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One Piece

Plex remembers less tumultuous times with their Archive Collection Aokiji


Back before all the conflict
May 14
// Pedro Cortes
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...
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Attack on Titan

Plex tackles a Titan


There is no escape
Apr 16
// Kristina Pino
It looks like even Plex will be cashing in on the Attack on Titan cow, because they've updated their DPCF/UMCF listings with an entry for a prototype Colossus Titan wrecking a bit of wall. As a part of the UMCF line, this mon...
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Tomopop LinkUP

Tomopop LinkUP: Remakeover


Breathing new life into old favorites
Mar 15
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Sometimes our favorite characters are too good to fall off into obscurity over the years. Often they'll get a new outfit and and just continue their adventures like Sideshow's upcoming 1/6 scale Catwoman. Sometimes they trans...

Tomopop LinkUP: Anime you have a happy new year!

Jan 02 // Jeremy Emerje Crocker
AmiAmi blog gave us a closeup look at Takara Tomy's Puella Magi Madoka Magica Koedarize figures. We first saw these previewed way back in June so they've been a long time coming. Over at the figma blog we got a release gallery for the new Guts Hawk soldier figma from the Berserk movies. Great looking figure, I'm surprised they've taken this series as far as they have. Think Geek got themselves a very timely exclusive in the form of Doctor Who's 9th Doctor figure from Titan Vinyl. He's 6.5 inches tall and comes with a removable Sonic Screwdriver. I know a lot of people prefer modern Doctors David Tennant and Matt Smith, but Christopher Eccleston will always be the one that got me into the series. Over at the Kotobukiya blog they've got a preview for the prototype of their 1/6 scale Ikaros from Sora no Otoshimono. She's from their 4-Leaves line and that's about all we know about her. Good Smile Company posted the results from their Nendoroid After Parts face contest. The five winners are a love face, a crying face, a dollar sign face, a robot face, and a skull face. There also seems to be a secret face in the works! Tsume sent along info on a pair of new figures coming out soon. First up is this outstanding HQS statue of Usopp from One Piece looking incredibly cool! You're basically getting two Usopp figures in this as well as that amazing Impact Wolf. He isn't cheap though, running about 369€ or just over US$500. He looks worth it! For Bleach fans Tsume wants you to get your hands on this great looking HQS statue of Ulquiorra Schiffer. The base and backdrop all look good. He's a major fan favorite so I wouldn't be surprised if he sold out soon. He's running 289€ or just under US$400. Plex has posted a gallery for one of their latest Ultimate Modeling Collection Figures: Duke Vampire Lord from Puzzle & Dragons. This is a great looking figure with lots of detail and super sharp colors. It'll be out in March for ¥ 10,290 or about US$98. Pinkcheeks got a little LEGO Clone Trooper from Star Wars for Christmas and felt inspired to take the little guy on a trip. Check out the gallery to see the mini trooper out on the beach and enjoying some tasty looking pizza! And that's it for this week's Tomopop LinkUP! Due to the extended holiday in Japan news from the east has been a little hard to come by. Don't be surprised if LinkUP next week is a little on the short side. Maybe I'll do something a little different next week.
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Celebrating the new year with lots of anime figure news
Hello and welcome to the first Tomopop LinkUP of the new year! We're only two days into 2014 and there's already a lot to look forward to in the coming year. Hard to believe, but over at My Figure Collection they've already g...


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Plex's Gaara

Plex turns Naruto's Gaara into ... a feudal samurai?


Pre-orders up for Ultimate Modeling Collection Figure line entry
Dec 26
// Brian Szabelski
Plex's newest line is called Ultimate Modeling Collection Figure, and one of their initial releases in the series is ... Naruto's Gaara dressed in samurai armor? Yes, that's the case here with the Naoe Kanetsugu ver...
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One Piece

Straw Hats sail again with new Punk Hazard series


New Anime Chara Heroes set is in "Shambles"
Oct 17
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Plex is back with a new set of One Piece mini figures based on the crew's adventures on Punk Hazard. The Anime Chara Heros One Piece Chapter of Punk Hazard Vol.1 series features the entire crew, villains, and marines as ...
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Plex's Gaara

