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Automaton
31st May 2012, 15:05
PLAY ARTS are scale action figures featuring characters of various games. Originally produced for Square Enix games such as FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS, the line has expanded to include other properties outside of the SE umbrella in the PLAY ARTS KAI line, such as Bayonetta, Halo, Metal Gear Solid, Biohazard (Resident Evil), and others.

The last one of these I've bought was Zidane, but I also have Squall, Selphie, Tidus, Vaan and Balthier, as well as Sora from Kingdom Hearts II and Roxas (the last of which ended up getting his foot broken...). Additionally, my mom also has Cloud (with the Fenrir motorcycle) and Sephiroth.

Discuss the PLAY ARTS product lines here!*

Sefyre
31st May 2012, 23:58
I'm as much a collector as I am a gamer (though nowadays, I swear I'm more a collector than a gamer) and I just wanted to say that I really like the Play Arts line and I love how the line has 'evolved' (for lack of a better word) over time to become even better than before.


Currently in my collection are:* Riku (Kingdom Hearts Play Arts), Sephiroth (Final Fantasy VII Play Arts Volume II), and Yuffie Kisaragi (Final Fantasy VII Play Arts Volume II).


I'm hoping to add in the rest of the FFVII gang and to eventually get the FFVIII gang as well.* And though they aren't from the current Play Arts line (at least, I don't think they are), I also have the older action figure sets from FFVII and FFVIII (though I am missing Guardian Forces figures from FFVIII).

member_10085059
2nd Jun 2012, 13:37
I own 23 of the Play Arts figures. I want to add more, but I'm running out of space! haha

YukiTsubaki
3rd Jun 2012, 23:44
*counts*


Hmm...I only own 9 of the Play Arts line, but also own a number of the Squaresoft/Kotobukiya static figures.


I'm on a figure collecting site and sadly spend what seems like an inordinant amount of time defending the PA line to other collectors who have generally bad opinions about them. (Some of which either own no PA or have only a few...)

Gaialei_Strife
4th Jun 2012, 00:01
>.> I have three... and they're all of one person.... -_____-;*

Grimoire
4th Jun 2012, 01:43
Two: AC and FFVII style Vincent.


However, the Play Arts line makes great gifts.

ken199x
10th Jun 2012, 21:38
i know the regular play arts/kai series have made full metal alchemist and bleach figures, but to be honest, i know they can do better when*it comes to anime/manga franchises. i know its rough for square enix to get*some of the copyrights from other*franchises to make their figures, but if so, here are some suggestions from some anime/manga franchises they can share*the likenesses for their kai series*if they are willing to.

dragonball z: goku, vegeta, piccolo, bardock, trunks,*frieza, cell, majin buu

yuyu hakusho: yusuke, kurama, kuwabara, hiei

fist of the north star/hokuto no ken: kenshiro, shin, rei, toki, jagi, and raoh/kukuoh

sailor moon: sailor moon, mercury, mars, jupiter, venus, and tuxedo mask

outlaw star: gene, melfina, suzuka, aisha

and the list goes on...does anyone else wish to see their favorate anime/manga series come to life in kai figure form???*

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ken199x
10th Jun 2012, 21:53
I own 23 of the Play Arts figures. I want to add more, but I'm running out of space! haha


i own over 36 of the play arts/kai figures. 21 being the play arts series, and 15 from the kai series. i too am running out of space to put them in my room :s lol

play arts series: all of the original ff7 figures including cloud/hardy daytona, all 3 crisis core figures, almost*all of the advent children figures*except reno and cloud with fenris, kingdom hearts cloud and sephiroth, *ff8 squall, and ff12 gabranth

kai series: all ff13 figures except odin and sheva, all the re5/devil may cry 4/bayonetta figures, assassins creed 2 ezio auditore, and recently batman from arkham asylum/

Mr_Jack
13th Jun 2012, 21:28
i collect many series, and i discovered the Play Arts this year.


I'm starting to get some Play arts, they look fantastic! I ordered Joker, Batman and Sephiroth!


My joker arrived last week, and for my deception, his arm just BROKE when i tried to change the position! And no, i'm not a stupid strong kid, cus my other action figures are VERY fragile (specially the Saint seiya ones) and they are perfect. The mecanism for joker's arm is really bad. The arm is not fixed on his body, there is a little piece connecting them. I'm really sad with this, i hope i wont have to fix Batman with glue like i did.


But still, beside that horrible fact, the figure looks amazing.

Grimoire
15th Jun 2012, 03:13
COWBOY BEBOP PLAY ARTS KAI


ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowPro... (https://ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowProducts.action?site_id=1&categoryId=134)


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YukiTsubaki
16th Jun 2012, 17:46
COWBOY BEBOP PLAY ARTS KAI


ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowPro... (https://ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowProducts.action?site_id=1&categoryId=134)


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Literally JUST saw these myself...and it looks like SE has some fans to win over. The advance buzz...


myfigurecollection.net/item/112194 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/112194)


(Since you've got Spike and Vicious, hows about Faye, huh guys?)

Automaton
16th Jun 2012, 19:58
I have no idea why, considering I've never played the games he's in, but I just found out there's a Garrus Vakarian PLAY ARTS Kai and I want it. Shepard and Ashley are there, too... but aliens are cooler.

member_10004692
17th Jun 2012, 00:49
I want to see some of your collection photos!/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif





Here's what I got so far (Resident Evil & Street Fighter characters are my brother's)


img840.imageshack.us/img840/5371/coll201... (http://img840.imageshack.us/img840/5371/coll201206.jpg)

Grimoire
28th Jun 2012, 12:31
Play Arts Kai Dante & Vergil (Devil May Cry)


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141068039 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141068039)


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141078911 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141078911)

YukiTsubaki
29th Jun 2012, 00:35
Since I groweth weary of hearing all the hatin' for the PA line elsewhere, I'm in the process of doing a review of (my one and only) Play Arts Kai, Sazhy-boy. Was going to post it tonight, but naturally can't find the stinkin' cord that hooks camera to computer. Will get to this soon and will also post the link here once I do. (And I'm using the uber dirty tactic of including some very popular Figma to get said folks to read it.)


Soon, everyone everywhere will love Play Arts!!!! (or at the very least want a Sazhy-boy of their own!!!!)

member_10073914
30th Jun 2012, 11:03
Looking forward to this bad boy!


www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=F... (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?scode=FIG-IPN-4532)

Grimoire
30th Jun 2012, 11:15
Play Arts Kai Dante & Vergil (Devil May Cry)


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141068039 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141068039)


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141078911 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141078911)






...And two days later,*the*young vien'Mille appeared. Speak of the devil. Squeeee.


I knew that of all*figures,*this one*would draw you out.

member_10073914
30th Jun 2012, 11:32
0w0





I'm getting both of them Sparda brothers actually. I already have several comics in mind for them. Another one for October that I would get is Sid Vicious.





I'm hesitating on getting Spike Spiegel though.

Grimoire
30th Jun 2012, 11:41
It is good to hear that you are still ordering the figures you are interested in.


Don't forget to keep an eye on Mad Dog for the latest news: twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog)

member_10073914
30th Jun 2012, 11:44
I am still a follower of Hidemi_Mad_Dog even after quitting the Play Arts Kai line. However, I would still buy a few of those that I like.

Grimoire
30th Jun 2012, 11:53
Still*buying many more than I, I'd say. ^_-

member_10073914
30th Jun 2012, 11:56
Actually, not really much nowadays.


Other than Dante, Vergil and Vicious (October releases); I'd be getting SENTINEL's Yoh Asakura figure (November release) and the Kotobukiya Art-FX Vergil statue (which was released way back in 2006) and I believe that settles the rest of the year. ^^;

Grimoire
30th Jun 2012, 12:36
Five figures versus two. You're still in the lead*by three (for now, at least).


...Unless I count my Pokémon figures, but then again, this is not the place for that.

ken199x
30th Jun 2012, 16:56
COWBOY BEBOP PLAY ARTS KAI


ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowPro... (https://ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowProducts.action?site_id=1&categoryId=134)


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im glad they are finally picking up the slack on their anime titles. but is sqaure enix too blind to notice that sailor moon has celebrated their 20th anniversery this year and are oblivious to it??? i really hope naoko takeuchi will hopefully share some of the rights to her franchise to*square enix and have the play arts kai crew come up with some good figures. i want them to make all of the sailor scouts including tuxedo mask, if not all just the original 5 sailor scouts.

member_10073914
2nd Jul 2012, 04:42
Five figures versus two. You're still in the lead*by three (for now, at least).


...Unless I count my Pokémon figures, but then again, this is not the place for that.


I don't wanna count my Bakugan figures either since I believe this isn't a place to mention it further... despite the fact that one of the characters having an obvious resemblance with a certain hero that has a lethal weapon XD





Hence, here's me hoping that the little critter won't even attempt to eat any of the sons of Sparda... XD

Automaton
2nd Jul 2012, 15:18
Quick question, what do you guys think of the Play Arts Kai figures of the FFXIII Eidolons? I'd like Odin but they're all too expensive.


(Hallo Protheus, been a while since I've seen you around!)

Grimoire
2nd Jul 2012, 15:27
They are truly amazing. Well, I guess our figure expert Protheus will be able to tell you exactly how amazing, though.

YukiTsubaki
3rd Jul 2012, 01:17
JUST finished the Sazh review, I had maybe a little too much fun with this. ^_^'


myfigurecollection.net/blog/3448 (http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/3448)


Everyone needs a Sazh!!!

Grimoire
3rd Jul 2012, 03:30
Nice pictures, as always.





Other than Paine being a litte short, they look alright to me.


Paine - 5' 6" (170 cm)


Reno - ??? - (but not very tall)


Sephiroth - 6' 1" (185 cm)


Sazh 6' 2" - (189 cm)

Grimoire
3rd Jul 2012, 05:03
PLAY ARTS KAI Batman & Catwoman


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141716422 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141716422)


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141716087 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/141716087)

YukiTsubaki
4th Jul 2012, 00:42
You see, I really have no issues with the (non) scale of the PA line since I like the fact that they're larger. Many people on the site that I posted this on do, however. My main issue is the fact that I always figured that Reno...should be shorter. XD


More interestingly, I got a lot of positive feedback on that Paine PA and the rarity of her. I do wish that SE would give the Gullwings the Kai treatment!


Noticed the Catwoman PA listing earlier tonight..and I give it a mega hell yes! I still need to pick up the rest of the Batcrew, especially Harley!!!!


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Mr_Jack
4th Jul 2012, 18:02
hello... i'm not happy about creating this thread, but i just had to...

I bought my 3rd Play Arts Kai figure: Ezio (Assassin's Creed) and it arrived today.

when i opened the box... his leg just fell... and i was talking with my girlfriend 5 min before about my joker's arm... ( the first position i did with him, the part that holds his arm to his body just broke off)

i'm really sad and angry with this serie. The figures are expensive, they are pretty, but come on, WHAT is the problem with them? My friend had the same problem with some final fantasy figure, but i just thought "it is just some bad luck"

You MUST revise your production control, that's just unacceptable. I contacted the seller, but i think it's pretty unfair that he has to give me another figure, since it's not his fault.

here is a picture i took in the exact moment ( i was expecting to take a nice picture of it, but... well, i could not)

picasaweb.google.com/1029918111486357616... (https://picasaweb.google.com/102991811148635761631/4DeJulhoDe2012#5761448440543892946)


i'm just disappointed.






sorry my bad english

YukiTsubaki
5th Jul 2012, 00:19
Very sorry to hear about the broken figure. T_T


I wish that I could tell you that this is only a Squeenix QC issue....but sadly it isn't. This is one of the few pitfalls and heartbreaks of figure collecting and it really sucks. (The other pitfall being cost: figure cost and shipping on top of that.) I have not seen a single figure company that hasn't had QC issues of some sort...and there's companies that make seriously more expensive figures than SE. My Kotobukiya FF VIII Gilgamesh had one of his arms that the peg disintigrated on the moment I unboxed him. I just bought a Figma that had a very tight faceplate that I had to slightly shave down for it to fit right. My first Nendoroid has two broken neck pegs after I changed the faceplate only twice. The Kotobukiya coldcast of the Highwind has propellers that won't stay on the peg like they're supposed to and the peg is so heavy with all three on it that it just falls off all the time. The Megahouse Ed Elric figure that I picked up a few months ago has paint transfer issues when I put his coat on. Don't even get me started on the Ed Elric Revoltech. Take your pick! >_>


These things all cost good and hard earned gil and it's really unfortunate that it appears that some of these problems come across as an item being rushed to be made. What we have to remember here is that these are mass produced items...and that not all of them are made to the standards we would want/expect. Still, should not have to make excuses and just accept that this is an inevitability.

