Today, Premium Bandai announced a figure of Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece in his Fourth Gear, getting ready to slam his fist into the planet.
One Piece is one of those series that has stood the tribulations of time and has evolved with the ages. The story is still ongoing to this day and shows no signs of ending soon, at least in the next four years or so.
This figure of Monkey D. Luffy in his Fourth Gear form is called ‘Boundman’. Luffy’s proportions become warped and his body becomes much larger, with his arms, upper torso, and legs coated in Busoshoku Haki. The figure perfectly encapsulates all of this and stands at a massive 13.9 inches (35 cm). The design of the figure features a level of sculpting that I personally have yet to see in any One Piece figure yet.
The figure is going to be available exclusively through Premium Bandai, Megatore Shop, Jump Characters Store, TOEI ANIMATION Online Shop, Mugiwara Store, Mugiwara Store MINI (Kiddy Land Kyoto Shijo Kawaramachi Store) only and will run for ¥24,200 (Approx. $230 USD). Pre-orders are currently underway and the figure will be shipping to customers starting in November.
You’re going to need to have a friend or a proxy organize the purchase for you because of the limited exclusivity of the item. Trust me though, when you see this figure on your shelf, it’ll all be worth it.