The Final Fantasy Play Arts action figures are a series of poseable figurines designed around a Final Fantasy character. Their likeness is intended to match the character's design in their original game. They usually stand at an average of 7 to 9 inches depending on the character. Some characters come with props such as weapons or vehicles as well as additional hands, feet, and heads in order to better customize the figurine into a pose of the buyer's choosing. Each figurine comes with an average of 20 articulation points.

In 2009, the Final Fantasy Play Arts -Kai- label was introduced, possessing improved articulation, more accessories, slightly larger sizes, and higher prices than regular Final Fantasy Play Arts action figures.

In 2014, the Final Fantasy Variant Play Arts -Kai- label was introduced, with designs of characters reimagined by various Square Enix artists.

Play Arts[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

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Volume 1

Initial release date: December 2007 (Japan)

The design of the Buster Sword is that from the original artwork rather than the updated design from the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII.

Cloud and Hardy-Daytona.

Deluxe Set
  • Cloud Strife with Hardy-Daytona - includes three extra hands, Buster Sword, sword peg, and display stand.


Volume 2
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Initial release date: June 2008 (Japan)

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit | edit source]

Volume 1
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Initial release date: August 2005 (Japan)

  • Tifa Lockhart - includes extra pair of bare hands, and display stand.
  • Vincent Valentine - includes Cerberus gun, extra hand, and display stand.
  • Sephiroth - includes two pairs of extra hands, Masamune, and display stand.
  • Cloud Strife - same headsculpt as the U.S. Cloud and Fenrir, includes extra hand, Fusion Swords (completed), and display stand.

Cloud with Fenrir.

Deluxe Sets
  • Cloud Strife with Fenrir (Advent Pieces Exclusive) - includes extra hand equipped with First Tsurugi (incomplete form), and display stand.
  • Cloud Strife with Fenrir (U.S. Version) - improved headsculpt, includes extra hand, First Tsurugi (completed form), and display stand.
Advent Pieces Cloud Strife Extra Parts

Shortly after the U.S. release of Advent Children Play Arts Volume 1, extra parts were released in Japan for those who purchased the exclusive Cloud and Fenrir included in the Advent Pieces set. Included in the set were: an extra head (with the U.S. version's superior sculpt), Fusion Sword (U.S. version), and an extra right hand to hold the sword.

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Volume 2

Initial release date: October 2007 (Japan)

  • Yuffie Kisaragi - includes extra pair of open hands, shuriken, and display stand.
  • Reno - includes extra pair of hands, Rod, and display stand.
  • Kadaj - includes Souba, three extra hands, and display stand.


Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

Volume 1

Initial release date: January 2009 (Japan)

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  • Zack Fair (SOLDIER First-Class) - includes Buster Sword, extra hand, and display stand.
  • Cloud Strife (Shinra infantryman outfit) - includes extra head (with helmet), rifle, tonfa, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Aerith Gainsborough (sleeveless white shirt and blue gradient skirt) - includes flower basket, and extra hands.


Final Fantasy VIII[edit | edit source]

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Initial release date: April 2006 (Japan)


Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

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Initial release date: August 2009 (Japan)


Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

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Initial release date: June 2006 (Japan)

  • Tidus - includes Brotherhood, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Yuna (Summoner outfit) - includes staff, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Auron - includes extra bare left arm, dangling sleeve, katana, and display stand.


Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

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Initial Release date: May 2003 (Japan)

  • Yuna (Gunner Dressphere) - includes extra pair of hands, hands equipped with pistols, and display stand.
  • Rikku (Thief Dressphere) - includes extra pair of hands, hands equipped with daggers, and display stand.
  • Paine (Warrior Dressphere) - includes extra left hand, right hand equipped with a sword, and display stand.


Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

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Initial release date: February 2007 (Japan)

  • Vaan - includes extra pair of open hands, Sword of Kings, and display stand.
  • Ashe - includes extra pair of open hands, Treaty-Blade, and display stand.
  • Balthier - includes extra pair of open hands, Betelgeuse gun, and display stand.
  • Judge Magister Gabranth - includes extra pair of open hands, Chaos Blade and Highway Star (can be combined into one), and display stand.


Other Series featuring FF Characters[edit | edit source]

Kingdom Hearts Volume 2[edit | edit source]

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Initial release date: April 2009

  • Cloud Strife (Olympus Coliseum outfit) - includes a bandaged Buster Sword, extra right hand and display stand.
  • Sephiroth (Olympus Coliseum outfit) - includes Masamune, extra left hand and display stand.



