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DWC DB011 Bubbles figurine close up

There are currently a total of 32 Bubbles collectibles that have been released by numerous companies to date. A gallery and the attached information appends to the official releases and genuine specifics in regards to the additional merchandise pertaining to each release.

Bandai

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Part 2 Keshi Set Bubbles

  • Part 2 Keshi Set
  • Release date: 1989

In the late 80's, a series of miniature quarter-priced rubber machine toys was released, much like the Ultimate Muscle series and coming in randomized colors. They are known as Dorakeshi Keshi-Gomu and are rather hard to come by. All characters in this set came in a random color and all of them were very tiny and immobile. Bubbles appears once in this miniature set, although the same mold appears in numerous colors, such as green or tan. The mini rubber figurine comes with both hands in front as he is in an ape-like crouched position. This miniature Part 2 Keshi set has included a few of the characters from the Vegeta Saga (also known as the Saiyan Saga) and some characters from the King Piccolo Saga. Bubbles is included in the part 2 set. One of Bandai's Keshi series, it has included characters such as King Yemma, Chi-Chi, King Kai, Piccolo, a Saibaman, King Piccolo, Nappa, Launch, two variants of Gohan (one from the cover art), Goku, Vegeta, Master Roshi, Bubbles, and an older Upa for a total of 15 pieces.

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King Kai with Bubbles from Collection Volume 2 set

  • Bandai Collection Volume 2 set
  • Release date: 2004

Before the initial HG collection, a gashapon set entitled "Collection Volume 2" was released with ground bases featuring a few characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe. Included in this roster was King Kai with Bubbles. King Kai is seen standing with both arms behind his back and Bubbles in his primate stance, maintaining both hands in front as he remains beside king Kai on the ground. The ground base for this piece has a grass texture. Other characters also included in this same ground-base set are Cyborg Frieza, Goku, Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Future Trunks blasting, Super Saiyan Future Trunks slashing his sword, Super Saiyan Teen Gohan, Super Saiyan Goku in fusion stance, Super Saiyan Vegeta in fusion stance, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Master Roshi, Android 17, and Android 18.

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King Kai with Bubbles from collection volume 2 transparent set

  • Bandai Collection Volume 2 set
  • Release date: 2004

The same aforementioned "Collection Volume 2" was released with a transparent yellow hue featuring a few characters from the Dragon Ball Z universe. Included in this roster was King Kai with Bubbles. King Kai is seen standing with both arms behind his back and Bubbles in his primate stance, maintaining both hands in front as he remains beside king Kai on the ground. The ground base for this piece has a grass texture. Other characters also included in this same transparent ground-base set are Cyborg Frieza, Goku, Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Future Trunks blasting, Super Saiyan Future Trunks slashing his sword, Super Saiyan Teen Gohan, Super Saiyan Goku in fusion stance, Super Saiyan Vegeta in fusion stance, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Master Roshi, Android 17, and Android 18.

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Soul of Hyper Figuration series King Kai, Bubbles, and Gregory figurines

  • Soul of Hyper Figuration Volume 7
  • Release date: 2006

Bandai has released the Soul of Hyper Figuration series, which included King Kai in volume 7 of the series. King Kai stands with an expression of calm determination overshadowed by a joyous smile across his face as Bubbles sits next to him and Gregory is seen peeking behind Bubbles. Released in September 2006, the series also included a pumped up final form Frieza, maxed out final form Cooler, Babidi, Dabura, Great Saiyaman, Kid Trunks, Kid Goten, Super Saiyan Goku, Goku erupting with the Kaioken attack, and Majin Vegeta.

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Soul of Hyper Figuration black and white King Kai, Bubbles, and Gregory figurines

  • Soul of Hyper Figuration Volume 7
  • Release date: 2006

The same Soul of Hyper Figuration set was simultaneously released by Bandai as a black and white alternate coloring scheme. The same King Kai with Bubbles and Gregory figurine set is included in this series along with all the same characters from the color version. There is, however, more impression placed in the form of shadow outlining, which makes the black and white version equally collectible in terms of design. Also released in September 2006, this part of the Hyper Figuration series (primarily revolving around the Babidi saga and the Majin conflicts), was followed by Series 8, which was the Super Buu and Janemba debacle along with the fusions.

