Bandai Dragon Ball Z Figure-rise Mechanics Frieza Hover Pod Review
Bandai Japan released their Dragon Ball Z Figure-rise Mechanics Frieza Hover Pod that is based on Frieza’s first form as seen on Planet Namek on the animated series. The Dragon Ball Z Model Kit line has been outstanding, with the initial launch with Frieza (final form), SS Goku, Majin Buu and Cell, they are expanding the line to vehicles such as Frieza’s Hover Pod and Vegeta’s Space Pod. The model kits are scaled to 1:12 and supplement the figure line very nicely.
The set comes unassembled in the box and each piece is carefully attached and stored to a tray that are identified as A, B, C, D, E1 and E2 and acrylic stand as shown in the instructions with the letter on the tray itself.
Thank you to Bluefin for providing the Dragon Ball Z Figure-rise Mechanics Frieza Hover Pod for review.
Availability: December 2016
The Dragon Ball Z Figure-rise Mechanics Frieza Hover Pod is based on the likeness of the animated series of the 1990’s. This was also Frieza’s debut in the series on Planet Namek riding around in his Hover Pod as his soldiers slay a village of Namikeans as Krillin and Gohan watch. The Hover Pod consists of a smooth outer sculpt and stands on the included stand as the bottom of the pod is pointy. The pod even has some interior designs such as a chair for Frieza to sit on, and a computer console that faces him. The console even includes a label that is put over the plastic piece, but the pink translucent plastic really stands out nicely.
Frieza is a non-articulated figure only meant to sit in the pod. The figure can’t stand up on his own, and requires the use of the Hover Pod stand to sit on. The likeness from the animated series is very nicely done and he even includes a scouter that is removable. As the figure is not articulated, posing him in a fighting stance as seen in the series will not be possible on this release, and hopefully down the line Bandai will revisit the version 1 form of Frieza with an articulated body.