Traditionally, Banpresto One Piece World Collectable Figure sets have been limited to eight figures per series, but in 2014 Banpresto is changing things up and trying something new. Thus, we have a variety of six-figure One Piece WCF sets to look forward to next year! The most unexpected of the new themed sets is the One Piece WCF Pirates of the General Franky Shogun set, which will give us some of the most unique figure versions of six members of the Straw Hat Pirates ever…
One of Banpresto’s most major releases (which I’ll talk about at length someday soon) of 2014 is the One Piece WCF GIGA Franky Shogun toy. To coincide with the release of the GIGA General Franky Shogun, Banpresto is releasing an entire series of complementary One Piece World Collectable Figures. Thanks to these figures, we’ll finally be able to see how the whole Straw Hat crew (minus Brook, Zoro and Sanji) react to the wonder of the Iron Pirate Franky Shogun!
We also get the three people in the entire universe that are the most impressed with the Franky Shogun mech: Monkey D. Luffy, Usopp and Tony Tony Chopper! I’m not going to lie–I am absolutely in love with these figures. They’re packed with personality and look like they jumped straight out of the One Piece anime and manga! I don’t buy every variant of the Mugiwaras, but I will absolutely be buying this set.
MegaHouse made a weak attempt at a sparkly-eyed Kyupin Chopper that I reviewed last year, but Banpresto’s all-new mold for this One Piece WCF Tony Tony Chopper figure absolutely blows that one away! This is easily the most unique and lovable Chopper figure I’ve seen released in years!
The One Piece World Collectable Figure Pirates of the Iron Franky Shogun series of figures is scheduled to be released in April 2014. There are no major U.S. distributors of the One Piece WCF line, but I’ll post photos of the figures and links on where to order them when the set is actually released in the spring.How do you like the One Piece WCF Pirates of the General Franky Shogun series, One Piece collectors? Are these new versions of old characters fun enough to warrant your hard-earned money, or do you consider these WCFs to be just another rehash?