Play Arts Arms[edit | edit source]

In response to an overwhelming demand from fans, a supplemental set of weapons for the Play Arts action figures were created.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII weapons.


Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X Set[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VIII and Final Fantasy X weapons.


Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy XII equipment.



Play Arts -Kai-[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core[edit | edit source]

Zack Fair

Release date: End of May 2018(JP)

  • Includes Buster Sword, display stand and interchangeable hand parts.
Aerith Gainsborough

Release date: November 2018(JP)

  • Includes staff, interchangeable face parts, and display stand.

Final Fantasy VII: Dirge of Cerberus[edit | edit source]

Vincent Valentine

Release date: June 2018(JP)

Size: 10.8” (276mm)
Price: ¥16.280 JPY, $ USD


Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

Cloud Strife

Release date: April 2017(JP), June 2017(US)

  • Includes Buster Sword, sword peg, extra hands and display stand.

Size: 10.7” (273mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY (approx. $150 USD)

Barret Wallace

Release date: May 2017(JP)

  • Includes extra hand and display stand.

Size: 11.6” (295mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY (approx. $150 USD)

Cloud Strife (Limited Color Version)

Release date: October 31, 2017(JP)

  • Includes Buster Sword, extra hands, sword peg, and display stand.

Size: 10.7” (273mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[1] (approx. $150 USD)

Cloud Strife & Hardy-Daytona

Release date: April 10th, 2020(JP), April 10th, 2020(US)

  • Includes Buster Sword, sword peg, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Came only as part of the 1st Class Edition of Final Fantasy VII Remake, available only through the Square Enix store.

Size: Cloud: 10.5” (267mm) Hardy: 6.9” (175mm)
Price: ¥37,378 JPY[2], $329.99 USD[3]

Cloud Strife (Ver. 2)

Release date: September 26, 2020(JP), December 2020(US)

  • Includes Buster Sword, sword peg, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Updated head sculpt based on in-game 3D model.

Size: 10.6” (268mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[4], $154.99 USD[5]

Cloud Strife (Ver. 2 Limited Version)
  • Includes Hardedge, sword peg, extra hands, and display stand.

Release date: October 17, 2020(JP), November 2020(US) Size: 10.6” (268mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[6], $154.99 USD[7]

Barret Wallace (ver. 2)

Release date: (JP), November 2020(US)

  • Includes extra face, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Updated head sculpt based on in-game 3D model.
  • A translucent material is used in this version where you can see Barret's eyes through the sunglasses.

Size: 10.6” (281mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[8], $154.99 USD[9]

Tifa Lockhart

Release date: May 29, 2021(JP), February 2021(US)

  • Includes a different head piece with a different expression, extra hair pieces, extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 10” (254mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[10], $154.99 USD[11]

Aerith Gainsborough

Release date: July 10, 2021(JP), July 2021(US)

  • Includes 2 extra head pieces with different expressions, extra hands, flower basket, Guard Stick, and display stand.

Release date: (JP), (US) Size: 9.7” (247mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[12], $154.99 USD[13]

Reno

Release date: July 31, 2021(JP), August 2021(US)

  • Includes baton, four extra hands, two alternate heads, and display stand.

Size: 10.9” (276mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[14], $154.99 USD[15]

Rude

Release date: August 28, 2021(JP), September 2021(US)

  • Includes six extra hands, one alternate head, and display stand.

Size: 10.9” (278mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[16], $154.99 USD[17]

Sephiroth

Release date: September 25, 2021(JP), October 2021(US)

  • Includes Masamune, six extra hands, one alternate head, and display stand.

Size: 11.1” (283mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY[18], $154.99 USD[19]


Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children[edit | edit source]

Volume 1 Initial release date: October 2013

  • Rufus Shinra - includes alternate head/chest, shotgun, Jenova Box, extra hand and display stand.
  • Vincent Valentine - includes Cerberus, extra hand and display stand.
  • Yuffie Kisaragi - includes Shuriken, one pair of extra hands, one pair of hands holding Materia, and a display stand.

