I bought this toy for my son.

Came along with a character named Cell.

Who would this character be?

unknown toy

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    Partly out of curiosity, did you buy that in a shop, with a brand and everything, or somewhere else, like a yard sale or something? I wanted to find the "source", so I'm Googling up rayquaza plastic toy along with various dragon ball cell variations, but while there are a lot of toys for both, I didn't find that very one yet. So if you've got a lead to give me... :) – Jenayah Sep 11 '18 at 0:33
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    Hello LCarvalho, I see you've accepted the answer that it is Rayquaza. I'm still curious to learn, though: what made you think it was a Dargon Ball character? Was it sold to you as one? Was it packaged as one? Enquiring minds want to know! – SQB Sep 12 '18 at 7:03
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    Came along with the Dragon Ball's Cell character. I'm Brazilian and I bought at a newsstand ... – LCarvalho Sep 12 '18 at 12:07

That's not Dragon Ball, I think. It looks like the Pokémon Rayquaza, actually.

Notice the overall green, the little T-Rex-y arms, the golden pattern on the side, and the red edges on the rudder "separations" of his body.

Rayquaza Pokémon

Granted, the toy looks a bit shorter and its "horns" are shorter (and parallel), but it still matches a lot of Rayquaza's features.

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    One other notable difference is the jagged edges everywhere (ears, fins, back). But 100% agree that's a Rayquaza. – jpmc26 Sep 11 '18 at 22:18

If it's a Dragon Ball toy, it can only really be Shenlong or Shenron, the dragon that puts the "dragon" in Dragon Ball.
He is the magical dragon that is summoned by collecting all seven of the Dragon Balls. He has, like all good magical dragons should, the power to grant wishes.

An image of Shenron

Your toy is not a particularly good version of it, though. It does indeed share some characteristics with the Pokémon Rayquaza. It's possible that a lazy designer copied or re-used a design.

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    It's not uncommon for the same injection-moulded toy to be painted in multiple ways to represent completely different characters or objects from different franchises as a cost-cutting measure. Your Mileage May Vary on how convincing the results are for at least one of those options. So it's entirely possible that both answers are in fact correct and the toy was intended to be sold with different paint-jobs for each franchise. – Ruadhan2300 Sep 11 '18 at 13:41
  • @Ruadhan2300 definitely the Pokémon paint if you're right about this. – Stormblessed Oct 27 '18 at 4:39

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