Final Fantasy VII Archive

  • I have such a love-hate relationship with Square-Enix and their figure production. I love Final Fantasy. I hate that we only get action figures from Squeenix themselves (and the occasional bust). While I must admit that the Play Arts Kai are awesome (I dearly love my FFXII Fran), they’re so expensive! Also I prefer scales, so obviously I’m a bit biased here. They had yet another Lightning out at NYCC, cause we absolutely need more of her, along with Terra, Zach, and a Cid who comes with Cait Sith! Dear Squeenix, if you sell him separately (or with the fatto catto body) I will but that shit so fast.

    NYCC 2017: Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy Figures

    I have such a love-hate relationship with Square-Enix and their figure production. I love Final Fantasy. I hate that we only get action figures from Squeenix themselves (and the occasional bust). While I must admit that the Play Arts Kai are awesome (I dearly love my FFXII Fran), they’re so expensive! Also I prefer scales, so obviously I’m a bit biased here. They had yet another Lightning out at NYCC, cause we absolutely need more of her, along with Terra, Zach, and a Cid who comes with Cait Sith! Dear Squeenix, if you sell him separately (or with the fatto catto body) I will but that shit so fast.

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  • Final Fantasy used to be my gaming lifeblood. I have sunk so many hundreds of hours into those games, and they were absolutely my most anticipated releases. Until XIII, which I have tried 3 times to get into. Like literally, I’ve restarted the game 3 times hoping to feel the spark. Nada. So while I pre-ordered XV, I still haven’t touched it. Basically at this point I’m just waiting patiently for the XII remaster, sigh. At least I have my Fran Play-Arts to keep me company! They had quite a few Play-Arts Kai from the FF world at Toy Fair (though sadly none from World of Final Fantasy, how cute would those be?). There’s Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, Nyx Ulric, and Cindy Aurum from XV, and Cloud & Barret from VII. Then there’s what I am all about: plushes! Chocobos to fill the void in your heart, Moogles to make you happy. And a bonus slime from Dragon Quest, to go with the 5 million you probably already own if you’re anything like me.

    Toy Fair 2017: Square Enix’s Final Fantasy Figures

    Final Fantasy used to be my gaming lifeblood. I have sunk so many hundreds of hours into those games, and they were absolutely my most anticipated releases. Until XIII, which I have tried 3 times to get into. Like literally, I’ve restarted the game 3 times hoping to feel the spark. Nada. So while I pre-ordered XV, I still haven’t touched it. Basically at this point I’m just waiting patiently for the XII remaster, sigh. At least I have my Fran Play-Arts to keep me company! They had quite a few Play-Arts Kai from the FF world at Toy Fair (though sadly none from World of Final Fantasy, how cute would those be?). There’s Lunafreya Nox Fleuret, Nyx Ulric, and Cindy Aurum from XV, and Cloud & Barret from VII. Then there’s what I am all about: plushes! Chocobos to fill the void in your heart, Moogles to make you happy. And a bonus slime from Dragon Quest, to go with the 5 million you probably already own if you’re anything like me.

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  • I feel like it’s very strange that we continue to get figures from a 9-year-old movie that’s based on a 17-year-old game. I mean, yeah, Cloud is still popular. Sephiroth is still popular. You know what people actually want? For you to redo FFVII in glorious technicolor. But, hey, apparently that isn’t happening right now. But more Cloud Play Arts are! I know, right? We just don’t have enough of those. There’s also a Red XIII, who I will never complain about. Because when it comes to cat-related things, I am a terrible hypocrite.

    NYCC 2014: Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy Advent Children Play Arts Kai

    I feel like it’s very strange that we continue to get figures from a 9-year-old movie that’s based on a 17-year-old game. I mean, yeah, Cloud is still popular. Sephiroth is still popular. You know what people actually want? For you to redo FFVII in glorious technicolor. But, hey, apparently that isn’t happening right now. But more Cloud Play Arts are! I know, right? We just don’t have enough of those. There’s also a Red XIII, who I will never complain about. Because when it comes to cat-related things, I am a terrible hypocrite.

