Play Arts Kai figures are large, 10 inch scale, highly detailed and articulated figures from Square Enix. They’ve been doing their take on collector level action figures for years now, branching out past their own properties. Most notably here in the states they’ve been doing the Variant series for Star Wars, Marvel and DC, which have really allowed them to show off their unique style and engineering. Early figures had some QC issues but that seems to have worked itself out over the last couple years.
Where Play Arts Kai really shines however is when the figure is based on their own properties. Final Fantasy figures, and in particular the FF7 ones, have all been stellar. Today we are taking a look at a long overdue entry – Final Fantasy 7 Advent Children Sephiroth. The companion piece to Advent Children Cloud (see our older review of that here), Sephiroth is a beast of a figure. He stands at 10.5 inches tall, has an articulated wing which is another 10 inches tall, and a sword that is 11.5 inches long. He features a full range of articulation down to the toe cuts, meticulously applied paint, and even multiple layers of flowing hair. It is the epitome of a high end figure, and captures the character perfectly. Let’s take a look at over 95 HD images after the break courtesy of site sponsor Entertainment Earth!
In my Cloud review, I said it was the best Play Arts Kai figure to date. Well, Sephiroth matches him! I wouldn’t say better, but the two together are equally top of the line. The two of them together, battling it out or just in a display stance are epic. Movement is there for all points, there were no breakages or scary moments, I was able to bend and twist this guy, swap the hands and wing in and out multiple times without issue. The hair was impressive, it’s actually a frosted clear plastic, so the light hits it and it brightens up a bit giving it that shimmery white look Sephiroth is known for. The wing, also awesome. It’s about as big as the figure with 3 peg ratchet joints so you can move it around and pose it. The sword, my goodness is it big. But he can hold and wield it with no problem.
Bottom line, these two items are the best Cloud and Sephiroth collectibles to date, even including the high end statues. If you are a Final Fantasy 7 fan, they are must haves!
Check some key shots here, full set of 95+ below!