Dragon Ball has been captivating fans for more than three decades with its epic battles, lovable characters, and iconic imagery. As a result, the franchise has spawned a vast collection of merchandise, including some rare and highly sought-after toys. Whether you’re a dedicated collector or just a fan looking to add some Dragon Ball memorabilia to your collection, I’ve compiled a list of the 25 best rare Dragon Ball toys. From rare and valuable figures to limited edition collectibles and ultra-rare one-of-a-kind items, these toys have earned a special place in the hearts of Dragon Ball fans everywhere. So, let’s dive in and rank these incredible pieces of Dragon Ball history!
25. Jakks Pacific Gohan Cell Budokai Double-Pack
The Jakks Pacific Gohan Cell Budokai Double-Pack is a set of action figures released by Jakks Pacific in 2003 as part of their Dragon Ball Z Budokai line. It includes two figures – Gohan and Cell – with multiple points of articulation and accessories such as energy blasts and interchangeable hands. It is considered a somewhat rare item as it was only produced for a limited time. The price for the Double-Pack can range anywhere from $50 to $200 or more, depending on its condition. The Jakks Pacific figures are generally of a higher quality than many of their colleagues. This specific pack is highly desired by collectors!
24. Figuarts ZERO EX Super Saiyan 3 Goku
The Figuarts ZERO EX Super Saiyan 3 Goku is a highly detailed, pre-painted PVC figure of Goku. It is a part of the Figuarts ZERO EX line, which features large-scale figures with intricate detailing and dynamic poses. The figure stands approximately 9.8 inches (25 cm) tall and features Goku in his Super Saiyan 3 form. Hw is depicted with flowing golden hair and a determined expression on his face. The figure also includes a translucent energy effect to depict Goku’s powerful aura. Generally, since the figure is a highly sought-after collectible, it can be quite expensive and rare to find. A new and unopened Figuarts figure can cost anywhere from $250 to $500, depending on its availability and demand.
23. Bandai Super Battle Collection Oozaru Baby
The Bandai Super Battle Collection Oozaru Baby is a highly detailed, pre-painted PVC figure of Baby Vegeta in his Oozaru form from the Dragon Ball GT series, created by Bandai. It is a part of the Super Battle Collection line, which features smaller-scale figures with dynamic poses and intricate detailing. The figure stands at approximately 7 inches tall and features Baby Vegeta in his massive Oozaru form. He stands with his mouth open and his arms raised to unleash his powerful energy blast. The figure also includes a detailed base to depict the rocky terrain of the battlefield. Generally, since the figure is a highly sought-after collectible, it can be quite rare to find. A new and unopened Oozaru Baby figure can cost anywhere from $200 to $500, depending on its availability and demand.
22. The Dragon Ball Super Ultimate Soldiers Broly
The Dragon Ball Super Ultimate Soldiers Broly Figure is a highly detailed, pre-painted PVC figure of Broly from the Dragon Ball Super series, created by Banpresto. It is a part of the Ultimate Soldiers line, which features larger-scale figures with dynamic poses and intricate detailing. The figure stands at approximately 9.8 inches (25 cm) tall and features Broly in his Super Saiyan form, with his muscles bulging and his hair flowing in the wind. The figure also includes a detailed base to depict the rocky terrain of the battlefield. Since the figure was only released in Japan it is a bit of a rare figure. As such, a new and unopened Dragon Ball Super Ultimate Soldiers Broly Figure can cost anywhere from $100 to $300 or more, depending on its availability and demand.
21. The Dragon Ball Z Kai Soundtracks
Dragon Ball Z Kai Soundtracks are a collection of music composed by Kenji Yamamoto for the Japanese anime television series Dragon Ball Z Kai. The soundtrack includes 12 discs and features a mix of orchestral and electronic music, as well as vocal tracks. There are a few interesting things to be aware of regarding these soundtracks. Firstly, the music composer, Kenji Yamamoto, was involved in a plagiarism controversy regarding his use of music in Dragon Ball Z Kai. As a result, some of the tracks in the original release of the soundtrack were replaced with new tracks in subsequent releases. Therefore, the original release of the soundtrack may be considered more valuable. Secondly, due to distribution issues, the soundtrack were not widely released outside of Japan. Online retailers may list the soundtrack for around $200-$300 USD or a bit higher.