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  • You know, Square-Enix is always pumping out a ton of Final Fantasy merchandise but it always seems to be from VII, X, IV, VI, or that random fighting one. Never from my precious baby because people don’t like it and they have terrible taste while I sob in the corner over no Fran merchandise. But finally dark days are over. I’ve been waiting for this moment, and it is HERE. JUST LOOK. FRAN PLAY-ARTS. I’M GONNA DIE HAPPY. And there was some other stuff too like Cloud, Tifa, Red XIII, and Barret or whatever. I mean, Red XIII is my home(liondog) and it’s cool to see Barret getting some representation but WHATEVER FRAN I’M JUST GONNA DANCE AROUND MY APARTMENT ALL DAY [via Jeff Saylor]

    SDCC 2014: Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy Play-Arts Kai

    You know, Square-Enix is always pumping out a ton of Final Fantasy merchandise but it always seems to be from VII, X, IV, VI, or that random fighting one. Never from my precious baby because people don’t like it and they have terrible taste while I sob in the corner over no Fran merchandise. But finally dark days are over. I’ve been waiting for this moment, and it is HERE. JUST LOOK. FRAN PLAY-ARTS. I’M GONNA DIE HAPPY. And there was some other stuff too like Cloud, Tifa, Red XIII, and Barret or whatever. I mean, Red XIII is my home(liondog) and it’s cool to see Barret getting some representation but WHATEVER FRAN I’M JUST GONNA DANCE AROUND MY APARTMENT ALL DAY [via Jeff Saylor]

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  • Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy always brings a ton of items to conventions, but this year seems to be a record with how many different pieces he’s decided to show up with, and if you’re looking to score some of these for yourself, you’ll have lots of opportunities to! On Friday, Erick will be signing from 3-4 PM at Clutter’s booth (#504) and on Saturday, he’ll be over at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208) from 5-6 PM. First up is a piece that can’t be bought, but can only be won: an edition of 5 custom Daryl Dixon Funko figures from The Walking Dead with custom paint to make him look like the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Why? I have no clue, but it looks pretty cool, so let’s all just go with it. You can win one by buying any ESC-Toy piece at the con from the many booths selling his work or via his website’s releases during the period. First up in releases is the Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour version, which will be an edition of 20 that will retail for $30 and will be available at Clutter’s booth during Erick’s signing. Also available at Clutter’s booth will be the Little Spiker print, available beginning Preview Night, for $25 and will be an edition of 25 and the I’m Your Puppet print, also for $25, but an edition of 20. Next up, over at the Tenacious Toys booth will be the Bloody Lurker collaboration with Frombies that is limited to 7 pieces for $75 each and available during his signing as well as a Solid Snake print from Metal Gear Solid available on Preview Night for an unknown price, but will be an edition of 20, and a Fr*eza print edition of 10 for $25. Over at Big Kev’s Geek Stuff’s booth (#Z16-Z17), some more prints will be on hand for the comic fans: a One P*ece x Luffybot print, also an edition of 10 for $25, and a Batgirl print, edition of 20 for $25. If you’re not able to make it to the convention though, don’t sweat! A ton of releases will be available online, today, Wednesday the 9th at 12:00 PM EST. The Mr. 2600 Classic version (20 pieces, $30 each), Leatherface Hooper customs (12 pieces $30 each), Camo Maru customs (6 pieces, $30 each), Little Spiker Mossdown (21 pieces, $100 each),  S. Maria Camo (7 pieces, $225 each), Final Fantasy Shinra Storm Cloud custom (1 piece, price TBA), Final Fantasy Judge’s Rage custom (1 piece, $325), Star Wars Camo Vader custom (1 piece, price TBA), Metal Gear Solid Split Camo Snake custom (1 piece, $325), and Wet Suit Maria Supu (3 pieces, $100 each) will all be available at that time. I know I have my eyes on the Dali x Crow Bear for sure!

