As you already know, One Piece is one of the most popular manga and anime series worldwide. It has sold millions of copies each year and has even made the New York best seller’s list for books several times in a row. It all started in July of 1997 when creator Eiichiro Oda had the series serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shounen Jump. He envisioned his manga to end within 5 years. However, as more ideas came into his mind, he just continued writing and drawing the manga we know now today after over 15 years. The anime first aired 2 years after the manga was published in October of 1999. So far the anime has 727 episodes as well as 12 movies with another on the way titled “One Piece Film: Gold” coming out this year in July.
We won’t talk about One Piece today, but about one of the favorite lady’s man and chef Sanji! The Straw Hat crew would probably go hungry without his extraordinary cooking skills! Despite having a fun and electric personality, when it comes down to serious issues he is always beside his crew. In the latest issue of Shueisha’s Shounen Weekly, the truth about Sanji’s real name was revealed in One Piece chapter 812. In honor of this we want to explore with you some of the awesome figures that are a perfect match for all Sanji lovers. Let’s go for it!
Among all my favorite figurines from different anime, Chopper from One Piece is perhaps one of the finest. If you are a fan of One Piece, I am sure that you know well who the Chopper is and how cute and badass he is. Today, we’re going to discover everyone’s favorite reindeer Tony Tony Chopper from a collectible point of view. If you’re looking for Xmas presents for someone who loves this character, make sure to check all the figures on this list!
We start with Figuarts ZERO – Tony Tony Chopper -5th Anniversary Edition-. This figure is from Bandai’s Figuarts Zero line. It came out earlier this year in August. He stands 2.5 inches tall and perfectly resembles Chopper’s cheerful manner. It is the perfect figure to celebrate the 5th anniversary.
Let’s take a look at the other cool Chopper figurines!
High-end teddy bear maker Steiff is going to release limited edition stuffed Godzilla this coming November to commemorate the 60th year anniversary of Godzilla. The quantity is limited to 1954 pieces, which is the same number as the year the original Godzilla movie hit theaters.
This Godzilla is all hand-made as all Steiff stuffed animals are, and sold exclusively in Japan. You can pre-order this very special Godzilla through Rinkya Direct now. Remember, quantity is very limited!
Rinkya Price: $587.72 (excluding international shipping)
Capsule toy company Kitan Club announced that a figure of Namie Amuro, diva of J-Pop, will be released in collaboration with their Koppu no Fuchiko line. Koppu no Fuchiko is a capsule toy girl named Fuchiko who sits “on the edge of a cup.” Namie Amuro version will be able to sit on the edge in the same style. Continue reading →
Have you ever wished you were in Ghibli universe? Well, this Voice-Activated Sheeta’s Pendant will surely make you feel like you are in Laputa: Castle in the Sky! Just say the magical world “Barusu!” and it will illuminate mystic blue glow.
This item has just opened up for pre-order this month at Donguri Kyouwakoku, but it was so popular that all the stock has already been sold out. What a shame!
Don’t be worried. You can still get one by waiting till the second batch arrives (which it will, but the date is unknown), or, by finding it on Yahoo Japan Auction via Rinkya. On Rinkya, there are already a couple of listings from people who made pre-order. Don’t miss this chance to immerse yourself in amazing world of Castle in the Sky!
This seems to be a lucky week for vintage toy collectors!
On YJ Auction right now, seller besdirect is listing several highly sought-after, extremely rare toys for bid. Chogokin, Jumbo Machinder, Bull Mark, and more! Listings are ending soon (1-4 days), so make sure to set your timer, and don’t miss it!
It’s middle of the week, and it’s time to see what we got for this week’s featured item!
Behold Jumbo Machinder fans. This week on Yahoo Japan Auction, we have an extremely rare piece… Popy Jumbo Machinder Grendizer Spazer!
Some of you may already know that this item was not sold as a retail product, but a prize only given out to a few, selected lottery winners. This seller even has an original box that clearly shows it was a prize.
The lottery campaign was running when Grendizer’s Jumbo Machinder was being sold.
Therefore, it was designed to go with Grendizer. If you already have Grendizer, you can dock it with the Spazer, as shown in the following picture.
(*Photo below is borrowed from an external source as a reference: Toyboy DX. This is not the actual auction item.)
Supposedly if you are a small kid, you can sit on the Spazer and ride it, but if you want it as a collectible, maybe it’s not a good idea (especially since the current bid is already 2,200,000 yen).
If you are interested in acquiring this special Jumbo Machinder, you can place a bid via Rinkya Auction!
This auction will end on July 13th, 2014 at 11:57 in PDT.
Pikachu has been selected as one of the official ambassadors of Japan Football Association in World Cup 2014. Even though Japan has lost in its first game, Pikachu and his friends will continue to support best of Japan team. He’s even collaborated with Adidas and Takara Tomy to release a series of soccer related merchandises!