One Piece POP Sabo Figure Revealed & Photos! (MegaHobby EXPO 2014)

MegaHobby Expo 2014 Fall Sabo Figure Revealed

Thanksgiving is always my absolute least favorite holiday–especially now that Black Friday deals start on Thanksgiving Day and I need to find excuses to escape the family–but this Thanksgiving was different! This Thanksgiving happened to coincide with the biggest MegaHouse figure showcase of the year–MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2014!

And at the show, the long-awaited One Piece P.O.P Sabo Portrait of Pirates figure–almost certainly the single most-anticipated One Piece figure of 2015–was finally revealed!

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One Piece POP Mild Kid Luffy Nico Robin Sanji Figure Reissues!

One Piece P.O.P Mild Poster Luffy Nico Robin Sanji Brook Announcement

Remember how last weekend Bandai Japan showed off Figuarts Zero One Piece figures of the entire crew of the Straw Hats as children? Yeah–I get the feeling that MegaHouse was none too happy to see Bandai thinking about encroaching on their territory. Now, this may just be a crazy coincidence, but I think it’s more likely that MegaHouse heard what Bandai was cooking up and didn’t like it. Regardless, the winners are One Piece collectors, because MegaHouse is busting out some One Piece Portrait of Pirates figures for the first time in over half a decade–reissues of the One Piece P.O.P Mild Luffy, Nico Robin and Sanji figures are now up for order!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Bon Clay & Miss All Sunday! Tamashii Nation

Mr. 2 Bon Clay Figuarts Zero One Piece Figure Tamashii Nation 2014

What, you thought I was done talking about the massive number of One Piece figure prototypes that Bandai Japan displayed at Tamashii Nation 2014 over the weekend? Nope! In fact, the number of figures left to discuss is still in the double digits!

Continuing on with my discussions of the newly-revealed One Piece Figuarts Zero figures, we have Mr. 2 Bon Clay and Nico Robin Miss All Sunday!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Childhood Straw Hats Figures! Tamashii Nation

Tamashii Nation 2014 One Piece Figuarts Zero Childhood Figures Luffy Brook Franky Nami Robin Sanji Zoro

Bandai literally brought a boatload of surprise One Piece Figuarts Zero prototypes to display at Tamashii Nation 2014 over the weekend, and if there was one theme that surprised me more than any other that they brought, it was the huge multitude of One Piece children figures! While MegaHouse and Banpresto have released plenty of One Piece kid figures, Bandai Japan has never released a single one in the One Piece Figuarts Zero line. But that could all change in 2015, as Bandai Japan showed off a dozen One Piece Figuarts Zero Childhood figures at Tamashii Nation 2014!

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Tamashii Nations One Piece Figuarts Zero CP9 Lucci Kalifa Kaku!

One Piece Figuarts Zero Lucci Figure Tamashii Nations 2015

While there have been dozens upon dozens of characters released in the One Piece Figuarts Zero line, very few of those characters have been villains–and in particular, pre-timeskip villains.

But at this weekend’s Tamashii Nation 2014 event, we got a peek at many One Piece figures that could change all that–including a trio of figures from the World Government’s secret agency, CP9: Figuarts Zero Lucci, Kaku and Kalifa!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Vivi & Carue Revealed! (Tamashii Nations)

One Piece Figuarts Zero Carue Figure at Tamashii Nations Winter 2014

2014 was a pretty bleak year for Bandai One Piece Figuarts Zero collectors. I’ve gone over how disappointing the year was ad nauseam, so rather than talk myself in circles, let’s just accept it: Figuarts Zero One Piece 2014 was a bust. But while there are definitely no certainties, we at least have hope that 2015 will be a better year. And that hope was strengthened by this weekend’s Tamashii Nations 2014 event, in which Bandai Japan showcased a ton of potential new One Piece Figuarts Zero figures, including two dearly-missed friends: the One Piece Figuarts Zero Vivi and Carue figures!

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