Square Enix Play Arts thread

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by QuantumShock, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Posts:
    3,209
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +10
    Is it time to give it a proper thread ? :D 

    I know there's some dedicated to FF and Bleach and Halo : Reach, hope this will be a started.

    Yes I used to laugh at Square Enix's Play Arts as I expected them only to milk Final Fantasy series to death. Then they churned out DmC, Bayonetta and surprised me with Halo Reach, Assassin Creed and Front Mission Evolved. Now today they blown me away with this :

    Vanquish :

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    DEUS EX !!!!

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Roanstalker

    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2006
    Posts:
    12,367
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +12
    I've probably said befoere. But the Play Arts figures are way too big for me. I dont mind scale issues, its just they're too big and hard to pose for me. And they also seem to be getting more and more expensive.
     
  3. LXL_Guy

    LXL_Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Posts:
    1,419
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    I just need to finally get a hold of Bayonetta and I'll be good for the time being. Otherwise I do love the intricate detail put into the figures.
     
  4. ZeroEdge

    ZeroEdge Geass'd

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Posts:
    7,245
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +1
    Only one I have is Bayonetta. I have an Nero in the box, but that got signed by Johnny Young Bosh...so in the box it stays.

    I might get another Nero because of how nice it looks, but other then that...the only one that really interests me is Big Boss.

    And yeah, Bayonetta is easily taller then any figure I own. So the height is definitly something that bothers me. The detail is really really nice though.
     
  5. magmatron

    magmatron Hyper Sentinel Force!

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Posts:
    3,366
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +5
    I just have to ask, any info on the release date?
     
  6. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    24,150
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +33
    Really excited for the Reach and Vanquish figures.
     
  7. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,411
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +919
    The upcoming Reach ones look fine design-wise, but they're colours are dreadful and they look too toy-like if that makes any sense.
     
  8. LXL_Guy

    LXL_Guy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Posts:
    1,419
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +1
    I just wished Play Arts Kai figs weren't so tall. I wonder why they decided to go to a bigger scale.
     
  9. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2007
    Posts:
    8,355
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +3
    this is the line the Bleach figures are bein released in isnt it? anyone kno when those are gettin released?
     
  10. starsaber888

    starsaber888 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Posts:
    1,006
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    hey guys, just wanna tell everyone that the Metal Gear Peace Walker Snake (sneaking suit ver.)has been reissued. i just bought one from amiami.
     
  11. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    15,014
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Long Island
    Likes:
    +37
    Twitter:
    I was wondering does anyone know does play arts have plans to do figures of any of the Disney characters from the Kingdom Hearts series? I have only seen Mickey.
     
  12. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +37
    Ebay:
    I have Bayonetta and Jeanne.

    I also have the entire FFXIII line...including both Odin and Shiva.

    My wife and I enjoyed 13 so much that when we saw the pics for the figures it was like...yup, those are coming home.
     
  13. 100% Mackem

    100% Mackem Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2009
    Posts:
    452
    Trophy Points:
    76
    Likes:
    +0
    Think I'll be picking up Nero shortly.
     
  14. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    It makes sense when properly translated to "These figures are awesome, but way out of my price range, so I have to look for ANYTHING to convince myself I don't want them."

    Because they look amazing, colors and all.
     
  15. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,411
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +919
    Except, no. Sorry to break it to ya, but Carter's not sandy blue and gray, he's cobalt and black. And they all have this "shine" to them that looks like plastic. Not cheap plastic or anything, but plastic. Makes more sense translated to "I'll buy these, but they're so expensive I must convince myself they're flawless and squelch ANYONE who says otherwise to surpress the niggling doubt that they amy not be 100% worth the investement."

    I actually do think Jorge looks good, not $50 good, but he's got nice colours, looks like he has good detail. I could afford him if I wanted, but I'm not going to pay money for something I don't want. What kind of logic is that?

    EDIT: Here's what I mean. Just comparing the colours:

    [​IMG]

    Seriously, the photography even looks like it's trying to make the figures look bland and boring, when they're all super-posable and whatnot. It's like the entire picture was desaturated in photoshop. The exception is Jorge, who's bright and even has the correctly coloured visor. (which the "official" McFarlane figure didn't even do)
     
  16. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    The in-game models look silly. I think SE has made them look 1000X better IMO. Makes the McFarlane toys looks like Playskool toys.
     
  17. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,411
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +919
    Okay, so are you being sarcastic or something?

    EDIT2: I'm not trying to be smart, I'm genuinely wondering. It'd be perfectly fine if you weren't, though.
     
  18. ZeroEdge

    ZeroEdge Geass'd

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Posts:
    7,245
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +1
    Is it just me or is trying to stand Bayonetta a PAIN?
     
  19. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    8,120
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +6
    I'm digging the finish of the Kai Reach figures, although they've definitely taken creative liberties with the proportions.

    The Mcfarlane figures are certainly more game-accurate as far as proportions, but if you want to talk about looking "plastic-y" and "shiny", they fit the bill pretty well. I'm not a fan of the "drybrush the hell out of it, it'll make it look gritty and realistic" mentality that the mcfarlane artists have taken with the reach paint jobs, and the molding of the culpts are very puffy looking, making them look more like lumps of PVC than ridged armor plating.

    In the picture above, just take a look at the sculpting on the legs of the mcfarlane figure next to the Kai version. Soft cast and toyish.

    EDIT: Bought Dante and Bayonetta online the other day. Will be interested to see how the PA Kais compare to the older Play Arts figures.
     
  20. InvincibleSoul

    InvincibleSoul Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2006
    Posts:
    56
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Likes:
    +4
    I just recently got Dante and Nero and despite their size I seriously don't think they compare to the older non Kai Play Arts ... Still ok just not as good imo .
     

Share This Page