Sunday, March 6, 2011

One Piece Time Skip Figures -- Ban Dai Figuarts Zero

I have always thought that Ban Dai's Figuarts Zero is a line which the sculpt and the price of the figures is not really that attractive ever since it started with Luffy and all. So far of those released I only thought that Boa Hancock and Blackbeard were not too bad and the rest was not that good and I would even term it bad but their Admirals was pretty well made and with the Time Skip figures coloured prototype released, 1 step ahead of Ban Presto line, I must admit Im really impressed.

Starting in order of how they met.. Luffy looking pretty good
Zoro which I find not that nice and the worse among all 9
Nami with overspilling boobs in a micro bikini, which I feel face can be improved
Usopp looking good with his abs and all..
Sanji looks quite good as well
Chopper looks not bad too ha, notice the no photos sign beside it? lol
Robin looks nice as well although I dont really like this design
Franky looks good! Although I prefer his older looks with the hair and "SUPER!" pose
Lastly the Rock Superstar Brook! Pretty good with a  stand to make him do that pose! Nice!
Hopefully the final products will look as good and they can improve on Zoro. Although they look pretty good but I think Im going to stick to Ban Presto line as I dont think I want to start another line of collection as I think if so I might hunt back earlier releases.. Well unless Ban Presato screws up in 1 way or another which I highly doubt so..

Saturday, March 5, 2011

One Piece Time Skip Figures -- Ban Presto

From this year onwards Ban Presto has decided to make it more difficult to get their products by imposing strict restrictions on their arcade game prizes from leaking out of the arcades. Basically you probably can still get the items but of cause at much higher and more expensive prices. Well but the upcoming previews look really nice.This seems really exciting with what Ban Presto is coming up with for its Grandline Men GLM as well as its Grandline Lady GLL and Grandline Children GLC figures..
Prototype pictures starting with even more robotic looks, Franky
Brooks as the rock star
Chopper looking the same
Luffy with the Sagat-like scar on his chess
Nami, with her ever growing boobs, this is supposed to be under Grandline Lady
Macho Usopp
Bonney also under new Grandline Lady line
Nico Robin
Nami is bikini licking ice cream (dun get the wrong idea..)
Grandline Children Luffy
Along with Sabo, supposedly with Ace but not coloured pics of Ace so far..
Grandline Lady Vivi
This is one which looks really good which I think will be highly popular, Zoro!

3rd figure from Shanks crew, Yasopp, father of Usopp
World Collectible Figure Vol 18
World Collectible Figure Vol 16 which I think looks really nice as it is from 1 of the cover art of the books, which they are actually all crossing the arms like the picture which you can replicate the scene in SD forms!
World Collectible Figure Vol 17, which is quite interesting and looks really good as its both Shanks and Whitebeard with their main crew members, especially Shanks crew which can accompany the upcoming GLM releases and Whitebeard with Vista and Marco POP
For now I will eagerly await to see if I can continue to get these figures at reasonable prices as well as await the upcoming pictures of the coloured prototype figures! Just cant wait!