MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012: One Piece Z P.O.P. Nico Robin Figure

P.O.P. Nico Robin One Piece Z Film Figure Close-Up 2013 MegaHouse

With the hotly-anticipated One Piece Z film releasing in Japan in mid-December, a majority of collectors were expecting MegaHouse to roll out a plethora of new One Piece Portrait of Pirates figures at the MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012 in late November. That didn’t exactly happen, but MegaHouse didn’t leave One Piece Z fans empty-handed, either. MegaHouse ended up showing off two exquisite movie-themed One Piece figures. One was the painted Tony Tony Chopper POP Edition-Z previously discussed, and the other was the fine Nico Robin figure discussed here…

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One Piece P.O.P. Neo-DX Sadi LIMITED (MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012)

One Piece P.O.P. Sadi Limited Figure 2013 MegaHouse

Of the One Piece Portrait of Pirates 2013 figures that debuted at the MegaHobby Expo, Sadi was right up near the absolute top of the list of characters I did not expect to see. But thanks to MegaHouse, see her in all of her scantily-clad glory I and all other One Piece fans did–and we’ll be seeing a lot more of her when the One Piece P.O.P. Sadi Neo DX figure comes out next year.

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One Piece POP Neo-DX Red-Haired Shanks (MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012)

One Piece POP Neo-DX Shanks MegaHouse 2013 Figure

It was bound to happen someday, and with the recent release of One Piece POP Ben Beckman, many fans correctly postulated that a brand-new One Piece Portrait of Pirates Shanks figure was on the way. They were all proven right at the MegaHobby Expo Autumn 2012 last month, where the new Shanks made his debut. There were some trepidations that this figure would be a minor 1.5 upgrade like the recent Limited Rob Lucci and Blackbeard POPs, but those fears were for naught: P.O.P. Red-Haired Shanks is coming our way in 2013 and he is a 100% new sculpt.

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One Piece P.O.P. Chopper Edition Z Figure Up for Order!

One Piece P.O.P. Chopper Edition Z Poster 2013

There were only two new painted figures at the MegaHobby Expo and one of them was the Portrait of Pirates Edition Z Chopper, so we knew a brand-new Tony Tony Chopper would be gracing our shelves in the not too distant future. Now we know exactly when that will be and how much lighter Chopper will be making our wallets when he does appear! Today in Japan (December 5th, 2012), …

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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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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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