Play Arts Kai

PAKV Boba Fett

Play Arts Kai Boba Fett and Stormtrooper, what could go wrong?

Hope you got empire full of cash
Mar 27
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
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

Variant PAK Hatsune Miku

Hatsune Miku goes from Letterman to new Play Arts Kai

Anything is better than that performance
Oct 09
[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
New Play Arts Kai

Hideo Kojima teases Kid Mantis for Play Arts Kai line

An interesting choice from Metal Gear Solid V
Sep 16
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
SDCC: Play Arts Kai

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Other Play Arts Kai

Jul 26
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
SDCC: Square Enix FF/KH

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts

Square Enix's classic franchises well represented at their booth
Jul 26
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
SDCC: Square Enix - DC

SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Batman/DC Play Arts Kai

The many faces of The Dark Knight
Jul 26
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
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

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

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

Final Fantasy

PAK Advent Children Tifa probably isn't the best follow-up to Fran

More of the same?
May 17
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
FFXII Fran Play Arts Kai

Hidemi Matsuzuka teases Final Fantasy XII's Fran Play Arts Kai figure

The sexy bunny lady returns!
May 16
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
Final Fantasy

Get the jump on the Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon pre-orders

I tossed a pun up in the air...
Mar 25
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

Play Arts Kai Rorschach takes to the streets with new photos

Who watches the people who watch people post photos of the Watchmen?
Mar 18
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

PAK Batman Arkham Origins Deathstroke and Batman get official photos

Deathstroke may be a hit... and a slash... and a gunshot
Mar 04
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
PAK MGS5 Quiet

Play Arts Kai MGS5 Quiet gets some more exposure

I think you already know what I'm going to say here
Feb 27
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
Toy Fair 2014 Square-Enix

Toy Fair 2014: Square Enix debuts its newest figures

Bahamut and more in full glory
Feb 16
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
Final Fantasy

New Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon photos jump out

Who said white Dragoons couldn't jump?
Feb 04
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
MGS Play Arts Kai Quiet

MGS 5 Play Arts Kai Quiet sneaks out for a preview

Such character design. Many opinion.
Jan 20
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
Star Trek

Hidemi Matsuzuka shows images of PAK Star Trek figures

I think I've been seeing too many Spiderman promos
Jan 08
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
PAK Aquaman, Cyborg

Prepare to recruit PAK Aquaman, Cyborg to your team

Pre-orders up for July release of Square Enix figures
Dec 26
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
Arkham Origins

Play Arts Kai Arkham Origins Deathstroke and Batman

Dec 09
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
PAK Ground Zeroes Snake

PAK Ground Zeroes Snake ready for pre-order action

No espionage needed ... just some patience until next year
Nov 29
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

Lightning Returns: FFXIII Lightning PAK gallery

This striking lady is my favorite rendition yet!
Nov 29
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
Variant PAK

Take a look at Variant Play Arts Kai Aquaman and Cyborg

Justice for all!
Nov 26
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
RoboCop PAK pre-order

Play Arts Kai RoboCop pre-orders go online

Is your Directive 4 to pre-order him?
Nov 18
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
Metal Gear Solid 5 PAK

Relieve your phantom pain with Snake and Skull Face

Getting all up in your ground zeroes
Nov 09
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

VPAK Bahamut getting remodeled, size increase

Make my monster GROW!
Oct 16
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
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

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

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

[update: added more entries!] Obviously, with an event titled "New York Comic Con," there are sure to be plenty of comics-related toys to look forward to. Check out the gallery for pictures of the following exclusives (plus a... read feature

PAK Aliens

PAK Aliens show at Tokyo Game Show 2013... in color!

Invading a solar system near you
Sep 20
Cyber Gundam has posted photos of a painted Play Arts  Kai Aliens: Colonial Marines Lurker and Spitter Xenomorph which were on display at Square-Enix's Tokyo Game Show booth. The duo were last seen unpainted at SDCC. Whi... read
Variant PAK

Variant PAK Supergirl, Superman have come to save the day

Superman? No thanks, I'll just wait for Supergirl to save me from this burning building. I'm not in a hurry
Sep 12
Photos of Square-Enix's upcoming DC Comics Variant Play Arts Kai Supergirl and Superman have appeared on Hidemi Matsuzuka's Facebook page. Supergirl, traditionally a B-act, has completely stolen the show from her cousin as he... read
We've seen past looks at Square-Enix's Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts Kai Hero of Light before, but now here's the fully finished real deal! Hidemi Matsuzuka shared three new photos on Facebook. I can't wait. I loved the scu... read feature

Assassin's Creed PAK

Assassin's Creed gets a few sequels in a PAK gallery

Pre-orders may creep up behind you
Sep 06
[UPDATE: Pre-orders are now open] Hidemi Matsuzuka has released photos for the upcoming Play Arts Kai Connor (Assassin's Creed III) and Edward Kenway (Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag); both previously had unpainted versions o... read
lmt Variant PAK Batman

Limited edition colorway of Variant Play Arts Kai Batman

A variant of a variant? What?
Aug 30
[UPDATE: Pre-orders have opened, check out the gallery for additional images] Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted an image of a "limited edition color version" of Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Batman. In short, it's a variant ... read
PAK black suit Superman

Play Arts Kai Superman will be back in black for NYCC

May have gone black but he did go back
Aug 29
Toyark has posted photos and details in regards to Square-Enix's upcoming Play Arts Kai Man of Steel black suit Superman. The site alleges that the figure will be a NYCC exclusive and sell for US$80 at the event. The costume ... read
Variant PAK Bahumut

All hail Variant Play Arts Kai Bahamut, King of Dragons

Sure, Bahamut is exciting but this is a little anticlimatic
Aug 22
[UPDATE 2: Hidemi has tweeted a photo of Bahamut side by side with Kain which shows off the size difference. Check it out in the gallery] [UPDATE: Another new photo has been tweeted, this time of the front view, along with th... read
PAK Kain

Yes, it appears to be Kain... FFIV Variant Play Arts Kai

You win this round, readers!
Aug 21
Recently Hidemi Matsuzuka tweeted a teaser image for what was believed to part of a new Variant Play Arts Kai line. However, many readers were very quick to point out that it seemed to be Kain Highwind, the dragoon from ... read

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