Hoverboards ruined Christmas, burst into flames, look foolish, are widely banned, and don’t hover. Lame all around. Except when you turn one of them into a famous magical item from one of the world’s most beloved anime series. That’s what this guy did when he dressed up as Goku from Dragon Ball and motored around…
Well, to the point that they don’t get an angry letter from the Lego Group asking them what the hell they think they’re doing, that is. But this new line of miniature toys based on Akira Toriyama’s designs of some of anime’s most recognizable heroes do walk a pretty damn fine line.
Akira Toriyama's iconic style has defined Dragon Ball and its various spinoff properties for years - but these incredible takes on some of the series most nefarious villains by Chinese artist Angus Yi eschew Toriyama's style in favour of some chilling realism.
When Sean Schemmel and Jason Douglas record the English voices for a Dragon Ball Z fight, they get so much in character that I was expecting them to get covered in yellow flames too. The energy they display is as interesting to watch as the fight itself.