Plex's Gaara is almost ready for war


If the header image looks odd, blame the current formatting restraints
Sep 12
// Scarecroodle
Plex has uploaded some images for its upcoming Gaara (Naruto Shippuden) in their new line Ultra Modeling Collection Figure (or UMCF). Gaara is billed as standing a sizable 31-centimeters (or 12.2-inches) tall and is depicted ...
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Get your hands on the sexier side of kaiju with Eleking


Plex - Non-Scale
Aug 30
// Emily Smalara
Sexying things up is always an endeavor I can get behind, and so it goes with Plex's interesting "Ultra Monster Personification Project", turning giant rubber suited kaiju into adorable and sexy ladies. Shown here is the once...
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Plex Sasuke

Plex D.P.C.F. Sasuke gets painted


Wouldn't know he was in battle
Aug 24
// Jeremy Emerje Crocker
Plex's latest addition to their Naruto series of Door Painting Collection Figures line has finally been painted. Featuring the same quality details and paint apps as the previous Naruto and Sakura figures, Sasuke is looking g...
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One Piece Minis

Pre-order Plex's One Piece Ani-Chara Heros set


Lotta minis for a low price
Jun 11
// Jon Wills
Plex has announced that pre-orders are now available for their One Piece Ani-Chara Heros set. Fans of One Piece should be pleased to see that Plex has crafted a 15 characters revealed set but also tossed in one secret charact...
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Plex shows off unpainted DPCF Sasuke Uchiha prototype


That's him, right there, playing that flute
Apr 15
// Kristina Pino
The last time we heard about Sasuke as a part of Plex's NARUTO DPCF line, Jeremy was still speculating based on a banner that was up on their website. A couple days ago though, I noticed that their DPCF listings were sneakily...
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Plex triples up on pre-orders: Bones, Sakura, and Naruto


Triple-whammy! (ok I'm done with triple jokes)
Feb 08
// Kristina Pino
We recently had a look at the painted/complete Daz Bones and Sakura Haruno figures, previewed by myself and Yami respectively earlier in the week. It looks like along with the re-release of Naruto Uzumaki, Plex has a triple p...
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Plex shows off now-painted Daz Bones Samurai ver.


Check your wounds
Feb 06
// Kristina Pino
The next figure ready to hit the shelves in the line of One Piece D.P.C.F.s by Plex is none other than Daz Bones from the Samurai spread. It looks like, for now, he's slated for release right around the corner in April to ret...
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Shannaro! Plex's Sakura Haruno enters battle


A kunoichi and her weapons
Feb 04
// Yami Casas
Plex's D.P.C.F line continues to amaze me with their larger than life renditions of some of my favorite Shonen Jump color spreads. This time around, Plex is focusing their attention on Naruto's resident pink-haired kunoichi, ...
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Naruto's Sakura Haruno joins Plex's Door Painting line


Nov 23
// Brian Szabelski
In the latest batch of scans, we've gotten a glimpse at another one of Plex's upcoming Door Painting Collection figures: Naruto's Sakura Haruno. Sakura will be 1/7-scale and will feature her posed with two big, beefy axe...
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A good looking Naruto figure? Believe it!


Oct 19
// Emily Smalara
Yes, I know I'm probably going to be hanged for that title, but it was too good to pass up, even though I've never seen a single episode of Naruto's English dub. It holds true though, with Plex showing off a pretty badass loo...
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Behold!
Plex has been pretty steadily adding entries to their D.P.C.F. line, even going as far as adding in the license to Naruto characters. The man himself is the first prototype which was shown, and Emerje already wrote recently a...

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Believe it!
Hard to believe, but it's already been around seven years since the Naruto manga switched gears and ended the first half of the series. it's a testament to its popularity, then, that we still find companies going back to the ...

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Look forward to Daz Bones, Bon Clay, Chopper and... Naruto!
Plex has updated their D.P.C.F. listings with three new figures for their One Piece line, and it looks like they've expanded to Naruto because he's made an appearance there, too!  Introducing Chopper Knight ver., Daz Bon...