20. Rejuvenation Chamber
In the Dragon Ball universe, The Rejuvenation Chamber is a technology that is used to heal and revive characters who have been injured or killed in battle. The Rejuvenation Chamber has been released by Irwin Toys as a toy replica for fans and collectors. It features a clear plastic cylinder with a removable lid and base. The cylinder houses a small figure of a Dragon Ball character inside. The cylinder is filled with a colored liquid, and the figure appears as if it is floating in it. The toy also includes LED lights or sound effects to simulate the healing process. The Rejuvenation Chamber is a relatively rare and specialized item that may not be widely available. It is likely to cost anywhere from $200 to $300 USD.
19. Dragon Ball Z 2 V Video Game
The Dragon Ball Z 2V – aka Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World – is a PlayStation 2 game released in 2008 by Bandai Namco. It is an action-adventure game that follows the story of Dragon Ball Z and features various playable characters from the series. It is an extremely rare PlayStation 2 game that was limited to about 2000 copies. Thus, its’ rarity has elevated the game’s cost to the price of an astounding $350. Yep!
18. Jakks Pacific Omega Shenron
Omega Shenron is a character from the Dragon Ball GT anime series. Jakks Pacific is a toy company that produces a line of Dragon Ball GT action figures, including one of Omega Shenron. The Jakks Pacific Omega Shenron action figure is a highly sought-after collectible item among Dragon Ball fans and collectors. It is considered rare due to its limited production and the fact that it is no longer being produced. Therefore, a figure still in its original packaging can cost upwards of $500, which is pretty expensive.
17. Super Saiyan Goku From SH Figuarts’ San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Series
The Super Saiyan Goku from SH Figuarts’ San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Series is a limited edition action figure based on Goku. The figure is produced by SH Figuarts, a line of high-quality, highly detailed action figures. This particular version of the figure was released as an exclusive for the San Diego Comic-Con event in 2015. It features Goku in his Super Saiyan form, complete with multiple points of articulation, interchangeable heads and hands, and other accessories. As for its rarity, the San Diego Comic-Con version is considered rare, as it was only available in limited quantities. In general, I would say it is worth at least $900$ on collector and auction sites.
16. Zeem Diorama Model Oozaru Vegeta And Yajirobe – Tail Cut Version
The Zeem Diorama Model Oozaru Vegeta and Yajirobe figure is a highly detailed and collectible figurine set featuring Vegeta in his Oozaru form (Great Ape) and Yajirobe from the popular anime series Dragon Ball Z. The figure set depicts the scene where Vegeta transforms into an Oozaru looking at the full moon. Yajirobe, on his part, tries to cut off his tail to prevent him from causing further destruction. The figure is highly detailed and features vibrant colors. This combination makes it a sought-after item among fans, raising its price up to about $900.
15. Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Shenron Gold And Silver
The Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Shenron Gold and Silver are limited edition collectible figurines. The figurines are part of the Ichiban Kuji lottery series, which means they are not sold directly to customers. Instead, they are offered as prizes through a lottery system! This makes them relatively rare and highly sought after by collectors. The Gold Shenron figurine is typically rarer than the Silver Shenron figurine. Prices for the Gold Shenron figurine typically range from $500 to $1,000 USD. Prices for the Silver Shenron figurine range from $200 to $400 USD.
14. ZEEM Diorama Model Great Ape Vegeta and Goku
The Zeem Diorama Model Oozaru Vegeta and Goku is a high-quality resin statue that features two iconic characters from the Dragon Ball Z series – Vegeta and Goku –with Vegeta in his Great Ape or Oozaru form. The statue is made by Zeem, a company known for producing detailed and dynamic figures. It is hand-painted with incredible attention to detail, with intricate scales, and realistic-looking rocks and vegetation on the base. The statue stands at around 14 inches tall and 18 inches wide. The Zeem Diorama Model Oozaru Vegeta and Goku is a limited edition collectible. It is typically sold for around $300-$400 USD or more.
