Italian manufacturer DeAgostini released a set comprising of approximately 60 characters from Dragonball GT in 1996. In 2001 these gotten a re-release as the Atlas Editions, and also came to Germany and France. They came bundled with a magazine, and each month a new figure would be added to your collection.
With the success of Dragonball Super new Action Figures got released. Bandai created a new line called ‘Dragon Stars’ series with various poseable / articulated Action Figures, and later Nano versions as well. They are being released in series, 16 series so far are out.
This is a very special collaboration between Dragon Ball Z and One Piece to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Weekly Shōnen Jump. It’s a line of small figures that came in blind boxes, called “Dream Fusion”.
These are large figures that came in a line called “Museum Collection” from Unifive. 14 different figures are in the set, released from 2003 to 2005. The figures are a nice 3D representation of the artwork from Akira Toriyama.
Series: Dragon Ball / Dragonball Z / Dragonball GT / Dragonball Kai / Dragonball Super / Dr. Slump
Main distribution: Japan
Banpresto Figure Colosseum (BFC) is a sculpting hall of fame line of figures that are made by various artists in Japan. It is a sculpting figure competition that started in 2010, resulting in a battle royal of the strongest sculptors, and the winners get their figure produced. In 2017 it had matured in Japan and moved worldwide, changing the name to Banpresto World Figure Colosseum (BWFC) with sculptors from all over the world. Figures of Dragonball and One Piece were made in the BFC, but here I’ll only show the Dragonball BFC figures. The figures could only be won in Japan as a prize (think crane games or Ichiban Kuji).
Irwin Toy, a Canadian distributor and manufacturer of toys, and FUNimation, the packaging firm that licenses and packages Dragonball and Dragonball Z for North America, joined forces to create IF Labs, a Fort Worth-based toy company that produced toys based on the Dragonball Z Movies and tv series. They created the Movie / Fusion Collection. In 2002 Irwin Toy went bankrupt, and Jakks Pacific took over the line, creating many more series of these.