In another timeline, after the Supreme Kai apprentice Zamasu uses the Dragon Balls to take Goku’s body for his own, he becomes the evil Goku Black. Training his new body to surpass even the level of Super Saiyan Blue, Zamasu gains the ability to become Super Saiyan Rose (pronounced “ro-ze”).
The figure is a redeco/ retool of the previous S.H. Figuarts Goku Black. With added facial expressions for Goku Black and new purplish highlights on the figure, reflecting his “powered up” aura, something that was missing in the previous release.
Sadly, this time around, the figure doesn’t come with any effects parts. The original version came with his “Black Kamehameha” and an energy blade called the “Violent Fierce God Slicer”. Bummer.
This actual marks the third release for this character, the first being the original Tamashii Website Exclusive, followed by the Dragon Ball World Tour Event exclusive, which came with additional “aura” effects parts. I really wish Bandai would give us the “Sickle of Sorrow” accessory for this guy, as that’s probably the most visually impressive weapon for this character.
Overall, not bad, I guess? While the new colors on this figure really make it stand out more than the previous release and is actually more color-correct for when Black goes into Rose form, it does drop a LOT of accessories that came with its predecessors (namely the “base” Goku head and the various effects parts). I guess to make the best version of this figure, you have to get all three sets? Is Bandai taking Hasbro lessons? Sigh… At least this set is cheaper than the previous releases as this one’s a mass retail figure.