Series: Dragonball Z / Dragonball GT
Main distribution: Europe
These are postcards from Dragonball Z and Dragonball GT by Edibas, and appear to be from their World Collection series.
Edibas is a publishing company founded in 1991, and the leader in Italian marketing and specialized in edition and distribution of licensed products like Collectables and the Lamincards® game of amongst others Dragon Ball, as well as calendars and posters, postcards and stickers with albums, colour and activity books. These products are distributed through newspaper stands (kiosks), bookshop and department stores.
The postcards are plain on the back, with “P.c. with a number and a title” in the left corner, “World Collection” vertical in the middle and “Offical product by Edibas s.r.l. – Torino, © 1989 BIRD STUDIO / SHUEISHA – TOEI ANIMATION – Licensed by Backstage 1997” in the bottom left.
The Dragonball GT cards have a light Goku as a background on the back.
I’ll list the post cards I have, but there’s many more out there (seem several on eBay).
The images may have some shimmering on them as the postcards are stored in a photo album, and I was reluctant to remove them.
P.c. 760 Dragon Ball Z “Z Warriors”
This card depicts the Z Warriors from early Dragonball Z, as seen in the Rock the Dragon Opening, on a 3D space backdrop.
P.c. 825 “Dragon Ball Z”
This card depicts Super Saiyan Goten, Super Saiyan Gohan and Super Saiyan Trunks, with Super Saiyan Goku in the background. It looks to be a promotional image.
P.c. 961 “Dragon Ball”
This card depicts Goku, carrying Chi-chi and young Gohan on Nimbus. It looks to be a promotional image.
P.c. 986 “Dragon Ball Z”
This card depicts Goku doing an aerial attack, I believe a screenshot from an earlier movie.
P.c. 1040 “Dragon Ball Z”
This card depicts Goku KaioKen punching Vegeta, a screenshot from the Saiyan Saga.
P.c. 1042 “Dragon Ball Z”
This card depicts Vegeta’s Sacrifice, a screenshot from the Majin Buu Saga.
P.c. 1044 “Dragon Ball Z”
This card depicts Vegeta, right before his battle with Goku, a screenshot from the Saiyan Saga.
P.c. 1045 “Dragon Ball Z”
This card depicts kid Trunks and Goten powering up as Super Saiyans on Kami’s Lookout, a screenshot from the Fusion Saga where they try to sync up their powers prior a Fusion.
P.c. 1078 “Dragon Ball GT”
This card depicts Trunks sitting on the floor with Gill on his head on a blank background. It looks to be a promotional image.
P.c. 1081 “Dragon Ball GT”
This card depicts Goku, Trunks, Pan and Gill, with the spaceship, the black star Dragonballs and black star Shenron in space as the backdrop. It looks to be a promotional image.
I remember buying these loose in a German store in Aachen, buying one or a couple every time I visited, and getting my favourites first. I’m guessing around 1998~2000. Back then, anything with Dragon Ball on was cool and I would buy. There wasn’t much to be found back then, and we didn’t have internet yet. A friend recommended me the place and my aunt (who lives and is familiar in Germany) drove me there.
Most things were German (so I didn’t buy books here), or expensive, but posters and postcards I could easily get with my little pocket money. I would always buy Vegeta first, Trunks second, and then groups with them in, and then the rest.
I neatly stored them in a photo album and they have been in that since. I recently found the album again so I wanted to upload them here to preserve them.
The screenshots are ok, but the promotional images I love. I love these types of art and want to preserve these. The 80’s and 90’s is my favourite era. Ah nostalgia! Old Dragon Ball Art is also so much nicer I find than the newer stuff. Shame I didn’t get more of those.
There seem to be many of these, as found on eBay, but I’m not looking to add any more to my collection. These are from my childhood, and therefor special to me, but post cards isn’t something I’m looking to further collect.
The photo’s are, as always, of the actual items in hand and not stock photos.
Got any more details / information you think I should add? Or did I get something wrong? Do you own the same postcards? Do you agree or disagree with my findings? Let me know in the comments below.