The 12 Best Gohan Action Figures You Can Buy in 2019

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The Dragon Ball anime franchise is one of the most popular and well-known anime series worldwide. While the original Dragonball  series saw the character of Boku as the protagonist, the sequel, Dragon Ball Z, tells the story of a different hero. 

Dragon Ball Z begins with an older and married Goku who is now a father to a young boy named Gohan. The Z franchise is very much the story of Rohan, and about his growth and journey during the series to becoming a hero in his own right. 

Throughout the Dragon Ball Z series, Gohan goes through many different ages, looks, and forms as he grows and develops. Many of this forms are captured in a variety of action figures, with varying levels of details and looks. While some are fully articulated action figures that recreate some of the best storylines from the series, others are very much prestige pieces with intricate detail that are meant to be displayed. While these figures vary in type, purpose, detail and their different styles, it’s hard to argue that they are all gorgeous works of art for any fan of the series, of any age. 

Here are the 12 best Gohan action figures, ranked from worst to best. 

#12 Bandai Japan Absolute Chogokin Super Saiyan Son Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 3/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 1/5

Overall Quality: 2/5

Bandai Japan has released an all die-cast metal figurine of a Super Saiyan Gohan which is interesting and a cool find for any collector. 

Modeled after the first time Gohan went Super Saiyan, this figure is a unique one as it’s made completely of die-cast metal and stands at 3 inches tall. The heavy to the touch figure is incredibly practical for use as a paperweight or something else on your desk. The figure is small enough to be placed anywhere but heavy enough to stand out amongst all other objects wherever it sits. 

The Absolute Chogokin figure is a beauty, and looks incredibly detailed and look pretty intimidating. The design features a Super Saiyan 1 mode for the young Gohan. It’s a must-have for hardcore collectors and worth a look for casual fans. 

#11 Banpresto Battle of Saiyans Volume 4 – Super Saiyan Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 2/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 2/5

Overall Quality: 2/5

The Dragon Ball series is known for its innovative use of energy blasts as a fighting technique. For that reason, Banpresto has released a series of mini-figures featuring multiple characters in the poses of the trademark Kamehameha. Their Battle Of Saiyans Volume 4 even features a Super Saiyan Gohan as well. 

In the same look as his Cell Saga storyline outfit, this figure is smaller than most at a little over 4 inches tall and with a wide base to hold it upright. The mold work and animation style is a bit more extreme than the usual anime look. 

This Super Saiyan Gohan is a great addition to the more larger collections as a simple and mini figure that stands the test of time. 

#10 Funko Pop! Gohan in Training Outfit

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 2/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 2/5

Overall Quality: 2/5

Funko Pop! is one of the toy manufacturers that have made collecting toys accessible to collectors of all ages. Gohan himself has a great Funko Pop! which features him in a younger avatar that had not been captured by any other figure beforehand. 

Prior to his rise to greatness during the Cell Saga storyline of Dragon Ball Z, Gohan was actually trained by one-time villain, Piccolo. A pre-teen Gohan, at this time, adorned styles from Piccolo’s outfit into his own clothes as a sign of respect to his mentor. This Funko Pop! pays homage to that style with a younger Gohan as he positions himself to become a great warrior in the Dragon Ball Z franchise. 

With a standard purple outfit, similar to the style of his father and Krillin, this Funko Pop! Gohan is from the Android saga of Dragon Ball Z and from a period where he just began training with Picollo. His hair is longer, in a mullet-like style while he has the scarf inspired by Piccolo’s cape & turban outfit. 

Funko Pop!s are completely non-articulate but are more supposed to be for display and collecting purposes. For that reason, this Gohan in his Piccolo training outfit is a great addition for any collector, regardless of age. The affordability of Funko Pop!s also make these figures very accessible for any collectors. 

#9 Funko Pop! Dragon Ball  Z Young Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 2/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 2/5

Overall Quality: 2/5

When Dragon Ball Z first began, the series focused on a married Goku who was a father to a young Gohan. Funko Pop! celebrates that initial introduction of Gohan into the Dragon Ball universe with this figure that recalls the first time audiences saw Gohan. 

