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TV Anime 「One Piece」 DX Figure is a series of 18 cm tall figures released in 2006 by Banpresto, which could only be found in UFO catcher games. Each released set is composed of 2 characters. Each figure is generally sold in specialized shop at ¥1200~1600.
Since then, Banpresto has released a lot of figure series, marked under the DX brand, which stands for Deluxe. It generally deals with figures of an overall better quality than their usual productions, with a size of around 15cm tall. Sometimes, a line name is also marked with the word Kumitate Shiki (組立式). It is a Japanese word meaning ready-made / pre-assembled, i.e. no painting and minor assembling required, but sometimes you can find it literally translated as Assembly Type (as 組立 / Kumitate can be translated as assembly and 式 / Shiki means type, style).
So this article is a catalog of every Banpresto figure series, marked under the DX brand. Still, this page is not exhaustive as it does not enumerate the numerous plushies, in particular Chopper plushies, that has come out under the DX brand.
The different lines are organized under 3 categories:
- Regular figure series,
- Chopper focused series, which deals with lines centered around Chopper renditions.
- Crossover series, which deals with crossover between One Piece and Dragon Ball.
Regular figure seriesEdit
One Piece DX FigureEdit
- One Piece DX Figure ～Swimsuit Style～
- One Piece DX Figure 2 ～Party Style～
One Piece Ready-Made Super DX FigureEdit
ワンピース 組立式スーパーDX ゴーイング・メリー号フィギュア
ワンピース 組立式スーパーDX ゴーイング・メリー号フィギュア～グレードアップカラーリングｖｅｒ．～
This set, released in mid-December 2008, represents Going Merry and Thousand Sunny.
Improved versions, named Grade Up Coloring ver., were released on late April 2009. They feature better gradient coloring and added details.
One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～Edit
ワンピース 組立式DXフィギュア ～THE GRANDLINE MEN～
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.2
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.3
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.4
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.5
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.6
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.7
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.8
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men ?～
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.9
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.10
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.11
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.12
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.0I
Released late June 2012 with young Shanks and Garp.
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.0II
Released July 2012 with Shiki
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.13
This set, released late September 2012, contains New World Arc Franky.
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.14
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.15
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.16
This set contains New World Arc Smoker.
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.17
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.18
This set contains New World Arc Trafalgar Law.
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.19
This set contains New World Arc Eustass Kid.
- One Piece DX Figure ～The Grandline Men～ vol.20
This set contains New World Arc Killer.
- One Piece DX Figurine ～Grandline Men One Piece Film Z vol.1～
One Piece Ready-Made DX Movie Version Heroine Figure ～Strong World～Edit
ワンピース 組立式DX劇場版ヒロインフィギュア ～Strong World～
This set, released in mid-January 2010, features Nami and Robin in their casual clothes as depicted in the 10th One Piece film: Strong World.
One Piece DX Ouka Shichibukai FigureEdit
This series features every known Shichibukai, the former members Crocodile, Jinbe and Blackbeard included, for a total of 8 figures. 2 figures will be issued every months from August 2010 onwards.
Retailers and UFO catcher owners can get a box of 36 figures at 28,000¥, or 778¥ a piece.
- One Piece DX Ouka Shichibukai Figure Vol.1
This set was released early August 2010 with Jinbe and Donquixote Doflamingo.
- One Piece DX Ouka Shichibukai Figure Vol.2
This set was released mid-September 2010 with Gekko Moriah and Crocodile.
- One Piece DX Ouka Shichibukai Figure Vol.3
This set was released late October 2010 with Marshall D. Teach A.K.A. Blackbeard and Dracule Mihawk.
- One Piece DX Ouka Shichibukai Figure Vol.4
This set will come mid-November 2010 with Bartholomew Kuma and Boa Hancock.
One Piece Super DX The Portgas D. AceEdit
ワンピース スーパーDX THE PORTGAS・D・ACE (ポートガス・D・エース)
This unique figure of Ace was released on the last week of August 2010. The wholesale price of a box of 25 figures was 20,000¥, i.e. 800¥ a piece, available only to resellers and game center owners.
A special campaign also ran from August 7th to September 30th 2010 where only 100 persons could win a Sepia Limited Color version of this figure. For this, you had to go to a game center, find a poster advertising the campaign with a QR code, use it to find the related webform to validate your participation to the raffle.
The same figure model was planned to be used for a 3rd version integral of the Master Stars Piece series. It has been canceled since.
Note that the height of this Super DX figure differs from regular DX figures, i.e. 26cm versus 16cm respectively.
One Piece DX Figure ～Title of The D～Edit
In December 2010, Banpresto launched a series focused on characters having the famous D. middlename.
- One Piece DX Title Of The D. vol.1 started mid-December 2010 with Monkey D. Luffy and Monkey D. Garp.