Mr_Jack
5th Jul 2012, 13:30
Hello Yuki


Yes, i know it's not only a SquareEnix issue :/ , i collect many other figures too, and it's not the first time something gets wrong.





wow, i'm sorry about your figures, thats pretty unfair! specially this fact: "My Kotobukiya FF VIII Gilgamesh had one of his arms that the peg disintigrated on the moment I unboxed him"





yes, i agree with you, its (a lot of) gil, but the problem is: they are mass produced items. but my point is that they should have a better pruduction control so it won't happen often :/ i mean, thats my 3rd Play Arts figure, and 2 of 3 had problems. I collect Cloth Myth (Bandai) and my first problem was after 30 figures! And my friend had some problem with his final fantasy figure too, so i'm afraid it will happen again :/ And i really like Play Arts figure, specially the Video Game ones and because i really want some Castlevania figure in the future, and i don't want to open the box and have a horrible surprise with it





again, sorry about my english >_>

YukiTsubaki
6th Jul 2012, 22:10
Well, even though I bought Gilgamesh new from a comic shop, he was still an older figure when I bought him so I suppose I should not have been too surprised. Even still, the Squaresoft X Kotobukiya figures are usually good quality. Problems can happen at any time and I just happen to have bought*one. It's just part of collecting, unfortunatly.


As far as SE's QC issues, it's a bit disheartening to read an announcement of an SE figure on the figure forums but to hear that the general concensus is "I'd buy a figure just for this character but, ew gawd, it's a Play Art." Even worse was the listing for the FMA Sculpture Arts of Ed and Al and have someone ask if they were sure that this wasn't a bootleg due to nasty paint. (True story) It pains me to have to relay stuff like this since I personally love the PA line but many others do not share my Fangirl enthusiasm. T_T


Still, I feel that these are minor issues that can be fixed easily. Everyone on the planet needs a Sephiroth and a Sazh Play Art!


Cloud: But I'm SE's Official Mascot and there are more PA of me than that useless Jenovan!


Squall: I'm the Mascot! Step aside, Chocoboy!


*Squall and Cloud duke it out for the right to be Squeenix's Official Mascot*

YukiTsubaki
7th Jul 2012, 16:50
Posted this the other day, and forgot to post the link here as well. This shows off how I display my Play Arts...as well as my..."other" collection. The Rinoa Extra Soldier that's in the first picture did not come with those wings, I added them by sliding them under her hair. I thought that she needed them. ^__^


myfigurecollection.net/blog/3473 (http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/3473)


FF Figures shown with pride! :D

Mr_Jack
11th Jul 2012, 14:40
Tomopop spotted a very interesting tweet from Tekken series creator Katsuhiro Harada. He let slip that Tekken characters Jun Kazama and Kazuya Mishima will be unveiled as part of the Play Arts Kai line. They will supposedly be on display at Square Enix's booth during San Diego Comic-Con 2012.

Follow our San Diego Comic-Con 2012 Coverage as we will be sure to have photos of these figures should they be there.


www.toyark.com/ (http://www.toyark.com/)

YukiTsubaki
12th Jul 2012, 00:14
Robin PA Kai


myfigurecollection.net/item/115858 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115858)


^This looks frickin' AWESOME, and will go along great with the others!


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Sora, DDD version!


myfigurecollection.net/item/115854 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115854)


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Riku also has a DDD version.


myfigurecollection.net/item/115855 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115855)


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Mo' Mass Effect!


myfigurecollection.net/item/115824 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115824)


Not familiar with this character, but the PA is all sorts of badass


myfigurecollection.net/item/115827 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115827)


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Heaps O' Batman!


myfigurecollection.net/item/115848 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115848)


myfigurecollection.net/item/115845 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115845)


myfigurecollection.net/item/115844 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115844)


myfigurecollection.net/item/115847 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/115847)

member_10076507
12th Jul 2012, 02:32
I have a few Play Arts as well. My 1st figure was the FF7 AC version of Sephiroth. Speaking of the FF7 AC line I also have Tifa, Vincent, Cloud with Fenrir, Yuffie. I think Red XIII and Cait Sith were from the normal FF7 line up. I also have the game version of Tifa and Yuffie. From FF 9 I have Garnet and Zidane and FF 13 Ashe and the original Judge Gabranth. Last but not least Mickey Mouse from KH2 the non cloaked version. Well that's all of my non Kai Play Arts figures. There are a few I've been kicking my self for not getting. Auron from FF 10, Paine and Rikku from FF 10-2 and Final Form Sora from KH2, but I never did see that figure any where I went. 3 others that'd be nice to have are the KH's versions of Could and Sephiroth as well as FF7*Aeris.

For my collection of Play Arts Kai I have Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Fang and Serah from FF 13, Squall from Dissidia and finally*Ichigo from Bleach. To bad my*Ichigo was one of the defects that came with 2 closed fists and no holding hand for his sword. Right now he's using Snow's right hand attached with stick tak and an elastic band. He's on a high shelf with his leg blocking the hand so it looks fine.

So far the other Kai figures I'd like to get at some point are*Meryl from MGS, Cammy from Street Fighter Lightning from FF 13-2 and that Tali from Mass Effect I just read about.

There are a few things that I find odd with the Kai line. They might be a bit bigger and a tad more possible then the older non Kai line, but does that really mean they should be $20 more expensive? It'd also be nice if they'd re-release older figures like the ones I mentioned earlier for example. The only other thing is I'm surprised they didn't make any KH BBS figures. I would love to have an Aqua figure. They could have even have made their armored versions. Oh well I can only hope I guess.

Grimoire
12th Jul 2012, 03:08
Dante & Vergil


www.siliconera.com/postgallery/?p_gal=22... (http://www.siliconera.com/postgallery/?p_gal=225089|1)


www.siliconera.com/2012/07/12/square-eni... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/07/12/square-enix-is-making-cowboy-bebop-and-kingdom-hearts-tron-figures/)

YukiTsubaki
13th Jul 2012, 00:22
I have a few Play Arts as well. My 1st figure was the FF7 AC version of Sephiroth. Speaking of the FF7 AC line I also have Tifa, Vincent, Cloud with Fenrir, Yuffie. I think Red XIII and Cait Sith were from the normal FF7 line up. I also have the game version of Tifa and Yuffie. From FF 9 I have Garnet and Zidane and FF 13 Ashe and the original Judge Gabranth. Last but not least Mickey Mouse from KH2 the non cloaked version. Well that's all of my non Kai Play Arts figures. There are a few I've been kicking my self for not getting. Auron from FF 10, Paine and Rikku from FF 10-2 and Final Form Sora from KH2, but I never did see that figure any where I went. 3 others that'd be nice to have are the KH's versions of Could and Sephiroth as well as FF7*Aeris.

For my collection of Play Arts Kai I have Lightning, Snow, Vanille, Fang and Serah from FF 13, Squall from Dissidia and finally*Ichigo from Bleach. To bad my*Ichigo was one of the defects that came with 2 closed fists and no holding hand for his sword. Right now he's using Snow's right hand attached with stick tak and an elastic band. He's on a high shelf with his leg blocking the hand so it looks fine.

So far the other Kai figures I'd like to get at some point are*Meryl from MGS, Cammy from Street Fighter Lightning from FF 13-2 and that Tali from Mass Effect I just read about.

There are a few things that I find odd with the Kai line. They might be a bit bigger and a tad more possible then the older non Kai line, but does that really mean they should be $20 more expensive? It'd also be nice if they'd re-release older figures like the ones I mentioned earlier for example. The only other thing is I'm surprised they didn't make any KH BBS figures. I would love to have an Aqua figure. They could have even have made their armored versions. Oh well I can only hope I guess.






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Not familiar with this Tali character but again, that PA is incredibly badass in design! Was looking at this last night!


Don't kick yourself too much for missing out on the PA from FF X-2: while the Paine that I have is very detailed, her posability...is seriously lacking. All I was asking her to do was pose across the hood of a toy car like some cheeky model, but she couldn't do that very well AT ALL. I'm probably hoping beyond hope that some day, SE does a Kai upgrade to both the FF X and X-2 gang. (Fan persuasion, perhaps? :3)

member_10078668
13th Jul 2012, 05:20
I've got KH2 Sora and Crisis Core Zack in my collection so far. I'm trying to add FF8 Squall to my collection, but unfortunately Square doesn't sell him on the site anymore and every retailer I've looked up is selling him for triple or quadruple the original price. http://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-frown.gif


I'm still waiting for Square to release a figure of Kairi in her pink outfit. Not a big fan of her school uniform. Also would like KH2 Riku to complete my KH collection.


Are they ever going to release the Birth By Sleep characters in PA form? I'd love to have a Ventus figure.

Grimoire
13th Jul 2012, 12:25
BIOHAZARD Operation Raccoon City


ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowDet... (https://ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowDetail.action?productId=1494)





HITMAN ABSOLUTION


ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowDet... (https://ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowDetail.action?productId=1492)

member_10229037
13th Jul 2012, 14:03
I would kill for square enix to make play arts kai figures* of older ff characters like Kain Highwind (ff4) Locke Cole (ff6) chrono trigger, in the mean time tali is a must have for me* as are the kh ones .

YukiTsubaki
13th Jul 2012, 23:54
I've got KH2 Sora and Crisis Core Zack in my collection so far. I'm trying to add FF8 Squall to my collection, but unfortunately Square doesn't sell him on the site anymore and every retailer I've looked up is selling him for triple or quadruple the original price. /tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-frown.gif


I'm still waiting for Square to release a figure of Kairi in her pink outfit. Not a big fan of her school uniform. Also would like KH2 Riku to complete my KH collection.


Are they ever going to release the Birth By Sleep characters in PA form? I'd love to have a Ventus figure.






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Squall?


*cough Right Stuf*


www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalog... (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/dOa2ePW0DB31a=WMkt/browse/item/91476/4/2232/96)


Price isn't bad for him here at all and a lot of the import sites no longer have him. Another option would be to take your chances and go to an Animecon, as many vendors will have Play Arts up for grabs. Unfortunatly, last year at Otakon only one vendor had him...and they wanted $70 for him. In the booth right next to him was someone who had a sale on PA...with a lot of choice older ones going for about $20!




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Asuha
13th Jul 2012, 23:56
DMC Play Arts look really nice. I wish there was some more love for FF characters lately though... a lot of ones have yet to even be made.

Grimoire
14th Jul 2012, 03:43
Hideo*Kojima is pleased with the Play Arts line:


twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/22396462... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/223964620539445250/photo/1)


twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/22397139... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/223971391773474816/photo/1)


twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/22397374... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/223973746527055874/photo/1)


twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/22399832... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/223998320656384000/photo/1)

YukiTsubaki
15th Jul 2012, 22:25
DMC Play Arts look really nice. I wish there was some more love for FF characters lately though... a lot of ones have yet to even be made.






...yeah, like WAKKA, who they seem to have completely missed when they made figures of the rest of the X characters. >_>


And PLEASE, SE, give us some more villans...like Kuja and Ultimecia. T_T


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Having said that, if SE isn't giving you figures/dolls of characters you want then you can always make your own. :3


Dollfie Dream, myfigurecollection.net/picture/437077 (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/437077)*Inori-chan!


Plushie Carbuncle!


myfigurecollection.net/picture/322184&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/322184&ref=category%3A11)


The Sephy that SE SHOULD have made..*_*


myfigurecollection.net/picture/321464&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/321464&ref=category%3A11)


And, a fan giving a tough boss some badly needed love...using another PA to do so. Check out this Beatrix!


myfigurecollection.net/picture/420154 (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/420154)


I do understand where you are coming from however, aside from Chocoboy, other FF characters are languishing. While I'm enjoying all the Batman love, I too would like to see more of a variety of PA Kai.



*

member_10078668
16th Jul 2012, 16:06
*


Squall?


*cough Right Stuf*


www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalog... (http://www.rightstuf.com/1-800-338-6827/catalogmgr/dOa2ePW0DB31a=WMkt/browse/item/91476/4/2232/96)


Price isn't bad for him here at all and a lot of the import sites no longer have him. Another option would be to take your chances and go to an Animecon, as many vendors will have Play Arts up for grabs. Unfortunatly, last year at Otakon only one vendor had him...and they wanted $70 for him. In the booth right next to him was someone who had a sale on PA...with a lot of choice older ones going for about $20!



