Thursday, 26 June 2014

Lego Dragon Ball Z - Decool Versus JLB

Only last week i got my Dragon Ball Z minifigure from JLB LINK. Today i got one set from Decool!



i'm really sure they forgot to finalize design on Krillin box (2nd from left)



It's truly like Raiden and other anonymous reader comment before = it's awesome!


You have all the reason to hate bootleg because they imitate lego 100% on some of the theme (batman, chima) but i think i'm glad and thankful they make this one from Dragonball.

Let's have a look at Krillin, third guy from left. The logo printed on the torso is really accurate to the anime version - can be seen from this picture below. It's Master Roshi's (3rd guy from right) kanji written on patch of Turtle School uniform worn by their students.

source: google image
But i'm more interested with his size. Decool use the same design and size of short leg by lego. Since Lego don't have Dragonball figure, so let's use The Penguin from Batman Theme:

For all these comparison: The Penguin on the left is original Lego, Krillin in the middle is by Decool and The Penguin on the right is by Sheng Yuan.

leg assembly of The Penguin by Sheng Yuan is so distinguishable

size of the torso is the same for all brand
From these  two picture below, you can see that Decool still maintain their own "design"for the leg assembly but they have same "X"design inside the torso.


Few pictures below - comparison of the minifigure by Decool versus JLB makes me wanna throw away the one from JLB. Just look at the hairpiece on Vegetta and Goku. 




I know both is from different level of super saiyan but the ugliness of the hairpiece on JLB figure is not acceptable.



The funniest of them all - look at JLB version of Master Roshi's. not only he's at the same height as other character (goku,vegetta) but his moustache actually blocking his eye! lol


Uh uh... now i feel like reading some DBZ manga =p

source: google image

23 comments:

  1. Jeez this minifigs is spectacular,i don't think lego will make dragonball minifigs anyway so 1 point for bootlegs 0 for lego

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    1. I dont mind if they (bootleg lego) use their own design and theme. (i doubt they have the license to make these DBZ figure) but copying original theme by lego (star wars, etc) is just wrong. I wonder if the law will get them =p.

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  2. upcoming bootleg WWF Wrestlers, saw it selling in China now

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  3. Good review.
    Decool make a very good job. Now they make their own creations and it's very cool.
    I expect my DBZ minifigures, I hope they'll arrive soon.
    Now, I'm waiting for the new Decool Marvel Lego bootleg (0154-0159).

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  4. Sheng yuan WWE IS COMING ! ! !

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  5. Really WWE is coming to lego? where can we saw some pics of it?
    Those DBZ minifigures are really cool, what an improvement comparing with the would DBZ mini Fig.

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  6. have a look here, WWE SY bootleg

    http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.15.1Ba07W&id=39632122871&ns=1#detail

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    1. I see. I will definitely try them. But the last time i watch wrestling was during WWF era. Legends at that time were The Rock and Stone Cold. =p

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  7. I just received my Decool + JLB Dragon Ball minifigures + the One Piece ones by JLB. I will build them tomorrow, I'm so impatient !

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    1. Hi there. any update on the JLB figure? what do you think of them?

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    2. Hi my friend ! The quality difference between Decool and JLB Dragon Ball minifigures is so significant ! The Decool ones are made in very good plastic, and the JLB seem weak. Secondly, the JLB are less good looking. But I was aware of this difference before buying, because it can be seen on the pictures in online stores. So I'm not disappointed. I'm very satisfied with the Decool minifigures, and the JLB are even though a must-have for Dragon Ball fans.

      I offered the One Piece JLB minifigures to a friend of mine. He was very happy because they really good gorgeous, but in one bag, there was a hip missing. So I took a Lego one and then I came back to his place to give it to him. But by trying to put a leg, he broke the hip. Next time I will give him full legs, there won't be any problems !

      And I can tell you : One Piece JLB look better than Dragon Ball JLB !

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  8. Hi my friend !

    I found a third set of Dragon Ball Z minifigures, this time by LELE !

    It looks so terrible, but as a Dragon Ball fan, I have to buy the set !

    Picture : http://i.imgur.com/U0Fwu4f.jpg

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  9. Hi Legostore , the Decool minifigure of these Dragon Ball looks awesome !!!! Where can I buy the whole set ? Where did you bought them from ? Online shop ? Is there any local store around that selling these ? I must have it ! I must have it ! :)

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    1. Hi there. Im from malaysia and i got these from toy booth inside local hypermarket. If you wanna buy online, im sure ebay have them. Another option is to buy it via aliexpress. Its similar to amazon but famous with china toys =)

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  10. Hi bro !
    Another Dragon Ball set just got released, by LEBQ this time !
    An ugly set, it feels like more a Dragon Ball set is released and more it has to be ugly ! But I have to buy it...
    http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Seven-dragon-ball-series-8pcs-set-Kame-Sennin-Building-Blocks-Sets-Minifigure-Bricks-Toys-Compatible-With/32248495026.html?tracelog=ae-app-ios-sharefor-shkmail

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    1. O_o. Another DB set eh.. Hehe... Thats so nice of you to help us review. Please do ya. So that most of us will know what to expect from that set.

      Have you heard about these brand: 'Brick Intellect' or 'JF'? I' ve received whatsapp msg from a guy telling me not to buy from these brand because the quality is very ugly. The minifigure dont come with any printing but we need to apply the given decal ourself. Haha

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    2. Hahaha I didn't know these brands, and I don't want to !

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    3. I bought that set and I'm afraid I did a mistake. First of all, Muten Roshi's beard in brown color? haha. I think I'll buy Decool set.

      PS: I love your blog! It's very useful, and you do a great work.

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    4. Hi @Ivan. thanks for "bumping"" this post. i bet by now everybody already now that Bandai will release lego-style Drgagon Ball figure and i couldn't wait to have it :)))) so many stuff to buy this year. my wallet is bleeding.....
      [img]http://i.imgur.com/TomLJwL.jpg[/img]

      hey buddy. i'm glad that you like my blog. thanks for visiting :)

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  11. Hey, Muten Roshi looks like his head is really high up on his fig. Is it that high up because of the beard and shell, or did you not push it all the way down? Thanks.

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    1. hehe.. nice observation. i think it's the latter one =)

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  12. Hey do you know where can I get this set? I've been asking a lot of sellers but they don't have it. Does your local shop still has it?

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    1. Hi @Ne Layla. have you tried aliexpress?

      http://www.aliexpress.com/af/decool-701%25252d706.html?ltype=wholesale&d=y&origin=n&isViewCP=y&spm=2114.30010308.0.327.LZvVX0&site=glo&g=y&SortType=total_tranpro_desc&SearchText=decool+701-706&CatId=2622&isAffiliate=y&initiative_id=AS_20160331035651&shipCountry=MY&needQuery=n

      It's only $6.99 for all 6 inclusive shipping.

      Shop near my house only has the latest stuff. usually they will not restock older set :(

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