Dragon Ball Z HQS by Tsume is a majestic collection of statues reproduced in high quality, which “aim to retrace the very best moments of this show which touched the very core of each fan, worldwide, regardless his age!“. The statues made by Tsuma are several and beautiful, here are some of them.
“We start this line with a diorama dedicated to the Saiyan story arc. Piccolo, the former demon king, throws himself to intervene and protect Gohan from Nappa’s deadly strike. Known until then for his power and cruelty, Piccolo reveals now a humanity none thought he was capable of! His sacrifice will trigger events with numerous consequences.
This is our first incursion in Akira Toriyama’s world, and we chose, Son Gohan & Piccolo. The sculpture’s details shows a very high resemblance, especially with the face and the muscles, whose are very specific to this art. Piccolo has both his arms stretched and he’s receiving head-on Nappa’s murderous move. His face is distorted because of the pain he feels. His outfit starts shredding. Gohan is in chock when he realise that his mentor is about to sacrifice himself to save him. Standing still, his arms are both up, to protect his face. And due to Piccolo’s protection, he only bears the marks of his previous fight with Nappa.
The base of our HQS by Tsume statue is mimicking the dirt where the characters are fighting. A dust cloud is created by Nappa’s attack. There still is our usual style with a beveled black base, but the nameplate is replaced with a bas-relief of the show’s logo with a transluscent resin Dragon Ball!””
“The statue shows the Saiyan Prince about to launch his attack – sometimes called “Atomic Blast” – at Majin Buu. He bears on his forehead the seal of the possession of Babidi from which he just freed himself. Vegeta’s outfit still shows the marks of his fight against Goku, and has lightnings around him… Sign of Super Saiyan 2’s power.
Going on the 1/4th scale allows for finer sculpture. The character, especially in his outfit, shows details as never before: you can distinguish the weaving pattern on Vegeta’s outfit or the texture of his skin. On the painting side, not only is it very accurate but you can notice that the painting work enhances the gleam of his energy on his whole body.
The swirling wind, pictured by semi-transparent clouds, blew the sand all around the basis clearly inspired by the show. Vegeta’s energy aura, integrally made in clear resin, embed a new LED system.”
“After having reviewed the sacrifice of Piccolo in our previous HQS, we are now looking at another important scene of the fight against Nappa. As the Saiyan is about to strike Krilin and Son Gohan, Goku used the Kaio ken for the first time and breaks his ennemy’s back.
Our statue “The Quiet Wrath of Son Goku HQS by Tsume ” shows the end of the fight, as Goku holds his opponent’s body with one arm.
The massive body of Nappa contrasts with the more slender shape of Goku. A complex paint job highlights the details of the sculpt like the weaving of Goku’s clothes or the veins on Nappa’s skin.”
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