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DWC DBZ010 King Kai figurine close up

There are currently a total of 58 King Kai (also known as North Kai) 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.

AB Groupe

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Dragon Ball Z Balls of Fire Series Yellow with King Kai piece

  • Balls of Fire Series Yellow
  • Release date: 1996

The "Boules de feu série Jaune" (also known as "Bolas de fuego serie Amarilla" and Feuerkugel, Gelbe Serie") which translated means "Balls of Fire Series Yellow" is a set of miniature bulbous gashapon pieces with the upper portion of some characters included. This set was released in 1996 by AB Groupe and has 21 pieces to collect in the series. There are three different base sets released in this collection, each with 7 unique characters included. The full collection has three different base sets (black, yellow, and blue). Characters included in each set are as follows: Black Series (assortment number 041009/15) Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Tien, Super Saiyan Gohan with Great Saiyaman outfit, Super Saiyan Vegito, Piccolo, Minotia, and Goku. Yellow Series (assortment number 041023/29) Tapion, Videl as Great Saiyawoman, Frieza in his final form, Chiaotzu, Krillin from Saiyan Saga, Krillin from Buu Saga, and King Kai. Blue Series (assortment number 041016/22) Supreme Kai, Yamcha, Kid Goten, Kid Trunks, Gotenks, Super Saiyan Vegeta, and Mr. Satan.

Bandai

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Part 2 Keshi Set King Kai

  • 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. King Kai 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 behind his back. 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. King Kai 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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Dragon Ball GT Keshigomu King Kai miniature collectible

  • Dragon Ball GT Keshi Gomu
  • Release date: Unknown

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. There is a set limited to the Dragon Ball GT characters and King Kai appears once in this miniature set, although the same mold appears in numerous colors, such as yellow or blue. Unlike the previous Keshi set, this base set is available in yellow and blue. The mini rubber figurine comes with both hands behind his back, much like the Part 2 Keshi set. His details are quite visible, even for a mono-colored (monochrome) figurine. Characters included in this Keshi Gomu GT set are Ledgic, Don Kee, Uub, King Kai, Mr. Satan, Pan, Goku, 2 variants of Trunks, Super Saiyan small Goku, small Goku, adult Gohan, Goten, Master Roshi, Krillin, Bulma with a wrench, Piccolo, Vegeta, a dragon resembling Shenron, and the spaceship used during the Black Star Dragon Ball saga for a total of 20 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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Chara Puchi series King Kai figurine

  • Chara Puchi Miniature series
  • Release date: 2004

The Chara Puchi releases by Bandai were not limited to the phone strap series. In December, 2004, there's also a mini figure set that was released and incorporated plenty of characters from the series run. In this set, all the characters came sitting on top of a mini Dragon Ball or another item (such as a space pod). This specific set was entitled “Gohan,” concentrating on the Saiyan/Vegeta Saga. King Kai came sitting on a Dragon Ball and with a miniature base. Others included in this set and also sitting on Dragon Balls are Yajirobe, Kami, Bulma, Kid Gohan, Chi-Chi, Goku, Piccolo, Nappa (on top of space pod) and Vegeta (on top of space pod). Also, the initial releases of these mini-figurines came with a small piece of candy.

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

  • 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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Collection New Generation set including King Kai figurine

  • Collection New Generation
  • Release date: 2007

Bandai has offered a nice set called the “Collection New Generation,” which includes characters primarily from the Majin Buu Saga. The King Kai in this set comes standing with both arms behind his back. Others included in this gashapon set are Uub, Dabura, Vegeta, Goku (as he appears in the final tournament), Babidi, Great Saiyaman, Kid Buu, a Super Kamikaze Ghost, and Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks.

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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.

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SG Collection series 2 King Kai

  • SG Collection series 2
  • Release date: 2009

Bandai’s repaints were a common venture and it was no exception when it came to the Dragon Ball Kai SG Collection series. Released in November, 2009, the volume 2 set included a repertoire of characters in purple and green coloring schemes. These were all the same as their original HG Collection pieces in terms of the models but the paint job was altered just for this specific set. Spanning the Frieza saga and included in the SG series 2 and their pertaining color scheme in accordance were: Frieza (Purple), Zarbon (Purple), Dodoria (Purple), Cui (Green), Captain Ginyu (Purple), Captain Ginyu in Goku’s body (Green), Recoome (Green), Jeice (Purple), Guldo (Green), Burter (Purple), Master Roshi (Purple), King Kai (Green), Vegeta (Green), and Super Saiyan Goku (Green).