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D.P.C.F. Buggy Samurai ver. painted and up for pre-order


Stealthy! Release set for November
Sep 14
// Kristina Pino
While we weren't looking, Plex updated their page with a bunch of new listings (we'll have another post on these soon here, because it's a lot), as well as the final colored images of their D.P.C.F. Buggy The Clown figure whi...
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C3 x Chara Hobby 2012: Plex


Aug 27
// Pedro Cortes
Tomopop continues its coverage of C3 x Chara Hobby with this gallery of Plex's offerings. Fans of One Piece may pick up that there's very little that is new over at the Plex booth. We can see that they are showing off several...
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The original Three Musketeers figures in Plex's 1/7-scale D.P.C.F. line of One Piece figures were pretty popular, and we even got to review them here on Tomopop (Luffy | Zoro | Sanji). Now, Plex plan to release a 1.5 version ...

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Plex's D.P.C.F line continues with Crocodile and Buggy


Jul 16
// Yami Casas
I admit that I have quickly become a fan of Plex’s One Piece D.P.C.F series. I love how they take some of Oda’s best color spreads and turned them into well sculpted PVC carbon copies of my much loved pirates. You...
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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 31, 2012


May 31
// Jonathan Tubbs
So another month has come to an end and it seems the figure makers want to make sure our wallets are empty before closing it. The big thing would have to be the assortment of figures from Fate/Zero from Good Smile Company and...
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More images appear of D.P.C.F. Luffy and Crocodile


May 30
// Kristina Pino
Looking at Plex's page, I discovered image entries had been added for the painted Luffy Animal ver. and prototype Crocodile Samurai ver. D.P.C.F. figures!  After seeing these pictures, it looks like Luffy's expressions c...
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Two more pirates get ready for Plex's D.P.C.F. line!


May 24
// Kristina Pino
While Plex's website doesn't seem to have completely pushed their update through (the update is there, but leads to no images or info), the Japanese One Piece figure blog picked up some images of upcoming D.P.C.F. Luffy Anima...
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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for May 16, 2012


May 16
// Jonathan Tubbs
Stuff went up for pre-order. Nice stuff. Cute stuff. Strange stuff. Stuff stuff. Maybe there's something that interests you. Maybe not. That is why this daily feature exists, to let you know what stuff there is to pre-order s...
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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 19, 2012


Apr 20
// Jonathan Tubbs
There's an assortment of goodies you an pre-order from today's Reserve or Regret list. The biggie having to be Kotobukiya's DC Bishoujo Harley Quinn. Speaking of big, FREEing has another bunny girl with big boobs from their 1...
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Reserve or Regret? Import round up for April 4, 2012


Apr 05
// Jonathan Tubbs
Like trading figures and other figure odds and ends? That is what you have to look forward to in today's Reserve or Regret. There are normal figures, too, but the majority of what you will find are figures of the trading vari...
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[Updated] Plex continues D.P.C.F. goodness with Vivi!


Dec 16
// Pedro Cortes
When it comes to One Piece figures, Megahouse's vaunted Portrait of Pirates is the best out there. However, Plex has done a great job nipping at Megahouse's heels with their Door Painting Collection Figures this past year. Th...
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Dive releasing a bobbing head figure of Portgas D. Ace


Nov 11
// Kristina Pino
This has to be one of the most dynamic bobbing head figures I've seen. Rather, I don't usually keep track of these, but hey, it's a cute topless guy (I love those freckles like whoa) with his dukes up, ready to pick a fight w...
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Tony Tony Chopper ready for action, release in November


Sep 02
// Kristina Pino
The other day I posted a preview of D.P.C.F. Chopper, Western Style by Plex. Last night, he went up for pre-order! His retail price is set at ¥2,380 and Chopper is slated for release in November. Not bad! Is anyone going ...
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Images of a D.P.C.F. Chopper emerge, matches with Western Style Robin!


