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MG Figure-Rise is a series of 1/8 scaled articulated models produced by Bandai. This series takes after the long experience of Bandai in model kit production, mainly geared towards Gundam mecha, but this time applied to the new concept of "figurized" plastic models, i.e. the concept of model kits applied to human-like characters instead of robots or vehicles. This concept had already been applied to Pokémon under the model kit series PokéPla (contraction of Pocket Monster Plastic Model).

Because this series is made of model kits, a box contains several pre-painted pieces of plastic (about 150 parts spread on a dozen of runners) that must be combined together during a specific amount of time (usually a few to several hours) to eventually obtain an action figure. No additional paint or glue are required as the series is designed for ease of use. The final size of each model should be around 22 cm tall.

MG stands for Master Grade. So MG Figure-Rise also uses the popular GunPla (for Gundam Plastic Model) grading system to advertise itself about its accuracy, seriousness and over-all quality associated with Gundam Master Grade models. Here follows a summary of the GunPla grading system:

GunPla Grading System
Grade Full Name Scale Model Final Size Budget Type Comments
SG Speed Grade 1:200 around 9 cm Low Introduced in 2007.
It did not get any success and quickly vanished.
FG First Grade 1:144 around 12.5 cm Low 300~800¥
Introduced in 1999.
It replaced old GunPla of the same scale and quality
but without grade (since then called NG for No Grade)
HG High Grade 1:144 around 12.5 cm Mid 1,000~2,000¥
Introduced in 1990.
RG Real Grade 1:144 around 12.5 cm Mid-High Introduced in 2010 and surpassed HG in quality
MG Master Grade 1:100 around 18 cm High 3,000~8,000¥
Introduced in 1995.
PG Perfect Grade 1:60 around 30 cm Outstanding 15,000~25,000¥
Introduced in 1998.
JG Jumbo Grade 1:35 around 60 cm Above Outstanding 28,140¥
Introduced in 2008.
Only 1 model, the MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam.

It's to be noted that the table above gives the standard scales of every grades, but a grade can actually have lines with different scales, which have mainly happened for HG models. Although this grading is primarily applied on Gundam models, a few other mecha series did come out under it, e.g. Neon Genesis Evangelion, but the current move is to actually create separate brands with their own labelling system, which may still mix Gundam models in.

Model KitsEdit

The first wave of MG Figure-Rise model kits came out in December 2009 with Son Goku of Dragon Ball fame and is growing exponentially:

  • Dragon Ball Kai
    • December 2009: Son Goku (3,675¥, 5% tax included)
    • March 2010: Super Saiyan Son Goku (3,990¥, 5% tax included)
    • 2011: Kaioken Ver. Son Goku (3,990¥, 5% tax included)
  • Kamen Rider W
    • August 2010: Cyclone Joker (3,990¥, 5% tax included)
    • September 2010: Luna Rider (3,990¥, 5% tax included)
    • December 2010: Heat Metal (3,990¥, 5% tax included)
  • One Piece
MG Figure-Rise One Piece Luffy Box
MG Figure-Rise One Piece Luffy