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Super Saiyan Senshi Strap King Kai

  • Super Saiyan Senshi Strap Series
  • Release date: Unknown

Another Bandai release is the "Super Saiyan Senshi Strap" series which includes characters from the Cell Saga and Cell Games saga. The figurines in this set stand at about 1 to 2 inches. King Kai is the smallest piece in the set as he stands at 1 inch and comes with both hands behind his back and a smile on his face. Others included in this same strap set are Perfect Cell, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan Teen Gohan, and Super Saiyan Future Trunks.

Banpresto

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King Kai 6 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: 1992

Banpresto has released a King Kai plush to go along with the Dragon Ball plush set. This specific plush of King Kai stands at 6 inches high. A noticeable unique difference for this King Kai plush is the darker blue coloring scheme used for his skin, which adds more impression in comparison to the forthcoming plush collectibles for King Kai. Also, the clothing has a very detailed pink undershirt and an overall pink and red coloring scheme for his outfit. His glasses and eyes are sewn on. A "Dragon Ball" tag comes attached to the plush with a Banpresto logo and images of Yamcha, Master Roshi, Oolong, Puar, Bulma, and Goku from Dragon Ball era.

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King Kai 6 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: Unknown

Banpresto has released a King Kai plush to go along with the Dragon Ball plush set. This specific plush of King Kai stands at 6 inches (15cm) high. A noticeable unique difference for this King Kai plush is the lighter blue coloring scheme used for his skin, which differentiates from the previously released King Kai plush collectible. This variant of King Kai's plush pieces has a glossy clothing material as well as pasted-on glasses as opposed to having them sewn. This version of King Kai's plush collectibles also has a red undershirt and a red and yellow coloring scheme for his outfit. He also comes with a suction cup for attachment to car windshields or windows. A "Dragon Ball" tag comes attached to the plush with a Banpresto logo and an image of Goku on it.

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King Kai 6 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: Unknown

Banpresto has released a King Kai plush in the set for Dragon Ball characters. This specific plush of King Kai stands at 6 inches high. A noticeable unique difference for this King Kai 6 inch from the previous one is the material used for the clothing. Here, he has a less glossy, more fabric material. Like the previous version though, this piece also has the red and yellow coloring scheme for his clothing and a red undershirt. His glasses are sewn rather than pasted on as well.

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King Kai 16 inch plush

  • Dragon Ball Plush Series
  • Release date: Unknown

Banpresto has released a 16 inch (43cm) King Kai plush to go along with the Dragon Ball plush set. This specific plush of King Kai maintains all the details for the smaller-scaled of King Kai's plush collectibles. Every detail is captured for this version of King Kai's soft pieces, from his glasses to his antennae. This version also has a red and yellow coloring scheme as well as a red undershirt. His mouth area is sewn on but his glasses are pasted-on. For a large-scale piece, the King Kai plush remains very similar to the previous two plush pieces of King Kai.

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UFO Catcher Part 5 set including King Kai figure

  • UFO Catcher Series 5
  • Release date: 2004

The first Unifive SofVi figurines (5” scale) from series 5 of the Banpresto UFO catcher line of figures was originally released in 2004. These figures come bagged with miniature tags depicting their series numeric and are immobile as their feet do not turn and the articulation is limited. However, the initial paint job and design is remarkable. The King Kai came packaged with an open-front packaging along with the others from the set (Nappa, Vegeta, a pair of Saibamen, and Goku). The King Kai is very hard to come by but is especially well-designed in his relaxed posture, maintaining his hands behind his back. This is the closest likeness at a 5 inch scale offered by Banpresto.

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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. The figure's distinguishing factor is the great impression placed on King Kai's facial expression, which is made slightly sharper and the overall motion of his limbs, which are shown in movement.

