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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NYCC 2014: Square Enix

Spider-Man, Catwoman, and Iron Man will be the newest inductions to Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai line and are some of the most exciting designs to grace the line. If that wasn't enough, fans can look forward to a Final Fantasy Creatu...

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Marvel at Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Iron Man

[UPDATE: New image] Hidemi Matsuzuka has tweeted two images of Square-Enix's Variant Play Arts Kai Iron Man. This marks the first Marvel character released in the Variant Play Arts Kai line. Square-Enix has always excelled at producing armo...

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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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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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Variant PAK Darkseid and Hawkman receive new photos

Square-Enix has chosen to threaten our galaxy with new photos of its upcoming Variant Play Arts Kai Darkeid and Hawkman. Darkseid previously appeared unpainted at Toy Fair earlier this year where he instantly attracted my attention and, tha...

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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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Fat Chocobo plush looks like tons of fun

Building on the hype of Theatrhythm: Curtain Call and the upcoming Static Arts Minis in the game's style, comes another character featured in the game, Fat Chocobo! And, oh my Gysahl Greens, does he make the perfect plush! Don't you ju...

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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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Square-Enix Theatrhythm Static Arts mini adds more characters

We have been tracking the Final Fantasy Theatrhythm Static Arts mini series since the first figures were spotted at last year's Tokyo Game Show. At that point, the only characters to be seen were Final Fantasy VII's Cloud, Sephiroth, and Ti...

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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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Fan makes Lego versions of Xenogear mecha

Dale North over at Destructoid posted about these custom Xenogears designs, up on user diegocabrera's Lego Cuusoo page. Built mechs include Fei's Xenogear, as well as the Fenrir and the Weltall. Be sure to check out diegocaberea's page and ...

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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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Now is your time to get Theatrhythm Final Fantasy figures

It feels like a long time since I first saw Square Enix’s Theatrhythm Final Fantasy figures painted. That was only in October, but now there’s no need for waiting because these mini figures are finally open for pre-order. There...

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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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Diamond Comic Distributors' top 100 bestsellers of 2013

Diamond Comic Distributors (parent company of Diamond Select Toys), North America's largest comic book store distributor, has announced its 100 top selling figures* for 2013. The resulting list contains items from Kotobukiya, Diamond Select...

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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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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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Buy a plush, get a special item in Dragon Quest X

Square-Enix's MMORPG, Dragon Quest X: Mezameshi Itsutsu no Shuzoku Online, may be limited to those in Japan (or those with Japanese Wii's, I suppose) but that shouldn't stop fans from being excited about the new round of plushes being relea...

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Tidus and Yuna re-mastered with some PAK photos

Official promo shots for painted Play Arts Kai Tidus and Yuna have shown up on Hidemi Matsuzuka's Facebook page. Tidus was previously seen unpainted at SDCC. Final Fantasy X has always evoked mixed feelings for me as it was the first Final ...

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Prototype Theatrhythm figures spotted at TGS

The recent Tokyo Game Show didn't just show off the latest and greatest in electronic entertainment; it also had displays of related merchandise to be released in the future. One example of this was a display over at Square-Enix's booth. Th...

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VPAK Aquaman, Cyborg revealed at Tokyo Game Show

[UPDATE: Cyber Gundam has posted additional images] Cyber Gundam has posted photos of the painted Variant Play Arts Kai Aquaman and Cyborg on display at Square-Enix's Tokyo Game Show booth. Cyborg looks incredible although, given the charac...

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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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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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Play Arts Kai Superman will be back in black for NYCC

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 is apparently a...


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