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11:15 PM on 02.13.2015

Wonder Festival 2015 Winter: MegaHouse

MegaHouse appears to have had one of the larger displays on the floor at Wonder Festival 2015 Winter. MH had no shortage of new figures to show alongside some figures they've been toting along for a few years now. While a lar...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

10:10 PM on 01.17.2015

Portraits of Chibi Pirates: One Piece figures up for pre-order

Megahouse's ongoing Portraits of Pirates series dedicated to One Piece expands with four new figures available for pre-order now. Dubbed CB-2R, it's the re-released collection of the main Mugiwara crew in their children forms...

Lynnette Cantos

2:20 AM on 12.03.2014

MegaHouse shows a lot of pieces of One Piece at Megahobby Expo

Once again One Piece was the number one manga in sales in Japan for 2014 so it's no wonder why MegaHouse couldn't show any restraint when displaying OP figures at Megahobby Expo Autumn 2014. Some of these we've seen before, b...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker

1:40 AM on 11.03.2014

Bandai adds nearly 50 new Figuarts ZERO figures at Tamashii Nations 2014 event

If you've already read the previous report then you know Bandai brought the big guns to their most recent Tamashii Nations event this past weekend. But don't think they skimped on Figuarts ZERO by bringing an overwhelming num...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker


1:06 PM on 10.24.2014

The Bandai Tamashii Web Shop is open for everyone...sort of

I've been waiting for this news for quite some time now, but here's the good: Bandai is opening the Tamashii Web Shop for international customers. As with Good Smile Company's opening last year, international customers can no...

Andres Cerrato

7:30 PM on 10.01.2014

Spark a revolution with Figuarts ZERO Sabo from One Piece

One of the worst kept secrets in the One Piece anime has finally made his debut in this past weekend's episode and it would seem a figure debut wasn't far behind. Even though the anime refuses thus far to show his face and ca...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Bandai's Mera Mera no Mi is one forbidden fruit you don't want to taste photo
Bandai's Mera Mera no Mi is one forbidden fruit you don't want to taste
by Scarecroodle

Bandai's Devil Fruit Mera Mera (Mera Mera no Mi) is currently available for pre-order. This replica of the Mera Mera Fruit (or Flame-Flame Fruit), which originally gave Fire-Fist Ace his powers, stands 5.9-inches tall which I'm assuming is to scale (with a human, not a figure...).

The fruit itself recently played a prominent role in the Dressrosa/Corrida Colosseum story arc so I suppose it's not terribly surprising that Bandai chose to replicate it over Devil Fruits, although I hope that we'll see some of the others as well (personally I might find a Yami Yami no Mi hard to pass up).

The only downside is that Bandai's Mera Mera no Mi will run you US$67 which seems like a bit much although I'm sure that it'll be a hit. The Mera Mera no Mi is slated to heat up your December.

[ Pre-order at Big Bad Toy Store ]

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Anime Expo 2014: Banpresto photo
Anime Expo 2014: Banpresto
by Scarecroodle

Banpresto's booth featured an assortment of One Piece, Dragon Ball, and other anime figures, some of which were recent or upcoming with some older items as well (that cool-looking Shirahoshi, for instance, was released around last Summer).

I recognize a few items that I had hoped to pick up but couldn't find a place in my budget (or shelves) for them (and while I may not have picked up that Shirahoshi, or Megahouse's P.O.P. version, I at least bought the *other* Banpresto Shirahoshi). Highlights include a seated Number 18, a child Chichi on the Flying Nimbus, the chibi Sailor Moon figures, and, well, a ton of cool One Piece items.

Be sure to check out the gallery.

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10:00 PM on 07.02.2014

Bandai squeezes out some new One Piece figures

How's this for timing? Only a few weeks ago Adult Swim's Toonami aired the episodes of One Piece where Luffy gets wedged between two buildings and Zoro gets stuck upside down inside a chimney. And then Bandai goes and reveals...

Jeremy Emerje Crocker



Tomopop Review: Portrait of Pirates Crocodile Repaint Ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Portrait of Pirates Crocodile Repaint Ver.
by Pedro Cortes

Over the years of my figure collecting, Megahouse's Portrait of Pirates line has remained my favorite series of figures. Based off of characters from the immensely popular One Piece, the figures tend to be excellent representations of guys and gals that you love, or at least love to hate.

After tearing through all the heroes, Megahouse started to release P.O.Ps of high-tier antagonists and villains. Of note was the release of Crocodile, the leader of the organized crime organization known as Baroque Works and generally a pretty big jerk. Being my favorite villain, I wanted to nab him during his first release, but financial issues prevented me buying him.

Thanks to a re-release earlier in 2014 and the kind folks at HLJ, I finally have the evil pirate in my hands. How does this repainted re-release compare to modern P.O.P. expectations? Well, you'll have to hit the jump to find out!

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2:00 PM on 05.14.2014

Plex remembers less tumultuous times with their Archive Collection Aokiji

I remember a couple of years ago in the One Piece world. A pair of major characters were still alive, the Marines weren't absolutely off their rocker, Blackbeard wasn't one of the most powerful characters in the whole show, i...

Pedro Cortes





Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver. photo
Tomopop Review: Figuarts ZERO Akainu & Aokiji Battle Ver.
by Pedro Cortes

With dozens and dozens of characters over 17 years of publication, One Piece is a figure company's dream. There are so many characters that can be made into figures, and just as many fans foaming at the mouth to pick them up. What's even better is that there are enough action scenes, costume changes and time skips to provide multiple versions for release.

One of these spin-offs is the battle versions of the Figuarts ZERO line. Previously released characters get put into (ostensibly) better poses with effect parts that reflect their abilities. It's a great idea, but one that could lead to collector fatigue. However, when the quality of the figures is so good, it's hard to imagine fans not snapping them up when they get the chance.

Hit the jump to see two such figures get some excellent battle versions!

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