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Keyring Squeeze series including King Kai

  • Dragon Ball Kai Keyring Squeeze series
  • Release date: Unknown

Another of Banpresto's HQ chain sets, This keyring series is a unique one. As a Dragon Ball Kai series release, it features a Saibaman in a tight hug hold as it appears to be rising from the ground, Piccolo re-growing his lost arm, Vegeta raising his arm up as he prepares an attack, Goku charging his Spirit Bomb, and King Kai with his hands behind his back. These pieces are a rather unique set for collectors and make for a great keyring series installment with this new feature, allowing the pieces to be squeezed.

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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. The figure still has an airbrushed paint job. The figure’s distinguishing factor is the great impression placed on King Kai’s skin tone, which is made dimmer and adds greater shading in comparison to the previous High Grade keychain release. Also, the paint job is greatly different from the prior release, being much darker and glossy in terms of the overall appearance. Particularly, the skin tone and shading has a colorful yet darker glow.

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DBZ010 King Kai figurine

  • DWC Collectible Series Volume 2
  • Release date: 2009

Banpresto released DWC series Volume 2 with King Kai in March, 2009. This figure (standing at 7.2 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 DBZ010 and is from vol. 2. This King Kai comes with both arms behind his back and a smile on his face. The figure also comes with a base to stand on. Others included in this same volume 2 set are Bubbles, Gohan, Goku, Bulma, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, and Krillin.

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DBZ010 King Kai metallic Kai version figurine

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

The Banpresto DWC vol. 2 includes King Kai as collectible number DBZ010 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 King Kai stands at 7.2 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 Bubbles, Gohan, Goku, Bulma, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, and Krillin.

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Metal Series Chess Collection Box including King Kai

  • Dragon Ball Metal Series Chess Volume 1
  • Release date: 2010

This exclusive chess collection box set was produced in limited supply by Banpresto and released on March 20, 2010. It is designated as the volume 1 metal series set and includes miniature figurines with bases, the likes of which include Yamcha, King Kai, Gohan, Krillin, and Super Saiyan Goku. The box packaging is very unique and is designed for this set, capturing the essence of these characters.

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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 February 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 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, 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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King Kai with planet strap

  • Dragon Ball Z Strap Series
  • Release date: Unknown

This unique strap series released by Banpresto features a unique feature. Each character comes with an attachment which they can easily be inserted into and kept outside. King Kai comes attached to a replica of his planet, which he can fit into, his feet sticking out from the bottom. This is a very nice strap set featuring some unique pieces. Others included in this set and their attachment are as follows: Majin Buu with his Sealed Ball, baby Goku with a Saiyan Spacepod, Shenron with a Four-Star Dragon Ball, and a Great Ape with a yellow moon crater.

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Dragon Ball Riding Keyring set including King Kai

  • Riding Keyring Series
  • Release date: Unknown

This miniature Banpresto Riding Keyring set has included King Kai. King Kai is seen riding his red collectible car as he remains inside the vehicle. This is a nice and meticulously detailed piece, primarily due to the vehicle itself. The car is a vintage model and is King Kai's prized possession. This piece is attached to a keyring, allowing for easy hanging. Other pieces also included in this set and also riding a vehicle are Mr. Satan, Bulma, and 2 variants of Goku.

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High Grade Revival King Kai figurine

  • High Grade Revival Series
  • Release date: 2013

Released by Bandai in October, 2013, the High Grade Revival (HGR) series is a brand new repaint series offering previously featured figures from the HG Collection lineup. Characters included in this set are Majin Buu, King Kai, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Battle Damaged Super Saiyan Goku, and Piccolo. Each of these pieces is a repaint and features a metallic shine as well as a glossy paint job. King Kai is seen with his hands behind his back and a laughing expression. The piece is very similar to the previous HG Collection King Kai piece. He holds a glossy and shiny paint job as well as having a golden lining on his black clothing as opposed to the basic yellow.

DeAgostini

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Dragon Ball GT Your Heroes in 3D King Kai figurine

  • DeAgostini’s Dragon Ball GT Collection: Your Heroes in 3D
  • Release date: 1996

Italian manufacturer DeAgostini has released a 5 inch set comprising of numerous pieces, specifically limiting this slew of additions to characters appearing in Dragon Ball GT. King Kai (who stood at about 4 inches) was included in this set due to his appearance in the GT Sagas. The figurines are immobile with miniature white bases to stand on. This particular figurine's base is circular. King Kai comes with a smile on his face and his hands behind his back. The figure's numeric is number 31 in the set.