    ESC-Toy Brings a Bunch to NYCC

    Erick Scarecrow of ESC-Toy always brings a ton of items to conventions, but this year seems to be a record with how many different pieces he’s decided to show up with, and if you’re looking to score some of these for yourself, you’ll have lots of opportunities to! On Friday, Erick will be signing from 3-4 PM at Clutter’s booth (#504) and on Saturday, he’ll be over at the Tenacious Toys booth (#208) from 5-6 PM. First up is a piece that can’t be bought, but can only be won: an edition of 5 custom Daryl Dixon Funko figures from The Walking Dead with custom paint to make him look like the Colossal Titan from Attack on Titan. Why? I have no clue, but it looks pretty cool, so let’s all just go with it. You can win one by buying any ESC-Toy piece at the con from the many booths selling his work or via his website’s releases during the period. First up in releases is the Dali x Crow Bear Blue Hour version, which will be an edition of 20 that will retail for $30 and will be available at Clutter’s booth during Erick’s signing. Also available at Clutter’s booth will be the Little Spiker print, available beginning Preview Night, for $25 and will be an edition of 25 and the I’m Your Puppet print, also for $25, but an edition of 20. Next up, over at the Tenacious Toys booth will be the Bloody Lurker collaboration with Frombies that is limited to 7 pieces for $75 each and available during his signing as well as a Solid Snake print from Metal Gear Solid available on Preview Night for an unknown price, but will be an edition of 20, and a Fr*eza print edition of 10 for $25. Over at Big Kev’s Geek Stuff’s booth (#Z16-Z17), some more prints will be on hand for the comic fans: a One P*ece x Luffybot print, also an edition of 10 for $25, and a Batgirl print, edition of 20 for $25. If you’re not able to make it to the convention though, don’t sweat! A ton of releases will be available online, today, Wednesday the 9th at 12:00 PM EST. The Mr. 2600 Classic version (20 pieces, $30 each), Leatherface Hooper customs (12 pieces $30 each), Camo Maru customs (6 pieces, $30 each), Little Spiker Mossdown (21 pieces, $100 each),  S. Maria Camo (7 pieces, $225 each), Final Fantasy Shinra Storm Cloud custom (1 piece, price TBA), Final Fantasy Judge’s Rage custom (1 piece, $325), Star Wars Camo Vader custom (1 piece, price TBA), Metal Gear Solid Split Camo Snake custom (1 piece, $325), and Wet Suit Maria Supu (3 pieces, $100 each) will all be available at that time. I know I have my eyes on the Dali x Crow Bear for sure!

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  • Square-Enix has started branching out recently when it comes to their merchandise, and is doing a lot more from comics and movies. But of course they haven’t abandoned their bread and butter: Final Fantasy! Because admit it, that’s what everyone wants, even if it’s a million variations of the same character *cough*Lightning*cough* They just showed off pretty much every FF figure they have in the works, and it’s kind of staggering. Let’s start small: we’ve got some adorable FFVII chibi trading figures! Aww, chibi Cloud. He almost has an emotion! Of course the Play-Arts are where it’s at, and they have a ton. Most importantly (to me) are the Yuna & Tidus Play-Arts from Final Fantasy X: the timing is perfect, since we should be getting the HD remake soon and I’m bouncing off the walls with anticipation. We’ve also got yet another Lightning, this time from Lightning Returns (real creative with the naming). Then there’s the shockingly awesome Bahamut (more summon Play-Arts, please!), Kain Highwind from IV, the Warrior of Light from the series’ inception, and a lovely looking Red XIII in his Advent Children look. [via Marshal Alloc’s Blog]

    Square-Enix Shows Off All Their New Final Fantasy Figures

    Square-Enix has started branching out recently when it comes to their merchandise, and is doing a lot more from comics and movies. But of course they haven’t abandoned their bread and butter: Final Fantasy! Because admit it, that’s what everyone wants, even if it’s a million variations of the same character *cough*Lightning*cough* They just showed off pretty much every FF figure they have in the works, and it’s kind of staggering. Let’s start small: we’ve got some adorable FFVII chibi trading figures! Aww, chibi Cloud. He almost has an emotion! Of course the Play-Arts are where it’s at, and they have a ton. Most importantly (to me) are the Yuna & Tidus Play-Arts from Final Fantasy X: the timing is perfect, since we should be getting the HD remake soon and I’m bouncing off the walls with anticipation. We’ve also got yet another Lightning, this time from Lightning Returns (real creative with the naming). Then there’s the shockingly awesome Bahamut (more summon Play-Arts, please!), Kain Highwind from IV, the Warrior of Light from the series’ inception, and a lovely looking Red XIII in his Advent Children look. [via Marshal Alloc’s Blog]

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  • Red XIII (or Nanaki, if you prefer) is one of my favorite video game characters. He’s definitely an oddity in the rpg world: yeah, there are a lot of talking animals in games (almost too many), but most of them are cuddly and cute, not semi-genius spirit animals who are decades old but are actually adolescents and oh also part of a dying race. Anyway, Red XIII has one real figure: a Play-Arts Kai that is not of the best quality and is notoriously hard to find. Well thankfully it seems like Square-Enix is reviving him into a sparkly new body based on his Advent Children design. Hooray! Of course I would much prefer a scaled figure but this is Square we are talking about so this is the best we could possibly hope for–and I am happy about it! [via Hidemi Matsuzuka’s Twitter]