Aug 29
// Kristina Pino
You know, I have to agree with some of my buddies who really are into One Piece in that as much as Chopper looks cute in his usual tiny chibi mode, I'd love to see figures of him in another form. That being said, this is stil...
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[PRE-ORDER UPDATE] Plex rocks my world with their D.P.C.F. Robin


Aug 26
// Pedro Cortes
One of things that made me the excited when Plex started their Door Painting Collection Figure series was the potential for some very sexy Nico Robin statues to make it out into the market. We saw their excellent work with th...

Tomopop Review: D.P.C.F. Sanji by Plex

Aug 04 // Kristina Pino
Figure Name: D.P.C.F. Sanji, Three Musketeers VersionFigure Maker: PlexRetail Price: ¥6,800Available at: Hobby Search | HLJ | AmiAmi First let's just get this box thing out of the way. Boxes are safe, right? Well, this one looks just like the others, except of course instead of Zoro or Luffy it has got an image of Sanji in the back instead. While the shipping box came to me very, very battered, the toy box itself looked just fine. This point I just made is kind of important. You'll see why soon enough ... Here is Sanji out of the box. He looks alright here, but I'll let you know now, this is one of three different backgrounds you'll see throughout the review and in the gallery. This is also one of the last images I took, while the box image at the top of the post-jump is one of the first. Why the big jump in image order? I'll clue you in on the second (not first) mishap I encountered while shooting this figure: it had just rained, for the nth day in a row I'd been waiting around to take pictures of Sanji, and I decided to just go for it. The result? A lot of my images came out all fogged up and hazy, so I had to retake a lot of them. I really wanted to get the shots outside, so I suppose my ambition was just a little too much higher than the do-ability. For the record, the above image was taken in my mother's kitchen ... Looking at the figure, he's got a lot of awesome detail just like the other two. Like Zoro, the guns didn't stain his hands the way it happened with Luffy when I reviewed it, so I'm glad that got fixed. He's also got a black and gold palette (except for the blond hair and the blue in the guns), making him look very spiffy. You'll see later some of the gold dusting on the black base that really looks impressive. Unlike the other two, his head can be posed, which is what led to my first problem being that he lost said head straight out of the box. It left me with a Sanji looking like this: And as a result, the rest of this review became this elaborate game of, "balance the head on the body to finish the shoot, then stick him back in the box." Now, before I go any further, I'm going to assure you that I received very good technical support on this issue. The figure was broken when I took it out of the box. It was neither the fault of the retailer I purchased from nor my own, but I will be receiving a brand new toy to replace the one you're seeing in this review (that's where the fantastic customer support came through). When that toy comes, I'll just have to be ultra careful and just avoid messing around with that joint in general. I like the idea, but I hope that mine is one of the very few which suffered from the change. That being said, if he's looking awkward in any of these images, it's cause his head is barely balanced on his neck, where the joint popped clean off (the ball stayed inside his head). The only other issue I had with the figure was keeping the cigarettes in his mouth. There's a tiny hole where you could pop it in, but it doesn't go very far (only barely wedges in), so any movement may cause it to fall off. Because it's so precarious, you'll thankfully get two cigarettes in the tray (in case you lose one), but you should be careful either way. I also wanted to point out, while you can't necessarily see it in the above image, both eyes are painted and visible depending on the angle. It would have been easy for Plex to be lazy here and just mold the hair on enough to not have