By: SEISHIN Takamatsu
Although Nappa tends to be overshadowed by his fellow Saiyans, he’s one big guy, and this Figure Colosseum 5 finalist makes him look HUGE. Sculptor Takamatsu took a few liberties with Akira Toriyama’s original design to make Nappa look this imposing, though. For one thing, he accentuated the armor, giving it more physicality and exposing more muscle. To avoid making Nappa’s muscles look too flat, Takamatsu took influence from later large DBZ characters like Spopovich who have bigger, more detailed muscles. By keeping Nappa’s silhouette the same, he managed to create a version of Nappa that looks like it could shove the original Nappa into a locker.