    Red XIII Gets An Updated Play-Arts Kai

    Red XIII (or Nanaki, if you prefer) is one of my favorite video game characters. He’s definitely an oddity in the rpg world: yeah, there are a lot of talking animals in games (almost too many), but most of them are cuddly and cute, not semi-genius spirit animals who are decades old but are actually adolescents and oh also part of a dying race. Anyway, Red XIII has one real figure: a Play-Arts Kai that is not of the best quality and is notoriously hard to find. Well thankfully it seems like Square-Enix is reviving him into a sparkly new body based on his Advent Children design. Hooray! Of course I would much prefer a scaled figure but this is Square we are talking about so this is the best we could possibly hope for–and I am happy about it! [via Hidemi Matsuzuka’s Twitter]

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  • So let’s face it: Advent Children was a terrible movie, and it came out quite some time ago, but in my mind FFVII merchandise is always a good thing no matter where it comes from. And while I didn’t really used to be a fan of the Play Arts, the sculpts have gotten significantly more detailed over time (in part because they’re freaking HUGE now!). We’ve got Yuffie and Vincent, both of whom aren’t actual plot-centric characters but they’ve proven tenaciously popular. Vincent in particular looks totally awesome, so much detail in that coat! And of course we’ve got their Rufus as well, cause who doesn’t like a well-dressed baddie?

    Toy Fair 2013: Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Play Arts Kai

    So let’s face it: Advent Children was a terrible movie, and it came out quite some time ago, but in my mind FFVII merchandise is always a good thing no matter where it comes from. And while I didn’t really used to be a fan of the Play Arts, the sculpts have gotten significantly more detailed over time (in part because they’re freaking HUGE now!). We’ve got Yuffie and Vincent, both of whom aren’t actual plot-centric characters but they’ve proven tenaciously popular. Vincent in particular looks totally awesome, so much detail in that coat! And of course we’ve got their Rufus as well, cause who doesn’t like a well-dressed baddie?

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  • Given that they’re, you know, the makers of the Final Fantasy series, it’s no surprise that they have a ton of merchandise from the franchise on hand at any event. They had the Play Arts Kai of Serah & Lightning in their FF XIII-2 designs, the Nendoroid-style Trading Arts, the latest Creatures KAI set, and of course as many Moogle, Chocobo and Tonberry plushes as your heart could ever desire! While the Play Arts Lighting was my favorite of the bunch due to her awesome feather skirt, it’s no surprise that the plushes seemed to be the most popular items among people drifting in and out of the booth. If I didn’t already have a few tonberries of my own, I would have succumbed to their lure as well!

    NYCC 2012: Square-Enix’s Final Fantasy Merchandise

    Given that they’re, you know, the makers of the Final Fantasy series, it’s no surprise that they have a ton of merchandise from the franchise on hand at any event. They had the Play Arts Kai of Serah & Lightning in their FF XIII-2 designs, the Nendoroid-style Trading Arts, the latest Creatures KAI set, and of course as many Moogle, Chocobo and Tonberry plushes as your heart could ever desire! While the Play Arts Lighting was my favorite of the bunch due to her awesome feather skirt, it’s no surprise that the plushes seemed to be the most popular items among people drifting in and out of the booth. If I didn’t already have a few tonberries of my own, I would have succumbed to their lure as well!

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  • Tokyo Game Show isn’t exactly known for figure announcements, but at every convention or event in the nerd industry a few are bound to pop up! Square-Enix, as a manufacturer of both games and figures, of course had quite a few Play-Arts Kai on hand. The Tron Sora & Riku we saw at SDCC are painted, and we’ve also got another more basically clothed Kingdom Hearts set… of Sora and Riku. Seriously, companies act like they’re the only characters in the games! The Catwoman & Joker movie-versions are sculpted, and we’ve go an Arkham City Harley Quinn. Of course we’ve got a Final Fantasy announcement as well: Rufus Shinra from VII! Then there’s the usual flood of Halo merchandise, along with surprise appearances from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Zetman! Check them all out in the gallery below. [via Marshal.Alloc]

    Tokyo Game Show 2012: Square-Enix

    Tokyo Game Show isn’t exactly known for figure announcements, but at every convention or event in the nerd industry a few are bound to pop up! Square-Enix, as a manufacturer of both games and figures, of course had quite a few Play-Arts Kai on hand. The Tron Sora & Riku we saw at SDCC are painted, and we’ve also got another more basically clothed Kingdom Hearts set… of Sora and Riku. Seriously, companies act like they’re the only characters in the games! The Catwoman & Joker movie-versions are sculpted, and we’ve go an Arkham City Harley Quinn. Of course we’ve got a Final Fantasy announcement as well: Rufus Shinra from VII! Then there’s the usual flood of Halo merchandise, along with surprise appearances from Starship Troopers: Invasion, Medal of Honor: Warfighter and Zetman! Check them all out in the gallery below. [via Marshal.Alloc]

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