In its initial storyline, Dragon Ball Z saw other Saiyans invade Earth. When Gohan was kidnapped and threatened as a means of getting to Goku, the young boy showed his inherent power in an emotional outburst that raised eyebrows. Gohan went on to become one of the strongest characters in the entire Dragon Ball franchise. 

This Funko Pop! features Gohan in his first clothing as a young boy. He is seen as wearing a fancy outfit that you know his mother dressed him in. Being a half-Saiyan, Gohan is also sporting a tail behind him, similar to what Goku also had as a young boy. The look is finished off with a hat that features the 4-star Dragon Ball on the top. 

As Funko Pop!s are known for, this figure also makes a great and simple addition to fans of the franchise. 

#8  Bandai Tamashii Nations S. H. Figuarts Ultimate Son Gohan

Articulation: 5/5

Detail: 3/5

Accessories: 3/5

Potential Investment: 2/5

Overall Quality: 2/5

Another impressive articulated figure from Bandai Tamashii is the S. H. Figuarts Ultimate Son Gohan figure from the Majin Buu Saga of the Dragon Ball Z series.

Gohan is one of the strongest characters in the Dragon Ball franchise, and this has been established many times. One of the ways this is further proven, is by how he is the only character to achieve Ultimate form. This is a form that works essentially like a Super Saiyan Level 2, but without the incredible toll on one’s body that that transformation takes. All the upsides, without any of the downsides. 

Ultimate Gohan fights Majin Buu in the last storyline of the Dragon Ball Z series. And this figure is quite impressive, if not a little plain. The figure shows a 20-something Gohan in an outfit very similar to his father Goku’s. The orange suit, complete with blue lining, blue wristbands showcases his homage to this father. The figure enhances all this with great modeling that shows the ruffles in the clothes, the creases, and all the fluid movement, in 3-dimensional form. 

The styling of the figure is also impressive, with many points of articulation. Standing at almost 7 inches, the Ultimate Gohan figure can be customized any which way, with multiple hand plates for a variety of poses, and a few faceplates as well for more range in expressions and looks. The accessory that stands out the most from this figure is the Kai Blast accessory that comes with its own clear stand, so as to show the character doing an energy blast. 

The Ultimate Gohan figure continues the S. H. Figuarts brand of quality with complete articulation and provides a great Gohan figure during a different part of the Dragon Ball story. 

#7 Dragon Ball Z Dramatic Showcase Season 1 – Son Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 3/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 3/5

Overall Quality: 3/5

Continuing with another variant of the Cell Saga version of Super Saiyan Gohan, this Dramatic Showcase edition is the Gohan minutes before his victory over Cell. 

A display figure which shows Gohan at his worst, performing a one-handed Kamehameha, along with the help of his spirit father Goku, is one of most iconic scenes and images in the Dragon Ball franchise. 

This figure captures that moment perfect with a completely torn, tattered and battle damaged Gohan, in Super Saiyan 2 form, getting ready to beat Cell. The details on this figure are amazing. Gohan’s look of desperation and rage, along with the pose of his injured and battered body have been excellently done by the designer. 

The bruises on the body are a stunning detail that would usually never be found on a display figure, but this Gohan comes complete all those marks and special care for those painstakingly minute touches that further enhances the amazing look of this figure. The most amazing thing about this figure is that is can even be combined with a Goku figure of the same line, to complete the recreation of the scene from the anime that sees Goku helping Gohan with the Kamehameha. 

This Gohan would be a great collection for any collector new or old. 

#6  Bandai Tamashii Nations S. H. Figuarts Great Saiyaman

Articulation: 4/5

Detail: 3/5

Accessories: 3/5

Potential Inavestment: 3/5

Overall Quality: 4/5

Gohan’s many different looks and forms at one point split off into an actual superhero alter ego named the Great Saiyaman. This S. H. Figuarts figure is a fully articulated action figure with a great design and wonderful look. 

A much older, but still teenage, Gohan tries to start a new life in a new city after the events of the Cell Games. However, he can’t resist fighting crime, so he adopts a new costume and identity to prevent from drawing attention to himself. Thus the Great Saiyaman is born.