Yeah, I know almost EVERYONE has the new Kai figure based on his Dissidia version, but what I want is the classic FF8 version of him. And like you said, the old ones are*hard to find*close to*the old retail price ($24.99).


More on the Play Arts discussion, I wish Square would just give out sets with the entire playable cast from each classic Final Fantasy title. There are people trying to complete collections and it's pretty annoying to see Square focus on other franchises and have yet to release other characters besides the popular ones (e.g.*Cloud, Squall, Sora, etc.). FF7 is the only*title they've released most of the cast from (Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, Yuffie, Red XIII, Cait Sith, Vincent), but even then they're still missing Barret and Cid and it's been how many years since they've started making Play Arts figures? You'd think the Kingdom Hearts cast would be easy considering there's only 3 main characters (Sora, Kairi, Riku), but even then Square has only released Sora and Riku. Pretty frustrating.

YukiTsubaki
17th Jul 2012, 00:12
"You'd think the Kingdom Hearts cast would be easy considering there's only 3 main characters (Sora, Kairi, Riku), but even then Square has only released Sora and Riku. Pretty frustrating."


*


Actually, they have given KH some Play Arts love, and not just Sora and Riku. All three main KH characters have been covered.


Kairi,KH 2


myfigurecollection.net/item/1444 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/1444)


Skellington


myfigurecollection.net/item/28431 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/28431)


Sephy,


myfigurecollection.net/item/4936 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/4936)


And...yet another Chocoboy. >_>


myfigurecollection.net/item/4937 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/4937)


*


Other than the new DDD Play Arts Kai, only Sora and Riku have gotten the Kai treatment, however.


*


*


*

member_10078668
20th Jul 2012, 03:55
"You'd think the Kingdom Hearts cast would be easy considering there's only 3 main characters (Sora, Kairi, Riku), but even then Square has only released Sora and Riku. Pretty frustrating."


*


Actually, they have given KH some Play Arts love, and not just Sora and Riku. All three main KH characters have been covered.



Sorry, I should've mentioned that I was more referring to the original Kingdom Hearts cast, which there is no KH1 Kairi figure to go with Sora and Riku.

YukiTsubaki
20th Jul 2012, 22:25
There wasn't much figure support for the original KH game at all. Guess they wanted to see how popular the series was going to be first? Looks like the Disney/SE gambit paid off! Having said this, perhaps it's a good thing that there weren't PA until KH 2: the quality of said PA was pretty nice! Especially Sephy! X3


*


And.....telling more collectors about the joy that is Play Arts! (Feeling a little like the Chocobo Prophet guy on the Highroad in FF X-2!) "Like", I want everyone on the planet to know the love that is the Play Arts line. Chocobos should replace Hovers on the Highroad. Yes!!


(What I am having to tell them is not to expect the quality control of some companies that shall not be named here who only make figures. These are for FUN! Enjoy!!!)

philreed
21st Jul 2012, 16:57
I opened my Armored Batman today and the right arm snapped off not long after opening the box. The joint was fused and attempting to move the arm led to bad stuff. I've posted pics of the problem on my blog --*www.battlegrip.com/?p=41300 (http://www.battlegrip.com/?p=41300)*-- and am now trying to find a way to directly contact Square Enix for a replacement. The "support" option listed above doesn't really get me a customer service contact; does anyone have an e-mail address for Square Enix customer service?

Hopefully their staff also reads this forum and can help out.

Mr_Jack
21st Jul 2012, 21:34
damn... i feel for you man





my joker had the same problem, and i did a thread over here, but nothing happened. I mean, of course they see many people are complaining, but they are not going to give free figures because their quality control sucks...





i hope you can get your replacement, really =)





update here!

philreed
22nd Jul 2012, 05:28
Wow, that's unusual. In talking with them at cons I got the impression they stood behind the quality of their product and cared about customers. I guess I'll try to find a phone number to call and get an answer on the problem. Sorry to hear you couldn't get a replacement for your Joker. That seriously sucks.

YukiTsubaki
22nd Jul 2012, 22:00
....Which might be why SE is losing the Figure Wars to companies that DO care. If this were Good Smile Company, they would have written you back AND have had a FREE replacement part/figure on the way. It's annoying as hell and frustrating considering that aforementioned company's Figma are much smaller/somewhat cheaper in price than the PA line.

member_10004692
23rd Jul 2012, 08:33
Yup, they really need to get this sorted. Poor QC & limited/passive CS is a very very bad combination...


My Solid Snake came with two right feet & I still haven't found a way to get a replacement*http://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif





I've tried their customer support before. Here's the link:


support.na.square-enix.com/main.php?la=1... (http://support.na.square-enix.com/main.php?la=1&id=490)





Though they couldn't provide me with a replacement (due to me not being from America), their response was quick...


& if you're in the the US, you guys might have a better chance. G'luck!

member_10074587
30th Jul 2012, 00:54
I REALLY want AQUA /tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif*
note: Yes I am a BIG collector of figurines*its one of my favorite hobbies

Grimoire
30th Jul 2012, 00:59
PLAY ARTS Discussion Thread: na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139339... (/go/thread/view/139339/29151263/PLAY_ARTS_Discussion_Thread)


What figures would you like to see made next?: na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139339... (/go/thread/view/139339/29158661/What_figures_would_you_like_to_see_made_next?pg=1)

member_10074587
30th Jul 2012, 03:42
PLAY ARTS Discussion Thread: na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139339... (/go/thread/view/139339/29151263/PLAY_ARTS_Discussion_Thread)


What figures would you like to see made next?: na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139339... (/go/thread/view/139339/29158661/What_figures_would_you_like_to_see_made_next?pg=1)






I really wish U would NOT post other off topic*thread links in things I Post*/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif*YES I know SE makes other stuff /tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-smile.gif**I'm trying to stay on topic

Grimoire
30th Jul 2012, 03:55
"Off-topic"? This thread belongs in the Product Discussion forum in the Merchandise Discussion section. I was*simply trying to help you*out by linking to the already existing treads on this subject. If anything is off-topic, it's this*thread.


Or, do you mean that your own post in the threads linked to above is off-topic?






Aqua from KH:birth by sleep please :)






If you already are aware of these threads, then why did you create this one in the first place? And why here and not in the merchandise forum where it should be?

member_10074587
30th Jul 2012, 04:10
I was not aware of them but*U have posted other discussions liinks in*threads I started. I just asked SE deleted most of the threads I started. I haven't searched really at all since the change to the site. Groups made the site feel SPECIAL

Grimoire
30th Jul 2012, 04:16
So you say you were not aware of these threads when you started this thread a few hours ago...but you were aware of*them last month when you posted in one of them??


semna17.webs.com/Hnh.png (http://semna17.webs.com/Hnh.png)


Either way, I would recommend that you continue your discussion about an*PLAY ARTS*-Kai-*Aqua figure in the merchandise forum. That way you can share your thoughts*with other members who*are also interested in*collectables.

member_10074587
30th Jul 2012, 04:26
Just sent delete requests to SE to have most threads I started erased I'm just not feeeling the ♥ on members anymore

Grimoire
30th Jul 2012, 04:32
Then why don't you start a thread about it (in the Square Enix Members Site or Members Community sections)? "LOVELESS MEMBERS"?

Grimoire
31st Jul 2012, 19:00
PLAY ARTS -Kai- Rufus??


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/230328... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/230328787630444544)


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/230333... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/230333184934543361)


??, FF7?! Not old man Shinra, right? Could it be...a red one?

Grimoire
3rd Aug 2012, 03:51
New Mass Effect 3 Figures


ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowPro... (https://ssl.square-enix-shop.com/SqEx/jp/ShowProducts.action?site_id=1&categoryId=131)

member_10229037
3rd Aug 2012, 08:26
I* can't wait for the mass effect play arts kai, im hoping we get some more characters and some enemies would be cool too.

Sefyre
3rd Aug 2012, 23:32
DMC Play Arts look really nice. I wish there was some more love for FF characters lately though... a lot of ones have yet to even be made.






...yeah, like WAKKA, who they seem to have completely missed when they made figures of the rest of the X characters. >_>


And PLEASE, SE, give us some more villans...like Kuja and Ultimecia. T_T


*


Having said that, if SE isn't giving you figures/dolls of characters you want then you can always make your own. :3


Dollfie Dream, myfigurecollection.net/picture/437077 (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/437077)*Inori-chan!


Plushie Carbuncle!


myfigurecollection.net/picture/322184&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/322184&ref=category%3A11)


The Sephy that SE SHOULD have made..*_*


myfigurecollection.net/picture/321464&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/321464&ref=category%3A11)


And, a fan giving a tough boss some badly needed love...using another PA to do so. Check out this Beatrix!


myfigurecollection.net/picture/420154 (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/420154)


I do understand where you are coming from however, aside from Chocoboy, other FF characters are languishing. While I'm enjoying all the Batman love, I too would like to see more of a variety of PA Kai.






That Sephiroth is actually a modified version of the Kotobukiya resin sculpt (either authentic or bootlegged and either pre-assembled and painted or unassembled and unpainted) that was first sold several years ago which you can still find on occasion through eBay and Japanese online selling sites.* That said, I don't tend to trust eBay with those as I have had friends who have bought both the cold cast statues and the unpainted kits and thinking that they bought the real deal only to find out that they were bootlegs.

YukiTsubaki
5th Aug 2012, 21:40
Ah, I was under the impression that the Sepy was a custom and not a modified GK. (From E2046 maybe?) This must have fooled a lot of people on the site as it was in the customs section and not under bootlegs. I stand corrected. ^_^


I only very rarely pick up any figures from ebay as about 90% of what's on there are bootleg. There are a few good/reasonable sellers on there, but for pricing, you can always do better elsewhere.

new_tradition
25th Aug 2012, 23:51
I'm working at FanExpo this week here in Toronto (I only expected to work one shift, which was Thursday, so I grabbed the vol.1 FFXIII Trading Arts figurines on my break, but I'm going again on Saturday) and I saw one stall selling a lot of the Play Arts figurines, including oldies like the FFVIII ones, but the one I saw that all but made me drool was Dissidia Squall *_*


But it's pricey. I think it was 75-85 (I know, I know, relatively speaking), but I want him soooo bad....


However, I already promised myself if I saw "Valkyrie" Lightning at a not-gonna-cry-over-my-purchase-the-next-day price, I'd buy her. Wish me luck. It's so crowded there D:


EDIT: So I didn't find Lightning, but I grabbed FFVIII Selphie, but more importantly, I got Dissidia Squall *squees*


Omg, he's GORGOEUS. I'm probably gonna come back and edit this post again to rave about every little thing when I'm not so tired, but I...I'm so happy T.T

Grimoire
20th Sep 2012, 01:20
Rufus Shinra


twitter.com/M_Alloc/status/2485916063772... (https://twitter.com/M_Alloc/status/248591606377230336)


twitter.com/M_Alloc/status/2485919410113... (https://twitter.com/M_Alloc/status/248591941011394560)


*(Reno: "????????!" instagram.com/p/Pyt2DoOWlp/ (http://instagram.com/p/Pyt2DoOWlp/))





Sora, Riku & Keyblades


twitpic.com/awh7rc (http://twitpic.com/awh7rc)


twitpic.com/awh9fg (http://twitpic.com/awh9fg)


twitpic.com/awh824 (http://twitpic.com/awh824)


twitpic.com/awh8qk (http://twitpic.com/awh8qk)

YukiTsubaki
20th Sep 2012, 20:59
I JUST saw that Rufus Shinra PA!! That made the old Wish List instantly. Yeeeah boy! 8D


Now, perhaps we'll FINALLY see a Barret and a Cid PA Kai. Keep 'em coming, SE!

Asuha
20th Sep 2012, 23:46
Definitely buying Rufus on day 1.

Grimoire
21st Sep 2012, 02:01
- KINGDOM HEARTS


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-887.html)


- Rufus Shinra


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-888.html)


www.moeyo.com/2012/09/tgs2012_square-eni... (http://www.moeyo.com/2012/09/tgs2012_square-enix_ff7-ac-rufus.html)


- Batman & Friends (Additional PLAY ARTS)


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-889.html)


-*MGS


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-890.html) www.facebook.com/media/set/? (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/)

YukiTsubaki
23rd Sep 2012, 17:41
You know...this is the first time I've ever seen them display a painted bust shown with an unpainted prototype. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on that! myfigurecollection.net/picture/523439&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/523439&ref=item%3A124748)


Perhaps this also means that a PA Kai of RUDE isn't far behind? Reno's been made and Rufus is in the works so how about it, SE? Complete the Notso Dynamic Duo!


