Posted by Justin D Williams
Dragon Ball fans across North America can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. One of the most requested characters of the Dragon Ball franchise will finally be immortalized as an official Funko Pop! vinyl figure. To celebrate the launch of his website Over9000.com, Dragon Ball veteran and “Voice of Vegeta” Christopher Sabat announced the release of his exclusive Majin Vegeta Funko Pop! which will premiere at this year’s New York Comic Con fromOctober 4 – 7, 2018 and will be made available to all verified badge holders through the ReedPop official lottery system. Details to be available to NYCC attendees.
This soon-to-be-released figure is the first and only licensed Pop! vinyl of Majin Vegeta, a perennial fan favorite from the Dragon Ball franchise. The base figure will retail for $20. Special bundles, including a NYCC exclusive bundle, will be also offered that feature t-shirts, jerseys, original artwork and other exciting items only available from Over9000.com. Over9000.com is Christopher Sabat’s new website offering autographed merchandise and memorabilia from his collection. The website goes live on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
A big fan and collector of Funko Pop! himself, Sabat had always hoped that Majin Vegeta would join the lineup of popular Dragon Ball Z vinyl figures so in November of last year, he approached license holders Funimation and Funko with a proposal to manufacture his favorite character as an exclusive Pop!
“After years of collecting and countless convention releases of new Dragon Ball franchise Funko Pop!, I was frustrated that there still wasn't a Majin Vegeta figure. Last year, I decided to make it my mission to fix this injustice. I pitched my idea for an exclusive Pop! to Funimation and Funko and following several months of discussions, they gave me the greenlight,” said Sabat. “I was very fortunate to be able to personally contribute to the actual figure design. After multiple iterations, we settled on a final design that best captured Majin Vegeta’s iconic elements – from his blue training gear to his classic pose.”
Sabat noted, “Fans and collectors will want to give special attention to the red and black scratches all over Majin Vegeta’s body – both front and back. This ‘battle damage’ treatment is a first ever on any licensed Dragon Ball franchise Funko Pop! and it’s something that I’m an extremely proud of.”
Following New York Comic Con, the Majin Vegeta Funko Pop! will be available for purchase on Over9000.com. Date to be announced. A portion of the proceeds from each Pop! sold will benefit Project 9000, a charitable organization established to fight poverty in the Philippines and all over the world.