About a month ago, word broke that MegaHouse had finally announced a One Piece Film Z Nami Portrait of Pirates figure! With having been over a year since the release of the last POP Edition Z figure, I was stoked for the Nami Edition-Z figure. And now, after all this time, the One Piece POP Nami BB Edition-Z figure is available for order! But, uh… unfortunately, this Nami Film Z figure isn’t exactly what I was expecting…
When an all-new MegaHouse One Piece POP Nami BB Ver. Edition-Z figure was announced, I was overjoyed at the prospect of finally adding a sixth member to my Film Z Mugiwaras. The suffix “BB” must stand for “BaBy“, I presumed, thinking of the de-aged child Nami seen in One Piece Film Z. Well, I couldn’t possibly be more wrong.
Evidently, the “BB” stands for “BooBy“, because that’s the definining feature of this well-endowed, Limited Nami POP wearing her whimsical bikini from the opening of One Piece Z.
I could probably spend a good couple thousand words discussing how this figure could be interpreted in demeaning ways by women and loved ones (especially with Nami’s buttocks falling out of her swimsuit in the back), but my feelings are plain, so that’s all I’ll say on the issue.
MegaHouse has done a terrific job on the face on this Nami BB Ver. figure, and I’ve always liked the rainbow bikini from the Film Z movie. Even so, my wife would punch me in the face (or somewhere else) if this Nami figure ever appeared in our household, so it’s not even a consideration for me. Your mileage may vary.
The One Piece Z Portrait of Pirates Nami BB figure is now available for order, and is scheduled to be released in September/October 2015. This is a POP LIMITED figure, which means there will only be one production run, so if this bikini-clad Nami statue is your thing, be sure to get your order in early. With a reasonably low price of under $100 even for domestic U.S. buyers, this is one of the most fairly-priced Limited One Piece figures we’ve seen in quite some time.
Alright, One Piece collectors! I’m not hiding my distaste for this BB Nami POP, but I know I most definitely do not speak for everyone. Who’s excited about (or by) this new MegaHouse Nami BB P.O.P., and who’s planning on ordering one to add to their own collection this fall?