Though 2015 was basically a year of doom and gloom One Piece figures collectors, there was one thing this year that I absolutely loved: the advent of the super-articulated MegaHouse One Piece Variable Action Heroes figures line. And thankfully, the line will be continuing into 2016: the One Piece Variable Action Heroes Chopper goes up for order today, and it just may be the best Tony Tony Chopper toy ever made!
And while an amazing-looking Nami will be the Mugiwara kicking off the MegaHouse 2016 Variable Action Heroes, she’ll be followed up in the spring by beloved doctor Tony Tony Chopper!
But to my surprise, not only does this Chopper figure look good–it looks incredible! This VAH Chopper figure looks better than the One Piece POP Sailing Again Chopper, as nuts as that sounds.
The One Piece Variable Action Heroes Chopper action figure features articulation at the head, shoulders, wrists, tummy, hips and feet. The waist and neck articulation are so well-hidden I didn’t even notice it until I really zoomed in on the photos!
In total, this MegaHouse Chopper figure includes five faceplates: happy (standard), eyes closed happy, fierce/determined, extra cute eyes and “Kyupin” (sparkly-eyed).
The price on this little beauty is just 5,184 Japanese yen (about $42.70 USD). That’s aboutthe proce we pay here for Nendoroids, and I think this Chopper is way better than your typical Nendoroid, so I’ve got no qualms about paying that price. Also, as this figure will only be about 3cm smaller than the POP Sailing Again Chopper, it can stand-in for or even replace your MegaHouse P.O.P Chopper in your displays!
The One Piece Tony Tony Chopper Variable Action Heroes figure will be available for order later today, and is expected to be released in spring 2016. I’ve already placed my order for this gem of a figure myself, and encourage other interested collectors to do the same: if sales aren’t strong, MegaHouse will likely discontinue this range of OP figures, and that would be a real shame.
What do you think of the latest MegaHouse V.A.H. figure, One Piece fans? Do you agree that this is the best Chopper PVC figure ever made, or do you prefer a different version of the the Mugiwaras’ resident reindeer?