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Imagination series 9 King Kai, Bubbles, and Goku diorama set

  • Imagination Series 9
  • Release date: 2006

The Imagination Series Part 9 was released by Bandai in September 2006 and has included King Kai in a diorama set featuring Goku chasing Bubbles. King Kai is shown stunned at the speed in which Goku chases after Bubbles, increasing his speed and strength in the process of capturing the primate. King Kai’s facial expression is that of shock as he allows his buddy Bubbles and his pupil Goku to pass by him. Other pieces included in this same Imagination set are Super Saiyan Vegeta slamming into Semi-Perfect Cell using his foot in midair, Piccolo taking the brunt of an attack directed at Gohan, Vegeta and Goku in their scuffle on Earth, Krillin unleashing a multiple blast attack (Kakusan Ha) and obliterating the Saibamen in the process, and Super Saiyan 3 Goku uppercutting as he reveals his Dragon Fist attack while the dragon enshrouds the area around him.

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HG Collection Part 19 King Kai with Bubbles

  • HG Collection Part 19
  • Release date: 2008

Bandai released its Part 19 set in October, 2008. This set included King Kai with Bubbles, Super Saiyan adult Gohan, adult Gohan, Kid Buu, Super Saiyan Kid Goten, Super Saiyan Kid Trunks, and Super Saiyan Goku, who were all packaged in the basic gashapon bagging. Aside from maintaining his arms behind him and having a smile across his face, King Kai also comes with a miniature Bubbles who is seen happily tossing his hands into the air. All the details are exquisite on these pieces, including their expressions and overall paint job being extremely on the mark. Since these were gashapon figures, they are individually sealed in their plastic Dragon Balls.

Banpresto

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Bubbles 3 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: Unknown

Banpresto has released a Bubbles plush to go along with the Dragon Ball plush set. This specific plush of Bubbles stands at 3 inches (9cm) high. A noticeable unique difference for this Bubbles plush is the chibi style being used. His head is sized equally as large as his body to better depict the cute primate. This variant of Bubbles' plush pieces has a darker fur from the larger variant. A "Dragon Ball" tag comes attached to the plush with a Banpresto logo and an image of Shenron on it.

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Bubbles 6 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: Unknown

Banpresto has released a Bubbles plush to go along with the Dragon Ball plush set. This specific plush of Bubbles stands at 6 inches high. A noticeable unique difference for this Bubbles plush is the body shape being on par with the head shape. He is crafted as he appears in the anime and is a nice plush piece for any collection. A "Dragon Ball" tag comes attached to the plush with a Banpresto logo. Other plush pieces included in this set are Korin, Shenron, Goku, and Puar.

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Bubbles 6 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: 2008

Banpresto has released a Bubbles plush to go along with the Dragon Ball plush set. This specific plush of Bubbles stands at 6 inches (15cm) high. A noticeable unique difference for this Bubbles plush is the chibi style being used. His head is sized equally as large as his body to better depict the cute primate. This variant of Bubbles' plush pieces has a darker fur from the previous version. A "Dragon Ball" tag comes attached to the plush with a Banpresto logo and an image of Majin Buu on it.

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High Grade Coloring Keychain King Kai with Bubbles figurines

  • High Grade Keychain Series
  • Release date: 2007

Following the initial releases, Banpresto also released a highly detailed King Kai with Bubbles keychain set in 2007. The figure stands at approximately 3 inches tall. Also included in this keychain assortment was Vegeta with a pair of Saibamen, Raditz, Goku, and Nappa. The King Kai comes with finger being raised upward as he is seen making a point. His little buddy Bubbles is seen raising his arms upward and in a playful posture. The figures still have an airbrushed paint job.

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Kai Super Variant High Grade Coloring King Kai with Bubbles Keychain re-release figurines

  • Kai Super Variant Keychain Figurine Series
  • Release date: 2009

Offering an alternate paint job, Banpresto also re-released a highly detailed King Kai with Bubbles keychain figure set in 2009 as a part of the Kai "Super" variant re-release series. The figurine stands at approximately 3 inches tall. The King Kai is in the same pointing posture as prior and Bubbles is still portrayed in the same playful manner. Also, the paint job is greatly different from the prior release, being much darker and glossy in terms of the overall appearance. Particularly, the shading has a colorful yet darker glow.