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DBGT Collection King Kai figurine

  • Dragon Ball GT Collection
  • Release date: 2001

Italian manufacturer DeAgostini has released a 4 to 5 inch set comprising of approximately 60 characters, specifically limiting this slew of additions to Dragon Ball GT characters. After a long hiatus from 1996 to 2001, an additional 30 figures were added to the existing 30 originally released in 1996 for a total of 60 figures between DeAgostini and Editions Atlas releases. Originally released in Italy, the second wave of reissues were offered in Spain in 2001. King Kai was included in this set due to his appearance in the GT sagas. This figure comes atop a black round base and one arm behind his back while the other is tightly gripped and raised in front of him in an expression of complete frustration. Unlike the previous model, this figurine is a portrayal of King Kai's desperation and a moment of confusion, also depicting King Kai's frantic facial expression. The figurines are immobile and the Japanese name of the character is notated at the bottom of his base along with the date of release. This piece was exclusive to the 2001 release although the mold was produced in 1996. It is the second DeAgostini and Editions Atlas piece of King Kai to be offered at the basic figure height.

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 release by Irwin.

Plex

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Keshi 7-pack set including King Kai

  • 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. King Kai can be found in these 7-pack sets in numerous Keshi colors. King Kai 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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Keshi-Gomu DBZ King Kai red figurine

  • Dorakeshi Keshi-Gomu Dragon Ball Z Box set
  • Release date: 1990's

In the 90'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. Released by Plex, a box set has included 18 Keshi pieces along with 2 large full-color pieces in the set, one of Gohan and one of Goku. King Kai appears once in this miniature set, although the same mold appears in numerous colors, such as red, green, blue, yellow, or tan. The mini rubber figurine comes with an expression of serious anticipation, both hands tightly gripped in front of him. The 18 basic Keshi Characters included in this box set are Nappa, Raditz, Piccolo, Krillin, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, Chiaotzu, Tien, Yamcha, Kid Gohan with hat, Kid Gohan holding his hat, Kid Gohan with sword, Kid Gohan with ceremonial clothing, Vegeta, Master Roshi, Goku, Yajirobe, and King Kai.

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Anime Heroes King Kai 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, King Kai being number 11 of the set. This mini figure comes with King Kai’s arms behind his back and a smile one his face. The figurines in this set go for a rather adorable look and stand at about 4.5 cm (1.7 inches).

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40th Weekly Jump Chopper with King Kai outfit plush

  • 40th Weekly Jump Collaboration Series
  • Release date: 2008

Plex has also released the same cross-fusion set of One Piece with Dragon Ball as a crossover in the form of plush collectibles in 2008. The character of Chopper is seen dressed up as numerous Dragon Ball characters, including King Kai. Chopper maintains a hat on this outfit, but as King Kai, he has the original martial arts logo along with his antennae. The plush collectible is slightly larger than the base Collaboration set of figurines also released in conjunction with this series.

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40th Weekly Jump Chopper with King Kai outfit figurine with base

  • 40th Weekly Jump Collaboration Series
  • Release date: 2008

This version of the King Kai outfit cross-fusion with Chopper portrays Chopper Man with a blue base and the name detailed in characters on the base front. As with the other pieces from this collection, the figurine includes the antennae and usual appearance of Chopper, but adds King Kai’s outfit. A variety of characters have been incorporated in this set.

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40th Weekly Jump Chopper with King Kai outfit strap

  • 40th Weekly Jump Collaboration Series
  • Release date: 2008

Another release in Plex's 2008 repertoire of the Collaboration series is the miniature chara strap set. These come with a tag attached to them, which depicts the crossover characters. King Kai is seen on the tag itself as stands smiling. The character of Chopper is seen dressed up as Dragon Ball characters, including but not limited to the likes of Captain Ginyu, Yamcha, Goku, Kid Goku, Kid Gohan with ceremonial garb, Majin Buu, Frieza, Mr. Satan, Piccolo, Kami, and Gotenks. Chopper maintains a hat on all the outfits, but as King Kai, he has the original black outfit as well as King Kai's insignia.