*

Grimoire
24th Sep 2012, 03:39
Why link to MFC when I already linked to the original source?


(www.moeyo.com/2012/09/tgs2012_square-eni... (http://www.moeyo.com/2012/09/tgs2012_square-enix_ff7-ac-rufus.html))

YukiTsubaki
25th Sep 2012, 00:13
Because I saw it on MFC before logging onto this site originally. Sorry once again, Grim. T_T

Grimoire
25th Sep 2012, 02:18
I am sure I posted it here as soon as the Japanese photos surfaced...

YukiTsubaki
25th Sep 2012, 23:55
I'm sure that you did...just that I'm not as observant as I should be. Sorry again, Grim. T^T


*


Still....quite happy to see this! I'm full of hope now that Rude will get the PA that he deserves too!


*sound of crickets*


...Or not. T_T

Grimoire
26th Sep 2012, 02:08
www.flickr.com/photos/30231588@N07/80061... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30231588@N07/8006105568/)

asura
30th Sep 2012, 16:44
Hello,

Is there any chance Square Enix releases Pla Arts Kai figures of Death and War from the Darksiders video game series?

Grimoire
12th Oct 2012, 01:24
NYCC


Lightning, Serah, Vergil, Nero and more: www.flickr.com/photos/squareenix/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/squareenix/)

member_10526381
13th Oct 2012, 04:03
I just started to collect Play Arts figures. So far, I have 2.

Lightning FFXIII-2
Kadaj FFVII AC

I encountered an issue on the Lightning figure, her left foot is loose*(a small part of the peg is exposed)*and can't connect it all the way in even by forcing it. But no big deal, I just pose her (and change it if I get bored) and place her on my shelf.

Even with the issues I encountered and heard, I still like the Play Arts series and can't wait to find a now rare Cloud with Fenrir and getting Gabranth (Dissidia ver) and the other FFVII AC figures while I'm at it

StatusEffects
24th Oct 2012, 21:16
hi everyone Im looking for the online store to buy the halo figures at but I cannot find a link any where. can someone please post it for me thak oyu very much!!

YukiTsubaki
26th Oct 2012, 23:29
hi everyone Im looking for the online store to buy the halo figures at but I cannot find a link any where. can someone please post it for me thak oyu very much!!






*


SE's online store is the best place to get anything that they make. (Providing what you're looking for isn't OOP, then you might have to hunt it down elsewhere...) Most of the other online stores are going to be quite a bit more expensive than simply getting them straight from SE. I've sent a few people here if I know that there are things that people are looking for.

Grimoire
27th Oct 2012, 01:51
There used to be two online stores: The SQUARE ENIX Merchandise Shop and the SQUARE ENIX e-STORE. However...


*

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Unauthorized Access to the Square Enix Online Shop


www.square-enix-shop.com/notice_en.html (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/notice_en.html)

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Last month, Square Enix notified our customers that a third-party vendor reported an incident of unauthorized access to one of its servers located in Japan. This server hosted the SQUARE ENIX ONLINE SHOP (Square Enix-branded merchandise). www.square-enix-shop.com (http://www.square-enix-shop.com)



With respect to the U.S. store, our investigation has determined that non-financial data, including name, mailing address, phone number and email address, were compromised by this unauthorized access.



As we have previously reported, the server in question did not store credit card information for any U.S. customers.* Moreover, the server and vendor were not connected to any other Square Enix online services.



While no U.S. credit card data was compromised, we recommend that you always monitor your credit cards and credit reports for any suspicious activity.



At this time we have decided to close down the current version of the U.S. SQUARE ENIX ONLINE SHOP.* Online merchandise sales will resume, and we will outline the details at a later time.



We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. We take data security extremely seriously and we regret any inconvenience this may have caused our customers and fans. We appreciate your patience and support.



-Square Enix Customer Support

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StatusEffects
27th Oct 2012, 17:15
So does this mean that I wil lbe able to order toys again from there when it re-opens? Ive decided to start a Play arts Kai halo collection and they are wayy over priced on ebay. any suggestions as to where I can order them?? I do not want fakes wither thats why i wanted then from the square store





thax in advance for any links you can provide





Status effects

YukiTsubaki
27th Oct 2012, 23:38
So does this mean that I wil lbe able to order toys again from there when it re-opens? Ive decided to start a Play arts Kai halo collection and they are wayy over priced on ebay. any suggestions as to where I can order them?? I do not want fakes wither thats why i wanted then from the square store





thax in advance for any links you can provide





Status effects






A great store in the USA is Anime Island. www.anime-island.com/brands/Square%252dE... (http://www.anime-island.com/brands/Square%252dEnix.html?page=1&sort=featured)


Japanese store Hobby Search www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/1257/0/1 (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/list/1257/0/1)


(Be careful that you really want something if you pre-order from HS as they don't allow cancellations)


There are some good sellers on ebay, but you have to be super careful because of bootleggers.

StatusEffects
28th Oct 2012, 00:51
thank you Yuki. I actually just ordered Noble Six from them so this will work out nicely!! thanks for the help!

Grimoire
3rd Nov 2012, 06:34
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D Dream Drop Distance Sora Riku Play Arts TRON LEGACY Ver On Sale March


khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-3D-Dre... (http://khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-3D-Dream-Drop-Distance-Sora-Riku-Play-Arts-TRON-LEGACY-Ver-On-Sale-March-8-3118)


www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZO... (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZOTNI2/)


www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZO... (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZOTNDC/)

member_10733924
7th Nov 2012, 00:29
Why are these poorly-crafted things so damn expensive?* People want $100 on Amazon for cheap toys that fall apart as soon as you take them out of the package!* Someone needs to file a class-action lawsuit against Square-Enix for such shoddy workmanship!

Grimoire
12th Nov 2012, 13:13
TOMB RAIDER Collector's Edition Unveiled na.square-enix.com/tombraider/go/article... (http://na.square-enix.com/tombraider/go/article/view/blog/260825/tomb_raider_collectors_edition_unveiled)


New Batman And Bane Play Arts Kai Action Figure Images Rise www.comicsalliance.com/2012/11/09/square... (http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/11/09/square-enix-play-arts-kai-batman-bane-the-dark-knight-rises-action-figures/)

YukiTsubaki
13th Nov 2012, 01:14
Why are these poorly-crafted things so damn expensive?* People want $100 on Amazon for cheap toys that fall apart as soon as you take them out of the package!* Someone needs to file a class-action lawsuit against Square-Enix for such shoddy workmanship!






*


While folks in the collecting world have long britched about*SE's shoddy quality control, SE's not the only one*now with issues. Case in point: SE's been serializing the Guilty Crown*manga,*but have yet to make any figures for*characters from this series. Good Smile company, which in the past has been known for taking great care with QC and releases, have been screwing*up of late.


Comparison of the Inori scale figure. The one of the right is the prototype, with the left one being the finished product. myfigurecollection.net/picture/549516&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/549516&ref=item%3A78618)


myfigurecollection.net/picture/542959&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/542959&ref=item%3A78618)


Still looks nice, but...


myfigurecollection.net/picture/539250&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/539250&ref=item%3A78618)



*While the posable figma looks good, when I removed mine from the box, I saw this problem.


myfigurecollection.net/picture/537479&re... (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/537479&ref=item%3A98869)


...and I wasn't the only one who had issues with this figma.


Considering that Figma are waaaaaaaaaaay smaller than SE's PA line, (not to mention almost as costly), for their flaws, PA give you much more bang for the buck.


*


As far as the gouging on Amazon goes, you have to remember that these are sellers trying to get as much gil as possible in the hopes that someone bites. Put them in the same catagory as ebay as far as places to buy figures go. (In other words, dicey.) You can do much better elsewhere.

EricDraven
14th Nov 2012, 09:16
Hi there,


I've just purchases a MGS Peace Walker Play Arts Kai Sneaking Suit Version. Can anyone tell me how to detect fake/counterfeits Square Enix figures? Tks a ton.

Grimoire
14th Nov 2012, 11:44
If the figure is great/good/decent - it's most likely the real deal. If it doesn't look good at all - fake.


*


PLAY ARTS -Kai- Rufus - New Photo


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/160177741 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/160177741)

EricDraven
14th Nov 2012, 20:16
If the figure is great/good/decent - it's most likely the real deal. If it doesn't look good at all - fake.


*


PLAY ARTS -Kai- Rufus - New Photo


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/160177741 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/160177741)






Thanks for your reply*Grimoire :) But i'm looking for something specific on the figure or box to recognize that it's official :) I see some code and the line "made in china" on the bottom of left and right foot of the figure.


Best Regards.

Grimoire
15th Nov 2012, 05:44
From where did you purchase it? How does the stand look? (Fake stands are usually of even poorer quality than fake PA figures.)

EricDraven
15th Nov 2012, 18:11
Tks Grlmolre but you cant check the MGS Peace Walker Sneaking Suit Version, the product comes only with a box and has no stand. I purchased it from taobao.com. Everything looks fine but I wonder how to spot fake SE products. Anything on the box, JAN Code, UPC Code or sth?..


Best Regards

Grimoire
16th Nov 2012, 01:17
Nothing they wouldn't be able to copy...


But if everything looks fine, I don't think there is anything to worry about.

Grimoire
26th Nov 2012, 07:07
New Stands


photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/161494068 (http://photozou.jp/photo/show/892251/161494068)

Grimoire
10th Dec 2012, 10:57
PLAY ARTS -Kai- - New Figures


store.jp.square-enix.com/series/207/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/207/all)

Grimoire
22nd Dec 2012, 10:58
Rufus, Vincent and Yuffie ADVENT CHILDREN Play Arts -Kai-


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.502187... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.502187836469472.111774.236792046342387&type=1#!/photo.php?fbid=502517706436485&set=a.502187836469472.111774.236792046342387&type=3&theater)


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Riku & Sora DREAM DROP DISTANCE Play Arts -Kai-


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YukiTsubaki
24th Dec 2012, 23:39
Lots of folks on the figure sites groaning about (yet another) Yuffie....but to hell with that. Gimme a Sephy PA Kai! <3

Grimoire
25th Dec 2012, 03:59
You're not being a good kid, Yuki.


The new Yuffie, linked to above, looks fantastic.

YukiTsubaki
27th Dec 2012, 01:05
I thought that she looks nice too and didn't see understand the grounds for the complaints in the first place. Granted, there is already an AC version of her out there, but "reboots" are always good! (Actually wishing that I had held off on getting a Yuffie having seen this...)


I also know what you're thinking: why not get both? Well....um....lets just say that this will be a light figure year for Yuki. Obligated myself for a Volks Dollfie purchase...and won't be getting much more this year due to the cost of that thing. Looks like MakoDonalds will have to await new customers until 2014. ^_^'


Not the thread for this but whilst on the topic...


SE!


Volks would do nice things to your characters: pricey but good! myfigurecollection.net/item/62293 (http://myfigurecollection.net/item/62293)*Shame I haven't heard when this SE manga's coming to the states.

OPTICS
3rd Jan 2013, 21:54
Hi, so I recently just listed my AC Tifa up on eBay, but as I was typing down details about the item, I questioned wether or not it was a bootleg. So I went on google and it turned out that it was a bootleg based off of this site:*http://ilovecloudstrife.blogspot.com/2011/04/bootleg-or-authentic-quick-guide.html

The signs of mine being a bootleg:
No round tape seal
Glossy box
No instructions

That site compared the first wave of AC figures (Tifa, Sephiroth & Vincent) to Reno, a second wave figure.

I don't know if SE just put out different versions based on region (Japan and US), but every picture I see of AC Tifa's box is glossy. I looked up AC Sephiroth and Vincent's box. Same thing, but I did manage to find some that had a matte finish. More importantly, that matte finish did not have a round tape seal. All the pics of AC Tifa's boxes that I've seen online are all glossy finish.

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OPTICS
3rd Jan 2013, 22:22
PLAY ARTS:

<ul>
FF7 AC - Cloud w/ Fenrir
FF7 AC - Tifa
FF7 - Tifa
[/list]

PLAY ARTS KAI:

<ul>
MGS PW- *Snake - Sneaking Suit Ver
MGS - Solid Snake
MGS - Meryll
MGS2 - Solidus
Bleach - Icigho
Bleach - Rukia
SSF4AE - Cammy
Halo: Reach - Kat
ME3 - BroShep (With custom WIP helmet)
[/list]

UPCOMING PURCHASES:

<ul>
TR - Lara Croft (Standalone - Cheaper if I got it with the game, but I really want it to have its own box.)
ME3 - FemShep (I'm a FemShep player)
Halo 4 - Sarah Palmer (Female Spartan... and she is voice by the same VA that voice FemShep)
[/list]

NEED TO BUY:

<ul>
SSF4AE - Chun Li
[/list]

Grimoire
10th Jan 2013, 11:16
Another picture of Rufus


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/289342... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/289342729375334400/photo/1)


"A good son would have known."

