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With the 1/144 World Scale One Piece figure series, Bandai created the first figure line whose goal is to render every objects and characters of the One Piece world at the same scale.
The size differences between a giant and a regular human is so huge that it is quite difficult for sculptors to render nicely every One Piece characters in scale within a sensible price range. Despite the difficulties, this series takes for reference Oars as a 30 cm tall figure, reducing the 1.72 m of Luffy to a figure of a mere 1.2 cm tall. Another selling point of this series is that the chosen scale should allow full dioramas of One Piece scenes.
To kick off the series with a good advertising campaign, Oars was made available through mandatory pre-order on Premium Bandai shopping site between November 28, 2011 and January 16, 2012.
- Release date: April 2012
- Price: ¥5,460 (VAT included)
- Size: 30 cm tall
- Release date: June 2012
- Price: ¥4,410 (VAT included)
- Size: 12 cm tall
The actual 1st volume of the series come as a set of 6 diorama. Each diorama contains 2 to 4 figures, a diorama with a base, and a bonus part. Some dioramas and the bonus parts can be combined together to form a fully scaled Going Merry.
- Release date: March 2012
- Price: ¥630 per box (VAT included)
- Size: a Going Merry of 14.5 cm long
The 2nd volume of the series come as a set of 6 diorama. Each diorama contains 2 to 4 figures, a diorama with a base, and a bonus part. Some dioramas and the bonus parts can be combined together to form a fully scaled General Franky.
- Release date: Jul 2012
- Price: ¥3,780 (VAT included)