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Toy Fair 2015: Square Enix/Play Arts Kai

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Square/PAK unveil a slew of pieces inspired by all forms of media, from new and old licenses alike.

Batman, in particular, sees several new figures that run the creative gamut from traditional designs to the most, ahem, batshit crazy sculpts the Play Arts designers could dream up.  The Arkham Knight line, based on Rocksteady’s upcoming game of the same name, features comparatively more conservative takes on both an armored Batman and a baseball bat-wielding Harley Quinn.  Bats and Catwoman’s drastically stylized “Variant” figures were also on display along with a new series of “Timeless” pieces depicting the Batman in a series of different themed costumes.  The Wild West, Bushido, Steampunk, and Sparta models were on display at Toy Fair, each with the over-the-top level of detail and insane amount of articulation one would expect from PAK.

Their interpretations on the characters of Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel film were shown as well, but the real stand outs stemmed from Square’s acquisition of Marvel licenses for a new series of inventive takes on classic characters like Spider-Man, Venom, Iron Man, and Thor — each with a plethora of accessories and replacement heads and hands at the ready.  A painted version of Snake and a prototype of a young Revolver Ocelot from Metal Gear: The Phantom Pain were among the new items shown and will presumably launch within a window close to the game’s launch later this year.

Rounding out the new displayed items were an assortment of classic Final Fantasy characters in both the larger scale figure format and adorable Static Arts miniatures.  A slightly scaled-down showing from what we’ve seen in prior years from Square Enix/PAK, but high-quality new pieces to get excited about nonetheless.  Check out the gallery below to get a closer look at their killer showing.

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