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DBZ011 Bubbles figurine

  • DWC Collectible Series Volume 2
  • Release date: 2009

Banpresto released DWC series Volume 2 with Bubbles in March, 2009. This figure (standing at 3.7 cm) comes packaged in a mini-box and displays the featured character in front of the box and others in the same set on the side panel of the box. It is listed as collectible number DBZ011 and is from vol. 2. This Bubbles comes with both arms in front as he is in a pouncing primate position. The figure also comes with a base to stand on. Others included in this same volume 2 set are King Kai, Gohan, Goku, Bulma, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, and Krillin.

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DBZ011 Bubbles metallic Kai version figurine

  • DWC Collectible Series Kai Volume 2
  • Release date: 2009

The Banpresto DWC vol. 2 includes Bubbles as collectible number DBZ011 in the Kai re-release miniature series and was released in November, 2009. The figure comes in the same posture as its original release. These figurines come boxed and in their own authentic case with the character image in front, as do all the other figurines in this set. The Bubbles stands at 3.7 cm and is the second variant of this character to be released in this set. This version, unlike the original release, is colored with a metallic style. The boxart is slightly different, having an orange outline rather than a blue one. Others included in this same volume 2 Kai variant set are King Kai, Gohan, Goku, Bulma, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, and Krillin.

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High Grade Coloring Final Battle HQ Keychain King Kai with Bubbles figurines

  • High Grade Coloring Final Battle Keychain Series
  • Release date: 2011

Following the initial releases, Banpresto also released a highly detailed HQ High Grade Coloring King Kai with Bubbles in the Final Battle 2011 set. The figure stands at approximately 3 inches tall. The King Kai comes in a desperate position with Bubbles beside him, both of them with a halo atop their heads as they are deceased when watching the final kamehameha showdown between Gohan and Cell. His little buddy Bubbles is seen pondering the outcome as he raises a finger to his face. The figures still have an airbrushed paint job. King Kai's facial expression is that of desperation and concentration as he feels the deadly energy from the confrontation. Also included in this keychain assortment is Perfect Cell (kamehameha posture), Super Saiyan Goku (kamehameha posture), Super Saiyan Gohan (kamehameha posture), and Vegeta.

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King Kai with Bubbles Hoi Poi Capsule Keychain

  • HoiPoi Capsule Keychain series
  • Release date: Unknown

This HoiPoi Capsule Keychain series is a nice addition offered by Banpresto. Included in the miniature oval-shaped hoipoi capsules are Mr. Popo, Goku, Piccolo, Yajirobe, King Kai with Bubbles, and Bulma. The set makes for nice keychains or phone straps but also has an additional feature. The capsules themselves can be opened and the mini figurine can be taken out. King Kai is seen maintaining both arms behind his back and Bubbles at a miniature scale beside him.

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Pillow Set Bubbles piece

  • Pillow Set
  • Release date: Unknown

Banpresto has released a very unique head-based pillow set featuring large-scale replicas of some characters. Included in this pillow set are Bubbles, Chiaotzu, Korin, and Mr. Popo. These pillows are a great addition to any plush collection as well as having a very limited run of Dragon Ball characters.

Irwin Toy

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Saiyan Saga King Kai with Bubbles

  • Saiyan Saga
  • Release date: 2000

King Kai stands with an expression of surprise in Irwin’s basic toy line pertaining to the Saiyan Saga. Introduced in September 2000, both his hands are in an open posture while his miniature friend Bubbles comes alongside him as an accessory to the pack. Standing just about 4 inches, the figure is modeled to perfection and comes with Bubbles to complete the setting. Also included in this same Series 3 set is Chi-Chi, Dende, Future Trunks with his sword, and Krillin.

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Saiyan Saga King Kai with Bubbles Metallic box variant

  • Saiyan Saga
  • Release date: 2000

Irwin’s King Kai with Bubbles has been simultaneously released in September 2000 with the silver metallic boxart and lining as a more limited release ratio. Still a part of the Saiyan Saga, the figure is modeled exactly the same as the aforementioned King Kai with Bubbles release and comes with the same Bubbles figurine. The major difference of this release is the boxart being different, which makes the item equally as collectible if not more-so than the initial King Kai with Bubbles release by Irwin.