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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Capsule Neo Cell Returns series Goku and King Kai diorama

  • Capsule Neo Part 21 Cell Returns
  • Release date: 2009

MegaHouse has released a slew of Gashapon figures in a diorama series entitled Capsule Neo incorporating scenes from the Dragon Ball universe. The “Cell Returns” wave involved the Cell Saga conflict. This set was released in April, 2009 and revolved around the Imperfect Cell and Perfect Cell sagas. Goku is seen waving goodbye along with King Kai in the horizon as they accept their fate and their death. This scene is a depiction of the final ending to the Cell Games saga. The basic set was released within Dragon Balls and the Gashapons included two figurines each. This specific piece was exclusive to the color base and was not available in a gold base like the rest as it was a special piece in the set. The rest of the series, however, was also released as a gold base, with both figures coming as gold versions rather than colored ones. Others included in this set are Super Vegeta versus Perfect Cell, Future Trunks opening a can of soda, Imperfect Cell attempting to absorb Android 17, Perfect Cell Powered Up versus Super Saiyan Teen Gohan, Goku teleporting the exploding Semi-Perfect Cell as Teen Gohan watches, Kami and Piccolo standing back to back prior to their decisive fusion, and Super Saiyan Goku and Super Saiyan Teen Gohan exiting the Hyperbolic Time Chamber.

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King Kai miniature 2-inch figurine

  • Dragon Ball Miniature Collectible Volume 3 Cell Games Saga
  • Release date: 2010

A miniature series of three volumes pertaining to the Androids Saga, Cell Saga, and Cell Games saga, this chibi-style set is offered by MegaHouse. All the pieces in this set have either a silver base or a tan base for their coloring scheme. The miniature figurine of King Kai in this set comes in a silver base standing upright with a smile on his face and his hands behind his back. Modeled similar to other chibi-styled gashapon pieces and standing at exactly 2 inches, the figurine does not have a base but is capable of standing upward.

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Capsule Neo Dragon Ball Returns including Goku and King Kai 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 King Kai and Goku with angelic wings from the Part 21 Cell Returns Capsule Neo set was re-released in this set. Others included in this set are Goku holding up Nappa, Raditz slamming Piccolo and Goku, Vegeta standing, Piccolo shielding Gohan, Goku tearing off his Gi, Goku chasing Bubbles, and Gohan eating as Piccolo watches in the distance.

Hachette

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Hachette's Legend of Manga Number 34 King Kai figurine

  • The Legend of Manga series
  • Release date: 2009

Hachette has added a great deal of pieces to their appending “Legend of Manga” releases. Included with the manga volumes is a miniature figurine. Included with Number 34 of this wide range of volumes is none other than King Kai. Released in September, 2009, this piece was no exception to the great deal of detail Hachette has placed on the Dragon Ball manga characters. King Kai's pose remains calm and concentrated yet depicts a virtuous smile across his face, maintaining both his arms behind his back. King Kai’s clothing pattern is also a unique color here, as it has a shade of dark green rather than black.

Lawson

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Coca Cola bottle cap set King Kai figurine

  • Coca Cola Bottle Cap set
  • Release date: 2003

Lawson has released an interesting compilation of some Dragon Ball characters as bottle cap toppers. Lawson has designed this set for the Coca Cola Company as a promotion in 2003. Each of these mini figurines stands at 4cm (1.5 inches) and comes on top of a red base. King Kai comes with his hands behind his back and a determined and concentrated expression on his face. The full set includes a wide range of characters for a total of 21 pieces (20 base pieces and one special secret figurine). The set which includes King Kai also has Mr. Satan, Piccolo, Frieza in his final form, Yamcha, Tien, Yajirobe, Oolong with Puar, Super Saiyan Gohan, Kid Gohan, Master Roshi, Super Saiyan Future Trunks, Majin Buu, Android 18, Bulma, Super Saiyan Goku, Launch, Chi-Chi, Kid Goku, Super Saiyan Vegeta, and Krillin.

