Let’s meet Ship’s doctor Chopper
Tony Tony Chopper is the doctor of the Straw Hat Pirates in the One Piece anime, one of the cutest pirate members. Born a normal reindeer, Chopper ate a Devil Fruit called the Hito Hito no Mi. (The Hito Hito no Mi is a Zoan-type Devil Fruit that allows its user to transform into a human hybrid and a full human at will. “Hito is Japanese for “Human”.) He is the sixth member of the crew and the fifth to join Luffy, Chopper is also the youngest member on board. Being mistaken for the Straw Hats Pirates’ pet, he has a bounty of only 100 Beli on his head.
This little doctor mostly appears as a toddler-sized human/reindeer hybrid, but his Devil Fruit abilities allows him to change his appearance. Chopper’s left antler is braced at the base by a metal plate because it was reattached due to an incident when he was younger and ran into the leader of his old herd, who severely injured him. He usually wears a large pale red/pink fuzzy top hat with a sideways medical cross (perfect for a pirate doctor) and a maroon pair of shorts. Sometimes he wears a blue backpack that has the same sideways medical cross as his hat. He also has a remarkable blue nose.
Many female characters, such as Nami, Robin, Makino, Porche, Shakky, and Vivi find Chopper very cute. There are even males that find Chopper cute such as Foxy. Chopper’s chibi looks makes him very charismatic. A running gag in One Piece is that various characters in One Piece think Chopper is a tanuki (raccoon-dog, often simply translated as “a raccoon.
Name: Tony Chopper – Leopard Edition – Portrait of Pirates Limited
Release Date: September 12, 2015
Size: 110 mm
Anime/Manga/Game: One Piece
Company: Mega House
Artists: Jango (Sculptor)
This figurine is a special limited version of the Portrait of Pirates series by Megahouse. Tony Tony Chopper is dressed in a purple-colored leopard outfit. He also brings a stick with him and has a happy smile on his face. Distributed exclusively by the Mugiwara Shop makes this figurine pretty rare.
Overall: A generous 9.25
Paint Job – 8
The paint job is done very neatly, very nice choice of colours.
Sculpting – 10
Jango really caught the essence of Chopper when sculpting the figurine. The figurine is beautifully crafted.
Design – 9
The figurine looks as if it just stepped out of the anime. It has everything that makes Chopper charming; from the signature blue nose to the piece of steel that keeps his antler whole. The stick in Chopper’s hoof somehow just adds to the level of Kawaiiness.
Display Worth – 10
Who would not want a kawaii raccoon dog, err… ummm, reindeer in his or her figurine collection?
If you are into One Piece this is a must have, sadly it is a very limited edition figurine. Hardcore One Piece fans visiting their friends that were lucky enough to get a Tony Chopper – Leopard Edition – Portrait of Pirates Limited figurine might just break into tears of jealousy for not having this figurine, especially because it is a different look for Chopper. This will look especially super sugoi in collections of collectors that focus on having One Piece figurine collections that are unusual example someone who has the One Piece – Door Painting Collection Monkey D Luffy Animal Version figurine in their collection and so forth.
If you are not familiar with how adorable and funny Chopper is watch this video clip of one of his adventures. Please follow this link: http://bit.ly/Chopper-funny-clip