Have you ever watched Dragon Ball (Z) and just thought, man the eternal dragon Shenron looks like a good cuddle buddy? Well…probably not, but Bandai has announced a new plush toy of the wish-granting dragon from the extremely popular manga/anime, currently available for pre-order on the Premium Bandai shop.
Best of all, you don’t even have to gather all seven Dragon Balls to get your hands on one. The 2-meter long plushy will set you back a whopping $219, and is planned to ship out March 2016.
Unfortunately, it appears that you won’t be able to ship this to the States, meaning that the second-hand market might be the best place to nab one. We can only hope that this makes its way West so that those of us who are interested in the adorable toy don’t have to pay even more than the already hefty asking price.
That price point is certainly a bit off-putting, but it will be a tempting collector’s item to long-time Dragon Ball fans. I only wish it was going to be made available for the holiday season — an excellent 6-foot stocking stuffer. It also seems like the perfect item for Dragon Ball and chill, or maybe Krillin needs to be revived again–sigh.
Again, $200 plus is a lot of cash for a plush toy, but the build quality does appear to be nice. You also have to appreciate the attention to detail when it comes to the look of Shenron; the plushy has the horns, the underbelly’s color, and even the whiskers correct. You can get an even closer look at this item if you are attending the Jump Festa 2016 event on December 19-20, where it will be displayed in the Bandai booth.
Are you guys planning on grabbing one of these? Let us know in the comments below.