Last week we broke the news that the Bandai Figuarts Zero One Piece figures shipping in June 2013 would be Hody Jones and Monkey D. Luffy Battle Ver. figures, but this week we’re going to jump back a month in the calendar to May 2013, as Bandai has just announced and released official photos of the May 2013 One Piece Figuarts Zero figures: Trafalgar Law and Caesar Clown from the “Punk Hazard” arc of One Piece!
MegaHouse actually beat Bandai to the punch with an early solicitation for the Portrait of Pirates Sailing Again Trafalgar Law (also scheduled for May 2013), but both the POP Trafalgar Law and the Figuarts Zero Trafalgar Law New World Ver. have their own distinct advantages. The POP Sailing Again Law features alternative arms, which make for a far more diverse set of display possibilities.
Accompanying Law in May 2013 will be the Caesar Clown Figuarts Zero figure. I’d like to avoid any discussion of Caesar Clown’s role in the Punk Hazard story arc, as that hasn’t really played out yet for anime-only viewers, but the Bandai One Piece Figuarts Zero Caesar Clown figure looks really cool. I really like the visual of the smoke effects surrounding Clown, and I wish the FAZ Smoker figure Bandai released had cool smoke effects like that surrounding it.
The 2013 One Piece Figuarts Zero Traflagar Law (Shichibukai Ver.) and Caesar Clown figures are now available for pre-order. Both Figuarts Zero One Piece Trafalagar Law New World Ver. and Caesar Clown are scheduled for release in May 2013. We’ll update with reviews and in-hand photos of both figures once they’re released.