I was seriously considering just pretending that the newly-released MegaHouse Trafalagar Law P.O.P. Sailing Again figure didn’t exist until winter, so that I could take the official review photography of the Punk Hazard Law Portrait of Pirates figure in the snow. But, well, judging by the numerous messages I’ve gotten asking why I haven’t reviewed Law yet, I’ve surmised that people would prefer not to wait. So I present to you, accompanied by illogical summer outdoor photos, my review of the all-new 2013 One Piece P.O.P. Trafalgar Law Sailing Again figure!
MegaHouse has been a little slow and a little “light” with the timeskip One Piece P.O.P. figures. Thus far, we’ve only gotten the New World Straw Hats crew, Shirahoshi and (for some reason) Perona. No Hody Jones, no timeskip Jinbe, no Fishman Island representation other than Princess Shirahoshi at all. But while I still want a Hody Jones, MegaHouse absolutely made the right call by skipping to the unquestionable most wanted figure of the year: Punk Hazard Trafalgar Law!
As you’ve probably noticed looking at the photos by now, this One Piece Shichibukai Trafalgar Law POP figure can take on more than one pose. The magnitude of the number of customizations that could be done to this Trafalgar Law P.O.P. didn’t hit me until I pulled out the entire tray full of alternate body parts that came packaged behind Law in his box, however!
In total, the Portrait of Pirates Sailing Again Trafalgar Law figure comes with three face plates, six arms, and nine (yes, nine) hands. The MegaHouse timeskip Law figure also comes with a figure stand display base and Law’s sword and sheathe.
Prefer to have your Sailing Again P.O.P. Law performing his “Room” technique, with his mouth open to proclaim the attack? He can do that too. Even just standing around with sword behind his back, this Trafalgar Law figure looks so styling and smooth, I have no idea whatsoever how anybody could not fall in love with his charisma.
I’m lucky enough to own the original One Piece POP Neo-DX Trafalgar Law figure, which has surprisingly never been reissued despite Law’s incredible popularity. I used to think that the P.O.P. Law figure was a fantastic likeness and it was one of my favorite Portrait of Pirates figures–right up until I put it side-by-side with the new P.O.P. Sailing Again Trafalgar Law.
There’s absolutely no comparison between the Neo-DX and Sailing Again Trafalagar Law figures–the new P.O.P. Punk Hazard Law figure is superior in every way. Paint quality, accessories, sculpting–the works. Until I had them both right in front of me, I couldn’t believe how much more detailed and accurate the facial sculpt on the new Trafalgar Law Sailing Again figure was compared to the old Law. There are simply all-around more sculpting details and better paint apps on the 2013 Law figure compared to the old one. I really don’t know if I’ll be able to look at the old Trafalgar Law P.O.P. the same way again now.
I’ve got one big beef with this MegaHouse Trafalar Law P.O.P. figure, and it’s that MegaHouse has somehow managed to get the color of the designs on Law’s coat totally wrong! Yes, the company known for making the most high-end One Piece figures actually made a very obvious and major goof.
Law’s jacket should have yellow designs on it, or under the right lighting, dark gold. But the Hearts Pirates Jolly Roger and other designs on Sailing Again Trafalgar Law’s coat are very clearly a dark orange. Unless this is the Halloween Edition of this figure–and it’s not–then these colors are just not acceptable. Am I going to lose sleep at night over Law’s clothes having designs on it that aren’t colored properly? No. But this POP Trafalgar Law Sailing Again figure comes so close to being perfect that it’s a pretty monumental letdown that MegaHouse stumbled at the finish line with such a very obvious error.
If you missed out on pre-ordering this MegaHouse Trafalgar Law Portrait of Pirates Sailing Again figure, there’s still some available on ebay. This particular figure is in ultra demand (as you might expect), and is quickly getting very pricy as he is not scheduled to ever be reissued at this time. If you want Law, this might be the time to get him before he gets really expensive.
Overall: MegaHouse brought their “A” game for this Portrait of Pirates Trafalgar Law Sailing Again figure, and that’s just the grade that this figure earns (and deserves): an ‘A’. With a multitude of alternate hands, arms, and faces, along with some truly spectacular sculpting and paint deco, this Law figure is near-perfect.
I’m incredibly frustrated by the incorrectly colored decorations on Law’s coat, and I also think it might have been nice to get a Smoker’s heart in a cube accessory, but this is such a fantastic figure that it is not to be missed regardless. The Shichibukai Trafalgar Law Sailing Again figure is easily one of the best One Piece POP figures I’ve ever owned.