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!
Just when we all believed Bandai Japan was done making pre-timeskip One Piece Figuarts Zero figures, they surprise us all by backtracking and showing off a bunch of prototypes for One Piece statues from the Alabastaba arc! Over the weekend I chatted about the Figuarts Zero Vivi and Carue figures, and now let’s take a look at the villainous side of the Alabastaba arc.
With a dynamic pose and great face sculpt, this is is the best toy of Mr. 2 I can recall seeing. I’m a big Mr. 2 fan and missed out on the One Piece POP Bon Clay figure, so I’d love to get this more affordable–and better-posed–figure of my favorite okama from Bandai.
Nico Robin also took center stage at Tamashii Nation 2014 in her first-appearance Miss All Sunday attire! This white coat and cowboy hat look is the best for Nico Robin, in my opinion, and is astoundingly an appearance MegaHouse hasn’t done in figure form. For that reason, the Miss All Sunday Figuarts Zero figure is near the top of my One Piece FAZ wish list now.
Also on display at the 2014 Tamashii Nation in Akihabara is the previously-released One Piece Figuarts Zero Crocodile figure. It would definitely make logical sense for the Warlord to be reissued if the rest of the Alabastaba figures (Vivi, Carue, Mr. 2, Miss All Sunday) are heading for production.
The fact that Bandai has brought back the Mr. 2 Bon Clay Figuarts Zero figure prototype to show off again after not releasing it for two years gives me real hope that Bandai Tamashii Nations is serious about getting Bon-chan out there this time. It just makes no sense to keep showing off a toy that you’re not going to give customers the opportunity to buy.
Are One Piece Figuarts Zero Bon Clay and Miss All Sunday high on your wish lists, One Piece collectors? Would you buy these figures if Bandai Japan ever actually produced them, or are you perfectly content if these never get past the prototype form?