to paint that detail, or just not paint it at all, but it's there. Let's get into some of the details and further into positive grounds in terms of the figure review. Earlier, I mentioned some gold dusting on the figure, so above you're seeing an image of Sanji's butt! Well, it's not the butt that I'm pointing out so much as the belts (and holsters) he's got, which are black with that bit of gold detail on them. The holsters do indeed fit the guns, but Sanji just looks odd without anything to hold in his hands. I suppose for you folks who have got lots of little accessories or creative ideas, the holsters would come in handy, though. The clasp of his belt is the only real colorful part on the figure. It's got a neat little design and doesn't stand out too much, but gives it a great touch. The studs are meant to be gold on the belt as you can see, and are more or less painted on there. I wouldn't call it a defect, although the paint is uneven here, but I don't feel it really needed to be perfect, either. That's just me, though. Also notice the bottom of his jacket and how natural it looks. His jacket in general is very detailed in its molding. It looks like someone's wearing it (isn't flat) and the gold paint is applied to all the zippers and buttons. The necklace is removable and poseable if you pop off the head, and his chest is looking pretty fine from this angle if you ask me. There is another frontal image of his chest area in the gallery. Next up we've got a picture of the gun in his left hand. There's a little bit of spillover from the blue onto the plate detail there, but it's something I only noticed by taking a close up image of it. He's also got another buckle on his sleeve there, but I found that his hand doesn't swivel like Zoro's does. Like the other two, there are moving parts on the gun as well. Yay! Boots! I really enjoyed the design on these boots compared with the other two. He's got the spurs and everything, which gives him this bad-ass cowboy look I like to see. It's just too bad he isn't wearing a cowboy hat in the original art, cause that would have really made him look extra great. Check out the gallery for a frontal view of the boots. You've also got a view of the base here, which is the same as the other two. It just says ONE PIECE D.P.C.F. And now ... let's see the set when they've been united! The trio has joined together! The bases fit together due to their shape, but I felt they were just a little too far apart in terms of posing them like they are in the artwork, so I put Luffy's on top of the other two and took this shot of them close together. They look real nice posed like this, even if the picture is a bit humid-hazy. Thanks to Pedro for lending me the Zoro again so I could get the group picture, and Hobby Link Japan for the Luffy which, now that I've gotten the complete review set together for pictures, will probably come up in a contest soon enough. Despite the exasperation of shooting around inclement weather and dealing with that decapitation defect, I actually really love this figure. It was an impulse buy on my part, which I regret instantly as soon as I opened the box. Now that a few weeks have passed and I've had time to look through my frustrated image gallery, write up this review and received an e-mail saying I'll be getting a free replacement, I'm back to loving the figure. It's hard not to appreciate some of the detail that went into these, and while completely off-topic and random, I must say, looking and appreciating these figures only makes me look forward to the possibility of Fairy Tail figures coming out later, cause these figure companies (i.e. Plex, Bandai, MegaHouse) are really improving (excelling with) their One Piece lines. It just means that when the figures I sincerely lust after come out, they'll be amazing (just like Sanji, or even better). 
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It's here! We're finally seeing the last of the trio that is the Three Musketeers set from Plex's Door Painting Collectible Figure set (Luffy, reviewed; Zoro, reviewed). I say it that way because Nami (Animal ver.) is also a ...

