It’s sort of ironic–when MegaHouse debuted a ton of One Piece POP Dressrosa Portrait of Pirates figures at MegaHobby last fall, everybody (including me) complained that MegaHouse was skipping over Punk Hazard almost entirely, as we all wanted figures of the current arc of the One Piece anime. But now that the One Piece anime has moved on and we’re firmly entrenched in Dressrosa, everyone wants to know when the first Portrait of Pirates One Piece Dress Rosa figures will arrive. Well, start saving your pennies, One Piece collectors–the One Piece P.O.P. Rebecca figure is now available for order and will be arriving in summer 2014!
One of the first major events that occurs once the Mugiwaras arrive on the island of Dressrosa is a huge tournament over at the Corrida Colosseum. Straw Hat Luffy encounters many formidable foes at the Corrida Colosseum, including Bellamy the Hyena, Jesus Burgess of the Blackbeard Pirates… and one super-cute girl.
MegaHouse has really outdone themselves with the paint deco on this One Piece Portrait of Pirates Rebecca figure. The valiant warrior woman has a combination of colors rarely (if ever) seen on one action figure, including shiny metallic gold armor, red-black gradient feathers on her helmet, a turquoise cape and a shield with varying hues of brown that make it look just like in the show.
For those One Piece fans out there who prefer their Gladiator Rebecca POP figure to be a little less suited for battle and in a little more of a state of undress, MegaHouse has you covered–Rebecca has an alternate “happy”, smiling face and her cape and helmet are removable. She, uh, looks a lot less threatening like this.
Uhhh, yeahhhhh. If my wife see this image, this Rebecca figure is totally not going to be welcome in our home. This is unfortunately a statue that will earn me a lot of dirty looks from friends and family who saw it on display in our apartment if I removed the helmet and cape (and possibly even if I don’t).
The One Piece Portrait of Pirates Rebecca figure/statue is now available for pre-order, and is expected to be released in August 2014. I need to see more of this character in the One Piece manga and anime before deciding if I want her in my collection, but all signs point to “yes”. I’ll post more photos and information on Rebecca’s release as we get closer to it.
What do you think of MegaHouse’s take on Gladiator Rebecca, One Piece collectors? Will this gorgeous gladiator be finding a home in your collection later on this year?