Volume 2 Initial Release Date: April 2015

  • Cloud Strife - includes Fusion Swords, extra hands, alternate arm and display stand.
  • Tifa Lockhart - includes extra hands, alternate head and display stand.
  • Barret Wallace - includes extra hands, Gattling Gun and display stand.
  • Red XIII - includes poseable limbs, moveable eyes, independently articulated jaw.
Sephiroth

Release Date: February 2017(JP), April 2017(US)

  • Includes Masamune, black wing, extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 11.2” (285mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[20]

Cid Highwind & Cait Sith

Release date: April 2018(JP), July 2018(US)

  • Cid includes spear, and four extra hands.
  • Cait includes Megaphone, two extra arms, and four extra hands. Can also be posed riding on the previously released Red XIII

Size: Cid: 10.47” (266mm) Cait: 3.35” (85mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[21]

Cloud Strife & Fenrir

Release date: November 2018(JP), February 2019(US)

  • Cloud includes extra hands, arm, 7 swords and display stand.
  • Fenrir includes sword storage parts, headlight and backlight light up.

Size: Cloud 10.9” (277mm) Fenrir: 7.09” (180mm)
Price: ¥40,480 JPY, $369.99 USD[22]


Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: January 2014 (Japan)

  • Yuna - includes extra hands, face part and display stand.
  • Tidus - includes Brotherhood, Blitz Ball, extra hands, face part and display stand.


Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: October 2016 (JP), February 17th, 2017 (NA)
Released to commemorate the HD remaster, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age.

Balthier
  • includes Betelgeuse gun, extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 11” (280mm)
Price: ¥14,080 JPY, $129.99 USD[23]

Judge Magister Gabranth
  • includes Chaos Blade and Highway Star (can be combined into one), extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 11” (280mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[24]

Fran
  • includes bow and arrow, extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 12.2” (310mm)
Price: ¥13,200 JPY (approx. $121 USD)


Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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Volume 1

Initial release date: December 2009 (Japan)

  • Lightning - includes two Blaze Edge gunblades (one sword form and one rifle form), extra pair of hands, and display stand.
  • Snow Villiers - includes extra pair of hands, and display stand.
  • Oerba Dia Vanille - includes two Bind Rods (normal and concealed form), extra pair of hands, and display stand.
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Volume 2

Initial release date: April 2010 (Japan)

Deluxe Sets
  • Shiva - features Stiria and Nix that transform into Shiva Bike in Gestalt Mode. Includes two display stands.
  • Odin - includes two swords and shield. Transforms into steed in Gestalt Mode.
Volume 3 (tentative)
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Initial release date: October 2010 (Japan)

  • Serah Farron - revealed in New York Toy Fair 2010, includes extra pair of hands (no weapons).


Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Volume 1
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Initial release date: late December 2011 (US and Japan)

  • Lightning - revealed in San Diego Comic-Con 2011, includes gunblade, shield, an extra pair of hands and display stand.
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  • Serah Farron- revealed in San Diego Comic-Con 2011, includes Starseeker (one bow form and one sword form), an extra pair of hands and display stand.


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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Volume 1
Initial Release Date: December 2013 (US and Japan)
Sold with Final Fantasy XIII -Lightning Ultimate Box- on November 21, 2013 (Japan)
  • Lightning - includes the Crimson Blitz, Twilight Lotus, an extra pair of hands, and display stand.



Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)[edit | edit source]

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Volume 1

Initial release date: July 2011 (JP), August 2011 (NA)

Volume 2

Squall Leonhart

Release date: December 2016 (JP), January 2018 (NA)

  • Updated figure with improved details. Includes Gunblade, extra hands, and display stand.

Release date: December 2016(JP), January 2018(US)
Size: 9.7” (248mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD

Lightning

Release date: January 2018(JP), April 2018(US)

  • includes Blazefire Saber, extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 9.84” (250mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[25]

Terra Branford

Release date: May 2018(JP), July 2018(US)

  • Includes her signature sword, a dagger, extra hands, and display stand.

Size: 9.72” (mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[26]


Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: September 2016 (JP), October 2017 (US)

Noctis Lucis Caelum
  • Includes his Engine Blade, Sword of the Father, and an extra pair of hands and display stand. The Ultimate Collector's Edition doesn't include Sword of the Father, but it has a Spear weapon instead.

Size: 10.6” (270mm)
Price: ¥14,080 JPY (approx. $130 USD)

Gladiolus Amicitia
  • Includes War Sword, extra hands and display stand.

Size: 11.6” (295mm)
Price: ¥14,180 JPY (approx. $130 USD)

Ignis Scientia
  • Includes pair of daggers, extra hands and display stand.

