Franky, like all POPs, comes in a very attractive, somewhat massive box. The color scheme is a very light teal, and features the POP logo under the front window
1. There's the front window, that's already been pictured.
2. Windows on both sides.
As you most likely noticed, there are pictures of the figure all over the box as well. These photos show the figure with a variety of accessories and in different poses. The back of the box showcases a number of these as well.
All legit, quality POPs made by Megahouse also have the Toei seal of approval on the box, generally in the upper left-hand corner.
POP boxes are always very attractive and nice. Franky's is no exception.
Once popped out of the box, most POPs are contained within a plastic-y box-ish thing that holds the figure and its accessories in place.
Due to the size of the figure and his whole box of accessories, Franky's holding case is very wide.
As a precursor to the large amount of accessories I am about to showcase that this figure comes with, I will reveal that this is the only POP I've ever seen (Counting my 8 and my brother's 7) that comes with a freaking INSTRUCTION MANUAL.
There's a good reason for the manual though... Franky comes with a whole pack of accessories. It's pretty amazing. Megahouse went all out with this figure, like usual.
This figure includes TWO massive guns, because in the Strong World Film, all of The Straw Hats carry around guns for some reason... I'll be honest, I haven't seen Strong World... I'm not a fan of One Piece movies. Anyway, there are two guns. One is more or less a giant revolver.
There's a good amount of detail on it, and it looks fairly realistic. There are also MOVING PARTS on it... But I couldn't really show that... Due to... This not being a video review... Anyway, the other gun is... Odd looking. It's sort of a bazooka-ish thing with a really big hilt on it... I don't know gun vernacular. IT'S BIG AND COOL LOOKING.
There's a decent amount of detail on this gun too. Even a little opening at the top where you can see the ammo that the gun has yet to fire.
Relating to this, one of Franky's other accessories is a belt of ammo that can be attached to the aforementioned gun.
Franky also comes with 3 interchangeable hands. That brings his hand total to 5, for those at home keeping count. Two of these hands are just for holding the guns.
The third extra hand is in a sort of high five position, and has a cool effect that I will get into later. There's also a little gray... Thing... That can be inserted into this hand in place of the blue reticle that's already in there, for a slightly different look.
That's not all of Franky's accessories though! He's also got two pairs of shades! One is his trademark pointy, black glasses that he normally wears on the show/in the manga.
He's also got the white, rounder shades that he wore in Strong World.
And finally... He's got a mysterious bottle of Cola... Franky is a Cyborg who runs on Cola, for people who aren't fans of One Piece... I'll get into the purpose of this Cola bottle later...
That's more or less it for Franky's accessories. He's got a ton of them, and they're all well made.
THE FIGURE: 9/10
Before I get in to the figure itself, there's still the matter of the base. The base is octagonal and gray, with some text on the front. All POPs come with bases. They're generally well-made, but do sort of take up a lot of shelf space.
2. Franky has some nice chains, both around his neck and on his coat. The chains are made of a thick, sturdy material, and complement the figure quite well.
Now, in theory, this is a very awesome addition to the figure. It's ridiculously accurate to the show/manga. It's something that shouldn't even be immediately noticeable, but makes hardcore fans like myself absolutely GIDDY. However... In execution it is flawed to an unignorable degree. As you can see in other pictures throughout this review, the abs, which open, are very jagged and obviously cut. The abs are also a BITCH to get open. I think I scratched the statue a bit while I was pulling on them. Once the bottles of Cola are in, don't ever plan on taking them out again. Those things stay stuck in there. It's more than likely due to the stomach hole being more or less the exact size as the bottles of Cola, making for an exceptionally tight fight. Overall, this is a feature that I feel could have been executed much better if more thought had been put into it. It's not bad enough to make me hate what is an otherwise perfect figure, but it does lessen the score a bit.
In summation, this is a damn-near pefect figure. There's only one minor setback, but it isn't enough to detract too much from this great piece of Megahouse art. Franky is inundated with accessories, and the sculpt could not be better. I got this Franky for $100 even. It was worth every penny. However, the true value of a figure this expensive can only be gauged by how big a One Piece fan you are. As stated, I live and breath One Piece. Picking this up was, for me, a no-brainer. This toyline (Though something of this quality is hardly a toy) is strictly for hardcore fans, more or less. That's good news for One Piece fans though. Because Megahouse never fails to deliver. At this point I can't say much other than this figure is near-flawless, one of my favorite POPs. I took some pictures of Franky with his accessories, and I figured a good way to close out the main portion of this review would be to more or less let the pictures speak for themselves.
Franky's shades slide on and off very easily.
This is the cool feature on this hand I mentioned earlier...
Another small, awesome thing that hardcore fans will adore.
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