Final Fantasy VII. Cloud Strife. Play Arts Kai. Perfection. As soon as I saw this, knew I had to have it. I am a big Final Fantasy fan, pretty much just FFVII too. I long for the days of countless hours wasted world exploring, not being online, just battling and leveling up through 3 discs of greatness all by my lonesome. It was an epic story and as much as Square wants to move the FF series forward, they can’t, because this stuff is just too awesome.
Advent Children was also a worthy sequel to the game, ahead of it’s time IMO and still holds up 10 years later. Square originally did Advent Children figures in their Play Arts (no Kai) line early in their figure career. They were good, but the last 8 years or so has made them look a bit dated. Thankfully they are revisiting now that they’ve hulked up with Kai, and Cloud is the perfect upgrade to the original offering. Check out over 80 shots of him showing off all his different swords and moves after the break, courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
Love it. It’s really one of the best Play Arts Kai figures to date. I guess designing for your in-house baby makes all the difference. It perfectly captures Cloud from the movie. There is only one “con” for the whole thing IMO, and that’s the swords not actually combining. I’m sure there were price and logistical reasons, but we get all the individual parts, they are all holsterable, and they are all super well done. But if you want to go into combo buster mode, toss them to the side and use the pre-done final version. Really wish they actually combined. Other than that, it’s a thing of pure beauty. This is now front and center on my shelves, and will be for some time to come. Check out the pics, check your wallets, and grab him if you can, totally worth it!
Key shots below, all 80+ after that!