S.H. Figuarts Metal Cooler

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S.H. Figuarts Metal Cooler

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten instructions printed on paper for an S.H. Figuarts release. The usual norm now is they print the details on the right flap of the box.

Born from the merging of the remains of the evil Cooler and the technological planet mass known as the Big Gete Star, Cooler is reborn as Metal Cooler! As seen in the Dragon Ball Z movie: The Return of Cooler, we get an upgraded Cooler as he seeks revenge on Son Goku for his previous defeat! He and the Big Gete Star travel the New Namek to transform it and its inhabitants into energy before traveling to Earth for the rematch.

Beautiful detailing on the chrome parts. This, of course, means that the figure is pretty much entirely a fingerprint magnet. I strongly recommend using gloves when handling this figure.

Metal Cooler is highly formidable, aside from already possessing the original Cooler’s fighting prowess and special attacks, Metal Cooler is also able to rapidly recover from any damage taken. To make himself even more indestructible, his new body analyses any damage taken and adapts its armor to prevent taking damage the same way again.

Multi-jointed tail section.

Optional feet for grasping onto Frieza’s rock base.

Replacing the head is a cinch thanks to this internal head piece, no need to pop any ball joints off.

Thanks to the upgrades given to Cooler, he is more than a match for the Kami-fused Piccolo as well as Super Saiyan Goku. It took the combined efforts of Goku and Vegeta in their Super Saiyan forms to take down Metal Cooler.

Finger Blitz Barrage

Metallic Supernova

In the movie, any damage Metal Cooler takes is almost immediately regenerated. This is represented in this figure by the extra left arm and shoulder pad parts included with this set.

The optional “regenerating arm” doesn’t sport any articulation, but is really cool to look at.

In the end, Goku and Vegeta smashed Metal Cooler into pieces so small it could not keep up with repairing itself. Unfortunately, the Big Gete Star countered this by creating 1000 new Metal Coolers to overwhelm the Saiyans.

With Legendary Super Saiyan Goku.

Overall, I love it. It looks really great and the shiny chrome used here really stands out on any shelf.

But, it’s not exactly perfect. The biggest issues I have with it would, first, be the price, this thing is pricier than most S.H. Figuarts figures. Which is a shame, it would’ve been pretty cool to army build a couple of these bad boys to recreate that crazy Metal Cooler Corps scene from the movie. As it is, it’s pretty cost-prohibitive to do that.

Second, as it uses hollow vac-metal for most of the build, the figure weighs much, much lighter than your standard S.H. Figuarts release. It’s a disappointing feeling when you hold this figure in your hand. This is even more noticeable when you hold Legendary Goku and then hold this figure. The weight difference is quite obvious. I had hoped Bandai included some diecast in the legs to offset the light weight of the figure. Ah, well..

I really hope the chrome doesn’t fade too quickly over the years.


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