#Play Arts Kai

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SDCC 2016: Square Enix

You can count on the Play Arts Kai brand to bring some unique (if not overly busy) interpretations of some of your favorite comic book characters. I found a couple such figures at the Square Enix booth at SDCC. They were part of the Play Ar...


The Tetsuya Nomura designed Hatsune Miku can now be yours!!

Bit late to the party but for those of you who remember the Tetsuya Nomura Designed Hatsune Miku and were not scarred for life, she is now available for pre-order on your preferred online store! It's just that.... Oh god, is it creepy!...

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PAK FFVII:AC Red XIII actually available for pre-order

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 June (by which I...

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Hatsune Miku goes from Letterman to new Play Arts Kai

[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 under 4 hours, t...

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Hideo Kojima teases Kid Mantis for Play Arts Kai line

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 because his lone a...

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SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Other Play Arts Kai

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 with its mech ...

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SDCC 2014: Square Enix - Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts

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 Diego Comic Co...

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

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 o...

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Painted PAK Fran coming to SDCC?

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 ‼︎" Fans will recall ...

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Tomopop Review: Square-Enix's Play Arts Kai Helena Harper

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 conspiracies (and, a...

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Square Enix reveals upcoming Play Arts Kai at E3 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 were two upcoming ...

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

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 opportunity to do so...

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Play Arts Kai Rorschach takes to the streets with new photos

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 at Toy Fair. Pos...

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Play Arts Kai MGS5 Quiet gets some more exposure

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 focus on the figu...

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Toy Fair 2014: Square Enix debuts its newest figures

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 far, so of course...

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New Variant Play Arts Kai Dragoon photos jump out

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 t...

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MGS 5 Play Arts Kai Quiet sneaks out for a preview

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, and he had some ...

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Hidemi Matsuzuka shows images of PAK Star Trek figures

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 figures at NYCC lo...

PAK Aquaman, Cyborg photo

Prepare to recruit PAK Aquaman, Cyborg to your team

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 take on tradit...

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Play Arts Kai Arkham Origins Deathstroke and Batman

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 character, this see...

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PAK Ground Zeroes Snake ready for pre-order action

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 pistol, combat ...

LR:FFXIII Lightning PAK photo

Lightning Returns: FFXIII Lightning PAK gallery

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 version of Lightning,...

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Take a look at Variant Play Arts Kai Aquaman and Cyborg

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 range, the robot wa...

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Play Arts Kai RoboCop pre-orders go online

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 the same airbru...

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Relieve your phantom pain with Snake and Skull Face

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 Rising Revengeance...

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VPAK Bahamut getting remodeled, size increase

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' proportions were inad...

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NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Comics/Movies

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 few old friends l...

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NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Final Fantasy

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, Warrior ...

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NYCC 2013: Square Enix - Video game franchises

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 Comic Con, we did ...

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NYCC exclusives round-up: Comics toys

[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 few extras fro...

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

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. While the absurdly...

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Variant PAK Supergirl, Superman have come to save the day

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 her Variant Play ...

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Play Arts Kai Variant Hero of Light now in Technicolor!

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 sculpt before, but...

Assassin's Creed PAK photo

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

[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 on display at SD...

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Limited edition colorway of Variant Play Arts Kai Batman

[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 of a "Variant"....


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