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Coca Cola set King Kai figurine

  • Coca Cola set
  • Release date: 2008

Lawson has released an interesting compilation of the Dragon Ball manga side panel portrait image, which includes all the characters flying on the panel in a circular motion around a round tube. Lawson has designed this set for the Coca Cola Company as a promotion in 2008. King Kai comes exactly as he appears in the side panel photo, while running across the panel with one arm in front and the other behind him as he holds a twig. The full set includes a wide range of characters that are also seen flying or running across the panel. There are two sets to collect for the Coca Cola series, one of the Dragon Ball series and the other of the Dragon Ball Z series, both featuring the side flaps. The set which pertains to King Kai also has Kid Gohan, Yajirobe, Dende, first form Frieza in his hoverchair, Captain Ginyu, Vegeta, Cell, Android 17, Android 18, Android 16, and Super Saiyan Goku to twist along the tube and become one large collectible set.

Magic Box

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Crazy Bones King Kai red 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. King Kai is included in this set as a full-body piece and is number 13 of this set.

Unifive

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Mini Figure Volume 3 King Kai

  • 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.

Cremino

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Rubber Juguete King Kai orange figurine

  • Rubber Toy and Chocolate Flavored Candy series
  • Release date: Unknown

A miniature rubber set released by Cremino comes with chocolate flavored candy. All four major sagas in the series have been released in this format, including the Vegeta Saga, Frieza Saga, Cell Saga, and Majin Buu Saga. King Kai appears once in this mini-wrapped set with both arms behind his back. There is a wide variety of characters included in this mini set. The miniature figurines are produced in numerous colors, which in the case of King Kai's piece, is available in orange.

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Rubber Juguete King Kai yellow figurine

  • Rubber Toy and Chocolate Flavored Candy series
  • Release date: 2012

A miniature rubber set released by Cremino comes with chocolate flavored candy. All four major sagas in the series have been released in this format, including the Vegeta Saga, Frieza Saga, Cell Saga, and Majin Buu Saga. King Kai appears once in this specific mini-wrapped set. This model appears with both his hands behind his back. There is a wide variety of characters included in this mini set. The packaging reads "Juguete" which means "Toy" and the details read "Golosina Sabor A Chocolate," which translated means "Chocolate Flavored Candy." The Toei Animation logo is also present on the wrapping. The miniature figurines are produced in two colors, blue and yellow.

Sticker Design

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Mini Toys Serie 1 including King Kai figurine

  • Mini Toys Serie 1
  • Release date: 2008

Argentinian distribution company Sticker Design (SD) re-released the mini figurine of King Kai sitting on a Dragon Ball originally released by Bandai in a series called "Dragon Ball Z Mini Toys" and the set is entitled "Serie 1." Additional details on the packaging include "1 Mini Toy + Action Card De Regalo." Included in each package is a glossy action card which has a 3D effect to the prism front. Each shifts an image of the characters on the cards. The mini toys themselves remain the same as the base set released previously by Bandai and SenSei. Pieces included in the Serie 1 set are Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Piccolo, Vegeta, Yajirobe, Kid Gohan, Goku (end of DBZ), Majin Buu, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Shenron, Gotenks, Nappa, Kami, Kid Goten, Kid Trunks, Gohan with Great Saiyaman outfit, Uub, King Kai, Chi-Chi, Bulma, and Goku.

JPP Amada

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Purakore Retsuden Series Super Saiyan Goku, Majin Buu, and King Kai color piece

  • Dragon Ball Z Purakore Retsuden
  • Release date: 2006

Aside from Amada's wide range of laminates, foil, and trading card sets, there have been a few collectible pieces released as well. JPP Amada revealed a set of six colored variants of the Purakore Retsuden standees as punch-out and stand-up plastic pieces in April, 2006. These are the same as the Purakore pieces simultaneously released in a mono-color gold chrome base and a white-color base. There are three variations of each of these pieces available. Those made available in this format are A) Frieza (portrayed in his second and final form on one piece) along with a Namekian frog and a five-star Dragon Ball, B) Kid Gohan with Super Saiyan Teen Gohan and a sword, kanji, a one-star Dragon Ball and a few apples, C) Super Saiyan Goku with King Kai and Majin Buu in the background along with a four-star Dragon Ball, D) Future Trunks with Kid Gohan, a three-star and seven-star ball and an image of Shenron as well as the message of "Hope", E) Super Saiyan Future Trunks with Android 17 and Android 18 in the background and a six-star Dragon Ball and lastly, F) Super Vegeta with a two-star Dragon Ball, a space pod, and Semi-Perfect Cell getting kicked by Super Vegeta.