- One Piece DX Title Of The D. vol.2, released mid-February 2011, featured Portgas D. Ace and Gol D. Roger.
One Piece DX Marines FigureEdit
At the beginning of 2011, Banpresto has launched a new series of figures, focused on Marine characters.
One Piece DX Figure -Brotherhood-Edit
Released early April 2011, it represents Luffy and Ace amongst flames.
One Piece DX Girls Snap CollectionEdit
This series is focused on the girl characters in One Piece as depicted in some illustration.
- One Piece DX Girls Snap Collection Vol.1
The first volume of this series came out mid-April 2011 with Nami and Vivi in their Alabasta outfits.
- One Piece DX Girls Snap Collection Vol.2
The second volume was released for late July 2011 with Nami in swimsuit eating an ice cream and Girls Snap Vol.1 Vivi.
- One Piece DX Girls Snap Collection Vol.3
The third volume represents Robin in an archeologist outfit and cowgirl Nami, released late December 2011.
One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～Edit
ワンピース DXフィギュア～GRANDLINE CHILDREN～
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～ Vol.1
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～ Vol.2
Released early December 2011, the 2nd volume is about Ace and Hancock.
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～ Vol.3
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～ Vol.4
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～ Vol.5
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Children～ Vol.6
One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Lady～Edit
ワンピース DXフィギュア～GRANDLINE LADY～
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Lady～ Vol.1
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Lady Special～
Released July 2012 with Shirahoshi
- One Piece DX Figure ～Grandline Lady～ Vol.2
Chopper focused seriesEdit
One Piece Ready-Made DX Chopper Soft Vinyl FigureEdit
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Chopper Soft Vinyl Figure
This set, released in early August 2008, represents 2 versions of Chopper, one in his canonical appearance, another with a jacket.
- One Piece DX Ready-Made Movie Version Chopper Soft Vinyl Figure 1
Released in early January 2010, this set represents Chopper in casual clothes and in a formal suit as seen during Strong World, the 10th One Piece film.
- One Piece DX Ready-Made Movie Version Chopper Soft Vinyl Figure 2
Released in mid-February 2010, this set represents Chopper in different casual clothes as seen during Strong World, the 10th One Piece film.
One Piece Ready-Made DX Chopper Conceptual FigureEdit
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Chopper Conceptual Figure
This set, released in late July 2009, represents 2 versions of Chopperinaswimsuit and along a surfboard.
- One Piece Ready-Made DX Chopper Conceptual Figure 2
This set, released in mid-October 2009, represents Chopperinablack or white suit.
Chopper Ready-Made DX Figure ～Rumble Ball～Edit
For more information, follow this link.
Dragon Ball Z x One Piece DX Ready-Made FigureEdit
2 sets were released in mid-November and mid-December 2008 to celebrate the Shonen Jump 40th Anniversary. The first one is comprised of Luffy and Son Goku, the second one Nami and Bulma.
Dragon Ball Kai x One Piece Ready-Made DX FigureEdit
- Dragon Ball Kai x One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure 1
To celebrate the 2 most successful Jump series in Japan, their animated counterparts have seen a common allocated time slot, marketed as Dream 9, every Sunday mornings, going from 9:00am to 10:00am. First Dragon Ball Kai, a remastered full HD version of Dragon Ball Z without the fillers, and then One Piece.
This set of figures, released mid-March 2010, represents 2 key characters of both series, merely re-engineering previous incarnations of the same characters:
- Super Saiyan Son Goku from the High Spec Coloring Figure series, holding the Demon Fruit eaten by Luffy. The turtle kanji (read as kame, written as 亀) on his gi is replaced by Luffy's jolly roger.
- Monkey D. Luffy from the Grand Line Men series, holding the single-starred Dragon Ball (the one that Goku inherited from his grandfather Gohan is the Four-Star Dragon Ball).
- Dragon Ball Kai x One Piece Ready-Made DX Figure 2
This second set in the Dragon Ball Kai / One Piece crossover series will feature, this time, brand new sculptings. Released on late March 2010.
The 2 characters are represented in the same pose, arms crossed:
- Roronoa Zoro
One Piece x Panson Works DX Soft Vinyl FigureEdit
See the One Piece x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure article for more information.
Dragon Ball Kai x One Piece DX Kame-Sennin & Chopper Santa Claus FigureEdit
Banpresto released a one shot figure set late October 2010, with Kame-Sennin, the perverted master of Son Goku, and Chopper wearing Santa Claus red clothes.
This page is based upon Banpresto website "secret parts", listing UFO catcher products from September 2007 and onwards:
An other Banpresto webpage source (about One Piece news products including DX figures):
And also based on the Prize Get! blog for products from July 2005 and onwards.