One Piece Z P.O.P. Chopper Figure (MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012)

One Piece Z P.O.P. Chopper Figure Megahouse 2013

If there was one figure I was downright certain would be at the Autumn 2012 MegaHobby Expo besides Sailing Again Franky, it was a One Piece Z Chopper P.O.P. Even if MegaHouse wasn’t going to make the full Straw Hat Pirates crew in Portrait of Pirates form wearing the One Piece Z costumes, they were always going to make Chopper because, well… he’s Chopper. And not just any Chopper, but …

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One Piece P.O.P. Sailing Again Trafalgar Law (MegaHobby Expo)

One Piece P.O.P. Sailing Again Trafalgar Law Close-Up MegaHouse

While I was 100% certain that we’d see a finished version of One Piece P.O.P. Sailing Again Franky at the MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012, I was only 90% certain that we’d be seeing a Sailing Again Trafalgar Law figure there as well. I should have trusted my instincts just a teensy bit more, as Portrait of Pirates Sailing Again Law did in fact debut in unpainted form at the show. …

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MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012: One Piece POP Gol D. Roger

One Piece Gold Roger Portrait of Pirates Figure Close-Up

If you had to narrow One Piece down to having just one character that is the epitome of “legend”, that character would indisputably be Gol D. Roger (or “Gold Roger”, as he’s often called). The King of the Pirates who did the impossible and conquered the Grand Line, Gol D. Roger caused the great age of pirates with his declaration about the existence of the One Piece. So though Roger …

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2013 Figuarts Zero One Piece Z Figure Sets Officially Revealed!

Figuarts Zero One Piece Z Sanji Figure Bandai 2013

We got our first glimpse of the Figuarts Zero One Piece Z Strawhat Pirates figures from leaked photos from the Tamashii Nation 2012 shown in late October, but now Bandai has released official photography and release information for the complete crew of the Strawhat Pirates as they appear in the One Piece Z film! But if you’re hoping to cherry-pick your favorite members of the crew in their Figuarts Zero …

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One Piece DX Grandline Men Golden Shiki Figure Review

Golden Lion Shiki Figure Head Close-Up One Piece DX Banpresto

Of all the characters in the One Piece mythos I never expected to like, Golden Shiki would be toward the top of the list. In general I find shonen anime movie villains to be some of the weakest and most unmemorable characters from a series. But Golden Lion Shiki totally me completely off-guard with the combination of his wacky sense of humor and his top-tier Devil Fruit abilities. Not only …

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MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012 One Piece POP Portrait of Pirates Kalifa

One Piece POP Portrait of Pirates Kalifa Figure CP9 2013

As soon as MegaHouse announced the Rob Lucci 1.5 earlier this year, speculation ran rampant that MegaHouse had released an improved version of the CP9 leader in anticipation of creating more members of the World Government’s special agents, CP9 (Cipher Pol 9). I wasn’t so sure that MegaHouse had anything like that in the works, since the Water 7 story arc of the anime concluded years ago. But it seems …

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MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012: One Piece POP Sailing Again Franky

One Piece POP SA Franky Figure Megahobby Expo 2012

There was only one figure I was absolutely certain that MegaHouse would debut at the MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012, and they didn’t let me down: One Piece Portrait of Pirates Sailing Again Franky finally debuted in all his fully-painted glory at the event. And as many collectors had already guessed, Franky is officially part of the new P.O.P. Maximum line of highly-priced figures. Franky is the ninth and final member …

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One Piece DX Grandline Lady Nico Robin & Olivia Figures Released!

One Piece DX Grandline Lady Vol 2 Nico Robin and Nico Olivia Figures

While this week may have been a holiday for Americans (and let’s face it–the busiest shopping week of the year as well), it’s business as usual in Japan with another hot set of figure releases: Banpresto’s One Piece DX Grandline Lady Vol. 2 series! Grandline Lady Volume 2 is one of the most-anticipated releases of the entire year for the One Piece DX figures, as it contains two all-star characters: …

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One Piece WCF Vol. 29 Fishman Island Figures Released!

One Piece WCF TV 233-240 Box Figures Set of 8

Today in Japan the newest set of One Piece World Collectable Figures was released: Volume 29! One Piece WCF Vol. 29 is based upon characters from the beginning of the “Fishman Island” arc of the One Piece anime and manga, before the Royal Family and Hody Jones appear. Hence, that’s why the Flying Dutchman is in this set despite there not being a WCF Vander Decken figure yet–Decken didn’t appear …

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Figuarts Zero One Piece Shanks & Ben Beckman Released!

Shanks Climactic Fight Version Figuarts Zero One Piece Figure

On Saturday, November 17th a new pair of Bandai One Piece Figuarts Zero figures sailed into stores in Japan: Captain Red-Haired Shanks and Ben Beckman of the Red-Haired Pirates! This is the third figure of Red-Haired Shanks released in the Bandai Figuarts Zero One Piece collection. The first was a standard Shanks released at the very beginning of the line back in 2010, while the second was an unpopular Strong …

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