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Banpresto made an agreement with Panson Works to produce several lines of figures using the easily recognizable visual style of Panson Works.
As the very peculiar design style of Panson Works gained an acclaimed success in Japan, this style has been applied to several shonen series characters, One Piece being only one among them all.
Those figure lines are all made under the same brand: One Piece⊗Panson Works, which currently holds 3 different lines. They were all produced as prizes for the UFO catchers that can be found in game centers.
One Piece x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure - Special VersionEdit
For the 10th anniversary of the animated version of One Piece, Banpresto released a set of 4 figures in late July 2009, 10 cm tall, called Special Version.
One Piece x Panson Works Soft Vinyl Figure - In BlisterEdit
Since November 2009, nearly every monts, Banpresto has regularly released a set of 4 figures, 10cm tall. The subtitle In Blister comes from the fact that figures aren't packaged in boxes but in blister packs.
Set 1 was released mid-November 2009.
Set 2 was released mid-December 2009.
Set 3 was released mid-February 2010.
Set 4 was released mid-March 2010.
Set 5 was released mid-April 2010.
Set 6 was released mid-May 2010.
~The Seven Shichibukai Entrance~Edit
Starting April 2011, Banpresto renewed this series, this time focused on the famous Shichibukai. With each wave returns at least one character from a previous release with minor modifications.
Part 1 was released early April 2011.
Part 2 was released mid-May 2011.
Part 3 was released mid-June 2011.
One Piece x Panson Works DX Soft Vinyl FigureEdit
DX versions are released as sets of 2 figures, 16 cm tall. The first wave was released in August 2009 for the 10th anniversary of the animated version of One Piece. Subsequent waves have come out regularly, every 6 months.
Set 1 was released late August 2009.
Set 2 was released early December 2009.
Set 3 was released late June 2010.
Set 4 was released mid-October 2010.
External Links Edit
- Panson Works
- One Piece⊗Panson Works, special Panson section within the Banpresto's "gaming goods" site.