I was not that thrilled with the Variant Play Arts Kai Stormtrooper. Vader was too edgy for my tastes while Boba Fett had my attention. As Square-Enix moves to the next entry to the line, I'm completely down for their Darth M... read
I'm still not sure what to make of the Play Arts Kai Variant Series. It's cool that they're willing to take risks with beloved characters, but I'm not exactly much of a fan of some of the results. I really don't know what to ... read
Oh, plus three other characters Square-Enix's much asked about Play Arts Kai Red XIII (Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children) is finally up for pre-order... along with three other FVII:AC characters who aren't talking wolf-lions.
PAK Red XIII was shown last J... read feature
[Update: Now with actual images. Duck face?]
Yes, we all have seen that thing that happened last night. (In case you haven't it's after the break.) It's now time for better things and with New York Comic Con opening in just u... read
Hideo Kojima is back doing what he does best outside of making games: teasing Play Arts Kai figures on Twitter. This time around, it's the mask-wearing child from Metal Gear Solid V better known as Kid Mantis (mostly bec... read
Having touched base on the comics and Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts related Play Arts Kai, let's wrap things up from the Square Enix booth with a look at everything else in store:
The Atlas from Titanfall was at the booth... read
What kind of Play Arts Kai display would it be without some Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts news to share? Apparently, Square Enix feels it wouldn't be much of one, since they've brought along several new prototypes for San... read
Tetsuya Nomura's Batman wasn't the only Caped Crusader at Square Enix's booth this Comic Con. In fact, Batman was well represented alongside the DC Comics universe, with at least six other Batmen on display.
Hit the jump to check out some of the new Bat-Info on the Play Arts Kai line! read
Remember what the dormouse said Hidemi Matsuzuka recently tweeted an image of a painted Play Arts Kai Fran (Final Fantasy XII) along with some accompanying text which apparently translates to, "Painted towards the comic-con-exhibition in ‼︎"
Fa... read feature
President got turned into a zombie on your watch? Better keep your service a secret Resident Evil is one of those franchises you'd assume a horror fan would be into, but it's never quite caught on with me. The zombies and assorted monsters are cool, but I've always been turned off by all the convoluted consp... read feature
Including the exclusive for San Diego Comic-Con 2014! E3 2014 is in full-swing and while most of its attendees are plugged in and glued to screens of various sizes, several booths displayed toys as well as electronic media. One such booth was Square Enix and their headliners wer... read feature
In a move sure to elicit a groan or two, Hidemi Matsuzuka unveiled two images of an unpainted Play Arts Kai Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Tifa. These photos come hot on the heels of a newly revealed PAK FFXII Fran ... read
What's that in the mist? My favorite bunny lady in the Final Fantasy universe has arrived in figure form, and I guess it's better late than never. Final Fantasy XII's Fran has been teased out on twitter by Hidemi Matsuzuka, a... read
Pre-orders for Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon have literally fallen out of the sky and landed on our heads. Although many of the usual suspects have yet to list Dragoon, the jumpy among us currently have an oppor... read
Scarecroodle's journal. Saint Patrick's Day yesterday. Streets filled with drunks and insanity. Bigger news is that Hidemi Matsuzuka unveiled new photos of Square-Enix's upcoming Play Arts Kai Rorschach. Same Rorschach seen a... read
Square-Enix's upcoming Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Origins Batman and Deathstroke have received some official product images which show off Deathstroke's accessories. The mercenary will apparently come with his customary bo ... read
I've had my share of words regarding the upcoming release of Play Arts Kai Quiet. With two new shots released courtesy of Hideo Kojima's Twitter, we can once upon gaze on the tranquil nature of Quiet. This time, let's just fo... read
Square-Enix has made a lot of strides in its offerings. The Play Arts line evolved into Kai and in more directions than just the company's own game lineup. The Variant line for DC Comics, for example, has been fantastic so fa... read
Hidemi Matsuzuka has posted two new photos of Square-Enix's upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon (previously seen at NYCC 2013).
While I wasn't sure what I thought of the figure when we first saw it unpainted, I've quickly ... read
If you remember a couple of months back, Hideo Kojima let us in on some of the details for Quiet, a new character introduced in the latest installment of the franchise. I had my own quips as to his reasoning for the design, a... read
We first saw Square Enix’s Star Trek Into Darkness PAK figures painted at NYCC. Now Hidemi Matsuzuka has taken to social media to share official images of Kirk and Spock. It’s interesting, the pictures of the fig... read
The latest DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai figures to hit pre-order are Cyborg and Aquaman, the two remaining Justice League core members who weren't released yet. Like the other DC Comics Variant figures, they're a different... read
Photos of Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Origins Deathstroke and an unpainted Batman have popped up on TAG Hobby.
PAK Deathstroke looks fantastic. While both Mattel and DC Collectibles have taken stabs at the char... read
After appearing at SDCC and NYCC this year, Square Enix's Play Arts Kai Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Snake not only is up for pre-order, but is finally appearing in color with new promo shots. Snake's got his ... read
Holy cow. I thought I liked the design of the Lightning Play Arts Kai from Final Fantasy XIII-2, but this one takes the cake for me. I really hope somehow I can get my hands on the Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII versio... read
Square-Enix's line of 'Variant' Play Arts Kai - new redesigns of classic DC heroes - has been a big hit so far, producing some flashy new takes on time honoured designs. Now we've got shots of the next two entries in the rang... read
Square Enix's shot at making the original (and best) RoboCop for their Play Arts Kai line has entered pre-order stage! Yep, we're moving closer to the legendary cyborg cop's release, and it appears his paint job will feature ... read
The next console generation is almost here, but the wait for Metal Gear Solid V will be considerably longer. Seeing these two Play Arts Kai reveals just makes me all the more anxious. I haven't gotten around to Metal Gear Ris... read
Size? It makes all the difference. Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted that the upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut is being remodeled with a bigger body (presumably to appeal to fans who thought the King of Dragons' propor... read
Thanks for reminding us about the RoboCop reboot, Square Enix On the film and comic license side of things, Square Enix brought plenty of Play Arts Kai with them. The Spock and Kirk Star Trek Into Darkness figures were shown off in their painted forms for the first time, and we saw a fe... read feature
Wow, Bahamut is gigantic Of course, if it's Square Enix and the Play Arts Kai line, that means we have to have some Final Fantasy stuff, right? There was plenty to gawk at inside Square Enix's booth, whether it's figures we've seen before like Yuffie... read feature
A few new figures in color If you happen to like Play Arts Kai figures, then you have quite a treat coming from the floor of New York Comic Con. While there weren't a lot of super big announcements after the swarm of new figures we saw at San Diego Com... read feature