If I have one big regret as far as One Piece collectibles go, it’s that the Bandai SH Figuarts One Piece figures line was a total flop. I love super-articulated figures, and it hurts me to this day that no super-articulated action figures of the whole Straw Hat Pirates crew exists. But wait–! There’s hope on the horizon! MegaHouse is stepping up to the bat and taking a swing at super-articulated One Piece figures themselves: the One Piece Variable Action Heroes Monkey D. Luffy is now up for order!

MegaHouse Luffy Variable Action Heroes Figure Poster

MegaHouse is renowned for making the best One Piece figures of any company (despite the high price-point of the One Piece POP line), and if Bandai is no longer interested in making articulated One Piece figures, then I’d rather MegaHouse take a stab at it than any other company. And thankfully–they are.

The new line of articulated One Piece Variable Action Heroes figures is set to begin in December 2014 with the Variable Action Heroes Monkey D. Luffy figure!

MegaHouse Variable Action Heroes One Piece Monkey D. Luffy Figure with Straw HatSome people will balk at the idea of beginning the line with Luffy (especially since there was already an S.H. Figuarts Luffy figure released), but that was a pre-timeskip Luffy. And let’s be real here–is there any character more suitable to start a new One Piece toys line than the main character and captain of the Mugiwaras himself?

Variable Action Heroes One Piece Monkey D. Luffy Action FigureThe MegaHouse Variable Action Heroes Luffy figure will stand 18cm tall (about 7 inches), making him larger than the One Piece Figuarts line but smaller than the One Piece Portrait of Pirates figures. It’s sort of a shame that the Variable Action Heroes One Piece line will be out of scale with the popular S.H. Figuarts Dragon Ball Z figures, but I really didn’t want to have Luffy fighting Goku anyway (or did I?).

Luffy Variable Action Heroes Action Figure with Angry Face Punching

Variable Action Heroes Luffy will include three sets of hands and three different face plates, so you’ll be able to get him into a huge variety of poses. I’m loving the enraged Luffy face! I wouldn’t mind a One Piece P.O.P Luffy with this angry face at all, but this one will do for now!

In addition to the angry Luffy face, the One Piece Variable Action Heroes Monkey D. Luffy will include a smiling face and a serious face. All three of these face sculpts look fantastic to me and a certainly improvements on the faces that MegaHouse has given the majority of the One Piece Portrait of Pirates Luffy figures!

One Piece Luffy Variable Action Heroes Action Figure MegaHouse 2015The One Piece Variable Action Heroes Monkey D. Luffy action figure is now up for pre-order, and is scheduled to be released in December 2014/January 2015. I’ve been pining away for more super-articulated One Piece figures and this Luffy looks absolutely magnificent to me, so I pre-ordered this guy instantly.

How do you like MegaHouse’s first stab at articulated One Piece figures, One Piece collectors? Is the Monkey D. Luffy Variable Action Heroes figure on your winter shopping list, or are you sticking to One Piece statues?


Isaac D. · September 5, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I have never liked figures with moving parts but today that changed. That is an amazing looking figure. Not only will I get that figure, I am not sure I can wait on seeing more of the line.

Now… If they do the the pre-Drum Island crew as well with a Merry and Sunny for the post time skip crew the same quality as the figures, scale to fit them. Might as well buy stock in Bandai Namco Holdings Inc.

Mko · October 28, 2014 at 5:41 pm

Is megahouse planning on releasing other crews as well like zoro, nami, and etc??

    Dabid · November 1, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    I’d assume MegaHouse will release more characters if Law and Luffy sell well.

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