One Piece Variable Action Heroes Chopper Up for Order!

Tony Tony Chopper Variable Action Heroes Poster

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!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Luffy Ace Sabo Brothers Figures!

Close-Up of Bandai One Piece FAZ Child Monkey D. Luffy Figure

I was really afraid that as soon as the 5th Anniversary One Piece Figuarts Zero figure line came to an end, Bandai Tamashii would put the line on ice. And I was right–for a time. While we haven’t had a new One Piece FAZ solicited in three months now, the hiatus is finally over!

And the new figure isn’t “just another” Luffy, Ace or Sabo figure–it’s all three at once! The One Piece Figuarts Zero Luffy Ace Sabo Brothers’ Promise figure is now up for order!

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Roronoa Zoro Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Up for Order!

Bandai Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Zoro Figure Close-Up

There’s no guarantee that they’ll be a 10th Anniversary of the Bandai Figuarts Zero One Piece figures line (or even a 6th Anniversary, with the way things are going), but Bandai Japan is trucking right along with their popular line of One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary figures! And after last month’s much-anticipated Portgas D. Ace figure, this month’s figure brings us back to our favorite pirate crew with a redo of an early figure that simply wasn’t up to Bandai’s current standards: the Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Roronoa Zoro figure is now up for order!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Sabo Figure Pre-Order!

One Piece Figuarts Zero Sabo 5th Anniversary Figure Close-Up

It seems that our patience has been rewarded (sort of)! In honor of the 5th Anniversary of the One Piece Figuarts Zero statue line, Bandai Japan is seemingly committed to bringing us one all-new One Piece FAZ figure each month for a year! The first three figures were Luffy, Chopper and Portgas D. Ace, all of which character that have had at least five Figuarts figures each over the years. But for the fourth figure in the lineup, it’s a much-demanded battle version of a character who’s previously only had one release–the One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Sabo figure is now up for order!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Portgas D. Ace!

One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Ace Figure Close-Up

When Bandai Tamashii Nations announced the One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary line of figures in the winter, I genuinely got my hopes up about the possibility of a resurgence of the One Piece FAZ series. Sadly, it appears that the days of getting one figure a month–much less two or three–are behind us. While we had hoped for the rest of the Mugiwaras to follow the pre-order for Luffy and Chopper, that has not occurred. But there is a consolation prize! One of the most popular One Piece characters of all time is returning with an all-new figure: the One Piece Figuarts Zero Portgas D. Ace 5th Anniversary figure is now up for order!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Monkey D. Luffy Figure!

One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Monkey D. Luffy Figure

It feels like eternity since a new One Piece Figuarts Zero figure went up for order. And while it hasn’t been quite that long, it has been a really long time since I had a new mass-release Bandai One Piece figure to talk about. Now, I’m sure everyone is hoping for an all-new character like Figuarts Zero Kyros or Pica or Diamante, but those just aren’t in the cards right now. We’re going to have to take any port in a storm, and that means we need to welcome any new 2015 Figuarts Zero One Piece figure: including the One Piece Figuarts Zero 5th Anniversary Edition Monkey D. Luffy figure!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Law Special Color Edition Figure!

One Piece Figuarts Zero Trafalgar Law Special Color Edition Figure Close-Up

While we’ve still got a week until 2015 rolls into town, I don’t think it’s too early yet at all to name 2015 “the year of Sabo figures”. The number of Sabo figures, statues, capsule toys and so forth to be released in 2015 will likely be absolutely staggering.

But while he may not be next year’s “hot” character, that doesn’t mean toy companies are giving Trafalgar Law a break–the limited One Piece Figuarts Zero Trafalgar Law Special Color Edition figure is now up for order!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Koala Figure Photos & Pre-Order!

Koala One Piece Figuarts Zero Figure Statue Close-Up Bandai

Bandai Japan has been making a habit over the past few years of beating MegaHouse to the punch time after time with new One Piece figures. From Bartolomeo to Sabo to Fujitora to Punk Hazard Law, Bandai has gotten One Piece Figuarts Zero figures out before the One Piece POP versions over and over.

And in 2015, that trend will be continuing: the limited exclusive One Piece Figuarts Zero Koala figure is now up for order!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Childhood Straw Hats Figures! Tamashii Nation

Tamashii Nation 2014 One Piece Figuarts Zero Childhood Figures Luffy Brook Franky Nami Robin Sanji Zoro

Bandai literally brought a boatload of surprise One Piece Figuarts Zero prototypes to display at Tamashii Nation 2014 over the weekend, and if there was one theme that surprised me more than any other that they brought, it was the huge multitude of One Piece children figures! While MegaHouse and Banpresto have released plenty of One Piece kid figures, Bandai Japan has never released a single one in the One Piece Figuarts Zero line. But that could all change in 2015, as Bandai Japan showed off a dozen One Piece Figuarts Zero Childhood figures at Tamashii Nation 2014!

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One Piece Figuarts Zero Vivi & Carue Revealed! (Tamashii Nations)

One Piece Figuarts Zero Carue Figure at Tamashii Nations Winter 2014

2014 was a pretty bleak year for Bandai One Piece Figuarts Zero collectors. I’ve gone over how disappointing the year was ad nauseam, so rather than talk myself in circles, let’s just accept it: Figuarts Zero One Piece 2014 was a bust. But while there are definitely no certainties, we at least have hope that 2015 will be a better year. And that hope was strengthened by this weekend’s Tamashii Nations 2014 event, in which Bandai Japan showcased a ton of potential new One Piece Figuarts Zero figures, including two dearly-missed friends: the One Piece Figuarts Zero Vivi and Carue figures!

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