Grimoire
16th Jan 2013, 14:48
<strong class="fullname js-action-profile-name show-popup-with-id">Hidemi Matsuzuka[/b]&rlm;: "On up-coming NY TOY FAIR 13, we proudly present the all NEW?VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- ??! This series will bring new wave of creation!"

Grimoire
17th Jan 2013, 17:18
Hideo Kojima: "Found Solidus figurine by Play Arts at store today." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29186798... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/291867986363551744/photo/1)

Grimoire
18th Jan 2013, 18:07
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "Facebook album updated! Check out the PLAY ARTS -KAI- line-ups here!" www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt (http://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt)

Grimoire
21st Jan 2013, 03:14
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "What is VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-? Had so many question regarding this. The concept is to redesign the existing characters to something NEW.


To make sure its quality control, we have asigned special team for this big project! All new designers, sculpt team and more!


We are also planning to display the sculpt figure at ARTNIA as well. This for fans who can't join the big events :)"

Grimoire
21st Jan 2013, 07:29
Rufus: twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/293347... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/293347689293299716/photo/1)

YukiTsubaki
21st Jan 2013, 23:24
Hidemi Matsuzuka: "What is VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-? Had so many question regarding this. The concept is to redesign the existing characters to something NEW.


To make sure its quality control, we have asigned special team for this big project! All new designers, sculpt team and more!


We are also planning to display the sculpt figure at ARTNIA as well. This for fans who can't join the big events :)"






*


...But the sculpts were never bad in the first place....just the joint system.


Anyway, Bring on da Sephy!!!! (And perhaps a reboot of the FF X characters as Kai while you're at it? :3)


Reno: *sees the Rufus PA Kai* Crap. Now that the Boss is almost done, looks like we're going to have to actually work now....

Grimoire
24th Jan 2013, 06:30
KINGDOM HEARTS II Formation Arts Vol.3 & Play Arts Keyblades


khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-II-For... (http://khinsider.com/news/KINGDOM-HEARTS-II-Formation-Arts-vol-3-KH3D-Keyblades-3177)


*


Play Arts Vincent Prototype - &ldquo;Cloud...you sure this is about fighting?&rdquo;


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/293551... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/293551982155812865/photo/1)


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/293622... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/293622894016208896/photo/1)


...And Yuffie - "Who's been touching my materia?"


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/2940643... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/294064360677064704/photo/1)


*


"Kojima Production, the global studio" twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29363952... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/293639526444855297/photo/1)


"My figurine cabinet." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29361949... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/293619498232201216/photo/1)


*


"New updates! MEDAL OF HONOR WARFIGHTER PLAY ARTS -Kai- visual uploaded!"


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.118609... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.118609568315400.21708.100004990716473&type=1&l=4943b283ce)


*

Grimoire
25th Jan 2013, 04:52
DEAD SPACE 3 Issac


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Grimoire
28th Jan 2013, 10:58
Hideo Kojima: "Figurine by PlayArts KAI. 3 good looking men." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29575481... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/295754813738741760/photo/1)

Grimoire
29th Jan 2013, 03:22
New Yuna


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Grimoire
30th Jan 2013, 02:01
New updates! BATMAN ARKHAM CITY PLAY ARTS Kai Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy visuals uploaded! Details coming soon! www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116434... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116434315199592.20733.100004990716473&type=1&l=b13c7f9a2c)

YukiTsubaki
31st Jan 2013, 00:08
New Yuna


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*


...And the Figure Gods have heard my prayers! She's beautiful!!!!!!!! Now hows about an Auron and a Lulu too! (And maybe Wakka while you're at it since you didn't give him any figure love the last time....)

Grimoire
31st Jan 2013, 02:43
Hideo Kojima


"Amazing present had arrived from figurine team of Square Enix." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29683687... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296836870237716480/photo/1)


"Only one in this world, Play Aets KAI "Hide Raiden"" twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29683688... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296836888147423233/photo/1)


"Closer up." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29683707... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296837072961024000/photo/1)


""Black Hideo" instead of "Hide Raiden". lol" twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29683721... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296837213088534528/photo/1)


"Just for fun, change our heads around. lol" twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29684049... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296840495664082944/photo/1)


"Hideo Snake." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29684058... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296840585615142912/photo/1)


"Put them in my "MGS4" cabinet." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/29686436... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/296864369390804992/photo/1)

Grimoire
1st Feb 2013, 18:07
Play Arts Kai Version - Tidus At Macalania Lake


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Zench-XIII
1st Feb 2013, 18:34
I'd gladly pay for that Play Arts of Mr. Kojima.

UPSLynx
5th Feb 2013, 17:27
Hey everyone,





So I'm a rather new collector of Play Arts figs. *I just recieved the Play Arts Kai Tali fig today, and I love it. *I came across what looks like a manufacturing issue though, and I need some help from those who are really familiar with these figs.





So both of her feet have forward and backward rocking articulation from the heel, and both feet swivel left and right from the heel. *Tali's left foot is perfectly normal with the forward/backward rocking motion, but I cannot rock her right foot forward/backward. *ON closer inspection, the ball that the foot is attached too looks to have been installed sideways. *So when her right foot is facing front, it cannot rock forwards/backwards, but rather it can tilt left/right. *I cannot get the ball to twist with my fingers, so I cannot fix this problem.





Can the feet/ball mechanism be safely pulled out so I can reposition it, or will this break the figure?





Can post pictures if it helps to clarify.

Grimoire
6th Feb 2013, 17:10
Kojima:


"Play Arts KAI "Liquid Snake" from MGS1. This will be exhibited at SquareEnix booth in New York Toy Fair 2013 (2/10 - 2/13) it comes with Rocket Launcher." www.twitlonger.com/show/kuslap (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/kuslap)


"This is also original model of Raiden from MGS2 by Play Arts KAI which will be exhibited at New York Toy Fair 2013. Substitute mask (ska gray) and swords will come with Raiden. Raiden starts from here." www.twitlonger.com/show/kusm3s (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/kusm3s)


"This will come with Old Raiden in MGS2. I call the remodeled Raiden in MGS4 is White Raiden, and the machined Raiden in RISING is Black Raiden to distinguish." www.twitlonger.com/show/kusmq1 (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/kusmq1)


"This one will be exhibited also at New York Toy Fair 2013. Battle Raiden by Play Art KAI. 3 colors are available, RED, BLUE, and YELLOW. This one is RED one." www.twitlonger.com/show/kusr1a (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/kusr1a)


"The back of White Raiden that comes with the premium Package of RISING." pic.twitter.com/POtp88Uk (http://t.co/POtp88Uk)


"YELLOW version of Raiden by Play Arts KAI shown at New York Toy Fair 2013 (2/10-2/13)."* pic.twitter.com/iPN56X8k (http://t.co/iPN56X8k)


"BLUE version." pic.twitter.com/yHdz4NNS (http://t.co/yHdz4NNS)

Grimoire
7th Feb 2013, 02:20
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D?[Dream Drop Distance] PLAY ARTS Kai


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.125771... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.125771174265906.24565.100004990716473&type=1)

Grimoire
8th Feb 2013, 02:11
Just displayed new figures Batman&trade; The Dark Knight Returns&trade; Skin and Robin! Will be available in late this month! twitpic.com/c1rbem (http://twitpic.com/c1rbem)


Variant PLAY ARTS KAI rising from the shadows... twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/2997231... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/299723191373402112/photo/1)

Grimoire
8th Feb 2013, 02:13
(I personally can't help you, Robert, since I don't move around my only two Play Arts figures very much.)

Grimoire
10th Feb 2013, 02:31
Yoshinori Ono twitter.com/Yoshi_OnoChin (https://twitter.com/Yoshi_OnoChin)


"???? ???? ????(??? ????)???PLAYARTS??BATMAN and ROBIN????it's gift to me from Hashimoto-san as FF executive producer." p.twipple.jp/jTd2K (http://p.twipple.jp/jTd2K)

Grimoire
10th Feb 2013, 08:24
NEW YORK TOY FAIR 2013


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.127094... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.127094267466930.24940.100004990716473&type=1&l=d2c75a2c77)


www.finalfantasymerchandise.com/blog/for... (http://www.finalfantasymerchandise.com/blog/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=6112)


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-entry-896.html)


geek-news.mtv.com/2013/02/11/toy-fair-20... (http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/02/11/toy-fair-2013-square-enix-play-arts-kai-dc-universe-toys/)

Mr_Jack
14th Feb 2013, 08:33
Ken, Guile and Sakura? hmmm ok, cool. Hope to see some bad guys like VEGA, bison, balrog, etc

YukiTsubaki
14th Feb 2013, 22:45
Hey everyone,





So I'm a rather new collector of Play Arts figs. *I just recieved the Play Arts Kai Tali fig today, and I love it. *I came across what looks like a manufacturing issue though, and I need some help from those who are really familiar with these figs.





So both of her feet have forward and backward rocking articulation from the heel, and both feet swivel left and right from the heel. *Tali's left foot is perfectly normal with the forward/backward rocking motion, but I cannot rock her right foot forward/backward. *ON closer inspection, the ball that the foot is attached too looks to have been installed sideways. *So when her right foot is facing front, it cannot rock forwards/backwards, but rather it can tilt left/right. *I cannot get the ball to twist with my fingers, so I cannot fix this problem.





Can the feet/ball mechanism be safely pulled out so I can reposition it, or will this break the figure?





Can post pictures if it helps to clarify.






*


Hey there


I've got a few Play Arts and noticed that the feet on them all move a little differently. With the Sephiroth AC PA, the foot rocks left/right like yours does. Would not suggest trying to fix this as it will more than likely break. With my Sazh PA Kai, his goes front to back. (And found out the hard way that yes, it can come off!)


If you feel comfortable with it, you can attempt a fix, but do so at your own risk. While some think that the Play Arts line is a bit on the fragile side, I find them sturdier than other figure lines from other companies.




Oh, and just saw this item, made by another company. myfigurecollection.net/picture/636754 (http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/636754)*


Look at that face! Sorry, Kaiyodo, Squeenix is killing you when it comes to MGS figures! The PA look soooooooooooooooo much better than this one!

Grimoire
19th Feb 2013, 03:58
Lightning Returns Play Arts Lightning


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/303784... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/303784597429305344/photo/1)


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3038217... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/303821741996781569/photo/1) "Yes its on process! Still under Mr. Nomura's supervision tough."

Grimoire
22nd Feb 2013, 12:43
Play Arts Kai Exhibition at ARTNIA - Review


marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-date-2... (http://marshallalloc.blog90.fc2.com/blog-date-20130222.html)

YukiTsubaki
25th Feb 2013, 23:48
Just noticed this posting on the figure collecting boards: myfigurecollection.net/blog/6866 (http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/6866)*


Reading this saddened me, but then again I've been lucky not to have gotten (a terribly) defecting PA.


While these types of issues certainly aren't strictly limited to SE, the response (or rather lack thereof), is a bit disturbing. It should go without saying that good customer service is simple to give, and goes a long way to building a good base of people that will contunually give money to a company that treats them right. Bad customer service undertandably does the opposite.*While it takes a good deal of time to get a customer, it only takes a few seconds to lose one for good. *

Grimoire
5th Mar 2013, 17:01
PAK BATMAN Black Metallic version Limited edition twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3088540... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/308854070473531392/photo/1)

bennyreeder
5th Mar 2013, 17:13
This is quite honestly a little insulting. I came home from work today incredibly excited to break into my new Collector's Edition of Tomb Raider. What I expected was a quality statue of Lara. What I got a poorly made action figure.

I buy the collector's edition with statues to display and enjoy. I am not a 12 year old boy looking to play Cowboy and Indians with my plethora of dolls I bought for 9 bucks a piece. With a hundred dollar price tag, I expected so much more. I've never had a complaint from companies about their figures, and the last person I thought I'd be complaining to was Square Enix.

First of all, even moving the figure into different positions isn't very easy. Finding one that she'll actually stand up on her own in is even more difficult. The pieces don't fit together like they should. To switch out hands I have to push and force and hope something that I put in doesn't fall out. She does not hold any of her weapons correctly, and I find them consistently falling out of her hands. Her bow comes apart so easy, and every time I tried to put it back together, it'd come apart easier the next time.