This Bandai Tamashii Nations figure is a wonderful creation of a rare form of Gohan that is seldom seen. As the Great Saiyaman is mostly a comic-relief character, this design perfectly suits the playful nature of that character. The points of articulation all pose the figure in a way that can be silly and goof, but the many different accessories can easily turn things from funny to extremely serious. 

The Great Saiyaman figure comes with 3 different heads; a Turban head for the original Saiyaman look, the helmet head for the superhero look, a regular Gohan head for an unmasked Saiyaman, and a Super Saiyan Gohan head when you want to kick things up a notch. 

This S. H. Figuarts figurine is amazingly well designed and looks like a great addition to any collection. 

#5 Banpresto Dragon Ball Z Resolution of Soldiers Vol. 6 – Super Saiyan Son Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 5/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 3/5

Overall Quality: 3/5

Banpresto’s Dragon Ball Z line of figures is always one of the best, however, their Resolution of Soldiers series features some of the best, most intricately detailed and gorgeous display figures on the market. Their figure of a battle-hardened, older future Gohan is no exception. 

This version of Gohan that the ROS line is based on, features from the alternate future in the Dragon Ball Z series, from which Future Trunks arrives. This Gohan is a hardened soldier, given that his entire family and friends were killed, and he was the sole survivor attempting to save the world. His toughness is perfectly captured by the scar on his face, which this figure re-creates with wonderful detail. This Gohan is also older and bulkier in size than the previous iterations and features shorter hair.

The Resolution of Soldiers figure is entirely a display piece, however, the figure is stunning to look at. It’s quite a simple piece that stands at over 7 inches tall and features the future Gohan in an extremely serious look as he, seemingly, readies himself for a fight. 

The details of this figure are breathtaking. The colors are vibrant and bright, similar to the anime, however, the modeling details gives it a level of seriousness that adds to the effect of the figure. Gohan’s clothes are stylistically similar to Goku’s usual garbs, however, they are frayed all over, and even minorly torn in some areas, to convey that the wearer has been through a lot. 

While not part of the regular continuity, this Banpresto figure of a Super Saiyan alternate Future Gohan is a stunning work of art that would be a delight for any collector to add to their shelf. 

#4 Banpresto Resolution of Soldiers Volume 4 – Super Saiyan 2 Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 5/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 3/5

Overall Quality: 4/5

The Cell Saga version of Gohan is extremely popular. Which explains the many different variations of that look of Gohan. This Banpresto version is from there Resolution of Soldiers line, featuring a Super Saiyan 2 Gohan.

The details of this display figure are incredible! The figure itself stands at over 4.7 inches, with a stand that is included. The figure leaps out at you with its intense design. Gohan is molded to almost perfection with a soulful look, expressive lines on the face, along with a pose that is stunning. 

The colors of this figure are also incredible to behold. The purple gradients on the clothes to the skin color is incredibly impressive. The clothes are subtly torn and frayed to convey the efforts Gohan went through to get to this Super Saiyan 2 mode. 

The overall feel of this Gohan figure has a lot of effect when relating it to the storyline of the series. It’s one that tugs at nostalgia and the expression of the character, the colors, the body language is all pretty amazing, and would make a worthy addition to any collection. 

#3 Banpresto SCulture Big Budoukai Volume 1 Super Saiyan Son Gohan

Articulation: 0/5

Detail: 5/5

Accessories: 0/5

Potential Investment: 3/5

Overall Quality: 4/5

The Great Saiyaman was an alter ego of Gohan’s during his later teenage years. The tone and purpose of the character was meant to be very much a funny and comic relief character. However, Banpresto’s SCulture line of Big Budoukai Volume 1 has a Super Saiyan Gohan display figure in his Great Saiyaman outfit that is anything but comical. 

Standing at an intimidating 7.5 inches tall, this figure is stunning. It’s very much an embellished style of animation that the design is modeled after, but that only adds to the uniqueness of this action figure. 

