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Master Stars Piece, alongside the Special Quality figure series, is one of the series produced by Banpresto to go along their strategy of making very high quality figures, going over the market segment occupied by Megahouse with its Portrait of Pirates series. It involves male characters from successful Japanese franchises like Dragon Ball, Naruto or One Piece. However, figure availability seems to go systematically through raffles or other kind of campaigns.

The name series can be broken down as followed:

  • Master put forward the fact that this line is handled by sculptors with great expertise,
  • Stars is meant to indicate that this line is only about well known characters,
  • Piece designs the figures themselves as the final products.

Obviously, the name is a pun on the word masterpiece to emphasize on the quality intended for this figure series. On advertisements, Banpresto breaks the word Master further down as being the acronym for Maximum, Absolute, Supremacy, Throne, Enthusiasm and Raptly.

The first figures of the line were unveiled during the Jump Festa'11 event, held on December 18-19, 2010. And the focus was indeed put on the sculptors with the launch of a promotional operation in the form of a tournament where sculptors could compete to get the maximum amount of public votes via a dedicated site, the Zōkei Tenkaichi Budōkai. This way, between January and May 2011, the public could choose the best Dragon Ball model (zōkei 造型 in Japanese) between a selection of 10 prototypes. The winner got his model produced as part of the Master Stars Piece line and received the grand prize of one million yen.

One Piece Master Stars Piece Portgas D. AceEdit

Master Stars Piece Portgas D. Ace

The first One Piece character to enter the line is a figure reprising the model that was already used for the One Piece Super DX The Portgas D. Ace figure. This time, the figure has an added materialized flame going up from his right fist, an improved paint job and a slightly modified color scheme.

To get it, you had to participate to a raffle from a dedicated webpage, starting February 25, 2011. Then, winners got a postcard inviting them to participate to the next Banpresto Hakurankai バンプレスト博覧会 (in short バン博, litterally Banpresto Expo), held on March 20, 2011 at the Big Site in Tokyo. During the event, you had to spend ¥2,000 for an unlimited access during 1 hour to the UFO catchers containing the figures.


One Piece Master Stars Piece Monkey D. LuffyEdit

The next in line focuses on Monkey D. Luffy. Advertisements emphasize on the fact that the model was produced by KENGO, the same sculptor that already committed the models for One Piece Super DX The Portgas D. Ace and One Piece DX Figure -Brotherhood- figures.

  • Size: 24 cm tall
  • Release date: late September 2011 and then mid-October 2011
  • Wholesale price: ¥20,000 for a box of 25 figures

On November 17, 2011, a limited edition of the Nintendo DS game One Piece: Gigant Battle! 2 New World was released along the Special Color Ver. of MSP Luffy. The only difference between both versions is the paint job, the special version using brighter colors.

On March 4, 2012, during the Banpresto Expo 2012, a new limited version has been released under the name Event Limited Ver.. The differences are about the paint job, which uses a sepia style this time, and the hat on Luffy's head instead of being held by his right hand. This time, the procedure to get him was still to catch him from UFO catchers as usual, 1 play costing ¥300. But if after the 3rd try you still could not catch it, you would just get it without further ado, i.e. for a maximum cost of ¥900.

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Databooks: One Piece Red: Grand Characters  •  One Piece Blue: Grand Data File  •  One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements  •  One Piece Green: Secret Pieces  •  One Piece Blue Deep: Characters World  •  Vivre Card - One Piece Visual Dictionary (Cards)
Colorwalks: One Piece Color Walk 1  •  One Piece Color Walk 2  •  One Piece Color Walk 3 Lion  •  One Piece Color Walk 4 Eagle  •  One Piece Color Walk 5 Shark  •  One Piece Color Walk 6 Gorilla  •  One Piece Color Walk 7 Tyrannosaurus  •  One Piece Color Walk 8 Wolf  •  One Piece Color Walk 9 Tiger
Novels: Loguetown Arc  •  3D2Y  •  One Piece novel A  •  Straw Hat Stories  •  One Piece novel Law  •  One Piece novel HEROINES
Animation Guides: One Piece Animation Logbook  •  One Piece Rainbow!  •  One Piece White!
Special Volumes: One Piece Volume 0  •  One Piece Volume 1000  •  One Piece Volume 777  •  One Piece Volume 794  •  One Piece Volume 333  •  One Piece Volume 10089
One Piece Magazine: Volumes (Vol.1  •  Vol.2  •  Vol.3  •  Vol.4  •  Vol.5  •  Vol.6  •  Vol.7  •  Vol.8  •  Vol.9  •  Vol.10)  •  Special Episode "Luff"
Spin-Offs: One Piece Party  •  Chin Piece  •  One Piece in Love  •  Kobiyama Who Looks Like Koby - Two Piece in a Pod
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
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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