This is insulting, Square Enix. I always expect quality from you and this is what I get for paying 40 extra bucks? Last Collector's Edition I buy from you, you can be sure of that.

bennyreeder
5th Mar 2013, 22:17
Fine, it's in the wrong place. The location of my post does not excuse the fact I and everyone else who bought this edition got a bad product.

Grimoire
6th Mar 2013, 06:31
DC UNIVERSE Variant PLAY ARTS KAI* BATMAN twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/309237... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/309237566459228160/photo/1)

vitor.nardini
11th Mar 2013, 21:59
Is there any kind of refurbishing, replacement or insurance, anything, this thing was very eexpensive, please help.

Grimoire
13th Mar 2013, 22:20
KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] PLAY ARTS Sora store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKHPA005... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKHPA0058)


KINGDOM HEARTS 3D [Dream Drop Distance] PLAY ARTS Riku store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKHPA005... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKHPA0059)

Grimoire
18th Mar 2013, 14:05
"The back coverage of the game magazine at Hong Kong. The Raiden in this picture is the real PAK. No CG were added." twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3134712... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/313471275114823680/photo/1)

YukiTsubaki
19th Mar 2013, 01:06
Just saw the painted DDD PAK and they look really good. I missed out on the original KH PA, but might grab one of these.

Grimoire
21st Mar 2013, 03:24
DC UNIVERSE Variant PAK Green Lantern concept art twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3146358... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/314635867387990016/photo/)

Grimoire
29th Mar 2013, 07:02
HALO 4 PLAY ARTS Kai


store.jp.square-enix.com/series/249/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/249/all)


twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/3174660... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/317466009948807170/photo/1)

Grimoire
2nd Apr 2013, 04:20
SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV ARCADE EDITION PLAY ARTS?


twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/3189530... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_GOODS/status/318953048376487936/photo/1)


store.jp.square-enix.com/series/255/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/255/all)

Grimoire
2nd Apr 2013, 16:04
Kojima: "Here's the sample of Blue Raiden in MGS2 by Playarts KAI. We got still lots of work to do." twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/31902512... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/319025129000681472/photo/1)

YukiTsubaki
4th Apr 2013, 00:12
I'm really itching to see a painted Yuna and Tidus PAK. I got into the PA scene too late to grab the originals so these are must gets. Hoping that they show them at Summer WonFest maybe?

Grimoire
4th Apr 2013, 03:24
I will keep an eye out.


Mad Dog: "The reason why PAK is our product flagship? Because action & real type figure is most hardest product to create and produce. If we stop, we can never create a good product. Our efforts is the mirror of what we create. That's why I love creating PAK."


*


Super Street Fighter IV Play Arts KAI Vol. 4: Ken & Sakura coming this August! www.finalfantasymerchandise.com/blog/for... (http://www.finalfantasymerchandise.com/blog/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=1579)


Shots of Tekken Play Arts KAI: Kazuya & Jun in packaging! twitter.com/PlayArtsKai/status/319342831... (https://twitter.com/PlayArtsKai/status/319342831263170560/photo/1)





Product sample of KH TRON ver! Cool! twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3196387... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319638721664274432/photo/1)


Here comes Sora! twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3196404... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319640431140945920/photo/1)


Let's rock! twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3196477... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319647781654519808/photo/1)


We put an effort to the packages as well! Made for fans to display PAK with packages! :) twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3197192... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/319719291337465856/photo/1)


The upcoming KH Tron ver. comes with 3 keyblades and also display stand! twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/319720... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/319720026443771905/photo/1)

Grimoire
4th Apr 2013, 12:20
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/319765... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/319765426835963904/photo/1)

Grimoire
5th Apr 2013, 11:10
"Almost ready for sale! TEKKEN PAK!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3201570... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/320157039491940352/photo/1)


"Take look inside!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3201571... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/320157144290840576/photo/1)

Grimoire
9th Apr 2013, 07:55
Batman Play Arts Kai Black Metallic Version twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3214821... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/321482177567129600/photo/1v)

YukiTsubaki
9th Apr 2013, 19:32
I'm starting to wonder just how many different variations of Batman that SE's going to make. I'm thinking that Cloud now has serious competition for most popular PA character.....


Cloud: I suppose that I can share the stage with Batman since he's cool and mysterious. As long as it's not Squall or that idiot Jenovan.


*Yuki starts working on her "We Need a Rude PAK! Turks! Turks! Turks!" sign*

Grimoire
10th Apr 2013, 03:09
Zetman Play Arts Kai twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3218203... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/321820395516862464/photo/1)

Grimoire
11th Apr 2013, 05:02
"PAK TAG*TEAM MATCH!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/322147... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/322147470828253184/photo/1)

Grimoire
11th Apr 2013, 05:06
"Starting tomorrow, Guile, Ibuki, Starship Troopers are available for purchase at e-store.jp!" store.jp.square-enix.com/series/305/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/305/all)

Grimoire
15th Apr 2013, 12:03
"Painted Lightning [Play Arts Kai]! On it's way to Mr. Nomura's supervision." twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3238282... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/323828221785305089/photo/1)

Grimoire
19th Apr 2013, 22:27
ZET
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/325119... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/325119944289296384/photo/1)
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/325160... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/325160754644938752/photo/1)
Superman & General Zod
www.famitsu.com/news/201304/19032217.htm... (http://www.famitsu.com/news/201304/19032217.html)
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151720... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151720021671021.1073741832.100004990716473&type=1&l=f7ebf2112f)

Grimoire
23rd Apr 2013, 03:29
Pre-order of Man of Steel SUPER MAN & GENERAL ZOD PAK starts at e-STORE! (JP Only)*store.jp.square-enix.com/series/311/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/311/all)

Grimoire
24th Apr 2013, 16:12
DC Comics VARIANT PLAY ARTS Kai images uploaded?www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=256c4665a4)

Grimoire
25th Apr 2013, 05:23
New updates! FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN PLAY ARTS KAI images uploaded! Details coming soon! www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153498... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153498654826491.1073741836.100004990716473&type=1&l=09e765d955)

Grimoire
1st May 2013, 18:20
"VARIANT PAK from title DC Comics, Batman, Green Lantern, & Wonder Woman now available for pre-order at e-STORE!" store.jp.square-enix.com/series/318/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/318/all)

Grimoire
2nd May 2013, 02:54
-PAK Rufus
store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA01 (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA01)
www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CLN... (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CLNP5C2/)


www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.520291... (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.520291381362905.1073741849.220023421389704&type=1)



-PAK Yuffie
store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA02 (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA02)
www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CLN... (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00CLNP5CM/)

Grimoire
9th May 2013, 06:18
PAK Raiden Custom Body Yellow store.jp.square-enix.com/series/252/all (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/series/252/all)

Grimoire
10th May 2013, 04:41
Play Arts? Captain Harlock www.finalfantasymerchandise.com/blog/for... (http://www.finalfantasymerchandise.com/blog/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=7899)

Grimoire
13th May 2013, 16:37
Batman Box


"The package of Variant Batman!! Newly written by our chief designer Kon-Chan!!"*twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/333947... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/333947235761020930/photo/1)


"The back of the package!!"*twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/333949... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/333949132349779970/photo/1)

Grimoire
13th May 2013, 20:23
Wonder Woman


-Box "The package of VARIANT Wonder Woman!!"*twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/334115... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/334115795917488128/photo/1)


-Figure "Of course she will be part of our lineup!" *twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/334189... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/334189304521826305/photo/1)

Grimoire
15th May 2013, 05:28
Mysterious Knight Prototype "Back to the roots&hellip; VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3346288... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/334628829102473217/photo/1)


Batman*& Friends "Our chief designer&lsquo;s works of art on DC Comics Variant PLAY ARTS KAI. Take a closer look at the design and sculpt" www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=256c4665a4)


"Making an impact like never before... DC COMIC VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- BATMAN!!" twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/3346796528... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/334679652872376320/photo/1)

Grimoire
16th May 2013, 11:31
"Heroes of Light VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3350010... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/335001061238665216/photo/1)


"Front view!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3350065... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/335006527796674560/photo/1)

Grimoire
19th May 2013, 19:42
"Our style is most represented in our Variant series. We pay a great deal of attention to shaping, image setting, motion. Hope you enjoy them"

Grimoire
21st May 2013, 10:22
PLAY ARTS -KAI- Vincent twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3368204... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/336820443543646208/photo/1)

Grimoire
22nd May 2013, 13:41
"VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- Batman production sample! So stylish!" twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3372332... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/337233288437587968/photo/1)

YukiTsubaki
24th May 2013, 00:16
Vincent just looks awesome! Looks waaaaaaaaaaaay better than the AC version!!! Hearing some complaints about the claw joint placement, but I see this as an improvement. (The AC Vincent's claw hand wasn't particularly movable.) Wish this was coming out next year as I still have some expensive figure pre-orders to pay for yet!!! ><


Harlock was a pleasant surprise. Nice to see some of the vintage anime getting some well deserved figure love. (SE's sculptors did a sweet job on him too!) Noticing some other companies getting in on the under-represented older anime figure act: just saw the Space Adventure Cobra figmas that are out.


Will we see some Macross PAK perhaps? :3

member_10815222
24th May 2013, 08:42
What is the policy for pre-orders for Play Arts figures (and games for that matter)?


If I use credit card, will I be charged at the time of order or only after the item is in stock and ready to ship?

Grimoire
24th May 2013, 16:34
"We try to ensure each Play Arts figure is perfect, but they aren't always! If you have a merch issue, click here:" support.na.square-enix.com/contact.php?i... (https://support.na.square-enix.com/contact.php?id=490&la=1&c=16&sc=75&type=21&p=3&subject=Merchandise%20Return%20Inquiry)


"VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI- Packaging design now added!" www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153269568182733.1073741835.100004990716473&type=1&l=256c4665a4)


"Event exclusive: Metallic Black Batman" twitter.com/PlayArtsKai/status/337530203... (https://twitter.com/PlayArtsKai/status/337530203423260672/photo/1)


"PLAY ARTS KAI Liquid Snake & Raiden images added. Wait for more updates!" www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116640... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116640605178963.20812.100004990716473&type=1&l=570a6941e1)


*


The best Vincent figure ever. ^_-


*


Hmm...actually, since I've never purchased anything from the NA store, I wouldn't know...can't see too much information in the merchandise*section either. Maybe you should ask them directly?


support.na.square-enix.com/contacttop.ph... (http://support.na.square-enix.com/contacttop.php?id=490&la=1)

Mightyhurricane
25th May 2013, 02:04
Hey Everyone,

Does anyone know if Play Arts Kai is going to make any action figures for the upcoming Batman Arkham Origins game? I would love to see a Deathstroke action figure!!! If you anyone has any information in regards to this, I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your help and I look forward to hearing from you all.

-Newbie

Grimoire
25th May 2013, 02:19
All news concerning the Play Arts line will be posted in this thread: na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139339... (http://na.square-enix.com/go/thread/view/139339/29151263/PLAY_ARTS_Discussion_Thread)


I'd recommend that you check it for updates.

Mightyhurricane
26th May 2013, 01:56
@Grimoire: thanks for directiong me to the right place. But now...I pose the same question again. Does anyone know if Play Arts Kai will be making any figures for the upcoming Batman Arkham Origins game? I would love to get a figure of Deathstroke!!! Please let me know what's up and thank you for your help!!!





-New Guy

Grimoire
26th May 2013, 02:31
Make sure to follow Mad Dog for the latest PA news: twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN)

Grimoire
27th May 2013, 04:56
Play Arts Kai Vincent - New Photo www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153498... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.153498654826491.1073741836.100004990716473&type=1&l=09e765d955)

Grimoire
28th May 2013, 14:05
twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)


Online pre-order is limited & for those who can't attend the show or who don't want to wait in line! Majority of SDCC Exclusive Batman figures will be sold on-site! Come early before we sell out (or order online: store.na.square-enix.com/SDCCBATMAN2013 (http://store.na.square-enix.com/SDCCBATMAN2013) )

Grimoire
31st May 2013, 17:19
-FFVII AC PLAY ARTS KAI Vincent available for pre-order!
store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA05 (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF7PA05)
-Pre-order now! METAL GEAR SOLID PAK Liquid Snake*
store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKOMGSPA... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKOMGSPA39)
-METAL GEAR SOLID2 SONS OF LIBERTY PAK Raiden
store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKOMGSPA... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MKOMGSPA40)

Gaialei_Strife
1st Jun 2013, 18:54
So I know not many people know who Captain Harlock is, as it was an anime back in the 70s, but it's getting a bangin' movie this autumn (seriously, read up on it before seeing, they play the whole series on crunchyroll.)

