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 grown to like the design. The Dragoon-class will always hold a special place in my heart, as Final Fantasy IV (or II, as we knew it then) was the first game I played in the venerable franchise and I instantly took a liking to Kain. Granted, the Jump ability itself hasn't always been practical but there's something intrinsically cool about leaping high into the air then crashing down to spear an opponent.
As is the case with the Variant series, Square-Enix has created an original design here which includes a pretty wild purple and golden-yellow paint deco that you wouldn't think would work yet somehow it does. The sculpting still looks absolutely awesome; this may very well be the coolest thing to come out of the Variant Play Arts Kai line so far.
Check out the full photos in the gallery. Speaking of jumping, does anybody remember Kriss Kross? How about House of Pain? The '90s were truly a jumping decade.
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tomopop's previous coverage: Square-Enix: Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon