It wasn’t too long ago that Tamashii Nations first teases their upcoming “Imagination Works” line. A line that would fuse silicon, with other techniques in order to better hide the seams and joints of the figure. The line was touted to be 1/9 scale, resulting in this particular Son Goku release to be about 180mm.
Tamashii Nations took to Instagram to reveal more photos and details of this upcoming Son Goku release, including the accessory pieces and the release date.
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As teased back in May we are proud to bring you a brand new 1/9 scale (Approx. 20cm) figure line, IMAGINATION WORKS! First up is Son Goku from the Dragonball series. Featuring not only exchangeable face parts, but hair parts for 2 different forms and exchangeable eye parts allowing you to change Goku’s line of sight. Also with Increased clothing detail, a wide range of movement and silicon parts to conceal arm joints. Do not miss out on this high quality figure! . . IMAGINATION WORKS SON GOKU ■Scheduled Release: October 2020 ■Size: 180 mm #dragonball #goku #imaginationworks #tamashiinations
..and there you have it. Son Goku will come with interchangeable face parts, hair parts and eye parts. Additionally, the figure has been given a hard release window for October, 2020. More so, this figure is set to retail for 11000JPY / $100~.
I’m pretty impressed with the eye accessories. I could explain why, but this little infographic I found says it better than I ever could:
As we has discussed in previous posts about this release, the idea of the figure having silicon in its composition leaves me feeling weary. There have been other figures in Dragon Ball figure history that attempted to fuse silicon and rubber materials with the figure; which looked great.. for a little while. Unfortunately, these figures had a tendency for the silicon parts to decay over time. Leaving one ugly result.
For more information on this, visit this thread on the RAH Medicom Goku figure at DragonBallFigures.com
Time will tell how well these figures age. Do you plan to buy this release? We’d love to hear from you in the comments. I hope everyone is doing well!