Final Fantasy VII Remake Figurines are Now Available for Pre-Order, and Man Are They Gorgeous
Fans of Final Fantasy VII Remake rejoice, because there are several figurines available to preorder from both Amazon and the Square Enix store.
Figurine fans, this one’s for you. Both Amazon and the Square Enix online store has released several Final Fantasy VII Remake figurines for preorder including Cloud, Aerith, Tifa, Barret, and Sephiroth. There are two types: the first are three statuettes of Cloud, Aerith, and Sephiroth and second type are action figures.
For comparison’s sake, here’s how both Cloud figures look with the first photo being of the statuette and all the photos after it of the posable version:
The other big difference is the price. While the static versions range from $40 to $50, the posable ones are all priced at $155. A full breakdown of each figure and where to buy them:
Cloud: Statuette – $44.99 (Amazon), Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Tifa: Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Aerith: Statuette – $39.99 (Amazon), Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Barret: Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Sephiroth: Statuette – $49.99 (Amazon), Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Rude: Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Reno: Action Figure – $154.99 (SE Store)
Square Enix also has figurine sets currently on preorder of the main cast in their original PS1 polygon graphics, as well as a small figure set of the cast in their Remake incarnations. Keep in mind that both of these sets are blind boxes, meaning that the actual figures you receive are randomized.
If you’re interested in some great fanworks check out this lovely Jessie or Tifa fanart, a nostalgic 2D pixel art version of the title’s official art, and these gorgeous pieces of Cloud, Tifa, Aerith, and Sephiroth. DC artist Gabriel Picolo also made a beautiful piece starring Barret, Cloud, and Tifa sharing drinks in 7th Heaven.
Artists from other development teams have been joining in on the fun as well. In celebration of the release of Final Fantasy VII Remake, Bethesda Softworks and id Software recently released a special piece of artwork featuring the Doom Slayer. The artwork itself is a homage to the key art of Remake with Cloud and his Buster Sword overlooking the city of Midgar and the Shinra Electric Power Company. However, in this version it’s the Doom Slayer overlooking the depths of Hell while wielding the Crucible.
In an interesting twist, the director of Remake Tetsuya Nomura was the one to propose the original Final Fantasy VII‘s most shocking moment. As previously revealed, Final Fantasy VII Remake has many new elements to it and Scenarist Kazushige Nojima even explains how he rewrote Cloud for the remake. We also translated comments from Nojima about how Final Fantasy VII influenced Final Fantasy VIII. In an interview posted through Square Enix, Co-Director Naoki Hamaguchi and Producer Yoshinori Kitase talk about their reasoning behind making some bold changes for the remake of such a beloved game — namely why Sephiroth was introduced so early in the game.
We also translated the short film made to promote the remake. Square Enix, meanwhile, is currently working on the second and possibly last episode. Square Enix released a trailer revealing the theme song of the game called Hollow, along with with many iconic moments and returning faces from the original PS1 classic. If you’re interested in how the remake plays, check out both of our previews from E3 2018, as well as my own in-depth preview of four chapters of the game. Our Features Editor also wrote about how the remake won him over as a non-Final Fantasy fan.
Square also announced the Orchestra World Tour, which will bring orchestral performances of the upcoming game’s soundtrack to cities in the US, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, and Japan. The tour will start at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on June 14th, with the tour scheduled to run through February 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
Final Fantasy VII Remake finally released on April 10th after a one month delay and you can purchase the game from Amazon here. Check out our extremely comprehensive review of the title here. I wrote a pretty comprehensive beginner’s guide for players just starting out (including some handy Materia and weapon builds for Tifa) but you can also check out this incredibly intricate and damaging combo to see why proper character builds matter in Remake.