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]

Initial release date: End of May 2018

  • Zack Fair - includes display stand and interchangeable hand parts.

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Initital release date: November 2018

  • Aerith Gainsborough - With interchangeable face parts & display stand, you can recreate various scenes.
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Final Fantasy VII Remake[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: April 2017

Volume 2

Initial release date: April 2020 - December 2020

  • Cloud Strife & Hardy-Daytona - 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.
  • Cloud Strife (ver. 2) - includes updated head sculpt to more accurately represent Cloud as he is in the game, Buster Sword, sword peg, extra hands, and display stand. Releases in August 2020.
  • Barret Wallace (ver. 2) - includes an updated face & arm sculpts, extra hands, a head without the glasses on, and display stand. A translucent material is used in this version where you can see Barret's eyes through the sunglasses. Releases October 2020.
  • Tifa Lockhart - includes a different head piece with a different expression, extra hair pieces, extra hands, and display stand. Releases November 2020.
  • Aerith Gainsborough - includes 2 extra head pieces with different expressions, extra hands, flower basket, Guard Stick, and display stand. Releases December 2020.

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.
Volume 3

Initial Release Date: February 2017

  • Sephiroth - includes extra hands, Masamune Sword, black wing and display stand.

Volume 4

Inital release date: November 2018

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

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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 2017 (NA)
Released to commemorate the HD remaster, Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age.

  • Balthier - includes Betelgeuse gun, extra hands, and display stand.
  • Judge Magister Gabranth - includes Chaos Blade and Highway Star (can be combined into one), extra hands, and display stand.
  • Fran - includes bow and arrow, extra hands, and display stand.

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)

Initial release date: December 2016 (JP), February 2017 (NA)

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Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: September 2016

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV[edit | edit source]

Initial release date: July 2017

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  • Nyx Ulric - includes pair of daggers, mask, extra hands and display stand.


Variant Arts[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.


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