Dragon Ball Z Action (アクション) are Keshi (消し or ケシ) aka Keshigomu (消しゴム, for Keshi Gum) with additional joints and poseability features released by Bandai.
In the 1990s, 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. The mini rubber figurines are available in numerous colors, although the molds for the figurines remain the same regardless of the color differential being present in each and every installment to the Keshi sets. These mini Dragon Ball Z sets were meant to complete the previously released Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z sets, which were originally released from 1986 to 1995. The complete Dragon Ball Z Keshi series has 30 sets incorporated in the collection.
This additional Action Keshi series has incorporated a nice range of characters, allowing for an alternate coloring for each character’s torso and midsection. Also, these figures have a slightly better pose-ability feature. They are also a bit larger than the initial Keshi series. This Action series has seen a huge repertoire of characters unveiled through a course of 5 sets broken into part releases. In addition to the original Keshi series released by Bandai, these multicolor pieces are a mix and match coloring scheme that allows for different coloring schemes for each character’s torso and chest.
The following is a breakdown of all the characters included in each Action set installment in accordance.
- Part 1: Jeice, Burter, Frieza in his first form, Frieza in his second form, Vegeta, Gohan, and Goku for a total of 7 pieces in the Action part 1 set.
- Part 2: Cooler, Cooler in his transformed state, Frieza in his third form, Frieza in his final form, Piccolo, Super Saiyan Goku, and Captain Ginyu for a total of 7 pieces in the Action part 2 set.
- Part 3: Android 19, Dr. Gero, Super Saiyan Vegeta, King Cold, Cyborg Frieza, Future Trunks, Super Saiyan Future Trunks, Super Saiyan Goku with Yardrat outfit, and Goku with Yardrat outfit for a total of 9 pieces in the Action part 3 set.
- Part 4: Android 16, Android 17, Android 18, Krillin, Tien Shinhan, Yamcha, Super Saiyan Goku, and Goku for a total of 8 pieces in the Action part 4 set.
- Part 5: Android 14, Android 15, Android 13, Super Android 13, Semi-Perfect Cell, Android 18, and Super Saiyan Goku for a total of 7 pieces in the Action part 5 set.