Well, it was nice while it lasted. After two years of limited and inconsistent releases, Bandai Japan finally got the One Piece Figuarts Zero line back on track with the monthly 5th Anniversary Series of figures, with one newly-sculpted figure being released each month for the latter half of 2015. I had hoped that the 5th Anniversary might be a “rolling” anniversary year and we’d see another six figures in 2016, but alas. Bandai Tamashii Nations has confirmed the sixth release in the lineup will be the final entry. Luckily, it’s a blockbuster–the One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Luffy & Law figure is now up for order!

One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Monkey D Luffy and Trafalgar Law Figure

One of the staples of the One Piece epic is Luffy walking in and facing the big bads of each story arc alone. Luffy single-handedly took down everyone from Buggy to Crocodile to Hody Jones to Caesar Clown all by his lonesome. But when the time came to face down the fallen Celestial Dragon, Donquixote Doflamingo, Monkey D. Luffy entered the battle alongside one of Oda-sensei’s most popular characters: Trafalgar Law!

So it seems only fitting that the 5th Anniversary FAZ line come to an end with a recreation of these iconic (and recent) team-up, giving the spotlight to One Piece’s main character and a side character whose popularity is off the charts!

Figuarts Zero Luffy and Law 5th Anniversary Edition FigureWhen Bandai first debuted this statue at an event a few months ago, my jaw literally dropped. I genuinely thought that this was some sort of one-of-a-kind statue that Bandai Japan had developed specifically to show off at the event, and not something that they were actually planning on mass producing.

The sculpting, paint deco and effects pieces added onto this statue are some of the best work that Bandai has literally ever done with the FAZ One Piece line, and I wasn’t sure that they were up to the task of manufacturing it on a large scale.

Figuarts Zero One Piece Luffy and Law Figures 5th Anniversary EditionBut as it turns out, that is exactly what Bandai is doing as their final 5th Anniversary Figuarts Zero One Piece entry! What’s even better is that this beautiful figure is a mass release item and not a limited Tamashii Web exclusive, meaning that fans and collectors in the United States will be able to secure one easily through stores who purchase from Bluefin Distribution. Thanks, Bandai!

5th Anniversary Monkey D. Luffy Law Figure Close-Up Bandai JapanThe Monkey D. Luffy figure in this set harkens back to the immensely popular first Monkey D. Luffy Battle Ver. figure that was released way back in 2013 and remains one of the line’s top-selling figures. But while that Luffy was enraged, this one has a characteristic grin on his face and his awesome Dressrosa “Lucy” sunflower shirt.

Meanwhile, this is the best-looking action-posed version of Trafalgar Law that has been released thus far by any company, as Law’s Punk Hazard Battle Ver. figure ended up being ultimately disappointing.

Bandai Trafalgar Law 5th Anniversary Figuarts Zero Close-Up

But as incredible as this duo looks, I was really fearing the price-tag on this item. I had initially heard we might be looking at about $100 for this statue, which would be out-of-line for a 160 mm (6.3″) figure. Thankfully, while expensive, the 5th Anniversary Law and Luffy figure is a bit cheaper than that, with a retail price of $82.99 in the United States (and 9,936 jpy overseas).

That makes this the single most-expensive Figuarts Zero figure ever released in North America, but considering this is the first-ever statue of two full characters on one base–and it’s a masterpiece–I don’t mind dropping my eighty-something dollars for what may turn out to be the last Bandai One Piece statue ever released.

Bandai Tamashii Nations Luffy Law Statue Figuarts Zero Figure 5th EditionThe 5th Anniversary Figuarts Zero Monkey D. Luffy & Trafalgar Law statue is now available for order, and is scheduled to be released in December 2015/January 2016. Because of the size and price of this statue, I don’t expect a lot of these to be made, so this is another instance where pre-ordering is a virtue. Remember: it’s better to have a pre-order you don’t want and end up canceling than it is to not a have a pre-order for a sold-out item and wish that you did!

What do you think of this (amazing) Monkey D. Luffy and Trafalgar Law Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary figure, One Piece collectors? Will you be putting down the big bucks for this statue, or is it too rich for your blood? If this were the final One Piece Figuarts Zero figure ever released, would you be okay with that?


Aaron D. Carlyon · August 5, 2015 at 6:40 pm

I can’t wait it looks awesome worth the money for luffy and law. But i was hoping to get the rest of the straw hat crew with new poses.

    Eugene · December 16, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I totally agree, Aaron! From what was said in the article Bandai won’t be moving forward with making the entire crew? Ugh! I hope this isn’t so. The pic I saw of the entire crew (I think it was during some Jump Fiesta convention) was epic! The new poses were amazing and I really do hope they move forward with cranking out the crew. I especially loved the new Brook and Sanji that was displayed. I’d also really love to see a battle version of Kizaru to go along with the other two admirals.

Mark G. · August 6, 2015 at 9:23 pm

I really hope it’s not the end of the line, I love the figuarts line I have pre-ordered this statue I wanted to get the rest of the new fifth anniversary figures but I don’t have room for that many copies of the same character with the exception of a couple characters i.e. Frankie Brooke and Robin. Really I wish figurarts would actually expand the line and gave us new characters that is what I would definitely spend money on.

James Leyson · September 9, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Bandai needs a new marketing manager… They should avoid releasing characters that have been released many times. They should release new characters, i think thats the best way to boost One Piece Figuarts Sale. I already completed all of the characters of One Piece Figuarts. And im not buying another character that i already have. And besides theres a lot of showcased One Piece Figuarts Figure that is not released yet. Like the rest of Supernovas, apoo, Beige and Urouge. The Barol Works member, Mr.1,2,3, Ms. All Sunday, wednesday, Vivi, the CP9 members and a lot more. I dont know why they are showcasing this on tamashi nations events but they are not releasing. Bandai Can i apply to be your One Piece Figuarts Marketing Manager. I can Nake bandai and all of one piece collectors very happy!! 🙂

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