Gohan sports an extremely intense expression on his face as he looks ready to take on the world in his Great Saiyaman outfit. The body design of this figure also conveys a lot of action and emotion. The stand out feature of this figure is the flowing red cape that Gohan looks like he ripped off his shoulders. It’s a dramatic style of Gohan that is rarely seen, but definitely worth finding. 

This Super Saiyan 2 Gohan is very breathtaking. The colors are vibrant and incredibly glossy, so the light bounces off of the figure pretty well. It has no accessories but feared a wide round stand to display the figure on. It’s a great look and an even more amazing find. 

#2 Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figurants Pre-Battle Cell Saga Son Gohan 

Articulation: 5/5

Detail: 3/5

Accessories: 5/5

Potential Investment: 4/5

Overall Quality: 4/5

As mentioned earlier, there are many different versions of Gohan in the Dragon Ball franchise, with different looks, outfits, styles and many variations. Bandai Tamashii Nation’s Son Gohan figure is actually a variant on another S. H. Figuarts version, with this version being not so battle worn, and a few other cool details that make it stand out. 

This Gohan is still the teenage Gohan from the Cell Saga of Dragon Ball Z series, but the major difference is that this Gohan is pre-battle with Cell, so his outfit is still very much intact and he isn’t as worn down. 

One of the accessories of this suit also comes from a significant part of the Cell Saga storyline in Dragon Ball Z. Right before taking on Cell, it was actually Piccolo, at one point a villain, who trained Gohan and got him fighting ready for his eventual battle. During this time, Gohan wore variations of elements from Piccolo’s own suit and design. When Gohan became a teen and was fully trained by Piccolo, he adorned the same cape and neck wrapping as Piccolo, minus the turban, to honor and respect this teacher. 

This Bandai figure actually comes complete with many accessories such as two different heads for transforming between Super Saiyan 1 and 2, as well as other face and hand plates are well for multiple poses and styles of articulation. But the feature accessory for this figure is the Piccolo Cape that comes as an extraordinary separate piece to be adorned by Gohan. 

Overall, this figure is just as good as its battle-torn variant, however, also has some amazing accessories that could make it worth it for a completionist collector. 

#1 Bandai Tamashii Nations S.H. Figuarts Battle Ravaged Super Saiyan Gohan 

Articulation: 5/5

Detail: 3/5

Accessories: 5/5

Potential Investment: 4/5

Overall Quality: 4/5

The Bandai Tamashii Nations S. H. Figuarts figure of a teen Gohan in his Super Saiyan form from Dragon Ball Z, is one of the best Gohan action figures out there. 

The figure is modeled after the look of a teenage Gohan from the Dragon Ball  Z series. More specifically, the style of the figure is from the Cell Saga storyline, where Gohan takes on the villainous Cell after Goku is defeated and is no longer there to help him. In many ways, this battle between Gohan and Cell is the culmination of the storylines featuring Gohan as a boy, that kickstarted the Dragon Ball  Z series. Gohan’s years of holding back his powers, out of a latent desire for pacifism is unleashed as he is revealed to be one of the strongest characters in the entire franchise. 

This S. H. Figuarts figure showcases a battle-ravaged Gohan. His clothes are tattered from the fight, with noticeable tears along both knees, and the shirt almost completely ripped off from his torso. The figure is painted in bright colors and style very much in an animated way so as to not be too real but amazingly represent the anime style as a 3-dimensional action figure. 

This figure is also fully customizable and articulated in many different ways. The figure comes with 2 interchangeable heads, with different hairstyles in both Super Saiyan modes; one is with relaxed hair, while the other is more blown back to mimic the look of Gohan during energy blasts. There is also 3 interchangeable faceplates to wonderfully capture the different expressions Gohan sports during the fight scene, and excellent for recreating those moments during play. And to top of it all off, there are 6 interchangeable hands, to customize the figure as powering up, doing a Kamehameha, or just generic fight poses. 

While it is an action figure with points of articulation, this Gohan figure from S. H. Figuarts can easily be displayed as well, in many different styles and poses to suit a collector that wants the best of both worlds. 

So that’s out list of the 12 best action figures of Gohan from the Dragon Ball Z franchise. Which is your favourite? Make sure to let us know below.

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