Plex

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Keshi 7-pack set including Bubbles

  • Miniature DBZ 7-pack set
  • Release date: Unknown

A 7-piece Keshi miniature set encompassing characters from Dragon Ball Z's Saiyan Saga was produced by Plex and holds the Banpresto logo. Plex's 7-piece set included a randomized selection of the characters from Bandai's Keshi Series Part 2 set, which was originally released in 1989. These Keshi pieces in the packaging are randomized but include everyone from the Series 2 sets depending on which 7 are inserted in each packaging. Bubbles can be found in these 7-pack sets in numerous Keshi colors. Bubbles is randomly inserted in these packs, and may or may not be in some packages. Also, these mini pieces come in randomized colors, ranging from a variety of red, green, blue, and yellow bases. The miniatures are scaled at the same height and basically re-releases of Bandai's previous Part 2 set in brand new packaging by Plex. These packs are highly collectible for a vintage set. Also included in the pack is a randomized pog and holofoil sticker.

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Anime Heroes Bubbles figurine

  • Anime Heroes Series 1
  • Release date: 2008

Plex has released an assortment of basic figures in the “Mini Big Head” style. Released in February 2008, the assortment, entitled “Anime Heroes” has a wide variety of characters, Bubbles being number 13 of the set. This mini figure comes with both hands in front of him as he maintains his ape-like position. The figurines in this set go for a rather adorable look and stand at about 4.5 cm (1.7 inches).

MegaHouse

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King Kai with Bubbles Chess Piece Figurine

  • DX Chess Piece Collection
  • Release date: 2003

In 2003, MegaHouse also released a DX Chess Piece Collection which included King Kai with Bubbles. The piece is given the “Knight” position in the chess set and comes both hands behind his back as faithful buddy Bubbles is seen walking in front of him. Others included in this chess set are Bulma (Rook), Majin Buu (Queen), Kid Goku (Pawn), Super Saiyan 3 Goku (King), and Goku (Bishop).

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King Kai with Bubbles black and white Chess Piece Figurine

  • DX Chess Piece Collection
  • Release date: 2003

In 2003, MegaHouse also the aforementioned DX Chess Piece Collection which included King Kai with Bubbles in a black and white variant set. All the pieces included in the set are alternately available in a black and white coloring scheme as a bonus variant set for collectors. Aside from King Kai with Bubbles, others included in this chess set are Bulma (Rook), Majin Buu (Queen), Kid Goku (Pawn), Super Saiyan 3 Goku (King), and Goku (Bishop).

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Goku with Bubbles diorama color version

  • Capsule Neo Series Part 1
  • Release date: 2003

MegaHouse has released a slew of Gashapon figures in a diorama series entitled Capsule Neo incorporating scenes from the Dragon Ball universe. The first wave involved the Saiyan conflict, which was released in October 2003. Goku is portrayed attempting to capture Bubbles while on King Kai's planet as a part of their training regiment. The basic set was released within Dragon Balls and the Gashapons included two figurines, which would be attached to a ground base and showcase a scene from the series. This was the first Capsule Neo piece to feature Bubbles alongside Goku.

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Goku with Bubbles diorama gold variant

  • Capsule Neo Series Part 1
  • Release date: 2003

This series, much like the following ones, was also released as a gold base, with both figures coming as gold versions rather than colored ones. Other pieces also included in this same Part 1 set are Nappa and Vegeta standing, Goku holding up Nappa's Kaio-ken beaten body, Great Ape Vegeta attempting to pummel Goku, Vegeta and Goku preparing their blast techniques for a deadly beam struggle, Piccolo rushing in front of Gohan to protect him, and Goku holding Gohan while on an island. When all figures are collected, they each bring together a piece that constructs a large Shenron figure.

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Part 18 Goku with Bubbles color version diorama

  • Capsule Neo Part 18
  • Release date: 2008

Similar to most Gashapon series, the next release of MegaHouse figures in July 2008 came with land to stand on and other additional pieces to form a mystery Gashapon figurine. The insert reads “Dragon Ball Capsule” and the set is considered the Part 18 addition to the series. This specific piece portrays Goku chasing Bubbles in an attempt to capture him while on King Kai's planet as a part of their training. This time, the diorama is redone in a more detailed and vivid style.

