France is the european country where the Saint Seiya's anime and manga had most success and the first one where the vintage figures of the eighties were exported from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. But it's also an exception to this due to the fact in some cases some french figures have been produced in Japan, as the japanese editions. In that case it's indicated on the left bottom corner of the boxes.
In 1987 then the first figures arrived, Bandai France© translated all the boxes and adapted the names of the characters from the various lines. Starting with the main five Bronze V1s, three Heavy Metal V1s (Seiya, Shiryu, and Hyoga), and the twelve Gold Saints. In 1988, all the other lines common to the other Spanish and Italian editions follow: the Bronze V2, the (incomplete) lines of Marines and Asgard, the only Silver Saint (Marin Eagle) and exclusively for the French market only, the versions adapted of "Le Stade Colisée" and "L'Arene de Combat".
Since 2003 reeditions of several lines appear (Marin Eagle, only three Gold Saints out of twelve and the main five Bronze V1), togheter with several unpublished before: these are "new" figures, which had not been distributed in the eighties. They are the french version of the Bronze Sacred Armor, the Specter, Jabu Unicorn and three Silver Saints. These were the last vintage figures distributed, Bandai France© didn't plan to complete the missing lines and characters since the Myth Cloth series were already present in parallel on the market and got more and more success year after year.