13. Tokyo Toy Festival King Piccolo
The Tokyo Toy Festival King Piccolo figure is a highly-detailed action figure of the villain. The figure was released in 2019 as an exclusive item for the Tokyo Toy Festival. It is approximately 7 inches tall and is made of high-quality PVC material. It features a detailed sculpt that accurately captures the design of King Piccolo sitting on his throne, with textured skin, muscular build, and his trademark demon horns and antenna. The figure also includes multiple points of articulation, allowing for a wide range of poses and display options. In addition to the figure itself, the figure also comes with several accessories. The accessories include interchangeable hands and a detachable cape, which adds to the figure’s versatility. Prices can vary, but I would say it is likely to cost around $800-$900 USD.
12. Raging Blast 2 OST Overseas Version: Soundtrack
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 is a fighting video game developed by Spike and published by Namco Bandai Games. The Raging Blast 2 OST Overseas Version is the official soundtrack for the game, featuring music composed by Kenji Yamamoto. The soundtrack was released in Japan on December 22, 2010, and later released in North America and Europe in 2011. The overseas version of the soundtrack includes all of the tracks from the Japanese release, as well as additional tracks exclusive to the North American and European versions of the game. The soundtrack is currently considered an extremely rare and expensive piece of Dragon Ball collectible merchandise, with a price tag of at least $1,000.
11. Banpresto Tokyo Toy Festival King Cold
The Banpresto Tokyo Toy Festival King Cold is a collectible figure that Banpresto, a Japanese company specializing in creating high-quality toys and figurines, produced. It is based on King Cold, the father of Frieza, a character from the popular Japanese anime series, Dragon Ball Z. This figure, limited to 500 items, was exclusively available at the 2008 Tokyo Toy Festival and stands at a towering 13 inches tall. King Cold can be displayed on or off his throne and is sculpted from soft vinyl. Due to its rarity and popularity, the statue holds a high value, ranging from $400 to over $1,600.
10. Mekke Dragon Ball Selection Volume 5 Diorama – Super Saiyan Goku and Porunga
The Mekke Dragon Ball Selection Volume 5 Diorama is a collectible statue featuring battle-damaged Super Saiyan Goku and Porunga, a dragon from the Dragon Ball series. The limited edition statue is part of the Jmekke Dragon Ball Selection series and was released in Japan in May 2021. On average, the Jmekke Dragon Ball Selection Volume 5 Diorama is priced at around $1,400.
9. Tokyo Toy Festival Guru
Banpresto is well-known for offering rare exclusives at the Tokyo Toy Festival, as exemplified by their King Cold figurine mentioned earlier on this list. Banpresto once again raised the bar for rare exclusives with Grand Elder Guru, who, like King Cold, is depicted sitting on a throne. Only 100 items of Guru were made, so it can be assumed that the asking price for this figure surpasses or at least rivals that of King Cold, though no current listings for Guru could be found. Therefore, I estimate it will cost more than $1000 USD!
8. Dragon Ball Z Kyosho Saiyajin 90 Limited Edition Video Game
Dragon Ball Z Kyosho Saiyajin 90 Limited Edition is a Japanese video game that was released exclusively for Famicom, which was the original version the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is a 2D fighting game featuring beloved characters from the popular Dragon Ball Z anime series. The game was released in a limited edition run of only 10,000 copies in Japan and never made it overseas. The game came packaged with a 3D card of Goku and a booklet detailing the game’s moves and characters. The rarity of the game and its popularity among collectors have made it quite expensive. The cost of the game varies depending on its condition, but it should be around $1000 USD.
7. Bandai Super Battle Collection 3-Pack – Super Saiyan Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks
The Bandai Super Battle Collection 3-Pack – Super Saiyan Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks is a collectible set of three figurines from the Dragon Ball Z anime series. The pack includes Super Saiyan versions of Goku, Vegeta, and Trunks, each of which accurately represents the characters. The figurines are part of the Super Battle Collection line of toys produced by Bandai, which are known for their high-quality sculpting, vibrant colors, and impressive articulation. The pack comes in a window box that displays the three figures and allows collectors to showcase them while keeping them in pristine condition. The Bandai Super Battle Collection 3-Pack is considered highly rare and valued at a minimum of $1200. It can be a challenging and even impossible task to find a complete set in its original packaging.
