Main distribution: Japan, Hong Kong, Europe, America
Bandai released some of the first figures of Dragonball Z when the show started airing in Japan. This line was called “Full Color Battle” and 36 figures / sets were made. These were later re-released in Hong Kong, as well as by AB Groupe as “Super Guerriers” (Super Warriors), and then re-released again by Irwin Toy, bringing them to the West.
With the success of Dragonball Super new Action Figures got released. Bandai created a new line called ‘Limit Breaker’ series with large 5 points of articulation Action Figures. They are being released in waves.
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.
Main distribution: Japan, Europe, Australia, United States, UK
Pokémon Kids are a line of figures that are hollow. In Japan, these can be bought boxed in singles, and come with a card and candy. Outside Japan, these are marketed as “finger puppets” and come in 6 or 4 packs. The line is still running today and each Pokémon has gotten a Kid figure, some even more in several poses. There are also shiny (Japan only) and clear variants (up to 2008), as well as an Attack line (Pokémon posed doing Attacks). Some special sets have also been released.
These are a set of keychains of Chibi characters made for Final Fantasy X-2 by Bandai. A total of 5 different characters were made, and came in a blindbox. Inside the blindbox was the figure in plastic on card.
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”.