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CobaltDoomCobaltDoom8 vuotta sitten
Okay, Square Enix Products... You've made the entire main cast of FFXIII play arts figures. Now, you've released two FFXIII-2 figures, and now what? Well honestly, I believe you owe us a few characters. Two huge ones for example are Barret Wallace and Cid Highwind, for the FFVII Game Edition set. A lot of us would love to have them and complete the cast. Or, you could always release a FFVIII Vol.2. Maybe give us Zell, Quistis, and Irvine. I'd personally love to see FFX Vol.2, with Rikku, Lulu, and Kimahri, maybe Wakka if it's a 4-figure set. I know you'd never consider this, but perhaps a FFVI set? Terra's a beautiful character, and a Locke would be sick as well. You're obviously showing love to your newest games, but a step back wouldn't be a bad idea, in my opinion. And one other thing... RESTORE YOUR QUALITY CONTROL!!!! I bought a Cloud and Squall Dissidia Play Arts figure, and they both were in bad condition. They're not bootlegs, I bought them both at a local comic store. Or maybe even re-print some of your scarce figures, like FFX Yuna or FFVII Crisis Core Zack. I don't wanna be paying $100+ for a figure that was released at maybe $50. I already payed $85 for a used, bad condition FFVIII Squall figure, I do not want to relive that.
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JoniVeraTheir current quality is nothing like their beginning pieces (from TEN years ago). The FFX Bahamut was a thing of glory; articulated, stable, amazing paint and detail. All for 30USD. Then the Advent Children PA came about. Decent Scale, articulation, detail for the same price. Up until the FFX-2 line, CQ began to suffer.
Compare all that to their current PA line up (50 asking) and subpar Static Arts (which cost more than a premium Alter release !!) I'm convinced Square got cocky and think thier fans will buy anything (which is partially true.)
I find that thier Kai/black label line is in the same scale (but with more detail) as their first releases. But the QC yet again is hit or miss and the figures don't come with bases. I find that unacceptable.


Not amused at the lack of bases for the Kai line..but considering that the bases for the regular PA line were servicable at best? Not as much of a complaint!
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RKasa Deal Hunter ( =₃=)*
RolanMcDolanEver since the Kai line began, they've plummeted down the drain - doubling the price while reducing the quality and adding godawful knee joints.
Those damned Kai knee joints... I can't stand them -_-' Both of the Kai I've bought have been disappointing (to varying degrees), and I'm wary about getting any more.

JoniVeraI find that thier Kai/black label line is in the same scale (but with more detail) as their first releases.
Most Kai seem to be more to scale with later Play Arts. The earliest PA are the FFX-2 and Dragon Quest VIII ones, which are pretty small in comparison to those that came after.

For me, the peak of the Play Arts series were the Kingdom Hearts Vol. 2 figures, though Sephiroth from the first Advent Children set is a personal favorite as well.
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Their current quality is nothing like their beginning pieces (from TEN years ago). The FFX Bahamut was a thing of glory; articulated, stable, amazing paint and detail. All for 30USD. Then the Advent Children PA came about. Decent Scale, articulation, detail for the same price. Up until the FFX-2 line, CQ began to suffer.
Compare all that to their current PA line up (50 asking) and subpar Static Arts (which cost more than a premium Alter release !!) I'm convinced Square got cocky and think thier fans will buy anything (which is partially true.)
I find that thier Kai/black label line is in the same scale (but with more detail) as their first releases. But the QC yet again is hit or miss and the figures don't come with bases. I find that unacceptable.
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Got into this discussion not too long ago on Square Enix Members.
I'm an FF fangirl, and before I arrived here that was all I was collecting. Having gotten my hands on some Figma and even Revoltech, I then started to notice the QC on my much loved Play Arts. The discussion then veered into what exactly the problems were...but then a few points came to the surface.

Square Enix (and Squaresoft) is a game developer/company who just happens to also make figures. While they seem to have some pride over their merchandise, they will probably never have the detailing/paint jobs of someone like, say, Good Smile Comany who only ever makes figures. They are also Play arts meaning that they weren't neccesarily meant to be pretty, but loved and generally abused. Sazhy, yeah he's got some flaws, but I've had a lot of fun with him. Same with Sephy.

Now have I had issues with some of my SE figures? You betcha.
*glares at FF-X2 Paine, who has a knee joint that makes her bend unaturally*

Also, having said all of this, I wish they'd give other companies their licenses, especially GSC, which would be sweet. Revoltech...not so much. Was not happy with the job they did on Ed. >_>

There are many characters who could use some SE PA love. Just how many flippin PA of Chocoboy do they need to make?! They need to get off their butts and make a Wakka. And an Ultimecia. :3
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neptunecadet ~Sayonara no Tsubasa~
I agree with the quality control thing. Also, something else that bugs me about SE, is that on some figures, they'll have beautiful prototype images and then the real figure is...not so great... Example: ITEM #8015

Her prototype picture is great, but when you get the figure in real life...she looks like she wants to eat your soul.
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Their quality control are seriously way down than many others company...Cant really compare it..but figma with joints also looks better than play art kai figure...No offense but this is just my opinion
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Kousei ☆ ★ ☆
Honestly, I'd just want them to release that Rush that apparently they had planned on making but didn't.
The only Play Arts figure I own is Reno, and some of the pictures for the FFXIII characters made me hold off on getting them, so I don't know first-hand about the quality control. ):
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Risayla ◔‸◔
That's one of the main reasons I don't buy their PA's any more (except for the older ones that I have missed). I did buy the XIII "kai" ones but because of their poor QC I've decided not to buy any more. It's a shame really since PA's were one of the things that got me into figure collecting.
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Buying Play Arts. There's yer problem right there. Ever since the Kai line began, they've plummeted down the drain - doubling the price while reducing the quality and adding godawful knee joints. To add insult to injury, now they neglect their own properties (y'know, the ones that they don't let anyone else make figures of) and just try do do NECA/MacFarlane/DC Direct's Western-video-game schtick, only making worse figures than them at three times the cost. They're not going to listen to fans at this point. Believe me, I'd love love love FFVI PAs or FFIX Vol. 2 or Barrett and Cid. But it's not gonna happen at this point.
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Play Arts Kai figures are horrible in quality despite their hefty price tag.
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Buy from Japan. Easier than ever.

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