Bandai Figuarts Zero One Piece Bepo Figure Review

Bandai Bepo Figuarts Zero Figure with Angry Head Face

I’ve been giving an inordinate amount of attention to the Straw Hat Pirates crew lately, so for today’s review I’m going to cover something different. And by different, I mean “totally different”. As in “kung fu polar bear pirate wearing an orange jumpsuit” different. If you guessed that I was talking about Bepo from Trafalgar Law’s Heart Pirates crew (and really, how couldn’t you?), you’re correct! Bepo was released in the first year of the Bandai One Piece Figuarts Zero line and can cost you a small fortune to obtain. Is this one-of-a-kind bear beast worth the big bucks?

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One Piece POP Sailing Again Sanji Portrait of Pirates Figure Review

One Piece Sailing Again Sanji POP MegaHouse Figure Close-Up

Today we’re going to step back in time, as I review one of the best One Piece figures released by any toy company in 2012. As one of the first members of the Straw Hats Pirates crew, Sanji the cook has had an uncountable number of figures released over the years. Some of those figures have been pretty decent, but MegaHouse set the new bar sky-high with this amazingly superb One Piece P.O.P. Sailing Again Sanji figure that they released in the Portrait of Pirates line last year…

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One Piece WCF Series 30 Released! CP9, Tom, Nico Olvia & Saul!

One Piece WCF 30 Tom of Tom's Workers from Water 7 Figure

It’s been over five months–virtually an eternity–since Banpresto released a new set of the One Piece WCF main line, but the agony is over. One Piece WCF Series 30 was released in Japan just this week, and it’s one of the most eclectic One Piece figure lineups ever by Banpresto. Containing characters only loosely connected from three different eras and no Straw Hat Pirates whatsoever, One Piece WCF 30 gives us never-before-made figures, villains, flashback characters, and even the King of the Pirates’ ship…

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Boa Hancock Battle Ver. One Piece Figuarts Zero Figure Released!

One Piece Figuarts Zero Boa Hancock Battle Ver. Figure Box

Thus far it’s been a great spring for Boa Hancock fans! Not only do we get the dazzlingly gorgeous One Piece P.O.P. EX Boa Hancock Blue Ver. figure that I reviewed last week, but just today in Japan the Bandai Figuarts Zero One Piece Boa Hancock Battle Ver. figure was released! Boa Hancock is a popular character and as such we’ve gotten a ton of figures of her in the past few years. But this Bandai Boa Hancock Figuarts Zero figure brings a fresh and all-new design to the table…

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Figuarts Zero One Piece Punk Hazard Smoker & Tashigi Revealed!

2013 Figuarts Zero One Piece Punk Hazard Smoker & Tashigi Figures

Bandai Figuarts Zero One Piece figures of both Smoker and Tashigi have been released before, depicting their pre-timeskip appearances, but we’ve never seen them released in major figure form before like this! ​Based on their appearances in the Punk Hazard arc of the One Piece manga (which is happening right now in the anime), it’s the all-new One Piece Figuarts Zero 2013 figures of Vice-Admiral Smoker and… uh, well… a Tashigi that’s a whole lot different from any that’s come before…

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One Piece Master Stars Piece Zoro MSP Figure Released!

One Piece Banpresto Master Stars Piece Roronoa Zoro MSP Box

After a lull in the storm of new One Piece figure collectibles, several great items have been released early this week! Perhaps the most exciting of these items is the Banpresto Master Stars Piece Roronoa Zoro figure!

It seems like forever that we’ve been waiting for this MSP Zoro to come out, but it’s actually only been a few months. Has the future world’s greatest swordsman’s latest figure been worth the wait?

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One Piece Episode 589 Anime Review & Screenshots

One Piece Episode 589 The Terrifying Scientist Caesar Clown

It’s been a while since I had a chance to review a One Piece anime episode, but I had some free time this weekend and said what the heck, devoting a few hours reviewing and taking screenshots of episode 589 of the One Piece Anime, “The World’s Worst! The Terrifying Scientist, Caesar!” It’s taken almost a dozen episodes to get there, but with this episode we finally see the full reveal of the Punk Hazard arc’s major villain, Caesar Clown…

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Figuarts Zero One Piece Sogeking Usopp Battle Ver. Released!

Boxed Figuarts Zero One Piece Sogeking Battle Ver. Front

One of the longest in-development Figuarts Zero One Piece figures finally came out of the factory and into stores this week, when the popular One Piece Figuarts Zero “Battle Version subset got its fifth figure. He may not be the most popular member of the Straw Hats, but Usopp has been there since almost the very beginning. And when it came time to determine a pre-timeskip costume to release for Usopp, there’s no better idea Bandai could have come up with than this Figuarts Zero One Piece Sogeking Usopp Battle Ver. figure…

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MegaHouse One Piece POP Boa Hancock Blue Ver. Figure Review 2013

Boa Hancock Blue Ver. One Piece Portrait of Pirates Figure

Every once in a while I’ll end up buying a toy that maybe I don’t need (and yes, I’m pretty certain I do need toys to live). Case in point: the just-released MegaHouse One Piece P.O.P. Boa Hancock Blue Ver. figure. This Portrait of Pirates figure is a limited POP EX, where the “EX” stands for “EXtra”–as in, you don’t necessarily need this figure to feel like your collection is complete. But, well… clearly I felt I needed this blue Boa Hancock figure anyway, enough to have her air-shipped via EMS from overseas immediately after release. Was this blue One Piece Boa Hancock figure worth the bucks?

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MegaHouse One Piece POP Neo-DX Whitebeard Figure Reissue Coming!

MegaHouse POP White Beard Figure Shirohige Old Original Neo-DX

In some pretty shocking news that absolutely no one expected, MegaHouse has announced a third One Piece Portrait of Pirates figure for release in August, the ship alongside the POP Gol D. Roger and Whitebeard Ver. 0 figures. One of the largest, rarest, and most expensive One Piece Portrait of Pirates figures on the aftermarket, it’s a reissue of the original Edward Newgate Whitebeard POP figure!

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