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Purakore Retsuden Super Saiyan Goku, Majin Buu, and King Kai gold color piece

  • Dragon Ball Z Purakore Retsuden
  • Release date: 2006

Aside from Amada's wide range of laminates, foil, and trading card sets, there have been a few collectible pieces released as well. JPP Amada revealed a set of six different mono-color, white-base, and colored variants of standees in April, 2006 as punch-out and stand-up plastic pieces. Each of these pieces came in a gold base and featured a punch-out and stand-up style. These are packaged in mini-wrap although the color version and white-color base would simultaneously be packaged in a unique backboard for each piece. Those made available in this format are A) Frieza (portrayed in his second and final form on one piece) along with a Namekian frog and a five-star Dragon Ball, B) Kid Gohan with Super Saiyan Teen Gohan and a sword, kanji, a one-star Dragon Ball and a few apples, C) Super Saiyan Goku with King Kai and Majin Buu in the background along with a four-star Dragon Ball, D) Future Trunks with Kid Gohan, a three-star and seven-star ball and an image of Shenron as well as the message of "Hope", E) Super Saiyan Future Trunks with Android 17 and Android 18 in the background and a six-star Dragon Ball and lastly, F) Super Vegeta with a two-star Dragon Ball, a space pod, and Semi-Perfect Cell getting kicked by Super Vegeta.

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Purakore Retsuden Series Super Saiyan Goku, Majin Buu, and King Kai white base piece

  • Dragon Ball Z Purakore Retsuden
  • Release date: 2006

Aside from Amada's wide range of laminates, foil, and trading card sets, there have been a few collectible pieces released as well. JPP Amada revealed a set of six colored variants of the Purakore Retsuden standees as punch-out and stand-up plastic pieces in 2006. These are the same as the Purakore pieces simultaneously released in a multi-color base and gold chrome base, additionally packed as a white-color base. Those made available in this format are A) Frieza (portrayed in his second and final form on one piece) along with a Namekian frog and a five-star Dragon Ball, B) Kid Gohan with Super Saiyan Teen Gohan and a sword, kanji, a one-star Dragon Ball and a few apples, C) Super Saiyan Goku with King Kai and Majin Buu in the background along with a four-star Dragon Ball, D) Future Trunks with Kid Gohan, a three-star and seven-star ball and an image of Shenron as well as the message of "Hope", E) Super Saiyan Future Trunks with Android 17 and Android 18 in the background and a six-star Dragon Ball and lastly, F) Super Vegeta with a two-star Dragon Ball, a space pod, and Semi-Perfect Cell getting kicked by Super Vegeta.

Peruvian Manufacturer

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Battle of Gods Rubber Transparent King Kai figurine

  • Battle of Gods Rubber Transparent Series
  • Release date: 2013

This rubber transparent set released in Peru has included characters from the Battle of Gods movie, the figurines appearing in numerous transparent hues including light yellow, dark yellow, green, red, purple, blue, white, dark orange, and light orange. These figurines are rubber and are very detailed for their size. King Kai appears in this set with both hands in motion and in front of him. Other pieces included in this same Peruvian set are Super Saiyan 3 Goku, Goku, 2 variants of Beerus, Whis, Kid Trunks, Piccolo, Mr. Satan, and Majin Buu.

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King Kai miniature figurine

  • Dragon Ball Miniature Finger Puppet Chibi Set
  • Release date: Unknown

A few miniature finger puppet toys were released incorporating some characters from the Frieza Saga, Cell Saga, and Buu Saga. King Kai was amongst these few characters. All the pieces are made in a very cute chibi style and are rather small pieces. The King Kai piece actually has an inaccurate coloring scheme used as his skin tone is a human one rather than blue as it should be. Others included in this small set are Vegeta, Frieza, Krillin, Gohan, Kid Buu, Perfect Cell, Future Trunks, Piccolo, and Super Saiyan Goku.

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King Kai miniature figurine

  • Miniature multicolor series
  • Release date: Unknown

This miniature King Kai figurine is available in multiple numerous colors. It is crafted in a rather chibi format with both hands raised waist high and kept to his sides. Other pieces included in this mini format are Raditz, Chi-Chi, Ox-King, Gohan, and Krillin. These pieces are available in many colors but remain the same in terms of the mold.

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