Sales and popularity of One Piece toys and collectibles are on a definite downswing in 2015, and every merchandiser out there is looking to reignite their brand with intended blockbuster releases. MegaHouse is pumping out highly Limited Portrait of Pirates figures, while Bandai has begun releasing new versions of the Figuarts Zero Straw Hat Pirates. Meanwhile, Banpresto’s approach is revisiting one of their most popular items of all-time, with the all-new One Piece DXF Brotherhood II Sabo, Ace and Luffy figures now up for order!
And now that Banpresto is looking to create another sales sensation, it’s only natural that they’d want to harken back to that past triumph with the full trio of brothers for the new Brotherhood II DXF statues diorama.
The series includes three figures, which each one being sold individually: Sabo, Monkey D. Luffy and Portgas D. Ace. Each of the figures stands approximately 140 mm (or about 5.5″) tall, so they’re scaled similarly to the Bandai One Piece Figuarts Zero line.
Banpresto intends for this Ace figure to be standing with his back to Sabo and Luffy, as Ace has now departed this world.
Monkey D. Luffy also gets his one millionth figure here (or at least it feels like one millionth) as part of the Banpresto Brotherhood 2 series. Luffy is in his post-timeskip attire and looks very different from the original Brotherhood Luffy.
While he’s still in a battle-ready stance, Luffy looks far less fierce and a lot more amused this time around. Honestly, I’m not sure I like this Brotherhood II Luffy prototype as much as the original version (although I’ll be buying this Luffy to complete the trio regardless).
Of the three figures in this series, Sabo is easily the most dynamic and action-packed looking. I’ve already got several Sabo figures on order (including the Master Stars Piece and Figuarts Zero Sabo figures that I just received this month!), but there was no way I could resist ordering the most action-oriented Sabo statue yet!
All three One Piece DXF Brotherhood II figures are now available for pre-order domestically, and are expected to arrive in late summer 2015. I expect all three of these figures to be some of Banpresto’s fastest-selling items of 2015, with Sabo almost definitely being the quickest sell-out of the trio, so reserve yours soon if you’re bent on owning this beautiful diorama!
How do you like the One Piece Brotherhood II statues set, One Piece collectors? Will you be picking up any (or all!) of Banpresto’s second Brotherhood DXF series?