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Misc.: Grand Paper Adventure  •  One Piece 10th Treasures  •  One Piece 500 Quiz Book  •  One Piece 500 Quiz Book 2  •  One Piece Log Books  •  One Piece Strong Words  •  One Piece Strong Words 2  •  One Piece Film STRONG WORLD Eiichiro Oda Artbook  •  Pirate Recipes - Sanji's Gut-Stuffers  •  One Piece Doors!  •  One Piece Fan Polls Best 10 Tearing
Faithful figures / Banpresto: One Piece DX Figure  •  One Piece Chopper Ready-Made Figure  •  One Piece Big Chopper Figure  •  One Piece Chopper Display Figure  •  One Piece Chopper "Model Pirate" Figure  •  One Piece Chopper Premium Figure  •  One Piece Figure & Bank  •  One Piece Ready-Made Figure Collection ~Straw Hat Pirates~  •  Ichiban Kuji One Piece  •  One Piece Ready-Made Mugiwara Theater Figure ~Jingi-nai Time~  •  Memories Of Merry  •  Special Quality  •  Master Stars Piece  •  Weekly Shonen Jump 40 Years x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure  •  One Piece High Spec Coloring Figure  •  One Piece Super Effect  •  One Piece x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure  •  One Piece Combo Attack Figure  •  One Piece Dramatic Showcase
Faithful figures / Bandai: One Piece Full Color Collection  •  One Piece Collection  •  CharaColleCan  •  One Piece Adventure  •  One Piece Magnetic Model, Magnetic Model 2  •  Super Modeling Soul One Piece  •  One Piece Styling Figures  •  One Piece Locations Trading Figures  •  S.H. Figuarts One Piece  •  Figuarts ZERO One Piece  •  One Piece Attack Motions  •  Half Age Characters One Piece  •  Chogokin  •  Stacking Vignette One Piece  •  1 To 144 World Scale
Faithful figures / Misc.: Portrait of Pirates  •  One Piece Motion Figure box  •  One Piece Super Ship Collection  •  McCoy One Piece  •  Door Painting Collection Figure  •  One Piece Eternal Calendar  •  Mattel
SD figures / Regular figures: One Piece Thumb Size Model Collection Box  •  One Piece Chibi Kore  •  Get Together One Piece  •  Gomu Gomu no Gumi  •  One Piece World  •  One Piece Figure Collection  •  One Piece Theater  •  Dragon Ball x One Piece Dream Fusion  •  Dragon Ball x One Piece x Naruto Unrivaled 3x3 Figure  •  Heroes One Piece  •  One Piece World Collectable Figure  •  One Piece Full Face Jr.  •  Bobbing Head One Piece  •  Deformeister Petit One Piece  •  One Piece Amazing Log Collection  •  Chibi-Arts One Piece  •  •  Kyun Chara One Piece  •  Cry heart
SD figures / Building brick sets: One Piece DeQue  •  One Piece Mega Bloks  •  Kubrick
SD figures / Diorama - Panorama: One Piece Cool~! Pirate Ship of Dreams Thousand Sunny  •  One Piece The Combining Prison Impel Down!!  •  Take Off! Chopper Robo  •  One Piece Memorial Log Ship  •  One Piece Chara Bank
Gashapon: One Piece Gashapon Grand Battle  •  One Piece Diorama World  •  One Piece Real Collection  •  One Piece Imagination Figure  •  The One Piece Battle  •  One Piece Full Color R Gashapon  •  One Piece Grand Line Jewelry Girls Collection  •  Co-Starring of Dream!! Dragon Ball Z x One Piece  •  Dragon Ball Capsule Neo - Weekly Shounen Jump 40 Years Limited Edition with One Piece  •  One Piece Mugiwara Theater Obahan Time ~Gossip session at home!?~  •  One Piece Logbox  •  One Piece Wobbling Pirate Ship Collection  •  One Piece Digital Grade
Funko: POP! Animation: One Piece  •  Mystery Minis: Best of Anime  •  Mystery Minis: One Piece
Keyrings / keychains: One Piece Sky Island Mascot Keychain  •  One Piece Desert Kingdom Mascot Keychain  •  One Piece Monkey Island Mascot Keychain  •  Super Effect Keychain
Cellphone straps: One Piece Desert Kingdom Mascot Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Monkey Island Mascot Cellphone strap  •  One Piece Shichibukai Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Impel Down Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Marineford Series1 Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Marineford Series2 Cellphone Strap  •  One Piece Strong World Cellphone Strap
Electronics: One Piece Car Navi
Plushies: Chopper XMAS Plush  •  One Piece Fishing Plushies  •  One Piece DX Plushies
Charms: One Piece Chara Fortune  •  Petit Chara Land
Model Kits: MG Figure-Rise One Piece  •  Bandai Plamodel  •  Grand Ship Collection
Others: One Piece CCG  •  One Piece Kizuna Boost Card Battle  •  Bath Salts  •  One Piece Frame Collection  •  Chess Piece Collection  •  Scholastic
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