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Plex shows off an extra-busty Nami


May 23
// Tomopop Staff
Plex's One Piece line has been a pretty good success so far, so it seems natural that they would get to the busty redhead (orangehead?) of the series. However, it seems like they've amped up her bustline even more than usual!...

Tomopop Review: D.P.C.F. Roronoa Zoro by Plex

Apr 28 // Kristina Pino
Figure name: D.P.C.F. Roronoa Zoro (Three Musketeers Version)Figure Maker: PlexRetail Price: ¥6,800Available at: Hobby Search | AmiAmi The box that came with the figure looks just like Luffy's (reviewed), except it's got pictures of Zoro around it and the back highlights Zoro's illustration. There's nothing else different or new about it. It keeps the theme and protects the figure, which I'm going to take out of the box, now. Zoro's base as you can see here is exactly the same (even size-wise) as Luffy's of this set. As for Zoro himself, I am definitely getting a nice impression, here. The sculpting looks great and the minimal color palette is pleasing to my eye. Not to mention my favorite color is green, so Zoro automatically gets brownie (greenie?) points. His face is nicely shaded and he doesn't look like someone kicked him in the forehead or got a weird sunburn, which has been the case for some of these One Piece figures and a point of much distraction for myself. He's got a spiffy collared shirt under his jacket, which matches Luffy with the stars and buttons (but not with the little design Luffy's had). I put this picture here because I wanted to highlight his hair a second. His hair is seamless, which always bears mention in my book when a sculpt achieves it, but in his case, his hair actually looks like it's gunked up with gel without being shiny. I actually don't mind it, and it looks good because of the pastel-like green of his hair. I am pleased nobody went overboard with shading and details that weren't needed. Moving down, here's a bit more of his torso with those godly muscles and manly scar. You've also got a view here of the belt and more of that shirt that's hanging out under his jacket. The zipper is nicely detailed and I didn't really find any majorly noticeable paint defects throughout this figure now that I think about it. Everything looked pretty solid. Another detail shot from the side, so you see the pocket and a few minor splotches where the black of the jacket's belt meets the loop rings. Not something I'd really be distracted by unless I was looking for it, since it's such a small area. Butt shot! No, really. The point of this picture is the little clip at the back of his pants, there. That's the holster for the third gun which can be slid in the loop once you pop that stud in. I thought it was a neat touch to be able to buckle it or not if you wanted rather than having a fixed loop there for the gun. Here's a shot of the gun itself in the loop so you see the "after". The guns are actually pretty spiffy. They are not incredibly detailed, but have some nice molding on their handles and I love that his hand holds it perfectly. In Zoro's case, I didn't have the smudging issue with the gun that I had with Luffy, but then again, his guns are lighter. The hand he's got extended with the smaller gun is also articulated, so you could pose how he holds onto it (straight on, sideways, etc.). This bigger gun with the scope just rests on his shoulder and also fits perfectly into the hand that's holding it. It took me a little while to wedge it in for fear of messing up one of his fingers, but once you get it, it's perfect. It doesn't look like it in this picture, but the scope is actually clear plastic. I suppose this is the last bit that bears mention: his shoes! While Luffy had some sporty boots on, mister Zoro here has some spiffy buckled ones on that, again, look glossy but aren't actually shiny. The lighter colored sole lining looks nice and really pops out. It helps keep the shoes, and by extension his pants, from blending in with the solid black base. I'm really glad I got the opportunity to review this second figure of the installment, and I've got to thank Pedro Cortes for lending me his, even though he likes to provide the bulk of our One Piece coverage. This is truly a nice figure and looks great next to the Luffy. I can't wait for June when the final third, Sanji is released and I can take some shots of the complete set. Notice I didn't take any duo shots here, it's because I'm going to do it all at once in the end. Look forward to it!
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Zoro is usually wielding three swords in One Piece, but in this instance as part of the Three Musketeers set, we've got a man with green hair wielding three guns instead. How does he fire that third gun, I wonder? Maybe his m...

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[UPDATED]Finally spotted: Plex's 1/7 scale Sanji, Three Muskteers ver.


Apr 08
// Kristina Pino
Thanks to community member Conekiller, I've been alerted to the recent addition of the final third of the Door Painting trio from One Piece, Sanji, to My Figure Collection's database by MFC user Reddragon. He'll make a pretty...

