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Special Diorama Figure Set
As a special bonus to those buying the “Dragon Ball” individual discs, Toei Animation released two diorama figure sets covering the entire series. Each diorama set is a half of a circle, and if you have both, you can connect them together to form one circular diorama set of the entire series. Now that’s an awesome idea, but it gets even better. For gathering both sets, you received a model of God’s Palace that could be used as a pedestal to set the diorama sets on!
Every individual disc released contained a point ticket, worth 1 point towards that particular diorama figure set. These point tickets contained a 16 digit code, which could be redeemed for their point at Jumpland’s Dragon Ball DVD Website. However, to do so you had to be a registered member. As a registered member, you could enter your “point number” to receive its 1 point. Once enough points were acquired, one could request the the diorama figure set once it was released. The last day to request any of the individual disc diorama sets was 30 September 2009.
Special Diorama Figure Set #1
To receive this diorama figure set, you had to purchase the first 12 discs and redeem each point ticket they contained. This set covered the early arcs of the series, and features Son Goku flying on Kinto-Un and Kuririn watching on as Bulma hits Kame-Sen’nin over the head at Kame House.
Special Diorama Figure Set #2
To receive this diorama set, you had to purchase the discs 13 through 26 and redeem each point ticket they contained. This set covered the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai arc of the series, and features Son Goku sitting above the Budōkai arena on Nyoi-Bō eating out of a bowl and the other contestants preparing for their matches.
Special Diorama Figure Set Bonus
As a special bonus, a replica model of God’s Palace was sent to those who had purchased all 26 discs. Both diorama figure sets could then be connected and set on top of the model as shown. God’s Palace could then be connected to the top of Karin Tower, which was released earlier with the Dragon Ball Z individual discs, to create one larger diorama figure set.
Behind the Scenes
While the special diorama figure sets were being produced, Jump’s official blog site would often be updated with some behind the scene production photos, giving fans an inside look at the production process. Here are some of these clay production models that were created based on Toriyama’s initial artwork.