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Part 18 Goku with Bubbles gold variant diorama

  • Capsule Neo Part 18
  • Release date: 2008

Like many other MegaHouse series, this one also comes with a colored version and a gold version of the same figurines, allowing for two versions of the same figurines to be collected. Other pieces included in this same Part 18 set are revised versions of the Part 1 set, which in this case depict scenes such as Goku holding up Nappa's Kaio-ken beaten body, Great Ape Vegeta attempting to pummel Goku, Vegeta and Goku preparing their blast techniques for a deadly beam struggle, Piccolo rushing in front of Gohan to protect him, Nappa standing beside Vegeta, Vegeta preparing himself for his Oozaru Great Ape transformation, Goku holding Gohan while on an island, and Gohan riding atop Shenron.

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Capsule Neo Dragon Ball Returns including Goku chasing Bubbles re-release

  • Capsule Neo Part 28 "Returns"
  • Release date: 2013

This series was announced in October 2013 and included a nice repertoire of dioramas that had previously been released in the slew of MegaHouse Capsule Neo series from the past. This set incorporates numerous scenes from the prior series rather than any newly-made pieces. The same Goku chasing Bubbles from the Part 18 Capsule Neo set was re-released in this Part 28 set. Others included in this set are Goku holding up Nappa, King Kai with Goku (angelic wings), Vegeta standing, Piccolo shielding Gohan, Goku tearing off his Gi, Raditz versus Piccolo and Goku, and Gohan eating as Piccolo watches in the distance.

Magic Box

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Crazy Bones Bubbles bronze figurine

  • GoGo’s Crazy Bones Dragon Ball Z Edition
  • Release date: 2000

Released in May, 2000, the Crazy Bones addition to the Dragon Ball franchise has brought a nice repertoire of characters in this miniature format. GoGo's Crazy Bones (also referred to as Crazy Bones or GoGo's) are small collectibles that became popular during the 1990s and 2000s, produced by Spanish company Magic Box Int. and additionally by PPI Worldwide Group, which remains the only distributor in North America. They are named crazy bones due to the craze revolving around the collection of these pieces. The Dragon Ball Z set spans the Saiyan/Vegeta saga debacle as well as the Namek Saga conflict and has 40 pieces in the set. Each figurine comes in a multitude of colors and designs but remains the same sculpt. Bubbles is included in this set as a full-body piece and is number 21 of this set.

Unifive

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Mini Figure Volume 3 King Kai with Bubbles

  • Mini Figure Volume 3
  • Release date: 2003

Unifive's Mini Figure series modeled as Kubrick-style figurines is composed of numerous Dragon Ball Z characters, including King Kai. This basic figurine comes with his original outfit. King Kai also comes with a miniature Bubbles as an accessory piece. The figurines are modeled in a cute manner and are very similar to Lego and Kubrick pieces and other figurines of that caliber in terms of modeling. Others included in this same Volume 3 set are Frieza in his final form, Goku with Yardratian outfit, Super Saiyan Goku, Piccolo, Kid Gohan, Future Trunks, Captain Ginyu, Vegeta, and Super Saiyan Vegeta.

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Dragon Ball Z Story Bubbles and Goku set

  • Dragon Ball Z Story Keyholder series
  • Release date: 2004

Released by Unifive in March 2004, the mini mascot hanger series has a few pieces styled in a cute manner. This triple-piece pack comes with a chain attachment of King Kai's planet for carrying purposes. Characters included in this mini mascot "Dragon Ball Z Story" package set are Bubbles and Goku. These pieces are very unique as their eyes are sized slightly larger to better incorporate the chibi style.

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Mini Figure Volume 5 Goku with Bubbles

  • Mini Figure Volume 5
  • Release date: 2004

Unifive's Mini Figure series volume 5 was released in May 2004 and modeled as Kubrick-style figurines, being composed of numerous Dragon Ball Z characters, including Goku with a Halo along with Bubbles. This basic Goku with Halo figurine comes with Bubbles as an accessory piece. The figurines are modeled in a cute manner and are very similar to Lego and Kubrick pieces and other figurines of that caliber in terms of modeling. This Volume 5 set is a tribute to Goku as it portrays him in numerous stages of his life. Others included in this same Volume 5 set are Kid Goku, Goku with Shu's clothing and Fortuneteller Baba, Goku with winter clothes, Goku with his power pole and ragged clothes, Goku on the Nimbus cloud, Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan 2 Goku, Super Saiyan 3 Goku, and Goku with Uub.

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