Tomopop Review: D.P.C.F. Monkey D Luffy by Plex

Mar 08 // Kristina Pino
Figure name: D.P.C.F. Monkey D Luffy, Three Musketeers VersionFigure Maker: PlexRetail Price: ¥6,800Available at: Hobby Link Japan | ToysLogic Looking at the box, it's pretty much what you need it to be: sturdy and informative. It's got some nice windows on the front and side, the toy information and on the back is the illustration this figure is designed after. Mine came in the mail quite battered, but it served its purpose: protecting the figure itself. Maybe he was just too tough for customs. When you take him out, the tray is very anticlimactic. You've got Luffy, two guns, an extra arm and the base. Nothing fancy, just what you need. Am I disappointed with the lack of extra accessories and limbs? Not really. You'll see why throughout the rest of this article. Check the gallery for an image of the base. Here he is with his default arm behind his back (which you can't see well from the frontal angle, so I've given you the back, too) and how he looks like with his guns set into his hands. The guns slip in easily and fit perfectly in his grasp, with his finger on the trigger. The hands are molded surprisingly well! The guns themselves are the kind I'd expect to see in an old setting. The hammer lever and sight are actually articulated, so if you are fussy enough that you'd want them to be posed a certain way, you could. It also serves to forewarn anyone with an eye for detail that they aren't indeed broken, if you find them at different positions depending on where you look. He's got some spiffy terracotta capri jeans on, a belt and open-front jacket. The jacket has a neat design at the zipper and some nice little star-shaped studs on the shoulders. The most impressive detail (for me, anyway) on this figure however, was his boots (below).  The boots look just like the real thing and are so detailed I could hardly believe it. They look a little scuffed, like any worn-in shoe should, and the laces are swung over to one side to add to the general movement of the figure. I'd probably sound like a broken record at this point, but I've definitely been lucky in that I have reviewed some figures that look like you've caught the character in motion. This is one of them, and it does a really nice job. The other notable thing is that you can hardly tell he's got any seam lines at all. The ones that are at the sides of his body are obscured by the jacket, and his jeans look normal with the seams on the side. His fingers have some seams, but are hardly noticeable. His abs are wonderfully sculpted, and I might get shot for saying this but, I like the shading on this figure better than some of the more recent Portrait of Pirates releases. Specifically, the older Brothers Bond figures of Luffy and Ace that were just released have some over-saturated shading that looks like they got a bad spray tan; but this one is a bit more controlled and works well with the body sculpting. One of the major differences that sets this figure apart from the others though, is it was sculpted much more muscular, beefier than I'm used to seeing Luffy. I'm not complaining, but it's different. There has to be some catch though, right? Some major drawback. It's not a breaking point for me, but there is one problem with this figure that I couldn't ignore, and that is the guns stain his hands. I'm not talking about the usual little scuff marks. His hands look like when you touch dirt with your hands, then clap it off but are left with a residue shadow over your skin of dust/dirt. He stained very easily, but thankfully it wasn't permanent. My favorite vinyl- and PVC-cleaning technique is using a pink or white eraser to get rid of scuff marks. With a little work, I was able to get Luffy's hands dirt-free. Now that we got over the negative part, here's a shot with the alternate arm. The difference between the two is one hand is holding the gun while the other is reaching. He's got a holster at the back that the gun fits in perfectly, and another inside the jacket to the side of his body, which is barely visible and not functional at all. Personally, my preferred pose is the alternate arm, where he's reaching for the gun rather than holding it behind his back. It's mostly because I love how that hand is sculpted. Above is a comparison image between the holding hand and the reaching hand. Which would your preferred be? So there you have it! Luffy has a few drawbacks (staining, very plain/lack of accessories, complete lack of articulation except for the guns) that aren't deal-breakers, but is nonetheless a decently priced and well-produced figure. Apart from being super detailed, he's huge, too. I didn't mention it before, but he's 1/7 scale (210 mm, or slightly over 8") and comparable to the Megahouse Portrait of Pirates line. He's a little more expensive, but significantly taller than a Portraits counterpart (170 mm, or about 6.7" tall). I feel that he's a worthwhile buy. Not only that, but I am certainly looking forward to the other two releases in this set. Zoro should be released in April, wielding three guns rather than his usual three swords. I have no idea what to tell you about Sanji, except that his is going to be my absolute favorite of the three if the quality is matched with that of this first one. Besides a poseable Sanji that will be released in May, I daresay Plex's upcoming model will be the best out there. That's a pretty weighted opinion coming from me though, isn't it? I only say best in the sense that, most all figures of Sanji in particular are generally posed in the same stance. He's just..standing there. In the gallery you'll see an image of the illustration, and that he'll actually be featured in a dynamic pose for once. All that being said, I'd like to thank Hobby Link Japan for providing Tomopop with this beautiful review sample! Be sure to leave your feedback below, especially if you also own the figure and have anything to add. Check out the gallery for additional images!    
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Among the horde of Portrait of Pirates line figures by Megahouse, this Door Painting Collection Figure of Luffy came as a pleasant and refreshing surprise. This is the PVC representation of how Luffy was illustrated in front ...

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[UPDATED]Plex's Roronoa Zoro, Three Musketeers version up for pre-order


Jan 12
// Kristina Pino
Once again, Plex put up something for pre-sale and it went just as quickly as it came. This time, it was AmiAmi, and within 45 minutes the amazing Roronoa Zoro Three Musketeers version PVC figure went into "sold out"...

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