Size: 11” (280mm)
Price: ¥14,180 JPY (approx. $130 USD)

Prompto Argentum
  • Includes Handgun, extra hands and display stand.

Size: 11” (280mm)
Price: ¥14,080 JPY (approx. $130 USD)

Cindy Aurum

Release date: July 2017(JP), December 2017(US)

  • Includes toolbox, 2 wrenches, extra hands and display stand.

Size: 11” (280mm)
Price: ¥15,180 JPY, $139.99 USD[27]

Lunafreya Nox Fleuret

Release date: July 2017(JP), December 2017(US)

Size: 10.2” (260mm)
Price: ¥14,080 JPY, $129.99 USD[28]

Aranea Highwind

Release date: (JP), February 5th, 2018(US)

  • Includes hands, helmet, spear, a "dragon's tail" and a display stand.

Size: 10.4” (265mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[29]

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Nyx Ulric

Release date: July 2017(JP), October 2017 (US)

  • Includes pair of daggers, mask, extra hands and display stand.

Size: 10.6” (270mm)
Price: ¥16,280 JPY, $149.99 USD[30]


Variant Play Arts -Kai-[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: August 2014

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Limited Color Ver. Dragoon

  • Bahamut - includes display stand.
  • Dragoon - includes extra hands, Spear, Rapier and display stand.
    • A limited edition alternate color version was also released.
  • Hero of Light - includes extra hands, Cloth cape with wire, Attack effect parts and display stand.


External links[edit | edit source]

Citations
  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20210508092208/https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA22.html
  2. https://web.archive.org/web/20200814183132/https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GM01/SE_E1992.html
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20190611013048/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/562671/final-fantasy-vii-remake-1st-class-edition-ps4
  4. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA43.html
  5. https://web.archive.org/web/20210419174036/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/605352/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-cloud-strife-ver-2-action-figure
  6. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA43.html
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20201031170317/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/613385/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-action-figure-cloud-strife-ver-2-limited-version
  8. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA37.html
  9. https://web.archive.org/web/20210123194115/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/605347/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-barret-wallace-ver-2-action-figure
  10. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA38.html
  11. https://web.archive.org/web/20210309222023/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/605342/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-tifa-lockhart-action-figure
  12. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA39.html
  13. https://web.archive.org/web/20210330013858/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/605345/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-aerith-gainsborough-action-figure
  14. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA40.html
  15. https://web.archive.org/web/20210119213111/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/607614/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-reno-action-figure
  16. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA41.html
  17. https://web.archive.org/web/20210202212910/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/607617/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-rude-action-figure
  18. https://store.jp.square-enix.com/category/GD24/MFF7PA42.html
  19. https://web.archive.org/web/20210110174530/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/607619/final-fantasy-vii-remake-play-arts-kai-sephiroth-action-figure
  20. https://web.archive.org/web/20190622063434/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/418822/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-play-arts-kai-sephiroth
  21. https://web.archive.org/web/20201125132954/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/464732/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-play-arts-kai-cid-highwind-cait-sith-action-figure
  22. https://web.archive.org/web/20190118040104/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/482306/final-fantasy-vii-advent-children-play-arts-kai-cloud-strife-fenrir-action-figure
  23. https://web.archive.org/web/20191031043703/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/406392/final-fantasy-xii-play-arts-kai-balthier-action-figure
  24. https://web.archive.org/web/20201031172808/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/406397/final-fantasy-xii-play-arts-kai-gabranth-action-figure
  25. https://web.archive.org/web/20200726004945/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/460449/dissidia-final-fantasy-play-arts-kai-lightning-action-figure
  26. https://web.archive.org/web/20201031164122/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/465448/dissidia-final-fantasy-play-arts-kai-terra-branford-action-figure
  27. https://web.archive.org/web/20200927140056/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/436832/final-fantasy-xv-play-arts-kai-cindy-aurum-action-figure
  28. https://web.archive.org/web/20210120151940/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/440516/final-fantasy-xv-play-arts-kai-lunafreya-nox-fleuret-action-figure
  29. https://web.archive.org/web/20200614041039/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/447029/final-fantasy-xv-play-arts-kai-aranea-action-figure
  30. https://web.archive.org/web/20201101000723/https://store.na.square-enix-games.com/en_US/product/435358/kingsglaive-final-fantasy-xv-play-arts-kai-nyx-ulric-action-figure
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