6. Jump Gentei Special 4-Dai Hero Battle Taizen
The DJump Gentei Special 4-Dai Hero Battle Taizen is a video game that was released exclusively for the Playdia console in Japan in 1995. It is a 2D fighting game that features characters from various anime series published in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, including Dragon Ball Z, Saint Seiya, and Fist of the North Star. The game is known for its large character roster and unique gameplay mechanics, such as the ability to perform team attacks with multiple characters. There was only a very limited amount of the game produced, making its price go up to $1,500 or more. It is worth noting that the Playdia console was only released in Japan and was not widely popular, which means that the game may not be compatible with other regions’ consoles without modification or use of a region-free console.
5. Dragon Ball Battle Of Muscle Tower DX Play-set
The Dragon Ball Battle Of Muscle Tower DX play-set is a vintage Dragon Ball Z toy that was released in Japan in 1988. It is a miniature play-set that includes various characters and elements from the Muscle Tower story arc in the Dragon Ball manga and anime series, such as Goku, Android 8, and the Muscle Tower itself. The play-set features multiple levels, including a secret passage, and various accessories, such as a capsule and a radar. The characters included in the set are approximately 4 to 5 cm tall and are made of plastic. As a vintage item, the play-set can be difficult to find in good condition, and its age and limited release make it a rare item. The cost of the play-set varies from $1900 to even twice as much if in mint condition.
4. Ichiban Kuzi Gold Oozaru
The Ichiban Kuji Gold Oozaru statue is based on Goku in his Oozaru form, a giant ape-like transformation he can achieve with the help of the moon. The statue is part of the Ichiban Kuji lottery series in Japan, which means that it is not sold directly in stores but can be won by purchasing a lottery ticket. The Gold Oozaru statue was a special prize in the Ichiban Kuji “Dragon Ball Kai – Super Battle” lottery in 2010. The statue is considered to be very rare, as it was only available as a prize in a limited-run lottery. Prices can vary, but the last I checked on collector and auction sites, it can range from $2,000 to $2,500.
3. Dragon Ball Z II – Gekishin Freeza!!
“Dragon Ball Z II – Gekishin Freeza” is a video game released for the Super Famicom console in Japan in 1991. It is an action-fighting game based on the popular Dragon Ball Z anime and manga series. The game allows players to control various characters from the series, as they battle against Freeza and his henchmen. “Dragon Ball Z II – Gekishin Freeza” is considered a rare game, as it was only released in Japan and has not been officially translated or re-released in other regions. However, “The Dragon Ball Z II – Gekishin Freeza Memorial Version 91 Jump Victory Festival edition” is a special edition of the “Dragon Ball Z II – Gekishin Freeza” is much rarer, with only twenty-five copies made in total! The result is that this version of the game is so costly I will not even try to calculate it.
2. Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Angel Goku
Wow, I forgot how beautiful and exciting this statue is! The Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Angel Goku figure is a collectible figure of Goku from the Dragon Ball Z anime series. It is a part of the Ichiban Kuji series, which is a popular lottery-style game in Japan where participants can win various Dragon Ball Z merchandise, including figures. The Angel Goku figure features Goku in his angel form, complete with wings and a halo. It stands at approximately 20 cm tall and comes with a base for display. The figure was released in Japan in 2019. The figure is an extremely rare piece! Only a few statues were produced and even fewer remained in mint condition. It is highly unlikely to come across one of these statues, and the price should be overwhelming.
1. Bandai Full Action Pose Goku Yardrat
Considered the rarest of all Dragon Ball figurines, The Yardrat Goku figure is a sought-after collectible featuring Goku in his Yardrat outfit from the Frieza Saga. Standing around 14 cm tall and including a display base, it was released as a part of the Dragon Ball Super Dragon Stars series by Bandai. However, it was only given out to attendees of a specific showing of a Dragon Ball movie at select theaters in Japan. The exact number of figures produced is unknown, but they are incredibly rare and none have been publicly shared online. The figure’s existence was confirmed by a scan and an article in the Daizenshuu, a book published by Toei Animation, which discussed its rarity. Despite its scarcity, the Yardrat Goku figure remains a highly sought-after item among collectors and its value is difficult to determine due to its rarity.