Square-Enix, Play Arts
|Included in set:
Sephiroth, Tifa, Vincent Valentine, Cloud & Fenrir
Man, does it seem like it's taking forever for the North
American release of Advent Children. For those not
in the know, Square-Enix has made an animated movie as a sequel
to their classic videogame Final Fantasy VII which
is supposedly going to be released in late April. To tide
fans over, Square-Enix and Kotobukiya have put together a
fine line of figured based on the film, featuring some of
the main characters and monsters.
First and foremost are the three figures of Sephiroth, Vincent
Valentine and Tifa. Each of these figures are excellently
modeled with a ton of articulation points. I will have to
say how impressed I am with the balance of detail and articulation
found in these figures. Most of the competitors don't bother
to make their figures as interactive; instead sticking with
making them look pretty. Each of the figures come with the
character's weapons of choice and is packaged in a nice little
the three character figures are nice, the real "big item"
of the series is the boxed set of Cloud Strife and his Fenrir
Motorcycle. Much like the other figures, Cloud comes with
a ton of articulation points and his famous Buster Sword.
The Fenrir motorcycle is scaled well and has a rediculous
amount of detail to it. Placing Cloud on the bike presents
a nice display piece.
While I haven't seen them yet in North America, there are
also additional collectibles available for import. Of these
is Advent Children's version of Bahamut, known as Bahamut-Sin,
which is well crafted and looks to capture the look of the
movie well. The other creature I've managed to locate is the
Shadow Creeper, a demonic canine/wolf like create which also
looks pretty interesting. Also available is a replica of the
From a fan's standpoint, this series is pretty unresistable.
Except for the fact that just about every piece in this series
is pricy, the whole series looks to be well worth the effort
to find. If you are big into Final Fantasy VII, then
be sure to hunt these down.