At San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Square Enix had their Final Fantasy VII Remake Play Arts Kai figures on display. These included the Cloud with Bike that is included with the premium edition of the video game. See all of the photos after the jump.
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The long awaited final Fantasy 7 Remake will finally see a release on March 3rd, 2020. At E3 tonight, Square Enix debuted full gameplay clips, and word that those in attendance get to check out the demo! The game, unsurprisingly, looks outstanding (check out the new trailer after the jump). But, we’re a toy site, and collectors are going to be interested in the most special of special editions for the game. Square Enix has opened up pre-orders for the Final Fantasy 7 Remake – 1st Class Edition. This highly collectible release includes a Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and his Hardy Daytona Bike. Cloud will include his Buster Sword. Other items included are a mini-soundtrack CD, an Art Book, special SLC Materia, and a steel case for the game.
This edition is priced at $329.99. Other editions are available, which don’t include the figure or bike. If you’d like to pre-order, you can do so by Clicking Here.
New images have been added. They give us a closer look at the Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife and Hardy Daytona Bike. Read on to check them out.
At Toy Fair 2019, Square Enix had a small display of Bring Arts 6″ Scale Figures on display. There were a lot of Kingdom Hearts figures shown. They also had a few Play Arts Kai items, but those are all figure that were previously released. We also have a few pics, unpainted prototypes, from the Diamond Previews booth. Those are figures that have been seen before though.
Kingdom Hearts Bring Arts 6″ Scale Figures
- Kingdom Hearts 2 – Halloween Town Sora
- Kingdom Hearts 2 – Christmas Town Sora
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Pirates of the Caribbean Sora
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Sora
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Sora Second Form
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Toy Story Sora
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Toy Story Goofy
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Toy Story Donal Duck
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Riku
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – King Mickey
Other Kingdom Hearts
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Play Arts Kai Sora
- Kingdom Hearts 2 – Static Arts Riku
- Kingdom Hearts 2 – Play Arts Kai Roxas
- Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – Play Arts Kai Aqua
Other Bring Arts
- Final Fantasy – Another Form Cloud Strife
- Dragon Quest XI – Jade
- NieR: Automata – YoRHa No.2 Type B Version 2
- NieR: Automata – Trading Weapons Collection
At New York Comic-Con 2018, Square Enix had some upcoming Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts figures on display. Most were from their 6″ scale Bring Arts line as well as the 10″ scale Play Arts Kai Cloud and Bike set from Final Fantasy 7.
Play Arts Kai
- Cloud Strife with Fenrir
- Kingdom Hearts – Sephiroth Another Form Variant
- Kingdom Hearts – Cloud Strife Another Form Variant
- Kingdom Hearts 2 – Sora Christmas Town Version
- Kingdom Hearts 2 – Sora Halloween Town Version
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – Kairi
- Kingdom Hearts 3 – King Mickey Mouse
- Final Fantasy IX – Kuja and Amarant (Artwork Only)
- Final Fantasy IX – Eiko and Quina (Artwork Only)
Official photos and details have been released for the Marvel Comics Play Arts Variant X-23 Figure by Square Enix. The figure will included multiple interchangeable hands, a pair with removable claws for her feet, a masked and an unmasked portrait, and a figure stand. X-23 stands about 10″ tall.
The figure is priced at 15,984 Yen (about $144 USD). Look for the Play Arts Variant X-23 to be released in December. You can see the photos after the jump.
Square Enix has opened up pre-orders for their new Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII – Aerith Gainsborough Play Arts Kai Figure. This release is based on her appearance in Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII for the PSP. Aerith stands about 9.7″ tall, includes two interchangeable heads, some interchangeable hands, a staff, and a figure stand. The figure is priced at $149.99, but is currently on sale for $134.99. Look for the figure to be released in December. See the new photos by clicking the headline of the story.
From the world of FINAL FANTASY VII, one of the most beloved titles from the FINAL FANTASY franchise, We present to you Aerith Gainsborough. Depicted from the ending footage of CRISIS CORE FINAL FANTASY VII, seven year prior to the events of FINAL FANTASY VII. Our designers have paid great care in recreating her feminine form and the texture of her clothing, for a finish that looks very accurate to her presence in-game. We tried to express Aerith’s identity as someone who carries the burden of being the last of the ancient race Cetera, but lives her life beautifully.
With interchangeable face parts – one which features a soft yet determined expression as well as one with her deep in prayer. Using the other included accessory parts & display stand, you can recreate various scenes.
Back at Tokyo Game Show 2017, Square Enix displayed Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife with his Bike Fenrir Version 2 from the animated movie Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children. They have now officially announced the release for this massive set. Included is Cloud Strife, which looks to be a re-release of the Advent Children Cloud from 2015. He comes with interchangeable hands, an interchangeable portrait, a wide array of swords (that do not combine), a swap out left arm, and a figure stand. Fenrir, the motorcycle, has attachments to store all of the various swords as well.
Pre-orders are not yet live in Japan, but will likely be going up over the next few days. The set is priced at 36,800 Yen (about $334 USD). It is set for release in October.
Square Enix has posted up the U.S. pre-order listing for the figure. See the new details and link after the jump.
Final Fantasy VII. No matter what Square has done since, I still come back to this. Great story, great world building, great visuals. It’s continued on for over 20 years in multiple game formats and even a sequel in the form of a movie. Now they are set to return to the original game and REMAKE it for modern systems. I can’t think of anything I’d want more in a console game. Square Enix blew the roof off E3 back in 2016 with a demo of the new game, but things have gone mostly quiet since. That hasn’t stopped the merchandising arm of the company though, because they’ve released Play Arts Kai versions of Cloud and Barret to match their new/old look in the demo.
These guys originally dropped last year, but they’ve slowly been filling out US retailer’s inventory. Cloud is even getting a new color version to closer match the look of the orignal game’s blue uniform. I finally got a hold of my copies, and wanted to share a gallery showing them off. Read on to check some additional quick thoughts and over 90 HD images courtesy of Entertainment Earth!
There was also a few items from the super hero line up by Square Enix at Toy Fair 2018. These include new blind box DC Comics Variant mini figures, and a couple of new Marvel Play Arts Variants. Fans of the Marvel Variants will want to check out the all-new design for X-23. See what’s new below.
Marvel Variant Play Arts Kai
DC Comics Variant Trading Arts (Blind Boxes)
- Wonder Woman
- The Flash
Square Enix had a small display at Toy Fair 2018. Here are the video game related figures they had on hand. these include a few items from the Diamond Previews booth. Among the figures are Final Fantasy, Kindom Hearts and NieR: Automata. Check out the list below for what’s in the gallery.
- Final Fantasy – Bahahut
- Kingdom Hearts III – Sora
- Kingdom Hearts III – Sora (2nd Form)
- NieR: Automata – 2B & Machine Lifeform
- NieR: Automata – Machine Lifeform Set
Play Arts Kai
- Final Fantasy: Dirge of Cerberus – Vincent Valentine
- Dissidia Final Fantasy – Terra (Tina) Branford
- Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII – Zack Fair
- Final Fantasy VII: Advent children – Cid Highwind & Cait Sith
- Dissidia Opera Omnia – Final Fantasy Blind Box Mini Figures