As if that wasn't enough, and thanks to Grimoire for bringing this to my attention, Harlock himself as well as Yuuki Kei, a beautiful officer aboard Harlock's pirate ship The Arcadia, are getting Play Arts Kai figures!! They look amazing!! I'd recommend taking a look!* If you have no interest in the movie itself, you should definitely check out the figures that are coming with it!! What an amazing set!! You see the teaser article here!

www.tomopop.com/new-captain-harlock-film... (http://www.tomopop.com/new-captain-harlock-film-to-get-play-arts-kai-figures-30353.phtml)

And if you're interested, here is a trailer for the upcoming movie


www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvY6uyHLT3k (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvY6uyHLT3k)

Grimoire
3rd Jun 2013, 01:40
Super heroes re-imagined by PLAY ARTS KAI craftsmanship!
Preorder is available now at our official estore! store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/... (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/ThemeID.29853700/categoryID.64664600/parentCategoryID.16256300)

Saria3
4th Jun 2013, 09:39
Finally new pictures of Lightning Returns : Final Fantasy XIII Lightning!!!






Here's the only link I have - cuz I don't use Twitter:
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.167521... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.167521096757580.1073741843.100004990716473&type=1&l=1dcf6a3c28)

Grimoire
4th Jun 2013, 19:06
Beautiful figure, isn't it?

Saria3
5th Jun 2013, 00:58
Gorgeous! I cannot wait for this game, or this figure. So much so that if they do the collectors like Tomb Raider with the figure included - I'll be getting two of these. I'm a sucker for the boxes - even though I open 'em all (whats the point if you can't pose them and enjoy them http://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif)

Grimoire
6th Jun 2013, 02:03
Couldn't have said it better myself. Of course the figures are meant to be enjoyed and "played" with, as their name suggests.


More photos of her: ameblo.jp/digitamin/entry-11545244336.ht... (http://ameblo.jp/digitamin/entry-11545244336.html)

Grimoire
6th Jun 2013, 09:21
FINAL FANTASY XIII-LIGHTNING ULTIMATE BOX - Special Lightning store.jp.square-enix.com/special/LRff13?... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/special/LRff13?sscd=official_ff13LR_130606)


Amazon Listing - LR Lightning (Ordinary Version) www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D7X... (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00D7XRGTA/)

Grimoire
7th Jun 2013, 03:35
Captain Harlock PLAY ARTS -KAI- images uploaded! Details to be announced soon! www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set... (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.168718019971221.1073741845.100004990716473&type=1)

Gaialei_Strife
7th Jun 2013, 04:12
Kei's figure is beautiful!!! I wonder if they'll add any more from the series, like Tadashi or Yattaran.* Or maybe Miime. She'd be breathtaking as a figure.* Surely they're thinking about the bad guys, too, right?? *starry eyed*

Grimoire
7th Jun 2013, 04:14
I'll keep an eye out for updates. As always.

Gaialei_Strife
7th Jun 2013, 04:21
^__^ I can always count on you, Grim! &hearts;

Grimoire
7th Jun 2013, 11:00
LIGHTNING RETURNS : FINAL FANTASY XIII PLAY ARTS -KAI- Product Page store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF13PA2... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/MFF13PA23)

Grimoire
8th Jun 2013, 02:08
We added some exciting new stuff to our preorders page!! Check it out store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/... (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/list/ThemeID.29853700/categoryID.64664600/size.10/startIndex.0)

Saria3
8th Jun 2013, 10:28
Gotta say, I'm a little dissapointed Light doesnt come with the sun glasses... :P

Grimoire
10th Jun 2013, 08:44
Do like Protheus and get her a pair yourself. That way, your Light will be the coolest in town. ^_-


New PA Nanaki twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/344086... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/344086278683381760/photo/1)


*


Top 25 Best-Selling Toys for May 2013! Dark Knight Trilogy Play Arts Kai Batman from SQEX_MD_NA held the top spot!


twitter.com/toychestnews/status/34412561... (https://twitter.com/toychestnews/status/344125614019710977)


www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?arti... (http://www.toychestnews.com/Home/1/1/4/678?articleID=135764)

Grimoire
11th Jun 2013, 20:24
twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/3445807061... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/344580706166530049/photo/1)


-New Lightning prototype at E3!


twitter.com/popcicle/status/344517884413... (https://twitter.com/popcicle/status/344517884413878272/photo/1)


twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/3445315595... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/344531559535218688/photo/1)


twitter.com/LRFF13/status/34456165750423... (https://twitter.com/LRFF13/status/344561657504231424/photo/1)


-On display for the first time! The heroes of FinalFantasy X: Tidus and Yuna as playartsKAI action figures: twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/3445313307... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/344531330706579456/photo/1)

Saria3
11th Jun 2013, 23:48
So I don't know if any of you have heard of zelu1984 on deviantART but he is an amazing artist. He has made several custom play arts characters and has a very nice amount of his work on his FB page ( www.facebook.com/TRCreations.net (https://www.facebook.com/TRCreations.net))

His FB even says he's up for comissions http://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-wink.gif

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Grimoire
12th Jun 2013, 04:16
*More PAK Nanaki twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/344704... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/344704170890240001/photo/1)

Grimoire
12th Jun 2013, 14:20
PAK Tidus and Yuna www.flickr.com/photos/kappachan/90236709... (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kappachan/9023670972/sizes/h/in/photostream/)

Grimoire
17th Jun 2013, 06:49
PAK WoL twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/346584... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/346584023088390144/photo/1)

Grimoire
20th Jun 2013, 13:31
PAK Sora and Riku Review
hectopascals.yunban.chu.jp/?eid=192 (http://hectopascals.yunban.chu.jp/?eid=192)

Grimoire
21st Jun 2013, 18:57
-Resident Evil 6 PLAY ARTS -KAI-
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116648... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116648675178156.20824.100004990716473&type=1&l=9440ae0643)
-BIOHAZARD6 PLAY ARTS Kai
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116648... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116648675178156.20824.100004990716473&type=1&l=9440ae0643)

Grimoire
22nd Jun 2013, 17:14
Our official E3 live stream archive [Perfecting the Art of Play - Behind Square Enix Products] is now up!
Enjoy!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTY5HWcV0-0&feat... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTY5HWcV0-0&feature=youtu.be)

Grimoire
26th Jun 2013, 18:03
Hey guys we just launched a couple new products for preorder on our webstore! Check them out here: store.na.square-enix.com/store?SiteID=sq... (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store?SiteID=sqenixus&Action=DisplayCategoryProductListPage&categoryID=64664600&parentCategoryID=16256300&ThemeID=29853700)


ResidentEvil fans, rejoice! Our Leon S. Kennedy PlayArtsKAI from Resident Evil 6 is available for pre-order: store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/... (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.282231400/categoryId.64664600/parentCategoryID).


ResidentEvil fans are in for a treat. Our Helena Harper PlayArtsKAI from Resident Evil 6 is up for pre-order, too: store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/... (http://store.na.square-enix.com/store/sqenixus/en_US/pd/ThemeID.29853700/productID.282231500/categoryId.64664600/parentCategoryID).

Grimoire
28th Jun 2013, 17:36
-PAK VARIANT BATMAN
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3506072... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/350607277755097088/photo/1)
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3506074... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/350607488858603522/photo/1)
-MD: MAN OF STEEL PLAY ARTS Kai Jor-El Faora-Ul Images uploaded. More information to follow.
www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151720... (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.151720021671021.1073741832.100004990716473&type=1&l=f7ebf2112f)
-Japan Expo
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/350660... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/350660562222473216/photo/1)
-MGS Snake Prototype
twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/35060869... (https://twitter.com/Kojima_Hideo/status/350608698508472321/photo/1)

Grimoire
2nd Jul 2013, 07:42
A new line of PLAY ARTS -KAI- will be revealed at Japan Expo in France!!
twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/3520024... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/352002415702179842/photo/1)

Grimoire
3rd Jul 2013, 12:24
We can finally share some awesome products we'll have for sale Comic_Con!!
www.square-enix-shop.com/us/comic_con_20... (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/us/comic_con_2013/index.html)
This list is far from everything we'll have on sale at the show ;)

Grimoire
4th Jul 2013, 18:39
Voila! AssassinsCreed Edward & Connor Kenway Play Arts Kai


twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/352788... (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_dog/status/352788076784939009/photo/1)


twitter.com/SquareEnixFR/status/35268795... (https://twitter.com/SquareEnixFR/status/352687957162983425/photo/1)

Grimoire
5th Jul 2013, 12:38
Visit SQUARE ENIX SDCC booth #3829 for advance sale of this awesome DC COMIC VARIANT BATMAN PLAY ARTS KAI and more! twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/3531716968... (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/353171696842326019/photo/1)

Grimoire
7th Jul 2013, 08:50
Square Enix Products at Japan Expo www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/07/06/6... (http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/07/06/68205.html)

ArkaneEvangale
21st Aug 2013, 02:28
I had ordered and received this figure on the 16th of Aug from an online retail store (http://www.toyarena.com) and as much as I love the figure, his neck joint doesn't move. I've viewed video reviews of the figure online, and theirs moves seamlessly.

I tried forcing the neck, figuring it was just really tight, and ended up breaking the arm trying. The neck still won't budge after repeated attempts. I'd rather not try any more than I have, for fear of further damaging it.

I contacted Square Enix Products Support on Sun Aug. 18 2013 and received a ticket, claiming it can take up to 48 hours before I'd get a response. Not including Sunday, it has been almost 48 hours.

The retailer I had purchased the figure from told me to contact Square Enix Products, saying they wanted all defects reported to them and were good for replacing parts and even whole figures, while letting you keep the old one.

However, I have read someone's blog online recently who had a defect with the figure he received and tried contacting Square Enix Products, and the issue waged over a month (maybe even longer), with him having to submit pictures of his defect, and with the department spending a great deal of time with an inspection and investigation.

Luckily, the retailer I had purchased the figure from said they'd follow up if there was any issue with the manufacturer.

Can someone let me know if I'm wasting my time waiting for Square Enix to return and comply to my issue if there's a faster way I can be satisfied?

itenuto
28th Aug 2013, 19:36
Maybe this post is already done. I love the Play Arts Kai series and I always wished they make "Liara T´soni" from Mass Effect 3 and "Albert Wesker" from Resident Evil series. I dont know why they havent a figure, being character that will sell out very well. Wich character do you think would be great to have a Kai? Do you agree with me?

Saria3
30th Aug 2013, 15:20
Maybe this post is already done. I love the Play Arts Kai series and I always wished they make "Liara T´soni" from Mass Effect 3

Wrex would be amazing! I'd like to see more from Mass Effect in general.. (Thane and Legion might be neat as well) But I'm all for Liara!
Maybe a bit more work on the scale though- My Tali looks insanely small next to my Garrus. Kinda like Fang and the rest of the 13 cast, just doesn't "sit" right.
Nice Post though, glad to see someone else thinks it too!

Ricky_the_Rockstar
2nd Oct 2013, 22:12
hey, i was just wondering if anyone knew of a way to contact whomever makes the Play Arts figures, ive tried the support website listed on the back of the figure's box but, even after reading the "how to use this page" i still cannot for the life of me find a link that says "contact us"
i have purchased two Arkham Catwomans and both's alternative heads do not fit onto the neck post, i was hoping the company could either fix the head or send me a new one
if anyone can help, thanks i appreciate it

MeguScarlet
9th Oct 2013, 15:16
Hello,

I'm just wondering how to contact with somebody to know if there is a way to solve an issue with a figure in bad state I bought. I need a new piece for one of the legs, but I'm lossing my hopes about to get anything from Square Enix... There is no way to found the Contact button on the page, although I followed the "instructions".

I have a problem with my figure "DC Comics VARIANT Play Arts Kai - Wonder Woman".
There is a major fail with one of the legs. The piece of the right leg is wrong, it's a left piece misplaced.

The articulation of this leg is messed up, the leg bend in the wrong way. This is a really big mistake I cannot fix, and it's inaceptable. Here I'm including some external links to the pictures I took of the figure:
http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/5030/tfle.jpg

I would love to get a new piece to fix this, but I don't know where should I write to contact with support from the factory. Could you please help me?

Thanks.
Regards

Grimoire
14th Oct 2013, 09:36
We try to ensure each Play Arts figure is perfect, but they aren't always! If you have a merch issue, click here (https://support.na.square-enix.com/contact.php?id=490&la=1&c=16&sc=75&type=21&p=3&subject=Merchandise%20Return%20Inquiry).

