All we knew was that the bag contained Dragon Ball anime figures, and that was all we needed to know.
There is a tightrope that suppliers in Japan have to stroll when providing their New Year’s lucky luggage/fukubukuro. The hook for these start off-of-the-yr promotions is that you never know what treasures are basically inside the bag until finally just after you spend for and open it, but an extremely vague promise, like “this bag includes things,” isn’t likely to get lots of men and women reaching for their wallets.
But next-hand anime store Lashinbang obtained the balance just proper with 5 particular phrases on a single of the chain’s fukubukuro: “collection of Dragon Ball figures,” shown in the section circled below in crimson.
Lashinbang did not say how numerous figures would be in the bag, or which figures from the decades’ worthy of of anime episodes and manga chapters would be represented. But “collection of Dragon Ball figures” is a single of the most compelling product sales pitches we have at any time heard, and was much more than plenty of to persuade us to fork more than 3,300 yen (US$31) for the fukubukuro.
Our Japanese-language reporter Terrific Muromahi did the unbagging honors, and the first figure he pulled out was…
…none other than collection star Son Goku himself!
Especially, this is the Blood of Saiyans Special VI-series determine of Goku in his purple-haired Super Saiyan God method, which the martial artist 1st obtained in the Dragon Ball Z: Struggle of Gods theatrical element.
Having scored an brilliant Goku correct from the get started, we have been already quite contented. As a subject of truth, the Lashinbang most likely even positioned Goku to be at the major of the bag so that we wouldn’t be let down if the rest of the figures are of small supporting charaters, proper?
But when we went back again into the bag…
…the up coming character to make an appearance was also a big participant in the Dragon Ball saga: Goku’s son Gohan!
This Gohan is section of the Chosenshi Retsuden (“Tales of Tremendous Fighters”) determine collection, and will come with a specific stand so he can execute a perpetual flying kick.
There was just one far more figure in the bag, although, and our final determine was…
… the Chosenshi Retsuden Vegeta, yet an additional of the most vital pugilists in the collection!
A lot of times, Japanese shops offer fukubukuro not just as a way to move on some enjoyable discounts to clients, but also as a way to get rid of junk they’ve been unable to provide by way of everyday indicates. But this time, our fortunate bag was definitely fortunate, with 3 great figures that any Dragon Ball lover would like to have.
Of program, we just cannot enable pondering if our very superior fortune suggests that someplace out there there’s a less-blessed Lashinbang shopper who ended up with a dud sack of a few Yamcha figures, but we can safely and securely say we obtained our would like with this fortunate bag.