Trading Arts are a a line of collectible fixed-pose figurines produced by Square Enix of Final Fantasy and other Square Enix properties and licenses. Figurines are released as a series of sets or Volumes. They are normally made of PVC in full color, though some alternate versions were sometimes produced, such as "clear" versions, or in other materials, such as metal.
In Japan, the figurines are sold randomly in "blind-box" packaging and require assembly (so as to fit their packaging). Each series includes a secret character not present on the box art listing. In the US/International releases, the figurines are sold separately in blister packaging or in complete box sets and are fully intact. These releases, many times, will not contain all the figurines released in Japan.
Release date: April 2004(JP)
Volume 1 included the following characters:
- Cloud Strife - Final Fantasy VII
- Sephiroth - Final Fantasy VII
- Rinoa Heartilly - Final Fantasy VIII
- Vivi Ornitier - Final Fantasy IX
- Yuna - Final Fantasy X
- Lulu - Final Fantasy X
- Secret: Zack Fair - Final Fantasy VII
In the Japanese release, there were two different versions of each figurine, full-colored and single-colored metallic versions, making 14 different figurines in all.
Later in 2004, the set released in the US, but consisting of only four characters (Cloud, Rinoa, Yuna, Sephiroth). There were no metal versions of the figurines.
Release date: May 2006(JP)
Volume 2 included the following characters:
- Tifa Lockhart - Final Fantasy VII
- Vincent Valentine - Final Fantasy VII
- Selphie Tilmitt - Final Fantasy VIII
- Zidane Tribal - Final Fantasy IX
- Tidus - Final Fantasy X
- Rikku - Final Fantasy X
- Secret: Vincent Valentine in his Turks suit.
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
- Ramza Beoulve
- Delita Heiral
- Ovelia Atkascha
- Agrias Oaks
- JP exclusive: Balthier - Final Fantasy XII (appears as a secret character in War of the Lions)
Dissidia Final Fantasy Vol. 1
Release date: February 2009(JP)
This set was focused exclusively on the PSP game, Dissidia Final Fantasy. The figures ranged between 3.85 to 6.10" in height. It included the following characters:
Final Fantasy XIII Vol. 1
Release date: December 2010(JP)
This set was focused exclusively Final Fantasy XIII. The figurines ranged from 118.4 to 124mm in height. It included the following characters:
Dissidia Final Fantasy Vol. 2
Release date: February 2011(JP)
This set was focused exclusively on the PSP game, Dissidia Final Fantasy. The figurines measure 6.8 inches. It included the following characters:
Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia
Release date: February 2018(JP), August 2018(US)
This set was focused exclusively on Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia. The figurines ranged from 2.05” (52mm) to 2.32” (59mm) in height and came in two versions, Full Color and "Manikin" (clear) versions. It included the following characters:
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Release date: June 06, 2020(JP), June 2020(US)
This set was focused exclusively on Final Fantasy VII Remake. The figurines ranged from 3.54” (90mm) to 4.17” (106mm). It included the following characters:
Figures were sold in single blind boxes on the Japanese online store for ¥968 JPY or in lots of five blind boxes on the Japanese and US online stores for ¥3,872 JPY, $45.00 USD respectively, with no guarantee of a complete set of characters.