the events of the Tournament of Power, he is revived and recovers his title as Emperor of Universe 7. Frieza is the main antagonist of the Namek, Freeza, Trunks, Gods of the Universe, and Golden Freeza Sagas. He later serves as an anti-hero in the Universe Survival Saga. Well, he’s the true villain in every DB series and I used to hate Freeza so much but, after his very unexpected heroic action he became another one of my favorite DBZ character. SHF Freeza came up with the same box design like the recent release of SHF Dragon Ball figures, which to have more simple looks. The box coloring was overally white & gray shows many promotional pictures of the product, the inner tray inside the blister was colored dark purple. On the back of the box, there’s 1 promotional picture featuring this Freeza with Super Saiyan Son Gokou Super Warrior Awakening Ver. which is sold separately and the same figure I used to review. This Freeza was based from Tournament of Power saga, which is why the box had Dragon Ball Super logo. Unlike the old version of Freeza, this Freeza was a regular release and it was released in April 2018. Okay, it’s unboxing time!
Freeza comes up with 2 extra head, 6 option hand parts, crossing arms part, 2 option foot parts, Angel/Halo Ring, Death Beam FX, Death Ball FX and stage act display stand set.
This Freeza is in his final form which most of his entire body got white skin color with some shiny metallic purple patches on part of his body. Despite being called final form, it was considered as the original form of Freeza wears ultimate Bio Suit, the Z Fighting Suit but, he looks like naked although some part of his body resembles clothing such as gloves and lower leg wear. Several part of Freeza’s body resembles like Lizard such as his tail and the 3 fingered foot, kinda funny to have him with 10 fingers hands but, he only got 6 fingers foots. Freeza is a mysterious mutant race, not much is known about his race origins, as his home planet is never seen. It can be assumed he’s an alien creature gifted with enormous power and Freeza also got family members. The figure was a recycled version from the first release back in 2013 as it has the exact joint and sculpting except for the head, I didn’t make it to get the old one so, I can’t make a review comparison but, pretty sure there’re alot of reviewers who already done that. Beside of that, I ain’t paying hundred bucks just for an SHF anymore. Gladly they released this so, I won’t be needing the old version. The figure was made from PVC and ABS and judging from the color tone, he was painted to replicate his anime counterpart.
In his final/true form, Freeza is a hairless alien creature so, he’s shown bald like but, his upper head from the back to his forhead got a shiny metallic purple color large patch which seems to be glued instead of 1 single mold as his hole joint for the angel/halo ring is seen semi transcluent. While his ears were shaped hollowed circular, he also got 2 lines between his cheek from eyes to chin and his lips are black. Instead of including faceplates, Bandai made him included with 3 heads in total, out from the box he’s already attached with his evil smile expression. It’s a standard expression but, with smile to show how evil he is. This head got a peg hole for attaching his angel/halo ring but, it’s strange that this is the only head of him which got peg hole while the other 2 heads don’t. His 2nd head is an angry expression with his eyes looking down while his teeth showing serious grin, for sure this head was made to recreate his expression while launching his death ball technique. and 3rd one is yelling expression used for battle scene. Freeza’s sinew was sculpted to show his anger or being irritated, while his eyes is looking straight forward. In this face, his tongue was also painted purple slightly lighter than his lips but, atleast he still got clean white teeth lol… His expression looks good so far, you can recreate the scene more dramatic with this like he showed deep anger with the awakened Super Saiyan Goku or many more. The heads were sculpted and painted meticulously, they captured Freeza’s face perfectly and the paintjob is looking slightly clean enough.
Compared to his manga and anime counterpart, SHF Freeza somehow got meaner looking eyes from that sharp shaped eyelid but, his body building is slightly shorter. However, this Freeza was based from his appearance in Dragon Ball Super episodes of Tournament of Power saga where he got his angel/halo ring but, also in his mainstream anime appearance (DBZ) judging from the color choice.
Freeza’s whole paintjob on the body was done in white with a stark light blue shading and metallic purple for his patches and it’s looking clean, I didn’t spot any single paint defect at all so far. As for body he feels a little too slim on his waist, his proportion is shown his final/true form’s power is in somewhere around 50% or less state, which he got average looking body. While in full power 100% state, his body appeared to be overbulked up. What I don’t like is the figure got a short ranged/small decolletage which made him look like my old SHF ShadowMoon figure and his tail is quite a troublesome as Freeza easily fall when his tail was attached. Afterall this Freeza body was recycled from his first release but, really wished they’d also renew his body. However, atleast his knee joint wasn’t made to be like that awkward hinge jointed style like the old Goku body and the good part of this body build I can create tons of dynamic posing for him.
Articulations works the same like most of my old SHF figures like Kamen Rider BLACK series first release but, the benefit of this old body, we can recreate many kinds of posing easily + there’s no accessory attached on his body that obstacled his movements and his ball jointed ankles can moves more dynamic but, there is no tip-toe articulations due to his 3 fingered feet but, he’s given alternate pair of foot. His head got rotatable 360 degrees spin, swivel and you can make him looking up or down. Freeza also got butterfly joints for his arm’s movements and he can do crossed arms pose perfectly easy and we can also bend and swivel his elbow joints.
