To start off Dragon Ball Tuesday, I'm going to review Dragon Ball cool gadgets. Yes, gadgets are the reason Dragon Ball is cool.
No.1 on my list is an alien device which I bet many of Dragon Ball fans would like to get their hands on. Presenting.........The Scouter!
The Scouter was one of the standard issue equipment for Frieza's henchmen. The Scouter was first introduced in the Saiyan Saga by Goku's elder brother, Radditz.
The Scouter has the ability to detect power and energy level of life forms and provides communication with other Scouter wearers. Depending on what is installed in the Scouter, it can also locate Dragon Balls. All-in-One device, Cool?
The coolest usage of this device got to be used in battle mode. The Scouter will measure the opponent's energy and power readings to calculate the user's chances of winning. Below is a representation of what I came up with.
As cool as it is, the Scouter has it down sides. There are cases where readings went off-chart and the Scouter exploded (apply on older model early in the dragonball Z series). In an encounter with a skillful fighter who knows how to suppress his/her power level, Scouter readings will not be accurate.
We have talked about Scouter's functions but is there a TOY version of it?
YES THERE IS! After years of release of the comics, Bandai did make some. It emits a sound when a side button is pressed and with a lens, you can reveal a hidden power level indicator on the game card. COOL!
Updates: Review of the Scouter toy here.
If you want a FREE Scouter to wear for fun, you may want to create a paper D.I.Y version. You can get that here. Don't expect to check on your another person's energy level though.
Here's another cool Scouter gadget here
The Scouter was the first cool gadget in Dragonball Z series. Don't you wish you own an actual working one and forget about our Mobile phones?
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