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Dragon Ball: The 10 Best Gifts For The Ultimate Fan

The Dragon Ball franchise has expanded over the years, making new games, movies, and anime episodes. With many of those properties still being extremely successful, it's not hard to find people that are fans of the series. Some have been with the franchise for a long time, watching every new episode when it came out. Others are new fans won over by recent media.

Wherever they fall, fans have plenty of items to choose from to add to their collection nowadays. If you find yourself a fan of the Dragon Ball franchise, then we have 10 amazing things that you should own.

10 DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ

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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the newest fighting game featuring famous characters from the anime. While there have been plenty of critically-acclaimed Dragon Ball fighting games in the past, this one puts the rest of them to shame. With the game designed to look like an episode of the anime come to life, there are crisp animations, a gorgeous art style, and fast gameplay mechanics that make it a joy to play.

The game is also getting consistent support with new DLC fighters from Dragon Ball Z, GT, and Super which make it the fan's ultimate Dragon Ball game. A good chunk of the roster may be variations of Goku, but it's still a great time.

9 GOKU ULTRA INSTINCT FUNKO POP!

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There are many forms that Goku can take as he reaches new levels of power. One of his more recent ones came from Dragon Ball Super in the form of Ultra Instinct. Once this technique was mastered, Goku gained new powers and turned his hair silver in the process.

Because Dragon Ball has been heavily supported by Funko in the past, it only makes sense that this new form would get a Funko Pop! figure as well. Featuring the character's silver hair and silver eyes, this figure would stand well next to other Goku Funko Pops. It's still inexpensive, so get it before it rises in price.

8 DRAGON BALL Z VOL 1

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Dragon Ball may be a popular anime, but its origins are more closely connected to manga. Dragon Ball fans may be interested to read some of those. If that's the case, then we would recommend "Dragon Ball Z Vol 1".

This collection contains the first three volumes of Dragon Ball Z, allowing readers to see Goku become the protector he trained to be for so long. Because it was later adapted into an anime, the mange contains all sorts of moments and scenes that fans will recognize. Even if this book isn't read, it makes a great addition to any Dragon Ball collection.

7 DRAGON BALL Z SEASON 1-9 COLLECTION

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There are a lot of episodes and seasons in the entire Dragon Ball franchise. Many different series are contained with different labels, such as the distinction between Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super.

For those that love Dragon Ball Z or want to go back and watch it, then this massive box set may be just what they need. It contains nine seasons involving the start of Goku's famous journey. Because this collection is on Blu-Ray, the anime was updated to fit in a new aspect ratio to go along with modern technology. That makes it arguably the definitive way to watch the series.

6 DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF THE GODS

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This film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise functions as a follow-up to the series of the same name. After the defeat of the unstable Majin Buu, there is a new threat among the stars, a little god by the name of Beerus, The God of Destruction.

Beerus provides an entirely new threat to the universe, which Goku must tackle head on to protect those he cares about. Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods is a film made for both old and new fans, with stunning animation and great nostalgia. It also features Goku unlocking his Super Saiyan God form.

5 DRAGON BALL TCG (Z AND SUPER)

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While Pokemon is mostly known for having an anime and a TCG, many aren't aware that Dragon Ball got the same treatment. While regular people probably won't bother, fans might be interested in just the collectible aspect alone. We've highlighted two items: the Dragon Ball Z Awakening Starter Deck, and a Dragon Ball Super Booster Box.

The starter deck contains everything players need to start playing the game and has a lot of iconic character cards included. The Booster Box contains all sorts of new cards and items from Dragon Ball Super, making it so fans have a lot of content to unpack.

4 DRAGON BALL Z: PERFECT CELL

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Cell was a powerful foe in Dragon Ball Z. Now, fans can recreate Cell waging war against the Z Fighters in the Dragon Ball Z: Perfect Cell board game. This game sees players taking control of popular Dragon Ball Z characters to tackle insect android. This is done primarily by rolling dice. With each roll, players must allocate their results to powering up their characters, giving it to other characters, and even getting upgrades.

It requires teamwork and strategy for friends to bring down villain once and for all. It has elements of strategy and resource management to keep things interesting.

3 DRAGON BALL COLLECTOR'S SET

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Any Dragon Ball fan will know that the series gets its name from the titular Dragon Balls themselves. These mystical objects are the subject of much strife in the franchise and have become iconic as a result. That's why fans of the franchise will love this collector's set.

It contains replicas of the seven Dragon Balls, recreated with high-quality acrylic. They look and feel just about right. The Dragon Balls are contained in a beautiful box with a nice design of Shenron on the back. Just having this box with any Dragon Ball collection is sure to be the highlight for fans.

2 ANDROID 18 MODEL

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Dr. Gero created a lot of different androids to fight against Goku, and Android 18 is perhaps one of the most well-known. With her having all sorts of additions to help her in battle, she became a real problem for the protagonist. Now, fans can recreate Dr. Gero's process of building the character with this Android 18 model.

Coming with a clear set of instructions, Android 18 can be assembled to create a well-detailed figure with articulating limbs and even different heads and hands that can be swapped out. There is a lot of customizability with this model, even including a removable jacket.

1 GOKU HEAT REACTIVE MUG

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Heat sensitive mugs are cool. While they're usually black when cold, they reveal a neat design when hot liquid is poured inside. That side, this Goku heat reactive mug has to be one of the best ones we've seen yet. Instead of being totally black when cold, it features Goku in a battle-ready pose.

When you pour hot liquid in, then the mug reveals energy around Goku that looks a lot like fire. It looks as if the mug took a pose from the anime including its background effects and put it on a mug. That's not a bad thing by any means, as the mug is quite impressive.

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