Freeza was also included with Angel/Halo Ring just like Super Saiyan 3 Son Gokou Renewal Ver., since he’s already dead from his last resurrection in Fukkatsu no F saga but, got 1 day to join in the Tournament of Power. In the end of ToP, Freeza was eventually revived back thanks to Whis ability. The part is a circular hole with a peg stand for attaching Freeza’s default head peg hole.
Freeza is given 2 kinds of tail, 1st would be the relaxed version and the other one is the long version with detachable half of the tail to recreate Freeza losing half of his tail like in most of his manga/anime appearance. With the long tail, you can also recreate Freeza’s tail choking his opponent’s neck, this works like the 1st release of Freeza when his tail hanging SHF Vegeta Saiyan Saga/Scouter Ver. Of course, the best way before making this pose, you ought to remove any of your figure’s head then attach Freeza’s spiral tail to his/her neck and reattach the figure’s head back. Unfortunately, since Freeza is a shortstack, he can’t lift a regular SHF figures such as Dragon Ranger which is far taller than him.
Freeza only comes up with 6 option hand parts in total but, he was also included with alternate arms and bended down feet. Atleast still alot better than the latest Goku Normal Renewal but, this made Freeza quite expensive for my wallet. Out from the box, Freeza has his 2 fistful hands attached. The rests would be a pair of open splayed hand wide for recreating his posing unleash a ki blast or his telekinesis attack, another pair open splayed hand relaxed version to recreate any pose you wanted. 1 straight pointy finger right hand for recreating his Death Beam and Death Ball attack and the last one is another one pointy finger right hand relaxed version for recreating he’s about to shoot his Death Beam or after shooting it or other pose you liked. Aside of that, Freeza’s alternate arms is for recreating his crossed arms pose just like my SHF Vegetto and alternate pair of feet for recreating his jumping/floating pose. All these parts are done really solid and very fun to use, I liked how every parts were added with light blue shading to match up his body and that black colored fingernails.
Freeza also comes with 2 kinds of lifeless transcluent effect part that is Death Beam and Death Ball FX to allow us recreating this iconic technique of Freeza in his major appearances. But, to recreate that pose you will need an Stage Act Vol 04 and Bandai also included Stage Act Vol 04 for Freeza to recreate the pose more dramatic. Yes… it’s the exact same Stage Act Vol 04 like SSJ3 Goku Renewal had as the printing of the stand remain the same. The Death Beam FX got a peg hole on the front for attaching the Stage Act Vol 04 peg, then you just need to make your own pose for Freeza with his pointy finger hand and place the finger near the bottom of the beam ball. The Death Ball FX got a bended stick with a circular hole for attaching Freeza’s wrist then attach his pointy finger hand and make any cool pose you want to. Both effects were painted semi transparent light red with some white shade but, the Death Ball coloring is inaccurate since in the anime the original Death Ball was actually black colored ball with some red lightning aura. With the same red color like Death Beam, I somehow thought like Freeza’s Death Beam start up lol. Still, both effects were sculpted quite good.
There’s no telling it… Freeza is a shorty among Son Goku and Meiko… Sorry for the crappy standing position of Freeza because he keeps falling. Freeza’s height in his final/true form seems to be equal to his first form while his 2nd and 3rd forms are shown to be taller/bigger and bulkier.
What do you mean by that?
Why don’t you keep playing like that and wipe out other universe fighters who foolishly support one of you?
Final thoughts? Pretty satisfying so far, despite having the old class SHF body there is no regret aside his expensive price but, atleast he’s still rich in accessory. He is another solid one to play so, I recommend you to buy this if you’re madly like SHF Dragon Ball series line. Freeza’s price are currently stable, he’s not that overpriced but, still expensive for an SHF figure… However, his price would probably drop if he gets a renewal version.
- Outstanding sculpt work and details.
- Clean Paintjob.
- Vast articulations.
- One of the decent and accurate Freeza action figure ever made.
- Some paint problem but, it’s tolerable.
- His tail is a little too heavy that he keeps falling from standing position.
- Short range/small decolletage
- Angel/Halo ring part is only attachable on his default head.
- Several hard swapping parts.
Small Parts: 4/5
Accuracy sculpt: 4/5
Oh, no… Not another ShadowMoon!!
What promise anyway?
Oh well, you can’t deny it lol….
Why do you really hate peace and happiness so badly, Freeza?
Wow, Freeza and Goku are fighting together!
Here comes his spiky hopper shoes throw!
He got him!
Another spiky shoes attack!! ShadowMoon don’t play around here!
Ooowww… A direct head on attack!!
This time is spiky elbow attack!!
And actual Shadow Punch….
Seems like that attacks just barely tickles them!
Too bad you don’t trust BLACK….
Here comes the epic moment!!
I know, you want to get yourself resurrected again, huh?
Not a chance!!
Seriously, you guys….
Hey, stop it!!
Alright-alright I’ll find your Golden form!
Happy now… (I never said I will buy them lol but, maybe if I have enough money….😗)
Hooo? An uninvited guest, huh?
The mighty Yamcha?
Yamcha just got Yamcha’d… Next review? Nope, I plan something else.