So I was wondering before if we'd get redone versions of earlier figures, given the drastic quality upgrade from Adverge 4, and it seems that is already happening with the Dragon Ball Adverge SP - LEGEND OF GOKOU & VEGETA set, coming out in August. This is actually the month before Adverge 8.
So that's a new redo of Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Vegeta, SSB Vegito and the first normal Vegito. The shirtless Goku variant is new. The Ultra Instict Goku and Gogeta seem to be straight up reprints from Adverge 6, which is the one that came out in March. There are larger images and comparisons to the respective older versions on the candy toy blog once again. I wonder if this is a sign the line is doing well.
Hey, if you have the old Vegito, you can pretend he's in Vegeta's new Super Saiyan Bluer form!
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2018 5:59:48 GMT -6 by kicksville
Post by kicksville on Sept 20, 2018 19:29:10 GMT -6
Some interesting details today.
To begin with, here's our first images. Much like the previous installment that contained perfect Ultra Instinct Goku and was announced before he premiered, they blotted out probable spoiler characters.
Now the other thing worth noting is, it seems the full title of this installment is now Dragon Ball Adverge 9 MOVIE SPECIAL, and there's also another version listed: A MOVIE SPECIAL set.
The difference is, the regular box contains 10 figures as usual, and retails for 5,400 JPY. The MOVIE SPECIAL Set contains 6 figures, and only goes for 3,240 JPY. Information indicates there are only 6 figure types, so...is the Set all six unique figures for less? I haven't seen anything confirming this, but since both listings have the same images, it sure looks like that's probably why.
AmiAmi has these each for slightly cheaper as usual, at 4,200 JPY and 2,590JPY.
If that's true, I sure hope it becomes the norm going forward, since uhhh, saving money is nice. I wonder if it has anything to do with how they've been selling box sets of some of their Gashapon products lately, with all variants and no extra repeats.
Post by kicksville on Oct 14, 2018 16:49:11 GMT -6
There's yet another release coming up here in January, called SP2 - it is basically mostly a re-release set, with 8 figures total (a high amount for these), so if you missed these at a reasonable price before, this may be a good second chance.
This seems to be the way they'll be slipping in the "fixed" versions of previous figures (see my post from before about that), as the one new one here is an improved Super Saiyan Gotenks. Oddly the base form isn't here, and with the high amount of types I doubt it's a secret variant, so I guess we'll get that later.
I am curious if there's any changes to Super Buu, although it doesn't look that way - the "monster" characters didn't really have the same eyes issues as the Saiyans, so not really neccessary.
Finally getting Super Saiyan 3 Goku. The Super Saiyan Broly seems to indicate that's not one of the hidden figures for Adverge 9, but given recent movie advertisements I think we've all got a pretty good guess at who probably occupies one or both of those slots.
Post by kicksville on Jan 18, 2019 18:49:05 GMT -6
Adverge 9 is the Broly Movie Special one, which was available in a box of 10 as normal, but this time also had a Set box as well. It went for nearly half the price and has one of each figure.
The boxes these usually come in are generic black ones with the title on the top, intended to be ripped along edges so they can easily be put out for customers to buy individual figures. But the set is different as you might imagine, probably intended to encourage movie hyped fans to just go ahead and spend more money now.
The individual boxes are actually slightly bigger than usual, too, so I wonder if those are different on the usual box of 10.
For importers, pre-ordering the boxes of 10 ahead of time is still generally a better value than buying figures one by one, considering how much they get marked up, and you seem to be guaranteed to get one of each (only time this frustrated me was the one with Zeno, since it would've been nice to have two of him, obviously). Seems sensible enough when you're getting 7 or 8 figures. But on the ones that only have like 5 or 6 figures, it does kinda suck knowing you're paying for twice as many figures as you need. So, I hope we see more sets like this for the smaller ones and it's not just a one-off. It probably is, though...