UrbanSparx
8th Nov 2013, 11:55
Hi Guys, Does anybody know how to get spare parts for the Halo figure line. My brand new HALO Kat figure ankle joint broke straight out of the box and I had a tough
time getting anywhere with customer support today.

R_Brits
17th Nov 2013, 08:59
Hi guys, just a question, what are the chances of a re-release of the PAK Snake (MGS1) and PAK Gray Fox/Cyborg Ninja (MGS1), I've got my Raiden (MGS2) and Liquid (MGS1) on Pre-order, also I've recently seen the limited editions MGSV bundled with the PAK Metallic Snake version (That looks awesome and will be pre-ordered), and I'd like to complete my set with the original PAK Snake and Gray Fox as I only got into the collecting PAK figures earlier this year.

ChouChousPervyPeon
14th Dec 2013, 18:23
How do I order this, is it not available in Canada.... ?

Grimoire
16th Dec 2013, 20:45
Her Play Arts figure? If so, which one?

ChouChousPervyPeon
16th Dec 2013, 23:41
I ordered this yesterday and I received an e-mail saying that it is in backorder.

How long will this take until I get my product ? :(


I tried contacting them but I don't know how

Grimoire
17th Dec 2013, 21:59
Square Enix e-store customer service (http://support.na.square-enix.com/contacttop.php?id=489&la=1).

IbukisBoyfriend
10th Jan 2014, 14:09
Hi. This is my first time posting here. Can anyone confirm if more Play Arts Street Fighter figures are being made? It's been months since Ken and Sakura were released, and since there hasn't been any new announcements, I fear they might be the last two.

I really want to see a Juri figure. Why hasn't she been made yet? It's odd that a line produced for the latest iteration of SF4 doesn't have any SF4 characters. Juri's a huge fan favorite with lots of marketing potential, so it makes sense to include her in this line. Maybe M.Bison (dictator) could be developed with her for the next wave?

And with Ultra SF4 coming out this summer, this would be a good opportunity to work on the characters being added to the roster, don't you think? I'd love to see a Play Arts Rolento. Cody and Poison would be good to have too.

Criscokid
14th Mar 2014, 02:55
My Play Arts Kai Collection so far...

FFVII CC - Aerith
FFVII - Tifa, Aerith, Yuffie
FFVII AC - Yuffie, Reno, Kadaj
FFXIII - Lightning, Snow, Vannile, Sazh, Hope, Fang, Serah
FFXIII-2 - Lightning, Serah
LRFFXIII - Lightning
Star Ocean Last Hope - Edge, Reimi
Tomb Raider - Lara

Love them all.

Loxley
30th Mar 2014, 12:01
Can anyone confirm for me if these figures are all to scale with each other? For example, I have a Balthier from FFXII (my first Play Arts figure), if i then get Vivi, will they both be to scale with each other? I'd expect vivi to be a lot smaller than Balthier. Likewise if I was then to get Kimahri and Red XIII, I would expect them to be larger and smaller respectively.

If anyone can clarify this for me that would be great!

Saria3
30th Mar 2014, 13:06
Can anyone confirm for me if these figures are all to scale with each other? For example, I have a Balthier from FFXII (my first Play Arts figure), if i then get Vivi, will they both be to scale with each other? I'd expect vivi to be a lot smaller than Balthier. Likewise if I was then to get Kimahri and Red XIII, I would expect them to be larger and smaller respectively.

If anyone can clarify this for me that would be great!
I have all the figures you mentioned (except kimahri - to my knowledge there isn't one) but as for Red XII - I'm referring to the original play arts figure, not the new "kai" one, but annnnywho, Vivi is aprox. to Balthier's waist/stomach, well top of Vivi's hat that is. The original 7 figures are slightly shorter than Balthier, but as Red is on all fours, you can't really tell. Red and Vivi look fine by one another - I actually have my 9's and 7's right on the same shelf and it doesn't look bad at all.
Another good way is to see if people have collection videos on youtube - they often show the scale variations (and peevs) right there :)
Hope this helps!

Grimoire
30th Mar 2014, 15:02
The Clouds are not in scale with each other, and neither are the Lightnings. But, they are roughly the right size compared to other figures, yes.

Loxley
30th Mar 2014, 23:22
I have all the figures you mentioned (except kimahri - to my knowledge there isn't one) but as for Red XII - I'm referring to the original play arts figure, not the new "kai" one, but annnnywho, Vivi is aprox. to Balthier's waist/stomach, well top of Vivi's hat that is. The original 7 figures are slightly shorter than Balthier, but as Red is on all fours, you can't really tell. Red and Vivi look fine by one another - I actually have my 9's and 7's right on the same shelf and it doesn't look bad at all.
Another good way is to see if people have collection videos on youtube - they often show the scale variations (and peevs) right there :)
Hope this helps!

Thanks for the reply. Helped out a lot. Didn't even think to look on youtube for collection videos!

Just bought FFVII Crisis Core Cloud and Aerith (I still prefer calling her Aeris), and I saw FFXIII-2 Lightning, that one looks really good.

Saria3
31st Mar 2014, 10:11
Thanks for the reply. Helped out a lot. Didn't even think to look on youtube for collection videos!

Just bought FFVII Crisis Core Cloud and Aerith (I still prefer calling her Aeris), and I saw FFXIII-2 Lightning, that one looks really good.

Lightning is lovely, but SUPER small, the XIII-2 figures aren't on scale with ANYONE, pissed a lot of people off, but I had to buy them :P lol. The Lightning Returns one is also a very nice figure - she is on scale, slightly larger actually (which I guess the new 7 ones are as well, but I haven't gotten any of them yet - waiting for the new Red XIII) Just gotta watch for quality control issues with the new "kai"s I had to purchase and return two LR Lightnings because pieces were missing, or the paint job was shotty - and don't get me started on how many times I had to return Garrus to get a decent one.. Anyway good luck! and happy buying :P haha

Grimoire
20th May 2014, 06:02
Square Enix Merchandise Twitter Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/square-enix-merchandise-twitter-contest)
― we'd like our Final Fantasy fans to get their Play Arts Kai figurines out of their display stands for some posing action.

Grimoire
26th May 2014, 00:49
― Check out the entries so far (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA)!

Kingtriforcer
26th May 2014, 09:47
I know I wanted figures of the three main protagonists when the game came out, but they never showed up. Two versions of each could have been made. One for their normal outfits and another for their armoured outfits. I would have got each version, but still nothing and the game has been out for years now. Well since KH HD 2.5 will have BBS in it maybe nows the time Square-Enix will make these figures in the Play Arts Kai line. Would any one else out there want an Aqua, Terra or Ventus figure?

Grimoire
31st May 2014, 09:34
― Challenge: can you submit a pose more dynamic than this one (https://twitter.com/SQEX_MD_NA/status/472558951339290624)? Do it today!

Saria3
31st May 2014, 14:27
I know I wanted figures of the three main protagonists when the game came out, but they never showed up. Two versions of each could have been made. One for their normal outfits and another for their armoured outfits. I would have got each version, but still nothing and the game has been out for years now. Well since KH HD 2.5 will have BBS in it maybe nows the time Square-Enix will make these figures in the Play Arts Kai line. Would any one else out there want an Aqua, Terra or Ventus figure?
Aqua FTW - Ven too, just not as "winny" :P

Grimoire
5th Jul 2014, 11:36
- Play Arts Kai posing competition winners (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485349990144155648)! And there is more of them (https://twitter.com/SQEX_Merch_EMEA/status/485784784166461440)!

Grimoire
11th Jul 2014, 17:29
Play Arts Kai lineup (http://www.square-enix-shop.com/jp/PA_KAI_lineup/)
- A marvelous list of our latest and upcoming Play Arts Kai figures!

Grimoire
31st Jul 2014, 23:02
Hitoshi Kondo (https://twitter.com/hidemi_mad_EN/status/494810336290021376), the designer of VARIANT PLAY ARTS -KAI-!!
- Designer Kondo's art series uploaded (https://www.facebook.com/hidemi.mt/media_set?set=a.309635252546163.1073741896.100004990716473&type=1&l=057c8ef0a2)!

Grimoire
3rd Aug 2014, 23:12
Best of SDCC - Batman v Superman News, Square Enix's Batman (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjsjgBEy4kM&feature=player_detailpage#t=81)
(DC Entertainment)
- Watch Tetsuya Nomura's original take on Batman in this video!

KiwiGoneDutch
9th Aug 2014, 16:45
Woot! I got my first Play Arts Kai Figures and they are totally bass-ass :cool:
Appleseed Alpha - Deunan Knute
Appleseed Alpha - Briareos Hecatonchires
I only recently started collecting too so I missed out on all the cool FF ones. But maybe I'll find something off of ebay :scratch:
Sadly I'm heart broken as when I unboxed Briareos his arm broke off (took a photo and he's back in the box :( ). I'm now to paranoid to pose the figures any other way then how they stand in the photos. :( I wonder if the casting process is a bit too rushed as the PVC seems more brittle then it should. Either way still waiting on a response from the Support Team. maybe get a constructive response.

Grimoire
10th Oct 2014, 06:22
Kingdom Hearts is officially on Instagram (http://instagram.com/kingdomhearts)!
- In celebration, we are running a contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/kingdom-hearts-instagram) during New York Comic Con for fans that attend.

Yorick77
25th Nov 2014, 20:45
I have a question that I hope you guys can answer.

I'm considering starting my PAK collection now (still deciding on which to buy, I'm one of those that plan a lot before jumping in a new collection).

Well, my plans for the moment are a Batman Collection, a Assassins Creed Collection and another of a few others (by collections, I mean exposition shelves, or something like that).

My main concern is the mentioned scale issue. I´m not worried about scale issues between "collections", only on each exposition.

That said, my doubts are:
Assassins Creed - I will buy only the 2 new figures (Edward and Connor). I believe that there is no scale issue here, correct ?
Batman - I intend on buying the Arkham Origins Batman, The Blue Variant (maybe) and the New Variants (the Timeless ones). Any issue here ?
Others - Kei Yuki (from Space Pirate Harlock), Faora Ul (from Man of Steel) and Deunan Knute (from Appleseed Alpha). I want to have this 3 figures together cause I love their visual and their source characters. Would they go well together?

I would be really greatful for any answer (if anyone has comparative pictures, even better).
I have no way of buying them on a store on my country (there simple isn´t any on my city with them), so I´ll have to buy on the internet. No way to visually check this information myself.
And sorry for any english mistake, It´s not my main language.

Cheers and Thanks

DelicateThunder
10th Feb 2015, 21:55
Longtime figure collector, also a big fan of the PA line. (Also first post on SEM in a long time.) Really looking forward to that Fran PAK, hoping that she doesn't come out in a month that I already have other figures due out. Haven't purchased a PAK in a long time but Fran looks fantastic. Can't wait to see how big she is in comparison to Balthier.

Ellcryss
18th Apr 2015, 13:12
Hey,

I'm new to this and came here because I saw the amazing upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai - "Star Wars" Figures Series: Stormtrooper and Boba Fett.
And I was wondering whether they will also become available for ordering via the EU-store?

Grimoire
19th Apr 2015, 20:51
I am quite sure they will in due time.

Ellcryss
19th Apr 2015, 22:08
Ah, thx so much for the info, Grimoire.
Appreciated!

Pin-Din7
5th Sep 2015, 16:01
I've restarted action figure collecting because I'd forgotten how fun and more productive it was than gaming. I've recently bought a play arts Kai Spider Man and halo Spartan warrior and I'm quite impress with them. Display stand sucks though I built it and it's so flimsy with the screws. But the figure is all that matters and let me all tell you I love them and plan to buy more. They have a huge amount of potential to create some more marvel characters. I see they have a Venom figure but venom is so low class for Square Enix because I believe they can create a Play arts Kai Carnage. They would absolutely nail every artistic part about him. And instead of giving him traditional feet like Venom, they should give him feet like sharp toes, similar to Predator's, except human of course, because that would make him look savage and wilder like.

Grimoire
24th Jun 2016, 20:30
Photography Contest

Final Fantasy Play Arts KAI Photography Contest (http://na.square-enix.com/us/blog/final-fantasy-play-arts-kai-photography-contest)
- Our Square Enix Merchandise team is happy to announce that starting today until August 5th, they will be hosting FINAL FANTASY® PLAY ARTS KAI SNAPSHOT CONTEST 2016 via the @SQEX_MD_NA handle on Twitter and Instagram!