The heroes and villains of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE… as action figures?From Cloud Strife to Rufus Shinra, we showcase ten of our favorite action figures based on the characters from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE!
The world of FINAL FANTASY VII is full of heroes and villains. From the stoic skills of Cloud Strife and powerful passion of Barret Wallace to the sinister machinations of Shinra', the games present a thrilling mix of good and evil that makes for incredible storytelling.
It also, as it turns out, makes for equally incredible action figures. The Play Arts Kai series in particular offers some pretty spectacular versions of these iconic characters, so today we thought we’d celebrate 10 of our favorite heroes and villains from the series… in their action figure forms!
First, let’s take a look at some of the main players of FINAL FANTASY VII. All of these characters featured prominently in FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE and will return in FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH too!
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE CLOUD STRIFE VER. 2 LIMITED VERSION
This man needs no introduction, surely? It’s Cloud Strife himself - and this limited edition action figure captures him in astonishing detail. It’s all there - his confident expression, his glistening earring, his surprisingly comfortable turtleneck and, of course, his Mako eyes.
This figure also comes with Hardedge - an awesome weapon with 一刀両断 emblazoned on the blade. That means ‘cutting into two with one stroke’… or in other words, stay out of Cloud’s way!
It’s available to order now:
A version that comes with the iconic Buster Sword also is available!
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - TIFA LOCKHART
Martial artist, brilliant bartender and pull-up pro, Tifa has a lot of aces up her sleeves (or gloves?). Now she can add ‘awesome action figure’ to the list. This Play Arts Kai action figure was a big hit, and due to popular demand, it’s getting a reprint.
It’s easy to see why - it’s an incredibly faithful figure of the iconic heroine, with everything from her costume to her hair recreated from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE. With multiple points of articulation and interchangeable head and hand pieces, it’s almost like she’s right there in the room with you, albeit shrunk down to action figure size.
She still can’t mix you up a Cosmo Canyon cocktail though. Action figure technology has only come so far.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - AERITH GAINSBOROUGH
Everyone’s favorite local florist makes for a beautifully detailed figure. Everything from her pink dress / red jacket combo to her flowing hair has been painstakingly brought over into this new form, with a frankly insane attention to detail.
Even the texture of her skin, clothes, accessories et Cetra has been modelled from the game itself in order to perfectly capture the sense of her character. She’s perfectly posable too, with multiple joints, swappable hands and head, and a range of accessories for her to hold, including her basket of flowers, and materia-socketed staff.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - BARRET WALLACE VER. 2
The leader of the anti-Shinra group Avalanche has broad shoulders, which he uses to metaphorically carry his team through the toughest situation. And literally carry his daughter Marlene.
All of that strength and resolve is on full display in this Play Arts Kai action figure, which features swappable pieces, translucent sunglasses, and multiple points of articulation so you can portray Barret in a wide range of actions.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE RED XIII
It’s not just bipedal heroes who get a Play Arts Action Figure - Red XIII is more than worthy of one too.
And what a figure he makes - his crimson fur is vibrant, textured and with a realistic gradient, his feathers are supremely detailed. He also has multiple points of articulation, including his eyes, jaw and flaming tail, so you can put him in lots of different positions.
It’s a stunning piece - and who wouldn’t want a fierce lab rat dog in their home?
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - YUFFIE KISARAGI
The star of FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE’s DLC, FF7R EPISODE INTERmission, joins the party in FINAL FANTASY VII REBIRTH - but she can join yours right now with this wonderful action figure.
She’s dressed in her ‘inconspicuous’ Moogle cape, which is just as attractive in miniaturized form as it is in the game. You can even remove the hood to better show Yuffie’s face.
Lots of points of articulation mean you can pose her in different ways, making it easy to capture the youthful energy she brings to proceedings. Her love of materia is also shown through one of her replaceable hands, which holds one of the green variety. Best not ask where she got it from.
The Villains / Antagonists
There’s an old saying that you can judge the worth of a person by the quality of their enemies. If that is the case, then the aforementioned heroes are great indeed. The forces standing against the crew are many and varied, but each one is a deeply compelling character… and an equally compelling action figure.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE RUFUS SHINRA
Cold, ambitious and utterly ruthless, Rufus Shinra cuts a fine figure here. The son of President Shinra features his look from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, with his long, flowing coat and dual guns. Also, you can change his head to one with his smug little smile - very in keeping with the character.
The weapons are particularly cool - the set includes two individual guns along with a third form with his weapons combined. If you’ve ever had the urge to replicate a certain rooftop boss battle in your own home, this figure makes it easy!
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - RENO
When Shinra wants something done, and with a little finesse, they call in the Turks. Reno is the most extrovert of the group, with his red hair, unbuttoned suit and powerful baton.
Rest assured that all this is captured faithfully in this action figure, which also features different heads that capture the different sides of his personality - goofy, quirky, professional and determined.
He’s a flashy foe and a fearsome force for Shinra in the game, and he’s equally impressive here.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - RUDE
In contrast to his partner above, Rude is quiet, calm and almost always professional. He is, however, equally deadly thanks to his impressive martial arts skills.
Not only is his physicality captured, so are his intimidating looks. From his earring to the texture of his gloves, the figure has been designed with an impressive level of faithfulness to his appearance in FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE.
And before you ask… yes, his sunglasses are removable. And yes, you’ll probably put them right back on - it just feels right.
FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE PLAY ARTS KAI ACTION FIGURE - ROCHE & MOTORCYCLE SET
The above figures are good and all, but want to really push it past the redline? Take a look at Roche here.
The speed-loving SOLDIER operative looks like he’s leapt straight from FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE, with his distinctive hairstyle and rebellious attitude written all over his face. Or at least one of them - you can swap out multiple heads, hands and even equip a weapon on his back or hand.
Of course, what would Roche be without his bike? It’s included in this set and it’s supremely detailed around the exhaust and engine. You can even use the stand to recreate his unforgettable wheelie pose from the game!
It’s available to Pre-order now:
That was just 10 of these awesome figures, but of course, there are many more available too. Want Jessie on a bike, Sonon, or even Sephiroth himself? Or to celebrate the lowly Shinra Security soldier? Or to recreate Wall Market with Cloud, Tifa and Aeirth in their finest frocks?
Head over the Square Enix Store to see the full range now!
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