I was really afraid that as soon as the 5th Anniversary One Piece Figuarts Zero figure line came to an end, Bandai Tamashii would put the line on ice. And I was right–for a time. While we haven’t had a new One Piece FAZ solicited in three months now, the hiatus is finally over! And the new figure isn’t “just another” Luffy, Ace or Sabo figure–it’s all three at once! The One Piece Figuarts Zero Luffy Ace Sabo Brothers’ Promise figure is now up for order!
Yes, after debuting at an event early in 2015, the “Promise of Brothers” Figuarts Zero Ace, Luffy and Sabo figure will actually be released in mass in spring 2016!
Even if we get figures of these characters far too awesome, I am a huge fan of the backstory of Luffy, Ace and Sabo, and am thrilled to get one of the best-looking statues of these three characters as children from Bandai next March!
The pure joy on kid Monkey D. Luffy’s face is amazingly expressive, and it’s nice to see Sabo and Portgas D. Ace with unbridled happiness on their faces, backing Luffy up. Yes, we get too many PVC figures of these One Piece characters–but man, does this One Piece Figuarts Zero Brother’s Promise statue look good!
This statue is only 90mm (about 3.5″) tall, making it the single shortest One Piece Figuarts Zero figure Bandai has ever released. So to some folks, that’s going to make the 6,480 Japanese yen price-tag on this figure a bit hard to follow.
That said, we’re getting three all-new figurines in this set for about 60 bucks, which is a killer deal as far as I’m concerned. And the tree stump base (with sake cups!) is the icing on the cake of this beauty!
I have every figure of these three kids ever released, and these Figuarts Zero figures compare very well to any versions previously released! I am definitely pumped up about adding more kid Sabo, Ace and Luffy figures to my collection!
The One Piece Luffy Ace Sabo Promise of Brothers Statue is now up for pre-order, and is scheduled to be released in spring 2016. I want to support the Figuarts Zero One Piece line as much as possible, so I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of this statue. If you want Bandai Tamashii Nations to continue with this line, I recommend doing the same.
What do you think of the first One Piece Figuarts Zero 2016 figure, Mugiwara collectors? Will this childhood trio be joining your collection next year, or are you too burned out on this trio of characters to care?